Illustration by Arwin Intrungsi

Princess who needs no Magic Mirror to tell her how she looks

This week’s purple phenomenon is a fairy tale befitting HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as her life story seems to have come straight out of children’s bedtime publishing house. The…

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2023’s top stories: Thailand anguishes over mass shootings, as boy goes berserk in Bangkok mall

The trend of fatal shooting sprees in Thailand continued in 2023, with the country’s top luxury shopping mall becoming the latest killing field. Adding to the shock was the young…

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Deadly Bangkok mall shooting by child prompts question: Who takes responsibility?

Public shock and anger over October 3’s deadly shooting rampage at Siam Paragon has turned to consternation as people realize that the 14-year-old perpetrator cannot be punished. Thai law states…

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Srettha and Paetongtarn to watch “the Undertaker” tomorrow

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his cabinet will watch the popular Thai movie “Supparer” (the Undertaker) tomorrow (Wednesday). The film has grossed at least Bt400 million at the box office…

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Two arrested for allegedly selling modified gun to Siam Paragon shooting suspect

Two men have been arrested in the southern province of Yala today (Thursday), for allegedly selling a modified blank-firing pistol to the suspect in the shooting spree at the Siam…

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Ambulances and police vehicles are seen outside Siam Paragon shopping centre in Bangkok on October 3, 2023. / AFP

Mall shooting suspect charged with premeditated murder

Five criminal charges, including premeditated murder, have been filed against the 14-year-old male suspect in the shooting spree at the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok yesterday (Tuesday). The other…

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Media urged to be cautious when reporting on shooting suspect and family

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission issued a statement today (Wednesday), urging the media to exercise discretion in their presentation of information or images concerning the suspect in yesterday’s Siam Paragon…

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Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, the national police chief, at Siam Paragon on Oct 3, 2023

Two dead, five wounded in Siam Paragon shooting, suspect used modified BB gun

A Chinese tourist and a woman from Myanmar were killed at Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon, by a teenager using a modified BB gun, according to…

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The suspected gunman is seen on his knees as policemen approach him. The encounter took place at Siam Kempinski where the suspect fled to after the shooting spree at Siam Paragon.

1 person killed in Siam Paragon shooting, suspect is a minor

One person was killed and six others injured in the shooting this afternoon at Siam Paragon, Thailand’s biggest shopping mall in central Bangkok, after which a 14-year-old suspect was arrested…

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Photo posted on Facebook by Phuri Phatara of One Channel shows a policeman overwhelming the suspected gunman after the shooting spree at Siam Paragon.

Suspected gunman arrested after shooting at Siam Paragon

Police arrested a man suspected of being responsible for a shooting spree at Siam Paragon that injured at least one person and sending hundreds of shoppers fleeing Thailand’s most popular…

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French artist Miguel Chevalier

The immersive world of Miguel Chevalier

Digital art may be very common today but 40 years ago, it was not recognised as “art” with non-enthusiasts regarding it as a waste of time and effort. “In the…

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Siam Paragon asks activist groups not to use its grounds for political activities

Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, has asked all political activist groups to refrain from using the mall’s property for political activities, adding that the buildings and the…

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People stand in line to enter the Siam Paragon shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 17, 2020.

Paragon closes Cineplex for three days over breach of social distancing rules

The management of Bangkok’s luxury shopping mall, Siam Paragon, has ordered the closure of Paragon Cineplex for three days, after Major Group, the operator of the cinemas, held a social…

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Officials inspect preparedness of shopping malls for reopening tomorrow

Officials of the CCSA, the City Administration and police today inspected two luxury shopping malls in Bangkok, to check their readiness to reopen for limited business tomorrow. Supreme Commander General…

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