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  • August 1, 2014

    Charupong faces 3 charges over clip against charter

    .... Somyot said he had assigned acting Bangkok police chief Lt-General Chakthip Chaijinda to lead the case against former deputy House speaker and red shirt co-leader Apiwan Wiriyachai after an arrest warrant was issued against him for alleged lese majeste.

    Politics
  • July 30, 2014

    All 'templed out'

    ... are the vendors who, as Cambodian nationals, are allowed into the site for free. They come daily to ply their wares: Angkor-emblazoned T-shirts, fridge magnets and kitsch miniature temple replicas. There are also beggars and flocks of children touting postcards. "We got no money to go school," one...

    Travel
  • July 29, 2014

    Busy day in court for Suthep

    ... Abhisit Vejjajiva and Phra Suthep went to Criminal Court yesterday to face a hearing for cases in which they were accused over the crackdown on red-shirt protests in 2010. Abhisit and Suthep asked the court to decide if the Department of Special Investigation had the authority to investigate their cases...

    Politics
  • July 27, 2014

    Backers mark Thaksin's birthday

    Singthong Buachum, a legal adviser to Pheu Thai Party, said that Thaksin's admirers and red shirts who work at the department store held a merit-making ceremony and put up a big picture of Thaksin and former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to celebrate Thaksin's birthday yesterday. But at 1.30pm, he said...

    Politics
  • July 25, 2014

    Apiwan faces arrest

    ... has approved a police request to issue arrest warrants for two suspects in connection with the killing of Kamol Duangphasuk "Mainueng Kor Kuntee", a red-shirt poet, in April, Somyot said. He said security-camera footage indicated that one of the suspects was the gunman and the other rode the motorcycle...

    Politics
  • July 24, 2014

    Arrest warrant for Apiwan over lese majeste

    Deputy National Police chief, Pol General Somyot Poompanmoung, said Thursday that the authorities had evidence in the form of an audio recording of Apiwan's speech on January 29, 2011, in Phetchaburi province. The complaint against Apiwan had not been lodged earlier for fear of the Pheu Thai-led...

    Breakingnews
  • July 23, 2014

    Man charged after admitting he delivered grenades to attack protesters

    ... rallying to try to block advance election voting. Thawatchai was released on Bt100,000 bail. Separately, the Criminal Court yesterday gave red-shirt leaders Nuttawut Saikuar and Jatuporn Promphan suspended jail terms and slapped each with a Bt40,000 fine for allegedly eavesdropping and revealing the...

    Politics
  • July 23, 2014

    Reconciliation events kick off

    ... off nationwide yesterday in a bid to promote greater national unity and reconciliation. The junta invited opposing political groups including red-shirt leaders to participate in the event, called "The Reconciliation Festival to Return Happiness to the People". It will run through till Sunday. ...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2014

    Prominent Thaksin backers told not to attend his party

    Thaksin's younger sisters Yaowapa Wongsawat, and Yingluck are expected to attend the party, along with Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, his ex-wife. Yingluck's chance of attending the event got a boost when she got a green light from the junta to leave the country. The National Anti-Corruption...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2014

    Attempt to kill former red shirt leader linked to 'personal dispute'

    Niyom Luangcharoen, "DJ Lae", former leader of Rak Chiang Mai 51, is under heavy security at Chiang Mai Hospital after an unknown number of gunmen fired about 30 bullets at him at around 7.30pm that day. He is in stable condition after being hit by two bullets: one in his right wrist and another...

    Politics