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  • 3 Thai man arrested for kidnapping Indonesian man for ransom

    Police arrested three Thai men for kidnapping an Indonesian man, detaining him in a residence in the southern province of Phatthalung, and demanding a ransom of 2.3 million baht from the victim’s family. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia sought assistance from officers of Mueang Phatthalung Police Station after receiving a report about the kidnapping of a 29 year…

  • Justice minister vows action after hunger strike activist’s death

    Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong announced plans yesterday to visit political activist Tantawan Tuatulanon, who has been on a hunger strike since late January. This decision follows the tragic death of fellow activist Netiporn Sanesangkhom who succumbed to cardiac arrest at Thammasat University Hospital yesterday. Minister Tawee expressed his condolences over Netiporn’s death, emphasising the government’s commitment to transparency. “A thorough…

  • Thai woman assaults girlfriend, throws cat from Pattaya condo

    A Thai woman is taking legal action against her girlfriend, who physically assaulted her and killed her cat by throwing it from the 21st floor of a condominium in Pattaya yesterday. The story of Tara and her cat was shared via her friend’s Facebook account yesterday, May 14. The friend shared images of Tara cradling her motionless cat, Minjoo, as…

  • From Down Under to Bangkok Hilton: An Aussie woman’s harrowing tale

    An Australian woman who spent seven gruelling years in a Thai prison for heroin trafficking revealed the appalling conditions she endured in the so-called Bangkok Hilton. Holly Deane-Johns, then 29, was caught trying to mail a parcel of heroin to her family in Perth. Facing the death penalty, she was instead sentenced to 31 years in the infamous Lardyao Women’s…

  • Bangkok scam: Youth nabbed for fake amulet auction

    Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police apprehended a 23 year old Thai man for his alleged involvement in a fraudulent online auction of a famous amulet. The man, Thanabodee, was detained in the Sai Noi district of Nontha Buri province yesterday, May 13, following an arrest warrant issued by the Thon Buri Criminal Court. The arrest warrant, dated May 2 convicts Thanabodee on…

  • Ex-minister dodges jail over Pattaya luxury condo scandal

    The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases acquitted former Culture Minister and ex-mayor of Pattaya City Itthipol Khunpluem in a luxury condo scandal case. The high-profile case, involving allegations of abuse of power, reached its statute of limitations, allowing Itthipol to escape legal repercussions. Itthipol, who attended the court session in Rayong province yesterday, left without addressing the media…

  • Shady ex-monk accused of leaking naked images in major scandal

    An ex-monk from Uthai Thani is embroiled in a major scandal, facing serious allegations of physical violence and coercing his ex-girlfriend into a compromising video call. This incident resulted in the unauthorised distribution of her naked images within his temple community. The victim, Manita, sought assistance from a government advisor and the founder of the Sai Mai Must Survive Facebook…

  • Mind the gap: Criticism mounts as authorities fail to rein in cult

    The National Office of Buddhism and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (M-Society) are facing criticism for not taking action against a mind connection cult led by an eight year old Thai boy and his parents. The Thai couple and their son, known as the Nice Mind Connection, are facing criticism for establishing a religious cult centred on…

  • Nakhon Ratchasima hotel workers nabbed for underage trafficking

    Two employees of a certain curtain hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima have been arrested for allegedly operating as pimps and trafficking underage girls for sexual services. The suspects, 46 year old Jansunun and 47 year old Tongta were apprehended in a sting operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) of the Royal Thai Police. The police operation, led by Police Major…

  • Chinese woman’s 14-year sister act scam nets 2 million baht pension

    An astonishing case of identity fraud came to light when a Chinese woman in the city of Wuhan, China, impersonated her dead sister for 14 years, including through her retirement to claim a pension of 2 million baht. The deception came to an end when the authorities uncovered the ruse and sentenced her to imprisonment. The woman surnamed Zan, managed…

  • Amphetamine possession review by health minister sparks debate

    The maximum number of amphetamine pills one can possess without facing criminal prosecution is under review, as revealed by Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsutin. A meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 16, aims to reassess this limit, currently set at five pills. The existing regulation, enacted under previous Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew on February 9, designates individuals found with five…

  • 2 Thai women swindle life savings from old man in Isaan

    An 85 year old Thai man is pleading for help after two Thai women allegedly stole life savings worth 150,000 baht from his home in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum. The 85 year old basketwork vendor, Phaen, told Channel 8 that the theft occurred at around 10.30am on Friday, May 10. He told the news channel that he had not…

  • Drug-addicted monk arrested after petrol theft and car crash chaos

    A drug-addicted Thai monk joined the illustrious list of monastic figures behaving disgracefully in Thailand when he was arrested yesterday for avoiding a 1,300 petrol station bill and crashing his car into a police motorcycle and a baht bus in the Isaan province of Maha Sarakham. A petrol station manager in Kantara Wichai district reported the petrol theft to Mueang…

  • 86 year old Thai man stabs friend to death for lack of respect

    An 86 year old Thai man yesterday stabbed a 49 year old friend to death for a lack of respect after drinking alcohol together in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. Nong Han Police Station officers were alerted to the death of the 49 year old man, Anan Kongchang, at around 12.30pm yesterday, May 13. The incident occurred at a…

  • Alcohol fuelled Phuket man arrested for axe attack on wife

    A Chiang Mai native was arrested yesterday in Srisoonthorn, Phuket, following a violent domestic incident. During a heated argument fuelled by alcohol, 56 year old Insorn Bousai reportedly attacked his 52 year old wife, Boonjun Buasai, with an axe, causing severe injury to her foot. Thalang police, led by Police Lieutenant Thitiwat Asasingh, were informed of the distressing event at…

