Thai tycoon gets 16 months for poaching, weapons possession, but off the hook for black panther killing

Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta has been sentenced to a total of 16 months in prison, but not for the killing of an endangered black panther that prompted outrage and protests around the country last year. Thong Pha Phum district courthouse in Kanchanaburi province today convicted Premchai for illegal weapons possession (a six-month jail sentence), ...

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UPDATE: HK defends euthanization of Thai ‘cargo dog’ as petition against their action takes off

UPDATE: HK defends euthanization of Thai ‘cargo dog’ as petition against their action takes off

Following online outrage sparked by Hong Kong authorities’ decision to put down a dog that had snuck aboard a cargo ship headed there from Thailand, HK’s Agriculture and...

Hong Kong authorities criticized for putting down Thai dog that arrived via cargo ship

Hong Kong authorities criticized for putting down Thai dog that arrived via cargo ship

Outrage ensued on social media today after Hong Kong authorities reportedly put down a dog that had snuck aboard a cargo ship headed there from Thailand the week earlier. The...

Accident on Thai road leaves motorbike tangled in 4-meter-high high electric line (PHOTOS)

Accident on Thai road leaves motorbike tangled in 4-meter-high high electric line (PHOTOS)

A road accident this weekend in northeastern Thailand caused only mild injuries, but left local rescue workers with a sight they couldn’t possibly have been prepared for —...

Hasan Minhaj discusses Thai Rap Against Dictatorship on Netflix’s Patriot Act (VIDEO)

Hasan Minhaj discusses Thai Rap Against Dictatorship on Netflix’s Patriot Act (VIDEO)

He’s already tackled the United States’s fraught relationship with Saudi Arabia and censorship in China, and now, Hasan Minhaj has finally turned his attention to our very own...

UPDATE: Thai durian kingpin cancels ‘tournament’ for daughter’s hand, in trouble with the missus

UPDATE: Thai durian kingpin cancels ‘tournament’ for daughter’s hand, in trouble with the missus

Hold the phone, ladies and gentlemen. Cancel your travel plans and tell your boss you no longer need those three months off work, because Chumphon province’s durian king has...

Thai man spotted casually smoking cigarette atop BMW in middle of road after causing accident (VIDEO)

Thai man spotted casually smoking cigarette atop BMW in middle of road after causing accident (VIDEO)

We all take the stress of being in an accident — particularly ones we cause — differently. But we’re scratching our heads a bit today at the extra chill reaction of...

UPDATE: Thai durian kingpin expects hundreds to endure 3-month ‘tournament’ to win daughter’s hand

UPDATE: Thai durian kingpin expects hundreds to endure 3-month ‘tournament’ to win daughter’s hand

And just like that, we’ve entered reality TV territory. The durian wholesaler who went viral this week by taking to social media to offer cash and gold for the man worthy of his...

Thai durian wholesaler offers cash, gold in bid to find husband for daughter (PHOTOS)

Thai durian wholesaler offers cash, gold in bid to find husband for daughter (PHOTOS)

A Durian kingpin has a proposition to you single men out there. “Announcement: Looking for a son-in-law,” 58-year-old durian wholesaler Anon Rodthong posted to his Facebook...

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha woos Thai voters ahead of election with latest single ‘New Day’

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha woos Thai voters ahead of election with latest single ‘New Day’

Turn down the lights. This one’s for the ladies. Well … the voters. Yes, junta leader, unelected prime minister and pop hitmakerPrayuth’s Chan-o-cha has done it again....


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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.