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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Watch Dramatic Police Raid to Capture Renegade Monk (Video)

NAKHON PATHOM — Officers trundle into a cabin on a temple’s grounds at the crack of dawn, guns mounted and flashlights shining. When no one responds to their knocks, they sledgehammer two doors and catch a monk sleeping under a mosquito net.
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk at his northern Bangkok home last week. Photo: Thai PBS / Courtesy

Somyot ‘No Longer Human’ After 7 Years of Prison For Lese Majeste

BANGKOK — In a suburb in northern Bangkok, a man lives alone. It’s a large house, and he has suddenly found himself in it after seven years in a prison teeming with criminals.

Thousands Dead, Hundreds More Dogs Now Dying Due to Scare: Foundation

NAKHON PHANOM — Packed into pens and cages, they whimper behind rusty metal gates. Those who cannot fight for the meager food tossed to them – such as the tiny puppies being born amid the squalor – wait for death.

Police Force Tour Hostess to Apologize For Not Smiling (Video)

BANGKOK — Thais like to call their country the “Land of Smiles,” and the authorities sometimes go to great lengths to protect that image.
Protesters hold a model of a military tank atop a representation of the constitution during a Saturday pro-democracy at Thammasat University in Bangkok. It reads, 'Dark age of democracy, constitution under authoritarian (tank).'

Call Elections or We’ll March on Govt House: Protest (Video)

BANGKOK — Pro-election activists gave an ultimatum to the military government to set an election date within seven days or face a mass demonstration at the government's seat of power.

Duck-Eating Python Subdued After Epic Struggle

KRABI — That feeling when you get so big, one duck isn’t enough.
This entirely fake photo does not represent anything that actually happened outside of Photoshop. Original image: Pongdanai

Submarine Surfaces Off Phuket, Navy Says ‘Not Ours’ (Video)

PHUKET — A submarine which surfaced near tourists and cruised off at a good clip just off the coast of Phuket did not belong to the Royal Thai Navy, a defense spokesman said Monday.

Singer Apologizes for Onstage Monk Cosplay (Video)

BANGKOK — In a now-viral video, singer Siriluk Phingam was raising cheers from his audience. He was dressed in monk’s robe and brandishing an alms bowl as he sang in the company of scantily clad dancers and cracked jokes in the intervals.

Cop Cam: Chase Suspect Through Traffic, Markets

SONGKHLA — Thursday began like any ordinary day for Capt. Thanpisit Muangchan and his patrol team. That is until he spotted a man on motorcycle with what he suspected to be narcotics.

Car Narrowly Escapes ‘Thai UFO’ (Video)

BANGKOK — A construction company owner apologized Thursday after a metallic object plummeted from the skies onto a road north of Bangkok.

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