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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.

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.

‘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.

At Wit’s End, Poorest Thais Turn to Charity for Survival in Pandemic

BANGKOK — A grandma selling shirts on Facebook Live for 3 baht. Blind masseuses struggling to navigate the government website for cash handouts. A taxi driver breaking down in tears on the news when he admits he has no food to eat.

Resort Owner Takes in 3 Russian Tourists Stranded in Phuket

PHUKET — A hotel owner in the locked down island of Phuket on Tuesday said three Russians stranded there are now staying at the resort for free.

Mobilized by Hashtags, More Verdict Protests Planned at Universities

BANGKOK — Using social media as a mobilization tool, students at a dozen universities on Tuesday announced rallies at their campuses to protest a court verdict that dissolved a key opposition party.

TikTok ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’ Can Result in Jail Time: Cops

BANGKOK — Police on Sunday warned netizens not to attempt a viral Tiktok meme due to its recent record of fatalities and serious injuries.

Woman Who Faceswapped Heroine Statue Faces Criminal Charges

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A provincial governor said Friday he will file legal actions against a woman who photoshopped her face onto a...
Lalisa Manoban at Mqqn Cafe in Bangkok in photos posted to her Instagram on Jan. 2, 2020. Photos: @Lalalalisa_m / Instagram

Lisa Blackpink Fans Furious at Cafe Owner for Sexual Harassment Posts

BANGKOK — Fans of K-pop superstar Lisa Blackpink are fuming Friday at the owner of a cafe visited by the celebrity for making sexually inappropriate comments about her.

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