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Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

April 12, 2022

Culture, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The latest charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a key political activist and opponent of the government, have been anticipated for some time ever since the Prime… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

February 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The move is coming at a time when support for the government has hit a low ebb with a poll published last weekend showing that… Read More ›

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

November 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two sides to the merger now begin due diligence but the fate of the deal ultimately hinges on obtaining regulatory approval. DTAC, 65% owned by… Read More ›

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

June 3, 2021

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragic and sad case has become controversial in Thailand due to the media coverage of the story where the prime suspect, arrested on Wednesday, Mr… Read More ›

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

March 13, 2021

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The unique position of the Thai Prime Minister who, while elected by parliament as PM is neither an MP nor the leader of a political… Read More ›

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

February 24, 2021

Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by the 2006 military coup, will soon appear on the network after he told a Bangkok seminar on Valentine’s… Read More ›

Thailand’s online VAT tax ready to fall on online US giants as the OECD calls for a global solution

Thailand’s online VAT tax ready to fall on online US giants as the OECD calls for a global solution

February 12, 2021

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

France faced the threat of retaliatory tariffs placed on its wine by the US over its digital tax under Trump but the current US President… Read More ›

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

February 12, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The arrest of a man in May last year linked to a photo supplied by Australian police gave officers the breakthrough that led to yesterday’s… Read More ›

Super startup Bitkub suffers another setback with SEC order barring it from opening new accounts

Super startup Bitkub suffers another setback with SEC order barring it from opening new accounts

February 6, 2021

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The firm, led by dynamic CEO Jirayut Srupsrisopa, expanded by 1000% in 2020 and another 1000% in the opening weeks of 2021 reaching trading volumes… Read More ›

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

January 22, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Crisis for the Thai media and ad industry existed long before the virus emerged in Wuhan as spending on media in Thailand fell inexorably from… Read More ›

Bitkub, Thailand’s online cryptocurrency success story faces scrutiny after SEC action this week

Bitkub, Thailand’s online cryptocurrency success story faces scrutiny after SEC action this week

January 20, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The firm, led by Oxford-educated Jirayut Srupsrisopa, expanded dramatically last year and lately employed 230 people from a larger office complex in Bangkok with its… Read More ›

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

December 26, 2020

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Now 69 years old, the glamorous Princess Ubolratana lived and raised a family in the United States for twenty-six years before she returned to Thailand… Read More ›

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over policy violations

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over policy violations

December 1, 2020

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Protest leader Parit Chiwarak or ‘Penguin’ has contrasted online activities in support of the student-led movement to those engaged in by a closed down account… Read More ›

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

November 16, 2020

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It is important to note that the hotel only reluctantly brought legal action against Barnes who, by his own admission, was not just leaving a… Read More ›

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

Crime, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

November 2, 2020

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Noppadol Kannikar of the firm Super Poll, in his commentary on the findings of a survey of public opinion in Thailand from the 20th… Read More ›