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Junta Pilloried for Handling of Rail Project at Forum

BANGKOK — After the junta chief exempted the 179 billion baht, high-speed railway project from 10 laws and orders last week, questions have flown...

Shades of California Wow as True Fitness Takes a Bow

BANGKOK — Dozens of gym members showed up ready to work out Thursday at the sole remaining True Fitness fitness center only to find...

Samet Residents Complain Island Music Fest an Unwelcome Mess

RAYONG — A music festival on Ko Samet suspended ticket sales Thursday after the island community complained it benefits only the organizer and leaves behind nothing but garbage.

At 420 Weed Fest, Heady Times for Thai Cannabis Activists (Photos)

BANGKOK — Nantachai Techasrivichien said it was about a year ago when he was diagnosed with acute anxiety. Soon the radio disc jockey found therapy in making things grow. At his home, he grows plants for luck and feels a unique thrill in watching their progress. About six months ago he started a new business, importing grow bags from the U.S. state of Oklahoma for sale over Facebook.

Thai Fisheries Slavery Boosts Seafood Fair Trade Revolution

PORTLAND, Maine — Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon. Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote...

Breadmaker Flamed For Criticizing Grand Palace Volunteers

BANGKOK — A major baked goods company apologized Tuesday to volunteers who said they got a hassle they didn’t knead for handing out free...

120B Mega Project Coming to Site of Former Suan Lum Night Bazaar

BANGKOK — Six years after the eviction of the Suan Lum Night Bazaar, a development company Monday morning announced plans to construct a cluster of office, residential and retail towers on the site.

Govt Floats Long-Term Land Leases for Foreigners

BANGKOK — Foreigners may be able to actually own land in Thailand – even if it’s just temporary.

Junta Backs Off From VAT Hike, Blames Fake News

BANGKOK — Public outrage over a proposed increase to the value-added tax, or VAT, led to the military government shelving the idea and blaming the media Friday for spreading fake news.

Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

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