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DSI Says Disgraced ‘Jet-Setting Monk’ to be Extradited

BANGKOK — A fugitive former monk will be extradited back to Thailand on Wednesday if he doesn’t file an appeal in the United States, Thai authorities said Sunday.

What Would Jailing Yingluck Mean for Thai Politics?

BANGKOK — What does it means if the two-year trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ends Friday with a guilty verdict for her alleged dereliction of duty in overseeing a controversial rice-pledging program? What if she is locked up?

Briton to be Charged for Alleged Abuse of Frenchman’s Kids

CHONBURI — Two young children remained in state care Wednesday after being separated from their parents in a custody battle involving allegations of child molestation that could drag on for months.

Former PM Somchai Acquitted by Supreme Court

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat of malfeasance, clearing him of allegations he overstepped his power by ordering a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Ex Tourism Chief Gets 50 Years for Taking Bribes

BANGKOK — The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago.

Activists Calling for Pai Dao Din’s Freedom Charged With Contempt of Court

KHON KAEN — Four university students who have campaigned for the immediate release of lese majeste activist suspect became criminal suspects themselves.

Trans Lecturer Wins Thammasat Discrimination Suit

BANGKOK — International Women’s Day saw a former transgender lecturer prevail in her discrimination suit against the nation’s second oldest university.

Junta Revokes Military Trials for Civilians

BANGKOK — Civilians will no longer be tried by the military after the junta Monday revoked orders passed since it seized power over two years ago.

Court Orders Passports Returned to Former Minister

BANGKOK — Taking away the passports of a cabinet member in the former elected government was a “serious violation” of his fundamental rights, the...

Inquiry Over Faulty Parachutes That Killed 2 Cops Going Nowhere: Lawyer

BANGKOK — Families of police cadets Nattawut Tirasuwansuk and Chayakorn Puttachaiyong watched in horror as the pair plunged to their deaths during a parachute training exercise that went horribly wrong two years ago.

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