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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The Observer 22 Sep 2023
... in popular tourist destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya ... “If we would like to use it for medical purposes, law enforcement should be stricter to make sure we can offer them medical treatment which is safe for their health,” Thanet told the Bangkok Post....

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People Daily 21 Sep 2023
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The Daily Hodl 18 Sep 2023
According to a new report from the Bangkok Post, Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) says that four Chinese nationals and a Lao citizen have been arrested in connection with perpetrating a $76 million scheme ... The report also says that on September 4th, authorities confiscated over $16 million worth of the suspects’ properties ... &nbsp....

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CryptoPotato 17 Sep 2023
According to the report by the Bangkok Post, the individuals duped 3,280 residents after operating a fraudulent scheme masquerading as BCH Global Ltd., a fake Bitcoin investment platform. They have now been charged with conspiring to commit transnational crimes, engaging in public fraud, and participating in money laundering activities ... .......

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Anadolu Agency 15 Sep 2023
... to fulfill my duties in the House of Representatives and won't be able to accept the role of opposition leader in the near future," said Pita Limjaroenrat on X, formerly known as Twitter, as reported by Bangkok Post....

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Voa News 14 Sep 2023
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