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Live Updates From Day 2 of Wat Dhammakhaya Raid

PATHUM THANI — Khaosod English reporter Pravit Rojanaphruk is at Wat Dhammakaya, where officials from the Department of Special Investigations, or DSI, have just begun a search operation to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, after a standoff that began at about 3am Thursday. Dhammachayo is wanted on embezzlement charges. All times are local.

Dhammakaya Says Govt Siege Not ‘Buddhist Way’

PATHUM THANI — A spokesman for the besieged Wat Dhammakaya criticized the military government’s raid Thursday as “un-Buddhist” and urged for a peaceful resolution to the standoff.

Live Updates From Wat Dhammakhaya Raid

PATHUM THANI — The latest on the scene at Wat Dhammakaya, where police are on standby since 3am Thursday in their latest attempt to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, wanted on embezzlement charges (all times local.)

Search of Dhammakaya Begins, DSI Chief Says (Video, Photos)

PATHUM THANI — Leaders of the controversial Buddhist sect Dhammakaya relented on Thursday to a search operation to look for its fugitive former abbot, a chief investigator of the Ministry of Justice said.

Junta Declares Dhammakaya Temple Controlled Area, Police Move in

PATHUM THANI — Police were barricading entrances to the headquarters of the controversial Dhammakaya Temple on Thursday in their latest apparent effort to apprehend its fugitive abbot.

Cambodia Acknowledges Arrest of Briton Wanted for Pattaya Murder

PHNOM PENH — A British man suspected of involvement in the gangland-style slaying of another Briton in the Thai resort town of Pattaya has...

9 Die in Chiang Rai City Crash

CHIANG RAI — Nine people were killed and two injured in a major crash after a cement truck reportedly lost control Wednesday afternoon in Chiang Rai city.

Net Idol Fined Over Facebook Live Striptease

BANGKOK — A net idol was charged Wednesday afternoon for stripping naked in a Facebook livestream tuned into by hundreds of thousands of viewers and shared throughout the online kingdom.

Pilot Ejects Over Loei, Severely Injured by Fall

LOEI — A jet fighter pilot was severely injured after he ejected from an F-16 over Loei province under unknown circumstances Wednesday.

Seven Held by Military For Stealing 885 Guns, Police Say

BANGKOK — A police spokesman confirmed reports that the military has detained seven people, including police officers, on suspicion of stealing more than 800 firearms from a border police depot in the northeast.

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