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Friday, March 23, 2018

Black Panther Case: Premchai Just Turned Himself In

KANCHANABURI — A construction magnate accused of poaching a black panther turned himself in at a police station Friday, just days before a third summon for him to appear was to expire.

Policeman Files Complaint Against Activist for Using Anecdote to Promote Book

BANGKOK — A police commissioner on Tuesday filed a complaint against a famous student activist for allegedly using a false anecdote about him to promote the sale of a book he translated.

75 Foreigners Arrested in Soi Cowboy Crackdown

BANGKOK — More than 70 foreigners were arrested early Wednesday morning after police raided a red light district in the capital.

Environmental Activist Accuses Police Aiding Premchai

BANGKOK — Police and environment officials Tuesday denied an environment activist’s accusations they were protecting a powerful construction mogul accused of killing a black panther.

Tak Poacher Busted Prepping Dismembered Monkey Meal

TAK — When police entered Nikorn Manpakdee’s house Friday morning, they found him busy in the kitchen. What was cooking in his kitchen? A severed macaque head, 2 kilograms of skinned macaque meat, and the animal’s legs and arms.

Premchai Puts Off Police Summons

BANGKOK — A powerful construction mogul accused of poaching in a national park declined to meet police as ordered Thursday.

Near-Extinct Swamp Cats Seized From Bangkok Home

BANGKOK — Two rare wild cats were seized Wednesday from a Bangkok residence.

Premchai Chewed Panther’s Leg Then Tossed It: Investigators

KANCHANABURI — Wildlife officials were testing bones and other remains of a black panther Friday for evidence it was shot and killed by a powerful CEO’s hunting party.

US Restaurateur Admits Using 4 Thais for Cheap Labor

PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon man originally from Thailand has admitted bringing four Thai nationals into the United States to provide cheap labor at his restaurants.
Football Association of Thailand President Somyot Poompanmuang gives a wai after a press conference in November in Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Former Top Cop Grilled Over Brothel Owner’s Loan

BANGKOK — Thailand's former national police chief, who currently heads the Thai Football Association, met with investigators Thursday to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner accused of human trafficking.

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