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    Fight animal cruelty

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Abusing or endangering animals, both wild and domesticated, in the guise of entertainment is an act of cowardliness that should be dealt with harshly.

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    Police need image makeover

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/10/2015

    » The utter mayhem that unfolded a few weeks ago in the vicinity of Phuket's Thalang police station between officers and disgruntled residents who accused them of causing the death of two young drug suspects saw the type of carnage we have not seen in a while. 

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    Stronger together

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries, was hit by two massive earthquakes that left a trail of destruction in April. Instead of opting to become despondent over the incident, the Nepali people seem to have banded together to survive the ordeal in a rather gallant manner. The disaster maimed, killed and left thousands homeless. Through the misfortune, however, locals have united, putting their neighbours' needs before their own. This is what I experienced during a recent trip to Nepal, home to Mount Everest. 

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    Stay calm and don't let the bigots win

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 08/04/2015

    » Dealing with racism takes a fair amount of patience and emotional maturity. In fact, if done in a calm, cool and collected manner, it can reap long-lasting benefits. An example of this is a story I saw in the news recently of a migrant Indian taxi driver who turned a racist encounter in Darwin, Australia into an opportunity to feed the needy.

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    The elephant in the room, and what must be done

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/03/2013

    » The "white gold" trade is taking its toll on elephants and their numbers are being decimated at an alarming rate. The ivory trade is booming thanks to the "looking the other way" of officials in charge as greased palms bring some sort of justification of this heartless crime. To be fair, there are those who become the voice for these victims and of their safety and well-being. Although this trade's roots can be traced back to days gone by, what is causing concern is the rate of deaths occurring each month.

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