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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.
Wantanee “Mae Manee” or “Dear” Tippaveth’s mother, Thawalrat Tippaveth moments before she faints while being arrested on Nov. 7, 2019.

Police Arrest Mae Manee’s Mom As Scam Balloons to Billions in Damages

UDON THANI — Police on Thursday arrested the mother of an alleged ponzi scheme ringleader accused of scamming at least 40,000 people out of almost 1.4 billion baht in damages.

Late Royal Astrologer’s Aide Sentenced for Lese Majeste

BANGKOK — A military tribunal convicted an assistant to the Crown Prince’s late court astrologer of insulting the monarchy and sentenced him Monday to three and a half years in jail.

Accusations Woman Harbors Ghost Escalate Into Forced Exorcism and Libel Complaint

BURIRAM — For spreading rumors a woman was possessed by a ghost, two residents in the northeast accused of libel Monday.

Prachachuen Shop Fire Kills Owner’s Daughter



BANGKOK — A fire gutted a tailor’s shop on Soi Prachachuen 5 early this morning, killing one resident.
Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen poses with his wife and child. Photo: Courtesy of his family

Bones at Nat’l Park Belong to Missing Karen Activist: DSI

BANGKOK — The Department of Special Investigation said Tuesday that bone fragments of a Karen community rights activist missing since 2014 have been found. At a...
An updated photo of Gen. Preecha Chan-ocha and Phongphan Chan-ocha.

Lawyer Accuses Prayuth’s Brother, Sister-in-Law of 112 for Sitting on Throne-like Chairs

BANGKOK — A lawyer has accused junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s brother and sister-in-law of committing lese majeste by imitating royalty in photos spread...

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