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Every morning in Thailand's far north, a convoy of orange-robed Buddhist monks and novices riding on horseback leave their mountain-top temple in the kingdom's notorious Golden Triangle region to collect alms. At first glance these equestrian ascetics look like a throwback to a forgotten era - but they are in fact part of an innovative drive to help young boys in this drug-ravaged region escape addiction through horses, Thai boxing and meditation. Comment?
IT'S been close to a month since the explosion at the Erawan Shrine rocked Bangkok, and the Tourism and Sports Ministry estimates that the country has, so far, lost Bt60 billion in tourism revenue. However, Thais remain undeterred and have launched #ThailandStandUpChallenge and #StrongerTogether hash-tags to remind people that this country still has a lot to offer. Comment?
Narcotics suppression police on Sunday seized many plots of land and buildings worth about 80 million baht believed to have been acquired through the trade in drugs by a network operating in the northern provinces of Chiang Rai and Phayao. The seizure of the assets was led by Pol Lt Gen Rewat Klinkesorn, chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau. Comment?
The Law Reform Commission of Thailand will propose amendments to relevant laws so drug abusers are not subjected to criminal punishments, but are instead forced to undergo rehabilitation. LRCT also does not want them detained for 45 days pending drug test results as it is a serious violation of rights. Comment?
Chaiyasit Kittipong, 48, assistant chief of Mae Chai district, was brought by police to re-enact the crime on Saturday morning after he confessed to the crime. Mr Chaiyasit, armed with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a hammer, tried to rob the gold shop in Muang district on Friday afternoon. Comment?
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