15-Year-Old Thai Boy Beaten Up By Teenage Thugs For Being “Too Handsome”

He was unconscious for two days following the attack but has since recovered. So we’ve all heard of pretty privilege, but have you heard of someone getting bullied because of their good looks? Sadly, that’s what happened to a 15-year-old Thai teenager named Mooyong, who was beaten up by a group of thugs in his hometown of Ban Dung, Udon Thani...

Tourists entering Thailand should have RM1,992 in cash according to new requirement

PETALING JAYA: Tourists are advised to bring RM1,992 cash with the new travel requirement to enter Thailand. In an interview with the Indonesian network RRI, the Minister Counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Dewi Lestari, clarified that this regulation applies to all foreign tourists coming into Thailand regardless of their country of origin, with the...

Thailand seeks clampdown on recreational cannabis by year-end

BANGKOK: Thailand wants to ban recreational use of cannabis by the end of this year, the nation’s health minister said, threatening to put thousands of marijuana shops and farms that have sprung up around the country since a decriminalisation drive two years ago out of business. The nation will seek to get a new cannabis bill...

Thai PM drives daughter’s tiny electric hatchback to EV board meeting

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin drove his daughter’s yellow hatchback electric car to the year’s first meeting of the National Electric Vehicle Policy Committee (EV Board) at Government House on Wednesday (Feb 21). Srettha, who stands 1.92 metres (6 ft 4 in) tall, steered the small Abarth 500e, made by Stellantis, through the main gate of...

Thai deputy PM insists Srettha has full power as premier, no interference from Thaksin

BANGKOK (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Thai Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, who is also commerce minister, dismissed talk that former premier Thaksin Shinawatra will start influencing the country’s administration now that he is out on parole. Phumtham said on Feb 19 that those who have such concerns are stuck in the past. Thaksin, who formed the Thai Rak...

Chinese Woman Arrested For Rearing Lion Cub In Her Hotel Room In Thailand

She bought the two-month-old lion for 250K baht (S$9331). Talk about exotic pets. A Chinese woman was recently arrested for keeping a lion cub in her hotel room in Phuket, Thailand. She was said to have brought the cub down to the hotel's cafe daily for walks, and would let it roam free in the establishment for up to three hours. Clearly,...

Thai women’s team will still make Malaysia sweat despite Ratchanok’s absence

PETALING JAYA: Thailand’s women’s singles shuttler Ratchanok Intanon’s absence will not make the task any easier for Malaysia in the women’s team event in the Asia Team Championships. The team led by independent women’s singles player Goh Jin Wei are set to face Thailand in Group Y in the team meet from Feb 13-18 at home...

Canadian man opens Thai Airways plane door before takeoff in Thailand; charged by cops after arrest

BANGKOK, Feb 10 (Agencies): A Canadian tourist opened the door of a Thai Airways flight that was preparing to take off from Chiang Mai airport bound for the capital Bangkok, local broadcaster ThaiPBS and officials said this week. "The whole plane was in chaos," wrote Facebook user Ananya Tiangtae, who was on the flight, adding that...

Top Thai officials pile pressure on central bank to ease rates, citing bank profits

BANGKOK (Bloomberg): Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s key aides renewed calls for an early rate cut to rein in commercial banks from making excessive profits, arguing the highest borrowing costs in a decade will further aggravate an economic crisis. The Bank of Thailand should set rules to lower the net interest margin earned by commercial banks...

Binance and Gulf Energy launch crypto exchange services in Thailand

Gulf Binance, a collaborative venture between global cryptocurrency exchange Binance and Thailand’s Gulf Innova, has officially launched its exchange services in Thailand. On Jan. 16, Binance TH announced that its exchange is now open to all eligible users. According to reports, it features a dedicated order book for Thai baht trading pairs. Additionally, the platform boasts seamless integration...