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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thai Customs Seize Smuggled Pangolins and Scales

BANGKOK — Thai customs officials say they have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal.

Seeking Sustainable Solar Power for Urban Thailand 4.0

As I continue my look at different aspects of Thailand 4.0 and some of the challenges ahead for this initiative to become a reality, I want take a look at energy. It is what runs our aircon, powers our buildings and keeps the internet running. There is not much that can be done in a knowledge economy that doesn’t require energy. Increasingly, where that energy comes from is significant.  

Police Say Interpol Has Issued Notice for Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up the hunt for the fugitive playboy wanted in allegedly killing of a traffic policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident in Bangkok.

Activists Ask Court to Probe City Hall’s Failure to Make BTS Accessible

BANGKOK — Disabled rights activists rallied Thursday to petition the Administrative Court to probe why City Hall has not satisfied a high court order...

Auto Passport Control Gates Open at Suvarnabhumi – For Some

BANGKOK — Passing through airport immigration is a little swifter today for some, so long as they hail from the sparkling city-state to the south.

New Dawn or Letdown? Iconic Temple Makeover Gets Mixed Reviews (Photos)

BANGKOK — Nopparat Petchchai has watched over the Temple of Dawn for over two decades. The 50-year-old security guard from Uttaradit province, who keeps a...
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Thailand is His Name, Cheering Thailand is His Game

BANGKOK — For years, he’s been an unmistakable burst of red, white and blue in the stands. Tune into the Olympics, SEA Games, Asian Games or any event with Thai competitors and you’ll likely find him dressed in outrageous costumes, spinning his hypnotic parasol and screaming his head off.

Deep Scars Remain Two Years After Bangkok Shrine Bombing

Top: Images show the aftermath at the Erawan Shrine soon after the blast at 6:55pm on Aug. 17, 2015 and recent photos of four...

Drunk Man Watches Sunrise From Atop Rama I Statue

BANGKOK — A man chose to climb atop a monument to King Rama I just before dawn Monday morning where he spent several hours before agreeing to come down.

Deputy Governor Blames HIV Infections on Gay TV Characters

BANGKOK — A deputy Bangkok governor is under fire for suggesting that more young men are becoming infected with HIV because there are more gay characters on television.

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