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'Sense of panic' among police as customers of child-prostitution ring identified
So many Mae Hong Son bureaucrats were connected to a child-prostitution ring that if all everyone was arrested, the province's bureaucratic work would be disrupted, a source inside the Mae Hong Son Police has said. Meanwhile, Pol Lt-General Poonsap Prasertsak, commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 5, yesterday said the latest progress in the investigation into child prostitution in Mae Hong Son would result in arrest warrants being issued for seven or eight suspects, including police officers, teachers and panderers.
Rice farmer killed by lightning in Phichit
A farmer was killed by a bolt of lightning when he went out to check his water pump in Phichit on Friday night. The wife of Supoj Chanyo, 38, found his body on a walking path at their rice field in Moo 6 village in Tambon Thapmun in Phichit's Taphan Hin district the following morning.
Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook
Chiranut Trairat, mother of an 11-month-old baby girl, stands next to her daughter's portrait before her funeral in Phuket, Thailand, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Her distraught husband hanged their daughter on social media website Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said.
Briton found dead in Chon Buri
A British man who has been teaching English in Chon Buri was found dead in a house he was renting on Saturday morning. His interpreter and her husband, who live in the same house with Bryan Patrick Ranger, 51, found the body and alerted police at 9.30am.
District chiefs unite over sex-trafficking case
In a bid to crack down on the sex trafficking of teenage girls in Mae Hong Son, the federation of deputy district chiefs of Thailand will call on the National Anti-Corruption Commission to launch a probe against senior administrative and police officers allegedly involved in a recent high-profile case. The federation's chairman Boonyarit Nipawanit said on Friday he will soon lodge a petition with the graft-busters, calling for a probe into all the state authorities that may be embroiled in the sex scandal, as well as investigators who tried to conceal witnesses' testimonies.
Inmate shot dead attempting to escape from Chatuchak prison
An inmate was shot dead while trying to climb over a fence and escape from the Central Correctional Institution For Drug Addicts in Bangkok's Chatuchak district on Friday. Following the 3pm report of an inmate's extra-judicial killing, Prachacheun police officers found the body of Mae Hong Son native Pichit Chokpakchitporn, 32, at the prison fence.
Five rangers killed in ambush in Thailand's restive deep south
Insurgents in restive Muslim-majority southern Thailand killed five rangers in an ambush on Thursday, police and the military said, a day before the 13th anniversary of a bloody 2004 attack that led to an escalation in the violence. BANGKOK: Insurgents in restive Muslim-majority southern Thailand killed five rangers in an ambush on Thursday, police and the military said, a day before the 13th anniversary of a bloody 2004 attack that led to an escalation in the violence.
Head to Thailand's capital for $571 round trip from LAX on United and ANA
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Round-trip fares for late summer-fall travel begin at $571.
Thai baby's murder on Facebook Live puts online controls under scrutiny
A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down.
Stunt goes wrong as 'immortal' psychic stabs himself in the heart
To prove his immortality, a psychic medium in Thailand died after he stabbed himself in the heart during an incompetently done act. Theprit Palee was performing a traditional dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, to honour the spirits of ancestors, when the sword he was using broke and pressed against his chest, killing him.
Brazilian rape victim to continue her Thai holiday
A 23-year-old tourist from Brazil attacked and raped by a taxi driver in Suphan Buri on Tuesday, has decided to continue her holiday in Thailand, says permanent secretary for Tourism and Sports, Pongpanu Svetarundra. He said the Brazilian tourist who was allegedly assaulted and raped by Khamkhuncharoen Khonchaturas, 44, of Nakhon Ratchasima's Sikhiu district, was just coping.
The New Competition Law in Thailand Approved
On 18 April 2017, the Thai National Legislative Assembly submitted the draft Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 , which it had approved on 24 March 2017 , to the Secretariat to the Cabinet. The Prime Minister of Thailand will now present the New Act to the King for royal assent, following which the New Act will be published in the Government Gazette of the Kingdom of Thailand, and become effective 90 days following the date of publication.
Brit tourist dies in TRAGIC - drunken accident' on last day of Thailand holiday
Scott Townsend, 37, from the Isle of Man, was witnessed "drunkenly" going for a swim on the paradise island of Phuket in Thailand last Friday night. Rescuers and police were called at 10am and spent 20 minutes frantically searching for him before pulling his body from the sea some ten to 15 metres from the shore.
British builder injured after an accident inThailand
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Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor's Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Prosecutors in Bangkok say Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya has again asked for a meeting with them to be postponed, so further delaying attempts to lay charges against him in connection with a fatal hit and run accident more than four years ago.
Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
Prosecutors in Bangkok say Red Bull heir Vor... . Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor's Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
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