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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.

Backlash Against ‘Poverty Porn’ Thai Life Insurance Ad

BANGKOK — Yad doesn’t know anything about the new normal, and doesn’t seem to be aware of silly issues like unemployment and inflation. He’s a simple-minded rural man who plants rice with his bare hands, while a piano cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” plays in the background.

Culture Ministry Issues ‘How to Talk to Pooyai’ Guideline

BANGKOK — As student protests raging across the nation pit teens against teachers, the new generation against the old, Thailand’s cultural department helpfully issued an instruction on how youngsters should interact with adults.

How the Turntables! Royalists Turn on Princess Ubolratana

BANGKOK — An elder sister of His Majesty the King on Friday came under a slew of online insults – from members of the pro-monarchy faction.

Noodle Shop Waiter in Hot Water for Fat-Shaming Customer

SONGKHLA — Police are investigating whether a waiter from a noodle shop in Songkhla province could be charged for defamation after he mocked one of his customers online.

Buffalos Break Free from Slaughterhouse, Rescued by Nun

SAMUT PRAKAN — A nun who owns a farm for rescued farm animals said Wednesday she will pay for six buffalos that broke loose from a slaughterhouse into city streets Wednesday morning.

Parody of Thairath TV’s Uncanny Animation Goes Viral

BANGKOK — Someone put an anime opening theme to animated reenactment of news stories by Thairath TV and the internet loved it.

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.

Couple Says Sorry to Goddess for Racy Photoshoot

NAKHON SAWAN — A couple were fined Monday for taking photos showing a woman’s tattooed buttocks near a shrine dedicated to the goddess Guan Yin.

Let Them Eat Cakes: Thai Politics Satirized One Layer at a Time

NEW YORK — Photos of a multilayered cake showing the different strata of Thai society and its seedy, corrupt political landscape went viral on Wednesday.

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