  • Trans cashier nabbed for 40 million baht grand heist

    The Thai authorities apprehended a former massage parlour cashier at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in connection to grand theft, with the heist totalling over 40 million baht. The 22 year old transgender woman was wanted for the alleged theft of valuables from a wealthy Phetcha Buri businesswoman’s home. On the evening of May 4, a daring heist took place in the…

  • Volunteer fatally shoots colleague at Thai rescue foundation

    A brutal act of violence has taken place within the ranks of a rescue foundation, as one volunteer fatally shot another using a revolver. The 32 year old gunman, Karnkan, confessed to the crime after police charged him with intentional murder and illegal possession of a firearm. The tragic incident occurred yesterday evening at the Po Tek Tung Foundation‘s disaster…

  • Ear today, gone tomorrow: Thai man bites off ear over marital affair

    A Thai man in Chon Buri province bit off part of another man’s ear after discovering he was having an affair with his wife until she became pregnant. Mueang Chon Buri Police Station officers and local rescuers were alerted to a physical altercation between two groups of Thai men at Hua Hin-Bang Sai Market in the Chon Buri province on…

  • Fare play: Taxi driver caught cashing in for party with entertainers

    Police today arrested a Thai taxi driver in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok for stealing more than 10,000 baht in cash from a passenger to spend on a party with some female entertainers. The 57 year old female passenger victim, Waleeporn, filed a theft complaint at Bang Kaew Police Station on May 10 after the taxi driver, later identified as…

  • Samyan church calls for artists after graffiti incident

    A historic church in the Samyan area, with a legacy spanning over 145 years, became the target of an unauthorised graffiti incident, sparking significant online debate. The act, deemed inappropriate by online users, led to a call for volunteers to contribute to the church’s upkeep in a more official capacity. The incident, which took place earlier today involved the Second…

  • Ex-legislator summoned over violent temple invasion in Phichit

    A high-profile individual has been summoned by the police for allegedly hiring assailants who stormed a temple in the Phichit province, Thailand. The incident left several people, including monks and temple workers, injured. The summons followed the end of the individual’s parliamentary term, which previously granted immunity from prosecution. Despite being given two chances to appear, the absence of the…

  • Thai model Pim Kranok legal fight against leaked video

    A high-profile case has emerged in the entertainment industry as a well-known Thai model and Internet idol, Pim Kranok, courageously steps forward to take legal action against the individual responsible for leaking a private video of her that has been circulating on social media. Suffering personal distress from the incident, Pim reveals her determination to use advanced forensic tools to trace…

  • Clinic owner unmasked as actor’s pickpocket in Ratchayothin

    A beauty clinic owner with a high-profile image has been identified as the pickpocket who recently targeted a young actor from Mflow Entertainment. The incident, which involved the theft of an iPhone 13 Pro Max, occurred last night in a nightlife venue in the Ratchayothin area. This revelation was made public when surveillance footage of the theft was shared on…

  • Scam raid exposes deputy mayor’s family fraudulent call centre

    A coordinated crackdown on a call centre scam network in Nakhon Si Thammarat has led to a shocking revelation involving a deputy mayor’s family. The operation spanned seven locations, leading to the discovery of the deputy mayor’s involvement and her daughter’s role as a nominee. Early morning raids tore through the district of Nakhon Si Thammarat, targeting the sprawling network…

  • Thai female employer suspected of killing Thai woman in Taiwan

    The lifeless body of a Thai woman was found on Dawulun Mountain in Keelung City, Taiwan. Police and the victim’s family suspect her Thai employer of murdering the woman. ETtoday and United Daily News reported the death of the 32 year old Thai woman, Sutthida Saensaeng, yesterday, May 12. Sutthida’s body was found in the forest of Dawulun Mountain with…

  • Investigation links foreign elites in Thailand to money laundering

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) is currently investigating foreign nationals residing in Thailand under elite visas, suspected of engaging in shady business transactions and money laundering. This investigation was initiated following the disclosure of 52 year old Chinese suspect, Chen, who utilised a Thailand Privilege Card visa to reside in the country and launder substantial sums of money for call…

  • Thai man arrested for distributing crystal meth at 7-Eleven stores

    Police arrested a Thai man yesterday for distributing crystal meth at various 7-Eleven convenience stores along King Kaew Road in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. A witness filed a complaint with Bang Kaew Police Station after he suspected a middle-aged Thai man, aged about 180 centimetres tall, was a drug dealer. Police later identified the suspect as 39 year old…

  • Photos of dead person used as weapon in two-decade land dispute

    A family in Chanthaburi province is seeking help after their neighbours resorted to hanging photos of a dead family member as a threat due to an ongoing land dispute that spans two decades. A Thai woman took to Facebook to share news about a land conflict between her family and neighbours to seek advice from netizens. The woman reported a…

  • Two caught for luxury home burglaries in Songkhla to pay off debts

    Two professional thieves were apprehended after burglarising three luxury homes in a single night, stealing valuable amulets and a Rolex watch. The duo had previously been involved with others in an armed robbery and admitted to the recent burglaries as a means to pay off debts from bail money borrowed from a friend. The arrests were made by a team…

  • Elderly woman’s buffalo herd mysteriously vanishes in Buriram

    A 72 year old woman in Buriram province reported the mysterious disappearance of her entire herd of 10 buffaloes, prompting a local rescue unit’s extensive search that unfortunately turned out fruitless. The owner, deeply worried about the financial implications of the loss, appealed to the public for help. Buriram Highway Police Rescue Unit yesterday was alerted by the elderly woman…