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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.

‘AirGraab’ Hits Full Boil as Passenger Sues Internet, Attendant Weighs Legal Action

BANGKOK — Everyone is lawyering up in a burning dispute between an airline, flight attendant and the woman she groveled before earlier this month – a topic of national obsession which has begun to spin lawsuits and threats of more.

Massage Parlor King Wanted for Pimping Minors

BANGKOK — A court warrant was approved today for the arrest of the vice tycoon behind a brothel where 15 underage girls and trafficked sex workers were rescued in a recent raid.

‘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.

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.

‘Hopeful but Not Optimistic,’ Longtime Rights Defender Leaves Thailand

BANGKOK — Thaksin Shinawatra and Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha are divisive figures perched on opposite edges of a deeply divided country. If Thaksin is good, then Prayuth is anathema, and vice versa. The difference depends on individuals’ political inclinations. Not quite for Sam Zarifi, outgoing regional director for Asia and Oceania of the International Commission of Jurists, or ICJ.

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.

50,000 Defamation Suits May Be Dropped Wednesday

BANGKOK — The lead author of the revised Computer Crime Act and a public prosecutor said Tuesday that the law can no longer be used as a tool for defamation lawsuits, and all those filed under it must be dismissed.

Overruling Police, Military Indicts Activist’s Mother for Insulting Monarchy

BANGKOK — Military court prosecutors Friday indicted a 39-year-old woman on a charge of royal defamation charge, despite a recent recommendation by police the case be dropped.

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