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Thursday, June 20, 2019

‘Smart’ Cards to Finally Live up to Paperless Promise, Junta Vows



BANGKOK — The photocopying business could take a hit as the junta promised yesterday that photocopies of ID cards or home registrations will no longer be needed at government agencies next year.

Astrologer Monk Rebuked for Touching Schoolgirl



CHIANG MAI — For touching a female schoolchild during a horoscope reading, a monk in the northern province of Chiang Mai has formally reprimanded by Buddhist authorities.
Photo: U.S. Embassy Bangkok / Facebook

Diplomats Wish Thais Happy Songkran in Embassy Videos

BANGKOK — As Songkran approaches this Saturday, embassies are releasing videos to show that they’re in the mood for splashing around. The US, UK, Chinese...

Roll Up on Lumphini When Park Goes to #Weed Saturday

BANGKOK — A cannabis advocacy group is inviting people to get involved by bringing good ideas to the city’s central park this weekend.

Fortune Favors the Bold Drawings of ‘Pomme Chan’

BANGKOK — Get your fortune read and reflect on fortune and belief with the sacred animals of the Chinese Zodiac portrayed by a talented illustrator at an exhibition opening Saturday.

Feast on Flavors, Sights and Sounds of Africa at CentralWorld (Photos)

BANGKOK — A festival with soul-moving music and hip-shaking dances by nine African countries is set to rumble through Wednesday at a downtown mall.

Art Pairs With Booze When ‘Figure 8’ Opens Sunday

BANGKOK — Celebrate the opening of a new shophouse-cum-bar and gallery with Japanese rope bondage and late-romantic French poetry.
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Thai Indie Music: The Movie

Independent artists are shaking up the Thai music landscape which has long been dominated by two corporate labels. This short film leaps onto the stage and gets face-to-face with some of the musicians taking their sounds out of the capital and across the country.

Vault Watch: Work Suspended as Railway Gets Involved



NAKHON SI THAMMARAT — A bid to crack a century-old vault is on hold after railway officials ordered it halted so they could get in on the action.
Fleetwood Mac band members appear at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. .Photo: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

Lindsey Buckingham Leaves Fleetwood Mac

LOS ANGELES  — Lindsey Buckingham will have to go his own way. The singer-guitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac. The band said in a statement...

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