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Interpol alert out for Vorayuth

Interpol recently issued an international alert, known as a Blue Notice, to its 190 member countries for Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya, wanted over a hit-and-run case that killed a police officer in 2012, said a police spokesman.

Cops urged to up efforts over missing official

Si Sa Ket: National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda has been asked to speed up an investigation into the disappearance of a senior education official in Si Sa Ket after two new findings: suspicious activity on the woman's Facebook account…

Facebook lands Watana in contempt

The Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Watana Muangsook, a key Pheu Thai Party figure and former commerce minister, to one month in prison, suspended for one year, and fined him 500 baht for contempt of court after broadcasting via…

Big Ben silenced for four years

LONDON - After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

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Ministry molestation investigation put off

The release of an inquiry into a high-profile sexual harassment case at the Public Health Ministry has been postponed until later this week as a civic group has demanded a deeper probe, the ministry said Monday.

Comfort level versus political correctness


The past few months showed Thailand's pragmatism. Its diplomacy is based on a comfort level rather than on perceived political correctness. With its location and added strategic assets, major countries have now begun to court Thailand at…

No strangers to the politics of loathing

Are we here in Thailand paying attention?

Troop checkpoints to ward off Yingluck fans


The army began setting up checkpoints on all key roads leading to Bangkok Monday to screen people heading to the capital as fears grow the Supreme Court could turn into a staging ground for political rallies on Friday at the conclusion of…

Commuters lose out again


It has not been a great week for the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA). The agency responsible for everything about Bangkok buses took two steps -- backwards. Eight new routes with gaudy vehicles and incomprehensible route signs were…


Court to rule Tuesday on Koh Tao murder appeal

Koh Samui Court is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to accept the appeal request against the death sentence handed down to the two Myanmar nationals convicted of murdering two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014.


Croatia's only beach bar for dogs


Croatia's only beach bar catering for dogs staged a race in the Adriatic on Sunday for owners and their four-legged friends. — Reuters

Confederate statues come down in Austin


The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. — Reuters

A day in photos

The coins for the late King and the world's largest bike parking garage are featured events on Aug 21, 2017.

Spain death toll to 15 as suspect linked to carjacking

BARCELONA - The fugitive who mowed down tourists in Barcelona then stole a car and stabbed its owner to death as he made his getaway, Spanish authorities said Monday as they raised the death toll in the country's two vehicle attacks to 15.


US ship collision stirs territorial dispute

KUALA LUMPUR - Monday's collision between a US Navy guided-missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of the Strait of Malacca has unwittingly rekindled an old territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore.


Arrest warrants approved for insurgent car robbers

SONGKHLA - The Na Thawi Provincial Court has issued arrest warrants for five suspects in the Aug 16 car robberies and hostage taking.

Chiang Mai forum organiser reports to police, denies charges

An organiser of an international conference on Thai studies in Chiang Mai and four other attendants reported to police on Monday and denied charges on defying a junta order.


Southeast Asia stocks end lower

Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Monday as persisting concerns over Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda and joint US-South Korean computer-simulated military drills stoked caution.

4-5% GDP growth expected in a few years

The government's economic development projects will enable the economy to grow at full capacity of 4-5% annually in a few years, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said on Monday.


PM kicks off two-day mobile cabinet meeting

NAKHON RATCHASIMA - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived in Nakhon Ratchasima on Monday morning for a two-day mobile cabinet meeting.

Sunday, Aug 20

Defence to appeal Koh Tao verdicts

The defence in a case where two Myanmar nationals were convicted of the brutal murders of two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014, will file their final appeal with the Supreme Court Monday.

Ex-minister warns against Bestlin bids

Allowing Bestlin Group to join a fresh round of bidding for 489 city buses would be an affront to the government's anti-graft campaign, warns former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij.

Air force plans to put armed marshals on planes

Amid concerns about terrorist attacks which have recently wreaked havoc in many parts of the world, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has rolled out a training session to produce air marshals to be deployed with weapons on commercial…

Father: Militant son was indoctrinated

The father of a militant suspect shot dead by authorities during Wednesday's vehicle robberies in the deep South believes his son was indoctrinated and misled into committing the crime in which a hostage was also killed.

Saturday, Aug 19

Singaporeans test automated immigration at Suvarnabhumi

Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday opened eight automated immigration lanes for foreigners, but only Singaporeans will be allowed to use the system initially.

Floods persist in 9 provinces, deaths reach 36

Floods that have claimed a total of 36 lives and affected more than 600,000 households since early July have receded in 38 provinces but nine remain inundated, a senior official said on Saturday.

Rail contracts ready for Prayut's China trip

Representatives on both sides of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project have agreed on two contracts worth 5.2 billion baht in design and supervision fees for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima rail project, Transport Minister Arkhom…

State auditor takes aim at city bus bid

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority's (BMTA) decision to allow Bestlin Group to join a fresh round of bidding for 489 city buses threatens good governance standards in the public sector, the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) cautioned…

Friday, Aug 18

Victim of Kaeng Khoi murder goes home

Patcharee Punthong's long search for her daughter, who was murdered three years ago and the body found only this month, has finally come to an end.

Yingluck supporters decry junta's obstructive tactics

Frustrated members of the Pheu Thai Party and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship have denounced the government over its tactics to discourage them from showing support for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on judgement…

Importers of 259 luxury cars evaded B4.3bn in taxes

Importers of 259 supercars have been found to have evaded customs tariffs, costing the state 4.31 billion baht in lost revenue, according to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

Changing course

A dam on the Chao Phraya is seen as a reason prompting a restaurant to look for freshwater fish away from Thailand. — Jetjaras Na Ranong

Thursday, Aug 17

New face of terror emerges in South

A group of new generation members of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent movement stole seven vehicles in Pattani and Songkhla to use in bomb attacks in what authorities described as an "unexpected" new attack tactic in the far…

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

HONG KONG - Three prominent young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were sentenced Thursday to six to eight months in prison, a severe setback for the technically semi-autonomous Chinese city in its struggle for greater political…

Fugitive's trail exposes Red Bull co-owners' offshore deals

The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London home where the clan's fugitive son was last seen.

Indian Ocean storms to whip up floods

The northeastern region is expected to see another round of flooding next month as two more weakened storms are forecast to swipe the country.