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Thailand Facebook User Gets 25 Year Jail Sentence

. BANGKOK – A Thai Facebook user who went by the user name of “Yai Daengduad” was sentenced by a Thai military court to 50 years in jail for lese majeste, however his sentence was cut in half because he confessed. Thiansutham, whose surname was withheld a 58-year-old engineer and entrepreneur, was found guilty on five […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Police Officer in Chiang Rai Arrested for Drug Trafficking

  CHIANG RAI –  Police General Somyos Phumphanmuang, the commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, reported to a press conference that border patrol police sergeant and eight other civilians were arrested separately in several places after they were responsible for trafficking in 1.2 million methamphetamine pills from across the border to Thailand. The police officer […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand Prime Minister Lifts Martial Law, But Imposes Absolute Power under Article 44

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-installed Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights groups, lawyers, political parties and scholars who say the measure, Article […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Airlines Facing Bans on International Flights

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s transport Minister Prajin Juntong on Monday scrambled to address “significant safety concerns” by the U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that has the kingdom’s airlines facing bans on international flights. The ICAO negative review quickly led Japan and South Korea to block charter and new flights from Thailand. There is concern other […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Australian Ellis Moate Falls to his Death in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok have reported that Australian Businessman Ellis Moate died in a fall from the rooftop of a 26-floor residential building on Silom 7 Road in Silom sub-district of Bang Rak district about 7pm on Sunday. Pol Lt Preecha Polsa from Thungmahamek Police Station said upon his arrival with crime scene officers, […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Drunken Australian Jacob Saveisberg Arrested in Phuket for Stealing Two Prawns

PHUKET – Thai authorities have fined Australian 27-year-old Jacob Saveisberg who drunkenly stuffed two raw prawns into his pocket at a seafood restaurant on the picturesque island of Phuket. A restaurant employee and police officers pursued Mr Saveisberg through the streets of Patong after he stole the prawns early Saturday morning, Phuketwan reported. He was arrested […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Anti-Alcohol Groups Seek Ban of Alcohol Sales During Songkran Festival

 . BANGKOK – Youth Network Against New Drinkers, and several anti-alcohol groups yesterday asked the Excise Department to ban alcohol sales during the upcoming Songkran festival to prevent and reduce fatal road accidents. Last year 248 people were killed and 2643 injured in five days during Thailand’s Songkran festival 2014. Teerapat Kahawong, coordinator of the […]

March 29th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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