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Friday, April 20, 2018

Storm’s Coming, Expected to Hit North Hard

BANGKOK — Severe summer storms are coming to upper Thailand with the capital in for a good dousing as well this week.

8 Sponsors Drop Thai Elephant Polo: PETA

BANGKOK — An international animal rights organization said it would continue pressing for Thailand to drop an annual elephant polo event after convincing eight sponsors to pull their support.

Dog Slaughter Won’t Solve Rabies Problem: Animal Advocates

BANGKOK — “What else have the livestock authorities done?” a woman shouted at an official seated before her in a livestock department conference room.

Bottom Out: BTS Phaya Thai Escalator Fails

BANGKOK — BTS Skytrain management said late Monday safety inspections will be conducted at every station after a woman narrowly missed falling when an escalator failed.

Bangkok to Hold Its First Transgender Job Fair

BANGKOK — To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility, the capital’s communities will break through discriminatory barriers by holding a job fair for LGBT job seekers.

84 ‘Dumb Bombs’ Found in Bangkok’s Dusit Area

BANGKOK — More than 80 bombs were discovered Monday afternoon at a construction site on Ratchawithi Road.

Muralists Paint ‘The Last Kill’ For Thai Wildlife

Ten muralists painted a vet clinic Friday as part of a distributed movement to demand justice for a black tiger poached in a wildlife sanctuary last month.
Manit Inpim on Sunday night at the Lumpini Police Station in Bangkok.

Disabled Activist Rages After Denied Elevator at BTS Asok

BANGKOK — Manit Inpim meant to travel from Terminal 21 to Phloen Chit for a Sunday evening appointment. Instead, the wheelchair user ended up at a police station after smashing the locked glass door of a BTS elevator with his fist.
Mahouts wielding bullhooks sit on elephants Saturday in the walled field where they were kept when not competing.

Elephant Polo to Continue Despite Abuse

BANGKOK — The host of an annual elephant polo tournament said Sunday that one case of animal mistreatment does not merit canceling the annual event.
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Avoiding Bangkok’s Dystopian Future Lies in its Watery Past

BANGKOK — Walking in Bangkok is awful. Driving isn’t much better, but at least it avoids sidewalks that are dirty, broken, obstacle courses. Driving also means less direct exposure to air that is getting more polluted – partly because of all that driving.

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