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  • OPINION

    Win-win in Bang Saen

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 02/09/2019

    » A recent article on Thailand's Bang Saen seaside town undergoing a major makeover to accommodate an ageing society put a smile on my face as the reality of reaching the day I become a senior citizen fast approaches.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ways of dance

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/01/2018

    » Israeli dancer/choreographer Roni Chadash's passion for her craft has played an instrumental role in her ability to address her inner demons.

  • LIFE

    Ending statelessness

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 08/07/2019

    » A veteran advocate for the rights of stateless communities in Thailand, Tuenjai Deetes has for close to half-a-century devoted her life to helping them achieve their rightful status in a nation they have resided in for long enough to love and cherish as their own.

  • THAILAND

    Temporary relief

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/04/2019

    » Since early January, Prim* has been suffering from respiratory medical issues that her doctor attributes to the hazardous fine-dust particles known PM2.5. Residing in one of the most impacted areas of Samut Prakan, she is at her wits' end whenever heavy particulate matter or a high PM concentration level is reported along the route she takes to work and back.

  • LIFE

    The personal writ historical

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/10/2018

    » Sawangwongse Yawnghwe has lived the life of an exile. A celebrated Shan artist, Sawangwongse channels his experience into paintings and installations that bring to the table issues pertaining to a large spectrum of political views.

  • LIFE

    Guardian angels

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Chaiwat Duangkem receives a bone-chilling call from a frantic woman, whose mentally unstable husband is in the middle of committing suicide. As team leader at privately owned ambulance service Medical Safety Team (MST) Thailand, which caters largely to mentally ill individuals, he learns that members of the patient's family restrained the hallucinating man, who is profusely bleeding from a self-inflicted wound but refuses to go to the hospital, before calling MST as their last resort.

  • LIFE

    Hope for the Future

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/03/2018

    » Migrant workers, like other kinds of workers, struggle to advance in the hierarchy of the job market. But for them, the endeavour is particularly daunting, with lack of opportunities, financial means and connections.

  • LIFE

    Being Thai, on the fly

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Once a stateless boy, today Mong Thongdee remains stateless as a man. Eight years ago when he was 12, Mong was in every newspaper's headlines when the Chiang Mai-born son of Myanmar migrant workers won a national contest for paper planes and was chosen to represent Thailand at a competition in Japan.

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