Army Forms ‘Final Word’ Political Party

BANGKOK — General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin, who led the army in the 2006 coup that overthrew Thaksin Shinawatra, has come out of retirement to serve as the head of a new political party, which loosely translates as “The Final Word Party.” The party will serve as the political wing of the Royal Thai Army, and represent army interests in Parliamanent, including oversight on crucial national... 

Ghost of Samak Gives Democrats Tongue-Lashing in Parliament

BANGKOK – Parliament was sent into disarray yesterday when the ghost of Samak Sundaravej appeared in the chamber and launched into a twenty-minute tirade against the Democrat Party and the Thai political system. The entertaining lecture spared no one, from current Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, whom the slightly transparent Samak called “as Thai as Shepherd’s pie” to Privy Councillor Prem... 

Interpol: ‘Takki Shinegra’ Sold Out Concerts Across Asia As Part of J-Pop Boy Band

LYON, FRANCE – Interpol announced that ousted PM Thaksin Shinawtra has been disguising himself as a J-pop star, known to legions of teenage fans as “Takki Shinegra,” since July. The international police agency says Thaksin, using the alias  “Takki Shinegra,” joined the Japanese boy band Hey! Say! JUMP after bribing the band’s manager and overcoming misgivings from the nine other... 

Samak To Be Chopped And Fried Into Pad Thai According To Last Wishes

BANGKOK – Former PM Samak Sundaravej will be refrigerated, marinated, and cut into select pieces to be included in a massive serving of phad thai, according to family members speaking to the press. The controversial and outspoken politician died Tuesday morning at Bumrungrad Hospital of liver cancer. His will stipulated that his body be used to make his favorite fried noodle dish, to be served... 

The Oriental Changes Name To Gook Hotel

BANGKOK — The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced on Thursday that it has changed the name of its flagship Bangkok property to the Gook Hotel. The historic institution, which dates to the late 19th century, said it feels the new name better reflects its famed reputation for submitting to the demands of visitors. The hotel’s German manager stressed that the name change would not affect...