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Future Forward Seeks to Amend Junta’s Cyber Law

BANGKOK — Future Forward Party said on Monday that it will push for the amendment of the controversial Cyber Security Act, which grants the state an unchecked power to respond to perceived security threats.
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Lisa Blackpink Donates 100k Baht to Flood Victims

BANGKOK — Lisa Blackpink is looking out for her Isaan blinks. Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban, 22, a member of Kpop band Blackpink, donated 100,000 baht to...
Two of the four paintings in the collection by a student at Nakhonratchasima Rajabhat University. Insert: a selfie of Parina Kraikup. Photo: Parina Kraikup / Facebook

Junta Party MP Condemns ‘Ultraman Buddha’

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A pro-government lawmaker on Monday condemned a collection of paintings that depict Buddha as a Japanese superhero, while others see nothing...
A screenshot from the Facebook live video on Sept. 2 showing Phuwieng Phrakhammintara with robotic augmented reality filter over his head. Image: the Meteorological Department / Facebook

Livestream Fail Turns Weatherman Into Robot, Dog, and Wizard

BANGKOK — A usually tedious weather forecast program went viral overnight after staff forgot to disable amusing face filters during a Monday livestream. Ten minutes...
Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, center, protests in front of the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on June 4, 2019.

What Do Thai-Chinese Think About the Hong Kong Protests? (Part II)

While their agong and ama shuffle through Chinese newspapers, Thai-Chinese millennials are reading US-based online news and scanning the Twitters and Instagrams of their Hong Kong friends.
Background: annotated images of items worn by Natruja “Kaew” Chutiwansophon being compared to authentic ones. Photo: Idol’s Panties by 7Mangda / Facebook. Insert: Kaew BNK48 / Facebook.

‘Queen’ of BNK48 Accused of Toting Fake Gucci Bag

Update: The performer has been suspended for a month by her parent group BNK48, citing her action as "an inappropriate model for the youth...
The now-deleted photo originally posted by Facebook user Nana Copy on Friday showing a boy being consoled by his friend and teacher during Mother’s Day event at an unidentified school. Photo: Nana Copy / Facebook

Thais Divided Over Banning Mother’s Day School Festivities

Some Thai netizens are calling for the abolition of Mother’s Day events in schools, arguing that they can be harmful for students without mothers...
Left: In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra welcomes his guests for the wedding of his youngest daughter Paetongtarn "Ing" Shinawatra at a hotel in Hong Kong. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP. Right: a photo posted by Parina Kraipkup on her Facebook page July 26, 2019. Photo: Parina Kraikup / Facebook

MP Parina Says Thaksin Planted Bangkok Bombs

BANGKOK — A pro-junta MP says she knows who’s behind the bombings that struck the capital yesterday, even before police have come out with...

Army Chief Recommends Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’

BANGKOK — The army chief has recommended people watch a Netflix documentary about how social media can be weaponized to turn the tide of...
Left: Parina Kraikup’s selfie which accompanied the Monday’s post. Photo: Parina Kraikup / Facebook. Center: Pita Limjaroenrat. Photo: Pita Limjaroenrat / Facebook. Right: Chutima Teepanart at the press conference for Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration on March 1, 2019.

Parina Slams Future Forward MP’s Separation With Series of Commandments

BANGKOK — A pro-government MP on Monday posted ten satirical commandments shaming a Future Forward MP’s alleged abuse of his ex-wife, after he gave...

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