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COVID Infected Policeman Was Deployed at Recent Protest

BANGKOK — The contingent of riot police officers who were deployed at a recent pro-democracy protest included a policeman who was infected with the coronavirus, health officials said Thursday. One more person also died from the virus.

Director Who Pulled Gun at School Charged with Sexual Obscenity

SONGKHLA — A school director who allegedly had a sexual relationship with one of his students and brandished his handgun at a school assembly was charged with sexual obscenity, police said Thursday.

3 Burmese Policemen ‘Refused to Obey Orders,’ Fled to India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India’s northeastern Mizoram state said Thursday they have detained three Myanmar policemen who entered India seeking refuge a month after the country’s powerful military ousted the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup.

Japan Asks China To Stop Anal COVID-19 Tests on Its Citizens

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" from some of them, the top government spokesman said Monday.

UN: 38 Died on Deadliest Day Yet for Myanmar Coup Opposition

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month’s military coup.

‘Miss Universe’ Stands By Police Brutality Comments After Dismissal

BANGKOK — The winner of Miss Universe Thailand 2020 said Wednesday she would not back down from comments about police violence that cost her job in a government agency.

Man Arrested for Killing Protected Wild Deer in Japan

NARA (Kyodo) — A man was arrested Tuesday for killing a wild deer last month in Nara Prefecture in western Japan, in violation of the law that protects cultural properties, police said.

Myanmar Authorities Charge Associated Press Journalist

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar have charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Defying Fatal Crackdown, Crowds Again Protest Myanmar Coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month’s coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.

Gaffe-Hit ‘Ambassador City Jomtien’ Will Offer ASQ Stay, Exec Says

PATTAYA — The executive of a hotel that went viral last month over the alleged reports of terrible room conditions said Monday it will soon open as an Alternative State Quarantine, or ASQ.

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