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Singaporean mistakenly consumes cannabis soup that ‘looked just like kangkung’ while on vacation in Thailand

  • A Singaporean tourist on vacation at Chiang Rai, Thailand, mistook cannabis for kangkung (water spinach) vegetable in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.
  • She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant's Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.
  • According to reports, the tourist began to feel nauseous later at night.
  • Cannabis products and dishes have become increasingly common in Thailand after the government legalized the cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medical purposes in 2018.

A Singaporean woman on vacation in Thailand mistook cannabis for vegetables in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.

The tourist, identified as Sueanne, was on vacation in Chiang Rai, Thailand, with her mother-in-law and her husband and their two young children. She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant’s Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.

Bangkok wants to become ‘Silicon Valley of food tech’ through anti-hunger project

  • Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, executive director of Thailand’s National Innovation Agency, said the agency aims to make the country the “kitchen of the world” through its SPACE-F project.
  • “Not only that Thailand has sufficient raw material to serve growing demands, the country also has a top-notch logistics service,” Chairatana said in a press release on Thursday. “These attributes make the Thai food industry exceptional and position Thailand as the kitchen of the world.”
  • The SPACE-F project, an incubator and accelerator program founded in 2019 in partnership with the Thai Union, NIA and Mahidol University, was billed as the “first-ever food tech innovation program in Thailand.”
  • “The project brings together FoodTech startups and corporates through innovative mentorship, business connections, and a co-working program,” Chairatana explained.

Bangkok is aiming to become the Silicon Valley of food technology through its SPACE-F project, which aims to tackle the global food security crisis and make Bangkok the “kitchen of the world,” Thailand’s National Innovation Agency (NIA) said.

Citing the UN’s “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” 2022 report, Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, executive director of the NIA, said in a press release on Thursday that around 800 million people — or 10 percent of the world’s population — are suffering from hunger brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Pitbull named ‘Nazi’ mauls 60-year-old owner in Thailand

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  • A pitbull named “Nazi” mauled its 60-year-old owner after it saw her feeding a stray dog on Monday in Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand.
  • The owner was found lying in a pool of blood with “gaping wounds” on her neck and upper arm.
  • The victim’s condition and the dog’s fate following the attack are currently unknown.
  • The dog’s name, which is used to describe a member of the German fascist party under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945, was not viewed as unusual in Thailand.

A Pitbull named “Nazi” mauled its 60-year-old owner in northeast Thailand.

Nazi reportedly attacked its owner, identified as Supaporn, after it saw her feeding a stray dog at 2 p.m. local time on Monday in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Video: Man filming woman in public restroom learns his victim is a black belt the hard way

  • CCTV video captured the moment a Thai man was beaten by a woman with a black belt in Taekwondo after he tried to secretly film her in the women’s public restroom.
  • After the woman noticed the man’s phone peeking over her stall, she chased him outside and beat him before snatching his phone and deleting the video.
  • The 17-year-old suspect stated that he was “drunk and reckless” and publicly apologized to the media for filming the woman.

After a Thai man attempted to secretly film a woman in a public restroom, he was immediately chased and beaten by the victim, who happened to have a black belt in Taekwondo.

On Sunday, a 17-year-old man allegedly entered the women’s restroom in a Japanese restaurant located in Chachoengsao district, Thailand, and attempted to film a woman in a stall. 

Thai Red Cross strongly recommends people not sell their kidneys for iPhone 14s

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  • Dr. Sophon Mekthon, the managing director of the Thai Red Cross Organ Donation Center, condemned the circulating “kidney-for-iPhone 14” meme on Sunday after the picture reached Thai social media over the weekend.
  • “There is no organ trading. That is prohibited,” Mekthon said. “It is inappropriate to suggest selling organs, especially to get money to buy an iPhone. It is morally wrong and unethical."
  • The photo, which has since been taken down as of reporting, reportedly originated from a Vietnamese beauty clinic based in Laos.
  • The picture featured three people holding up iPhones with their bandaged abdomens exposed, implying that they each sold their kidney to afford a brand new iPhone 14.

A Thai doctor has condemned a circulating meme suggesting that three people pictured with bloodied bandages on their abdomens sold their kidneys to buy the new Apple iPhone 14.

Dr. Sophon Mekthon, the managing director of the Thai Red Cross Organ Donation Center, warned people on Sunday that organ trading in Thailand is illegal and condemned the circulating meme after it reached Thai social media over the weekend.

Thai protester sentenced to 2 years in prison for mocking queen with fashion show

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  • A court in Thailand finalized the sentencing for Jatuporn “New” Saeoueng, a pro-democracy protester, on Monday.
  • Jatuporn was charged with violation of the lese majeste law, which addresses the defaming of the monarchy a punishable crime, and the Public Safety Act.
  • The demonstration — which took place in downtown Bangkok on Oct. 29, 2020 — called for the monarchy’s reform and mimicked the princess’ fashion show.
  • Although Jatuporn was initially sentenced to three years of imprisonment, the sentence was reduced to two years and a fine of 1,000 baht (approximately $27.55).
  • Jatuporn still faces six additional charges, which she is prepared to appeal up to the country’s Supreme Court.

Pro-democracy protestor Jatuporn “New” Saeoueng was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting Thailand’s queen through her attire.

