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Laotian Drug Lord Sentenced to Life in Prison

BANGKOK — A Laotian man dubbed the “biggest drug lord” in Thailand’s northeast was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Premchai Gets Bail, Not Allowed to Leave Country

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday afternoon granted the CEO of Italian-Thai Development bail under the condition he not leave Thailand.

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.
Photo: Thierry Pol / Facebook

Foreign ‘DSI Agent’ Threatens Editor to Remove Story on Russian Whistleblowers

BANGKOK — The Department of Special Investigations, or DSI, said Saturday it would investigate a foreigner claiming to be one of its agents who threatened a news editor to remove a story about the recent arrests of Russian and Belorussian social media personalities in Pattaya.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, the scion of a Japanese telecom billionaire, fled Thailand soon after a police raid on a Lat Phrao condo discovered many babies stored there. Photo: Immigration Bureau

Japanese ‘Super Dad’ Wins Custody of 13 Babies Born to Thai Surrogates

BANGKOK — Several years after a ward of babies born by Thai surrogates for an eccentric Japanese millionaire set off a legal battle, a court Tuesday awarded custody of ...
An undated photo of former Thammakaset chicken farm workers. Photo: Andy Hall / Twitter

Defamation Trial Opens Against Chicken Farm Workers

BANGKOK — A court began hearing testimony Wednesday in the latest battle between a poultry producer and 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who say...

Charges Dropped Against Historian Over ‘Elephant Duel’

BANGKOK — All charges were dropped Wednesday morning against a renowned social critic and historian who questioned whether an ancient story of a Thai king’s elephant battle was apocryphal.

7 Convicted For Murder of Disabled Bread Vendor

BANGKOK — Seven defendants were sentenced to between 12 and 19 years in prison for the savage murder of a disabled bread vendor in broad daylight nearly two years ago.
The National Legislative Assembly meets this past December in Bangkok. Photo: Prachachat

Lawmakers Warn of Abuse of Power if Wiretapping Law Passes

BANGKOK — The president of the anti-corruption commission on Thursday tried to play down concerns over the possibility it could soon be allowed to wiretap and intrude on internet privacy by saying 80 other countries had done the same.

American Who Kept Dead American in Freezer Gets 43 Years

BANGKOK — Police said Monday they still don't have all the pieces to the puzzle to explain why an American calendar publisher wound up in a shophouse ice box after their lead suspect was sentenced to over four decades in prison.

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