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Grab Buys Uber’s Southeast Asia Ridesharing Business

Fast growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business Grab is acquiring Uber's Southeast Asian business operations
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Bikeshare Seen as Step to Stop Smog in Bangkok, Chiang Mai

BANGKOK — A smart bikeshare soon to hit the streets of Bangkok was one way presented at a Wednesday conference to improve the quality of the capital’s air.

Sakon Nakhon City Lowers Speed Limit to 60kph

SAKON NAKHON — Officials on Tuesday lowered the speed limit of a northeastern province to 60kph in an effort to lower road accidents.

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.

Legal Crusader Warns Thai Airways Over Seating ‘Obese’ Passengers

BANGKOK — A constitutional rights activist and serial litigant warned Thai Airways on Saturday that it is breaking the law by barring obese passengers from buying business class seats on two of its new jets.
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.

Tollways Go Toll-Free for 8 Days Next Month

BANGKOK — Blow through toll booths gratis for over a week during Songkran.

Laksi Roundabout Bridge to Be Closed Overnight

BANGKOK — A bridge on a main tollway on Chaeng Watthana Road will be closed overnight this week.

Inaction on Bangkok Pollution Risks Toxic Future For All

BANGKOK — Avoiding the capital’s toxic smog has become a primary concern for Thitinan Maitree.

Uber Tipped to Pull Out of Southeast Asia

BANGKOK — Uber is considering pulling out of Southeast Asia and selling operations there to regional competitor Grab, according to news reports.

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