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Activists Arrested on 83rd Anniversary of Thai Democracy's Founding

BANGKOK — Four student activists were arrested today on the 83rd anniversary of the revolution that established democracy in Thailand, which is now being ruled by a military junta.

Red Politicians Barred From Thaksin's Birthday Bash

BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has reportedly told political aides to stay away from his 64th birthday party, which is expected to take place in France on 26 July.

Bangkok Planetarium Returns to the Stars in January

BANGKOK — A custom-built fish-eye lens, high-definition, 360-degree visuals and 5.1 surround sound will soon transport audiences into the stars soon at the upgraded Bangkok Planetarium.

Migrant Rights Activist Indicted in Thailand for Defamation

BANGKOK (DPA) - An activist who reported on alleged rights abuses at a Thai pineapple processing plant was indicted for defamation and committing computer crimes by the Thai Criminal Court Monday.

Lineup Set for Epic Indie Music Fest ‘Maho Rasop’

BANGKOK — The capital city’s music fans are more than ready for an epic 12-hour outdoor music festival which will welcome nearly 20 acts next month.

Former Protest Leader Leaves Monkhood, Rules Out Return to Politics

BANGKOK — The former leader of the conservative protest movement that brought about the 2014 coup d'etat left the monkhood today after spending a year at a monastery in southern Thailand.
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Where to Hip to The Hop in Bangkok

BANGKOK — The now-global phenomenon of hip-hop and rap culture has a home the capital’s sois, where clubs citywide have specialized in the genre.

NACC Threatened With Lawsuit for Delay in 2010 Crackdown Case

BANGKOK — The brother of a volunteer medic killed in the 2010 crackdown on Redshirt protesters has vowed to file a lawsuit against Thailand’s national anti-graft agency for its slow progress in prosecuting those responsible for the violence.

‘Thailand’s Banksy’ to Bring Sex, Drugs, Stencils to Patpong

BANGKOK — After turning a gallery into a casino with sculptures of Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and his ousted archrival Thaksin Shinawatra facing off over a poker table, the artist known as “Thailand’s Banksy” is ready for his third exhibit.
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Nicki Minaj to Drop Her ‘Super Bass’ on Bangkok for 1st Time

BANGKOK — The “queen of rap” will twerk her thinly-covered behind into Bangkok for the first time later this year.

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