Crime

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

August 24, 2020

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Thailand’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has given an assurance that protection for any witness connected with the Red Bull case is available from his… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

August 20, 2020

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31-year old daughter Ms Dido, her mother and the owner of the rustic house where the couple from Laos stayed, have been interviewed by local… Read More ›

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

August 20, 2020

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Police are seeking further information from Bhumibol Hospital in the Sai Mai area of Bangkok on the boy’s injuries after detaining his mother and her… Read More ›

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

August 19, 2020

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Woman who worked in the seafood industry was murdered on August 7th last by a 27-year-old local hitman from Buriram province who carried out the… Read More ›

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

August 17, 2020

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Confusion developed over the weekend when some media reported that both Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo had been pardoned. This drew a clarification from a… Read More ›

Hard-up air conditioning repairman arrested for murder of wife and mother in Nakhon Ratchasima

Hard-up air conditioning repairman arrested for murder of wife and mother in Nakhon Ratchasima

August 16, 2020

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Police arrested the man within 48 hours of the grim discovery on Tuesday afternoon when a teacher returned a 6-year-old girl from school to the… Read More ›

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

August 14, 2020

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Police panel report has identified severe failings in the police handling of the case. This eventually led, through omission, delay or confusion, to the evidence… Read More ›

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

August 13, 2020

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The woman was the mother of a 6-year-old daughter who was at school while the little girl’s parent lost her life in her bedroom. Police… Read More ›

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

August 11, 2020

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60-year-old Peter Murray has lived in Phuket for 4 years and was the subject of an alarm raised by his family last Friday when he… Read More ›

Boss Vorayuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and extra lines of enquiry

Boss Vorayuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and extra lines of enquiry

August 10, 2020

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A range of investigations into the handling of the case has now been established with agreements and disagreements over a myriad of issues. However, the… Read More ›

American and Thai wife arrested for operating an illegal visa business in Bangkok using fake official stamps

American and Thai wife arrested for operating an illegal visa business in Bangkok using fake official stamps

August 5, 2020

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Press were briefed on Tuesday at 4.30 pm by Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang who revealed that a cannabis factory for the production and distribution of… Read More ›

Boss to be charged again with reckless driving causing the death of a policeman after review of the case

Boss to be charged again with reckless driving causing the death of a policeman after review of the case

August 4, 2020

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The decision follows the dramatic intervention by the PM on Monday to seize the body of 40-year-old, Jaruchart Maadthong, one of two key witnesses who… Read More ›

Boss Vorayuth case key witness dies riding his motorbike early on Thursday morning in Chiang Mai

Boss Vorayuth case key witness dies riding his motorbike early on Thursday morning in Chiang Mai

July 31, 2020

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The Chairman of a parliamentary committee that was due to hear evidence from the dead man and the other key witness, reported to be ex-military… Read More ›

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

July 30, 2020

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has addressed and rejected outright any speculation linking his brother, Admiral Sitthawat Wongsuwan, with the decision by a prosecutor at… Read More ›

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

July 27, 2020

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Evidence that policeman caused his own death. New expert witness says Red Bull’s Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya was driving within the speed limit on the 3rd… Read More ›

Two Immigration Bureau officers in Nonthaburi suspended after video appears to show bribe request

Two Immigration Bureau officers in Nonthaburi suspended after video appears to show bribe request

July 26, 2020

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Details were given by Colonel Kissana Phathanacharoe of the Royal Thai Police who confirmed that a full probe is now underway into the incident. The… Read More ›

Anger at news that Red Bull heir is free to return to Thailand after charge is dropped by Bangkok prosecutor

Anger at news that Red Bull heir is free to return to Thailand after charge is dropped by Bangkok prosecutor

July 25, 2020

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A spokesman for the Royal Thai Police on Friday said police are powerless to interfere in the decision by the prosecutor in the case to… Read More ›

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

July 24, 2020

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Si Quey was 32 when he went before a firing squad and is reported to have admitted to killing seven children including the murder of… Read More ›

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

July 13, 2020

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The tough stance is expected to follow if an amnesty for short-term visa holders is not extended beyond July 31st as indicated. The move coincides… Read More ›