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A file photo of stairs and escalators at BTS Siam. Photo: Nopphan Bunnag / Flickr

BTS Fails to Keep Accessibility Promises for 4th Year

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to all commuters four years after a historic legal victory for disability activists.
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks Tuesday in Lampang, juxtaposed over a background of Bangkok’s smog.

‘Everyone Has to Help Out’ With Air Pollution, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — The junta leader said Tuesday that controlling the air pollution problem was everyone’s responsibility, not just the government’s. During a cabinet meeting trip...
Sick animals packed into cages at a government animal shelter in December at Bangkok's Prawet district. Photo: Watchdog Thailand / Courtesy

Bangkok to Halt Roundups, Take New Approach to Stray Animals

Bangkok’s governor on Tuesday promised new policies to address stray animals in the capital, signaling an end to transporting them to shelters where thousands have died.
Puppies being treated in December after taken out of the Prawet shelter. Photo: Watchdog Thailand / Courtesy

Cats & Dogs Die by Hundreds in Disease-Infested Bangkok Shelter: Rights Group

BANGKOK — Stuffed inside small cages, they stare and whimper at visitors or lie helplessly still. In every group of big dogs and adult cats, or small puppies and kittens, some are collapsed on the ground, short of breath or even dead.
A man carries a cat April 25 out of the wreckage of Pom Mahakan.

From BTS Meltdown to Pigeon Pogroms, This Was Bangkok in 2018

For another year, the only constant to living in Bangkok was change and, possibly, everyone’s love-hate relationship with the capital.

Bangkok to Have Itself a Smoggy Little Christmas?

BANGKOK — You better not run; you better not hike; you better not breathe, we're telling you why – nasty smog has come to town.
Catriona Gray holds a bouquet designed by Thai florist Phiyawat Meephaithoon, right, upon winning Miss Universe 2018 on Monday.

War of the Orchids: Battle Erupts Over Miss Universe Bouquet

BANGKOK — In the arms of newly crowned Miss Universe was placed a bouquet of orchids meant to bring pride to Thai florists –...
Tongkum is led off the truck that brought him from Chai Nat province Tuesday and into Bangkok’s Khan Na Yao Police Station.

Smiling Buffalo Seized by Police, Impounded as Evidence

CHAI NAT – An impoverished farmer in the central province of Chai Nat was in tears Tuesday morning when police arrived to confiscate the...
Manit Inpim of Transportation for All on the MRT Purple Line in August 2016. Photo: Accessibility is Freedom / Courtesy

Disabled Commuters Sue Bangkok’s MRT For 16.8M Baht

BANGKOK — Four years after they won a historic case against the BTS Skytrain, a network of commuters with disabilities said they will file a lawsuit Tuesday over inaccessibility on Bangkok’s MRT subway system.
Sirikorn Tanomsup’s graduation truck Sunday. Photo: Sittikorn Deeporm / Facebook

Bangkok Man Campaigns Hard on His Education Success

BANGKOK — People were doing double takes in eastern Bangkok at a truck festooned with flags and photos of a smiling man with a...

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