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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Vendors Paralyze Traffic With Floral Blockade to Protest Eviction

BANGKOK — Traffic near the Pak Khlong Talad market was stopped for three hours Friday night by a blockade of roses, marigolds and garlands as vendors protested their eviction by City Hall.

Shrimp Slaves Still Waiting For Justice After Thai Raid

PATHUM THANI — Nearly eight months ago, migrant worker Tin Nyo Win thought he was doing the right thing — the only thing — to help free his pregnant wife from slavery inside a Thai shrimp peeling shed. He ran for help and prompted police to raid the business, freeing nearly 100 Burmese laborers, including children.

Apichatpong to Rule Oscars as 1st Thai Academy Member

BANGKOK — Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the only Thai filmmaker to win a Palme d’Or, was named today as the first Thai member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Sidewalk Showdown: City Won’t Budge on Ultimatum to Liberate Siam Footpaths

BANGKOK — Owners of street stalls failed to win a reprieve from City Hall yesterday and have until the end of next month to end their occupation of Siam Square’s sidewalks.

Fire Breaks Out at Emporium Mall

BANGKOK — A fire broke out in the basement of luxury shopping mall Emporium this morning.

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Pattaya Cops Accused of Kidnapping, Raping Masseuse Freed on Bail

PATTAYA — Six cops and police volunteers accused of raping and extorting money from a drug suspect in Pattaya are now free on bail, police said Tuesday.

At Last, Medical Care for Trans Men at First Clinic in Asia

BANGKOK — Kanattsanan “Mukk” Dokput was 27 when he sank the first needle full of black market testosterone into his thigh.

100 Stories of Change: Impact Journalism Day

Our world is changing—in many ways for the better. Poverty and child mortality rates are declining, increasing numbers of primary age children attend school, and world leaders are taking collective action to counter climate change.

Shikoku Town Basks in Limelight as it Moves Toward Zero-Waste Target

KAMIKATSU, Japan — This small mountainous town on the island of Shikoku has proved so effective at recycling that the annual number of visitors seeking waste-reduction advice exceeds its population.


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