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Over 500 youngsters slapped with politically related charges so far

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MORE THAN 500 PRO-DEMOCRACY adolescents have been arrested on politically related charges since the Free Youth movement started in 2020, a human rights report says. According to the Centre for Thai Lawyers for Human Rights’s report released today (Sept. 20) to ironically mark the National Youth Day, a total of 563

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Champion charged after wakeskating on flooded road

BANGKOK-BORN World Wakeskate 2022 Champion Daniel Grant was summoned and charged with endangering vehicles and people for wakeskating on flooded Phaholyothin road, Sanook.com said this afternoon (Sept. 13). Grant, 24, posted a video clip of himself wakeskating on floodwater in front of Bangkok University in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani on Facebook Accompanying caption

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Wealthy protester’s wife files rape charges against former deputy party leader

THE wife of Mr. Thanat Thanakitamnuay, or Hiso Luknut, a wealthy protester, last evening filed rape charges against a former deputy leader of a political party, Sanook.com and TV Channel 7 said today (Apr. 15). Mrs. Hathairat Thanakitamnuay, or Anna,  who is Ruam Thai United Party’s councillor candidate in the Bangkok gubernatorial election, was accompanied

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Watana sentenced to 99 years jail in payoff scandal

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN Security minister Watana Muangsook was today (Mar.4) sentenced to 99 years in prison on kickback-taking charges involving government housing projects run over a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s judges handling criminal lawsuits against politicians finally ruled Watana guilty of manipulating demands for payoffs in relation to

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Prayut summons anti-graft agency head over charges against his brother

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION Secretary General Niwatchai Kasemmongkol was yesterday (Oct. 8) summoned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for talks in the wake of wealth concealment allegations filed against the premier’s own brother. Prayut sent for the NACC chief at Government House following the wealth concealment charges earlier filed at the

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