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Casino Raid a Sham, Will Open Again With Help of Corrupt Gov’t, Former Soapy...

An illegal casino where 52 Thais and foreigners were arrested Saturday will be back up and running in no time, because the raid was...

MEA Checked Transformer 30 Minutes Before Explosion, Fire That Killed 2, Hurt 11

A fire that destroyed six shophouses in Bangkok's Samphanthawong district killed two people and injured 11 more Sunday. Chakkrawat police said the remains of cashier...

Bangkok to Launch Government-Run Food Bank

An initiative to improve food security in Bangkok while reducing waste has been launched with the involvement of the capital’s 50 district offices. The offices...

Bangkok Sets 7 Zones for Legal Protests

Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt announced seven area to accommodate demonstrations in line with the Public Assembly Act. The venue plan is aimed at keeping order...

Japan’s Don Quijote Opens 1st Discount Store in Bangkok Suburbs

Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote opened its fifth store in Thailand this week under its Asian brand Don Don Donki. The shop is the first...

4 Hurt, 30 Homes Razed in Bangkok Slum Fire

Four people were injured and 40 shacks were destroyed by fire in a Bangkok slum Tuesday. The blaze in the Bon Kai neighborhood on Rama...

6,000 Packs Cigarettes Seized from Chinese Man’s Bangkok Business

Bangkok police arrested a Chinese man with more than 6,000 packs of illegally imported cigarettes. Krua Baan Cha Teochew on Kanlapaphruek Road and a house...

Chadchart Vows to Keep Pot Out of Bangkok Schools

Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt vowed to keep newly legal marijuana out of schools as the government decriminalized cannabis without setting and rules or age...

Noses Stuffed? Bangkok Cops Claim They’ve Seen No Pot Smokers

Perhaps their noses are clogged, but Bangkok police claim they’ve not spotted anyone smoking pot in public since cannabis was decriminalized June 9. Pol. Maj....

Cabbie Beats Tourist with Iron Bar in Fare Dispute at Bangkok Bar Complex

A Bangkok taxi driver attacked a Chinese tourist with an iron bar in a fare dispute at a Bangkok entertainment complex. The driver, identified only...

CCSA to Consider Dropping Masks Outdoors, Longer Bar Hours

. New Bangkok governor, Health Ministry backing changes

New Bangkok Governor Ready to End Mask Mandate, Extend Bar Hours

Newly elected Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt said he would quickly discuss an end to the face-mask mandate and extending operating hours of the city’s...

Bangkok Back on the Chain Gang Again

. Convicts to be put to work scraping out capitals sewers

Prayut Pledges to Work with Chadchart on BTS Green Line Extension

. In 2014, junta leader Prayut arrested Bangkok's new governor in coup.

Chadchart, Opposition Parties Inspect 600-Day-Delayed Bangkok Underpass

Bangkok Governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt and city councilors-elect from the Pheu Thai and Democrat parties on Tuesday inspected the delayed construction of the Ratchada-Rajapruek underpass,...

Analysis: Bangkok Awakens to New Hope With Chadchart, Progressives Set to Lead

Chadchart Sittipunt began his first day as Bangkok’s unofficial 17th governor with a 5 a.m. run through Lumpini Park, with reporters trying to keep...

8 Years to Day After Coup Arrest, Chadchart Voted Bangkok Governor in Landslide Win

Eight years ago Sunday, Chadchart Sittipunt was arrested, handcuffed and detained during the 2014 coup. On May 22 he was elected democratically in a...

Schools Back in Session; Bangkok Traffic Back to Awful

Schools are back in session and traffic is back to horrendous in Bangkok. Commuters faced congestion in many areas in the capital Tuesday as more...

Bangkok Bars to Reopen, Face Masks Dropped in ‘Endemic Sandbox’ Plan

. Thailand Pass to end for Thai nationals this month under Health Ministry proposal

Bangkok Prepares to Declare Covid-19 Endemic

Bangkok is working on plans to transition Covid-19 to endemic status coronavirus conditions have improved. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit on Monday met...

On Nut Incinerator Shut Down After Ignoring Odor Complaints

A Bangkok waste-to-energy incinerator has been shut down after On Nut residents complained about the plant’s smell. Wanchai Phanomchai, director-general of the Department of Industrial...

Bangkok Prison Guard Fired for Extorting Inmate’s Family

The Corrections Department fired a prison guard pending disciplinary and criminal investigations into alleged extortion of an inmate’s daughter. The dismissal followed a complaint to...

Bangkok Mall Slasher Left Jobless, Homeless by Covid-19 Pandemic

A “confused” homeless man was arrested after allegedly stabbing two women with a box cutter at a Bangkok shopping mall. Identified by Thai-language media as...

Bangkok to Celebrate 240th Anniversary with April 20-24 Festival

Bangkok is preparing a series of cultural events to commemorate the city’s 240th anniversary as the nation’s capital. The activities are intended to demonstrate the...

PHOTO VIEW: Thais, Tourists Rise Up, Ignore Songkran Water Ban

After two years of having their Songkran fun snuffed out, young Thais, joined by growing numbers of foreign tourists, are ignoring bans on water...
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