Jiraporn Kuhakan

Masks and bikinis as Bangkok sex districts reopen with new rules

01 Jul 2020

BANGKOK With performers wearing facemasks as well as bikinis, Bangkok's red-light districts reopened on Wednesday after more than three months of shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Schools reopen across Thailand with temperature checks, masks

01 Jul 2020

SAM KHOK, Thailand Thai schools reopened on Wednesday for the first time since mid-March, with precautions in place to guard against the coronavirus, ranging from temperature checks to installing makeshift cubicles for social distancing in classrooms.

Trauma, abuse for Thai elephants taught tricks for tourists, charity says

29 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Undercover video obtained for an investigation into alleged animal cruelty shows baby elephants in Thailand taken from their mothers then exposed to abusive training methods to perform tricks for tourists, according to a wildlife charity.

Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business

16 Jun 2020

CHONBURI, Thailand Volunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. | Video

Thai mom's face shields protect against virus and villains

12 Jun 2020

BANGKOK A single mother in Thailand is doing brisk business out of face shields with characters from cartoons, games and sci-fi movies, hoping to cash in and promote safety for children as her country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Thailand takes live music festival to Zoom amid virus outbreak

07 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Rock fans in Thailand watched their favourite bands play via video-meeting platform Zoom on Sunday as a live music festival went online. | Video

Calls to suicide helpline show Thais' stress in downturn

05 Jun 2020

BANGKOK In the weeks before she took her own life, Thai waitress Nitiwadee Sae-Tia felt growing financial pressure after she lost her job, a member of the family said.

Thailand's one million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes

04 Jun 2020

SALADANG, Thailand Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine repeated in communities across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

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