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Bangkok airport taxi driver boycotts Japanese passengers

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 4:40PM UTC 0 Comment

At least one taxi driver at Bangkok’s main airport is apparently boycotting Japanese passengers. A picture widely circulated on social media shows a sign in a taxi window in Thai, English and Japanese – the English section reading “CESSATION OF THE JAPANESE PASSENGER”....

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:40PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic. Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death....

Thai tourism industry feels squeeze from crisis, seeks solution

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014 4:18PM UTC 1 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down....

28 injured in bomb attack on Thai protesters

By Fri, Jan 17, 2014 2:53PM UTC Comments Off

BANGKOK (AP) — Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand’s capital Friday when a grenade was hurled at anti-government demonstrators marching through Bangkok at midday, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country’s political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban was in the procession but was not...

Thailand: Shutdown gets under way in Bangkok

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:22AM UTC Comments Off

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand braced for a new wave of mass unrest Monday as anti-government demonstrators blocked major roads to "shut down" Bangkok in a bid to thwart February elections and overthrow the nation's democratically elected prime minister....