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Active Suppression of Yingluck Supporters Before Verdict

BANGKOK — A day after hundreds gathered to support former premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s closing statement in her malfeasance trial, the deputy chief responsible for the most serious police cases launched a crackdown against the people who drove them there.

Wait Not Over For Loved Ones of Jailed ‘Wolf Bride’ Actress

BANGKOK — Two farmers from Phitsanulok province continued waiting outside a Bangkok women’s prison for Pornthip Munkong to go free Friday, much as they did every day last week.

Kitten-Killing Thonglor Moto Taxi Gets 18 Months

BANGKOK — A Thonglor motorbike taxi driver was sent to jail for 18 months Thursday morning for killing nine kittens he adopted online.
Watana Muangsook speaks to reporters after the verdict on Sept. 24, 2020.

Pheu Thai Politico Gets 99 Years in Jail For Bribery

BANGKOK — The top court on Thursday sentenced former Pheu Thai MP Watana Muangsook to 99 years in prison for demanding bribes in a housing development project.

Abbot Remains Free as Tiger Temple Threatens to Sue Gov’t

KANCHANABURI — Three weeks after the Tiger Temple was raided and shut down, its lawyer said Thursday they are preparing to sue the national parks department for defamation and malfeasance.
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali Al-Araibi in lockup at Suvarnabhumi Airport in November. Photo: Human Rights Watch / Courtesy

Thailand Begins Extradition of Bahraini Football Player

Update: Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video) BANGKOK — Thai authorities have approved an arrest warrant for a detained Bahraini footballer with...

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.

Former PMs in Court Ahead of Abuse of Power Verdict

BANGKOK — Two former Thai prime ministers arrived in court in Bangkok on Tuesday to hear verdicts in their trial arising from the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008.

New Zealand Dairy Giant Fonterra to Pay Danone for Recall

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — An arbitration tribunal has ordered New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to pay Danone of France $125 million for recall costs stemming from a 2013 food scare.

Consumers Sue AIS, DTAC, True For Rounding Up Minutes

BANGKOK — The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers.

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