Two foreigners arrested in alleged extortion sting

Two foreigners arrested in alleged extortion sting

CHIANG MAI: Police arrested an Australian and a Dutch national in Mae Rim district in Chiang Mai yesterday afternoon, for allegedly trying to extort an Australian restaurant owner out of 1.7 million baht. The chopper-riding suspects say they are innocent. The alleged victim, aged in his 50s, told police that the duo threatened t

- Friday, March 17, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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Immigration sealed for fugitive monk

Immigration sealed for fugitive monk

THAILAND: Immigration police have been ordered to prevent Phra Dhammachayo, the former abbot of Dhammakaya Temple, from fleeing to neighboring countries, Immigration Police Bureau commissioner Lt General Nuttathorn Proesunthon said yesterday. “The 'modern' system and technology of the bureau, which is linked to all exit points,

- Monday, March 13, 2017 | 10:55 AM

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Swiss expat admits abusing more than 80 boys in Thailand

Swiss expat admits abusing more than 80 boys in Thailand

THAILAND: Swiss authorities yesterday confirmed that a man suspected of sexually abusing more than 80 boys in Thailand will be going on trial to face numerous allegations including molestation. It was reported that some of his victims were as young as nine years old. “The unnamed man has admitted to taking thousands of pornogra

- Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 02:15 PM

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Six killed in bus accident tied to school budget issues

Six killed in bus accident tied to school budget issues

PRACHIN BURI: Budget constraints may have contributed to the deaths of four teachers and two students who were killed yesterday when a double-decker bus on a school trip plunged into a ravine in Prachin Buri’s Na Di district. The accident took place on Highway 304 on the route from Nakhon Ratchasima to Na Di. The two-lane road,

- Friday, March 10, 2017 | 03:10 PM

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