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  • NEWS

    The last sanctuary

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » On a lush hill overlooking Da Nang Bay, central Vietnam, red-shanked doucs freely wander in one of their few remaining sanctuaries on Earth. At the Son Tra Nature Reserve, a mountainous peninsula known to American soldiers during the Vietnam War as "Monkey Mountain", sights like a douc couple hanging from a treetop can still be seen.

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    Migrants face changing climate

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 01/07/2018

    » The arrival of May once reminded Lin Na that the first rain of the year was on its way. The ground in her small village of Prey Veng province in southern Cambodia would start to soften, dampened by rainfall. This time each year, she would help her family cultivate a two-hectare rice field, the main source of food and income for them throughout the year.

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    Fighting for a way of life

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 24/06/2018

    » The Supreme Administrative Court's ruling ordering the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to pay 300,000 baht in compensation to six Karen people living in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province is a mixed victory for the minority group in its lengthy struggle with parks officials for the right to occupy forest land.

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    Culture caravan brings Thai heritage to light

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/06/2018

    » The month-long journey of the Thai cultural caravan across Europe has come to its final stop. Its mission, aptly named "Thailand at the forefront", is part of the country's efforts to promote its culture abroad through performances such as the masked art of the khon dance.

  • BUSINESS

    Shaky law on Airbnb rentals

    Spectrum, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 17/06/2018

    » A court ruling on Airbnb in Hua Hin was meant to weaken sentiment among condo buyers who buy units to rent out on a daily basis. Yet the data shows the number of daily-leasing units continues to rise.

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    Plastic waste fight steps up

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/06/2018

    » 'Beat Plastic Pollution", a campaign kicked off by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to mark World Environment Day on June 5, brought into focus the global community's efforts to deal with single-use plastic bags that are now posing a threat to the environment, especially the sensitive marine ecological system.

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    E-waste plant fight hits home

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 10/06/2018

    » Until a month ago, Somsri Wichianchai, a villager of Ban Klong Song in Chachoengsao's Plaeng Yao district, had to keep the windows of her house sealed to escape the acrid smell caused by waste recycling factories nearby.

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    Rebuilding ruined lives

    Spectrum, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 03/06/2018

    » Drunk driving remains a serious epidemic throughout Thailand, but the stories behind those who are affected from such atrocities shed light on the drastic impact it has on numerous lives.

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    Carnage: An analysis of Thailand's road safety

    Spectrum, Published on 03/06/2018

    » Every 22 minutes, a human being dies on Thailand's roads. At 24,000 deaths a year -- the equivalent of a small city -- traffic ends more lives prematurely in this country than strokes, Aids, any single kind of cancer, pneumonia, or diabetes.

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    Worlds apart: Maniq confront modern life

    Spectrum, King-oua Laohong, Published on 27/05/2018

    » A cluster of children from the Maniq ethnic group are doing something their ancestors may have never been able to picture -- watching a TV show.

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