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    Violence is not justice

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/05/2014

    » ‘People taking the law into their own hands in no circumstances should be condoned” was a thought that ran through my mind while reading the account of a young man who was beaten and stabbed to death by an angry mob for stealing a minibus.

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    Murder most foul

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/03/2014

    » The gripping tale of a disgruntled teenager’s confession to murdering his parents and younger brother earlier this month due to sibling favouritism and an unkept promise by his mother to buy him a car if he made it into university all seem to run hollow in my estimation.

  • OPINION

    Camaraderie extends to outside protest sites

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/02/2014

    » The ongoing political rallies have engendered a mixed reaction among city dwellers. While much has been aired in the press about the negative side of it all, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the positive.

  • OPINION

    Learning from the legacy

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/12/2013

    » Watching news coverage of South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela's body _ who died on Dec 5, aged 95 _ being laid to rest in his hometown last week got me thinking about the need for us to spend wisely the time we have left on Earth.

  • OPINION

    Save our soldiers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 14/11/2013

    » Thanks to Thailand's unsung heroes who risk their lives to protect our three restive southern provinces, locals are given some respite from the constant fear of bombs and shootings that seem to make daily front-page news.

  • OPINION

    Towards a disaster-conscious society

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/10/2013

    » Heartbreaking scenes are flashed across TV screens and the internet day in and day out. These days, Thai news is centred round the floods and the havoc they are causing. It seems like deja vu, including the glaring fact that nothing really tangible is being said by authorities to address this mammoth predicament in a decisive manner.

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    Real-life forensics hold no glamour

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/09/2013

    » Forensic science has enabled police investigators to nail perpetrators, who otherwise would have gone scot-free. The recent brutal murder of Kankanit Suntratta is a case in point. Her corpse was left on the side of Kanchanapisek Road in Ayutthaya's Bang Pa-in district.

  • OPINION

    Badminton goes bad

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/07/2013

    » A sheer lack of self control was displayed for all to see and sent shock waves through badminton fans when, instead of the Canada Open 2013 men's doubles final in Vancouver, we witnessed punches and kicks between Thais Maneepong "A" Jongjit and Bodin "Art" Issara. It was later reported that A received five stitches to his ear and both were disqualified from the game by the match official.

  • OPINION

    Abandoning the maternal instinct

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/06/2013

    » Newspaper and television news coverage of abandoned babies is once again making the rounds. While such news is not particularly eyebrow-raising, when such incidents are brought to light, they do affect us and we try to put ourselves in the shoes of those concerned.

  • OPINION

    Divine lessons in humility

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/05/2013

    » From the crop of religious world leaders we have today, none impresses me as much as Pope Francis, the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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