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Monday, December 11, 2023

Zika Reports Spread to Two More Provinces

Dozens of new Zika cases have been reported in Thailand as the disease spreads to new areas.

Blocking U.N. Expert Vitit Seen as Setback by LGBT Thais

BANGKOK — Activists in Thailand worry that a threat to the U.N. appointment of a Thai rights expert as the body’s first independent expert on the protection of LGBT rights would also be a setback to their cause at home.

Passenger Beats Guard Senseless at Tollbooth

A tollway guard was beaten unconscious after getting into an argument with a group trying to go through without an Easy Pass.

TV Host Loses Job, Charged With Assault in #GraabMyCar Road Rage Incident

BANGKOK — Police have charged an actor and talk show host with assault for punching a motorcyclist and dragging him to prostrate to his “dream car,” footage of which went viral over the weekend and cost him his job Monday.

Schoolkids Wear Eyepatches to Learn About King Bhumibol

YALA — Many on social media on Thursday were praising a teacher who instructed her fourth graders to cover their right eyes to appreciate how His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol must have felt when he toiled for the nation with only one good eye.

Buriram School Seizes Students’ Colorful Winter Jackets

As cool weather looms over Thailand, a public school in Buriram has confiscated brightly colored children’s jackets for being deemed inappropriate to wear during mourning period.

Regime’s Southern Overtures Met With 19 Attacks, 3 Deaths

PATTANI — Jittraporn Banjong was working in front of the checkout counter when two men with covered faces entered the 7-Eleven where she worked. They fired a gunshot and told everyone to get down before splashing gasoline all over the place.

Wave of Attacks Kills 3 as Cabinet Delegation Arrives in Deep South

PATTANI — A number of attacks were reportedly carried out in three southern provinces Wednesday night as members of the interim cabinet members arrived for peace talks.

Prosecutors to Contest Jenphop’s Insanity Defense

BANGKOK — Prosecutors will ask the court to dismiss Jenphop Viraporn’s claim he is mentally unfit to stand trial for double vehicular manslaughter, a lawyer for one of the victims’ families said Wednesday.

Ratchayothin Overpass to be Demolished Nov. 26

BANGKOK — One of Bangkok’s busiest traffic flyovers will be shut down later this month for demolition to make way for a new elevated rail line.


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