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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Joe Sloane’s Philosophy of Happy Pig Slaughter

BANGKOK — Half of a pig lies open in front of the butcher. He expertly saws off its foot, separates the ribs and removes...

POLITICS

Election Officials Confirmed, NLA Drops Inspector Challenge

BANGKOK — The government announced Wednesday that His Majesty the King had formally approved the new set of Election Commissioners.

Critics Blast Junta’s Abrupt Firing of Top Anti-Fraud Chief

BANGKOK — The junta chairman invoked his absolute power Tuesday night and expelled the anti-money laundering director, drawing ire from the regime’s opponents.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Suwit Thongprasert, or Buddha Issara, at the Criminal Court on May 24.

Freed on Bail, Buddha Issara Checks Into Hospital

BANGKOK — A former monk accused of forging royal seals on his merchandise failed to appear for a court hearing Thursday on another set of charges related to the assault of police officers when he commanded anti-government street protests four years ago.

Cabbie Fined for Watching Sex Scene While Driving

BANGKOK — Transport officials on Wednesday punished a taxi driver after he allegedly watched a movie’s sex scene in full view of his female passenger last week.
Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit at the Criminal Court on Friday.

Actor’s Sister Surrenders Over ‘Dragon Coin’ Scam

BANGKOK — The sister of an actor linked to an 800 million baht digital currency scam turned herself in Wednesday after his fugitive brother was found to have fled to the United States.

Watchdog Activist Doused With Fermented Fish

BANGKOK – A pro-democracy activist on Tuesday said unidentified assailants threw fermented fish at him while he was walking to conduct a one-man protest outside the Government House.

Woman Sought For Shooting Up Judge’s Home

PATHUM THANI — Police said they are looking for a woman who allegedly fired a handgun into the residence of a labor court judge in northern Bangkok last week.

Tourists Watch as Speedboat Suddenly Combusts, Injuring 1

PHANG NGA — A couple dozen tourists were relaxing Monday on an idyllic beach when three loud explosions were...

ASEAN & WORLD

Women’s Trial in Kim Jong Nam Killing Heads to Defense Phase

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), holds a ballot before voting July 29 at a polling station in Takhmua in Kandal province, southeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Swept Seats, Official Results Show

PHNOM PENH — Final results showed Cambodia's ruling party swept elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another...
These file photos, top row from left are former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former FBI Director James Comey, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Bottom row from left are former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. Photos: Associated Press

Trump Yanks Ex-CIA Chief’s Clearance, Hitting Vocal Critic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a...

Key Ruling Due for Women on Trial in Kim Jong Nam Killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother arrived at a...
Japanese football international Keisuke Honda at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Photo: Светлана Бекетова / Wikimedia Commons

Honda Put off Retirement to Sign Aussie Footie League Deal

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan star Keisuke Honda says he planned to retire after this year's World Cup but changed his mind when offered a...

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