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Surat Phaeoket embraces Tongkum on Thursday at Khan Na Yao Police Station.

Summoned by Police, Farmer Briefly Reunites with Smiling Buffalo

BANGKOK — After spending two days apart from his beloved buffalo, which authorities seized earlier this week, Surat Phaeoket rushed to the police station...
A screenshot from the Facebook live video on Sept. 2 showing Phuwieng Phrakhammintara with robotic augmented reality filter over his head. Image: the Meteorological Department / Facebook

Livestream Fail Turns Weatherman Into Robot, Dog, and Wizard

BANGKOK — A usually tedious weather forecast program went viral overnight after staff forgot to disable amusing face filters during a Monday livestream. Ten minutes...

#SmartChoice? Netizens Unconvinced by Prayuth’s Simple Meal

BANGKOK — When he’s not pulling the levers of power, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha is a simple human who eats modest meals.

Anxious Tourism Officials Respond to Veiled Threat With Chinese Charm Campaign

BANGKOK — Thailand is pulling out the stops to tell Chinese tourists they are wholeheartedly welcome in the kingdom out of fear cultural friction could jeopardize the billions of baht in revenue they bring with them.
Billy Ogan, Paowalee Pornpimol, Tom Room 39, and BNK48 Fond as they appear in “Let Love Be the Bridge” music videos. Image: Pope Visit Thailand / YouTube

‘Let Love Be the Bridge,’ Pope Francis’ Thailand Visit Gets Official MV

BANGKOK — Thai Catholic singers band together to star in “Let Love Be the Bridge,” the official music video for Pope Francis’ visit this November. 
Image: Basement Karaoke / Facebook

Thai Net Reacts to Party Dissolution With Pungent Memes

BANGKOK — The internet was overwhelmed with sarcasm and dismay Thursday after a five-month-old political party was disbanded three weeks before Election Day.

Prayuth Now Officially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

BANGKOK — Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is now officially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, a junta deputy secretary said Sunday. Prayuth’s Deputy Secretary-General Puttipong Punnakan said...

Health Ministry Defends Donating to Health Ministry

BANGKOK — Public health officials defended their donation of 1 million baht to a rockstar running cross country to raise money for public hospitals after people pointed out they were essentially donating to themselves.

TikTok, Web Novels, Chinese Internet Cultures Go Viral in Thailand

BANGKOK (Xinhua) —  New icons of Chinese Internet-culture such as TikTok, fantasy novels and online dramas are gaining traction in Thailand, bringing fresh elements to the promotion of Chinese culture in the Southeast Asian country.

Netizens Instructed to Report ‘Inappropriate Content’ by ISPs

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has urged internet service providers and netizens to report “inappropriate content” on social media in the wake of the His Majesty the King’s death.

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