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Man Lies to Police about Stolen Money After Treating Lover to Evade Wife

UDON THANI — A man was charged with filing a false police report Friday for trying to fool his wife into thinking he had been robbed after using the money to treat his secret lover.

Imprisoned Activist May Miss Awards Ceremony

BANGKOK — An anti-junta student activist won the 2017 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights last month, becoming the second Thai to have ever done so.

Fugitive Red Bull Heir’s Passports Revoked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign affairs on Friday revoked the passport of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, scion of Red Bull’s energy drink fortune.

Six Charged in Largest Known Single-Day Lese Majeste Crackdown

BANGKOK — Six people were charged with insulting the monarchy and violating the Computer Crime Act on Wednesday in what is believed to be the most lese majeste charges filed in a single day.

Man Busted for Selling Eagles Online in Samut Prakan

SAMUT PRAKARN — A man was arrested and charged with possession and illegal sale of protected bird species Saturday, park officials said Monday.

Police Seek More Warrants in Child Sex Trafficking Ring

MAE HONG SON — Police sought warrants Sunday for three more police officers allegedly involved in a child sex trafficking operation in the far north of Thailand.

Brazilian Rape Victim Given 20,000 Baht Compensation

BANGKOK — The government paid 20,000 baht compensation Thursday to a Brazilian woman sexually assaulted by a Bangkok taxi driver.

Box-Cutter Wielding Man Robs McDonald’s, Blames Xanax

BANGKOK — A man was arrested for robbing a McDonald’s using a box cutter while under the influence of anti-anxiety drugs Thursday night.

Brazilian Woman Abducted, Raped by Don Mueang Taxi Driver

SUPHAN BURI — A Brazilian woman was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver in Suphan Buri province after being picked up from a Bangkok airport on Tuesday.

Activist Arrested Attempting to Petition Prayuth on Plaque

BANGKOK — Police arrested a man Tuesday morning in front of the Government House on his way to petition junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha over the missing 1932 revolution plaque, a colleague of his said.

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