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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Caravaggio Exhibit Ignites Baroque Bangkok Drama

BANGKOK — Drama worthy of the looming chiaroscuro images themselves has erupted between the art critics who’ve turned their noses up at a digital exhibition of an Italian Renaissance master and the unilluminated folks who find it inspiring.

820 Items Defaming Monarchy Tackled Since October: Army Cyber Center

BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Army’s cyber unit claimed success Thursday in defense of the monarchy online, saying it has gone after 820 items since October.

School Director Dismisses Bribery Video as Plot to Defame

BANGKOK — The director of the Samsen Wittayalai School said Monday that a video in which he appeared to accept a parent’s bribe was a plot to defame the school.

No Mama Drama: Hangry Man Rages at Empty Noodles, Stomach

BANGKOK — It’s sad when three cups of Mama spell dinner, but sadder when all three lack noodles.

Prayuth Shows Suave Side in Latest Campaign Video

BANGKOK — Less than a week before elections, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday released a calm campaign video backed by a soft-rock audio track. Phalang...

Police Say Cops Injured by Fierce Competition at Football Match, Not Brawl

SAKON NAKHON — Police say photos spread online Wednesday night showed cops in Sakon Nakhon province giving their best at a friendly football match and were not evidence of a brawl, as the internet believes.

New Cybercrime Regs Would Open Back Door to Censorship

BANGKOK — An online right advocate pointed out Monday that the latest proposed changes to the Computer Crime Act and its supporting laws would provide the authorities with direct access to deleting things from the internet.

Behind the ‘Nong Best’ Sideshow, an Eruption of Political Passions

BANGKOK — Standing before hundreds of university students in the northeastern province of Maha Sarakham, motivational speaker Orapim Raksapol choked on tears as she implored them to remember the works His Majesty the King Bhumibol had done for their region.

Line Sorry for Satirical Monarchy Stickers

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — The Japanese company behind the chat application used by millions of Thais today apologized for briefly selling a set of cartoon ‘stickers’ that lampoon the Thai Royal Family.

Entertainment, #Relatable Tweets Topped Thailand’s Twitter in 2019

K-pop, Thai stars dominate Thailand's Twitterverse for another year.





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