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Today marks World Refugee Day, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), along with the US and British embassies in Bangkok, Chao Phraya Express Boat and Tha Maharaj Lifestyle Mall are holding a series of understandably modest but well-intentioned activities to commemorate the lives and achievements of those often forcefully displaced from their home nations.
After much dilly-dallying, the national vaccination programme finally launched last week, with around 400,000 doses administered across the country on the first day alone. With the promised cure now being distributed, the public can now start to see the government's plan for reopening taking shape, improving the general mood and outlook across the country.
It is hard to believe in this day and age that a university student could find his life snuffed out by a hazing prank, given the publicity surrounding such ceremonies and repeated efforts by universities to stamp out the violent and degrading treatment which is often involved.