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Songtaew Driver Hunts Down Farang Who Stole His Wallet

When Tawatchai Namwong discovered his wallet was missing from his songtaew recently on Phuket, he took matters into his own hands.

Money Laundering Charges Dropped Against Actress ‘Patt Napapa’

BANGKOK — Prosecutor said Thursday they dismissed money laundering charges filed against a famous television actress.

Drunk Drivers Get Ankle Jewelry, Home Confinement

BANGKOK — A group of drunk drivers were given ankle monitors and placed under home curfew Friday as the authorities introduce new tools to crack down on the leading cause of holiday road deaths.
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‘Sit Down!’ Video Captures Sinking of Chao Phraya Ferry (Video)

BANGKOK — A survivor of the fatal ferry accident that killed at least 27 passengers posted a video Tuesday afternoon of the moment the vessel foundered and started to sink.
Police question Yohann Michel Tounga Mbouka on April 9.

Ordeal Ends for French Cop Accused of Koh Tao Rape

KOH TAO — A French cop accused of raping an 18-year-old Briton on Koh Tao was released Saturday from police custody and cleared to leave the country after nearly two months of investigation.

Task Force Weighed After 1,000-Year-Old Coral Stolen From Gulf Island

CHUMPHON — Officials announced plans to establish a task force to protect marine resources Wednesday after an ancient coral specimen was stolen from an island in the Gulf of Thailand.

32,000 Six Graders Are Illiterate: Education Official

(23 September) The Ministry of Education is to renew a drive against illiteracy after national test results revealed the embarrassing fact that tens of thousands of Thai school pupils somehow cannot read or write, according to an official.

Eight Students Arrested For Celebrating Historian's 'Return to Facebook'

BANGKOK - Police have arrested eight student activists for distributing leaflets that celebrated a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy who recently spoke out after six months of silence.

Koh Tao Murders: Defense Team Pleads for More Time

SURAT THANI — Lawyers for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on Koh Tao appealed for more time on Thursday to prove they were scapegoats innocent of the brutal, high-profile murders.

Robber Shot in Neck in Failed Money Truck Heist

NAKHON SAWAN — The attempted robbery of a bank cash truck in Nakhon Sawan on Monday left the alleged robber seriously injured, police said.

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