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Puppy Abuser Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail

CHONBURI — A woman was given a suspended sentence of six months in jail for abusing her puppy, an animal rights organization announced Friday.

Visit Thailand’s Zoos Via Livestream During COVID-19 Pandemic

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) on Friday began its live streams of their in-house animals on social media in light of zoo closures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thailand’s Lady Gaga Impersonator Donates to Hospital with ‘Stupid Love’ Cover

BANGKOK — Thailand’s top Lady Gaga impersonator released a dance cover for “Stupid Love” to fundraise for one of the Thai hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

What is a Taiwanese? Photog Offers Answers Through Pictures

BANGKOK — An online spat between Thai and Chinese netizens – sparked by anger over a Thai celeb’s comments that appear to support Taiwanese independence – inadvertently put the island on a lot of minds in Thailand this week.

At Wit’s End, Poorest Thais Turn to Charity for Survival in Pandemic

BANGKOK — A grandma selling shirts on Facebook Live for 3 baht. Blind masseuses struggling to navigate the government website for cash handouts. A taxi driver breaking down in tears on the news when he admits he has no food to eat.

Resort Owner Takes in 3 Russian Tourists Stranded in Phuket

PHUKET — A hotel owner in the locked down island of Phuket on Tuesday said three Russians stranded there are now staying at the resort for free.

Jane, Noon, Bow: The Tiktok Meme Cheering Up Thais in Quarantine

BANGKOK — A random 2010s luk thung song somehow went viral on Thai internet over the weekend, bringing a much needed distraction from the crushing boredom during coronavirus quarantine.

DefMin Withdraws 6.1 Billion Baht Ship Proposal After Criticism

BANGKOK — The Defense Ministry on Tuesday asked the Cabinet to approve its proposal to buy a 6.1 billion baht landing ship from China, as criticism rises over the government’s underfunded responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangkokians Applaud to Thank Doctors and Nurses on Virus Frontlines

BANGKOK — Residents of Bangkok joined hands, remotely, on Sunday night and applauded from their balconies and front porches to honor medical workers fighting the coronavirus infection.

Celeb Sorry For Saying Spirits Will Protect Thailand from Virus

BANGKOK — A celebrity TV host apologized on Sunday for suggesting on a Live video that divine powers would save the country from coronavirus infections.





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