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    Mind the generation gap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 17/07/2016

    » They wear deep red lipstick modelled after their idol, Taylor Swift. They worship the Apple and Visa brands, and enjoy music ranging from One Direction, DJ Calvin Harris and The 1975, as well as lesser-known performers with niche followings.

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    Caught in the madness of the system

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 08/05/2016

    » The solider pointed towards Bandit Aneeya, the man the legal system has previously found to be insane, identifying him as the person who allegedly committed lese majeste. Bandit, who sat quietly throughout the court session on Wednesday as testimony from two prosecution witnesses was heard, flashed a smile.

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    Where hope has vanished

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 21/08/2016

    » It was the spot where the villagers had found the chequered loincloth of missing land rights activist Den Khamlae a week earlier. Banjong Sanitnit, Den's brother-in-law, stopped at a nearby tree. He lit six incense sticks and poured rice whisky into a clear plastic cup so that it was a quarter full. And then he prayed.

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    The invisible workforce

    News, Published on 23/12/2018

    » This year saw the government achieve some success in its efforts to deal with illegal migrant workers, a problem often linked with forced labour and human trafficking.

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    Innocent furniture assembler or thief?

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 29/07/2018

    » Anon Lachanthuek, 43, making a living as a furniture assembler, had no idea he was carrying around "evidence" of a crime until police sought his arrest for alleged burglary on Jan 26 this year.

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    A life in limbo

    Spectrum, Published on 06/05/2018

    » It is Monday morning in Suan Phlu, Bangkok. Its streets as busy as usual -- motorbike taxis rushing by, vendors selling fruit on the corner, a Koel singing its annoying song and someone somewhere cooking fish. The city is full of life. And yet, just a few hundred metres from the air-conditioned cafe in which I am sitting, more than a thousand men, women and even children are deprived of the ability to take part in this life. Seen from the soi's main street, the unassuming complex bears an equally unassuming sign which reads "Immigration Bureau". The building conveys little of the reality behind it.

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    The movers and rule-breakers marking 2017

    Spectrum, Published on 31/12/2017

    » From flooding and fugitive former prime ministers to murders, unexplained deaths and a bitter row over coal-fired energy, these stories made the headlines in Thailand this year By Paritta Wangkiat and Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai

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    Murder probe points to 'mastermind' Nitiwadee

    News, Published on 25/12/2016

    » The murder probe of Jakkrit Panichpatikum saw several twists and turns until the Min Buri Provincial Court handed a death sentence to his widow Dr Nitiwadee Pucharoenyos last week.

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    Five more years? Concern as military gets out the vote

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 10/07/2016

    » The coup-makers have spent over two years asking Thais for a bit more time to restore happiness to the country. Now, they are asking for another five years -- and they've asked community leaders to spread the message.

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    Cat and mouse: Accused tiger trafficker slips authorities' net

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 26/06/2016

    » It was the middle of a bright day in 2010 when the buyer set off in a truck with a cage on the back to pick up a tiger. In the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, he picked up two traffickers, and they drove two hours southwest to Chaiyaphum.

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