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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Environmental Activist Accuses Police Aiding Premchai

BANGKOK — Police and environment officials Tuesday denied an environment activist’s accusations they were protecting a powerful construction mogul accused of killing a black panther.

Tak Poacher Busted Prepping Dismembered Monkey Meal

TAK — When police entered Nikorn Manpakdee’s house Friday morning, they found him busy in the kitchen. What was cooking in his kitchen? A severed macaque head, 2 kilograms of skinned macaque meat, and the animal’s legs and arms.

Premchai Puts Off Police Summons

BANGKOK — A powerful construction mogul accused of poaching in a national park declined to meet police as ordered Thursday.

Near-Extinct Swamp Cats Seized From Bangkok Home

BANGKOK — Two rare wild cats were seized Wednesday from a Bangkok residence.

Premchai Chewed Panther’s Leg Then Tossed It: Investigators

KANCHANABURI — Wildlife officials were testing bones and other remains of a black panther Friday for evidence it was shot and killed by a powerful CEO’s hunting party.

US Restaurateur Admits Using 4 Thais for Cheap Labor

PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon man originally from Thailand has admitted bringing four Thai nationals into the United States to provide cheap labor at his restaurants.
Football Association of Thailand President Somyot Poompanmuang gives a wai after a press conference in November in Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Former Top Cop Grilled Over Brothel Owner’s Loan

BANGKOK — Thailand's former national police chief, who currently heads the Thai Football Association, met with investigators Thursday to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner accused of human trafficking.

Ex-Official Wanted For Helping Premchai Linked to Italian-Thai

BANGKOK — A former parks official with financial links to the firm whose CEO was arrested on poaching charges had yet to turn himself in to police as of Monday.

Forest Ranger: Poacher Premchai Offered Bribe

BANGKOK — A ranger and his coworkers have told police that the powerful construction magnate they arrested on suspicion of poaching a rare black panther tried to bribe them, a police official said.

Rangers: Premchai Ate the Leopard in a Soup

BANGKOK — The investigation into a construction mogul has turned up an extensive arsenal of firearms at his home and evidence he shot and ate a soup made of the big black cat he is accused of killing in a wildlife sanctuary.



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