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Young Australian man falls to death from Phuket hotel

A YOUNG Australian man who came to Phuket with a group of 11 friends plunged to his death from a hotel room at Patong beach at 10 a.m. yesterday, Matichon newspaper said today (May 18). Pol. Lt. Col. Ekachai Siri, attached to the Tourist Police Bureau, said upon being informed of the  death of Mr.Billy

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Anger over Thai hotel’s ‘appropriation of Cambodian culture’

CAMBODIAN social media was awash with criticism of a Thai hotel that built buildings resembling Angkor Wat and other Cambodian landmarks accusing the owners of “cultural appropriation,” Thai Rath newspaper reported today (Oct. 4, 2020). Quoting Khmer Times newspaper, the mass-circulation Thai daily said that many Cambodians had expressed their displeasure at the hotel on

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