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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.
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Court Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Thai PBS, Reporter

Top: An episode of Thai PBS program ‘Citizen Reporters’ which aired Sept. 1, 2015, drew a defamation complaint against the broadcaster and its reporter...

Son of Suthep Convicted of Island-Damaging Land Development

BANGKOK — The son of an anti-corruption crusader was sentenced to three years in jail Wednesday for extensively developing protected forest land on Koh Samui 16 years ago.

Wait Not Over For Loved Ones of Jailed ‘Wolf Bride’ Actress

BANGKOK — Two farmers from Phitsanulok province continued waiting outside a Bangkok women’s prison for Pornthip Munkong to go free Friday, much as they did every day last week.

Claiming Insanity, Fatal Crash Suspect Jenphop Wants Trial Shelved

AYUTTHAYA — A businessman charged with killing two graduate students with his Mercedes-Benz in March could not make his first court appearance Monday due to a mental breakdown, his lawyer told the court.

Bangkok Gov Sues Auditor for Going Public With Corruption Allegations

BANGKOK — Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra sued a top government auditor Tuesday for publicly implicating him in collusion over a lavish city event.

Lesser Charges for 7 Accused of Killing Disabled Bread Vendor

BANGKOK — Seven people stabbed and killed Somkiat Srichan in broad daylight two months ago as he plead for mercy, yet when the day comes they go to trial, it will be for manslaughter and not premeditated murder.

Victims’ Families Refuse Cash, Demand Full Prosecution of Jenphop

BANGKOK — The trial of a businessman who killed two grad students in a high-speed car crash will get underway next month with a verdict expected before year’s end.

Socialite Accused of Flaunting Royal Title Goes to Jail

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a businesswoman to be imprisoned for 12 days as she awaits trial on several grave offenses, including, most notably, insulting the monarchy.

Pattaya Cops Accused of Kidnapping, Raping Masseuse Freed on Bail

PATTAYA — Six cops and police volunteers accused of raping and extorting money from a drug suspect in Pattaya are now free on bail, police said Tuesday.

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