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How Thailand’s military is putting a stop to Bangkok’s famously rambunctious underground nightlife

Thailand’s military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok’snightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to close early or indefinitely. With an election tentatively set for February 2019, the campaign appears to be a last-ditch attempt by the embattled government to impose social order and salvage its legacy. Since the army swept to power in a bloodless coup in 2014, it has intermittently enforced curfews and arcane regulations to rein in the city’s rambunctious nature, but in the past year its efforts appear to have gained vigour.…

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Bangkok Thailand 

Thai police declare no-go zones for anti-junta march

BANGKOK: Thai police declared Bangkok’s Government House and surrounding streets a no-go zone for Tuesday’s (May 22) planned opposition march marking four years since a May 22, 2014, coup, warning protesters not to defy a junta ban on public gatherings. Around 3,000 police were on standby ahead of the march, which is due to start at Bangkok’s Thammasat University and end at Government House in a bid to pressure the military government to hold a general election by November. The junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO),…

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Bangkok Drugs Thailand 

45 arrested at Bangkok pub test positive for drugs

Clubers test positive for drugs Forty-five pub-goers tested positive for drugs following a police raid on a popular nightspot off Sukhumvit Road in Watthana district of Bangkok early Saturday. Officers raided Narz pub on Sukhumvit Soi 23 at around 1am following complains by local residents that it often stayed open beyond legal operating hours. About 80 patrons, most of them in their twenties, were inside when the raid took place. All were asked to undergo urine tests and 45 of them — 29 men and 16 women — tested positive…

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Bangkok Hong Kong 

Risky selfie gets kids into trouble with police

Risky selfie gets kids into trouble with police Some teenagers from Hong Kong have landed themselves in hot water after risking there lives, all for the perfect selfie. After posting the photo, taken from the top of the Baiyoke Towwer II in Bangkok, on Instagram, word started to spread across Thai social media. In a report from Stickboy Bangkok on Friday, the management of Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok are looking into the possibility of filing charges against three teenagers from Hong Kong after a death-defying stunt — for a selfie. The…

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Postal boating: The Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

Nopadol Choihirun delivers parcels to a resident in the Bang Khun Thian district on the outskirts of Bangkok AFP/Lillian SUWANRUMPHA BANG KHUN THIAN, Thailand: Revving up his engine as the monsoon clouds begin to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry. Dodging the downpour is a regular challenge for the 55-year-old, one of Bangkok’s last remaining postmen to deliver mail by boat to waterfront homes in low-lying parts of the capital. “I have to be really careful…

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Thai Smile airways whats behind the smile, Bad service and no support.,or help

Seats dont look like this checkk out the pictures below, A quick update. After a flight from Phnoen Penn to Bangkok passagers were left forced to stay on the plane while it filled up with smoke. 30 minutes passanagers they were forced to stay on the plane and breath in the gas comings out of the aircon ducts. I was on the plane with a friend and for the past 2 days we cant stop coughing. Thai Smile and Thai Airways do not have a complaints department. So i wrote to…

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Thailand, rebels set up ‘safety zone’ in search for peace

BANGKOK: As part of the trust-building measure, the Thai government and Mara Patani has agreed to set up a district-size “safety zone” before the end of the year. No district has been named so far. Mara Patani is an umbrella organisation representing southern Thai rebel groups and factions. The “safety-zone” will be run by a committee made up of representatives of the government, Mara Patani and community leaders. However, the framework does not include a ceasefire agreement, which means any violence could jeopardise the working arrangement. For the Thais, the “safety-zone”…

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Bangkok News 

Brit commits suicide, jumping from seventh floor of Bangkok hotel restaurant

Brit commits suicide, jumping from seventh floor of Bangkok hotel restaurant A 67 year old British man has committed suicide after ordering a final drink from the bar of a Sukhumvit hotel restaurant before jumping from the balcony last night. The shocking part was the coolness he showed, not attracting any attention to himself what so ever. He causally walked to the balcony, set up a chair, climbed up and jumped, before anyone had time to react. Andrew Frank Browning was found below out front of the hotel with a broken neck…

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Bangkok News 

One dead, 2 hurt as tree falls, hits poles

A woman was killed and two people were injured when power poles toppled by a fallen tree crashed onto three motorcycles on Bangkok’s Chidlom Road yesterday morning. The power poles and cables fell on the motorcycles after a big tree in the building compound was uprooted and later fell on the poles. Boonsee Waenkaew, a motorcycle taxi driver who narrowly escaped injury, said he parked his motorcycle about 9.30am and went to talk to a nearby vendor. While he was speaking with the vendor, the tree suddenly fell on his…

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Asia Bangkok Interpol News Singapore Singapore Police Thailand 

Red Bull heir on the run from Thai authorities not in Singapore: Police

SINGAPORE – The Thai Red Bull heir on the run after a warrant was issued for him over a fatal hit-and-run in 2012 is not in Singapore, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) told The Straits Times on Thursday (May 4). Reports previously said Vorayuth Yoovidhya had fled to Singapore on his private jet before the warrant was issued on April 28. The Nation on Tuesday cited Thai Immigration Police who said Vorayuth departed Thailand on April 25 for Singapore. However, SPF on Thursday clarified that the 32-year-old billionaire is not in…

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