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Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Koh Tao Murders

KOH SAMUI — The Appeals Court on Wednesday announced its decision to uphold the death sentences for two migrant workers convicted of a brutal...

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.

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.)

Police File Libel Suit Against Forum for Performance Criticism

BANGKOK — Police on Friday filed a libel lawsuit against speakers of an academic forum for criticizing their performance.

No Place in Democracy For Lese Majeste, UN Expert Says

GENEVA — In a rare statement on use of lese majeste in Thailand, a United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression called on the authorities to stop using the law as a political tool.

‘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.

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