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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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    By way of the Great White Water

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A career diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Thailand Donica Pottie has felt right at home in her host country since arriving last year.

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    Grim realities

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/09/2017

    » Hajee Ismail has hardly slept since receiving news late last month from his family in Buthidaung township that the Myanmar military had begun a brutal crackdown of Rohingya villages in Rakhine state. Ismail's community where he once played as a young boy had been burnt down.

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    Drought of understanding

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/11/2015

    » Today is Loy Krathong. People from all walks of life will be celebrating this beautiful festival of lights with family and friends by floating their krathongs decorated with banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks.

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    The boy racers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Pimply faced teenage schoolmates Art, Odd and Arm have one common passion: street motorcycle racing. It is an illegal passion, but a hobby they say has earned them the love and attention they do not get at home.

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    Paying cops peanuts is pure negligence

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/07/2015

    » If you have been reading crime news recently, you will have noticed a disturbingly common theme running through most of the stories — namely, police negligence. The Thai police's competence in managing crime professionally has been questioned time and again. We often hear in the media about how cases dismissed by the police due to insufficient evidence are then reopened because a relative or friend of the victim finds there was foul play and requests for the case to be reviewed. Thanks to social media, we get to view police brutality at its worse. 

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