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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Thai Teacher’s Tale of Injustice Ignites Public Sympathies

BANGKOK — A teacher imprisoned for a year and a half for killing a motorcyclist on the road has gone public with a story of injustice and police incompetence that a court will soon hear.

Chonburi Wreck: Van Driver Was Sober but Sleepy

CHONBURI — High speed and fatigue were blamed Wednesday for the fatal crash in Chonburi which killed 25 people.

1 Arrested in New Year’s Morning Pub Slaying

BANGKOK— Police on Monday arrested one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Bangkok pub shooting that left one dead and six injured in the first hours of the year.

Courageous Cop Trades Uniform for Dress to Bust Muggers

NONTHABURI — Police in northern metro Bangkok had a problem. A gang was mugging women in the area, and they just couldn’t catch them.

Police Weigh Australian Tourist’s Tuk-Tuk Rape Allegation

BANGKOK — Police had yet to rule Monday whether a 23-year-old Australian tourist was sexually assaulted by a tuk-tuk driver as she alleged earlier this month.

Pickpocket Gang Targeting Foreigners Busted

Three suspected members of a pickpocket gang which targeted foreigners were arrested Thursday night in the Lat Phrao district.
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Passenger Beats Guard Senseless at Tollbooth

A tollway guard was beaten unconscious after getting into an argument with a group trying to go through without an Easy Pass.

TV Host Loses Job, Charged With Assault in #GraabMyCar Road Rage Incident

BANGKOK — Police have charged an actor and talk show host with assault for punching a motorcyclist and dragging him to prostrate to his “dream car,” footage of which went viral over the weekend and cost him his job Monday.
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He Ate Children: The Serial Killer Who Still Terrorizes Thailand Today

Late on a Monday afternoon decades back, 8-year-old Somboon Boonyakan went to buy some vegetables for his family to cook dinner from a local Chinese gardener. He never returned.

Phuket Mob Demands Arrest of Man For Alleged Royal Defamation

PHUKET — Roads were closed for hours Friday night after an angry mob gathered in front of a soy milk store in Phuket city demanding the shop owner’s son be arrested for allegedly insulting the royal family.

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