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    Thai activist gets political refugee tag

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/11/2018

    » Anti-junta activist Chanoknan Ruamsap, who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with lese majeste, has received political refugee status from the South Korean government.

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    Suu Kyi's wavering political stance

    News, Nehginpao Kipgen, Published on 04/11/2016

    » There has been an online campaign calling for the confiscation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to now Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991. The petition demands the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to "take back" the prize and argues that it should be awarded to "only those who are serious in keeping the world peace".

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    Skill builder

    Asia focus, Published on 23/09/2019

    » For a person with a world-class list of accomplishments and awards, Harriet Green is refreshingly humble. And on hearing the passion in her voice when she talks about education, I could not help but be inspired by her words.

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    The S.L.P. Experience

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 15/09/2019

    » When Sergio Lorenzo Pizzorno came out with his first solo single, Favourites, back in June, we were pleasantly surprised. The song, an unlikely collaboration with UK rapper Little Simz, gave us an early glimpse into what could be expected from Pizzorno's solo project -- a whole lot of wacky swagger coated with a good amount of sonic experimentation. Listening to it closely, you can easily detect that indie impishness of his band Kasabian as well as the genre-hopping tendencies of Gorillaz. It's an impressive balancing act of breakbeat backdrop and funky basslines that sounds entirely new and familiar all at once.

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    Separating fact from fiction

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Last October, Singapore's online news channel Asia One reported a gruesome story from Thailand. It alleged that a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok served human flesh to diners. The news went viral, and was quickly picked up by various news outlets worldwide, including The Sun and the Daily Mail in the UK, and Newsweek in the US.

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    Myanmar's military commander-in-chief on the rise

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 02/02/2018

    » Myanmar's military chief, Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, has become the man of the moment in the country's unfolding political crisis. While he and the country's civilian leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, may not trust each other, he has become increasingly her indispensable ally amid the increasing international turmoil surrounding the government's handling of the Rakhine crisis.

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    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

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    Crown of respect

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/03/2019

    » On DVD I have just finished watching seasons one and two of The Crown, the acclaimed docudrama which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II up until the early 1960s. I understand that season three is in production and that it will continue this scrutiny of Her Majesty and the royal family.

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    Abhisit OK working with military

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he wants "a mandate from the ballot box straight away" to become Thailand's next prime minister, that he would join a no-confidence motion against a future Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if there were "good reasons" and categorically rules out supporting any future coups -- although he's open to working with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) "if the government is not corrupt and will not carry on with non-democratic processes".

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    Shostakovich in the spotlight

    Life, Published on 19/02/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana continues its bounty of classical music with "Li-Wei Qin Plays Shostakovich", a concert highlighting works by two of the greatest composers of the 20th century -- Dmitri Shostakovich and Jean Sibelius. Dedicated to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, the concert which is part of RBSO's "Great Artists Series" programme is set to take place on Friday at the Thailand Cultural Centre.

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