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Personalised medicine, the future of healthcare

Thai PBS World spoke with Professor Aaron Ciechanover, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 2004. His discovery, along with two other scientists, of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation has significantly advanced research…

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‘Weaving Our Stories’ – Threading an artistic journey

“Weaving has its own soul,” as expressed by ‘Mae Mae’, or the aunties and grannies from a weaving community, became a profound source of inspiration. These words are shared by…

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Fixing Thai education is not just a matter of money

When it comes to the budget for education, figures can be deceptive. Under the budget bill, which was debated in the House of Representatives last week, the Education Ministry has…

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Is there any hope for Thai education?

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluates the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students worldwide in reading, mathematics and science every three years. Each time the PISA results are…

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Malaysia peace talks facilitator foresees “concrete” development (Video)

The Malaysian facilitator for the southern peace talks process said he is optimistic that there will be “concrete” development by the end of this year with a new round of…

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Muay Thai through the eyes of Youssef Boughanem

Thai PBS World interviews Youssef Boughanem, a former WBC Muay Thai World Champion. He discusses how Muay Thai has evolved over time and shares his perspective as an expat living…

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Greying Thailand: Empowering Thai elderly

Everybody ages, but it doesn’t mean that one’s knowledge or abilities deteriorate. In the last episode of our exclusive documentary, ‘Greying Thailand,’ we tell the stories of two senior citizens…

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Greying Thailand: Future solutions for ageing society

Many sectors in Thailand have attempted to address the problems related to an aging society, but is there a possibility for them to succeed? Find out in this episode of Greying…

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Greying Thailand: Stateless Elders in Thailand

In the picturesque landscapes of Thailand, where vibrant cultures and tourism thrive, there exists a hidden predicament that often goes unnoticed. Amidst the beauty and serenity, a group of individuals…

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Greying Thailand: Retirement paradise for foreigners

Thailand is seen by many foreigners as a retirement paradise, a view supported by the country’s ranking among the 10 best countries in which to spend a retirement. So, what…

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Greying Thailand: The “diversity” of nursing homes

Thai PBS World has uncovered stories of Thai elderly, who will soon become the majority population group in Thailand. Our documentary series, ‘Greying Thailand: Heading into a Super-Aged Future,’ delves…

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Greying Thailand: Facing financial challenges for the aged

Thai PBS World has uncovered stories of Thai elderly, who will soon become the majority population group in Thailand. Our documentary series, ‘Greying Thailand: Heading into a Super-Aged Future,’ delves…

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A conversation with ‘Charles the French’

Recently, Thai PBS World spoke with “Charles the French”, a magician and comedian who was determined to be a magician from the age of 7. He shared with us how…

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‘The Little Prince’ and Arnaud NAZARE-AGA

Thai PBS World talks with Arnaud Nazare-Aga, a French artist, covering various topics, including ‘The Little Prince’ book, his masterpiece, and the concept of karma.

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Thai labourer recounts escape from Israel

As casualties continue to rise in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the impacts extend beyond Israelis and Palestinians to include Thai migrants working near the Gaza Strip. Thailand…

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Impact of Gaza conflict on tourism in Thailand

Thai PBS World has spoken with a Thai tour operator who specialises in the Israeli market about the impact of the ongoing conflict in Gaza on his business.

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The deadly roads of Khao Lak

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‘The truth’, jazz music and Julian Cary

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Professor Yunus Recognises Technology’s Empowering Role for Youth

Renowned Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus, has been in Bangkok for the launch of the Yunus Centre in Thailand. His advocacy for social business, coupled with harnessing the potential of…

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A life of the “third culture” kid

Meet Kyle Dante, a Filipino raised in Thailand, who explains life growing up as a “third culture” kid. This short documentary is a co-production by Thai PBS World and Stamford…

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Knock-on effect of new rules for elderly subsidies

By 2030, Thailand will be a super-aged society, with the elderly accounting for 28% of its population. The economic ramifications of the increase in the elderly population are preventable, but…

