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    Family of woman 'abducted by N Korea' renews search plea

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 15/09/2015

    » The family of Anocha Panchoi, a Chiang Mai woman believed abducted by North Korea nearly four decades ago, is renewing their plea to the United Nations and the governments of Thailand, Japan and South Korea, to bring her or her remains back home.

  • NEWS

    Curbing the bully state

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Thailand's first-ever draft law to protect people from being abducted illegally by state officials is making its journey through the National Legislative Assembly.

  • NEWS

    Help for families whose children go missing

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Some desperate mothers of missing children are still waiting for their beloved ones to return 10 years after they went missing.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/01/2017

    » 1. It is an unfortunate fact that in the real world it is often the good guys are at a disadvantage. To commemorate and honour the humanitarians and environmentalists who gave up their lives protecting the rights and environment of their local communities, the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BACC) will host the For Those Who Die Trying exhibition, featuring photographs showcasing 59 human rights and environment activists who have been murdered or abducted over the last 12 years. The exhibition will begin on Jan 31 and will continue until Feb 5. On opening day at 10am, a documentary about the photographs made by human rights activist Luke Duggleby will be screened and the 90s String Quartet will perform.

  • OPINION

    Our newest mission is to love the bomb

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Like all soap addicts, I caught glimpses of the debut episode of the television series Love Missions last week. Not a strand of hair misplaced despite his dangerous expedition, Capt Purich (played by Sukollawat Kanarot) enters a red zone to battle terrorists after they've abducted foreign delegates from a conference in Bangkok. "This act of terrorism has a big boss behind it," intones the captain.

  • NEWS

    Kidnapped Thais safe, says Surapong

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/08/2013

    » Four Thai workers abducted in southern Nigeria are safe and a Thai diplomat has been sent to the area to help secure their release.

  • OPINION

    'Khon' dance no reason for discord

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/12/2018

    » Members of the public this week rejoiced as the <i>khon</i> mask dance earned global recognition with Unesco adding it to its cultural heritage list after a long wait.

  • NEWS

    The khon spectacle is merrier than ever

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The Support Foundation's annual khon performance never fails to entertain its audience. This year's instalment is a hugely enjoyable production of The Allegiance Of Phiphek episode from the Ramakien. The acting, dancing, costumes and props are as impressive as ever. And while the production may be restricted to a slightly more economical setting, this has been compensated for with funnier dialogue, including plenty of satirical gags riffing on current events.

  • OPINION

    Khashoggi saga packs punch

    News, Maysam Behravesh, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The disappearance and possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a long shadow over Saudi Arabia's global image. If the Saudi government did in fact kill or kidnap him, the crime would have significant implications for Middle East politics.

  • NEWS

    The return of royal khon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 26/09/2018

    » The wait is over for the return of the annual khon masked dance. The much-loved performance by the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (Support Foundation) of HM Queen Sirikit under the Reign of King Rama IX will make a comeback at the Thailand Cultural Centre from Nov 3 until Dec 5, this time featuring an episode called The Allegiance Of Phiphek.

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