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    The real reason Grab is winning: service

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Taxi and motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital were once again up in arms last week when they heard that their arch-rival Grab Thailand, the local operating arm of the Singapore-based start-up hailing service app, might be getting the green light by the government to operate legally.


    The future, left behind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/11/2018

    » When private companies are willing to pump a staggering 54 billion baht into a business venture like Iconsiam, just imagine what they are capable of doing to develop the potential of the country's workforce and education for the underprivileged.


    Fight animal cruelty

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Abusing or endangering animals, both wild and domesticated, in the guise of entertainment is an act of cowardliness that should be dealt with harshly.


    Is Myanmar ready for major change?

    Asia focus, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Business opportunities seem to be booming in Myanmar but are the people ready? It's the first thought that came to my mind as my taxi took me through the evening rush-hour traffic in Yangon.


    A safer internet for children

    Asia focus, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/12/2016

    » The internet is an extraordinarily powerful tool but unsupervised use in the hands of children can lead to devastating consequences. Curiosity can get the better of them, even when their intention is entirely innocent -- searching for a favourite band on YouTube for example.


    Anger management needed to curb youth violence

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/05/2016

    » Firearms and youth violence has once again consumed innocent lives. It has become a worrisome social ill that continues to sporadically surface from time to time, with no signs of abating. In most cases, it is found that the perpetrators were either on drugs or under the influence. Their vicious acts are either documented on closed-circuit television or put on social media after a witness takes a video clip.


    Business fights and disabled rights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2016

    » A labour report last week stating that more than 40 local firms were being taken to task by the law for declining to assist the disabled got me concerned over the lack of empathy some entrepreneurs have towards one of the most marginalised groups in society. The report went on to say assets of 44 companies could be foreclosed and sold to raise money, which would go into the Disabled Works Fund because the businesses in question refused to contribute to the fund, set up to raise the quality of life of the disabled in Thailand. The firms were warned to pay up but refused.


    Police need image makeover

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/10/2015

    » The utter mayhem that unfolded a few weeks ago in the vicinity of Phuket's Thalang police station between officers and disgruntled residents who accused them of causing the death of two young drug suspects saw the type of carnage we have not seen in a while. 


    Stronger together

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries, was hit by two massive earthquakes that left a trail of destruction in April. Instead of opting to become despondent over the incident, the Nepali people seem to have banded together to survive the ordeal in a rather gallant manner. The disaster maimed, killed and left thousands homeless. Through the misfortune, however, locals have united, putting their neighbours' needs before their own. This is what I experienced during a recent trip to Nepal, home to Mount Everest. 


    The ongoing fight for children's rights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/06/2015

    » One need not look too far to realise that a Thai child's basic right to life and development is violated daily. Physical and emotional abuse aside, vulnerable children are also easy prey to unscrupulous sex offenders and traffickers.

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