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Lawyer hits ex-deputy PM with false report charge

  A LAWYER representing the husband of a woman who had an affair with a former deputy prime minister today (Jan 12) filed a false report charge against him at Bangyikhan police station for having allegedly falsely claimed that he lost over 20 million baht in dowry during their relationship, Naewna newspaper said. Mr. Sittra

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Kanokwan might be deposed, banned from politics in land grab case

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY EDUCATION Minister Kanokwan Wilawan who is currently suspended from performing her ministerial duties might possibly be deprived of her cabinet seat and banned from politics due to a national park encroachment case filed against her. The National Anti-Corruption Commission today (Dec.9) petitioned the Supreme Court to consider deposing Kanokwan

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Chuan sued for defaming Thaksin 3 days before statute of limitations expires

THE Public Prosecutor yesterday (Oct. 25) filed a lawsuit against Parliament President and incumbent Speaker of House of Representatives Mr. Chuan Leekpai on a charge of defaming former prime minister Thaksin Shinawater on Oct. 28, 2012 just three days before the statute of limitations was to expire,  TV Channel 7 said today. Chuan had on

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Health

Thai woman is the country’s 4th monkeypox case, 2 others exposed

THE PUBLIC Health Ministry confirmed today (August 5) that a 22-year-old Thai woman who frequently visited entertainment venues popular with foreigners in Bangkok has caught monkeypox, thus becoming the country’s fourth case of this infectious viral disease, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department, said there are two Thai men

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Third monkeypox case emerges in Phuket

  A THIRD monkeypox case has cropped up in the country with this being a German man who came to Phuket on July 18 and soon afterwards started having symptoms and later tested positive, Matichon newspaper said today (Aug. 3). Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, said it has

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Update: Construction tycoon gets 3 years and 2 month in jail in black panther case

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PREMCHAI KARNASUTA, ex-president of Italian-Thai Development Plc., was today (Dec 8) sentenced to three years and two months in prison on charges of conspiring to slay a black panther and jointly possessing the game’s carcasses in a western forest reserve nearly four years ago. The Office Of Attorney General had

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Joe Ferrari, other suspects deny key charge of intentionally torturing suspect to death

   AT THE court hearing of the high-profile police torture case today (Nov. 19)  the main suspect, Pol. Col. Thitisan Uttanaphon, aka Superintendent Joe Ferrari, and six others all denied the key charge of intentionally torturing a drug suspect to death with two plastic bags, Sanook.com said. The four charges the seven suspects face at

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Court orders MP to stop working in forest encroachment case

THE Supreme Court today (March 25) ordered Palang Pracharath Party MP Parina Kraikupt to stop performing her duties after accepting a case filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) alleging that her chicken farm had encroached on a reserved forest in Ratchaburi province, Siam Rath newspaper said. NACC said in its petition that the police

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Thanathorn off the hook as court revokes vaccine video clip order

THE Criminal Court today (Feb. 8) revoked a previous order suspending a video clip Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had released on social media questioning the government’s coronavirus vaccine policy as sought by the the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, Thai Rath newspaper said. The earlier court order had instructed Thananthorn to suspend the video,

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