Thai FDA Approves Production of Flu Amulet

BANGKOK – Responding quickly to the H1N1 pandemic, Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai announced today that the FDA has completed fast-track approval for a special amulet which would protect all who wore it from catching the virus. The amulet is being manufactured by the Nakhon Si Thamarat temple, which gained notoriety a few years ago for creating the Jatukam Ramathep amulets which were... 

Embassy Confirms Bangkok Italian Restaurants Officially Outnumber Bangkok Italians

BANGKOK — The Italian Embassy in Bangkok officially confirmed yesterday that Italian restaurants now officially outnumber Italians in the city. With the opening of Italy 24, an all-night pizza diner on Convent Road, the number of Italian restaurants in the capital climbed to 981, which is one more than the 980 Italian nationals registered with the Embassy. Officials also confirmed that Bangkok... 

‘Da Torpedo’s Words Running Amok, Wreaking Havok

BANGKOK – In a stunning and horrific vindication of the government’s decision to treat the case of Daranee “Da Torpedo” Charncherngsilpakul as a national security issue, the inflammatory words of the red-shirted defendant have escaped from prison and killed at least 12 people in Bangkok and injured over 300, some severely. Arrested last year shortly after making the speech, which included...