It was 1974. Thailand’s civil rights movement was in full swing when Thatchai “Tong” Obtong was sold by his parents for 5,000 baht. He was 7.
BANGKOK — Lumyai is back and this time her golden hot pants and crop top have caused an international furor.
BANGKOK — Tangled masses of power cables above one of Bangkok’s major thoroughfares will be moved underground over the next several years, the state electricity authority announced Monday.
LONDON — A British Olympic gold medallist sent his well-wishes to a Thai rockstar running a cross-country marathon to raise money for local hospitals Saturday afternoon.
BANGKOK — A member of a ‘90s boy band died early Saturday morning onstage after suffering a heart attack during a concert.
PHUKET — Fifteen police officers across the island of Phuket were placed under investigation Friday for allegedly arresting and extorting more than 100 foreigners.
PATHUM THANI — A university student who gained fame for taking a summer job as a mall guard was in serious condition and breathing through a respirator Friday following a road accident in northern metro Bangkok.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Massive flooding which has ravaged dozens of provinces in recent weeks and killed at least 20 people is still affecting Isaan, while the south is drying out Thursday from a fresh monsoon.
BANGKOK — Tuk-tuk driver Kamruay Dandongmuang used to rent a room in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district but had to move out when the cost of living became too high. After the city swept out many of the sidewalk food vendors, he could no longer find affordable meals.
BANGKOK — When Nguyen Quoc launched the nation’s first open, donation-based crowdfunding platform earlier this year, he didn’t have to wait long to see it make a difference.