An adorable female husky has gone viral on Thai social media after his owner posted CCTV footage of the dog sleeping as the local police department conducted an “armed robbery” training exercise in his jewelry store last week.
Worawut Lomwanawong told Bored Panda his city’s police department picked his store as a case study for a security test on how to react to an armed robber entering his store to steal his jewelry. The robber for this exercise was a police officer dressed in plainclothes.
Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta, owner of famed Thai food stall Raan Jay Fai in Bangkok, is the recipient of 50 Best’s “Icon Award” for 2021.
In an Instagram post, the 50 Best organization revealed Junsuta’s pre-announced award ahead of its big unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 on March 25.
A former civil servant is now facing 43 years and six months of prison time for violating Thailand’s lèse-majesté law after she posted several audio clips critical of the Thai monarch on social media.
Anchan Preelert, 65, was initially sentenced to 87 years in prison but was halved after pleading guilty to 29 separate violations to the lèse-majesté law, or the insulting of a monarch or other ruler, according to Reuters.
A man in Thailand used CPR to save the life of a baby elephant that was struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in the southeastern province of Chanthaburi.
Rescue worker Mana Srivate, who was off-duty when the accident occurred on Sunday, has performed dozens of resuscitations in his 26-year career, but this was the first time he’s done it on an elephant, BBC reported.
Apparently out to humiliate Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s official “consort,” a still unidentified party reportedly sent sexually explicit photos of her to anti-monarchy activists outside the country.
Leaked images: British journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall and Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun were among the recipients of over a thousand pictures of Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, many of which are nudes, The Times reported.
A Thai fisherman is hoping to cash in as much as $3.2 million on some massive chunks of material he stumbled upon while walking along a local beach.
Strange thing: Narit Suwansang believes that what he came across last week along the coastlines of Nakhon Si Thammarat province is ambergris, a material sometimes referred to as “whale vomit,” Coconuts Bangkok reports.
Thai protesters are using giant inflatable rubber ducks to defend themselves against police water canons and a liquid laced with tear gas as massive protests continue in the country.
Inflatable defense: The Tuesday demonstration in front of the Parliament House in Bangkok was marked as the most violent protest since the start of the movement in July, according to the BBC.
A baby elephant from Chiang Mai in north Thailand went viral after hiding behind a utility pole when farmers caught it eating sugarcane.
The picture, posted on Facebook on Sunday, shows the baby elephant hiding behind a pole as farmers shine their light on the culprit, according to The Star.
The government in Thailand has passed a new Public Health Ministry regulation to decriminalize the sale and possession of category II narcotics.
Of the “102 ordinary narcotics,” cocaine, opium and morphine fall within the category.
A Thai monk who won the lottery jackpot of 18 million Thai Baht ($589,000) fled to an undisclosed location after people stormed his temple to ask for donations.
Ajahn Montri Samujjo, a 67-year-old monk at Wat Thinnakorn Nimit in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, won three lottery tickets worth 6 million Thai Baht ($196,300) each during the Sunday draw, according to Khaosod News via Thai Residents.
Thai people took to social media to express their outrage after Thailand’s government banned PornHub and 190 other gambling and adult websites.
New cybercrime laws: The news came on Tuesday when Digital Minister Puttipong Punnakanta announced the government is now blocking access to the popular adult website, according Reuters.