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Fear Change Much? Gov’t Blocks Change.org to Stop Petitions

BANGKOK — The government ordered internet providers to block access to online petition site Change.org as of Friday.

Imposters Among Us: Royalists Showing Support for Protest Go Viral

BANGKOK — Efforts by the authorities to stage a yellow shirted gathering to show loyalty for the monarchy and denounce the anti-government protests on Wednesday seemed to backfire in some areas.

Koisuru Democracy: Singer, Girl Idols Lend Voice to Protest

BANGKOK — Breaking the shrill cry of activist leaders’ shouting through the mic from a truck was the smooth voice of a young singer, checking in with pro-democracy protesters to their cheers.

Netizens Ridicule Pageant Beauties’ Take on Thainess Questions

BANGKOK — Pageant queens said “Thainess” could be represented by love for the monarchy, the one-baht coin, and by half-Thais at the final round of questions at Miss Universe Thailand 2020.

Man Says He Attacked Cinemagoer For Sitting Through Royal Anthem

CHANTHABURI — A man was splashed with a soft drink for refusing to stand up in the theater for the Royal Anthem, according to a video that went viral Tuesday.

‘Until We Meet Again:’ Japanese Tourist Spots Show Love for Thais

BANGKOK — Dear Thai tourists, we miss you a lot.

Less Than a Day Old, Democracy Plaque Lives On In Memes, Fanart

BANGKOK — Thai netizens came out in force Tuesday to make art in honor of the ‘democracy plaque’ that was removed less than a day after it was installed by anti-government activists.

Popular Facebook Pages Now Act As Suicide Alert Service

BANGKOK — Facebook celebs aren’t just for entertainment anymore. Some of the most popular ones are now part of a suicide prevention initiative and have saved the lives of more than 60 people since the beginning of 2020, mental health officials said Tuesday.

Memelord Makes ‘Uncle Pol’ Dance to Different Music

BANGKOK — Uncle Pol dances. Uncle Pol raises his arms in manly, yet graceful Thai dance. Pressing his lips together as he bobs his head to the music, Uncle Pol thrusts his hips in a shy show of virility.

Sailor Venus!? Sign of Extraterrestrial Life Sparks Awe, Internet Jokes

BANGKOK — Netizens living on a smallish country on Earth were in awe of the possibility of life on a neighboring planet...





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