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Thawin Chaotiang hands a donation to staff Aug. 17., 2019 at the Law Center at Thammasat University.

Families of ‘Praewa’ Victims Donate 1 Million Baht to Thammasat Legal Aid

BANGKOK — Families of victims in a car crash that killed 9 in 2010 have donated 1 million baht to a university legal center...
Decha Kittivittayanan, left, and Kanchai “Noom” Kamnerdploy, right, holding the cheques for compensation in front of the Civil Court on August 6.

9 Years Later, ‘Praewa’ Delivers Compensation to Car Crash Victims

BANGKOK — After nine years in court, representatives of a wealthy teen convicted of killing nine people in a car crash in 2010 have...
Thawin Chaotiang makes garlands July 17, 2019 in Ratchaburi.

Families of 9 Dead Still Reeling from ‘Praewa’ Crash Nine Years Ago

BANGKOK — Childless after her daughter was killed in a car crash at the hands of a wealthy teen, Suchada Palakul was also soon widowed, with her husband dying from grief.
Thanat “Tom Dundee” Thanavacharanon on July 16.

Singer ‘Tom Dundee’ Freed After Serving Five Years for Lese-Majeste

BANGKOK — A singer-turned-activist who spent five years in prison for defaming the monarchy was released Wednesday morning. Thanat Thanavacharanon, or Tom Dundee, was greeted...
Players try to grab prizes using claw machines at a Chiang Mai shopping mall on June 16.

Decade-Old Ban on Claw Machines Finally Enforced

BANGKOK — A ban on claw machine games is finally being enforced, more than a decade after the Supreme Court ruled they are illegal gambling machines. 
Left: Kanokchat “Typhoon KPN" Munyad-on. Right: Usamanee “Kwan" Waitayanon on June 11 after reporting themselves to the police.

Celebs Given Slap on Wrist for Endorsing Fake Diet Supplements

BANGKOK — Three celebrities have narrowly avoided prison despite being found guilty of falsely advertising unlicensed dietary supplements. Their rulings are the first in...
Premchai Karnasuta exits the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Case Region VII court on June 11, 2019.

Premchai Sentenced to Jail for Bribery in Black Panther Case

SAMUT SONGKHRAM — A construction tycoon was sentenced to a year in prison for bribery in a high-profile case involving the hunting of a...

Future Forward Strikes Back Against Anti-Monarchy Claim

BANGKOK — Accused of defaming the monarchy by a royal descendant, the Future Forward Party hit back Wednesday with a pair of libel lawsuits, saying its reputation was at stake in the run-up to Election Day.

Yellowshirt Leaders Get 8 Months For Seizing Gov House

BANGKOK — Six Yellowshirt leaders convicted for their roles in seizing the Government House over a decade ago were sentenced to eight months in jail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning.
Refugee soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi, right, arrives Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia. David Crosling / Associated Press

Hakeem Release a Favor From Bahrain: Foreign Minister

BANGKOK — Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said the release of Hakeem AlAraibi was due to Bahrain’s desire for Thailand not to be in a...





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