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Meet Bribespot Thailand: A Non-Profit Group Helping Users to Map Corruption

  BANGKOK – Have you ever bribed a police officer? Have you ever been requested to pay a bribe in order to get something done? Or have you ever encountered a bribing incident happening to others around you? Well, if you live in Thailand, I’d assume you were lying if you answered no. According to […]

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Khlong Charoen Wai Village Under Siege From a Gang of Monkeys

  BANGKOK – In a Thai village, homes are raided, property is pinched and locals are attacked by dastardly gangs operating beyond the law — but the perpetrators are not men, but monkeys. “They creep into my house when they see me sleeping, they go into the kitchen and take cooking oil, sugar and even […]

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Lee Aldhouse Pleads Guilty to Murdering a Former US Marine Dashawn Longfellow

  PHUKET – British kickboxer Lee Aldhouse has pleaded guilty to murdering a former US Marine during a bar fight in Thailand, his lawyer said, reversing his previous plea on Wednesday Prosecutors allege Lee Aldhouse stabbed to death 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow — who was in Phuket after sustaining a combat injury in Afghanistan — in […]

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Lindsay Sandiford Loses Final Appeal Against Death Sentence in Bali

  BALI– Lindsay Sandiford, a British grandmother sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia, now faces a firing squad after her final appeal was rejected by the country’s highest court. Lindsay Sandiford’s only hope now is for clemency from the country’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has pardoned four drug dealers on death row […]

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King’s Cup Elephant Polo 2013 Tournament Kicks off in Hua Hin

  HUA HIN – The twelfth edition of the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has started in Thailand, beginning 28 August, in the royal seaside resort town of Hua Hin. The King’s Cup Elephant Polo 2013 saw a grand opening ceremony with a spectacle of local celebrities, elephant polo players, a colourful parade and about […]

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Meth Drug Producers Lure Children in Thailand with Sweet-Coated Yaba Pills

  CHIANG RAI – Children in Thailand are at risk as makers of stimulants like methamphetamine aka yaba entice young with candy flavours and Facebook sales. The pills come in a pretty rainbow of colours – purple, pink, orange and green – and boast flavours such as chocolate and strawberry to mask the bitter concoction […]

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Prosecutors Defer Case Against Red Bull Heir for 5th Time

  BANGKOK – Public prosecutors have postponed announcing their decision in the case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya for the fifth time. Vorayuth, now 28, was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed Pol Snr Sgt-Major Wichian Klanprasert in Bangkok last September. Reuchai Krairerk, a senior expert public prosecutor for criminal litigation, yesterday […]

August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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