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Myanmar Celeb ‘Paing Takhon’ Condemns Coup

BANGKOK — One of Myanmar’s most popular celebrities lashed out at the military takeover in his country on Tuesday.

YouTuber Donated to a Rural Village, Upsetting Local Gov’t

CHIANG MAI — A local government office in Chiang Mai province took steps to ban donations, then reversed the controversial order two days later, after a YouTuber released a video publicizing poverty at a far-flung village.

Trumpsuban? Thais See Echoes of Their Bitter Past in US Capitol Siege

BANGKOK — Angry protesters, convinced that an election was rigged, violently stormed and occupied the government’s seat of power, egged on by a firebrand populist – wait, are we talking about the US or Thailand?

Clash of the Memes: MaewBae Meets SaltBae in Dubai

DUBAI — The face behind a meat-salting internet meme met an ousted former prime minister of Thailand at a luxury steakhouse Tuesday night local time.

‘Tappanai, Pan the Camera!’ 7 Top Moments of Khaosod English’s FB Live Duo

BANGKOK — 2020 is the year of a lanky 22-year-old journalist pointing a mounted iPhone at a 53-year-old veteran correspondent who shows audiences from all over the world what’s really happening in Thailand, real-time.

Princess Ubolratana, Dressed as Santa, Wishes Thais a Happy Holiday

BANGKOK — Princess Ubolratana dressed up as a female Santa Claus – or “Santy” as Thais call it – to wish the people of Thailand a Merry Christmas.

Kate Spade Redirects Thailand’s Customers to Chinese Page

BANGKOK — You may have filled your online shopping cart with an Everything Tote Bag, but if you can’t read Mandarin, then you’re out of luck for that year-end treat-yo self purchase.

Politics, Protests Dominate Thailand’s Twitter in 2020

BANGKOK — For once, entertainment took a backseat on Thai Twitterverse this year, giving way to politics, according to the company’s year-end report.

Figurines of Viral Mythical Critters to Open for Pre-Orders

BANGKOK — Those awkward, adorable mythical creatures that rose to internet fame from their humble abodes in Thailand’s rural temples will soon be available in your own home.

Rural Temple Statues of Magical Beasts Melt Hearts, Inspire Fanart

KHON KAEN — While Chinese dragons inspire awe and Greek centaurs represent mysterious wisdom for centuries, Thai mythical creatures have the power to make the internet squeal.

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