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Friday, June 22, 2018

Ed Sheeran Fans Clamor for Bangkok Show

BANGKOK — A slew of dates bringing ginger pop star Ed Sheeran through Southeast Asia have fans in Thailand hoping he will pass through Bangkok on his November tour.

The Army Has a New Mascot. Run For Your Lives.

BANGKOK — A mascot designed by the defense ministry to promote national reconciliation has instead creeped out social media.

Cute Thai Cat Photos Spam Internet on ‘World Cat Day’

BANGKOK — Cat nerds flooded social media Tuesday with photos of their cat companions or favorite local strays.

Avengers-Themed Comic Parodies Thai Politics

BANGKOK — “Hear me, and rejoice. You have been blessed with the presence of the prime minister.”

‘From Thailand’ Tourist Defends Yellowstone Traipse

BANGKOK — A group of Thai tourists who visited Yellowstone National Park in the United States raised eyebrows for casually tromping over a restricted area and harassing the tour guide who filmed them.

On Thainet, Facebook Marks ‘No Wonder We’re an Undeveloped Country’ as Spam

BANGKOK — Facebook classified a self-deprecating phrase on the state of Thailand’s development as spam in the early hours of Labor Day.

Viral Video Shows School Kids Dragging Director’s Car Uphill

MAE HONG SON — A clip of students dragging a teacher’s truck up a muddy mountainside in northern Thailand went viral Thursday on the Thai internet.

Anonymous Hacks Police Sites to Campaign for ‘Justice’ in Koh Tao Murders

BANGKOK — Hacker collective group Anonymous last night claimed responsibility for taking down at least 14 police websites in Thailand, in a campaign for “justice” for the Koh Tao murder case.

Muslim Talk Show Host Apologizes for Offending Buddhists

BANGKOK — A Muslim talk show host apologized for offending Buddhists by mocking prostration to religious idols, after the nation’s top Islamic cleric blasted him on social media.
Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan flashes a watch thought to cost several million baht in a Monday photo.

Show and Don’t Tell: Gen. Prawit Won’t Explain His Bling Watch to Public

BANGKOK — The second in command of the ruling junta said Wednesday he’s willing to discuss his taste for luxury wristwatches with an anti-corruption agency, but not the public – and certainly not reporters.

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