Nation Newspaper Simplifies Website To Just 12 Moving Parts

BANGKOK – Bangkok’s online news community celebrated another advancement today as one of its English-language newspapers unveiled a new website, designed for easier digestion of the Kingdom’s news. The new website of The Nation, which calls itself “Insightful, Intrend (sic), Independent” features an all-time low of just 12 moving, flashing, or animated parts on its home page, an approximate... 

Sukhumbhand Defends Use Of Dummy Police Officers

BANGKOK — Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra found himself at the center of yet another corruption controversy this week when it was revealed that as many as 40% of the capital city’s police force were in fact fake. The bogus police officers were discovered in an undercover investigation by newspaper Matichon, whose journalists secretly filmed interactions with police officers at road... 

Thai Man Kills Sleeping Friend in Russian Roulette

From Australia’s 9 News: “A 23-year-old Thai man has been arrested on murder charges after winning a game of Russian roulette with his friend, who was asleep at the time.” Read the full story here.

Office Worker Freezes To Death In Air Conditioning Tragedy

BANGKOK – The rainy season took yet another innocent life yesterday when Nattawan “Plum” Boonsathivorn, 29, froze to death in her cubicle at work, a victim of what police have assessed as “acute office hypothermia” or AOP. The tragedy took place at the offices of Fin-Thai Financial Services PCL, located on the 22nd floor of Bangkok City Tower on Sathorn Road. Nattawan had been hired in April... 

Amnesty International Blasts Inhumane Practice Of ‘Transferring’ High-Ranking Officials

BANGKOK – International rights advocacy group Amnesty International launched a campaign yesterday to highlight what it calls the “cruel and inhumane” practice of transferring high-ranking officials from one position to another as punishment for wrongdoing or corruption in Thailand. “In the twenty-first century, it is simply inconceivable that a civilized country would allow this barbaric and...