Dhammakaya ‘Knows’ Jobs’ Afterlife

From the Bangkok Post: “Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani province on Monday stirred an internet controversy when it released an article on its website referring to the afterlife of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, claiming the American legend has been reincarnated as a mid-level angel dwelling not far from his Apple office in a parallel world.” Read the full story here.

California Wow Owner Sentenced To 10 Years Of Non-Stop Dance Music

BANGKOK – The legal quagmire that has engulfed what once was Thailand’s most successful fitness chain came to a satisfying conclusion today as the Central Criminal Court sentenced Eric Mark Levine, the chairman and majority shareholder of California Wow, to 10 years of continuous dance music. The court, which endured almost seven months of testimony from over 3,400 witnesses and co-plaintiffs whose... 

Palace Censors Naked Photos Of Prince

LONDON – Incriminating pictures of Britain’s Prince Harry, which have been making the rounds on social media and the Internet, will not be seen by anyone in Britain under drastic new rules hastily enacted by the nation’s parliament. In a show of loyalty to the revered royal family, the British government today passed a new “Lese Majeste” law that supersedes freedom of the press and places... 

Refusing To Stand For King’s Anthem?

Thai courts have ruled that refusing to stand for the King’s anthem in cinemas is not a crime. What do you think? Priewpan Udomrat Note Police Chief Khunying Cinema Patron “Please note that reporting this verdict is still punishable by 5-15 years in prison.” “Luckily it’s still also not a crime to beat the non-stander within an inch of his life.” “Can the...