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4,000+ Year Prison Sentence for Japan Scam Mastermind

BANGKOK — The mastermind of a tour scam that left thousands of holidaymakers bound for Japan stranded at an airport last year was sentenced to more than 4,000 years in prison Wednesday.
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Chicken-Raising Soldier Abuse Needs Independent Probe: Activist

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Anti-corruption activist Srisuwan Janya will petition the anti-corruption commission Tuesday to investigate the alleged mistreatment of two military conscripts, reportedly ordered to raise chickens for an officer’s personal benefit.
Anastasia Vashukevich poses for a picture in January by James Bond Island in southern Thailand.

Russian Court Rules in Favor of Oligarch in Disclosure Case

MOSCOW — A Russian court has ruled in favor of a billionaire linked to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort in an unauthorized disclosure of information case.
Thanat Thanawatcharanon, aka Tom Dundee, is led into the Bangkok Military Court on July 11.

Singer ‘Tom Dundee’ Acquitted of Royal Defamation

BANGKOK — A court on Friday has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week a case of such a serious offense has been dropped against an activist.

Line Toddler Sex Group Audience Broke No Laws: Police

PHITSANULOK — The voyeurs of a Line group where a toddler was raped on live camera will not be prosecuted, but the admin is awaiting awaiting a court sentence for various charges including human trafficking.

Thai Law: Case Closed on Airbnb. Here’s Why it Won’t Matter.

The law is now clear: Airbnb is illegal. Read why that is unlikely to halt its growth.

Consumers Sue AIS, DTAC, True For Rounding Up Minutes

BANGKOK — The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers.
Supporters give flowers to British human rights activist Andy Hall in 2016 at the Supreme Court in Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Court Acquits British Labor Rights Activist Hall

BANGKOK — An appeals court on Thursday dismissed criminal defamation charges against British labor activist Andy Hall, whose research was the basis for a report on labor abuses at a pineapple factory in southern Thailand.

Thai Law: Landlord Not Playing By New Rules? Here’s What to Do.

Two weeks after new consumer protections came into effect, few landlords are abiding by them. Should you roll over and give up? No, you should not.

‘Murder Babes’ Get 34 Years For Dismembering Rival

KHON KAEN — A year after they became objects of repugnance and desire for their salacious tale of sex, drugs and murder, three women and a man were convicted Thursday of murdering and dismembering a young woman.

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