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    Puff away pain

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/05/2017

    » Marijuana is a two-sided plant. Despite its medicinal benefits especially for severe pain management, marijuana -- or weed -- is known to be one of the most abused drugs in the world, giving a euphoric high, and even delusions and hallucinations if smoked too much.

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    Chit Phumisak, on stage

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Splashing Theatre returns to the stage with Teenage Wasteland: Summer, Star And The (Lost) Chrysanthemum, a play inspired by the life and work of Chit Phumisak. At times moving, at times frustratingly obscure, Thanaphon Accawatanyu's ambitious new creation makes a subtle statement about institutional violence against Thai youth and political dissidents.

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    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

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    Changing US security priorities could spell opportunity for Japan

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/11/2016

    » China's influence on Southeast Asian security will grow, with its diplomatic clout increasing if Donald Trump makes good on promises of less intervention abroad and a concentration on rebuilding the US economy rather than extending its security reach, say experts.

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    Joshua Wong due to mark Oct 6 events

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Lessons learned from the youth-led Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong will be conveyed by Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong for the 40th commemorations of Thailand's Oct 6, 1976, massacre.

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    Beijing plays, Hun Sen dances

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/02/2017

    » The ever-contentious One China policy has flared up again, but this time the spark did not ignite over the Taiwan Strait or across the Pacific Ocean. Rather, it was here in Southeast Asia, Cambodia to be specific, when Prime Minister Hun Sen banned the Taiwanese and Tibetan flags.

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    The private and public pain felt around the world

    News, Published on 16/10/2016

    » From Sydney to San Francisco to London, the pain of thousands of Thais living across the globe was clearly felt after His Majesty's death was announced on Thursday.

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    A different kind of prison

    Muse, Published on 17/09/2016

    » Insein Prison, an infamous cell in Yangon, has been notoriously known for its abysmal condition. During the 1980s, the Myanmar junta used the phrase "going to Moscow" to make a threat to opponents. Political activists knew that "going to Moscow" was going to Insein prison, a trip worse than death itself. The prison fortress is known locally as the "darkest hellhole in Myanmar".

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    Thinking not a crime

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/07/2016

    » Re: "Netiwit's monument gesture fires up internet", (Thai Pulse, July 20).

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    Cool Thailand?

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/04/2016

    » It is only with reference to J-pop or K-pop that we have a clue as to what the word "T-pop" could possibly mean: an attempt at cultural export -- film, music and other forms of entertainment -- to create a "Thai brand" of cool. It's better late than never, so the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently launched a campaign, with Thai star Mario Maurer as the presenter, with the aim to boost tourism in Thailand and expand the entertainment market in China.

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