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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Tough love

    Published on 15/11/2016

    » After only eight episodes, GMM Grammy’s new drama SOTUS the Series is already dominating the airwaves. And the show is not only successful in Thailand but across Asia as well, with large audiences in China and Taiwan. Based on a popular yaoi novel by author Bittersweet, the show tells the story of love and friendship between two university students.

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    Lighting the dark

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/10/2016

    » I am an American who had the privilege of living in Thailand under the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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