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Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling
In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, and released by the Royal Thai Police, a factory processing electronic waste is visited by police in Lat Krabang, outside Bangkok, Thailand.
Ex-Rayong cop busted for drug dealing
Ex-cop Vichai Kradkrayang and his accomplices sit at a news conference under the watchful eyes of Pol. Maj. Gen.
Family distressed by daughter's suicide after rescue from prostitution in Malaysia
The mother of a 26-year-old Khon Kaen woman, who had reportedly committed suicide by hanging due to stress over the prospect of being detained for another three months for an investigation after she was rescued from a prostitution ring in Malaysia, has expressed disbelief that her daughter would commit suicide when she was so close to returning home. The 45-year-old mother whose name is being withheld to protect the victim's identity spoke to officials from the Social Development and Human Security Ministry who visited her at home in Muang Khon Kaen to see if the family qualified for any aid.
How to visit beautiful Thailand ethically including wild elephant...
Spotting wild elephants roaming in their natural habitat is just one of the amazing highlights of a trip around this country "Look down there," said our guide. "Through the trees."
Return Of Rohingya
Larry Jagan writes that Myanmar is under growing pressure as the government "tries desperately to arrange for the return of nearly a million Muslim refugees" from Bangladesh. However, there's not much evidence that Myanmar's government is "desperately" trying to arrange the return of the refugees, almost all of whom are Rohingya .
Police: Gangsters did not chase tourists off Pattaya beach
Baldeep Singh Gultali, 41, accompanied by an Indian friend, files a complaint with Pattaya police, accusing a group of Thai men of assaulting him on Pattaya beach in Chon Buri. CHON BURI: Police say reports that gangsters claiming "ownership" of Pattaya beach chased away some tourists and assaulted an Indian national for sitting on the beach are not true.
Column: Peace Talks In South Thailand At Cross Roads Again
By Abu Hafez Al-Hakim Abu Hafez Al-Hakim the spokesperson of MARA-Patani, an umbrella organisation of several Patani Islamic liberation movements in the Muslim Malay-majority southern Thailand shares some insights on how changes in the Malaysian leadership has put the peace dialogue at crossroads. YALA -- As far as the peace dialogue process in restive South Thailand is concerned, any political changes at the helm both in Malaysia and Thailand will have an impact on the process one way or another.
Nonthaburi restaurant owner found dead in Chao Phraya after disturbing calls
The body of a senior citizen was found floating on the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district on Thursday morning. Panya said Manop sent a LINE message to his children to say goodbye three days ago, saying he was leaving and the children would find out why three days later.
Senior Thai monks arrested for embezzlement and robbery
Some 200 police commandos made coordinated raids on Buddhist temples around Thailand and arrested senior monks for alleged embezzlement, including members of the Sangha Supreme Council, and well-known political monk Buddha Isara for alleged robbery during the Bangkok Shutdown protests. The elite forces from the Crime Suppression Division had search and arrest warrants for the 6am raids at Wat Sam Phraya, Wat Sa Ket and Wat Samphanthawong in Bangkok, Wat Onoi in Nakhon Pathom and Wat Kudeethong in Sing Buri.
17 migrant workers arrested in Samut Prakan
Seventeen migrant workers at an ice factory in Samut Prakan have been arrested for using fake migrant identification cards and work permits. The arrests were made at Chai Kittiwat Ice Factory at 5.30pm Wednesday after 65 workers from the factory went to the Samut Prakan Labour Welfare and Protection Office earlier in the day to file a complaint against the factory.
Kiwi's sudden death on dream Thai holiday stuns friends
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Thai pro-democracy protesters arrested as fatigue on junta rule grows
Police officers stand guard during a protest to demand that the military government hold a general election by November, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 22, 2018. Source: Reuters THAI police detained at least eight leaders and several other activists of an anti-junta protest on Tuesday who had tried to mark the fourth anniversary of a coup by marching to Government House, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power.
5 Thais 1 Vietnamese arrested for wildlife smuggling
The officials found 14 African turtles, 10 dogs, 6 rabbits, plus 75 green and 4 grey iguanas inside a van. The vehicle was found parked inside Hai Sok Temple near a port where the smuggled items were being shipped to Laos over the Mekhong River.
Thailand's Maya Bay made famous by film 'The Beach' to close for four months
Bangkok: Thailand's Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach", will close to visitors for four months from June to allow its coral reefs to recover from rising temperatures and the environmental impact of thousands of visitors each day. The bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea, was the main location of the 2000 film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which revealed to viewers the stunning beauty of Thailand's turquoise seas and white-powder beaches, spurring many to visit.
Mobile coffee vendor arrested for stealing patron's mobile phone
Police on Tuesday arrested a mobile coffee vendor shortly after he was caught on camera snatching a patron's mobile phone in Nakhon Nayok's Muang district. Boonpoj Mohsri, 36, a well-known sidecar coffee vendor, was arrested at 2pm by police from the Muang Nakhon Nayok police station, less than an hour after his victim filed a complaint with police.
Couple charged with illegal money-lending, rape and detention
A couple has been arrested on suspicion of operating a loan-shark operation in Chon Buri after allegedly detaining, assaulting and raping a female customer in a bid to collect a debt, police announced on Tuesday. Watcharee Sawaengpol, 32, and her husband Manu Phew-on, 44, face charges of illegal money lending, robbery, assault, illegal detention, and rape.
House Members Call For End To Thailand's Ban On U.S. Pork
HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR END TO THAILAND'S BAN ON U.S. PORK May 22, 2018 Source: National Pork Producers Council news release Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Virachai Plasai, ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, calling for the removal of restrictions on imports of U.S. farm products, including U.S. pork. The bipartisan letter - signed by 44 members and sponsored by Representatives David Young, R-IA, and Ron Kind, D-WI - calls for the suspension of U.S. trade benefits enjoyed by Thailand if it does not respond with reciprocal access.
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