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A win motosai burns her vest in protest on May 17 outside of Grab’s Bangkok offices.

Military Urges Motosai to Register with App – Any App

BANGKOK — A military unit overseeing motorcycle taxi services will encourage riders to register with private ride-hailing applications to ease conflict while new rules are being written.

City to ‘Investigate’ Management of BACC

BANGKOK — City Hall officials said Wednesday they will investigate the administration and funding of a downtown cultural venue that it recently threatened to take over, prompting a public backlash.
Manit Inpim and another disabled activist meet with Amorn Kitchawengkul, Bangkok deputy governor at BTS Phrom Phong station in 2016. Photo: Matichon

City Hall Approves 256M Baht For BTS Elevators

BANGKOK — A disabled activist Thursday welcomed City Hall’s budget approval to add more elevators to BTS Skytrain stations.
Protesters Monday at Thammasat University.

Live Blog: Protesters Camp at Thammasat on Eve of Coup Anniversary

BANGKOK — We're live from Thammasat University where protesters have gathered on the eve before the fourth anniversary of the military coup. A rally is planned to depart Tuesday toward Government House. Staff Reporters Teeranai Charuvastra, Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Jintamas Saksornchai and Editor Todd Ruiz are at the site.

McDonald’s Shuts its Doors to Coup Protesters

BANGKOK — A McDonald’s branch in downtown Bangkok abruptly closed down Saturday hours before anti-coup protesters were set to converge there on the anniversary of a crackdown that resulted in dozens of deaths.
Motorcycle taxis Thursday burn a vest uniform at a protest in front of Grab’s Bangkok headquarters.

Moto Rally: Riders Demand Grab Play by the Rules

BANGKOK — Motorcycle taxis Thursday converged on the Bangkok headquarters of the largest ride-hailing service to demand it cease operating in violation of the law.

City Hall and Activists to Survey BTS Accessibility

BANGKOK — City officials must join the disabled activists suing them on a court-ordered inspection of BTS stations as part of a class-action lawsuit, one of the plaintiffs said Wednesday.
Exterior of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at Pathumwan intersection in downtown Bangkok. Image: Bacc.or.th

City Hall Won’t Take Over BACC – Won’t Fund it Either

BANGKOK — Hours after prominent artists lent their voices to demands City Hall drop plans to seize control of a downtown arts venue, the governor who wanted to turn it into a coworking space caved in Tuesday afternoon.

Famed Artists Say No to City Hall Takeover of BACC

BANGKOK — About two dozen artists and enthusiasts of a downtown public cultural venue submitted a formal complaint to the junta leader Tuesday demanding the provincial governor abandon plans to take it over.

Disgraced Cop’s Market ‘Plaza’ Meets Wrecking Ball

BANGKOK — A commercial building owned by a disgraced police official that hovered over a canal in northern Bangkok was being demolished Monday for trespassing on public property.

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