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A Thai returnee arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport on April 16, 2020.

3,000 Foreign Teachers To Enter Thailand Amid Pandemic

BANGKOK — The government on Monday said more than 3,000 foreign teachers have registered to enter Thailand following the move to ease coronavirus travel restrictions.
In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Photo: Matt Dunham, File / AP

Prosecutors Say ‘Boss Red Bull’ Case Can Be Revived

BANGKOK — Public prosecutors on Tuesday said there is enough evidence to press new charges against a billionaire scion who allegedly killed a policeman with his Ferrari in 2012.
Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya, who has evaded justice for years in the death of a Thonglor police officer, spotted in 2013 at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England, in a photo provided by XPB Images. Photo: XPB Images / AP

Cops Say Cocaine Found in ‘Boss Red Bull’ Was for Dental Treatment

BANGKOK — Police insisted a trace of cocaine found in a billionaire accused of crashing his Ferrari into a policeman eight years ago was part of his dental treatment, a claim disputed on Friday by the national dentist guild.
A file photo of Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on an iPhone. Photo: Jenny Kane / AP

Lost in Translation: TV Files Charge Against Facebook for Royal Insult

BANGKOK — Police on Friday said they are investigating a mistranslated headline about His Majesty the King’s birthday seen on several Facebook pages earlier this week.

Cops: Key Witness in ‘Boss Red Bull’ Case Dies in Accident

CHIANG MAI — A key witness in police investigation into a billionaire accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run incident has died in a motorbike accident, police said Thursday.

‘We are Not Freaks,’ Students March for LGBT Equality in Schools

BANGKOK — At the first student-led ‘pride march’ in Thailand ever on Wednesday, young protesters demanded that state teachers stop discriminating against LGBT students, more progressive health and sex education, and a revision of draconian haircut rules.

Chinese Demands for Thai Durians Soar in Pandemic

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Thai Ministry of Commerce said the high demand from China for durians had actually saved Thai durian farmers from suffering the sluggish economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Anti-government protests at Triamudom Suksa School on July 24, 2020.

Bangkok High School Joins Anti-Prayut Rallies; More to Follow

BANGKOK — The latest student-led protests against what they perceived as undemocratic government took place at a high school in Bangkok on Friday.

Charges on Hit-and-Run ‘Boss Red Bull’ Dropped: Report

BANGKOK — A media report on Thursday night said the prosecutor decided not to indict a member of an ultra-rich family accused of killing a policeman and fleeing the scene in 2012.

Si Quey, Exonerated of Cannibalism, is Laid to Rest (Photos)

NONTHABURI — After more than 60 years in a glass cabinet, a cadaver of a man executed for allegedly cannibalizing small children was cremated in a funeral Thursday, a gesture of redemption for many Buddhists.

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