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An orphanage raising ‘quality’ kids

There is a unique orphanage called the ‘Chaiyapruk Foundation’ in Nakhon Nayok province, where all the kids see it as their real family, with many siblings. The founder and staff…

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A soul sanctuary for art lovers – People of Ari

A place that was once a home to the family of Thailand’s former prime minister, Chatichai Choonhavan, has been converted into an art space. Thai PBS World talked to its…

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Being a young female leader in Thai forestry – Netnapa Ngamnet

Netnapa Ngamnet, who’s currently the head of Hat Wanakon National Park in Thailand’s coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, is one of a very few women in positions of power…

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Life of an English poet in Hua Hin

Linda Lines had a brilliant career in the City of London from the 1980s to 2000, which she said was unusual for a woman. After retiring, she enjoys the winter in…

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Aimée Kwan, the only British-Thai actress in John Wick Chapter 4

“It’s really easy to say as an actor or as somebody in the industry that it’s always been a dream to do something like this and it genuinely has been….

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A story of a teenage mother

Thai PBS World talked to a former adolescent mother, who got pregnant while at secondary school. She admitted that being a mother at a young age was extremely difficult. It…

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From theatre actress to passionate storyteller – Teirra Kamolvattanavith

“I’ve always been a huge believer in the power of storytelling, by seeing the world through another person’s perspective or another person’s point of view, or seeing the world a…

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Interview with Korn Chatikavanij

In “Talking Politics”, the leader of Chartpattanakla Party shares his political insight and vision as Thailand prepares for a general election.

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Solutions for debtors

For many debtors, it seems impossible to live a debt-free life, but nothing is impossible. In fact, the first step to getting out of debt is easier than you might…

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Can the UN’s CEO forum on Sustainable Finance provide solutions for rubber smallholders?

The managing director of an agricultural SME, who participated in an event called the “CEO Forum on Sustainable Finance: Scaling Up Sustainable Finance Solutions for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs”…

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Internet literacy is a key tool to protect children online – This Week with Thai PBS World (February 17th 2023)

Thailand is among the countries with the most stable Internet connections in the world. The high level of connectivity also comes with higher online risk for the users, especially children. Research shows…

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Why do fewer people want to get married? – This Week with Thai PBS World (February 10th 2023)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Many people often take this opportunity to go on a special date, give each other roses and chocolates or even to propose marriage. But in Thailand, the…

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The Thai chef who fell in love with Vietnam

A Thai executive chef, Wittaya Thipsoongnoen, worked in many countries before setting foot in Vietnam nine years ago. He explained to Thai PBS World why he has been living in this…

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From Thailand’s “Queen of Dance” to new advocacy role for gender equality – Christina Aguilar

When we think of Thailand’s best-selling female artists of all time, Christina Aguilar, who is widely dubbed as the country’s “Queen of Dance”, is at the top. Now she is…

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A story of LGBTIQ bullying in school

Shane Bhatla, a former victim of LGBTIQ bullying at an international school, tells Thai PBS World about his negative experiences and the reason why he didn’t want to report the…

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How bullying can lead to depression and suicide – This Week with Thai PBS World (February 3rd 2023)

If someone is perceived as vulnerable, in one way or another, they are often tormented or intimidated by bullies. For many, bullying sounds like something childish or confined to the school…

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Know your passion and keep doing your thing – Nittakarn Kaewpiyasawad

“Personally I like to focus on visuals in my videos, because I like to do things that come from our imagination, rather than just storytelling, but I also add symbolism…

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Will the E-waste control law be enacted this year?

