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‘Millionaire Pretty’ Who Hit 8 Cars Cleared for New License

BANGKOK — Police said Monday they’re not sure why an internet celeb accused of crashing into eight cars while under influence of meth two months ago was allowed to take a test to regain her license to drive.

Activist Jailed 11 Years For Online Comments Defaming Monarchy

BANGKOK — A military court sentenced a man to over 11 years in jail on Friday for royal defamation nine months after he was arrested for protesting other activists’ arrests.

Court Fines Man Arrested for Operating Home Microbrew

NONTHABURI — A Bangkok man arrested for making and selling beer at home said he expects to be released on bail Tuesday morning after spending three days in jail.

Activists Sue Security Forces Over 2015 Rally Crackdown

BANGKOK — A group of pro-democracy activists on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the authorities alleging they used excessive force during a crackdown on a 2015 political gathering in the capital.

Wheelchair Rally to File Class-Action Lawsuit Over BTS Accessibility at Court

BANGKOK — Some had no legs and propelled themselves along. Some were paralyzed and pushed by companions. A few zipped along under electric power.

Key Witnesses No-Show at Hearing for Teacher’s Retrial

NAKHON PHANOM — Key witnesses failed to appear in court Monday at a hearing for a woman seeking to overturn her conviction for a crime she says she didn’t commit.

These Are Top Trials to Look Out For in 2017

BANGKOK — Whenever high-profile crime and calamity strikes, public attention is captivated for a while, criminal investigations are launched, and then the whole thing fades away. Sometimes the public does not find out how the cases ended.

Jailed Redshirt Leader Recovering From Kidney Infection

BANGKOK — Jailed Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan is expected to fully recover from a kidney infection in the next few days, his fellow activist said Thursday.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of the Computer Crime Act, in Detail

After the Computer Crime Act was passed Dec. 16 by unanimous vote despite a last-minute petition of more than 300,000 opposing the law and much-hated Single Gateway program, all eyes are now on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, or DE Ministry, to see how it exercises its new great powers.

Dhammakaya Asks Court to Cancel Search Warrant as Tensions Mount

PATHUM THANI — As police gathered around the Dhammakaya Temple headquarters in Pathum Thani on Tuesday to execute a search warrant, the temple filed a motion for judicial relief.

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