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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Bad things happen to good people; good things happen to bad people.

Celebrity Forensic Investigator’s Home Burglarized

BANGKOK — Police on Tuesday morning were looking for a burglar who broke into the house of a preeminent forensic scientist and made off with jewelry and money worth hundreds of thousands of baht.
Five people were shot dead on Monday in Yala province.

5 Shot Dead in Yala Home Invasion

YALA — Police say five men have been shot dead in the southern province of Yala, the latest killings in a region plagued by insurgency for over a decade.
Vets treat a green sea turtle found filled with plastic waste last week. It did not survive. Photo: ReReef / Facebook

Choking to Death on Trash: Thailand’s Toxic Secret

BANGKOK — A fatal diet of plastic waste once again has taken a toll in the sea, this time a green sea turtle that died despite the best efforts of veterinarians.
Armed soldiers stand guard at the scene of the Thursday shooting in Narathiwas province.

4 Villagers Shot Dead in Insurgency-Plagued South

NARATHIWAT — Four villagers were shot dead in Thailand's south in another case of violence in the insurgency-wracked region, police said.

Consumers Sue AIS, DTAC, True For Rounding Up Minutes

BANGKOK — The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers.
Rescue workers Thursday attend the scene of accident outside Rayong city.

Old Brit Says He Fell Asleep Before Killing Rayong Girl

RAYONG — An elderly Briton said Friday he fell asleep behind the wheel when he caused the death of a 10-year-old girl in a car crash.
Rescue workers Thursday attend the scene of accident outside Rayong city.

Old Brit Accused of Driving Drunk, Killing Rayong Girl

RAYONG — A 10-year-old girl died Thursday in Rayong province after an elderly drunk Briton allegedly struck her family’s car, driving it off the road and into a tree.
Police question Yohann Michel Tounga Mbouka on April 9.

Ordeal Ends for French Cop Accused of Koh Tao Rape

KOH TAO — A French cop accused of raping an 18-year-old Briton on Koh Tao was released Saturday from police custody and cleared to leave the country after nearly two months of investigation.

Cops Bust Football Gambling Ring in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Police arrested eight men suspected of running football betting websites Sunday night in eastern Bangkok and were looking to summon almost 1,000 of their subscribers.
Photo: Felix Kästle / Dpa

Thai Prisons Bursting at Seams, Reforms Needed: Panel

BANGKOK — Thai prisons are overcrowded and alternatives to detention  are needed, according to the kingdom’s top gaoler.

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