Thailand totally banned the import of plastic scrap and electronic waste in 2020. Nonetheless, we still see domestically generated electronic and industrial waste being illegally dumped in many parts of…

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The quiet, yet persistent threat of POPs – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 27th 2023)

As we are becoming more aware of issues, such as net zero gas emissions, climate change and waste management, there is one issue that we don’t talk about so often,…

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Yaowarat – Heart of the Chinese community in Thailand – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 20th 2023)

Chinese New Year is among the most important holidays among Thai people of Chinese descent, and when we think of Chinese New Year celebrations in Thailand, we might also think…

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Thai hospitality shines on a Vietnamese Island

Meet Pitsopa Wansrithong, the brain behind the success of Luna Thai Spa, the leading spa on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. She reveals how she trains the Vietnamese staff to meet…

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“You’re not born to be a victim of oppression” – Chitchapa Panich

TW: bullying, school violence, discrimination “I have been suffering from gender-based violence since I was young, because I was born a girl in a male body, which is not recognised…

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Will the driver’s licence point system work?

A new hope in the effort to make Thailand’s roads safer, a demerit point system has been introduced by the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department. These two…

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Introducing the new “point system” to curb traffic violations in Thailand – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 13th 2023)

Many of us are aware that Thailand’s roads are the most dangerous in Southeast Asia. Even though authorities have tried to impose measures to curb traffic violations, the number of…

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2023: What to expect in Thailand’s future? – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 6th 2023)

A new year, for many people, also means a brand new start, and there are many things Thailand can look forward to this year. In this program, we look into…

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Thailand’s top stories of 2022 – This Week with Thai PBS World (December 30th 2022)

2022 has been a year with a number of good news, scandals, and also tragedies. We take a look back at the stories making headlines throughout the year… This Week with…

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Why the future of work is “green”

Thai PBS World talked to the author of the book ‘The Adaptive Economy’, Djoann Fal. He told us why he thinks that the future of work is “green”.    

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What we gain from learning about history

Thai PBS World talked to history teachers in a secondary school in Bangkok to find the main purpose of leaning about history and what students gain from studying this subject.

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“Women can be heroines and have the power to help others” – Apinya Tajit

For the past 18 years, Apinya Tajit has been at the forefront of her fight against human trafficking and forced labour, especially in the fishing industry, both in Thailand and…

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Thailand’s push for bio-circular-green economy – This Week with Thai PBS World (December 9th 2022)

Many countries have announced their commitment to promoting sustainability, including Thailand, which has announced its strategy called the “BCG”. BCG, which stands for bio-circular-green economy, is widely believed that this will…

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Who does Thailand want as the next PM? – This Week with Thai PBS World (December 2nd 2022)

Thailand is expected to hold its next general election in May 2023. With a limit on how long Prayut Chan-o-cha can stay in the premier’s position, many polls have asked…

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Meet the food waste fighters

Climate change has impacted every life on earth, whether it be rising sea levels, heat waves, severe storms or intense droughts. Mother Nature is in an extremely critical condition, so…

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APEC Voices of the Future – This Week with Thai PBS World (November 25th 2022)

APEC 2022 is over, but there are still many issues that require immediate action. One of them being sustainable economic growth. What’s also important is the voices of the young…

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Highlights of APEC 2022 in Bangkok – This Week with Thai PBS World (November 18th 2022)

APEC 2022 is Thailand’s first global event since the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a big event as the last time the country hosted the summit was back in 2003. This…

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APEC 2022: What to expect? – This Week with Thai PBS World (November 11th 2022)

Next week is a big week for Thailand, as the country is the “host economy” for the APEC Summit 2022. Here’s what to expect, and what you need to know….

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Are psychiatric patients more likely to commit acts of violence? – This Week with Thai PBS World (November 4th 2022)

Not too long ago, conversations about mental health started to become something more frequent. However, this does not mean that there is any less stigmatisation or stereotyping of people with mental…

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Social stigma surrounding mental illnesses

As mental health still remains taboo in Thai society, now we take you to a renowned psychiatric hospital in Thailand. Srithanya has always been stigmatised for being a hospital for…

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A New Life in Vietnam

Episode 1 of a documentary about Thais who search for better lives abroad.

