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Sunday, March 7, 2021

You Just Got 44’d : Prayuth Suspends Bangkok Governor

BANGKOK — Invoking his emergency power, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday suspended the governor of Bangkok indefinitely without pay, citing an ongoing graft investigation against him.

Khaosan Road: Open But Silent (Photos)

BANGKOK — In the aftermath of HM King’s death Thursday, tourist hub Khaosan Road has become a much more subdued version of itself. Some restaurants...

Elevators Unveiled at Four BTS Stations – But Do They Work?

Update: By Friday night, the elevators working at BTS Phrom Phong were working. By Saturday, one was closed again. BANGKOK — Over two years after...
The Democracy Monument on Thursday. Photo: Matichon

Thai Net Skeptical About Democracy Monument ‘Renovation’

BANGKOK — City Hall is having a hard time convincing the internet that one of Bangkok’s most recognized landmarks isn’t about to suffer the same fate as other monuments to Thai democracy.

1 Million Thai Teens Suffer From Depression: Official

BANGKOK — Thailand may be known as the “Land of Smiles” but an estimated 1 million teenagers suffer clinical depression, many of whom are going untreated, said the nation’s chief mental health official Boonruang Trairuangworawat on Friday.

Harvard Anthropologist Defends Pom Mahakan Community

BANGKOK — Still reeling from an emotionally charged experience last week, Harvard anthropologist Michael Herzfeld wasted no time trying to win converts – even...

Koala Plushies in Bangkok Are Fundraising for the Aussie Bushfires

BANGKOK — With cute plushies, one Australian-Thai lookkreung is on a solo quest to get Thais to help rehabilitate animals in Australia left homeless from the bushfires.
Policemen patrolling the meeting venue for 35th ASEAN Summit at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Oct. 29, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Roads to Avoid During the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok (Interactive Map)

BANGKOK — Commuters should expect lengthier travel times on several major roads as more than 3,000 delegates will arrive in the capital for the ASEAN Summit starting Thursday.

Welfare Cardholders May Get 800 Baht For Staples

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s low-income residents received their version of junta welfare cards Tuesday just as the Finance Ministry said it might increase their shopping...

Opponents, Proponents of Chao Phraya Boardwalk Open Fire

BANGKOK — Conflict sparked Tuesday as government and activists could not agree on the approved Chao Phraya boardwalk project.



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