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    Buddhist student wins suit

    Published on 15/03/2014

    » NEW ORLEANS - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit sparked by the treatment of a Buddhist student of Thai descent whose parents say he was harassed at a Louisiana school that aggressively pushed Christian beliefs.

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    Paradise lost

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/08/2013

    » The words "national park" should convey the spirit of conservation and a well-protected space of natural beauty. But in Thailand, sometimes the parks are beset by scandals and controversy that also imply problems: law violation, land disputes, poaching, encroachment and environmental abuses.

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    Reversing the rot

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/09/2013

    » When one thinks of Rayong, what are the images that spring to mind? Is it a picture of Sunthorn Phu - the late renowned poet, the province's famous native _ or the outlandish image of petrochemical factories at Map Ta Phut belching fire and smoke?

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    Medical malpractice in Thailand: Part 2

    Spectrum, Angus Mitchell, Published on 21/07/2013

    » Last week, we introduced you to the legal definition of medical malpractice, which is professional negligence by an act or omission of a healthcare provider where the treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death of the patient. We outlined both the civil and criminal laws that govern medical malpractice lawsuits, and the possible compensation one could receive depending on the injury suffered. Today, we would like to delve further into what happens when medical malpractice occurs, as well as legislation currently before parliament that offers additional protections to victims of medical malpractice.

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    Enduring rituals

    Life, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 12/02/2013

    » Serenity covered the tiny Devastan Shrine on Din So Road as a stream of worshippers entered the main gate into the elegantly-decorated place. It was late into the night, but no one seemed to mind.

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    Old village show gets a modern lift

    News, Nopparat Kingkaew, Published on 26/01/2013

    » Jariang Baroen is still a feast for the eyes and ears for the older generation but time and modernity have caught up with it.

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    Theravada goes to China

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 04/08/2012

    » When the first Thai temple of the Theravada doctrine opened in China, the story emerged of the unique way it was conceived and built and, more significantly, who was behind it.

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    Still relevant?

    Life, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/07/2012

    » Mention the Traibhumi to a group of Thais, young or old, and the reaction is likely to be an outbreak of yawns. If, that is, anyone even knows what you are referring to.

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    The fabric of society

    Muse, Published on 28/04/2012

    » Her Majesty the Queen was allergic to dust, her deputy private secretary Thanpuying Charungjit Teekara recalled. Yet, the Queen would gradually roll out and closely inspect sheet after sheet of dust-tinged woven fabrics brought to her by the late Thanpuying Suprapada Kasemsant, Thanpuying Charungjit and the special team who were sent to scout the rural areas in the northeast of Thailand in search of the cultural heritage hidden in the threads of this home-made commodity.

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    Do not pass

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/03/2012

    » The recent fight between BTS security guards and an Irish man over his daughter's balloons at Phrom Phong station produced one good thing. It's now etched in people's minds (probably for the first time) that innocent balloons are forbidden within the Skytrain system because they are inflammable and, therefore, considered a threat to passenger safety. There goes our plan to suck in helium and talk funny to pass time on the train.

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