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A former Thai police chief will face charges for allegedly helping a Red Bull scion avoid justice

Feb. 28, 2024 00:13 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand announced Tuesday they will indict a former national police chief on charges of impeding legal action against an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused of killing a Bangkok police officer in a 2012 hit-and-run. Several...

Patty Tavatanakit takes a 3-stroke lead after three rounds of her home LPGA event in Thailand

Feb. 24, 2024 08:44 AM EST

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Local favorite Patty Tavatanakit shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament. Tavatanakit had a three-round total of 16-under 200 on the Siam Country Club Old Course at Chonburi southeast...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin, just freed from detention, may still face a royal defamation charge

Feb. 19, 2024 03:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors said Monday that further investigation is needed to decide whether to bring former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to trial for defaming the monarchy, just a day after he was freed from a prison sentence on other charges he was serving in a hospital. ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin is free on parole, but can he restore his old political luster?

Feb. 18, 2024 23:32 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Southeast Asian nation’s most controversial politician for more than two decades, was released on parole early Sunday from a Bangkok hospital where he spent six months serving time for corruption-related offenses. ...

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra freed on parole after 6 months of detention in a hospital

Feb. 17, 2024 18:18 PM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra freed on parole after 6 months of detention in a hospital.

High air pollution levels in Thai capital spark order for city employees to work from home

Feb. 15, 2024 08:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — City employees in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were ordered Thursday to work from home for two days, and those in the private sector were encouraged to do so as well, as air pollution soared to unhealthy levels. Air pollution has been a problem for many years in...

Two Thai journalists arrested for covering anti-monarchist vandalism of temple wall freed on bail

Feb. 13, 2024 09:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Thai journalists arrested for reporting on the vandalism of Bangkok temple wall with graffiti criticizing a pro-monarchy law were released on bail Tuesday, a lawyer’s group said. The arrests, carried out separately on Monday, nearly a year after the incident,...

Jailed former Thai PM Thaksin gets parole, capping a reconciliation with military that ousted him

Feb. 13, 2024 03:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who last year returned from more than a decade of self-imposed exile to serve a prison sentence for misdeeds committed while in office, has been granted parole and could be released this weekend, the country’s justice...

Thai prosecutors say former Prime Minister Thaksin is being investigated for royal defamation

Feb. 06, 2024 07:02 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — State prosecutors in Thailand said Tuesday they have revived an investigation into whether former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra almost nine years ago violated the law against defaming the monarch, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Thaksin had been...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed after Wall Street slips to its worst loss in 4 months

Feb. 01, 2024 01:30 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street fell to its worst loss since September as the Federal Reserve indicated cuts to interest rates are not imminent. U.S. futures and oil prices rose. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced, but ceded much...