Thailand’s new COVID app? ‘Garbage,’ its developers say.

Accusations that health officials sabotaged the data in their own health-tracking app to give a rosier impression of COVID-19 risks were backed up today by a respected academic who contributed to its development. Retired Chulalongkorn Professor Loy Chunpongtong said in a television interview that the volunteer developers of the Mor Chana tracking app quit because ...

BTS fare jump will harm public, lawmakers say

BTS fare jump will harm public, lawmakers say

Lawmakers objecting to City Hall plans to nearly double maximum BTS fares plan to lodge a formal complaint this week. Though less than the fare-tripling warned of last week, the...

Koh Samui cop accused of raping Burmese woman freed on bail

Koh Samui cop accused of raping Burmese woman freed on bail

A senior Koh Samui police officer was freed on bail this morning, a day after he was accused of raping a Burmese woman being held at the police station where he is assigned. ...

Bangkok warns it may nearly triple max fares on BTS Sukhumvit Line

Bangkok warns it may nearly triple max fares on BTS Sukhumvit Line

Long rides on the BTS Green Line will get more expensive next month, with the new maximum fare possibly climbing to THB158 (US$5) because City Hall can’t pay its bills. The...

Wild elephant kills camper in Khao Yai National Park

Wild elephant kills camper in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park closed two campsites this morning after a tourist was killed by a wild elephant. The measures came after Prayot Jitboon, a tourist staying at the Pha...

Three things Bangkok can do right now to improve air quality

Three things Bangkok can do right now to improve air quality

It’s difficult to enjoy the cool that’s descended over Bangkok this week when smog levels have hit lung-burning highs. While the nation’s top environmental official recently...

Extinction Event: Dinosaur seeking new home in Khon Kaen dies in flame (Photos)

Extinction Event: Dinosaur seeking new home in Khon Kaen dies in flame (Photos)

Khon Kaen, Thailand — In this land before time, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Not only did they go extinct, but today saw the added indignity of one consumed by flames during a...

Nao Maak! Zoo dwellers ‘get warm’ thanks to concerned Thai keepers (Photos)

Nao Maak! Zoo dwellers ‘get warm’ thanks to concerned Thai keepers (Photos)

The same cool weather that forced Thais to bundle up like it was a new Ice Age prompted concerned zoo workers to do the same for their animals. Several animals held in captivity...

Yes, Khaosan now has pine trees. Because that makes sense. (Photos)

Yes, Khaosan now has pine trees. Because that makes sense. (Photos)

Yet another City Hall makeover of a famed Bangkok locale has failed to wow those who preferred things the way they were. The same people who drained the color and life from Saphan...

Stop what you’re doing and enjoy winter-mode Bangkok – it won’t last

Stop what you’re doing and enjoy winter-mode Bangkok – it won’t last

Thais were shivering beneath two sweaters this morning as excitement over the wintry weather gripped the kingdom from the capital city to the northern wilds. But, like all good...


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