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    Coming to terms

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2017

    » A man with short hair -- wearing a sarong around his chest the way a woman would -- is seen frolicking alone happily on a crowded beach. Lost in his own world, he seems unfazed by the scrutiny and strange looks from children, women in hijab, and men in skullcap. In the background, the sound of Islamic prayers can be heard.

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    The scourge of fake news

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/07/2018

    » Last week before the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in Tham Luang cave had been located, dubious online news sources proclaimed they had been found, prompting cheers on Facebook -- only to be dismissed minutes later. The next day, the cycle repeated. Later in the week, there was even "news" of a body being found, believed to be one of the boys. It spread and was later snuffed, since it simply wasn't true.

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    Life, liberty, the pursuit of marriage

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/06/2018

    » US ambassador hosts Bangkok's annual Pride reception

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    The craft of running performance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/01/2018

    » For a century-old business, thriving in today's competitive world is about embracing age-old craftsmanship while pursuing modern technical ideas. This principle was apparent when we visited Mizuno's head office in Osaka recently.

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    Special needs, special tactics

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/09/2014

    » Way down a soi in the Lad Phrao area, a blue house with a red gate set into a brick wall painted white has a most welcoming feel to it when I drop by one sunny day. Inside, there is a small grassy area with a covered sandpit. Children's bicycles are piled in one corner and a vegetable garden can be seen at the back of the property. This is MA Home Play, a cosy refuge on Soi Nak Niwat 48 which caters to children battling autism and other learning disabilities.

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