Koh Samui cop accused of raping Burmese woman freed on bail

A senior Koh Samui police officer was freed on bail this morning, a day after he was accused of raping a Burmese woman being held at the police station where he is assigned.  Watcharin Sinsamosorn was briefly held after the woman told the Bo Phut Police Station chief yesterday that he had attacked her in ...

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‘K Powdered Milk’ deadly drug cocktail traced to northern Bangkok outskirts

‘K Powdered Milk’ deadly drug cocktail traced to northern Bangkok outskirts

A woman suspected of selling the same type of drug cocktail linked to a spate of deaths in Bangkok’s underground nightlife scene was arrested early this morning in the...

‘K Powdered Milk’ drug blend suspected in string of weekend deaths in Bangkok

‘K Powdered Milk’ drug blend suspected in string of weekend deaths in Bangkok

At least seven mysterious Bangkok deaths over the weekend are being blamed on a dangerous new drug cocktail blending common party drugs with pills and hardcore narcotics. Between...

Get COVID-19 without installing Thai tracking app and go to jail: task force

Get COVID-19 without installing Thai tracking app and go to jail: task force

Update 3:40pm: Yeah, no, health minister Anutin Charnvirakul walks back threat, says no one will be prosecuted for not using the application. Anyone who contracts with COVID-19...

YouTube blocks Rap Against Dictatorship’s royal diss track

YouTube blocks Rap Against Dictatorship’s royal diss track

A music video calling out the monarchy by a countercultural rap collective is no longer available on YouTube in Thailand at the government’s request. Two months after the...

Man arrested after abducting 2 kids in On Nut area

Man arrested after abducting 2 kids in On Nut area

A man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly kidnapped two siblings who had been missing for nearly two days from a supermarket in Bangkok’s On Nut area. The two kids, 7...

Fake Myanmar pilot at BKK wanted selfies for girlfriend: airport

Fake Myanmar pilot at BKK wanted selfies for girlfriend: airport

A man suspected of going to extreme lengths to get some cool selfies by forging a pilot’s ID and donning a uniform has been convicted of trespassing at Suvarnabhumi...

24-hour booze ban this weekend as (some) Thais cast ballots

24-hour booze ban this weekend as (some) Thais cast ballots

Stock up, alkies living outside Bangkok. The authorities have imposed a booze ban this weekend as local elections take place in all 76 provinces.  After a six-year hiatus, local...

Chinese spa mogul abducted in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area rescued by police

Chinese spa mogul abducted in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area rescued by police

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction of a Chinese businessman with links to the flesh trade from Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area, police said this...

Myanmar workers convicted of Koh Tao murders hold out hope for clemency

Myanmar workers convicted of Koh Tao murders hold out hope for clemency

Update Dec. 9: Messages from another of the convicted pair’s lawyers Tuesday indicated they would not receive further royal clemency at this time because rape and murder...


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