Detransitioning: The female who wants her boobs back after removing them to be male & the boy who became a woman to become a man 

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People who opt to change their gender and then choose to reverse the process often face mistrust and a lack of support. RT.com spoke to two detransitioners who shared their story of the painful journey back from being trans.

Transitioning from one sex to another is a radical process. It’s commonly misunderstood, and most ordinary people are confused about how to even refer to the individuals involved. But there’s an entire group of people who are even more widely misunderstood: detransitioners. They committed to living as the opposite sex, only to change their mind and revert to their original gender.

Few detransitioners are comfortable speaking publicly, but two agreed to share their journey with RT.com.

Oliver from Minnesota in the US was born female. She said: “Growing up I was called a tomboy. I didn’t feel I related to the other girls, all my friends were boys or outcast girls that didn’t fit in. I’d mostly be by myself. I remember getting a pair of boy’s shoes and being elated. I held on to them until they fell apart. I wanted to wear boys’ clothes, but that was too much for my parents as they’re fundamentalist Evangelical Christians.”

Calvin Lunt, from Liverpool in the UK, was born male. He recalled, “When I was being this flamboyant little child dancing around the living room I was called a f****t and queer at the age of five. I know it sounds weird, but I had to become a woman to become a man.”

While both had very different experiences, it’s clear their journeys began as children. For Oliver – who changed her name as an adult – it became progressively harder to understand her body. 

Puberty was traumatic, and she recalled, “My mum bought me training bras, but I was like, ‘what are these even for?’ There is nothing there. I felt like my body was being leased. I asked, ‘Why doesn’t my dad have to shave his body? Why is my body hair disgusting?’ I was like a little feminist kid. 

“Being a girl was reinforced to be this very specific closed-off box and I never identified with that. So that why it was easy to say: ‘I must not be that’. I was told for so long that being gay was a sin, and ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’. I didn’t understand what ‘trans’ was in high school. When I got into college, I looked up trans and there was this feeling…  should I be looking into this? But it was almost with dread.” 

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Homophobia is something that also entered Calvin’s teenage years. He is gay, but felt it was something he had to hide. He explained, “I felt different growing up as a gay kid and not seeing something I could connect with. I know from a young age that I was more effeminate; I enjoyed being around women and feminine energy more. What I’ve learned is there’s a lot of trauma in my background when it comes to male authority figures and men in general. As I grew up and rejected more of the masculinity, that’s when I had to find something to express what was going on in the inside.”

Both turned to transitioning in time. Calvin began hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in what he refers to as “self-medicating”. 

He was getting the hormones from outside the medical system, and said, “If someone wants something, they’ll go find it. It’s like drug addicts. I believed it was going to complete me and make me happy; I thought it would make me finally become the person that I thought I should always be.” He began to develop breast tissue and his skin became dewier. 

In contrast, Oliver entered the formal system and found it welcoming. She told her parents about being trans at Easter in 2015 and started testosterone the following year. That caused her to develop an Adam’s apple and have ‘male-scented’ sweat, while her voice changed.

She said, “There’s a thing called bottom growth where your clitoris becomes masculine. It grows bigger and you can kind of experience erections, and your sex drive shoots through roof. I was 20 but felt like a teenage boy going through puberty.” 

Due to a new surgeon arriving at Oliver’s hospital, waiting times for surgery were slashed and she was booked in for 2017. Her medical insurance paid for it, so she had both breasts removed. She said, “It was very fast but I was like, ‘This is what I’ve been wanting for years and everyone else thinks I’m so lucky that I’m able to do this so quickly.’”

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In Calvin’s case, he had gradually built up to presenting as a female and was known to family and friends as Cal. He felt supported, but that changed as he flew to Thailand to begin a new life. Calvin recalled, “I had a layover in Abu Dhabi airport. I was presenting as a trans woman. I was tired and needed to use the toilet; I went to the women’s bathroom and I was escorted out. I sat down, I put my hoodie and sunglasses on, and I went to go in the man’s bathroom. They escorted me out of that too and told me I wasn’t using any bathroom. I had to sit there for three hours and hold it in.” 

After Thailand, he moved to Amsterdam before returning to Liverpool. By this stage he was drinking heavily, so he entered rehab and was placed in a women’s house to recover. By entering the system, he was still on hormones and had an appointment to get breast augmentation. The plan was to do that and then have facial surgery where his jaw would be broken, shaved away, his eyebrows lifted and hairline brought forward to appear more feminine. But there wasn’t enough tissue to work with, so the surgeon postponed the process for six months.

Calvin said, “There was a sense of relief when I left the office and I questioned that sense. What I learned was I will never be happy, it’s this thing I am constantly chasing. It was me realising that I was trying to fix the outside, but on the inside, it’s messy. There was a lot of pain on the inside.”

There was a similar awakening for Oliver, as with the top surgery now complete, she was experiencing unexpected sensations. She admitted, “I hated that part of myself and felt like my chest prevented me from passing as a male. One of the symptoms of testosterone is vaginal dryness. What that actually means is atrophy; your vaginal walls can get thinner and are easier to bleed. It’s very painful. I didn’t know at the time that can extend to your cervix and uterus.

“Males don’t have to deal with these things. Trans women don’t either. My body is female and it was telling me. I’d get my period and my chest would still feel tender and sensitive as I had left over breast tissue. My body was saying, these things are kind of still there.”

While both had plotted different courses, it’s here that their stories converge, as they both began to feel that transitioning was not truly what they wanted. So, they started to detransition.

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For Calvin, it was more of a mental process as there were no surgical alterations to contend with. But it was far from simple. He said, “Towards the end of my journey as a transwoman, I did an LGBT retreat, [and] we did this session… ‘how to be a woman’. They taught us how to wear a cardigan, how you should wear a T-shirt, how you should change your voice. I stood up and said, ‘This is a load of bollocks’.  

