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    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

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    New Year ignites tourism

    News, Published on 03/02/2019

    » Red lanterns are not only lighting up Phuket during the Chinese New Year festival, but also delighting tourist operators.

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    Parsing the fat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/09/2018

    » The idea of shedding kilos in this weight-obsessed society has gone beyond paying pricey gym membership fees and hiring a personal trainer to build the perfect body. A number of women who feel they're overweight shift from one diet to the next in hope of possessing a figure that is as close as possible to the standards of the fashion and beauty industries.

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    Mysterious death hints at foul play

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 12/08/2018

    » Last month, the body of a 21-year-old woman was found in the passenger seat of a car that had crashed into a tree at 2am, in Nong Bua Lamphu province, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

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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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    Weaving a new way of life

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 01/04/2018

    » Six years ago, a village home to the Khmu hill tribe was devastated by heavy flooding and mudflow in tambon Muaeng Kai of Chiang Mai's Mae Taeng district.

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    Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/07/2017

    » A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of him masturbating had been distributed online and he wanted it removed.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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    The sex workers embraced by the wrong arms of the law

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 24/07/2016

    » Strolling around downtown Udon Thani, visitors quickly gain the impression it is not much different from other major cities in Thailand. The locals are genuinely friendly and the streetscape consists of the usual food stalls, mega shopping malls and night market, adding a big-city vibe to the culturally rich northeastern hub.

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    Small distributors screened out of exclusive reel estate

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 05/06/2016

    » Film distributor Thida Plitpholkarnpim knows better than most the struggle to get independent films and documentaries into major cinema chains.

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