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    In tune with the times

    B Magazine, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

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    A guide for art lovers in the Lion City

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/01/2017

    » To those with plans to travel to Singapore in upcoming weeks, make sure to take a breather from all the shopping and indulge yourself in a dose of art and culture at Singapore Biennale 2016.

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    Subversive, perverse, funny, honest?

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Joan Cornellà's art isn't for the sensitive of heart. Masked in bright colours and empty smiles of his characters, his comics are vile, controversial, politically incorrect and uncomfortable. But to the right kind of person, they're absolutely hilarious.

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    Beat the abusers

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/02/2019

    » According to the World Health Organization, one out of three women experiences physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in her life. It's a widespread and silent epidemic -- especially in Thailand, where domestic violence is viewed as a normal part of society and culture.

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    Sadly, barbarism begins at home

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Early last week, the world watched with bated breath to see if Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun would be sent back to what she feared would be her inevitable death in Saudi Arabia. The 18-year-old had renounced Islam (a crime punishable by death) and run away from her family, accusing them of physical and psychological abuse.

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    Stopping the heinous crime of child-sex abuse

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/02/2018

    » Parents sexually abusing their own three-year-old son to make easy money online, child molesters working as primary school teachers, Buddhist monks running child sex rings. Time and again, Thailand has produced some incomprehensibly awful news headlines, and time and again, it seems like nothing is getting done. With women now getting their voices and stories heard in the powerful #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it seems like we should also start focusing on those who are still voiceless: children.

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    Breaking through the glass ceiling

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 24/01/2018

    » Earlier this month, the lush oasis of the Canadian ambassador's official residence was buzzing with a rare kind of energy. Sitting down were 25 young, strong and talented female leaders from 14 countries across South and Southeast Asia -- from Afghanistan to Nepal, from Maldives to Laos, in addition to Thailand.

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/11/2017

    » If the World Press Photo Exhibition teaches us anything about the world we live in, it's that it is equal parts beautiful and equal parts ugly. The ugly, though, tends to stick. Pollution, assassinations, wars and mutilated animals: they're images that are hard to get out of your mind. They're images that make you question whether humanity has any dignity left. But they're images that the world needs to see to wake up and make a difference.

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    Facing up to sexual harassment

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Ever since The New York Times and the New Yorker published their explosive articles on Harvey Weinstein's repulsive serial sexual assaults, every day, a new round of accusations have surfaced, and every day, a rich and powerful man is finally being held accountable.

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    The missing link

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/08/2016

    » With Morocco recently joining Asean's Treaty of Amity and Co-operation (TAC) in late July, it's expected that the once-missing link between the African region and the Southeast Asian region will start to open up, drawing in more businesses, political relations and tourism from both sides.

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