Special Report

Temple's free vegetables initiative sparks saving spree

People stream into a temple in Samut Songkhram province, shuffling in and out of stalls to pick up vegetables and other food items, during its "happy hour".

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11 Oct 2020

Royal reform bid threatens rally turnout

The anti-government demonstration planned for Oct 14 will not draw huge numbers as long as protest leaders insist on the reform of the monarchy, according to academics and observers.

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Big rally?
6 Oct 2020

Farmers brave bullets, prison for community land titles

SURAT THANI: Somruedee Bunthonglek has not repaired the bullet holes in the pickup truck her husband was driving when he survived an assassination attempt barely a year after her father was shot dead on the same communal farm in southern Thailand.

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Farmers brave bullets, prison for community land titles
5 Oct 2020

Health chiefs aim to stamp out bent clinics

Phatchari Koetphaibanlak is immune to being told her access to medical treatment at a designated facility under the "gold card" universal healthcare scheme is in place pending a transfer.

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4 Oct 2020

School under scrutiny over student abuse allegations

The abuse of kindergarten students at the Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek private school is a clear wake-up call for all stakeholders to come up with better child-protection measures.

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Wake-up call
4 Oct 2020

Thai 'safari' welcomes city visitors

Prachuap Khiri Khan's Kui Buri National Park has always been popular among nature lovers, but now it's also an attractive choice for domestic visitors from city areas no longer able to travel abroad for this holidays.

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Thai 'safari' welcomes city visitors
29 Sep 2020

With social media and academia, villagers save ancestral forest

CHIANG RAI: The villagers of Ban Boon Rueang in Chiang Khong district of this northern province had long known that they benefited from the community wetland forest that supplied them with fish and firewood, but it wasn't until devastating floods in 2010 that they realised just how much.

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With social media and academia, villagers save ancestral forest
28 Sep 2020

Farmers hop on to growing world trend

The fried crickets you buy from a roadside vendor are part of a thriving farming industry raising and exporting crickets now worth 1 billion baht a year.

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Farmers hop on to growing world trend
27 Sep 2020

Anti-govt protests set to escalate

Academics, politicians from opposition parties and student leaders believe anti-government demonstrations will escalate in the wake of the delay in the charter rewrite vote.

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Protests set to escalate
13 Sep 2020

'Egg boy' a tourist draw

The popularity of the legend of Ai Khai (egg boy) -- believed to be the spirit of a boy with the power to grant people wishes -- has increased dramatically in recent months.

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Tourist draw