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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.

Activists Welcome End to Military Trials – Wish it Applied to Them

BANGKOK — Kittithat Sumalnop became a prominent pro-democracy and won the nickname “Champ 1984” for the time he was famously arrested one month after the coup for eating a sandwich and reading Orwell.

Laotian Drug Lord Sentenced to Life in Prison

BANGKOK — A Laotian man dubbed the “biggest drug lord” in Thailand’s northeast was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Inquiry Over Faulty Parachutes That Killed 2 Cops Going Nowhere: Lawyer

BANGKOK — Families of police cadets Nattawut Tirasuwansuk and Chayakorn Puttachaiyong watched in horror as the pair plunged to their deaths during a parachute training exercise that went horribly wrong two years ago.
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

Redshirt Leader Arisman Jailed 1 Year for Defaming Former PM Abhisit

BANGKOK — A Redshirt leader and former folk singer was sentenced Friday to one year in jail without suspension by the Supreme Court for defaming the former prime minister.

No Place in Democracy For Lese Majeste, UN Expert Says

GENEVA — In a rare statement on use of lese majeste in Thailand, a United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression called on the authorities to stop using the law as a political tool.
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For Beating British Family Senseless, 4 Men Sentenced to 2 Years

Four men convicted of beating three British tourists senseless during Thai New Year celebrations have been sentenced to two years in jail each.

These Are Top Trials to Look Out For in 2017

BANGKOK — Whenever high-profile crime and calamity strikes, public attention is captivated for a while, criminal investigations are launched, and then the whole thing fades away. Sometimes the public does not find out how the cases ended.
Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). Photo: AP

Court Fines Philip Morris $39.7 Million for Tax Evasion

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million).

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