“There were mental blocks there, I was dislocating from who I was. When I was 27 and I was dead certain, I was doing videos on Facebook that were getting 1.5 million views, I was telling the world… but then it didn’t go the way I thought it would.”

Oliver began trying to piece things together after discovering she was autistic. This caused her to wonder if that was the real reason for not fitting in as a child, and she said, “It’s easy to blame myself, especially since I came out as a trans at 17. I waited on everything and took my time. I felt I needed these things and I was an adult, so I should take responsibility for the decisions I made.  

“But there’s a part of me that [thinks] it wasn’t just me making random decisions; so much of those feelings came from how I was socialised and views of men, women and bodies. Ironically, if I knew I felt weird because of autism, if my parents had helped me get diagnosed as a kid, maybe I wouldn’t have done all this.”

While there is burgeoning support for people who want to transition, those who go the other way face serious issues. Oliver can’t rely on her health insurance this time and although she is more sure of who she is, the network of help has gone. She said, “When I was going through the process of transitioning, there was this narrative that we don’t have enough support or care. I believed that and that’s still the case in a lot of areas. But I’m in a liberal city, so it was an easy process for me.

“Not my family, but everyone else was saying good luck on this journey to the new you. I still have a lot of those same friends, but the reason they don’t know I’m detrans is that I’m scared to tell them. It’s embarrassing to be have been so loud about it and now say, ‘I was wrong about everything’. They want transition for trans people covered by insurance, but what happens when someone says: ‘This treatment that was supposed to be helpful didn’t actually work for me… it made my life worse and I want to reverse it somehow?’  

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“I don’t think there’s anything in the insurance that says there are people who are going to want to change. My [last] top surgery was covered; can I get this [next] top surgery covered? Can I please get implants or a fat transfer to have boobs again? I haven’t seen anyone get it covered yet. It seems gender clinics are scared to touch it.”

It’s been no easier for Calvin, who lost friends and bookings from his job as a drag queen performer.“A lot of backlash came, and a lot of people didn’t understand. I’ve had many people message me privately who’ve also gone through the same experience,” he said. “The scary thing for someone thinking of detransitioning is doing it, because you’ve got all these people to come with you. For me to come out as trans had a sense of ‘this is who I am’. But when I came to the decision that it wasn’t the right path for me, it was scary. People called me a liar, an attention seeker and some said I was misrepresenting the community.”

Calvin feels society should ask difficult questions instead of being concerned about political correctness. He added, “People are scared to have a conversation and there’s a lot of things we can’t say as it may offend people. We walk on eggshells a lot. What I noticed is, no one ever asked me how I was feeling. It was always ‘you look amazing’. It was always about the external. Now I can balance both and see that I’m actually able to be myself and be Calvin, and not have to change everything on the outside.

“A lot of TERFS [Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists] who are transphobic have jumped on the back of my story and used it as a way of attacking the community. That’s where people have got me mistaken. I just want what is best for the community and to protect it.”

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Some of the antagonism to detransitioners is that the trans community feels that they will erode its legitimacy. There’s been a long struggle for acceptance and rights, and it feels if too many people detransition then it will undermine all of that. A tearful Oliver said, “Acknowledging that I was female has been wildly freeing. I want to be able to say I’m female and have it mean I’m biologically female. I felt I didn’t have a gender but gender is a social construct and my sex is female. A lot of trans people’s fear comes from that you’ll take away what they need to live.”

Now that both have found their correct path, it seemed apt to ask what advice they would give parents about any children who could be in the same position as they once were. Both shared the same sentiment.

Calvin advised, “Allowing children to be children is so important, and not saying ‘my child is a boy because he likes to play with bikes’. No, bikes are not just for boys. When I went through my counselling, they asked what kind of toys I played with. They were going to decide if I was trans by what I played with. A lot of kids are confused by social media and bombarded, so kids’ innocence is being taken away.”

Oliver was even more direct. Her words of wisdom for any parents with kids like her were simple: “Just love them.”

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Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report

June 18, 2020 / 8:42 AM / Updated 41 minutes agoJapan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe taking off his face mask as he arrives to speak to the media on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo May 21, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country would ease entry restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a Jiji news agency report on Thursday.

Thai protesters demand investigation of exile’s kidnapping

June 12, 2020 / 7:50 AM / in an hourThai protesters demand investigation of exile's kidnappingAthit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters in the Thai capital held a small rally outside the prime minister’s offices on Friday urging authorities to investigate the suspected kidnapping of an exiled activist by unknown gunmen last week in Cambodia.

Activists hold up pictures of abducted Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit as people gather in support of him during a protest calling for an investigation, in front of the Government house in Bangkok, Thailand, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Wanchalearm Satsaksit, 37, a previously little-known pro-democracy activist who fled from Thailand following a 2014 military coup, was seized on a street outside his apartment in Phnom Penh on June 4.

Cambodian authorities initially said they did not have enough information to investigate but later said they would. Thai government officials have denied any role in the disappearance.

“It has been more than a week since this happened but there has been no progress in the investigation,” Jutatip Sirikhan, president of the Student Union of Thailand, said at the rally outside Government House.

The rally was the latest in a series of small protests over the abduction in Bangkok. Public political dissent in Thailand is still rare even though democracy was officially restored last year after five years of military rule.

The leader of the military government, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is now a civilian prime minister with the backing of pro-military politicians.

Jutatip, reading from a statement, told the rally Prayuth was a dictator.

“The abduction of Wanchalearm is a heinous crime perpetrated by a dictatorial state, using its power to get rid of its political critics,” she said.

