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Mushroom-Picking Couple’s Prison Term Reduced to 5 Years

KALASIN — A middle-aged couple appealing harsh punishment for picking mushrooms from a protected forest had their sentences reduced by 10 years by the Supreme Court on Tuesday

8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

Khaosod English #Yingluck Verdict Live Blog

The big day is here, and Khaosod English is at the Supreme Court for the verdict in former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's malfeasance trial....

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Koh Tao Murders

KOH SAMUI — The Appeals Court on Wednesday announced its decision to uphold the death sentences for two migrant workers convicted of a brutal...

Prosecutor Backtracks on Bringing Red Bull Heir to Court

BANGKOK — Four years after billionaire Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya killed a police officer with his Ferrari, and a month after he failed to turn himself in again, the case is again receding from view without so much as an arrest warrant issued.

Pattaya Sex Show Touts Arrested For Harassment, False Advertising

PATTAYA — Soldiers and local officials arrested 16 people Monday night holding laminated cards promising salacious entertainment at Pattaya’s infamous sex shows.

Claiming Insanity, Fatal Crash Suspect Jenphop Wants Trial Shelved

AYUTTHAYA — A businessman charged with killing two graduate students with his Mercedes-Benz in March could not make his first court appearance Monday due to a mental breakdown, his lawyer told the court.

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.

Massage Parlor King Wanted for Pimping Minors

BANGKOK — A court warrant was approved today for the arrest of the vice tycoon behind a brothel where 15 underage girls and trafficked sex workers were rescued in a recent raid.

Court Finds Yingluck Guilty, Hands Down 5-Year Sentence

BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was convicted in absentia of malfeasance and sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for corruption that...

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