Central Announces “Let’s Pretend Nothing Ever Happened” Sale

BANGKOK — Central Pattana Group, owner of the Central department stores, today announced a two-week-long “Let’s Pretend Nothing Ever Happened” Sale, featuring discounts on international brands as high as 70%. “We’d like to do out part in helping the nation and city recover,” said Suthichai Chirathivat, a board member and spokesperson. “And for middle- and upper-class Thais, that... 

Arsonists Set Chuwit On Fire

BANGKOK – In addition to over 40 buildings in Bangkok burned over the last 48 hours, arsonists also managed to set fire to former massage parlor tycoon and iconoclastic politician Chuwit Kamolvisit. The arson attack too place at 11:23pm last night in Chuwit Park on Sukhumvit, where the Chart Thai party member was taking a late evening stroll. According to witnesses, masked men ran up behind Chuwit... 

TAT Demands Foreign Media Stop Exaggerating Story, 36 Not 38 Buildings Torched

BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand has called on foreign journalists to stop projecting a negative image of Thailand by exaggerating the situation in the country, claiming that several news outlets have overblown the destruction in the city by reporting that 38 buildings have been torched by arsonists. “The correct figure is 36, plus 2 vendor carts,” said TAT Governor Suraphon... 

Journalists Continue To Parachute Into Bangkok

BANGKOK – Several foreign correspondents were spotted in the skies over Bangkok today, parachuting in to the capital the day after the crisis subsided in order to file one report and bolster their resumes. Upon landing they were seen looking disoriented and asking passersby for the way to “Bang, bang? Shoot, shoot? This way?” After getting pointed in opposite directions by helpful, nodding... 

After Evacuation, Bangkok Post Realizes Entire Paper Can Be Produced By Two People

BANGKOK – Having evacuated its entire office to avoid potential arson, executives of the Bangkok Post have come to realize that its entire paper can be produced by a staff of just two people. The newspaper, which employs over 200 reporters, editors, sub-editors and layout artists as well as 150 people with no apparent function, was put to bed by only one farang sub-editor and one layout artist...