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Pol Capt sacked for allegedly supplying drugs

A police captain at Sutthisan station in Bangkok was arrested on Monday night and later sacked for allegedly procuring illegal drugs for sale via mailed parcels.

PM wants swift end to land use disputes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed agencies to speed up the distribution of more than one million rai of land to landless people and solve conflicts with those evicted from forest land.

World Cup gambling crackdown continues nationwide

Police continued their nationwide crackdown on football gambling on Monday night as the Fifa World Cup 2018 group phase matches continued in Russia.

Rescuers battle high waves in search for Indonesia ferry survivors

PEMATANG SIANTAR, Indonesia: Indonesian rescue workers fought heavy rains and two-metre waves on Tuesday in a search for survivors after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North…

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Aussie arrested for offering sex tour service


A 49-year-old Australian man was arrested in Muak Lek district of Saraburi province at about 3am on Tuesday by a special police team tasked with tracking down transnational criminal suspects, an informed source said.

Philippines' Duterte: No 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties

MANILA: Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive "justice", rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of…


Killer put to death

A 26-year-old convicted killer was executed by lethal injection on Monday, the seventh person to be put to death since the method was introduced and the first since 2009, Corrections Department chief Pol Col Naras Savestanan said.


All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt


SAINT PETERSBURG - World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16.


SET down 1.47% as spat intensifies

Thai shares plunged 1.47% Monday, following the global stock market sell-off, on concerns over the escalating trade spat between the US and China, the persistent capital outflows triggered by the Federal Reserve's hawkish stance and the…

Amlo, banks team up in anti-gambling effort

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) is working with banks to closely monitor suspicious transactions in a move to impound assets of all people involved in online football gambling during the World Cup.


Apisak backs rate leeway

The Bank of Thailand's rate-setting panel does not need to follow in the footsteps of the US Federal Reserve by raising its policy rate, while the exodus of foreign investors is not worrisome, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.


Defections may cripple Pheu Thai


The Pheu Thai Party has been thrown off balance as it faces the prospect of nearly half of its former MPs in the Northeast, its key stronghold, defecting to a pro-regime party.

Graftbusters name 270 in welfare furore

The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has forwarded a list of 270 officials allegedly involved in a welfare fund embezzlement scandal to the Department of Social Development and Welfare to consider disciplinary action.

PTT taking on Glow for B100bn


SET-listed national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc has finally concluded a massive acquisition deal, agreeing to take over listed Glow Energy Plc (GLOW) for more than 100 billion baht.


Kane 2, Tunisia 1 as England win opener

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.


Lukaku double as Belgium defeat Panama

SOCHI, Russia: A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.


UK, France urged to press Prayut on rights, polls

Britain and France should highlight deteriorating human rights in Thailand when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visits, and they should make clear there will be no "business as usual" until he holds a fair election, a rights group said on…


3,000 people arrested for gambling on World Cup

Police have arrested about 3,000 football gamblers and bookies nationwide in the four days since the World Cup started, with financial institutions and phone service operators helping shut down online gambling, according to law enforcement…

Philippines strikes down order expelling Australian nun

MANILA: The Philippine justice department on Monday struck down an order for the deportation of an Australian nun after she joined a political rally, sparking celebrations among her supporters.


Japan picks up pieces after earthquake shakes Osaka

TOKYO: At least three people were killed, including a nine-year-old girl, and more than 300 injured when a strong quake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour.

Monday, Jun 18

Grand Palace touts nabbed

Almost 90 people have been rounded up in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints by foreign visitors of being pressured to purchase services they do not require.

New options for getting ahead

Low-income earners seeking to enhance their skills and earnings potential now have a new resource.

Sunday, Jun 17

Doi Suthep activists vow protest

An activist network in Chiang Mai called on judicial members to move out of the controversial housing estate at the foot of Doi Suthep within 10 days if they want to avoid a big protest.

Khon Kaen school chief shunted after lunch complaints

KHON KAEN: A chorus of complaints about the quality of lunches served at Anuban Khon Kaen school have led to the temporary removal of the school director to facilitate an investigation into the allegations of substandard meals for students.

Culture caravan brings Thai heritage to light

The month-long journey of the Thai cultural caravan across Europe has come to its final stop. Its mission, aptly named "Thailand at the forefront", is part of the country's efforts to promote its culture abroad through performances such as…

'Cruel' dog owner escapes charges despite complaints

The 62-year-old lady and owner of over 30 dogs, Sangwaree Gunjairungroj, who an animal rights group has accused of torturing her pets, will not be charged with animal cruelty, according to officials.

Saturday, Jun 16

Beijing fires back in trade war with US

BEIJING: China fired back on Saturday in a spiralling trade dispute with US President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34-billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

Political activities ban to stay

A ban on political activities is likely to be removed after all the election-related laws take effect, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Friday.

U-tapao hub bidding terms due in October

The government expects to announce bidding terms for an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub worth 11 billion baht in October and to name the winning bidder and sign the contract in the first quarter of next year.

Ronaldo stars as Portugal and Spain serve up World Cup classic

SOCHI, Russia: Spain and Portugal set the World Cup alight with a thrilling 3-3 draw in their Group B opener on Friday, delivering an instant classic that featured three goals of the highest quality and a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano…

Friday, Jun 15

Court seizes B21m more from former Pheu Thai MP

The Supreme Court has confiscated another 21-million-baht of assets from former Pheu Thai MP for Chiang Mai Kasem Nimmonrat, 54, and his wife for amassing unusual wealth, on top of the 168 million baht previously seized.

Woman, father shot dead in hospital

NAKHON PATHOM: An angry man pulled a gun from a bag and shot his father-in-law and wife dead, and then put the pistol to his own temple and pulled the trigger in a waiting room at Nakhon Pathom Hospital on Friday afternoon.

All three mobile operators opt out of August auction

The Aug 4 auction of the 1800-megahertz spectrum will technically be cancelled now that all three largest operators announced they would opt out.

Thursday, Jun 14

Five-nation meeting plays to diverse strengths

'Growing together" is the government's key goal under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Coope­ration Strategy (Acmecs) framework, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Primaries pose poll conundrum

The government is considering legal channels to address a possible impasse likely to be caused by the primary vote system, a new element introduced in the organic law on political parties.

Deputy commissioner part of multi-billion-baht Ponzi scheme

The ex-Loei police chief who allegedly tricked almost 200 subordinates out of 229 million baht is part of a nationwide pyramid scheme handling 5 billion baht a month, says a deputy regional police chief.

Football team nicknames: From Coffee to Cocaine and Free Sex

Hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.