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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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    Facing the music

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/10/2014

    » In the 1960s, Filipino musicians ruled the nightlife music scene in Bangkok. Popping into a bar or hotel lobby to watch them perform was once a mark of sophistication, at a time when the ability to sing in English was special and rare.

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    The Golden Years

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/08/2018

    » Dressed in white jumpsuit Vijitra Kanthawivorn, 73, a retired nurse from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, gestured for a group of her friends to sit next to her as the screening of the film was about to begin.

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    Unshackling the mind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/01/2018

    » Former death row convict Phat-it Jinwuth didn't find life after death. Still living and praying, the 41-year-old has found that dhamma has given his life a purpose.

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    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

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    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

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    True essence of Islam

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/01/2015

    » On a recent afternoon it was business as usual at Haroon Mosque, a 150-year-old Muslim enclave neighboured by a Buddhist temple, Catholic church and the gleaming new French embassy. Residents went about their daily chores before the call for afternoon prayers sounded from the mosque. Savouring the centuries-old community's laid-back feeling were a couple of European tourists who wandered around with their cameras.  

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    How the old stay young

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/12/2018

    » Despite being 65 and frail, Auntie Pim, a retired nurse, doesn't miss a day of her workout classes at the Lumpini Youth Centre and Sports Club, which aside from sports activities for the youth offers retired folks classes on classical Thai music, painting and other arts-based activities.

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    Weathering the storm

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/07/2019

    » Annie*, a vibrant 21-year-old interior designing major, fell to her death from her high-rise condominium in the heart of Bangkok on a Saturday morning. It was the day she was expected to join a family excursion upcountry.

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    Seeing the signs

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/03/2019

    » Despite her promising future, Nui* -- an attractive office secretary in her early 30s -- decides to live stream her suicide attempt on Facebook by taking an overdose of painkillers to get back at her cheating husband.

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