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Tycoon Urges Parents to Disown Children Who Join Protest

PHRAE — Some hardline monarchy supporters are praising a businesswoman who called for parents to disown their children if they attended pro-democracy protests. Writing in...
Protests in Bangkok on Oct. 18, 2020 at the Victory Monument.

Curry, Iced Coffee, CIA: A Guide to Thai Protest Vocab

BANGKOK — “Spicy Curry, quick! The Iced Coffee is coming.”

Overseas Thai Students Condemn Crackdown on Protesters

BANGKOK — A number of Thai students studying abroad are voicing their condemnation of Friday’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and urging the government to consider reform demands made by the movement.

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.

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.

‘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.

Perching General: Prayut’s New Cover Photo Goes Viral

BANGKOK — Visitors to Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official Facebook page will now be greeted with a somewhat awkward photo of the masked general peeking into a grandma’s bedroom.

Expats Facebook Group Keeps Tabs on ‘Dual Pricing’ Venues

BANGKOK — The days of showing up at a pristine national park only to be told you’d be charged 10 times what a local would pay is over, thanks to a Facebook community naming and shaming venues that continue to apply “farang prices” on foreign visitors. Now you can avoid them like the coronavirus.

1932 Revolt Plaque, Its Fate Unknown, Now an Icon of Activist Fashion

BANGKOK — Once a symbol of democracy and later disappeared in mysterious circumstances, a small plaque at the center of Thailand’s modern...

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