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Special Report: Thai Students Abuse ADHD Drugs to Stay Ahead

Intense pressure to score high has students as young as high school deliberately overdosing with drugs that rob them of social skills and health.

Dusit Zoo to Close Forever in 3 Weeks

BANGKOK — It’s time to say goodbye to Thailand’s oldest zoo.
Photo: Tjabeljan / Flickr

Deal Struck For Khaosan Vendors to Submit Alternate Rules

BANGKOK — Khaosan Road vendors will submit their own proposed regulations directly to the government next week after City Hall backed down on enforcing its own week-old rules.
Khaosan Road sidewalks were clear of vendors Thursday morning as new regulations were put on hold. Photo: Matichon

Khaosan Goes Quiet After Police Ignore New City Rules

BANGKOK — Making new rules doesn’t mean much when even the police ignore them, as City Hall found out this week.

Thailand to Host 2018 Miss Universe Pageant

BANGKOK — Thailand will host the 2018 Miss Universe beauty pageant, organizers said Tuesday.
Yada Pornpetrumpa, center front, leads Khaosan Road vendors in a Tuesday protest at City Hall.

Khaosan Vendors to Defy City Hall’s New Rules

BANGKOK — A showdown at City Hall ended Tuesday with neither the man spearheading the reorganization of Khaosan Road nor the 100 vendors who marched in protest ready to budge.
Khaosan Road at night. Photo: Bfick / Flickr

Feeling Spurned, Khaosan Sellers to March on City Hall

BANGKOK — Khaosan Road vendors Monday called for a demonstration tomorrow to protest City Hall’s failure to explain new regulations to be enforced in two days.
Saowalak Unkaew at her grilled corn cart in Khaosan Road Tuesday night.

Police the Cops Before ‘Choking Us,’ Khaosan Vendors Say

BANGKOK — By 7pm, Saowalak Unkaew sets up her grilled corn cart at one end of Khaosan Road, something she’s done long before the tourism boom turned it into a bustling hive of commerce about 20 years ago.

In Reversal, City Won’t Spare Khaosan, Chinatown Vendors

BANGKOK — Vendors in the famed Khaosan Road area will have to follow new regulations next month meant to return sidewalks to pedestrians, City Hall said Tuesday.
The BTS Skytrain engineer peeks outside the train during the disruption on June 22 at BTS Chit Lom.

BTS on the Blink: Bangkok Rail System Grinds to Halt, Again

BANGKOK — Once hailed for its reliability, the BTS Skytrain’s increasingly frequent system failures led the government to demand answers Monday after commuters were left stranded four hours during this morning’s rush hours.

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