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Wirapol Sukphol arrives at the Department of Special Investigation in 2017 in a monk robe after leaving the United States.

Disgraced Monk Sentenced for Raping 13-Year-Old He Impregnated

BANGKOK — A court on Wednesday sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years in prison for raping a...
A machete, hunting gears discovered along with four bearcat paws Oct. 7 at Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province.

Poaching Suspects Post Bail as Park Rangers Seek More Evidence

KANCHANABURI — A dozen suspects posted bail Tuesday after they were arrested and found with hunting gear and bearcat paws in their vehicles in Sai Yok National Park.

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.

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.

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