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    Rescued rector tells of night adrift at sea

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/12/2015

    » Kasetsat University rector Bodin Ratsamithet was full of praise for the fishing boat that rescued him after he spent a night adrift at sea in the Gulf of Thailand after being tossed from his jetski on Sunday.

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    Rights groups call for end to child marriage

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 31/07/2018

    » Rights activists have called on the government and Muslim leaders to take legal action against a 41-year-old Malaysian man who controversially married an 11-year-old girl from Narathiwat province and prevent such a case from happening again.

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    Envoy queries Korea award for Jatupat

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/05/2017

    » The Thai ambassador to Seoul has written to a human rights award committee in South Korea asking it to reconsider honouring jailed activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa this month, who stands accused of breaking lese majeste and other laws.

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    Activist goes missing amid land dispute

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/04/2016

    » A land rights activist and community head embroiled in an encroachment eviction row has disappeared after last being seen walking with his dogs in Chaiyaphum's Khon San district.

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    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

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    Take a leaf

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/03/2019

    » In the factory grounds of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district, stands an ordinary two-storey building. Small, old and fairly nondescript, it is nevertheless guarded around the clock and equipped with a security system. This is because its upper floor is a restricted zone where the first lot of 140 cannabis plants will be grown for R&D and medical purposes.

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    Bad education?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Sex is rarely a topic we discuss freely in Thailand. Shunned in our conservative culture, sex -- as a topic of discussion -- is received with either embarrassment, shame or laughter, not to be taken seriously or with a straight face.

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    Toffees can't seem to escape Z Cars

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 09/02/2019

    » When the Everton players walk out onto the Vicarage Road pitch at Watford today, for a moment they could be forgiven thinking they are playing at home. The Toffees will be greeted by the strains of the Z Cars theme tune, which also heralds their appearance at their home ground of Goodison Park.

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    Outstanding films of 2018

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/12/2018

    » From the spiritual to the scary, many genres had quality offerings.

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    Supreme Court forces nationalism into movie theatres

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Amid rising Hindu nationalism, the Supreme Court of India has ordered theatres to play the national anthem before films and directed moviegoers to stand at attention -- no excuses. The Indian constitution is a wonder of the world, but this decision undercuts free-speech and individual rights at a moment when the country can ill-afford it. The court, which has the final word in interpreting the constitution, can still reverse itself. And it should, because the court's job is to protect rights, not to impose duties and obligations when the legislature has not done so.

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