Won’t leave till demands met, say hundreds of rural poor encamped in Bangkok

They’ve camped out, bathed and done their laundry along the same stretch of road for 18 straight days. They are quick to apologize for making any inconvenience and say they don’t want to be here. But what makes members of a loose-knit coalition of Thailand’s rural poor endure this “necessary inconvenience” is a lack of ...

Royal Thai consort stripped of all titles, ranks by palace order

Royal Thai consort stripped of all titles, ranks by palace order

Two months after she was named royal consort, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was stripped of all ranks and titles by order of His Majesty the King. In a statement published in the...

Knot Again: Bangkok ablaze with dazzling daytime cable fire

Knot Again: Bangkok ablaze with dazzling daytime cable fire

A cloud of smoke veiled Bangkok’s Bang Rak district this afternoon after another low-slung cabling mess caught on fire. Traffic was congested after the cables in front of a...

In Thailand as anywhere, inequality affects whose children will die: study

In Thailand as anywhere, inequality affects whose children will die: study

Enter the world about five hours east of Bangkok, and your chances of living past 5 are slightly better than those born five hours west and north. The 19.6 child mortality rate of...

Rural poor rally in Bangkok to demand compensation and stop future evictions

Rural poor rally in Bangkok to demand compensation and stop future evictions

Hundreds of indigent Thais from across the kingdom gathered for a 16th day today in front of the Government House to renew demands they be compensated for lands lost. Members of...

Shunned by Chinese, Phuket braces for rare slump

Shunned by Chinese, Phuket braces for rare slump

Hotels on Thailand’s most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in...

Japan wary of Thai travelers after 7 women arrive with meth in undies (Photos)

Japan wary of Thai travelers after 7 women arrive with meth in undies (Photos)

Japan has its eyes on Thai visitors after discovering seven Thai women allegedly muling a kilogram of crystal meth, aka yaa ice, “in their underwear.” Fukuoka Airport...

Dozens of Thai malls pledge to drop plastic bags for 2020

Dozens of Thai malls pledge to drop plastic bags for 2020

At least 43 shopping malls and department stores nationwide have agreed to stop providing plastic bags starting in January.  To support plans to ban several types of single-use...

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn in court over alleged share holdings

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn in court over alleged share holdings

The charismatic frontman of Thailand’s anti-military parliamentary bloc appeared in court Friday accused of breaching election rules by holding media shares, a case which...

King postpones royal barge procession until December

King postpones royal barge procession until December

King Vajiralongkorn has postponed next week’s final event marking his historic coronation — a royal barge procession down Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river — by...


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