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  • 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

    Living in limbo

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/03/2017

    » It is hard not to get noticed in a sea of Thai faces when you are Middle Eastern. Being a refugee in Thailand, which is very "grey" on such status, will only add to the predicament.

  • LIFE

    A special kind of glory

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/08/2016

    » After the high-profile Rio Olympic Games, a much-less-publicised event follows. The Paralympic Games will take place from Sept 7-18, also in Rio. Forty-six Thai athletes with disabilities will be going all out to clinch a podium finish, while the Paralympic Committee of Thailand has a set an initial target of four gold medals, the same number they won in London four years ago.

  • OPINION

    Tackling child pornography on all fronts

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/09/2015

    » To stem the proliferation of child pornography in Thailand I believe it will take more than just a stringent set of penalties for offenders.

  • LIFE

    Facing the music

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/10/2014

    » In the 1960s, Filipino musicians ruled the nightlife music scene in Bangkok. Popping into a bar or hotel lobby to watch them perform was once a mark of sophistication, at a time when the ability to sing in English was special and rare.

  • LIFE

    Labour of love

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

    » Today there are more than 70 million refugees and displaced people. What's more worrying than that figure is that this is the highest level of displacement in almost 70 years.

  • THAILAND

    Remaking a life from prison

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/07/2019

    » Launching her career as a barista behind bars wasn't exactly how former drug convict Oui*, a vibrant young mother, envisioned her life turning out.

  • THAILAND

    A better you behind bars

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/06/2019

    » Although drag queen Golf* and tomboy Tee* are so different especially in terms of outer appearance and gender identity, they have one thing in common. Both -- representing the LGBT community at the Chanthaburi Provincial Prison -- have used their talents to become role model prisoners.

  • LIFE

    Listen to her

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/06/2019

    » Twenty-four-year-old Bee* has been living with a verbally abusive husband for years. One day, out of desperation, she tells him she will go to the police. He threatens to kill her if she ever leaves him. He brings home a gun to show that he means business.

  • THAILAND

    Conquering new heights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/05/2019

    » Wasunun Angkulpattanasuk's life as Thailand's top national women's ice hockey goalie has been marked with two pivotal accomplishments that have built her into one of the most competent athletes in the squad.

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