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    A kerbside view of Thai politics

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 16/07/2017

    » On the day the doors of Phitsanulok Mansion were opened for Chalerm Changthongmadan, he felt his existence was recognised for the first time in his life.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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    Clashes in the clergy over Somdej Chuang nomination

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Somdej Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn was once considered the most likely candidate to take the vacant supreme patriarch position. Widely known as "Somdej Chuang", he assumed the "Somdej" title, the second ranking to supreme patriarch, longer than any other monks before him. Belonging to the Mahaniyaka sect, he is the presiding abbot of Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen, or Wat Paknam.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    The constituents and the constitution

    Spectrum, Published on 31/07/2016

    » With one week to go before the historic referendum decision, voters are expressing an uneasy acceptance of the controversial charter which opens the way for the ruling military government to remain in power for another five years.

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    Mind the generation gap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 17/07/2016

    » They wear deep red lipstick modelled after their idol, Taylor Swift. They worship the Apple and Visa brands, and enjoy music ranging from One Direction, DJ Calvin Harris and The 1975, as well as lesser-known performers with niche followings.

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    Operating within the lawsuits

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 29/05/2016

    » The Thai Medical Council had a peculiar message for medical graduates on their orientation day earlier this month.

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    A complete waste

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 01/05/2016

    » When the Samart Corporation partnered in a lucrative deal to dispose of waste at Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, questions were raised as to why a telecommunications company was awarded the contract. The 600 million baht agreement with the Airports of Thailand (AoT) called for the construction of two incinerators to handle all waste generated at the country's biggest airport.

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    Caught in the madness of the system

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 08/05/2016

    » The solider pointed towards Bandit Aneeya, the man the legal system has previously found to be insane, identifying him as the person who allegedly committed lese majeste. Bandit, who sat quietly throughout the court session on Wednesday as testimony from two prosecution witnesses was heard, flashed a smile.

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    Flying high and falling fast

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 14/12/2014

    » At the age of 43, Thailand's youngest billionaire Nopporn Suppipat was flying high on the profits from one of the region's biggest wind power companies.

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