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    The Deeper South

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/08/2017

    » In the contemporary art created by Muslim women from Thailand's restive southern provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, there is a depth that reaches out and speaks to the heart.

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    Why Chiang Mai is the place to be this weekend

    Life, Published on 14/07/2017

    » There's a couple of reasons for you to be in Chiang Mai this weekend and next.

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    The women of Wanita

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/03/2017

    » Nine years ago, Ropita Mahamat almost lost her son in a shooting incident, a dishearteningly familiar story in the Deep South. One night at 9pm in Pattani, her son was picking a relative from a pondok school when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him -- or, more likely, on someone else, though the bullets hit him. This circumstance, like so many similar ones in the region, was never clearly explained.

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    It's all go

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Ever since its release on August 6, Pokemon Go has taken Thailand by storm, prompting hordes of enthusiastic players of all ages and genders to take to the streets in search of these virtual critters. It has also come with news of accidents (or near-accidents), a national security debate (seriously?), a ban threat (already denied) and academic seminars on the impact of the game on society.

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    Home away from home

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/07/2014

    » It is the final week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. During the day, one of Ramkhamhaeng’s busiest roads, Soi 53, is still devoid of activities. But come sunset, as the muezzin calls for evening prayer from the nearby mosque and announces the time of the fast-breaking meal, the soi comes alive and the air is filled with chatter and aroma of food and tea.

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    Bridging the divide

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 04/02/2014

    » When peace talks between the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) began last February, residents in the deep South were upbeat as a glimmer of hope was visible. The process hasn't been easy, and adding to the complication is the political crisis in Bangkok, which has suspended most other affairs in the country over the past three months.

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    Caught in the crossfire

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/10/2013

    » Many Muslim Thai students opt to further their studies in the Middle East for better career options. Some are there to master the Arabic language, while others decide to study Middle Eastern history. However, the Arab Spring has led a number of them to return home unexpectedly. Life speaks with two Thai students who studied in Egypt and Libya about issues they encountered there.

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    Recording unheard voices

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2013

    » Farina So believes in the power of oral history. Collecting and studying historical information through interviews with Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the three restive southern provinces of Thailand, for instance, can help officials in charge of reconciliation better understand the issues residents are facing. And So ought to know, because the 33-year-old heads the Cham Oral History Project at the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam).

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