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Dads Beware! Smoking At Home Banned From August

BANGKOK — Smoking at home will be considered “family violence” and punishable under a new law effective August. The Director General of the Women’s Affairs...
Pramuk Wichiandilokkun being escorted to Bangna Police Station on June 20.

War of the Wins: Two Moto Drivers Arrested for Fatal Gunfight

BANGKOK — Two members of a motorcycle taxi stand have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a deadly street skirmish with a...
Police raided Natthaphol’s house, which doubled as a cadet prep school on June 18.

Cadet Prep School Owner Arrested Over Death of Student

NAKHON SAWAN — The owner of a school that prepares students for military academy entrance examinations was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of colluding...
Left: The new manhole being installed on June 19. Photo: Sansern Ruengrit / Twitter. Right: The cracked manhole on June 18. Photo: Huai Khwang District Office.

Woman Falls Down Manhole Near MRT, Submerged in Sewage

BANGKOK — A woman was submerged in sewage and suffered minor injuries after stepping on a cracked manhole cover in front of MRT Ratchadapisek...

Kamnan Poh, ‘Godfather of Chonburi,’ Dies at 82

CHONBURI — One of the most politically, economically and criminally influential men in Thailand’s east passed away on Monday. Somchai Khunpluem, better known as Kamnan...
Left: Tongsri Wongchaiawet drinks a glass of water after dipping her Energy Card into it on June 11, 2019.

MLM ‘Energy Cards’ Radioactive: Professor

BANGKOK — A chemistry professor has warned of radioactive elements in plastic “Energy Cards” being sold as a cure-all for ailments under a multi-level...

The ‘Energy Card’ MLM Scamming Isaan Elderly

KHON KAEN — Stick ‘em in your pants, in a glass of water, or on appliances – this magic card will heal all your...
Now-deleted photos of the politically-inflected flower offering trays, originally posted Thursday June 13, 2019.

Police Visit Students Behind Anti-Junta Teacher Appreciation Day Stunt

NONG KHAI — Police visited a school in Nong Khai on Thursday after an annual teacher appreciation day turned into a viral political stunt...
An updated photo of Gen. Preecha Chan-ocha and Phongphan Chan-ocha.

Lawyer Accuses Prayuth’s Brother, Sister-in-Law of 112 for Sitting on Throne-like Chairs

BANGKOK — A lawyer has accused junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s brother and sister-in-law of committing lese majeste by imitating royalty in photos spread...
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...





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