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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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    The burden of giving

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/10/2016

    » For someone who's been living and working near the Giant Swing of Bangkok for 15 years, Prajin* -- a middle-aged restaurant worker -- said he has never seen his neighbourhood in such a messy state.

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    Northern lights

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/09/2016

    » With over 400 movies on the slot, the Toronto International Film Festival was a feast and a maze. The latest edition of this North American showcase concluded last Sunday, with Damein Chazelle's La La Land winning the People's Choice Award, a bellwether for the bright Oscar season (Toronto, unlike other major festivals, has no prominent juried competition, instead letting the audiences decide the big winner). The festival is known as a launch pad for Oscar hopefuls as well as independent titles looking for distribution. It also features a strong experimental section that casts its radical net far and wide.

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    Ground reality

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/09/2016

    » In The Road To Mandalay, young Myanmar migrants hide in the cargo of a truck trundling past the borders into Thailand. In Bangkok, they look for jobs with the dream that every Myanmar worker dreams: to save money and return home, or better, to go somewhere else where life is kinder. They both find work in a textile factory in the outskirts, the female weaving yarns and the male lifting machines. To them, Thailand is a land of hope, though they'll soon find out, like many Myanmar workers do, that it's also a limbo, a perpetual transit, a non-place where hope can be dashed in seconds and desire can turn into tragedy.

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    Anchorman

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Veteran CNN anchor and international business correspondent Richard Quest's raspy voice and boisterous persona on television might draw a fair share of haters as well as admirers, but one thing is certain: they all love watching him.

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    Row takes off, Deal falls down, Law suit goes ahead

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 07/08/2016

    » Sexy singer Warattha "Noey" Imraporn is putting a brave face on problems with the family of the pilot she wants to marry after one of his relatives lashed her in the media.

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    Embracing bee season

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 31/07/2016

    » I was standing on the veranda of our country home when I noticed a swarm of little white butterflies milling around the canopy of a rainbow eucalyptus. The tree was in bloom, and as I watched the butterflies fluttering from flower to flower, I could not help but marvel at the wonders of nature. Where did the butterflies come from? Other plants were in bloom as well, but why were they only attracted to this particularly tree? I had no doubt in my mind that the flowers were also pollinated by bees and other insects, but why were they visited by only one kind of butterfly?

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    From the streets to the classroom

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Running away from home before completing their primary education, Patcharin, Ice and Ralph* have lived most of their young lives on the streets. Like many others, they made Hua Lamphong train station their home.

  • LIFE

    The F word

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 26/06/2016

    » Affable Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra eschews the "f" word. He's made it clear that from now on, he never wants to hear it again.

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    The art of economics

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 30/06/2016

    » Once again, French director and playwright Pascal Rambert showered the Bangkok audience with words and languages. In his second play in Bangkok, A (Micro) History Of World Economics, Danced, Rambert brought together his own words and the cast's, language of economic theories, the arts and the everyday in Thai, French and English, in movements and in music.

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