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Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

Bangkok – Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country’s junta leader with a long nose yesterday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a general election promised this year. The junta has promised and postponed elections several times since it came to power following a coup in 2014, with the latest […]

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60 anggota polis Thailand disiasat terima ‘ang pow’

60 anggota polis Thailand disiasat terima ‘ang pow’

Bangkok – Polis Thailand telah memulakan siasatan ke atas 60 anggota polis dari empat balai polis di Bangkok kerana menerima ‘ang pow’ daripada seorang lelaki yang didakwa sebagai pemilik premis perjudian. Komander Divisyen 7 Polis Metropolitan, Mej Jen Boonyarit Rodma mengarahkan siasatan dijalankan selepas satu klip video menunjukkan anggota polis berkenaan menunggu dan berbaris panjang […]

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Global cyberfraud gang’s ‘co-founder’ arrested in Thailand

Global cyberfraud gang’s ‘co-founder’ arrested in Thailand

Bangkok – A Russian man accused of co-running a global cybercrime network shuttered in a US-led crackdown this week has been arrested in Bangkok and will face extradition, Thai police said Friday. Sergey Medvedev, 31, is accused of co-founding the “Infraud Organization,” an online network that stole and sold credit card and other personal identity […]

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Thai PM says law applies to tycoon accused of poaching

Thai PM says law applies to tycoon accused of poaching

Bangkok – A Thai tycoon charged with poaching a leopard in a national park will not escape justice despite his wealth, the country’s junta leader vowed Thursday, as public outcry rages over impunity for the kingdom’s rich and powerful. Construction magnate Premchai Karnasuta was arrested along with three others on Sunday night by rangers who […]

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35 Thai activists report to police after junta protest

35 Thai activists report to police after junta protest

Bangkok – A group of Thai activists reported to police today to acknowledge charges brought against them, including charges of illegal assembly, after they staged a demonstration in Bangkok last month to protest a delay to a general election. Thirty-five out of 39 activists from the Democracy Restoration Group (DRG) reported to police as dozens […]

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Thai construction tycoon accused of poaching leopard

Thai construction tycoon accused of poaching leopard

Bangkok – A Thai construction tycoon has been arrested for poaching in a protected wildlife sanctuary, police said Tuesday, as photos of hunting equipment and animal carcasses including a black leopard circulated on social media. Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport and the capital’s elevated Skytrain, […]

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3 rakyat Malaysia ditahan di Thailand

3 rakyat Malaysia ditahan di Thailand

Songkla – Polis Thailand menahan tiga rakyat Malaysia termasuk seorang wanita mengandung di bandar pelancongan Hatyai kerana dipercayai terlibat dengan sindiket penipuan pusat panggilan. Ketua Polis Imigresen Songkla Mej Jen Jeksada Yaisoon berkata, ketiga-tiga rakyat Malaysia itu dan seorang penduduk tempatan ditahan ketika mengeluarkan wang di mesin pengeluaran wang (ATM) di Hatyai 4 petang semalam […]

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5 lelaki Thailand dicekup kutip derma

5 lelaki Thailand dicekup kutip derma

Batu Pahat – Lima lelaki warganegara Thailand ditahan kerana dipercayai terlibat dalam sindiket mengutip derma di sekitar daerah ini, malam tadi. Serbuan oleh pasukan penguatkuasa Jabatan Agama Islam Johor (JAIJ) Batu Pahat dan polis itu berjaya menangkap kelima-lima mereka yang berusia antara 25 hingga 30 tahun. Kesemua mereka ditahan di sebuah bilik hotel bersama-sama empat […]

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Warrants issued for Thai woman, French man over alleged murder

Warrants issued for Thai woman, French man over alleged murder

Bangkok – The Phichit Court on Wednesday approved arrest warrants for a Thai woman and her French boyfriend sought in connection with the alleged murder of the woman’s Italian ex-husband in Bung Narang district. The two are believed to be still in Thailand, and are probably lying low, provincial police chief Pol Maj-General Thawatchai Muannara […]

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3 civilians killed in southern Thailand market bomb

3 civilians killed in southern Thailand market bomb

A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded 19 others this morning at a market in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, a policeman said, the first such attack in the Muslim-majority region for months. A rebellion against Thai rule in the culturally distinct Thai “Deep South” bordering Malaysia has left nearly 7,000 dead — the majority civilians […]

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