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‘Worst 14 days of my life’: Complaints about a Thai hotel quarantine lead to a defamation threat.

‘Worst 14 days of my life’: Complaints about a Thai hotel quarantine lead to a defamation threat.

‘Worst 14 days of my life’: Complaints about a Thai hotel quarantine lead to a defamation threat. ‘Worst 14 days of my life’: Complaints about a Thai hotel quarantine lead to a defamation threat. BANGKOK — Once again, a Thailand hotel guest who posted complaints online faces the threat of a defamation charge. This time, it centers on the guest’s …

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Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy

Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy

Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy BANGKOK — The onetime civil servant’s crime was to share audio clips on social media that were deemed critical of Thailand’s monarchy. The sentence, handed down on Tuesday by a criminal court in Bangkok, was more than 43 years in …

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Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too PHOTHARAM, Thailand — The bat caves reeked of bat. In the murk of the grottoes, in a cave complex west of Bangkok, Thais in headlamps and with flashlights went about their business. Pilgrims to the temple that owns …

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Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor BANGKOK — The resort hotel in Thailand got its public apology. The unhappy American guest who spent two nights in jail for criticizing the hotel online got his criminal charges dropped. But it was Tripadvisor, the …

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Almost Like Clockwork, Talk of a Military Coup Follows Thai Protests

Almost Like Clockwork, Talk of a Military Coup Follows Thai Protests

Almost Like Clockwork, Talk of a Military Coup Follows Thai Protests Almost Like Clockwork, Talk of a Military Coup Follows Thai Protests BANGKOK — There are certain constants in Thailand: the drenching monsoons, the grand openings of new shopping malls and the rumors that the Royal Thai Armed Forces are plotting another coup. For weeks now, student-led protesters across Thailand …

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As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent

As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent

As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent BANGKOK — The cream-colored stretch Rolls-Royce limousine crawled past the angry crowds. The queen of Thailand smiled. But what Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya saw on Wednesday, on a road in Bangkok that has been used for royal …

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Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run BANGKOK — Interpol has issued a new “red notice” for the fugitive heir to the Red Bull fortune who fled Thailand after his Ferrari struck and killed a police officer in 2012, …

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Campers Left Trash in a Thai Park. Officials Returned It in the Mail.

Campers Left Trash in a Thai Park. Officials Returned It in the Mail.

Campers Left Trash in a Thai Park. Officials Returned It in the Mail. Campers Left Trash in a Thai Park. Officials Returned It in the Mail. HONG KONG — Officials in Thailand had an unorthodox approach to deal with visitors who left a tent filled with litter in a national park: mail the trash to the offenders. The country’s environment …

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Thai Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Crackdown on Protests

Thai Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Crackdown on Protests

Thai Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Crackdown on Protests Thai Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Crackdown on Protests BANGKOK — His offense was syncopated. And it rhymed. Dechathorn Bamrungmuang, a member of the Thai collective Rap Against Dictatorship, was arrested on Thursday on charges of sedition, human rights lawyers said, part of a mounting crackdown by a government seemingly allergic to dissent. …

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Protests Take On Thai Monarchy, Despite Laws Banning Such Criticism

Protests Take On Thai Monarchy, Despite Laws Banning Such Criticism

Protests Take On Thai Monarchy, Despite Laws Banning Such Criticism Protests Take On Thai Monarchy, Despite Laws Banning Such Criticism BANGKOK — The plainclothes men showed up late at night near Thammasat University in Bangkok, casing out the residence where the student activist slept. On Thursday morning, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul went to her sociology class, called her mother and waited for …

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