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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Crime, Courts, Calamity

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

Tongkum and Surat Phaeoket. Photo: Smiling Buffalo, A Little Thing Called Happiness. “Surat Phaeoket & Tongkum / Facebook

Farmer Who Bought Smiling Buffalo Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering

BANGKOK — A farmer who crowdfunded the purchase of a buffalo he had bonded with was charged Tuesday afternoon with fraud, money laundering and...

Thaksin-Era Ban on New Bars Renewed in 22 Provinces

BANGKOK — Twenty-two provinces were named in an updated list of areas where no new pubs, clubs or other entertainment venues can be opened, an official said Tuesday.
Tongkum is led off the truck that brought him from Chai Nat province Tuesday and into Bangkok’s Khan Na Yao Police Station.

Smiling Buffalo Seized by Police, Impounded as Evidence

CHAI NAT – An impoverished farmer in the central province of Chai Nat was in tears Tuesday morning when police arrived to confiscate the...

Premchai’s Black Panther Trial Begins

BANGKOK — The trial has begun for a Thai billionaire construction tycoon accused of poaching an endangered black panther and other animals in a wildlife sanctuary.

Court Fines Woman for Blocking ‘Axe Aunties’ Mansion

BANGKOK — A court on Monday slapped a 5,000 baht fine on the shopper who blocked a driveway in east Bangkok with her truck, prompting a colorful reprisal.

Smiling Buffalo’s Former Owner Mad as Hell About Crowdfunded Sale

BANGKOK — A small town official came to the capital Monday to complain about selling a buffalo to a poor farmer whose friendship with the animal made them an internet sensation.

Seized Cannabis Deemed Unfit for Research

BANGKOK — One-hundred kilograms of seized cannabis police handed over to researchers in September turned out to be too contaminated for any medical use, a health official said Monday.

Drunken Knife Brawl Between Monks Leaves Both Bloodied

ANG THONG — Two monks were sent to hospital after an alcohol-fueled knife fight broke out late Friday night, police said.

Police Still Clueless to Whereabouts of ‘Boss Red Bull’

Police have yet to determine the whereabouts of the fugitive scion of an energy drink empire accused of killing a policeman six years ago, a spokesman said Thursday.
Vitaly Kulyushin at the annual general of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in April 2015. Original image: Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce / Facebook

Former Russian Consul Charged With Forging Thai Visas

BANGKOK — Police have arrested a Russian in Chonburi on Thursday for allegedly forging hundreds of visas to Thailand. Vitaly Garyevich Kulyushin was taken into...





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