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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.

Jailed Redshirt Leader’s Defamation Prison Term Reduced

BANGKOK — A prominent Redshirt leader will serve a year in prison for defamation after the Supreme Court reaffirmed his conviction Thursday morning.

New Zealand Dairy Giant Fonterra to Pay Danone for Recall

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — An arbitration tribunal has ordered New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to pay Danone of France $125 million for recall costs stemming from a 2013 food scare.

Witnesses Accused of Lying to Clear Hit-and-Run Teacher’s Name

NAKHON PHANOM — Police on Monday said seven people face charges for their roles in trying to falsely clear the name of a teacher who claimed she was wrongfully jailed for a hit-and-run fatality.

Yingluck Passports Revoked After Appeal Deadline Passes

BANGKOK — Four passports belonging to fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra have been revoked, a deputy police chief announced Monday. Gen. Srivara Ransibramanakul said he was...
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.

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