A court in Thailand finalized the sentencing for Jatuporn on Monday. The activist was accused of insulting the country’s queen after she wore traditional Thai attire at a pro-democracy demonstration. She was charged with violating the lese majeste law, which addresses the defaming of the monarchy a punishable crime, and the Public Safety Act.

Elephant is caught on CCTV trampling monk to death in Thailand

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  • Phra Prachon Suksingh, a 66-year-old Buddhist monk, was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chanthaburi province, Thailand, on Saturday.
  • Another monk discovered Suksingh’s body outside on the temple grounds at 5 a.m. the next morning.
  • Staff confirmed that an elephant was responsible for the monk’s death after reviewing surveillance footage and finding footprints at the scene.
  • Wildlife rangers have reportedly been deployed in the area to keep elephants away from villages.

A wild elephant was captured on surveillance footage killing a Buddhist monk in eastern Thailand.

Phra Prachon Suksingh, 66, was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chanthaburi province at around 9:20 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Thai man spends two days on roof after his family wouldn’t let him smoke weed

  • A 42-year-old man in northeast Thailand reportedly spent nearly two days on a roof after his family cut off his access to marijuana.
  • On Sunday, the man asked his father for marijuana; however, his father stated that he did not have any, prompting the man to climb onto the roof at around 8:30 p.m.
  • Neighbors and friends tried to convince the man to come back down to no avail.
  • Almost 48 hours later, the man became “too hot and too hungry” and climbed back down on Tuesday around 6 p.m.

A Thai man reportedly spent nearly 48 hours on a roof in protest after his family would not allow him to smoke marijuana.

The man, 42-year-old Kantaphi, was described by his wife as a “weed addict.” To curb his addiction, Kantaphi’s wife sent him to stay with his father in the Kantharalak district to “starve him of marijuana.” 

Thai man arrested for fatally shooting 3 teens in meth-fueled road rage incident

  • Theerasak Boonruang, 42, faces first-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot dead three 18-year-old students and set their motorcycle on fire after his BMW sedan collided with their vehicle in Krabi province, Thailand, on Tuesday morning.
  • The suspect allegedly shot the boy in the face and the two girls in the back.
  • Boonruang told police that he did not know the victims and that he was under the influence of methamphetamine during the incident.
  • He denied setting the motorbike on fire, claiming that it caught fire in the crash.
  • Boonruang was also charged with consuming narcotics and illegal possession of a weapon.
  • He is now being held in custody for legal action.

A man was arrested for fatally shooting three high school students during a road rage incident while intoxicated in Krabi province, Thailand. 

Theerasak Boonruang, 42, faces first-degree murder charges after he allegedly fatally shot three 18-year-old students, one male and two females, and set their motorcycle on fire after his BMW sedan collided with their vehicle in Khao Phanom district on Tuesday morning.

Thai former OnlyFans creator claims monk sexually harassed him, wanted to film porn

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  • A former OnlyFans creator claimed that he was sexually harassed by a monk at his clothing store in a shopping mall located in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
  • The monk allegedly approached the former actor, who goes by Graf, and declared that he was the man’s biggest fan on Tuesday at around 7 p.m.
  • Graf claimed that the monk asked to touch his hands and body as well and stated that he brought a camera to create pornographic content.
  • The former actor uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok and asked viewers for help in tracking him down.

According to a former OnlyFans creator, a monk in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, allegedly came into his clothing store and sexually harassed him.

The man, who goes by Graf, uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok with the caption: “If you know this monk or this man, please contact me. I’m looking for him because he tried to harass me.”

Botched cosmetic tattoo done on a budget leaves Thai woman with four eyebrows

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  • A 32-year-old Thai woman hoping to enhance her features was left horrified after a cosmetic tattoo artist left two dark arches above her natural brows.
  • The tattoo artist promised to remove the botched eyebrow tattoo; however, the clinic shut down the next day and the woman could not contact the owners.
  • After a year of staying at home out of humiliation, the woman was approached by another tattoo artist who offered to fix her eyebrows for free.
  • Although it took three months to fix the woman’s eyebrows, she is now happy with the new artist’s work.

After visiting a budget clinic for a cosmetic tattoo, a Thai woman was horrified after seeing that the tattoo artist had drawn two dark eyebrows above her natural brows. 

For an upcoming trip with friends, Nipapron Meeking, 32, visited a budget clinic with a friend’s recommendation to receive an eyebrow tattoo. 

Popular YouTuber flees Thailand after allegedly scamming over 6,000 victims out of $55 million

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  • A popular Thai YouTuber has fled abroad after scamming thousands of investors out of two billion baht (approximately $55 million).
  • The woman, who claimed to be a successful forex trader, defrauded over 6,000 people and has allegedly run away to Malaysia.
  • On Aug. 24, 30 people filed a complaint against the YouTuber.
  • The YouTuber, who runs a channel called Nutty’s Diary which has over 800,000 subscribers, last posted around five months ago.

A popular Thai YouTuber who claimed to be a successful forex trader has reportedly left the country after it was discovered that she allegedly defrauded over 6,000 victims out of two billion baht (approximately $55 million). 

Natthamon Khongchak, known as Nutty’s Diary on YouTube with a channel boasting over 800,000 subscribers, allegedly fled abroad to Malaysia. Claiming to be a successful forex trader, Natthamon used her platform to lure victims into investing money with the promise of high returns in short periods of time.