Jan 29, 2015

Thai transvestite arrested on suspicion of scamming Japanese men

Thai police said Wednesday they have arrested a transvestite on suspicion of swindling money from more than 100 Japanese men. The 39-year-old jobless Bangkok man named Utai Nantakan admitted that he has committed fraud against only Japanese men for the past 10 years, deceiving ...

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

Jan 29, 2015

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

by Denis D. Gray

A snail is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician — all secreting slime to smooth out some wrinkles and give me a younger look. That this latest ...

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Jan 24, 2015

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country is dead after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing ...

Thai ex-leader Yingluck impeached, facing corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Thai ex-leader Yingluck impeached, facing corruption charges

Thailand’s junta-stacked parliament voted Friday to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, hours after prosecutors announced plans to indict her for corruption — a double blow that risks reigniting the country’s bitter divisions. The successful impeachment of Yingluck, the kingdom’s first female premier and ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...