On Monday, protesters outside the Cambodian embassy also demanded an investigation and accused the Thai state of orchestrating the kidnapping.

Wanchalearm was speaking on his mobile phone to his elder sister, Sitanun Satsaksit, when he was abducted, she said.

In recent years, at least eight Thai activists who fled after the 2014 coup have disappeared from Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam, with the bodies of two of them found floating in the Mekong River.

Thai authorities have said they had nothing to do with disappearances.

Thailand to lift curfew, more curbs as ‘travel bubbles’ targeted

June 12, 2020 / 5:24 AM / Updated 2 hours agoThailand to lift curfew, more curbs as 'travel bubbles' targeted

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will lift a nationwide curfew and ease more restrictions next week, a spokesman for its coronavirus task force said on Friday, after the country has reported no local transmissions of the virus for 18 days.

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shop inside the Sampheng wholesale market as Thai government eases isolation measures, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thailand is also planning to reopen to foreign visitors by creating so-called travel bubbles with countries that have also managed to contain the virus, though no target date was set, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

“The curfew will be lifted effective on June 15 along with the easing of some activities,” Taweesin said, adding that strict social distancing rules still needed to be observed in all public activities.

Schools with less than 120 students, exhibition halls, music concerts, film productions, playgrounds, amusement parks, sports competitions without spectators and sales of alcohol in restaurants can resume next Monday, he said.

Pubs, bars and karaoke outlets will remain closed, he said.

Travel could be reopened with countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and some Middle East nations, Taweesin said, as well as neighbours like Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.

“The target group is business travellers as well as those wanting medical services and treatment in Thailand,” he said.

No date has been set on the easing of restrictions on international arrivals which are still banned until the end of June.

Thailand has been gradually easing restrictions in an effort to revive its economy and after appearing to contain the virus.

It has recorded 58 deaths so far and 3,129 confirmed cases – most of which have recovered.

Thailand to consider reopening more businesses as virus appears contained

June 10, 2020 / 6:34 AM / in 3 hoursThailand to consider reopening more businesses as virus appears contained

FILE PHOTO: A barber shaves a customer in a barbershop in front of the Grand Palace, as it reopens after months of being closed, as the Thai government eases isolation measures, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will consider a plan to reopen more businesses and establishments from as early as June 15, an official said on Wednesday, after the country has reported no local transmissions of the coronavirus in the past 16 days.

The government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration will consider the plan for the next phase of more “high risk” reopenings on Friday, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, the centre’s spokesman.

A draft of the plan currently includes schools, alcohol sales in dine-in restaurants, concerts with seating arrangements, amusement parks and playgrounds, and outdoor sports facilities, he said.

The businesses and activities could resume as early as June 15, or sometime before the end of the month, said Taweesin.

The plan does not yet include nightlife venues or “soapy massage” parlours, he said.

Since early May, Thailand has gradually lifted restrictions on businesses and activities such as shopping malls, public parks, restaurants, gyms and cinemas.

Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Wednesday, bringing its total to 3,125 confirmed infections, of which 58 were fatalities.

The new cases were quarantined Thai nationals returning from Madagascar, Pakistan and India, said Taweesin.

Thailand holds Zoom protest for Black Lives Matter movement

June 7, 2020 / 1:38 PM / Updated 6 hours agoThailand holds Zoom protest for Black Lives Matter movementArtorn Pookasook

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Some 300 Thais and foreigners in Thailand and elsewhere joined an online protest against racism on Sunday, adding their voices to global calls for justice for black American George Floyd who died in U.S. police custody in Minneapolis last month.

With coronavirus restrictions, protesters with ‘I Can’t Breathe’ messages on their arms and placards gathered on the video-meeting platform Zoom to emphasize the call in Thailand as they watched the video clip of Floyd’s last moments.

“I’ve lived in three continents now. I have best friends who are from the African community, who are also black Americans, and … you see a stark contrast in how they are treated,” said 28-year old Natalie Bin Narkprasert, one of the event organizers.

“Everyone has hopes, everyone has dreams, everyone bleeds red, you know,” she said. “It’s crazy that they still have this in 2020 when in 1963, that was when Martin Luther King did his freedom speech.”

The group also observed 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence – the period that Floyd was filmed pinned under a white officer’s knee – to know “how it feels”, Natalie added.

Some said racist bias existed in Asia, although it might be more subtle, and that they hoped for gradual changes.

The death of Floyd has set off the biggest anti-racism protests seen in the United States in decades and sparked demonstrations worldwide.

Thailand reports 4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

May 31, 2020 / 5:01 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports 4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for customers in a mobile shop inside a shopping mall, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases on Sunday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,081 with 57 deaths since January.

The new patients had arrived in Thailand from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia and have been in state quarantine, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Local infections have slowed and over the last two weeks, around 80% of new cases were Thais who had returned from abroad, Panprapa added.

Thailand will on Monday begin reopening more businesses classified as medium to high risks, including cinemas and gyms.

Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

May 30, 2020 / 4:57 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

A woman wearing a protective face mask sits in a mobile shop inside a shopping mall, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported one new coronavirus case on Saturday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,077 as local transmission of the new virus appears to wane.

The new patient arrived in Thailand via a land border with Malaysia earlier this week and has been in quarantine, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Local infections have significantly slowed and over the last two weeks, 43 of 52 new cases were Thais who had arrived from abroad, Panprapa added.

The coronavirus has killed 57 people in Thailand since it was first detected in January.

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

May 24, 2020 / 4:59 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

FILE PHOTO: A staff member wearing face-shield and a mask serves customers in Icon Siam shopping center as shopping centers reopen nation wide during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Sunday reported no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, maintaining the total to 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak began in January.

Sunday was the fourth day in this month that there were no new daily cases, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s coronavirus task force.

There are 2,921 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started.

Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

May 23, 2020 / 4:58 AM / in 4 hoursThailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: Passengers embark from a train at a station, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak started in January.

The new cases are two Thai nationals recently returned from overseas and under quarantine and a 49-year-old Italian man living in Phuket, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s coronavirus task force.

There are 2,916 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started, Panprapa said.

Thailand to extend coronavirus emergency to end of June

May 22, 2020 / 5:07 AM / in 3 hoursThailand to extend coronavirus emergency to end of June

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of passengers is seen in a train, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will maintain its state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of June, its COVID-19 task force said on Friday, in an effort to keep infections under control as the government prepares to ease restrictions further.

Shopping malls and department stores reopened at the weekend after almost two months of closure as the number of cases slowed, but bars, nightclubs, cinemas, playgrounds and some sports remain off-limits.

The government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) proposed the extension in response to developments with the global pandemic and to allow time to prepare for further easing at the start of next month.

“The reason for extending the emergency decree for one more month is health security, enabling a unified and continued operation by officials in a pandemic situation that has not been resolved,” said CCSA spokesman Taweesin Wisanuyothin.

The extension is subject to Cabinet approval on Tuesday.

The government has extended a ban on international passenger flights, which has been in place since April, until the end of June. Schools remain closed and are scheduled to reopen in July.

Thailand has been recording daily infections in single digits for most of the past month and on Friday reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths.

Its total confirmed cases are 3,037, of which 56 were fatalities, with 2,910 recoveries.

Thailand says it expects coronavirus vaccine next year after tests in mice

May 20, 2020 / 4:53 AM / Updated 2 hours agoThailand says it expects coronavirus vaccine next year after tests in mice

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand expects to have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ready next year, a senior official said on Wednesday, after finding positive trial results in mice.

A boy prepares food to sell as he takes new online learning classes broadcasted by state distance learning television (DLTV) amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a community in Bangkok, Thailand, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thailand will begin testing the mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccine in monkeys next week after successful trials in mice, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

“The Thai vaccine is expected to be used next year,” he said.

More than 100 potential vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, are being developed, including several in clinical trials, but the World Health Organization in April had warned that a vaccine would take at least 12 months.

The Thai vaccine is being developed by the National Vaccine Institute, the Department of Medical Science and Chulalongkorn University’s vaccine research centre.

Messenger RNA prompts body cells to produce so-called antigens, molecules on the surface of viruses, that spur the immune system into action.

Thailand was ranked fifth globally, just ahead of South Korea, for rapid response to and mitigation of the spread of an epidemic in the Johns Hopkins Global Health Security Index report in 2019.

U.S. drugmaker Moderna Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be tested in the United States, produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, according to very early data released by the company on Monday.

Drugmakers such as Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Inc, which is working with Germany’s BioNTech SE, are also working to develop vaccines for the novel coronavirus.

Thailand, the first country outside China to detect a case of the coronavirus in January, wants to be one of the first to have a vaccine ready for use, Taweesin said.

Thailand has reported a total of 3,034 cases of the coronavirus and 56 deaths.

Thai government OKs plan for bankruptcy court-led restructuring of Thai Airways

May 19, 2020 / 7:53 AM / Updated 2 hours agoThai government OKs plan for bankruptcy court-led restructuring of Thai Airways

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a plan to restructure troubled Thai Airways International Pcl’s finances through a bankruptcy court, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Thai Airways airplanes park at the tarmac of the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, as Thailand will temporarily ban all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thailand, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

The plan for a court-led restructuring of the national carrier replaces a previous proposal of a government-funded rescue package that was heavily criticised in the country.

The state-controlled airline’s troubles are the latest example of how the coronavirus pandemic is crippling the global airline industry.

Colombia’s Avianca Holdings SA AVT_p.CN and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd have filed for bankruptcy protection since the pandemic broke out.

Airlines around the world have grounded the bulk of their capacity due to government directives and border restrictions.

Thai Airways, though, had been in trouble even before the outbreak of the coronavirus due to stiff competition from budget airlines and bloated costs.

It posted losses every year after 2012, except in 2016. In 2019, it reported losses of 12.04 billion baht ($377.3 million).

“The government has reviewed all dimensions … we have decided to petition for restructuring and not let Thai Airways go bankrupt. The airline will continue to operate,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters at a news briefing.

“Thai Airways will be protected by the courts …. and a professional will be appointed to oversee the restructuring,” Prayuth said, adding the airline’s workers will continue to have jobs.

Thai Airways said the plan will be implemented through the Central Bankruptcy Court and it would operate as usual as the restructuring took place.

“Thai Airways will not be dissolved or go into liquidation or be declared bankrupt,” Thai Airways Acting President Chakkrit Parapuntakul said in a statement.

Operations including passenger and cargo transportation will continue in parallel with the plan, he said.

Thai Airways shares surged 11.7% on Tuesday, but are still down by about a third this year.

Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

May 17, 2020 / 6:21 AM / Updated 3 hours agoThailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported three additional cases of the new coronavirus, bringing its total cases to 3,028 as the country relaxes local restrictions and re-opens malls and department stores.

The three new cases, detected in state quarantine, were students returning from overseas, one from Pakistan and two from Egypt, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, said on Sunday.

Thailand has reported a total of 56 deaths and 116 patients were still being treated.

2,856 patients have recovered.

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

May 16, 2020 / 5:13 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

FILE PHOTO: People queue up to have their temperature taken before entering the Ratchada Railway Night Market, which is reopening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Saturday reported no new coronavirus cases or deaths as the country begins to reopen businesses and ease restrictions.

“Today there are two zeros … thank you all Thais who have given their cooperation,” a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, said.

This is the second day since March 9 that the country has reported no new daily cases.

