Police hunting a thief following a fatal bag snatching in Pattani

Police in Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani are looking for a thief on a motorcycle, who snatched the shoulder bag of a woman riding pillion on another motorcycle, causing her to fall onto the road, fracturing her skull and killing her. Video footage from CCTV on the road, in Muang district of Pattani, shows […]

Thaksin gets 5 years for illegal shareholding and excise cut for mobile operators

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty, by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Posts, for illegally owning shares in phone companies with Government concessions and for conflict of interest by changing concession fees and excise taxes to benefit his family-owned […]

Key witness in Red Bull heir case dies in road accident in Chiang Mai

A key defence witness, whose testimony was instrumental in the decisions by the police and public prosecutors to review and not litigate the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case, died in a road accident early Thursday morning in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai. The victim has been identified as Mr. Charuchart Madthong, 40, a resident […]

Appeals Court upholds one-year prison term for Premchai on bribery charge

Thailand’s Appeals Court today upheld the one-year prison sentence imposed, by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases, on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for attempted bribery. Mr. Premchai, president of Italian-Thai Development Corp, was later released by the court on 500,000 baht bail. The tycoon was convicted of trying to bribe park rangers at […]

Justice Minister questions NACC’s graft charges filed against his wife

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin is questioning the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) over its recent decision to summon his wife, Mrs. Anongwan, to acknowledge corruption charges related to the Fai Maew weir project, worth 770-million baht, implemented about 12 years ago.   The Minister told the media that he thought that the case had concluded a […]