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British eatery owner held on drugs count
The British, Matthew Kevin O'Neill, owner of a Thai restaurant in Bali has been nabbed in Bangkok on suspicion of being a drug courier after he was detained and found to have nearly 500 grammes of cocaine in his possession, police said Monday.
Prachatai sues ICT Ministry
For six years, Prachatai has been pursuing a case against the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for blocking access to its website during the 2010 political violence; the witness hearings have only just ended.
Koh Chang hotel collapse kills one
TRAT - A Thai tourist was killed and five others, including a three-year-old boy, were rescued after a building at Siam Beach Resort in Koh Chang collapsed on Saturday morning.
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Tiger skins, seized at Tiger Temple
Wildlife authorities on Thursday confiscated two tiger skins and hundreds of tiger-skin talismans found on a pickup truck trying to sneak out of the Tiger Temple in Sai Yok district of Kanchanaburi.
Red shirt singer gets 7.5 years in prison
The Criminal Court has sentenced a well-known anti-establishment red-shirt country singer to seven years and six months in prison for lèse majesté, making him promise to grow trees to honour the Thai monarchy after his release.
Kindergarten uses military uniforms
For four years, children in a kindergarten in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen have been ordered to wear military uniforms once a week. A teacher claims that the uniforms help disciplining the students.
Elderly teacher gets 3 months jail
He was accused of such offences for giving flowers to support Pansak Srithep, a pro-democracy activist and the father of a boy killed by the military during the 2010 political violence, while the activist was leading a three-day march.
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Thais want to limit military’s power
A recent survey has shown that the majority of Thai people want the size and tasks of Thai military to be curtailed, and it should not have any other tasks, apart from protecting national sovereignty.
Military court detains two junta critics
They are are charged to mock the junta leader and accused of lese majeste for sending messages deemed defamatory to the Thai Monarchy in their 'private' Facebook chat.
Thai Facebookers deactivate their accounts
Thai academics and activists have announced that they will deactivate their Facebook accounts as a protest against Facebook Thailand for its compromise with the junta on censorship. Other activists are also looking for a new social media.
FB blocks Thailand from page satirizing monarchy
In the first apparent acknowledgement it is cooperating with Thai authorities in censoring content, Facebook has blocked its users in Thailand from accessing a page, GuKult, satirizing Thailand’s Royal Family, citing local laws.
Military court detains supporter of junta critics
The Military Court has detained a supporter of the eight abducted junta critics, who is accused by the junta legal team of lѐse majesté.
Burin allegedly wrote lese majeste messages on his private Facebook chats with others, said the authorities.
The big issue: 301 hypocrites
Thailand got on the United States list of the "dirty dozen" worst pirates in the explored galaxy for the ninth consecutive year. By doing that, it stayed off the list of worst hypocrites.
4 arrested for savage Hua Hin attack
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - Four men have been arrested for a savage attack on an elderly British family holidaying in Hua Hin over the Songkran holiday after a video of the incident went viral on the internet.
16 arrested for showing solidarity
Thai police have detained 16 activists for standing still to show solidarity with 10 persons abducted earlier by the military. One of the 16 was later taken away by the military after the arrest.
10 people abducted by junta
The Thai military has abducted 10 people in Bangkok and the northeastern province of Khon Kaen in the junta’s latest crackdown on political dissidents.
Another soldier dies from beating
Not even a month after news of an army draftee beaten to death by other soldiers caused public outrage, a doctor has concluded that another soldier, Krittikon Suthiraphan, in northeastern Thailand has been beaten to death in a military camp.
Police confiscate flyers on draft charter
Police officers confiscated flyers campaigning against the junta-sponsored draft constitution from an academic and attempted to take her to a police station.
Democrat party condemns Draft Referendum Act
A Democrat deputy leader, Ongart Klampaiboon, said that the Act’s Article 10, will silence the voices opposing the draft since the drafters and government agencies will only support the draft.
Leader of sea nomad community summoned
Order 3/2015, which gives almost absolute power to soldiers with the rank of sub-lieutenant upwards to maintain national security, to order Ngum to report to the 41th Military Circle at 1 pm on Friday.
Thai Foreign Ministry lectures EU
The MFA told the EU Ambassador about crucial role of the military and the political reform roadmap of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) because the EU might not understand the whole situation, Don told media.
Thai politician may face 2 years in prison
He is among the first group of politicians and political dissidents to be detained at the junta’s brand new attitude adjustment camp.
20,000 busted for drink-driving
Police arrested 22,146 people and impounded 1,492 vehicles at road-safety checkpoints across the country on Thursday as part of the government’s anti-drinking campaign during the Songkran festival.
Junta’s critic to be taken for reeducation again
The Thai junta contacted Watana Muangsook, a Pheu Thai politician known for his criticisms against the regime, informing him that he will be taken into a military camp once again for reeducation.
Topless Farrang Fined 100 Baht
for violating the junta’s ban on indecent dress while splashing water during the first day of Songkran in Chiang Mai.