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    Women's prison orders activist body search probe

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 14/05/2016

    » A women's prison in Bangkok has ordered a probe into the alleged maltreatment of a female student activist and promised to introduce bio-body scan equipment at women's prisons within three months, a senior official said on Friday.

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    Surin school scholarship fund 'misuse' investigated

    News, Published on 12/07/2018

    » Educational authorities in Surin province are investigating the alleged misuse of a scholarship fund at a primary school, which gave some of the money to teachers in the form of soft loans.

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    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

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    Cycling Towards Victory

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » Thai-American athlete Amanda Carr has always been competitive in the realm of BMX cycling. Born in Punta Gorda, Florida, the 28-year-old cyclist took up the sport at the age of five, deciding to compete professionally at the age of 16. After racing for USA Cycling and attempting to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, she was approached by the Thai national team and decided to race with them. Carr had previously won the gold medal for the Women's BMX race category at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, as well as having competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She had recently competed and won the qualifier round in June for the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship in Aranyaprathet, where more than 70 riders competed for a spot in the finals. She is now set to compete in the finals on Oct 12 to be held in the US at the Jones Centre in Arkansas, representing Thailand in the hopes of bringing the gold back home and winning the championship title.

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    Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

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    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

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    World Bank exec reflects on five eventful years in Asean

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 16/07/2018

    » What strikes Ulrich Zachau the most after finishing his five-year term as the World Bank director for Southeast Asia is how social and economic development have set Thailand and the region apart from the rest of the world.

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    Police shunted over protest in Khon Kaen

    News, Patsara Jikkham, Published on 25/11/2014

    » Five senior police officers in Khon Kaen have been transferred to inactive posts for failing to prevent student protesters from displaying the three-finger salute during a visit by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week.

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    In a real bind

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/07/2018

    » Re: "Stifled speech stunts plans  for future", (Opinion, July 24).

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    Science of success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Back when astronomer Carl Sagan -- "America's most effective salesman of science" -- was making the universe easier for the world to understand, Rohan Mahadevan was busy working on his doctorate in astrophysics. A promising career in academia beckoned, but he heard the calling of business instead.

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