A Bangkok Post columnist and long-term resident of Thailand, Robert Halliday, passed away on Saturday at the age of 74 after nearly two months in hospital following a severe case of pneumonia.
Mr Halliday went to work in one of the refugee camps in the north east of Thailand in the mid-1960s, during the Vietnam War and later decided to settle in Bangkok. He taught at Chulalongkorn University and became a popular staff member of Bangkok World before it was taken over by the Bangkok Post.
Mr Halliday wrote about a variety of cultural subjects including classical music, cinema and literature using various pseudonyms such as Ung-Aang Talay, Plalai Faifa and Jingjo Dam Na Buriram.
His funeral service was held at Wat Thepleela, Ramkamhaeng 39.
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