Thailand on Sunday will allow malls and department stores to re-open. It will also shorten a nighttime curfew by one hour, to 2300 to 0400, from 2200 to 0400.

Thailand has reported a total of 3,025 cases of the coronavirus and 56 fatalities.

Out-of-work Thai chefs cook for others made jobless by virus crisis

May 14, 2020 / 8:47 AM / Updated 38 minutes agoOut-of-work Thai chefs cook for others made jobless by virus crisis

A volunteer prepares free lunch boxes for low-income communities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Professional chefs on Wednesday started cooking up around 40,000 lunches in Thailand’s capital for communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chef Hugs, a local charity, hired 200 chefs and dozens of taxi drivers, many of whom are currently living on very little income, for the 10-day project. Some of the chefs are from renowned restaurants across the city.

“I’m a cook and I don’t have work now. I’m in trouble, but I know there are people who are far worse off, so I want to do this for them,” said Thanyalak Suttama, preparing trays of ground meat.

All chefs involved in the project are receiving 400 baht ($12) a day, while taxi drivers are earning 300 baht ($9) for transporting the food to 50 low-income communities across Bangkok. Around 4,000 meals are being made each day.

Thailand on Wednesday reported no new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time in two months as the government considered easing more restrictions on businesses.

Panda dolls kick pandemic blues for Thai diners

May 14, 2020 / 7:21 AM / Updated 2 hours agoPanda dolls kick pandemic blues for Thai dinersJiraporn Kuhakan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Can’t bear to eat alone?

People have dinner as they sit next to stuffed panda dolls, used as part of social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Maison Saigon restaurant that reopened after the easing of restrictions in Bangkok, Thailand, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

One restaurant in Thailand is ensuring it meets new social distancing guidelines, and providing lonely diners a bit of company, by seating stuffed pandas at its tables.

Thailand earlier this month relaxed some restrictions on businesses as the number of coronavirus cases slowed, allowing restaurants to reopen but with strict rules in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

“Earlier we had only one chair for the tables where the customer came alone. But for me, it felt strange, so I thought I’d give them some company,” said Natthwut Rodchanapanthkul, the owner of Maison Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok.

Sitting opposite one of the panda dolls, diner Sawit Chaiphuek said he was happy to have some company as he stepped out to eat for the first time in months.

“The doll makes me feel less lonely eating by myself,” said Sawit, 25.

Siriporn Assavakarint, another customer, said the new seating rules often bamboozled diners, and the army of plush pandas made things much clearer.

“It’s a lot easier to understand compared to other restaurants where people always get confused about where to sit and end up sitting too close to each other.”

Thailand reported one new coronavirus case on Thursday and no new deaths, bringing the total to 3,018 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January.

On Wednesday, it reported zero new cases for the first time since early March, before the lockdown began.

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since March 9

May 13, 2020 / 5:29 AM / Updated an hour agoThailand reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since March 9

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand, the first country outside China to discover a case of the new coronavirus, reported no new daily cases for the first time in two months on Wednesday as the government considered easing more restrictions on businesses.

FILE PHOTO: People in protective masks, who are affected by the government’s measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), grab free food in a food pantry installed by people who want to donate at a community in Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

“We all can be relieved but not complacent,” said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

“We need to continue with the main measures … wash hands, practice social distancing and wear masks,” he said.

Thailand detected its first coronavirus case, a tourist from China on Jan. 13. Since then it has recorded a total of 3,017 infections and 56 deaths.

Taweesin said areas that were still most at risk included Bangkok and surrounding provinces, as well as southern Thailand, where there has been a large number of cases in the past two weeks.

Fuelling the rise in southern cases has been a cluster at an immigration detention centre in Songkhla province and in provinces bordering Malaysia. Thailand’s neighbour to the south has had 6,742 coronavirus cases and 109 deaths.

The last day Thailand recorded no new cases was March 9, but within two weeks the daily numbers jumped to double digits and then to more than 100 a day.

That sharp escalation prompted the government to order the closure of shopping malls, restaurants, gyms and other businesses and to impose a 10 p.m. curfew.

Last week, as the number of new cases fell, some of those restrictions were lifted, with businesses such as hair salons and pet groomers allowed to open.

The government is considering reopening shopping malls next week. It is expected to meet on Friday to decide on the easing of measures.

Thailand reports five new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

May 10, 2020 / 5:12 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports five new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: People in face masks run inside a park, after the government started opening some restaurants outside shopping malls, parks, and barbershops during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported five new coronavirus cases but no deaths on Sunday, bringing the total to 3,009 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in the country in January.

However, there are four more infected people from the resort island of Phuket, who will be included in figures to be reported on Monday, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Of the new cases reported on Sunday, two were linked to previous cases and three had travelled abroad, he said.

Slowing numbers of new cases have prompted Thailand to allow some businesses to reopen after weeks of semi-lockdown.

Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

May 9, 2020 / 5:23 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

FILE PHOTO: People in face masks run inside a park, after the government started opening some restaurants outside shopping malls, parks, and barbershops during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday, bringing the total to 3,004 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January.

A 68-year-old man from Bangkok died, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Of the new cases, two are from the southern province of Yala, where the authorities are aggressively testing people due to high infection rates. One was linked with previous cases and one had a risk history from public places, he said.

Slowing numbers of new cases have prompted Thailand to cautiously allow some businesses to reopen after weeks of semi-lockdown.

Thailand to expand coronavirus testing as new cases dwindle

May 7, 2020 / 5:00 AM / Updated an hour agoThailand to expand coronavirus testing as new cases dwindle

A Buddhist monk passes his time at an almost empty temple which used to be crowded on the Vesak Day also known as Buddha Day during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand plans to expand coronavirus testing for critical groups as the number of new cases is dwindling into single digits and some business are reopening, a senior official said on Thursday.

