Internet erupts with #PrayuthGetOut as Thai PM rants in parliament

A moment they’d all been waiting for – seeing former junta leader Prayuth Chan-o-cha in the hot seat before parliament – went over about as well as could be expected online, where the reaction was harsh and swift. #PrayuthGetOut exploded across Twitter on Wednesday as the retired general and prime minister faced an opposition grilling ...

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Bangkok man denies leaving drugged model for dead in condo lobby

Bangkok man denies leaving drugged model for dead in condo lobby

Police today were investigating the mysterious death of a 25-year-old model left by a man in the lobby of his Bangkok condominium.  A police investigator told Coconuts Bangkok...

Actor raises 231M baht for Thai flood victims

Actor raises 231M baht for Thai flood victims

A Thai celeb and volunteer rescuer has raised enough money for northeast flood victims that he plans to give every affected household THB5,000 (US$164).  Bin Bunlueritr, who’s...

PM spokes defends ‘playing chef’ as death toll mounts in Thai northeast (Photos)

PM spokes defends ‘playing chef’ as death toll mounts in Thai northeast (Photos)

As the death toll rises in the storm-ravaged Northeast while the prime minister travels for light-hearted photo ops, a government spokeswoman assured the public he cares deeply...

Sale of ‘Ultraman Buddha’ paintings rise to 2.6M Thai baht

Sale of ‘Ultraman Buddha’ paintings rise to 2.6M Thai baht

Nothing adds values to art like a scandal. It happened with the Mona Lisa when stolen in 1911 and it happened this weekend when a second controversial painting in the so-called...

Thai hardliners wanted this art destroyed. Instead it just sold for 600,000 baht

Thai hardliners wanted this art destroyed. Instead it just sold for 600,000 baht

As Buddhist hardliners demand the destruction of paintings depicting the Buddha as a Japanese superhero, a patron announced today that he’s flipped one at auction for a whopping...

BTS Backup: Disruption leads to epic Thursday morning queues outside stations (Video)

BTS Backup: Disruption leads to epic Thursday morning queues outside stations (Video)

The groans were audible this morning from those first seeing the line to enter BTS On Nut stretching down the stairs and block. Despite an announcement from the Bangkok train...

Cat or Panda? Terribly tubby ‘Cow Milk’ is just everything today (Photos)

Cat or Panda? Terribly tubby ‘Cow Milk’ is just everything today (Photos)

Pim Kleawthanonk had no idea that inside the scrawny, sick kitty she discovered was a totally adorable fatty whose popularity would explode over the internet and rain superheated...

Monk sheds orange to throw fists of fury at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong (Video)

Monk sheds orange to throw fists of fury at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong (Video)

Shrugging off his orange robes to throw some big-man punches, a Thai monk is going viral today for starting a fight with another man at a Bangkok’s main railway terminal. People...

Thai celeb’s pants eaten by MBK Center escalator (Photos)

Thai celeb’s pants eaten by MBK Center escalator (Photos)

Another cautionary tale of poorly maintained escalators comes by way of a Thai actress who experienced their dangers up close and personal, prompting an apology today from a...


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Never miss the coolest topics your friends are talking about on social media again. From the most famous road rage video on YouLike, to photos that literally all of your Thai friends are sharing but you have have no idea what the text says, these stories are worth a quick read. But you might need to invest a bit more time when we translate the latest scandal from infamous Thai drama forum Pantip. These stories might include Thais sharing stories of unacceptable public behavior or kilometer-long comment threads when someone posts a picture of a cockroach in a chain restaurant or a rat in a donut display.