Category: General news

Norwegian shot by ex-Wife’s new husband

Thomas Gruner Frostad, a 33-year-old Norwegian, was shot in the neck while he was fighting with his ex-wife’s new husband in Khamphaeng Phet in Nakhon Sawan province. According to pattayadailynews.com Thomas’ former wife 34 year old Piyathida Singreuang denied to hand over their 3 year old daughter on January 26 to her ex-husband when he came…

IKEA Thailand apologizes over ‘transgender-offended’ TV ad

IKEA Thailand has apologized to Thai Transgender Alliance for ‘the unintended offense’ caused by an advert featuring a transgender person. According to Gay Star News, the advert, shown on Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain system and YouTube, features a transgender woman who is so shocked by a sale item she speaks in a masculine voice – causing…

Danish drama group to stage adapted play in Shanghai

“The Seducer’s Diary,” a famous philosophical work adapted to stage, is set in a decadent 1930s Shanghai cabaret and explores choices between hedonism and ethics, self-indulgence and responsibility. The play in English, with Chinese subtitles, will be staged by the No Domain Theatre from Denmark, with music by The Tiger Lillies, an award-winning British punk…

Four Danes to hand B800,000 donation to Prostheses Foundation

Kirsten Andersen and Lena Pedersen, both members of Inner Wheel Denmark accompanied by their spouses will travel to Thailand to hand over a donation of 800,000 baht, recieved from the long-standing ‘Can Ring’ project to Prostheses Foundation in Chiangmai on Jan 29. ‘Can Ring’ donation box. The donation has been brought about mostly by members…

Ikea ad upsets Thai Trans group

Thai Transgender Alliance have sent an open letter to IKEA to complain about a ‘negative and stereotypical’ advert, Gaystarnews reported. The offending advert, called Luem Aeb (meaning ‘forget to deceive’), was broadcast on Bangkok’s sky train system from 28 December 2012 to 13 January 2013 and on YouTube. ‘The MTF transgender/transwomen character is openly mocked…

Finnish coach readies for King’s Cup in Chiangmai

The coach of Finland football team was in confident moods yesterday ahead of today’s clash between Finland and Thailand at the King’s Cup in Chiang Mai. The four-team tournament kicks off at the city’s 700th Anniversary Stadium, with Thailand facing Finland after the opening game between Sweden and North Korea. Finland coach Mixu Paatelainen was…