The government aims to reach a total of 400,000 tests from the current level of around 230,000, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

“This is about 6,000 tests for every million individual … and considered a moderate amount globally,” Taweesin said.

Thailand has a population of about 66.5 million and has recorded 2,992 infections since January, with a total of 55 deaths.

The criteria for testing will be expanded to include flu-like symptoms without a fever or the loss of the sense of smell, which will account for 85,000 new tests, he said.

There will also be additional testing for high-risk professions such as medical personnel, screening authorities, migrant workers, public transportation drivers and delivery workers – but not widespread random testing in the population.

“The theory of casting a wide net will not work, but this approach is effective,” Taweesin said.

The number of new cases in Thailand has been declining since April and authorities have said they will consider a second phase for easing of restrictions such as re-opening of businesses next week after allowing smaller businesses to open earlier this month.

Thailand’s pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow

May 5, 2020 / 7:56 AM / Updated an hour agoThailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slowJiraporn Kuhakan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Chewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January.

Miley, two years old dog is seen before getting a haircut at a dog hair saloon, after the government started opening some restaurants outside shopping malls, parks and barbershops, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pet grooming shops are among a handful of businesses that the Thai government allowed to reopen this week, following the decline in the number of new coronavirus cases.

Extra precautionary measures that accompanied the reopening to prevent a new round of outbreak mean that the owners of Chewy and Miley are no longer allowed inside the shop.

Instead, they have to make an appointment and pick a hairstyle for their dogs in advance. They then drop off their pooches in a sterilised basket behind a plastic barrier in front of the shop. None of the dogs’ personal accessories are allowed into the shop.

“To me, the possibility of getting infected comes from touching the collars, clothes, crate or bags that owners used to carry their dogs,” said Sukhum Nuangjanpat, the owner of Modern Dog Grooming and School shop.

“That’s why I ask customers to take back all their dog’s stuff and use only the things that are provided by the shop,” he said.

Inside the shop, dog grooming stations are set up more than a metre apart and the shop closes for an hour after each session to allow all equipment to be cleaned.

“Instead of being able to groom more than 10 dogs during the whole day, we can only take about five in order for us to practise social distancing,” Sukhum said.

Thailand was the first country outside China to report a case of the new coronavirus in January, before the outbreak swept the globe.

The Southeast Asian country reported only a single new case on Tuesday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 2,988 with 54 deaths.

Dozens of Rohingya from stranded boat land in southern Bangladesh: official says

May 2, 2020 / 5:50 PM / Updated 4 hours agoDozens of Rohingya from stranded boat land in southern Bangladesh: official saysRuma Paul

DHAKA (Reuters) – Dozens of Rohingya believed to be from one of several boats stuck at sea landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said, as concerns grew over hundreds stranded for weeks on trawlers because of coronavirus restrictions.

“A small boat carrying 43 people came to shore today,” the government official said, declining to be named because they were not authorized to speak to media.

Some of the arrivals were sent to Bhasan Char, a remote island off the coast where authorities previously planned to house Rohingya, the official said.

Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project monitoring group, said the group that landed on Saturday had likely come on a small boat from one the larger vessels still at sea, believed to be carrying hundreds of people.

Hundreds of Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority from Myanmar, are stranded on at least two trawlers between Bangladesh and Malaysia, rights groups say, as Southeast Asian governments tighten borders to keep out the new coronavirus.

Another boat, carrying hundreds of Rohingya who were starving and emaciated after weeks at sea, landed in Bangladesh in mid-April. Survivors said several dozen died on board.

The United Nations has urged authorities to let the boats land, but anti-refugee sentiment is surging in Malaysia and governments say borders are sealed to keep out the coronavirus.

For years, Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladesh have fled by boat for Thailand and Malaysia when the seas are calm between October and April. Hundreds died in 2015 after a crackdown in Thailand led smugglers to abandon their human cargo at sea.

Thailand reports six new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

May 2, 2020 / 5:11 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports six new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask gets her temperature measured at a checkpoint during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Yala province, Thailand, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported six new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,966.

New daily infections have stayed in the single digits for six consecutive days, prompting the government to allow some businesses and public parks to reopen starting on Sunday.

Three of the new cases were found on the southern resort island of Phuket, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

While more than half of Thailand’s nearly 3,000 cases were concentrated in Bangkok, Phuket has the highest rate of infection per population, Taweesin said.

Since Thailand first detected the coronavirus in January, a total of 54 patients have died, 2,732 have recovered and 180 are still hospitalised, according to official figures.

On coronavirus ICU front line: A Thai nurse’s story

April 30, 2020 / 7:11 AM / Updated an hour agoOn coronavirus ICU front line: A Thai nurse's storyJiraporn Kuhakan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – At the end of every 12-hour shift working with critically ill coronavirus patients, Thai nurse Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong has to disinfect herself before going home, where she sleeps in a separate room from her husband to avoid infecting him.

Suparvadee Tantrarattanapong, (R), an ICU nurse who volunteers to work with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, poses during an interview with Reuters in the intensive care unit at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The 36-year-old nurse in the intensive care ward at Bangkok’s King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital says it’s a gruelling time, but saving lives is the most important thing – along with protecting her own loved ones.

“I’m scared of getting infected and the virus leaking from the hospital,” said Suparvadee, who has worked in the intensive care unit (ICU) for 14 years.

But, despite her worry, she encourages patients to have hope.

“I keep telling patients that they are not fighting alone,” she said.

Suparvadee’s job involves knowing every detail of each patient’s condition. The novel coronavirus outbreak had also forced staff to learn a new workflow because none of them has experience with this kind of virus, she said.

