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    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

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    Taking on an ocean of waste

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 29/07/2019

    » Debris, plastic bags, plastic bottles, straws. These are things that should never end up in the stomach of a sea creature. Yet this is a depressingly common occurrence, as veterinarian Weerapong Laovechprasit has discovered in his work at the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The autopsies he has conducted have turned up rope, Styrofoam, coins and worse. The huge quantities of waste in the oceans is proving fatal to creatures both great and small: sea turtles, dolphins, even whales.

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    The ignorance of convenience

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/01/2020

    » It's fair to say that the campaign to reduce single-use plastic bag at major retailers and convenience stores since the beginning of the year has not been entirely smooth. While many understand the environmental concerns driving the campaign, there are still a great deal of people who can't look past the minor inconvenience of doing without plastic bags.

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    To use is to reuse

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 13/01/2020

    » Funny photos taken at supermarkets and convenience stores across Thailand were circulated on New Year's Day, showing customers carrying unusual containers like a construction cart, a cement bag, a plastic bucket and even a stainless-steel cooking pot to use as substitutes for plastic bags.

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    The demon in the bottle

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 22/10/2019

    » At the age of three, Pu* was forced by his divorced father to beg for money at a flyover. Whenever the boy returned home empty-handed, his father, a drunk, would beat him. Eventually, someone reported the situation to the police. Pu was taken away from his abusive father and raised in a foundation.

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    Marine life drowning in a sea of debris

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Three Bryde's whales were recently founded dead in the Gulf of Thailand in Samut Prakan, Chumphon and Surat Thani. After autopsies, the director of the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Centre, the Central Gulf of Thailand found that fishing gear and marine debris were among the major causes of death. These endangered species must have come to the surface of the sea to breathe, getting themselves injured by fishing gear such as nets. Marine debris also troubled the whales' digestive systems, causing them to become sick, grow weak and die.

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    Crisis vs tradition

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 05/02/2019

    » Like many other Thai-Chinese descendants living in Thailand, Pornthip Thongprasert is looking forward to Chinese New Year, when she can pay respect to Chinese gods and her ancestors. But this year she faces a tough decision. With the hazardous PM2.5 smog that has been wreaking havoc on the city for weeks, whether or not to keep alive the tradition of burning incense sticks, candles and joss papers that would increasingly pollute the air puts her in two minds.

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