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    Israeli solutions

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 25/04/2016

    » Simon Roded, the Israeli ambassador to Thailand, said he belongs to a generation that grew up without television and had to rely on books borrowed from a public library to keep himself entertained. Now Roded is rarely seen without his iPad, with a rim-torn cover, as he is a sort of e-book advocate for their convenience and speed.

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    Smiling in plain view

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 08/10/2014

    » It's very rare for him not to smile. He smiles when he speaks. In fact, he even smiled when he was hauled into a police truck on the night the military announced Thailand's 19th coup. He also smiled — as some photographs showed — when he was subsequently brought back twice to a military camp.

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    The silent leader

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 24/06/2016

    » Justice and equality are ingredients of a sustainable democracy, says Phuangkaew Sartprung, 74. Phuangkaew simply echoed what her father had adhered to throughout his life.

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    Leading the way

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 11/04/2016

    » Although a small country surrounded by hostile neighbours, Israel still shines economically. The Thai public are probably not aware of the people's extraordinary traits that make them some of the world's great innovators.

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    In search of elusive peace

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 23/02/2016

    » The only thing that will resolve the violence in the Deep South is peace dialogue  -- this could be just a dull, standard statement. But the proclamation bitterly uttered by those living amid the tense ideological and physical struggles in Thailand's southernmost provinces, where nearly 7,000 have died in the past 12 years, deserves respectful heed.

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    Bridging the divide

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 04/02/2014

    » When peace talks between the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) began last February, residents in the deep South were upbeat as a glimmer of hope was visible. The process hasn't been easy, and adding to the complication is the political crisis in Bangkok, which has suspended most other affairs in the country over the past three months.

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