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Thursday, December 8, 2022

50,000 Defamation Suits May Be Dropped Wednesday

BANGKOK — The lead author of the revised Computer Crime Act and a public prosecutor said Tuesday that the law can no longer be used as a tool for defamation lawsuits, and all those filed under it must be dismissed.

Overruling Police, Military Indicts Activist’s Mother for Insulting Monarchy

BANGKOK — Military court prosecutors Friday indicted a 39-year-old woman on a charge of royal defamation charge, despite a recent recommendation by police the case be dropped.

Police Say Interpol Has Issued Notice for Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up the hunt for the fugitive playboy wanted in allegedly killing of a traffic policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident in Bangkok.
The National Legislative Assembly meets this past December in Bangkok. Photo: Prachachat

Lawmakers Warn of Abuse of Power if Wiretapping Law Passes

BANGKOK — The president of the anti-corruption commission on Thursday tried to play down concerns over the possibility it could soon be allowed to wiretap and intrude on internet privacy by saying 80 other countries had done the same.

Bangkok Bombing Trial: Defendants Protest Chinese Interpreters

BANGKOK — As the trial began Tuesday against two Uighur men accused of bombing a Bangkok shrine in the worst single terror attack in modern Thai history, the court-approved interpreter did not know the word “shrine.”

Consumers Sue AIS, DTAC, True For Rounding Up Minutes

BANGKOK — The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers.

Political Prisoners Among 476 Inmates to Be Freed Saturday

BANGKOK — An elderly man jailed for bathroom graffiti and Redshirt guards from 2010 are among 476 convicts expected to be freed Saturday, according to information reportedly released by corrections officials.

Dhammakaya Asks Court to Cancel Search Warrant as Tensions Mount

PATHUM THANI — As police gathered around the Dhammakaya Temple headquarters in Pathum Thani on Tuesday to execute a search warrant, the temple filed a motion for judicial relief.

Where’s Yingluck? Reactions to Today’s Verdict Vanishing Act

BANGKOK — Friday morning’s much-anticipated verdict in the politically fraught trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was, according to the pundits, supposed to go one of three ways: exoneration, conviction with jail time or conviction with jail time suspended.
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Chicken-Raising Soldier Abuse Needs Independent Probe: Activist

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Anti-corruption activist Srisuwan Janya will petition the anti-corruption commission Tuesday to investigate the alleged mistreatment of two military conscripts, reportedly ordered to raise chickens for an officer’s personal benefit.

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