Appearance Of Heir In Film Anthem Sparks SET Sell-Off

BANGKOK – The release of a version of the King’s Anthem film accidentally caused a massive sell-off in the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday, when the unusually frequent appearance of High Royal Highness Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in the film was misinterpreted by traders as a sign that something significant but unspeakable was imminent. The film, just released by SF Cinema PCL, was seen... 

Life-Size Thaksin Cardboard Cutout Industry Saves Economy

BANGKOK – Newly released government economic data show that the manufacturing of life-sized cardboard cutouts of Thaksin appear to have provided a significant boost for the national economy. In data revealed Monday, the industry reported a stunning 4000% growth rate and currently boasts a dedicated workforce of almost 15,000 people, with additional ancillary effects through shipping and retail industries.... 

Abhisit Spends Entire Week On Phone With Old Woman Who Thinks He’s The Water Department

BANGKOK – It was revealed yesterday that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva entire week answering phones for the government-sponsored “6-days, 63 million ideas” national-reconciliation hotline was used talking to one elderly woman who thought he was the Department of Water. The woman, 64-year old Nattima Wongcharnak of Petchburi, phoned into the toll-free public number at about 9am Monday morning... 

Ministry of Communications Bans Over 2,000 Metaphors

BANGKOK – The Ministry of Communications and Technology, or MICT, today released a list of over two thousand metaphors which are no longer legal in print media or online communications in Thailand.   A spokesperson for the Ministry explained that Thais were subverting the usual prohibitions on discussing sensitive subjects by using the metaphors, and thus they represented a sort of loophole...