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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

What It’s Like to Be Half-Black, Half-Thai: Suzie’s Story

BANGKOK — From being fired for her skin color or being mocked everyday at school by teachers and peers, it’s not easy being black in Thailand.

Anutin Has a TikTok Account and Of Course it’s Wacky

BANGKOK — If you’re wondering whatever happened to Thailand’s health minister after he went radio silence on social media, look no further than TikTok.

Bounty Hunters Turn in Friends, Bloggers Who Post Booze Pics

BANGKOK — An admin who ran a Facebook page educating Thais on different types of craft beer said he was surprised health officials demanded a fine of 50,000 baht for “advertising” alcohol on social media. Officials told him they received a tip-off from someone.

Many Celebs are Silent, But Some Speak Out Over Missing Activist

BANGKOK — Several celebrities, including a former Miss Universe Thailand, joined a social media campaign Monday demanding answers over the alleged abduction of an exiled activist in Cambodia.

UNHCR Says No Comment on Activist’s Abduction

BANGKOK — The Bangkok chapter of the United Nations’ agency on refugee rights on Monday declined to comment on the alleged abduction of a Thai asylum seeker in Cambodia.

‘Black Lives Matter’ Goes Online in Thailand, Call for End of Racism

BANGKOK — A group of Thais and foreigners in Bangkok staged a virtual protest on Sunday in solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the ongoing anti-racism protests in the United States.

Netizens See Hypocrisy in Celebs’ Call of ‘Black Lives Matter’

BANGKOK — Celebrities who join the growing online support for anti-racism protests in the U.S. came under fire Thursday for their perceived silence over injustice at home.

Thais Mock 158,000 Baht Gucci ‘Granny Wear’ Dress

BANGKOK — Need to make a trip to the temple to make merit, or a walk down the Gucci runway? One outfit’s got you covered for both – for 158,000 baht.

Google Celebrates Thailand’s 1st Woman Doctor

BANGKOK — Thailand’s first female doctor was born 122 years ago today, and her legacy is celebrated by a Google Doodle unique to the kingdom.
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True Online Admits Blocking PornHub in Thailand

BANGKOK — True Online said Monday it restricted access to PornHub website, drawing ridicule from netizens.





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