Silom market closed after 13 people test positive for COVID-19

A market in the Silom area was ordered shut until further notice after at least 13 people were found infected with COVID-19.  Soi Silom 5, also locally known as Soi La Lai Sap, was today ordered by the City Hall to close down for disinfection till Saturday after at least 13 cases were detected in ...

Hi-So No-No: Thai officials vow action against vaccine-hunters disguised as motosai drivers

Hi-So No-No: Thai officials vow action against vaccine-hunters disguised as motosai drivers

Thai authorities have vowed to prosecute people who disguised themselves as motorbike taxi drivers to jump the queue for the coronavirus vaccine. Land Transport Department...

‘Slanty eyes’ Serbian volleyballer suspended for two matches

‘Slanty eyes’ Serbian volleyballer suspended for two matches

The International Volleyball Federation, or FIVB, on Tuesday announced that it has imposed sanctions on the Serbian volleyball player who insulted the Thai national team with a...

Roll up those sleeves: Foreigners aged 60+ can register for vaccinations

Roll up those sleeves: Foreigners aged 60+ can register for vaccinations

Thai health officials on Monday afternoon said foreigners living in Thailand can now register for COVID-19 vaccines – if they are aged over 60. In a Monday press briefing,...

Disabled GrabFood delivery rider killed in accident on Tiwanon Road

Disabled GrabFood delivery rider killed in accident on Tiwanon Road

A disabled food delivery rider was killed in a road accident on Monday after his motorbike collided with an SUV in Bangkok metropolitan area, Nonthaburi province. Grab Food rider...

University chat group rating female students’ sexiness reignites debate on misogyny

University chat group rating female students’ sexiness reignites debate on misogyny

After being accepted into the Faculty of Law at Chulalongkorn University – one of Thailand’s top institutions – some male students were invited to join a Line chat group...

SNAPU: Knowns, unknowns and WTFs to Phuket’s ‘reopening’

SNAPU: Knowns, unknowns and WTFs to Phuket’s ‘reopening’

Residents on Phuket are rolling up their sleeves to revive their devastated economy as a flashy social media campaign counts down to the resort island’s official...

Celebrity murder suspect ‘Uncle Pol’ turns himself in to police

Celebrity murder suspect ‘Uncle Pol’ turns himself in to police

A suspected child murderer who was elevated to folk hero status by tabloid media turned himself in Wednesday morning at national police headquarters after an arrest warrant was...

Serbia says racist taunt of Thai player wasn’t disrespectful

Serbia says racist taunt of Thai player wasn’t disrespectful

Update June 9: The International Volleyball Federation, or FIVB, announced that it suspended Djurdjevic for two matches and fined The Volleyball Federation of Serbia.  Serbia’s...

Thai lawyer, judges sue US news outlet ‘Law360’ over Toyota bribery report

Thai lawyer, judges sue US news outlet ‘Law360’ over Toyota bribery report

A Thai attorney and three former high-ranking judges suspected by U.S. authorities of taking bribes from Japanese automaker Toyota to throw out a massive tax judgment filed a...


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