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Friday, March 23, 2018

Crime, Courts, Calamity

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

Suspect’s Flight to Freedom Ends in Hail of Bullets

NAN — Four days after he pushed his way to freedom from police custody, a suspected drug dealer was gunned down Monday after pointing a gun at a cop.

Phuket Plane Crash Kills 2

PHUKET — Two were killed and two injured when a light plane crashed on Phuket on Saturday morning.

Shackled Suspect Pushes Past Guards to Freedom(Video)

NAN — Police on Friday were hunting for a suspected drug dealer who made a brazen escape from at a court building by just shoving his way out the door.

144 Arrested as Part of Operation ‘X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’

BANGKOK — Nearly 150 foreigners were arrested early Friday morning when authorities raided a night market on Ratchadaphisek Road.
Police Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanaku bows in a deep 'wai' to Premchai Karnasuta on Friday.

Srivara Won’t Be Replaced in Black Panther Case

BANGKOK — The junta No. 2 on Thursday rejected calls from online critics to have the top investigator in a high-profile poaching case replaced.

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.

Aunties vs. Markets: Court Orders Closure

BANGKOK — A city official said Thursday his agency would respect a court order re-affirming that five illegal markets must shut down per complaints from local residents.

Russians Claiming Dirt on Trump in Legal Limbo

BANGKOK — No court date has been set for a Russian sex guru and Belarusian escort claiming to have compromising information about the US presidential election, police said Wednesday.

Aunties vs. Market: 6 Officials Named Potential ‘Colluders’

BANGKOK — City Hall on Monday said it’s investigating six current and former officials suspected of colluding with operators of illegal markets in eastern Bangkok.
Thierry Perenon in a still image taken from a live stream of the Feb. 25 at the Ibis Pattaya hotel.

DSI Investigates Foreign ‘Agent’ For Threats to Reporters

BANGKOK — The Department of Special Investigation said Monday it was investigating a foreign man claiming to be one of its “special agents” and would prosecute him if he broke any laws.

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