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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Vampires, Shakespeare, Vintage Rom-Com at ‘Silent Film Fest’

BANGKOK — Bram Stoker’s legendary Transylvanian, Shakespeare’s emo prince of Denmark and seven other soundless stories will screen at two good-ole’-day indie cinemas for a full week.

Giant Buddha Head Attracts Lotto Hunters

NAKHON PANOM — Buddhist worshipers are flocking to the fallen head of a giant Buddha statue, which was recently unearthed in Nakhon Panom province, in search of good luck.

Editorial: Independent Test of Koh Tao Suspects' DNA Needed

Due to Thai police's unprofessionalism and history of forced confessions, an impartial review of the Koh Tao murder case is needed to ensure justice.

Unemployed Man Commits Suicide by Bomb, Police Say

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — An unemployed ex-convict killed himself with a bomb yesterday, police in northeastern Thailand said.

Canadian Electronic Duo Tennyson to Make Some Noise in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Two Canadian siblings are heading their way to the city’s RCA funzone and bringing their playful indie electronic sound with them.

Police Expand Investigation Over 'Lese Majeste Foodstuff Conspiracy'

BANGKOK — Police say they are looking for more suspects who allegedly cited connections with the palace to discourage other business owners from supplying the Thai Royal Family with food products.
This image released by Disney shows Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff and Sven in a scene from "Frozen 2." Image: Disney via AP

Review: An Evolved Iceman? Kristoff Steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

If you're a parent looking for your young girl or boy to learn good relationship behavior, they could do well to watch Kristoff, who has now become probably the most evolved iceman this side of Arendelle or all of Scandinavia or maybe the entire European Union, pre- or post-Brexit.
Stills from "Royal Siamese Musicians" and "A Puppet Show in Bangkok" filmed in 1930. Image: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation / University of South Carolina

Oldest Sound Films Shot in Thailand Discovered

BANGKOK — A set of four sound films shot nearly a hundred years ago, believed to be the first sound films recorded in Thailand,...

Rescue Worker Commended for Chasing Down Drunk Driver

BURIRAM — Officials in northeastern Thailand have recognized an emergency rescue worker who helped police arrest a drunk driver behind a hit-and-run car crash early this month.

Anti-Junta Protest in Khon Kaen, Despite Prayuth's Warnings

BANGKOK — Nearly 100 pro-democracy activists staged a rare rally against the Thai junta today, hours after junta chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha reminded the public that protests are still banned in Thailand under his military regime.





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