Yingluck Shinawatra Offers Referendum; Not Resigning

Following massive protests during the month of November and increased pressure to step down, Yingluck Shinawatra, current Prime Minister of Thailand, has decided to dissolve all of Parliament and hold elections in which “The people will decide what the majority…

Thai Parliament Dissolved, Protesters Press On

Bangkok has been the site of a long series of increasingly violent protests. The anti-government protesters wish to rid their country of the influence of ousted Thaksin Shinawatra, a sentiment brought on by an attempt to bring him back into…

Bangkok Protests Turn Violent As Police Retaliate

Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, on Monday, November 25, with the opposition leading the event calling for “a campaign of civil disobedience,” including a three-day strike and a request for Thai businesses to…

Faroe Islanders “Importing” Wives from Thailand

The remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have seen a dip in population, as well as a stark imbalance between male and female populations, so some Faroese men have been “importing” wives from Thailand and the Philippines. The Faroe…

Dunkin’ Donuts Blackface Campaign in Thailand

Dunkin’ Donuts has issued an apology for being “insensitive” during their recent advertising campaign in Thailand. The advertisement shows a woman with her face painted black and bright pink lipstick holding a half eaten “charcoal doughnut”. The slogan reads “Break…

Google Street View Driver Detained by Thai Villagers, Made to Swear Benevolence on Buddha Statue

Google’s Street View seems to always be in the news – but mostly for the bizarre things that it captures on camera. We’re talking some dude with a lampshade on his head, a messy breakup, people doin’ it, and quite…

Thailand Hitler Banner: Superhero Depiction Prompts Apology

Thailand has come under fire this week after photos of a superhero banner depicting Adolf Hitler went viral, causing backlash. Students at Chulalongkorn University painted Hitler alongside Superman, Captain America, and Batman on a banner outside the art school in…

14 White Lions Found In Bangkok Warehouse

Fourteen white lions were among the over 200 wild animals that were found in Bangkok, Thailand, authorities confirmed today. The animals were believed to have been brought into the country as part of the illegal wildlife trade. The raid came…

Google Improves Map Accuracy in Thailand, Indonesia

Google announced today that it has improved maps in Thailand and Indonesia as part of a project called Ground Truth, which it started back inn 2008. The project is simply Google’s initiative to prove more comprehensive and accurate maps. “Through…

TV Cancellation Causes Uproar, Hacking [Nua Mek 2]

Fans of a TV show in Thailand, called Nua Mek 2, are furious at its premature cancellation. The show reportedly only had a few remaining episodes, which Channel 3 has reportedly decided to pull. Thailand’s The Nation reports that the…