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    Remaking a life from prison

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/07/2019

    » Launching her career as a barista behind bars wasn't exactly how former drug convict Oui*, a vibrant young mother, envisioned her life turning out.

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    A better you behind bars

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/06/2019

    » Although drag queen Golf* and tomboy Tee* are so different especially in terms of outer appearance and gender identity, they have one thing in common. Both -- representing the LGBT community at the Chanthaburi Provincial Prison -- have used their talents to become role model prisoners.

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    A month of many traditions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting, is practised by Muslims around the world, including Thailand. Having begun earlier this month, it is a time for Muslims to practise self-restraint, by not just fasting from dawn to dusk from food, drink, sexual activity, impure or unkind thoughts, and more. Ramadan is also a time of reflection.

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    Conquering new heights

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/05/2019

    » Wasunun Angkulpattanasuk's life as Thailand's top national women's ice hockey goalie has been marked with two pivotal accomplishments that have built her into one of the most competent athletes in the squad.

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    Temporary relief

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/04/2019

    » Since early January, Prim* has been suffering from respiratory medical issues that her doctor attributes to the hazardous fine-dust particles known PM2.5. Residing in one of the most impacted areas of Samut Prakan, she is at her wits' end whenever heavy particulate matter or a high PM concentration level is reported along the route she takes to work and back.

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    Her body, her choice

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/03/2019

    » Each year, around 20 million unsafe abortions are carried out globally, with roughly 80,000 maternal deaths reported. That's nine deaths every hour. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 95% of these occur in developing countries.

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    Sculpting beauty from ice

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/03/2019

    » Clinching international titles for veteran Thai ice sculptors Kusol Bunkobsongserm, Amnoaysak Srisuk and Kitsana Wongtes is not just a moment of national pride. It's also an opportunity to highlight the rich talent Thailand possess in this unusual field of art.

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    A higher vision

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/02/2019

    » Eden Y. Woon's impressive portfolio that has seen him through stints in the military, the private sector and academia make him a perfect candidate to lead the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to greater heights as it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

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    Overcoming obstacles

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Damkerng Mungthanya might be visually impaired. But that doesn't hamper him from teaching English to high school students at Satri Si Suriyothai School, one of Bangkok's oldest public schools for girls.

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    A mandate on heeding health

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/11/2018

    » For over two decades, ever since arriving in Mae Sot as migrants from Myanmar, Muslims Wahid Abdulla and Myo Aung and their families were dogged by constant ailments due largely to the squalid living conditions they found themselves in.

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