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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Crime, Courts, Calamity

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

Media Guild Accused of Dismissing Sexual Harassment Claim

BANGKOK — The Thai Journalists Association, or TJA, on Wednesday denied allegations that it plans to dismiss sexual harassment complaints against a prominent media figure.

Police Admit Soldiers Present at Fatal Checkpoint Shooting

CHIANG RAI — Several soldiers were present at a northern checkpoint where a motorist was shot dead last week, a fact not disclosed by police until today under pressure from the victim’s family.

Bangkok Taxi Driver Suspended For Attacking Celeb’s Porsche

BANGKOK — When a hot young movie star cut off Udon Sutthison on Monday night in Bangkok, the taxi driver reached for his trusty slingshot. He scored a direct hit, shattering the driver's side window.

Hip Chiang Mai Nature Cafe to Be Partly Demolished

CHIANG MAI — Just weeks after opening, a new hip Chiang Mai cafe will be partially demolished for encroaching on protected land.

Dozens Accused of Raping Phang Nga Teen Still at Large

PHANG NGA — Twenty-nine of 40 people accused of gang raping a minor last year are still at large as of Tuesday morning, police said.

Year After Unexplained Crash, Gripens to Fly on Children’s Day

BANGKOK — Saturday will mark one year since a pilot died when his fighter jet went down at a National Children’s Day airshow, prompting the military to vow a speedy investigation into the crash.

96 Racers Arrested on Bangkok Streets

BANGKOK — Nearly 100 illegal street racers were arrested Friday night in Bangkok.

Chiang Rai Cops ‘Under Pressure’ After Official Kills Motorist

CHIANG RAI — An administrative official in Chiang Rai province was under police custody Friday for allegedly shooting a motorist dead at a checkpoint earlier this week.

Cops in Trouble After Sek Loso Instagrams Chummy Photos

BANGKOK — A senior police officer was removed from active duty Friday and two others placed under investigation after they posed for photos with a celebrity rocker in their custody on firearm charges.

Roads Claim Fewer Lives During Holidays

BANGKOK — There was an overall drop in traffic death rates over the long holiday season this year in comparison to last year, with drunk driving and speeding still the principal causes for accidents on Thailand’s roads.

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