Thai embassy translator dies of COVID, first fatality since June

Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll ticked up for the first time since June today with the death of an emissary to Saudi Arabia.  A translator working at the Office of Labor Affairs at the Thai embassy in Riyadh, Ahmad Mamin (translated from Thai) became the 59th fatality, by official count, after he died around noon at ...

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

An MRT security guard who posted creepshots of female commuters with lewd captions to Twitter was fired today after a passenger discovered his account. The system operator...

Protesting government will bring COVID second wave, Prayuth tells nation

Protesting government will bring COVID second wave, Prayuth tells nation

Two days before the next mass rally against his government is set to take place in Bangkok, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Thursday evening warned that demonstrations could...

Thai MP zooming in on boobs in parliament thought woman might need ‘help’

Thai MP zooming in on boobs in parliament thought woman might need ‘help’

A member of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party today fessed up to checking out some nudes in the parliament, but perhaps taking a cue a colleague who claimed smuggled heroin was...

Hundreds of special police to await protesters at Government House

Hundreds of special police to await protesters at Government House

Three-hundred officers from an elite police protection unit will guard the prime minister’s seat of power when protesters march on it Sunday. Special Branch police told...

Thai coconut milk maker denies exporting meth to Australia

Thai coconut milk maker denies exporting meth to Australia

A Thai coconut milk manufacturer has denied involvement in international drug trafficking after hundreds of liters of meth were found hidden inside cans shipped to Australia....

Tourist visas good for up to 9 months approved by cabinet

Tourist visas good for up to 9 months approved by cabinet

A new type of tourist visa was approved by the cabinet today for visitors to stay in Thailand for up to nine months. The new Special Tourist Visas proposed by the Tourism and...

We are the asteroids: Thai schoolkids vow to end rule of ‘dinosaurs’

We are the asteroids: Thai schoolkids vow to end rule of ‘dinosaurs’

For decades, the reality of Thai school has been total submission to strict dress codes, long hours, an obsession with test scores and abuse at the hands of educators. Teachers, a...

Panicked by month without holidays, Thailand scrambles to add ‘a long one’

Panicked by month without holidays, Thailand scrambles to add ‘a long one’

Because a month in Thailand without a holiday would be unimaginably cruel, the government is rushing to add yet even more in order to stimulate tourism spending. With the reserve...

Thai army denies stockpiling tear gas, rubber bullets for Saturday’s protest

Thai army denies stockpiling tear gas, rubber bullets for Saturday’s protest

The Royal Thai Army yesterday denied rumors that it has prepared for Saturday’s mass rally expected to draw thousands challenging its power to Thammasat University by stocking...


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