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    Prostitution laws 'in need of overhaul'

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 03/07/2016

    » One of Thailand's leading sex worker support groups is calling for an overhaul of prostitution laws, saying police raids targeting sex workers were doing more harm than good.

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    Labour day promises

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 02/05/2012

    » At the big Labour Day gathering at Sanam Luang the PM and Deputy PM promised to fully implement the minimum wage policy and tackle the cost of living, but labour leaders asked for more.

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    First day rituals

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/08/2011

    » Before a new Thai cabinet minister can begin work there are important rituals and offices alterations to be done.

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    'My country's got' these socio-political ills

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 02/11/2018

    » The explosive Rap Against Dictatorship music video that has taken Thailand by storm has raised myriad socio-political questions and issues. Known in Thai as <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i>, the sensational music video has been viewed on YouTube more than 25 million times in just 10 days in a country of 69 million people, a feat in its own right and a record for its artistic kind in Thailand. How this five-minute rap song in the Thai language has done so much says a lot about where Thailand has been and where it is going.

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    Recalling the Royal Cremation

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 14/10/2018

    » Saturday marked the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's passing away. Apart of love and lingering sadness among Thais, what remains vivid in the collective memory is the image of the Royal Crematorium used for the Royal Cremation.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    Foreigners join mourning Thais

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 26/10/2017

    » As hundreds of thousands of Thai mourners swarmed the Sanam Luang ceremonial grounds Wednesday, ahead of the royal cremation ceremony Thursday for the late King, some foreigners also came to join the nation in bidding a final farewell to the beloved late King of Thailand.

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    An almost forgotten glory

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » It was a fine sunny day when more than 70 culture vultures strolled the old Front Palace (Wang Na), the palace of viceroys in the early Rattanakosin period, near Sanam Luang, to learn about its history, importance and changes. Anyone wanting to know the old palace as more than just the National Museum Bangkok can follow the footsteps of the recent "Walk With The Cloud: The Hidden Palace", led by Khun Sirikitiya Jensen, an official of the Fine Arts Department and the youngest daughter of Princess Ubolratana.

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    An appreciation of a remarkable king

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 16/10/2016

    » Not being Thai, whatever I say concerning His Majesty the King will be inadequate. But having lived in Thailand for the past 47 years, I feel like he has also become my king and I would like to at least attempt to express my admiration for what he achieved in his 70-year reign.

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    Bringing back the forgotten palace

    Life, Published on 12/06/2018

    » While the Grand Palace is world famous for its palatial architecture, the old Front Palace, or Wang Na, of ancient viceroys is hidden in obscurity although its beauty is second to none. Today it is just known simply as the National Museum Bangkok, rather than a palace with deep historical and artistic significance.

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