Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Jakarta News 23 May 2019
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Oil Price 23 May 2019
Thailand’s Energy Ministry has asked regulators to keep a close eye on developments in the Middle East lest these cause an oil and gas shortage in the import-dependent country, local media report.According to the Bangkok Post, the ministry had also ordered six oil refineries to ......

Are floating ocean cities legal?

The Telegraph India 21 May 2019
Thai authorities had registered a case in April against an attempt by private individuals to set up a floating house within the Andaman Sea ... Two legal issues emerge ... Significantly, the bitcoin-rich couple, the Bangkok Post wrote, “aimed to set up a permanent shelter out of any state territories by exploiting a loophole” in the UNCLOS ... Also Read ... ....

A three-legged dog in Thailand rescued a baby which had been buried alive by its teenage mother

Business Insider 18 May 2019
Six-year-old Ping Pong sniffed, barked, and dug at the ground in Ban Nong Kham village in Cham Phuang district, which lies north east of Bangkok, until he exposed the child's legs, according to The Guardian ... The girl has been charged with abandonment and attempted murder, according to the Bangkok Post....

Dog rescues newborn baby buried alive by mum, 15, who wanted to hide pregnancy

Metro UK 17 May 2019
Dog with only three working legs rescues baby buried alive. (Picture. Viral Press). Ping Pong the dog is a hero. He rescued a newborn who was buried alive in a field in Ban Nong Kham, Thailand ... MORE ... MORE ... The baby is now being raised by his grandparents after his mum was charged with attempted murder and abandoning a child, the Bangkok Post reported ... ....

Three-legged dog saves newborn baby buried alive by mother

The Independent 17 May 2019
A dog with only three legs has rescued a newborn baby that was buried alive – reportedly by its teenage mother ... Subscribe now ... Lt Col Panuwat Puttakam, of Chum Phuang police station, told the Bangkok Post that although the girl was underage, police were bound by law to charge her and she would be interrogated in the presence of child service workers....

Thai English-language daily The Nation to end print edition

This is Money 16 May 2019
The Nation was founded in 1971 largely as a progressive alternative to the English-language market-leading Bangkok Post, which was seen as too conservative as pro-democracy activists were struggling against a military dictatorship ... Thailand's English newspaper The Nation is displayed in a cafe in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 16, 2019....

Thailand's Future Forward Party leader says to compete for PM

Xinhua 16 May 2019
BANGKOK, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Thursday held a press conference to offer himself the post of prime minister. Thanathorn, in the party's headquarters in Bangkok, assured ......

Thai daily, The Nation, wraps up print run

Hong Kong Standard 16 May 2019
The Nation was founded in 1971 largely as a progressive alternative to the English-language market-leading Bangkok Post, which was seen as too conservative as pro-democracy ......

Driver arrested with allegedly smuggling migrants in mail truck in southern Thailand 14 May 2019
BANGKOK, May 14 (Xinhua) -- A driver from Thailand Post, Thailand's national mailing service company, on early Tuesday was arrested in southern Thailand's Songkla for allegedly smuggling 13 illegal migrants, according to Thai police. Police stopped a mail truck with Bangkok ......

An iconic beach in Thailand made famous by a Leonardo DiCaprio film will stay closed until 2021

Business Insider 10 May 2019
Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a professor at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, said 80% of Thailands coral reefs ... Thamrongnawasawat told the Bangkok Post in 2016 that he was left speechless by Maya Bay which had become overrun with tourists, posing a serious threat to the environment....

China threatens countermeasures if US enforces fresh tariffs

The Siasat Daily 09 May 2019
Beijing [China] ... They can’t do thatIf we don’t make the deal, nothing wrong with taking in over 100 billion a year ... Thailand, on the other hand, lost an estimated USD 780 million worth of export revenue in the last 12 months owing to the trade row, Bangkok Post quoted the country’s commerce ministry as saying. Source. ANI. ....

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