• Fri, 25 May 2018 12:51:52
    DSI poised to take over Loei forest encroachment case
    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is prepared to look into alleged encroachment on 6,000 rai (960 hectares) of forest in Loei, a case to which siblings of embattled construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta are linked.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00:00
    Premchai’s sisters surrender over alleged Loei land encroachment
    THREE SISTERS of construction tycoon Premchai Karnasutra, who is facing legal action over alleged poaching, turned themselves in to police yesterday to face charges of forest encroachment.
    national
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00:00
    Tycoon, wife and close aide deny African-ivory charges
    PREMCHAI KARNASUTA, the embattled CEO of the Italian-Thai Development company, accompanied by his wife Kanitha and her close aide Wandee Sompoom, reported to a judge at Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court yesterday morning to deny a charge of illegal possession of African ivory tusks.
    national
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    No impact on ITD operations from poaching case, Premchai tells shareholders
    EMBATTLED construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta yesterday told shareholders of Italian-Thai Development (ITD) that the much-publicised killing of a black leopard – whose remains were found at his campsite in a wildlife sanctuary in February – would not affect the company’s business and it would continue to bid for more construction projects.
    national
  • Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Myanmar shrugs off Rohingya crisis with ‘rumble in Rakhine’ 
    A boxing-fan tycoon, a venerated monk and the army lured some of Myanmar’s top fighters to Rakhine state this week in an attempt to show normality is returning after a military crackdown drove 700,000 Rohingya into exile.
    opinion
  • Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:00:00
    Premchai's wife charged with filing false information on tusks
    The Wildlife Conservation Office on Wednesday filed a complaint with police against the wife of embattled construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for allegedly giving and documenting false information in relation to their registration of two pairs of tusks seized from their house.
    national
  • Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Police gather evidence for civil lawsuit against tycoon
    PUBLIC PROSECUTORS have suggested that police collect evidence to file a civil suit against a high-profile construction tycoon for allegedly damaging the ecology and environment in Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, where he had allegedly been poaching.
    national
  • Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    ‘Prem killed a cat!’ Viral video reflects cultural phenomenon
    AFTER GRAFFITI murals of slain black leopards seized the public’s attention, satire has become the new subversive symbolism highlighting injustice linked to the wildlife poaching case involving construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta.
    national
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:46:30
    Premchai’s wife charged with having two pairs of African elephant tusks
    The wife of embattled construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was on Tuesday charged with having two pairs of African elephant tusks without a permit.
    national
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:23:41
    Premchai poaching probe to consider ‘new angles’
    The investigation team into the allegations against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for illegal poaching in a wildlife sanctuary will dig deeper, as prosecutors say they have found important “new angles” that will make their case firmer.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Maverick Thai tycoon woos youth with new political party
    A 39-year-old business tycoon entered Thailand’s political bear-pit yesterday with the launch of a new progressive party, courting the youth vote in a Kingdom plagued by coups and corruption.
    opinion
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:53:57
    Future Forward Party launches with challenge to ‘non-democratic power’
    The Future Forward Party officially debuted on Thursday, led by 39-year-old tycoon Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and legal scholar Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, with a clear agenda to promote a non-military, participatory democracy.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Premchai declares his innocence amid taunts about ‘delicious’ leopard meat
    EMBATTLED construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta yesterday insisted that he was innocent of involvement in the much-publicised killing of a black leopard found at his campsite in a wildlife sanctuary, adding that he was upset that the public thought he was the killer.
    national
  • Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:29:32
    Police deny Premchai’s request to postpone bribery interview
    Police on Monday rejected a request by an embattled construction tycoon to postpone Wednesday’s meeting to acknowledge attempted bribery charges.
    national
  • Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Police conclude Premchai bribe offer after event re-enactment
    POLICE YESTERDAY performed a re-enactment of an incident in a room after a construction tycoon was arrested on poaching-related charges, and concluded that he allegedly offered a bribe in exchange for his release.
    national
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