Since March 9, her hospital has treated nearly 200 coronavirus patients. Staff pride themselves on having not lost a single one.

The hospital also pays close attention to preventing infections among staff.

While fully suited in protective gear, Suparvadee guides her junior nurses on safety measures through their 12-hour shifts.

On Wednesday, Thailand reported nine new coronavirus infections but no deaths, taking its tally to 2,947 cases and 54 deaths since the outbreak began in January.

Suparvadee’s husband, Udomsak Tantrarattanapong, 37, said he understood and supported her work.

“I told her to keep on fighting because whenever something new happens she gets through it just fine – and I’m sure she will this time as well,” said Udomsak.

Thailand’s coronavirus medics feel strain even as cases decline

April 28, 2020 / 5:35 AM / Updated an hour agoThailand's coronavirus medics feel strain even as cases declineJiraporn Kuhakan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – For Bangkok nurse Kanjana Kamoun, the coronavirus Intensive Care Ward is not only where she works all day, it is where she thinks she is when she wakes up in the middle of the night, anxious and afraid.

A nurse wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Emerging Infectious Disease Clinic intensive care unit at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Even as the number of new cases are slowing in Thailand – the first country outside of China to report a coronavirus infection – the strain is showing for the doctors and nurses who have worked for weeks to keep patients alive.

“Sometimes when I wake and my throat hurts, I get worried and wonder if I made mistakes at work or not,” Kanjana, 36, told Reuters. “All I can do is think that I did my best.”

Since March 9, the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok has treated nearly 200 coronavirus patients, and the medical staff there pride themselves on having not lost a single one.

“I don’t want anyone to die, I want them to only get better,” said Tatsanee Onthong, one of the nurses from the Intensive Care Unit.

PRESSURE ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

The hospital pays close attention to preventing infections among staff.

Patients who arrive for the first time see the doctor only on a screen. Consultations are carried out remotely.

The Intensive Care Unit is behind double barriers of glass. Only those who absolutely have to enter the room ever do so. One patient is kept in each room.

“It requires five to six medical staff, which each time takes up a lot of personal protective equipment suits,” said infectious diseases specialist Opass Putcharoen.

“It makes us worry that if we have a lot of severe cases we will use up a lot of resources and increase the chance of infection.”

But unlike in China or parts Europe and the United States, Thailand’s emergency wards have never been overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

And the number of cases reported has been slowing.

On Monday, Thailand reported nine new cases – the first time the number had fallen to single digits since March 14.

Despite having some of the earliest coronavirus cases, Thailand has reported only 2,931 cases in total – ranking 58th worldwide.

It has seen 52 deaths, while 2,609 patients have recovered.

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Onthong recalled a patient who had arrived unconscious. Elderly and with another medical condition, the chances looked slim.

“But later the patient got better and recovered,” she said. “That lifted my spirit to keep on fighting.”

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Thailand reports 53 new coronavirus cases, one new death

April 25, 2020 / 5:06 AM / Updated 4 hours agoThailand reports 53 new coronavirus cases, one new death

FILE PHOTO: A chinese student living in Thailand wears a protective suit as a measure of protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Suvarnabhumi Airport before boarding a repatriation flight, in Bangkok, Thailand, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported 53 new coronavirus cases and the death of a 48-year-old Thai man who was infected with the virus along with four other family members.

Of the new cases, three were linked to previous cases, one had no known links, and 42 are migrant workers who have been under quarantine at an immigration detention centre in the southern province of Songkhla.

Seven other new cases were reported from the southern province of Yala, where authorities are aggressively testing the population because of high infection rates there, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Since the outbreak escalated in January, Thailand has reported a total of 2,907 cases and 51 deaths, while 2,547 patients have recovered and gone home.

U.N. concerned over ‘grave immediate risk’ to Rohingya refugees on boats

April 23, 2020 / 12:19 PM / Updated 2 hours agoU.N. concerned over 'grave immediate risk' to Rohingya refugees on boats

(Reuters) – The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR voiced mounting concern on Thursday over a “grave immediate risk” to Rohingya refugees aboard boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, urging Southeast Asian nations not to close avenues to asylum.

FILE PHOTO: A boat carrying suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants is seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters, in Langkawi, Malaysia April 5, 2020. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Several fishing trawlers carrying hundreds of Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority from Myanmar, are bound for Bangladesh, after being turned back from Malaysia where they were seeking asylum, according to rights groups.

Last week, a boat carrying nearly 400 starving and emaciated Rohingya arrived on the southern coast of Bangladesh after drifting for weeks in the sea between Thailand and Malaysia, the Bangladesh coast guard said. Survivors said dozens had died.

Indrika Ratwatte, director of UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, said it was urging “greater coordination and responsibility-sharing by states” to avert a crisis.

“We are increasingly concerned by reports of failure to disembark vessels in distress and of the grave immediate risk this poses to the men, women and children on board,” he said.

“In the context of the unprecedented current COVID-19 crisis, all states must manage their borders as they see fit. But such measures should not result in the closure of avenues to asylum, or of forcing people to return to situations of danger.”

Malaysian officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Human rights groups fear restrictions to stem the spread of the virus across Southeast Asia could trigger a repeat of a 2015 crisis when a crackdown by Thailand prompted smugglers to abandon Rohingya at sea on crowded, rickety boats.

Bangladesh officials have said they will not accept new arrivals, but a coast guard official said a search was underway for the boats.

“If we cannot rescue these Rohingya people then who will take the responsibility for their lives?” another official said.

More than a million Rohingya live in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, the majority having been driven from homes in Myanmar after a 2017 military crackdown which the Myanmar army said was a response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents.

