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Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

Court Rejects ‘Excessive Force’ Case Against Junta

BANGKOK — A lawsuit filed by pro-democracy activists seeking 16 million baht in damages from the ruling junta was rejected by the civil court Monday.

8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

Migrant Worker Whistleblowers Plead Not Guilty to Defaming Chicken Farm

BANGKOK — Fourteen migrant workers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of defamation brought by a chicken farm they had accused of labor abuses. Prosecution...

Court Finds Yingluck Guilty, Hands Down 5-Year Sentence

BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was convicted in absentia of malfeasance and sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for corruption that...

Smaller, Subdued Crowd Awaits Yingluck Verdict

BANGKOK — It was a less boisterous crowd of supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear the rescheduled reading of the verdict...

Madman or Idealist, Activist Facing 10 Years for Tearing Ballot Has No Regrets

BANGKOK — Just over a year ago, Piyarat Chongthep stared down a security officer as he ripped his ballot in half while shouting “Down...

After Taiwan Stop, Fugitive Red Bull Heir’s Path a Mystery

BANGKOK — With the clock about to run out on a hit-and-run charge, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire...

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.

Court Upholds Lengthy Sentence, Rejects Bail for News Anchor Sorayuth

BANGKOK — A news personality who was long a regular presence in living rooms nationwide said he will appeal his case after the Appeals Court ruled Tuesday to uphold his conviction.

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