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  • THAILAND

    A glimmer of hope in dark times

    News, Published on 23/02/2020

    » The recent wave of shootings and constant fear over the coronavirus recalls what Claudius said in Hamlet: "When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions". And these "battalions" of sorrow have been plunging Thais into deep depression.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping the faith: No stopping Nana clan

    News, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Ever wondered why there's a BTS Skytrain station called Nana? What about Sukhumvit Soi 4 going by the same moniker? Meanwhile, foreign tourists like to be shocked by Nana Plaza, one of the most famous red-light districts in Bangkok that adopts the same family's name.

  • THAILAND

    The lure of a quick baht

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 10/11/2019

    » The high profile and number of victims in the alleged Mae Manee and Forex-3D Ponzi schemes raise the question of whether netizens' increased awareness is an effective shield against such decades-old tricks.

  • THAILAND

    A month of many traditions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting, is practised by Muslims around the world, including Thailand. Having begun earlier this month, it is a time for Muslims to practise self-restraint, by not just fasting from dawn to dusk from food, drink, sexual activity, impure or unkind thoughts, and more. Ramadan is also a time of reflection.

  • THAILAND

    Fighting for hilltribes' rights

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 10/06/2019

    » When the House convened early on the morning of May 25 to vote for the House Speaker, Nattaphon Suepsakwong was among 498 MPs who took the oath of office. However, he had made the longest journey to the parliament because he is a hilltribe man.

  • THAILAND

    Worlds apart: Maniq confront modern life

    Spectrum, King-oua Laohong, Published on 27/05/2018

    » A cluster of children from the Maniq ethnic group are doing something their ancestors may have never been able to picture -- watching a TV show.

  • THAILAND

    Mysterious death hints at foul play

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 12/08/2018

    » Last month, the body of a 21-year-old woman was found in the passenger seat of a car that had crashed into a tree at 2am, in Nong Bua Lamphu province, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

  • THAILAND

    'I sold the piano and bought a camera'

    Spectrum, Published on 03/12/2017

    » Journalism requires taking risks beyond the regular (and sometimes legal) call of duty. When breaking news happens or an injustice is found lurking in the shadows, journalists are often the first ones there to shed light on the stories that impact society's most marginalised. It requires a deep passion for sharing people's stories with the rest of the world.

  • THAILAND

    For the love of paperback books

    News, Itsarin Tisantia, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Now that people can read anything online, the act of reading has changed quite a lot. However, many readers still say that printed books play a significant role in their learning.

  • THAILAND

    Beating bipolar

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Mariah Carey is probably good at keeping secrets. For almost 20 years, the American superstar was trying to sweep under the carpet her struggle with mental illness. So when she opened up to People magazine last month that she has been treated for bipolar disorder since 2001, millions of her fans were stupefied.

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