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    Ex-Post writer honoured

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/01/2018

    » <i>Bangkok Post</i> writer Paritta Wangkiat on Thursday won first prize in the print category of Amnesty International Thailand's 2017 Media Awards.

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    Myanmar security forces 'setting northern Rakhine ablaze'

    Reuters, Published on 15/09/2017

    » YANGON: The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a "mass-scale scorched-earth campaign" across the north of Rakhine state was unmistakably ethnic cleansing, while Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees -- although authorities on the ground might restrict access 'for security reasons'.

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    News, Published on 28/01/2018

    » Awarded: By Amnesty International to former Bangkok Post reporter Paritta Wangkiat, a trophy for a coup-era story on a fearful village in the North. The story on May 28 of last year showed the fearful state of Ban Kong Phak Ping village after a soldier murdered 17-year-old native son Chaiyaphum Pasae, and the army then concocted a lying, impossible story to try to justify and cover it up.


    Knives are out in death penalty row

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/06/2018

    » To execute or not to execute, the question weighed on Thai society in the past week with the force of righteous anger. It is a tough question, one that lays bare the complex intersection of morality, law, religion, belief, value, and even the position of the country on the spectrum along which the international norm is moving.


    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

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    Furore surrounding cadet's death puts military under microscope

    News, Published on 26/11/2017

    » After the story of the controversial case surrounding the death of 18-year-old cadet Pakapong Tanyakan broke over the past week, Thailand's military was thrust into the spotlight once again.


    A sad end to popular online comic strip Khai Maew

    News, Pirongrong Ramasoota, Published on 22/01/2018

    » Last Thursday, the Facebook page of the famous online political cartoon Khai Maew vanished from the social media site where it earlier had resided on Facebook as "cartooneggcat" for the past one year, eight months and three days. While the page's disappearance was sudden, the cause remains unclear.

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    Tip of the iceberg

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Myanmar's government and entirely out-of-touch military soiled themselves again, over the Rohingya issue of course.


    Journalists under increasing attack in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Deeksha Sharma was scared and baffled at the same time when she received a death threat on her WhatsApp messaging account on Sept 16.


    Coming to terms

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2017

    » A man with short hair -- wearing a sarong around his chest the way a woman would -- is seen frolicking alone happily on a crowded beach. Lost in his own world, he seems unfazed by the scrutiny and strange looks from children, women in hijab, and men in skullcap. In the background, the sound of Islamic prayers can be heard.

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