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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Thai Public Company Brooker Group Invests $6.6 Million in Bitcoin

Bitcoin 15 May 2021
The Brooker Group has reportedly become the first publicly listed company in Thailand to hold bitcoin on its balance sheet ... Thai Public Company Invests in Bitcoin ... In Thailand, The Brooker Group (BROOK) has become the first listed company in the country to announce its cryptocurrency holdings, the Bangkok Post reported Thursday ... ....

Thailand fast spinning out of Covid-19 control

Asiatimes 13 May 2021
The statistical surge came from over 2,835 cases detected in two cramped Bangkok prisons, which apparently until now had not bothered to test inmates for the disease ... AFP/Wichan Charoenkiatpakul/Bangkok Post ... Bangkok Post via AFP/Arnun Chonmahatrakool ... Bangkok Post via AFP/Apichit Jinakul....

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Indonesia News 13 May 2021
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The top 9 streaming TV shows of the week, as 'Star Wars' overtakes Marvel

Business Insider 13 May 2021
"Stranger Things.". Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US ... See more stories on Insider's business page. 9 ... 22.7 ...Bangkok Post (season 3)....

Outbreak in Thailand draws wide concern as new variant hampers pandemic control

China Daily 07 May 2021
Six provinces – namely Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang ... Key business groups such as the Federation of Thai Industries said it has started negotiations with vaccine manufacturers including Sinovac, the United States' Moderna and Russia's Sputnik, according to local media Bangkok Post....

Thailand fights to contain COVID-19 surge in Bangkok

The Journal 05 May 2021
Apart from that, life had largely returned to normal before the latest surge, which began in nightclubs and bars in Bangkok ... Expats should wait for a clear policy from the government," the newspaper Bangkok Post quoted Rungrueng Kitphati, spokesperson for the Public Health Ministry, as saying....

Thai court says key official can stay despite drug case

Yahoo Daily News 05 May 2021
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao arrive for a group photo with his cabinet members at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand ... Bill and Melinda GatesDaughter Opens up on Parents' Divorce in Viral Instagram Post....

Thailand Tightens the Noose in Crypto KYC Compliance through ID Checks

Inside Bitcoins 04 May 2021
Thailand has imposed a new crypto regulation. Users seeking to open accounts on exchanges will have to be physically present ... Exchanges will have to use a ‘dip chip machine that requires the physical presence of an account holder. According to a Bangkok post, the new KYC law will come into effect in September. Thailand’s crypto laws ... .......

Thailand’s New Cryptocurrency Regulation Requires Users to Be Physically Present to Open Accounts

Bitcoin 04 May 2021
Thailand’s New Crypto Rules. The Thai Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has announced that starting in July “local digital exchanges must verify their customers’ identities through a ‘dip-chip’ machine that requires clients to be physically present,” the Bangkok Post reported ... ....
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Repression of freedom of speech doesn’t happen in a vacuum – we must pressure those who seek to erode it

The Independent 03 May 2021
As I began working for the Bangkok Post a couple of years later, the then editor had a vision that with the British “handover” of Hong Kong (such a disturbing word that for the fate of millions of people and a community with a clear identity and culture - a reminder of so many ......

In-Person ID Check To Become Mandatory For Bitcoin Exchange Users In Thailand

Bitcoin Magazine 03 May 2021
The country’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) will be instituting in September, according to the Bangkok Post ... of this year, and “digital asset intermediaries plan to discuss the issue at a forum held by the Thailand Digital Asset Operators Trade Association,” per the Post....

Thailand mandates ‘in-person’ KYC for crypto traders

BitRSS 03 May 2021
... country, local outlet Bangkok Post reported today....

Thailand Mandates Physical ID Checks of Crypto Investors

Finance Magnates 03 May 2021
These machines are used for ID verifications across gold shops in the country. Bangkok Post reported on Monday that the new rules around the anti-money laundering practices of the crypto exchanges will come into effect in July. The rules might slow down the onboarding process on Thai crypto exchanges from the second half of this year ... .......