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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Batik Air to offer direct flights from Jakarta to Bangkok

Jakarta News 18 Nov 2019
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RCEP remains distant dream; India’s return to this free trade agreement not imminent

Yahoo Daily News 18 Nov 2019
Senior government functionaries, including commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, have indicated post-Bangkok meet that India might reconsider its pullout from the Regional Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) agreement if its "concerns are adequately addressed", but that will be a hard act to follow by potential partners....

Drug running! Thai police find 176kg of crystal meth hidden in treadmills headed for Japan

Russia Today 14 Nov 2019
Officers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday ... According to the Bangkok Post, Piyanan Pongsetsiri, 44, who rented the godown, was arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs out of the country and having drugs in his possession with intent to sell....

New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers

South China Morning Post 14 Nov 2019
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Bollywood Life 14 Nov 2019
View this post on Instagram ... How cute are these too ?? @kartikaaryan went to Bangkok to celebrate Sara Ali Khan's Birthday ... A post shared by Sara Ali khan & kartik Aaryan? (@sara_kartik_fanpage_) on Aug 12, 2019 at 8.20am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Sara ......

Cambodian opposition leaders in Malaysia: What is it about?

Malaysia Today 12 Nov 2019
“According to our commitment to Asean, we will not interfere in each other’s internal affairs, and we will not allow an anti-government person to use Thailand for activism,” he was reported saying by Thai news outlet Bangkok Post, citing Thailand’s and Cambodia’s status as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members....

Thai court orders park chief arrested in activist's murder

Albany Democrat Herald 11 Nov 2019
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday issued arrest warrants for the former head of ... The Bangkok Post newspaper reported Monday that Chaiwat, who now heads a conservation area in Thailand's northeast, said he had not seen the warrant but was not worried and would not try to escape....

Despite big bangs, Thai Muslim rebels fading away

Asiatimes 11 Nov 2019
A recent editorial in the local Bangkok Post newspaper asserted bluntly that security officials had “got away scot-free from suspected involvement in torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings of insurgent suspects.”....

Indonesia's freeze on palm oil plantation permits lacks transparency

Indonesia News 09 Nov 2019
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What George Kent told impeachment investigators

Politico 07 Nov 2019
impeachment What George Kent told impeachment investigators. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo ... Facebook. Twitter. Link ... He has been in the Foreign Service since 1992, serving in posts ranging from Warsaw to Bangkok ... ... We'll post the most important revelations here ... ....

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy promises to return Saturday despite facing arrest

Deutsche Welle 06 Nov 2019
The political activist posted an image of his Paris-Bangkok flight ticket on Twitter. However, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reacted by saying he would not be allowed entry en route to Cambodia ... ....