Myanmar denies persecuting Rohingya and says they are not an indigenous ethnic group but rather immigrants from South Asia, even though many Rohingya are able to trace their ancestry back centuries.

slowthai – North Nights

[Verse 1]
Madness
From a boy been chased by badness
Mad
I was like rah, nah, nah
Suck your mum like your dad
Back in the day when I jumped cabs
I got blacklisted
Couldn’t get one from my gaff
But it’s calm, it’s cool, it’s cold, it’s nice
When it snows I’m ghost
Cause I’m dressed in white
Roll round my ends screaming North Nights (double N!)
Roll round my ends and they know slowthai
Slay
Every one knows about slay
When I roll in, everybody goes “I know him”
Just cause they know my name
Bae
When I draw my Beyblade
It’s a twister, make you turn in your grave like a Rizla
Screw your face
Pain
Get jooked, complain of belly ache
No space, no caps
No one can imitate
No hoods, no hats
Like who you booking mate?
Strange
Situations elevate
Breath stinks straight, in need of Colgate
Cah only get one life
No simulator

[Chorus]
In the cold Northants gets tragic
Nights in watching Cash In The Attic
Amell the tree like cash in the attic
Hate the wet weed but I just bag it
Theresa May wanna be like Branson
Making P from airplane traffic
Theresa May wanna be like Branson
Making P from airplane traffic

[Verse 2]
Wouldn’t throw my shadow
Mewtwo, you man move like Sparrow
Tunnel vision and this tunnel too narrow
Want beef but I’m moving cattle
Woah
Want war jump out the Bora with an arrow
Cross bow and bora
I write novels like man was an author
And I pray this year is a scorcher
Woah
Pray this summer is a heater
Kick ball, school man like it’s FIFA
I’m in Thailand, bun Ibiza
Wiseman with a spliff Ribena
Woah
Slow it down the slow motion
Laugh at my pain I ain’t joking
Blood from a stone
Hands open
Blood on my hands for my bloods that are broken
Head to big, it’s swollen
Hot in the bits like Moulton
Negative life, stop moaning
Too many things I hold in
I ain’t learnt
Till my legs start floating
Disconnect everyone I don’t like
Don Perrione hype
Catch me in the club
I be slanging Snow White
Impose yourself
You might get a goodbye
Pressurise me
And get something in your eye
From a yout
The boys been a savage
Rudeboy deal with the matter
Different planet like I came from Namek
My life they can’t understand it
From a yout
The boys been a savage
Rudeboy deal with the matter
Different planet like I came from Namek
My life they can’t understand it

Migos – Get Right Witcha

Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Bad bitches, fuck ’em then dismiss em (bad, woo)
I ain’t really here to take no pictures (flash)
Middle finger up fuck the system (fuck ’em)

Yeah, coupe is robotic, I ain’t touchin’ (nah, skrt)
Lookin’ at your hoe because she bustin’ (ye, woo)
Ridin’ in the coupe with the wings (brrt)
Going to Thailand with them chinks (chinks)
Percocet party, servin’ fiends (perky!)
Swear to god my plug was Vietnamese (brrt brrt brrt)
Taliban, my drugs, wrap ’em please (Taliban)
Servin’ all day, my gas on E (let’s go)
Thirty hollow tips in extendo (bow, thirty)
Shadows keep wavin’ by my window (woo, shadows)
Thankin’ God he saved my life from kick doors (god!)
Still sippin’ oil, Migos Citgo (drank, gone)

Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Bad bitches, fuck ’em then dismiss em (bad, woo)
I ain’t really here to take no pictures (flash)
Middle finger up fuck the system (fuck ’em)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha

Offset!
In the kitchen with a lot of white (white)
I done fucked a lot of niggas’ wife (smash)
Make a milli, then I make it twice (M’s)
Bought that Wraith and had the ceiling light (Wraith)
I like a bitch with some cellulite (ooh)
Tape a brick to her, take a flight (ooh)
Used to ask what the lick was like (where?)
Now I’m askin’ what the Lear look like (huh?)
Niggas copy, Mike Tyson bite (ahh-urr, ahh-urr, ahh)
Smokin’ cookie yeah that’s dynamite (cookie, woo)
Lamborghini, white on white (Lamborghini)
All these diamonds yeah they white on white (white)
Takin’ chances, had to roll the dice (aye)
Send my shooters, come and take your life (brrt)
Born with it, count a hundred thousand start snowin’ with it (hundred)
Go and get it, thirty round clip tear off a arm or ligament (rrah)
Bitch I’m a dog from menace (urr)
You trappin’ hard for pennies (go)
Hop in the frog, it’s tinted (skrrt)
Askin’ the lord, forgive me (hey)

Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Bad bitches, fuck ’em then dismiss em (bad, woo)
I ain’t really here to take no pictures (flash)
Middle finger up fuck the system (fuck ’em)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha

Pop me a missile (aye)
Take me a picture (flash)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Lit like Christmas (like Christmas)
White like tissue (white)
Drank too official (drank)
Cut like scissors (cut)
Boy got wisdom (wisdom)
Fuckin’ on vixens (smash)
Hoe game itchin’ (itch)
Fuckin’ with the wrong one, trippin’
Thirty round extension for the tension (brrt)
Hundred round drum, listen
Fuck around and end up missin’ (brrt)
Get ’em knocked off for a ticket
Have my young nigga do the sentence
Aw man, whip up the white, Wendy
Pick up the pipe, and she get no penny (nope)
Rockstar livin’ life, Lennon
You can do better, never settle
Keep a Beretta, case of the pressure (brrt)
I tell the plug mail them
Which way? dat way, tell ’em, aye

Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Bad bitches, fuck ’em then dismiss em (bad, woo)
I ain’t really here to take no pictures (flash)
Middle finger up fuck the system (fuck ’em)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Hold up, get right witcha (I’ma get right witcha)
Get right witcha