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Royal Family Member Gets Tested for Coronavirus

BANGKOK — Princess Ubolratana said Thursday her daughter underwent a test for Covid-19 after she fell ill.

HealthMin Deletes Sexual Assault Advisory After Backlash

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Public Health on Monday removed its online post that suggested it was women’s responsibility to avoid sexual assaults.

Foodpanda Blacklists Deliveryman for Sexually Harassing Customer

CHIANG MAI — A food delivery service said it fired one of its deliverymen for sending sexually-charged messages to a customer, while the police on Thursday said that a fine was all they could do.

Citing Epidemic, Phetchabun Governor Cancels Songkran Greetings

PHETCHABUN — No Happy New Year, please. A provincial governor on Wednesday cancelled the annual Thai New Year’s...

Celeb Under Fire After Saying Student Protesters are ‘Manipulated’

BANGKOK — Netizens on Friday are calling for a boycott on one of Thailand’s foremost actors after he suggested students were “manipulated” to join the ongoing wave of anti-government protests.

Mobilized by Hashtags, More Verdict Protests Planned at Universities

BANGKOK — Using social media as a mobilization tool, students at a dozen universities on Tuesday announced rallies at their campuses to protest a court verdict that dissolved a key opposition party.

TikTok ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’ Can Result in Jail Time: Cops

BANGKOK — Police on Sunday warned netizens not to attempt a viral Tiktok meme due to its recent record of fatalities and serious injuries.

V for Valentine and Not Virus: Day of Love Undented by Health Anxiety

BANGKOK — The novel strain of coronavirus, a cause of nationwide fear in recent weeks, appears to do little dampen Thailand’s Valentine’s Day spirit.
Students shop for bouquets of roses sold at the Flowers Market in Bangkok on Feb. 13, 2020.

School Bans Roses on V-Day to Preserve Students’ Moral Purity

RATCHABURI — A school in the western region became a subject of ridicule on Friday after it prohibited students from bringing roses to school on Valentine’s Day.

Deciphering the Very Thai Romance of ‘Ngon’ and ‘Ngor’

Anyone who’s been in a romantic relationship with a Thai knows firsthand the chilly grip of ngon – the unique Thai gesture that’s somewhere between being pouty, mad, and disappointed.

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