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Representatives from True Corp. attend a Tuesday hearing at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission offices in Bangkok. Photo: Matichon

True Scrambles to Win Back Confidence After Data Lapse

BANGKOK — A telecom conglomerate Tuesday sought to play down the impact of a security breach that exposed more than 11,000 customers identity documents online, as regulators pushed for compensation.

Speechless Netizens Parse Trump Win With Memes

BANGKOK — Thailand on Wednesday welcomed the new Trumpasat University among a flood of memes seeking to make sense – or just fun –...

#CU100 Tells You Which Facebook Friends are ‘Dek Chula’

BANGKOK — In case you’re wondering why some Facebook friends changed their profiles to show graduation photos, here’s why.

Five Hacktivists Arrested, Junta Source Says

BANGKOK — Five people were detained Friday at an army base in the capital on suspicion of waging cyberwarfare against the government, a source inside the junta said.
Panuwat Sakulthaithianchai, 25, posed for “pre-ordination” photos taken by his brother. While some netizens were critical, the brothers said they just wanted to mark a milestone. Read: Man Takes Dope Ordination Photos. Internet Cringes.

Man Takes Dope Ordination Photos. Internet Cringes.

CHANTHABURI — Gazing into the distance beneath a freshly shaven head, a young man in dark glasses strikes a pose worthy of GQ magazine as his gauzy gown flaps dramatically behind him. Elsewhere, dressed in the same robe and snazzy sneakers, he ponders instant noodles in a 7-Eleven, pauses in front of a street mural and strikes a gangsta pose before a vintage Volkswagen beetle.

Tied Up and Beaten: Pantippers Trade Tales of Harrowing Discipline

BANGKOK — Tied to a tree and beaten unconscious. Slapped in the skull so hard an ear is partially sliced off. Forced to inhale smoke from a pot of hot coals mixed with spices.

Dangerously Funny Webcomic Satirizes Thai Politics

Kai Maew is a dark webcomic featuring a cast of characters drawn from Thai politics and current events, from student reformer Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and fugitive Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya to caricatures of figures familiar only to politics and news junkies.

Memes Mock United For Forcibly Kicking Passenger Off Flight

CHICAGO — A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United flight by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users are using the platform to poke fun at the airline's tactics.

Netizens Flood Social Media With Pink and Yellow

Thais were flooding social media with an outpouring of love and concern Thursday for HM King after news of his health condition reached the general public.

Thanks to Internet, Poor Elderly Man Becomes Millionaire

BURIRAM — On Tuesday, 72-year-old Paen Paewpongsong was penniless after losing his 15,000 baht life savings. By Friday, he was a millionaire thanks to donations from strangers throughout the realm who heard about his plight from the news.

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