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The voice of a former Student Loan Fund debtor

A former Student Loan Fund debtor told us about the difficulties she had with the repayment process. She also suggested ways to encourage those loan recipients to pay off their…

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To write off or not to write off: Two sides of student loan repayment battle – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 28th 2022)

Education should be a fundamental right, but in the real world, it’s a matter of affordability. This is where the Student Loan Fund comes into play, which provides financing for students…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (27th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Experts to…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (26th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Probe sought…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (25th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Police waiting…

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Cannabis legalisation – what has gone wrong? – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 21st 2022)

Thailand’s liberalisation of cannabis was dealt a major setback last month, after the Bill was rejected for review. Many people have also raised concerns, especially medical organisations, who still believe that…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (20th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Chiang Mai…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (19th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thai activist…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (18th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thai political…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (17th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thailand confirms…

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Thailand’s gun control remains problematic – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 14th 2022)

The recent mass murder in Nong Bua Lam Phu province was the deadliest mass shooting in Thailand’s history. It has also revealed even more shocking statistics. Also in the program… -Is…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (12th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thai government…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (11th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. PM attends…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (10th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Two CNN…

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How will life in Thailand change when the COVID state of emergency ends? – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 7th 2022)

Thailand officially lifted its COVID-19 emergency decree at the end of September, paving the way for millions of people to return to normal life. Also in the program… -Are Thai…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (6th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Mass shooting…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (5th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. PM Prayut…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (4th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Chiang Mai’s…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (3rd October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Water in…

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Prayut survives, so what’s next? – Thai PBS World Special (September 30th 2022)

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Prayut Chan-o-cha can stay on as prime minister until his current term of office ends. However, the court determined that his premiership commenced in 2017 – the…

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Garbage in canals remain culprits to city flooding – This Week with Thai PBS World (September 30th 2022)

For the past few weeks, heavy rainfall in Thailand has, again, led to widespread flooding, including in Bangkok. While we might blame the amount of rain or how effective, or ineffective,…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (29th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Noru weakens…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (28th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Tropical storm…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (27th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Storm Noru…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (26th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Tropical storm…

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Uncertain future for cryptocurrencies in Thailand? – This Week with Thai PBS World (September 23rd 2022)

The cryptocurrency market in Thailand has grown over the past few years, with Bitcoin being the most popular. However, the market entered a crisis this year, with the value of Bitcoin…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (22nd September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Chemical leak…

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My hair doesn’t define my sexuality

Skinheads and buzz-cuts are hairstyles that Thai women would never dare to try. As long hair is much preferred, women with very short hair are often stereotyped either as a…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (21st September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thailand to…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (20th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thais and…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (19th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Second Omicron…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (15th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thailand’s Cannabis-Hemp…

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Death of a schoolgirl locked in a van: Who is responsible? – This Week with Thai PBS World (September 16th 2022)

The tragic death of a 7-year-old schoolgirl became a huge story in Thailand. It has sparked outrage, particularly among parents who are now questioning a lack of responsibility by teachers…

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Being a “creative” food-and-still-life female photographer – Patcha Kitchaicharoen

“The kind of photographer I want to be is someone who shows their identity through their photos. I think it’s quite unique, where you can express your identity in those…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (14th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Charter Court…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (13th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Warning of…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (12th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Nearly 92,000…

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Can fashion become more sustainable? – This Week with Thai PBS World (September 9th 2022)

As people become more aware of sustainable living, there are more options being made available to encourage us to do so. One of these is “slow fashion”, which helps people moderate…

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Explained: Quiet Quitting – What it really means and does it really work?

Quiet Quitting has gone viral among many young professionals. But what does it really mean, and can such practice be done in Thailand’s working culture? **NOTE: This video was uploaded…

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (8th September 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today. Thailand’s Charter…

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Explained: The good and the bad of “quiet quitting”

**NOTE: This video was uploaded on September 7th 2022

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