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Sea Bed Along Southern Coast is Now Protected by Law

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Friday said that sea grass, coral reefs and undersea rock formations in Thailand's four southern coastal provinces are now legally protected.
An unidentified creature on top of Khao No-Khao Kaeo mountain in Nakhon Sawan province.

Creature in Viral Clip is ‘Unlikely’ To Be a Mythical Ape

NAKHON SAWAN — Despite what locals believed was a supernatural giant ape, experts on Friday said the unidentified creature sighted on top of a mountain was most likely just an ordinary monkey.
A file photo of people departing to a quarantine facility.

Tourism Minister Suggests Cutting Tourist Quarantine to 7 Days

BANGKOK — The tourism minister on Friday said he wanted to shorten quarantine for foreign visitors to make it more attractive to spend a vacation in Thailand amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Vicha: Reviving ‘Boss Red Bull’ Case Not Influenced by Anyone

BANGKOK — Chief of a committee that spearheaded the effort to prosecute a billionaire scion accused of a deadly hit-and-run in 2012 said Wednesday his works are not influenced by any political entities.
Watana Muangsook speaks to reporters after the verdict on Sept. 24, 2020.

Pheu Thai Politico Gets 99 Years in Jail For Bribery

BANGKOK — The top court on Thursday sentenced former Pheu Thai MP Watana Muangsook to 99 years in prison for demanding bribes in a housing development project.

Undeterred by Virus, Phuket To Go Ahead With Annual ‘Je’ Festival

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's famous resort island of Phuket announced on Thursday that it will hold the annual vegetarian festival while observing strict social distancing measures amidst the ongoing pandemic.
A man in Sisaket province loads crates of beer and soda water into a vehicle on May 3, 2020. The image was censored due to legal concerns.

Trade Group Urges Gov’t to Rethink Banning Online Booze Sales

BANGKOK — Calling it unfair and obsolete, a representative of an alcohol business association on Wednesday said he’s campaigning for the government to drop the new law that will ban all online sales of booze in Thailand.

Dad Confesses to Murdering Infant Daughter Because He ‘Wanted A Son’

CHIANG MAI — Police said Thursday that a man was charged with murder after confessing to killing his 7-day-old daughter because he wanted a son.
Digital minister Puttipong Punnakan files complaint against Facebook and other social media companies to the police on Sept. 24, 2020.

Gov’t Sues Facebook, YouTube For Disobeying Censorship Orders

BANGKOK — The digital economy minister on Thursday filed a cybercrime complaint against Facebook and other social media platforms for their failure to comply with the censorship order from the Thai government.

Immigration Warns of Fines, Jail Time for Stranded Tourists

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Immigration Bureau on Wednesday issued a grave warning that foreign tourists who over-stayed and have not renewed their visas will face hefty fines and imprisonment.

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