A fully clothed Worawan Sae-aung, who is fondly known as Aunty Pao and works as a street vendor selling fruit, regularly attends youth-led pro-democracy protests in Bangkok.

‘Aunty Pao’, 67, Hit With 12 Charges for Naked Protest

An elderly woman who stripped naked in front of the Royal Thai Police’s headquarters in Bangkok during a recent anti-government protest has been charged...
Thi Lo Su Waterfall in Tak Province

Tak’s Thi Lo Su Waterfall to Reopen After Road Repairs

Officials responsible for the Thi Lo Su waterfall in Tak province have surveyed the condition of the wider area around the waterfall to prepare...
Police officers carry student protest leader Benja Apan as she is arrested. (Photo: Thai Lawyers for Human Rights)

Bail Denied for Student Calling for Reform of Thai Monarchy

A Thai court has denied bail to a university student charged with royal defamation in a ruling that her supporters and rights activists alike...
Police show their arrest warrant to Phra Khru Suthitarakapirak, the abbot of Wat Suthiwari in Chanthaburi's Muang district, center, at the temple. He is accused in the embezzlement of 17 million baht allocated to the Chanthaburi Buddha Monthon Foundation. (Photo supplied)

Chanthaburi Monk Arrested for ฿17 Million Embezzlement

A prominent Buddhist monk was arrested on charges he played a major part in embezzling 17 million baht earmarked for a Buddhist charity. Phra Khru...
Flood waters rise in nakhon ratchasima korat river flooding

Floodwaters Rise in Korat, Threatening Maharat Hospital

Korat’s Lam Takhong River continues to overflow and floodwaters still are rising as local officials try to protect Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. Wednesday morning, the...
Pathumwan police raided the Tapas Music Bar on Rama I Road after 10 p.m. last night when the “restaurant” was supposed to close to allow patrons to go home before the 11 p.m. curfew.

93 More Arrested as Another Bangkok ‘Restaurant’ Flagrantly Defies Alcohol Ban

Openly serving alcohol in restaurants during the current booze ban may be fine (with a bribe) to Bangkok police along the Sukhumvit strip, but...
Portrait beautiful young asian woman with smart mobile phone and credit card for online shopping from bed

40,000 Thais Lose ฿10 Million Through Dodgy Apps, Online Carelessness

About 40,000 people lost a total 10 million baht to fraudulent automatic withdrawals set up through dodgy phone apps or due to careless online...
The Tiffany Show transgender cabaret in Pattaya.

Tiffany Show Pattaya, Chiang Mai Night Safari Among 185 Thailand Tourism...

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recognized 185 tourism enterprises that that upgraded the quality, professionalism and service standards of the travel and tourism industry. The...
Bangkok Bar XOXO Korea Town Sukhumvit Plaza Soi 12 Raided Alcohol Booze 116 Arrested-1

116 Busted in Raid at Bangkok Bar So Egregiously Flouting Law...

Bangkok police have been happily looking the other way  – for a price – as bars reopen and restaurants blatantly serve alcohol along Bangkok’s...
A man holds a sign calling for the abolition of Thailand's controversial lese majeste law during a protest in Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures for Young Thais Facing Decades in Prison

. Accused of insulting Thailand's royal family, a young activist cut his own arm during his trial
High-speed ferries link Malaysia's Langkawi and Thailand's Koh Lipe.

Thailand, Malaysia Planning Koh Lipe-Langkawi ‘Travel Bubble’

Thailand and Malaysia are working on a plan to open a island “travel bubble” involving Langkawi and Lipe islands in the Andaman Sea. There would...
The 2020 Pattaya Music Festival had a smallish seating area and no standing or dancing crowds.

Pattaya Music Festival Bans Unvaccinated, Untested Fans

Only fully vaccinated and coronavirus-tested people will be admitted into the Pattaya Music Festival when it unfolds over four weekends in November and December. At...
Officials secure the bagged body of Sufian Yusof, a slain insurgent suspect, ahead of an autopsy at Yi-Ngo Hospital in Narathiwat Province on Oct. 13.

17-Day Mission in Deep South Swamp Ends ‘Successfully’, Thai Military Says

The Thai military said it successfully ended a 17-day operation to flush out suspected separatist insurgents from a 35-acre swamp in the Deep South. Four...
The Pasak Jolasid Dam in the Central Plains is in danger of overflowing.

20 Thailand Dams Ready to Overflow, Forcing More Flood-Causing Water Discharges

Twenty Thailand dams are near the point of overflowing, necessitating a mass discharge of water downstream that will cause more flooding, cave-ins and other...
Pattaya police raided the Sky Mountain bar for the third time. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Pattaya Bar Boss Who Paid ฿40K Bribe to Fake Police Busted...

A Pattaya watering hole whose owner paid fake police 40,000 baht to escape charges from one of two previous raids was raided again for...

Pattaya Music Festival Set for 4 Nov., Dec. Weekends

50 artists to play stages on Pattaya, Jomtien beaches; Naklua and Koh Larn
A homeless man sprawls on a sidewalk beside a high-end shopping mall in central Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Down & Out in The Big Mango

Homelessness has surged with Covid-19 while Thailand's rich just got richer.
Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
In this handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken on June 6 and released on June 7, a local official and military personnel look at Myanmar migrants found hiding in a water tank being transported via a vehicle in Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province.(Photo: Royal Thai Army)

House to Take Up Anti-Torture Bills Again in Nov.

The House’s special committee scrutinizing anti-torture and forced disappearance bills intends to return them to for consideration next month. Pheu Thai MP for Nakhon Phanom...
Saraburi Pub 212 Arrested Thailand Drugs Covid

212 Arrested at Brazenly Open Pub in ‘Deep Red’ Saraburi

More than 200 people were arrested for cramming into an illegally open Saraburi pub in Saraburi to drink, dance and use drugs. Nong Khae police...
Waterfront Suites Residence Pattaya Thailand Condo Tower-2

Pattaya’s Waterfront Suites White Elephant Tower Asks to Resume Construction

Demolition ordered year ago, to no result. So owner offers to trim 8 floors. City Hall just laughed

Krabi Gets Another 500,000 Vaccine Doses as Reopening Nears

Krabi Province has received another half-million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the southern province prepares to reopen to foreign tourists. Thialand has administered more than...

‘Lionlock’ to Hit Thailand by Tuesday, Pushing Thailand’s Flood Crisis to...

Floodwaters have started to permeate low-lying areas of Bangkok with Thai officials looking uneasily at a tropical depression that could develop into a full-blown...
Immobilized aircrafts at the Don Muang domestic airport in Bangkok on November 10, 2011. Don Muang airport has been closed for weeks due to the worst flooding in Thailand’s history.

Inundated in 2011, Don Muang Airport Said Ready to Withstand 2021...

Don Muang Airport is monitoring closely the floodwater situation and is ready to prevent flooding at Bangkok’s No. 2 airport, said General Manager Thanee...
Bangkok's Natree "soapy massage" parlor was raided and shut down in 2016. Fifteen underage girls were found working there along with a ledger showing bribes to police.

After 6 Years on Run, Bangkok Massage Brothel Boss Captured

Police have arrested a man they say was a kingpin behind a prostitution ring that exploited numerous underprivileged people, including minors, in a small...
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