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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COVID-19: Thailand records five new cases, marks 40 days of no local transmission

Malaysian National News Agency 04 Jul 2020
BANGKOK, July 4 -- Thailand has reported five new COVID-19 cases - all Thai ... The locals have asked tourist numbers to be increased from the initial 1,000 to 2,000 per day to help boost the country’s economy, said TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn, as quoted by Bangkok Post....

COVID-19: Thailand catat lima kes baharu, hari ke-40 tanpa jangkitan tempatan

Malaysian National News Agency 04 Jul 2020
BANGKOK, 4 Julai -- Thailand ... Warga tempatan juga meminta supaya angka kemasukan pelancong dinaikkan daripada asalnya 1,000 ke 2,000 orang sehari bagi membantu melonjakkan ekonomi Thailand, kata Gabenor TAT Yuthasak Supasorn, seperti di petik dalam laporan akhbar, Bangkok Post....

Coronavirus pushes Bitcoin-friendly Japan to begin “Digital Yen” trials

Cryptoslate 04 Jul 2020
The East Asian superpowers are battling it out, this time with blockchain and digital currencies as a focus ... Legal implications before digital yen ... Disinfecting cash as COVID transmissions a worry ... Earlier this month a Japanese senator said cryptocurrencies “will be more important” in a post-COVID world, as CryptoSlate noted at the time ... Bangkok Post)....

The Global Chef: Tapioca pearls of wisdom to fill a pie

Traverse City Record-Eagle 04 Jul 2020
Summertime is pie time ... In February 2020, The Bangkok Post quoted the president of the Thai Tapioca Trade Association as saying, “… widespread drought is expected to cut tapioca production in the 2020/2021 crop year by 10-20 percent.” Drought, coupled with staff shortages because of COVID-19, has slowed production of tapioca ... 6 C ... 1/2 to 1 C. sugar ... ....

Enam rakyat Thai yang pulang dan ditempatkan di fasiliti kuarantin negara positif COVID-19

Malaysian National News Agency 02 Jul 2020
BANGKOK, 2 Julai ... “Persatuan Pelancongan Thai (Atta) dan Majlis Pelancongan Thailand (TCT) ditugaskan untuk merangka pakej pelancongan selama enam hingga tujuh hari di lima wilayah iaitu Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket dan Pattaya,” katanya, memetik Bangkok Post....

Empowering Thai SMEs to join global value chains: Policy priorities under COVID-19

Asia Pathways 02 Jul 2020
SMEs and the Thai economy ... Figure 1 ... (B trillion) ... In addition, the government may provide a platform for SMEs and all other stakeholders to mutually develop a national strategy for the post-pandemic recovery and a contingency plan to cope with the risk of disruptions in the future ... W ... Bangkok ... The post Empowering Thai SMEs to join global value chains....

COVID-19: Over 16,000 factory workers lose jobs in Thailand

Malaysian National News Agency 01 Jul 2020
BANGKOK, July 1 -- More than 16,000 factory workers have lost their jobs while 404 factories shuttered in the first six months of this year due to the ... “These segments make up only 5.0 per cent of overall inbound market,” he was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Post....

Covid-19 drives Thailand deeper into poverty

Asiatimes 30 Jun 2020
A child reaches for donated eggs at a “happiness-sharing” pantry in front of the Department of Agriculture in Bangkok, Thailand, May 25, 2020 ... AFP Forum via Bangkok Post/Arnun Chonmahatrakool ... AFP Forum via Bangkok Post/Chanat Katanyu ... A motorcycle taxi driver leaving his home in Bangkok on May 30, 2020....

Digital Currency Guru of $568M Cyber Fraud Forum Pleads Guilty

XBT.MONEY 30 Jun 2020
government called its largest ever cyber fraud case. Medvedev, 33, admitted in his before the U.S ... It states that Medvedev accrued $1.04 million in Liberty Reserve digital currency through May 2013 ... At the time of his arrest in Thailand in 2018, Medvedev was estimated to be in possession of more than 100,000 bitcoin, according to the Bangkok Post....

Russian Crypto Criminal Set for Sentencing in the United States

Inside Bitcoins 30 Jun 2020
A Russian citizen has been nailed for crypto fraud in one of the highest-profile cybercriminal cases on record ... Liberty Reserve and the Infraud Organization ... The Infraud Organization started to operate in 2010 ... At the time, the Bangkok Post reported that law enforcement agencies found about 100,000 BTC in his possession ... Aleksei Burkov ... .......

Таиланд планирует стать глобальным центром медицинского туризма к 2024 году

Tass 29 Jun 2020
БАНГКОК, 29 июня. /ТАСС/ ... Об этом заявили в управлении по туризму страны ... До вспышки королевство уже имело солидную долю на рынке оздоровительных услуг. В 2018 году 3,2 млн иностранцев посетили Таиланда с целью получения медицинских услуг, что принесло экономике порядка 45 млрд батов ($1,45 млрд), пишет газета Bangkok Post ... Пять кампаний ... .......

COVID-19: Thailand catat dua hari berturut-turut tanpa sebarang kes dan kematian

Malaysian National News Agency 28 Jun 2020
BANGKOK, 28 Jun -- Thailand mencatatkan dua hari berturut-turut tanpa ... “Jen Chaican juga menggesa angkatan tentera meningkatkan kapasiti kemudahan kuarantin untuk rakyat Thai yang kembali dari luar negara,” kata beliau seperti dilaporkan oleh akhbar Bangkok Post....

Huawei loses as 'trusted vendors' walk away with 5G contracts

Sify 25 Jun 2020
New Delhi ... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said ... Bangkok Post reported on Thursday that Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore's main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei with only a minor role as the Chinese tech giant faces growing US pressure ... Huawei has denied ties with the Chinese government ... ....