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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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    The way she moves

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/09/2017

    » What's life like as the most in-demand luk thung star of the moment? After an unexpected catapult to national fame following PM Prayut Chan-o-cha's comment on her twerking, after a frenzy of media coverage sensationalising her stage name and persona, and after becoming an accidental symbol of youth and freedom, 19-year-old Lamyai Haithongkham has only one simple wish: more time to sleep.

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    Slow train to Korat

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/07/2017

    » "Where are you headed?"<br> The question broke the ice at the start of our long journey.

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    Making the cut

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/05/2017

    » During this time when Bangkok is being hit with unseasonal rainstorms, one of the major concerns many have when commuting and walking through the streets is the long row of trees -- big, tall, green, and with their branches entangled in power lines. It's an embodiment of possible danger ready to strike down unsuspecting souls.

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    Doing it for the children

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/01/2017

    » To oblige Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's Children's Day slogan "Thai children strive to study for national stability", we have listed educational places for children to visit this Saturday. Each institution is providing free entrance for children, a special treat for this annual national day for kids.

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    5 talking points in Thai entertainment

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/12/2016

    » A year of progress and disappointment in the arts.

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    An imperfect ride

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/12/2014

    » Initiatives to promote cycling are everywhere. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has organised activities to encourage people to use bicycles as part of their daily life. Even Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to see bike-friendly streets in Bangkok.

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    The struggle of youth

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/11/2014

    » At just 17-years-old, Saranya Wasandee has been appointed vice-president of the Children and Youth Council of Nonthaburi. Serving at both municipal and national level, the Council enables young people to come together, organising activities and seeking co-operation from the public sector in enhancing the voice of Thailand's youth.

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    Shortening the supply chain

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Following the government's decision to make long-awaited rice payments to some of the farmers affected by the previous administration's failed rice-pledging scheme, the topic of the domestic rice market has once again become a hot-topic.

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