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Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

Thailand’s deputy junta leader has accused three police officers of helping sneak ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of the country last month, a vanishing act that stunned the kingdom. Yingluck, whose government was toppled by the military in 2014, has not been seen since August 25, when she failed to turn up for a court […]

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck misses verdict, arrest warrant issued

Thai ex-PM Yingluck misses verdict, arrest warrant issued

Bangkok – Thai ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a verdict in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant fearing she is a flight risk, a judge said. “Her lawyer said she is sick and asked to delay the ruling… the court does […]

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S. Korean arrested for duping Thais into sex trade

S. Korean arrested for duping Thais into sex trade

Bangkok – A South Korean man accused of duping over 20 Thai women into forced prostitution in his home country has been arrested in Bangkok, an officer said Saturday. Kim Hyoung Joon, 39, is believed to be part of a transnational gang funnelling Thai women into the sex trade in South Korea, and his arrest […]

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India’s booming massage parlors drive demand for Thai sex slaves

India’s booming massage parlors drive demand for Thai sex slaves

Mumbai –  The booming spa and massage parlor business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said on Wednesday. At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on […]

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Floods in Thailand’s northeast kill 23

Floods in Thailand’s northeast kill 23

Bangkok – Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods in years to Thailand’s rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Flash floods have disrupted air travel, inundated rail tracks and swallowed farmland across the rice-farming region of Isaan, affecting more than one million Thais. Twenty-three people […]

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Convictions in major Thai human trafficking trial

Convictions in major Thai human trafficking trial

A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences on Wednesday in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general, and the grim but lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants. Thailand’s junta launched a crackdown in May 2015 on a network funnelling desperate migrants through southern […]

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Polis Thailand-Malaysia buru lelaki warga Pakistan

Polis Thailand-Malaysia buru lelaki warga Pakistan

Bangkok – Polis Thailand dan Malaysia sedang memburu seorang lelaki Pakistan yang didakwa membunuh isterinya di Bangkok pada Rabu. Mahkamah Bangkok telah meluluskan waran tangkap untuk Mien Wakas Ahmad , 27, yang dipercayai telah melarikan diri ke Malaysia. Jelas pihak polis, Ahmad meninggalkan rumah yang disewa bersama isterinya di Nongchok di sekitar pukul 3 petang […]

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Eight killed in Thailand in rare mass shooting

Eight killed in Thailand in rare mass shooting

Bangkok – Gunmen shot dead eight people, including at least one child, in a house in Thailand after holding them hostage, police said on Tuesday, a rare incident in a country where although guns are common, such mass shootings are rare. The eight were killed in the southern province of Krabi, which is a popular […]

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Thai officials sue news outlet for ‘Death Island’ tag

Thai officials sue news outlet for ‘Death Island’ tag

Bangkok – Thai officials have filed criminal charges against a news website for branding the popular beach destination of Koh Tao “Death Island” in reports about a string of murky tourist fatalities. Koh Tao’s reputation as a tropical paradise was first sullied in 2014 when two British backpackers were brutally murdered on one of its […]

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Thailand siasat dakwaan syarikat Malaysia dalangi kegiatan haram

Thailand siasat dakwaan syarikat Malaysia dalangi kegiatan haram

Bangkok – Thailand telah menubuhkan jawatankuasa pelbagai agensi untuk memperhebatkan siasatan yang dijalankan sekarang ke atas sebuah syarikat Malaysia yang didakwa terlibat dalam aktiviti haram secara besar-besaran termasuk pengubahan wang haram di negara itu. Syarikat tersebut yang mempunyai kepentingan perniagaan di Thailand mula dipantau di Malaysia baru-baru ini kerana didakwa mendalangi skim piramid yang kompleks […]

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