Cop-blocked from venues, Thai activists announce run to ‘chase out’ Prayuth

Activists planning a run against dictatorship next month were denied a venue to hold their news conference for a second time this morning. A planned announcement of the “Run Against Dictatorship” at 10am at the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel was canceled under pressure from the authorities, the student activists said, who relocated to address the media ...

Rise of Skywalk-er: Large crowd rallies in Bangkok for embattled pro-democracy party

Rise of Skywalk-er: Large crowd rallies in Bangkok for embattled pro-democracy party

Thousands rallied Saturday afternoon in the commercial heart of Bangkok in support of the progressive Future Forward Party and its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Where...

Congrats Thailand! Our porn-watching fortitude is No. 1

Congrats Thailand! Our porn-watching fortitude is No. 1

Congratulations, Thailand, on not only breaking into the elite club of the world’s heaviest Pornhub viewers, but proving, hands down (and up), that you have a higher stamina for...

Opposition leader calls for public rally at Bangkok skywalk

Opposition leader calls for public rally at Bangkok skywalk

Thailand’s embattled opposition leader called Friday afternoon for the public to show its support by rallying tomorrow downtown. After the Election Commission petitioned for his...

Domo Arigato Dr. Roboto: Thailand’s 1st robot brain surgeon put to work

Domo Arigato Dr. Roboto: Thailand’s 1st robot brain surgeon put to work

A medical institute yesterday announced it had successfully completed the first robot-assisted surgeries in the kingdom. The Prasat Neurological Institute on Thursday showed off...

Gender-violence survivors gather to open up, fight stigma in Bangkok

Gender-violence survivors gather to open up, fight stigma in Bangkok

Sophia Loibl was only 4 when her gambling-addicted mother sold her. Her mother got THB2,000, or US$66. In exchange, Sophia spent 22 years enslaved by a family who used and abused...

With the Anti Fake News Center, Thailand gets its ‘Ministry of Truth’

With the Anti Fake News Center, Thailand gets its ‘Ministry of Truth’

In its first month, Thailand’s Anti Fake News Center has published 14 items on its website while claiming to have assessed the veracity of more than 500,000 items. Those...

Royal boat procession marks end of beginning of Rama X’s reign (Photos)

Royal boat procession marks end of beginning of Rama X’s reign (Photos)

The sight of 50 royal barges slicing through Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River this afternoon marks a historic end to the coronation of the 10th king in the Chakri Dynasty, His...

Wildlife group demands Thai gov’t stop serving shark fin at state events

Wildlife group demands Thai gov’t stop serving shark fin at state events

Several wildlife NGOs yesterday appealed to the prime minister to not serve shark fin at any and all state events.  The call came after Prayuth Chan-o-cha and his government came...

Future Forward ‘unafraid’ of petition to dissolve party

Future Forward ‘unafraid’ of petition to dissolve party

Thai authorities laid one more flagstone toward dissolving a key opposition party popular with the electorate today in a ruling against its leader. The Election Commission ruled...


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