Are some Thai metaphors stigmatising single women?

 “Do you have a boyfriend?” “When are you getting married?” “When will you come down off the ‘kaan’?” These are the most common sayings heard in daily conversation among Thais,…

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Though damages can be claimed by women who are dumped at the altar, there is a catch. Under Thai law, jilted brides can only seek financial remedy if they were engaged to the man. (Photo by Soroush Karimi)

Jilted at the altar? How Thai law treats abandoned grooms and brides 

Women are said to be happiest and most beautiful on their wedding day, with the love of their life by their side. However, many brides are left shocked and in…

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (Photo by Christophe PETIT TESSON / POOL / AFP)

Nobel Prize winning activist Malala gets married

London (AFP) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, got married on Tuesday in a small ceremony in Birmingham,…

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(Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Marital infidelity a hard (and illegal) habit to give up in Thailand

Hands up if you know someone who is having an extramarital affair. In fact, most people reading this will know of someone who is “playing away from home”, given surveys…

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Cabinet approves same-sex cohabitation bill

In a landmark decision, the cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to legalize the cohabitation of intersex couples and to enable them to undertake collective financial transactions. Natthaporn…

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