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    Never-never (be alone) land

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 14/04/2018

    » Unlike other urban areas where people commonly live alone and the elderly stay indoors, the Rung Manee Pattana community in Bangkok's Wang Thonglang district is serving as a role model for the social activities and healthcare services it offers to senior citizens.

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    Livestock chief transferred in wake of rabies scandal

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/05/2018

    » The cabinet yesterday approved a request to transfer Department of Livestock Development director-general Apai Suttisunk from his post, after the scandal involving the procurement of rabies vaccines before and during the former chief's almost two-year stint.


    Period pain: India tackles menstruation taboos

    Asia focus, Published on 05/02/2018

    » Sumitra Devi, 29, becomes bashful when she has to talk about menstruation.


    Cronyism 'typical'?

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2018

    » Re: "Right man for the job", (Editorial, April 12).


    Elephant stomps wife to death, gores husband in leg

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/05/2013

    » On family trip to Ayutthaya, at sunset couple wandered into restricted area & tried to feed the friendly elephant there.


    Weaving communities together

    Life, Published on 26/02/2018

    » More than a decade ago, no one in the northern province of Lamphun gave much attention to "geographical indication", a status that identifies a product with its specific origin. But today the province is renowned for the implementation of geographical indications, or GI tags, that can improve the quality of pha mai yok dok Lamphun, a well-known hand-woven silk brocade that has intricate and elegant designs.


    Human resource wish-list for 2018

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 03/01/2018

    » Wouldn't it be wonderful if all our New Year wishes could be granted in the next twelve months? Actually the wishes expressed below could all become realities, or, at least, a start made on them, if government policy-makers have the determination to address these issues. Our New Year wishes for 2018 fall into three categories: some that would enhance the skills of young people entering the labour force; some that would benefit those already in the labour force; and finally some that would benefit those in the evening of their working lives or beyond.


    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.


    Giving a fair chance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 19/01/2018

    » People with special needs may be able to receive education but they haven't been given a fair chance in terms of employment. And that's exactly what Max Simpson wants to change. The 31-year-old educator is the co-founder of Steps with Theera (, a cafe on Ekamai Soi 10 that is staffed by trainees with cognitive disabilities. It also functions as a vocational training centre for them. Through showing what they are capable of, Max hopes, those born with cognitive disabilities will be given more opportunities to work and contribute to society.


    Serving the team

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 10/09/2012

    » National women's volleyball head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai takes his responsibilities far beyond the call of duty – to him the team is family.

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