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    Ruling on rape

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Rape always brings with it devastation -- to the victims, their families and even the public that learns of such crimes. The condemnation is loud, a cry for harsh punishment up to the penalty of death -- a solution many believe can put an end to rape.

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    Darkness and despair

    Life, Published on 03/07/2018

    » Grandpa Thanit* went missing from home six months ago. Besides living with Alzheimer's, the resident of Prachuap Khiri Khan province -- who is believed to be 100 years old -- had a string of age-related health issues that impacted his ability to recognise friends and family. This made it more difficult for his family to locate him after he left home while family members were at work.

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    Day of the dead

    News, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Members of an ethnic Mon family in Bang Kradi perform a traditional dance, but their intent is not to catch the attention of neighbours and tourists visiting Bang Khunthian district in Bangkok. The show, which is called Ram Phi Mon, or Mon ghost dance, is specifically organised to please the ancestors of long-deceased relatives. Held once every 10 years, the tradition is believed to help descendants expel evil spirits from the deceased and bring them good luck.

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    Eating Amid The Great Outdoors

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 17/12/2017

    » I may not have to explain how much fun it is to picnic. When asking family members or your loved ones to go on a picnic, chances are everybody would say yes. Organising a picnic trip requires finding (sometimes booking) a scenic spot and preparing food and drinks for your outdoor dining. This might be a little extra work, but it's worth it.

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    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.

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    Thais brighten Aussie oasis

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 05/08/2018

    » There's nothing like a challenge from a cynical sibling to plunge yourself into a new adventure.

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    Gee, what comes after G?

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 06/05/2018

    » Little Potae came to stay with me over the school holidays. His parents went to the South to work on a construction site. Could he stay at my place while they were down there?

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    Weaving communities together

    Life, Published on 26/02/2018

    » More than a decade ago, no one in the northern province of Lamphun gave much attention to "geographical indication", a status that identifies a product with its specific origin. But today the province is renowned for the implementation of geographical indications, or GI tags, that can improve the quality of pha mai yok dok Lamphun, a well-known hand-woven silk brocade that has intricate and elegant designs.

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    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

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    A reluctant star

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 19/12/2017

    » Jay Fai usually opens her shop around 3pm. But these days, no matter how early you get to Mahachai Road, it's likely you'll find a commotion and a line of people waiting for a seat. Plastic chairs have been put out on the footpath, but an army of cameras and phone-toting would-be customers still stand in front of the kitchen and reservation tables, hoping to catch a glimpse of the "omelette queen" herself.

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