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    A special kind of glory

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/08/2016

    » After the high-profile Rio Olympic Games, a much-less-publicised event follows. The Paralympic Games will take place from Sept 7-18, also in Rio. Forty-six Thai athletes with disabilities will be going all out to clinch a podium finish, while the Paralympic Committee of Thailand has a set an initial target of four gold medals, the same number they won in London four years ago.

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    Trafficked into misery

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/05/2017

    » The Mae Hong Son sex trafficking scandal, featuring underage teen prostitutes, has opened a can of worms after the province's governor Suebsak Iamwichan and senior police officials were implicated for their alleged involvement.

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    Southern provinces need a flood of generosity

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/01/2017

    » Since the beginning of January much of southern Thailand has been swamped by heavy rain, causing massive flooding in several provinces. Besides human and animal casualties, infrastructure in many areas has taken a beating, slowing the process needed to assist flood victims in hard-to-access areas.

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    From laughingstock to educator

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/05/2016

    » Tongta Jamroenjai, 25, has come a long way since the day her male homeroom teacher punished her for wearing lingerie by making her stand in front of the entire school in just her bra and school shorts.

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    Miss muscles

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/08/2015

    » Physical fitness trainer Nontanutda Ammart hasn’t let fame get the better of her.

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    Skills to start again

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/04/2015

    » Repeat drug offenders Pongsakorn Katsorn and Boworn Premsi, 19 and 18, are determined to clean up their act after they complete their sentences at Chon Buri's Baan Bueng Vocational Training Center.

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    Sending up red flags

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/04/2015

    » Of the 24.7 million foreign tourists that visited Thailand last year, nearly 5 million were Chinese. More are expected to arrive this year, especially during national festivals such as this week's Songkran.

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    Pure intentions

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/04/2014

    » Merit-making takes different forms, but for Supamit Kitjapipat, managing director of Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa Chiang Mai, it means organising charity art auctions to raise funds for a good cause.

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    Putting the customer first

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 27/02/2014

    » After three decades in her present job, Rumpa Vichienwan is someone her staff know they can always bank upon. As manager of Bangkok Bank’s Sunthorn Kosa Road branch, she believes in being a hands-on boss and can often be seen assisting tellers manning the public counter whenever she can spare time from her own busy schedule.

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    The biggest winners

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/04/2013

    » Traffic policeman Nithat Si-sard's mammoth 144kg frame offers little hint of what he once had: the physique of a body builder. A glimpse of that old self emerges, fleetingly, when he flexes whatever is left of his chest muscles.

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