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Mushroom-Picking Couple’s Prison Term Reduced to 5 Years

KALASIN — A middle-aged couple appealing harsh punishment for picking mushrooms from a protected forest had their sentences reduced by 10 years by the Supreme Court on Tuesday

8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Koh Tao Murders

KOH SAMUI — The Appeals Court on Wednesday announced its decision to uphold the death sentences for two migrant workers convicted of a brutal...

Khaosod English #Yingluck Verdict Live Blog

The big day is here, and Khaosod English is at the Supreme Court for the verdict in former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's malfeasance trial....

Prosecutor Backtracks on Bringing Red Bull Heir to Court

BANGKOK — Four years after billionaire Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya killed a police officer with his Ferrari, and a month after he failed to turn himself in again, the case is again receding from view without so much as an arrest warrant issued.

Pattaya Sex Show Touts Arrested For Harassment, False Advertising

PATTAYA — Soldiers and local officials arrested 16 people Monday night holding laminated cards promising salacious entertainment at Pattaya’s infamous sex shows.

Claiming Insanity, Fatal Crash Suspect Jenphop Wants Trial Shelved

AYUTTHAYA — A businessman charged with killing two graduate students with his Mercedes-Benz in March could not make his first court appearance Monday due to a mental breakdown, his lawyer told the court.

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.
Premchai Karnasuta exits the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Case Region VII court on June 11, 2019.

Premchai Sentenced to Jail for Bribery in Black Panther Case

SAMUT SONGKHRAM — A construction tycoon was sentenced to a year in prison for bribery in a high-profile case involving the hunting of a...

Massage Parlor King Wanted for Pimping Minors

BANGKOK — A court warrant was approved today for the arrest of the vice tycoon behind a brothel where 15 underage girls and trafficked sex workers were rescued in a recent raid.

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