Expat arrested for stabbing mother-in-law to death in Chiang Mai

A 27-year-old South Korean woman has been arrested for killing her mother-in-law, who police said suffered from Alzheimer’s and had originally escaped from North Korea years ago, at their Chiang Mai home today.  When police arrived at their home in Muang district at 4am, they found the victim, An Jung Ja, 76, lying dead on her ...

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As world protests execution, Thai netizens speak up for death penalty

As world protests execution, Thai netizens speak up for death penalty

Members of Amnesty International gathered outside Bangkok’s Bang Kwang Central Prison on yesterday to voice their disapproval of Thailand’s first execution in...

Aussie arrested for running ‘wild boat orgy’ in Pattaya

Aussie arrested for running ‘wild boat orgy’ in Pattaya

Police today arrested a 49-year-old Australian man today after uncovering his alleged sex tour operation in Pattaya, where he’s accused of organizing Thai women to have sex with...

Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers at Grand Palace arrested for hustling tourists, lying about landmark being closed

Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers at Grand Palace arrested for hustling tourists, lying about landmark being closed

Police rounded up 139 tuk-tuks and taxis parked around The Grand Palace yesterday, in a crackdown of bad drivers who take advantage of tourists flocking to Bangkok’s famous...

Man shoots wife and father-in-law dead in crowded hospital before taking own life

Man shoots wife and father-in-law dead in crowded hospital before taking own life

In a horrifying scene, a Thai man shot his wife and father-in-law dead before taking the gun to his own head at Nakhon Pathom Hospital at 1:30pm today. The gunman was identified...

Sukhumvit thief busted after hailing taxi as getaway car (VIDEO)

Sukhumvit thief busted after hailing taxi as getaway car (VIDEO)

Thonglor police today arrested a middle-aged Thai man who allegedly burglarized a house on Sukhumvit Soi 35 last week — only to casually hail a cab and escape with a trunk...

Family of gold panners shot dead in Thailand’s ‘deep south’

Family of gold panners shot dead in Thailand’s ‘deep south’

Four members of a Muslim family have been shot dead while panning for gold in a remote stream in Thailand’s “Deep South”, an area plagued by insurgency, guns,...

Stepfather accused of assaulting 11 year old arrested at bank

Stepfather accused of assaulting 11 year old arrested at bank

A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting his autistic 11-year-old stepdaughter then pawning her off on a taxi driver with orders to take her to hospital was finally arrested...

Thai stepfather wanted for assaulting 11 year old before handing her off to taxi driver

Thai stepfather wanted for assaulting 11 year old before handing her off to taxi driver

Police in Samut Sakhon, an adjacent province to Bangkok, have obtained an arrest warrant for the man who allegedly assaulted his 11-year-old autistic stepdaughter before handing...

Thai taxi driver helps 11-year-old girl found abused, unconscious

Thai taxi driver helps 11-year-old girl found abused, unconscious

A cabbie-turned-good Samaritan reportedly rushed an unconscious 11-year-old girl to hospital last night after being asked for help by a mysterious man on a motorcycle, a man...


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