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Thursday, May 19, 2022

PM Prayut Wishes You A Happy Chinese New Year…On TikTok

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday made his debut on TikTok with a video of him wishing a happy Chinese New Year.

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.



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