The Sweet Three Vol. 2
A prestigious Christian high school cancels classes because of a protest. (August 27th, 2019)
Bangkok Christian College, a prestigious boy’s school, cancelled classes after two popular school administrators were removed from their positions.
The school is owned and operated by the Church of Christ in Thailand. The controversy relates to a recent decision by the church to purchase property in Bueng Kan. Then chief executive Charn Chotinantaset negotiated a 70 million baht deal that was approved by the Church of Christ.
Charn moved from his chief executive position in the school to a new position in the church. His replacement accused two other school officials, school director Suphakit Jiklong sub and manager Watcharapong Apinyanurungsr, of mismanaging the deal without specifying any details. The church put the new chief executive in charge of the internal investigation, and the two men were fired.
Parents and alumni were infuriated and took to the streets to protest. Many started a hashtag to support their cause, “#SaveBCC”.
Photo: Hikaru Siwakorn from Facebook
Urine drinking ‘health guru’ nurse medicates students, government health department responds. (August 27th, 2019)
The internet is not the best place to go for medical advice, and yet a Facebook group on the topic of using urine for health benefits has amassed ten thousand followers. Members of the group share their philosophies, techniques, and recipes regarding urine as a “miracle cure” for everything from acne to arthritis.
One member of the Facebook group recently revealed that she had been providing a tincture of herbs and urine to children at her school who complained of stomach pains. She claimed that her special tincture resolved their problems within the hour.
Once this story made primetime news, government health officials were quick to release statements regarding the dangers of consuming urine for health purposes.
Supreme court upholds conviction for Koh Tao murder suspects, lawyers seek royal pardon. (August 30th, 2019)
The Thai Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of two Burmese men for the 2014 murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao. The Supreme Court has reminded the public that any criticism of the Supreme Court can be punishable by law.
The defense team plans to get royal pardons for the suspects.
Photo: The Thaiger
A Week on Twittersphere
Richard Barrow takes us on journey through the capitals streets of art
That’s a wrap on my #streetart walk around Chula Art Town. I hope you enjoyed my photos & I‘ve inspired you to visit. I started my walk at BTS National Stadium & finished at MRT Sam Yan. There are 15 street art locations in this area. I will post more details on my blog #Bangkok pic.twitter.com/6L0obiti13
— Richard Barrow 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) August 31, 2019
New guys on the block Dear Farang give us a tongue in cheek look at 5 theme Go go bars
What other types of Gogo bar themes would you like to see in Thailand?
— Dear Farang (@dearfarang) August 31, 2019
Shellman does in Saeng Thip Market Black and White
Cross-section: Saeng Thip Market pic.twitter.com/pohV243Y0O
— 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘮𝘢𝘯 (@NeilShelley) August 28, 2019
Phil/Ajarn moans about the price of Western food in Thailand
Ham and macaroni in Dominos. 129 baht. There’s nothing there! The price of Western food in Thailand is just getting outrageous. pic.twitter.com/3IpxgFD3Ar
— Phil / Ajarn.com (@Ajarncom) August 31, 2019