Accused rapist Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, acknowledges charges against him at Nongprue Police Station Monday.

Pattaya Rape Suspect Rearrested After Victim Gives Statement

Police rearrested a man accused of trying to rape a Russian jogger after they finally got a statement from the victim. Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, was...
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Pattani Protest Wednesday to Demand Firing of Hijab-Banning School Principal

Parents will protest in Pattani on Wednesday to call for the firing of the principal of Anuban School for banning students from wearing hijabs. The...
Pattaya Ruam Jai leader Niran Wattanasartsathorn casts his ballot Sunday. Missing ballot sheets at two stations halted vote counting Sunday.

Pattaya Vote Count on Hold After Ballot Sheets Go Missing

Unofficial results of Pattaya’s mayoral and city council elections have been withdrawn while officials investigate ballot sheets that went missing from two city polling...
Kunplome family pick Poramet Ngampichet cheers on supporters in Pattaya Sunday night. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

‘More of Same’ as Kunplome Pick Leads Pattaya Mayor Race

Pattaya is headed for four more years under the rule of the Kunplome clan after handpicked successor Poramet Ngampichet won the unofficial vote count. The...
Pattay Rape Suspect Released Russian Mabprachan Reservoir Jogger

Accused Pattaya Rapist Set Free Without Charge

A Pattaya-area man arrested for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger has been released without charge, at least for now. Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, was...
Showing what a farce the bar "closure" order was, bars on Soi Cowboy have been operating until 2 a.m. thanks to bribes to corrupt Thonglor police.

Bars in 31 Provinces Get ‘Green’ Light to Fully, Legally Reopen

. Nightlife in 17 "blue" tourism provinces, 14 new 'green' zones can operate legally until midnight only, starting June 1
Kosol Chomchuen points out where he found the injured Russian woman outside Pattaya.

Pattaya Man Arrested for Attempted Rape of Russian Jogger

Pattaya-area police arrested a local man for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger at an area reservoir. The unidentified suspect was apprehended and reportedly...
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Chiang Mai Romance Scammers Target Lonely Japanese Men

Chiang Mai police arrested 24 Chinese and Thais for allegedly running a romance scam from a resort hotel that targeted lonely Japanese men. Chiang Mai...
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Attorney General Who Dropped Charges Against Red Bull Heir Barred from...

A former attorney general was barred from future government service for his “reckless” decision to drop criminal charges against Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss”...
14-year-old commits suicide Phattalung Thailand expelled school

Teen Girl’s Suicide Puts Spotlight on Thailand’s Worrying Rise in Self-Harm

The suicide of a child after she was expelled for having no money to pay school fees has shocked a nation where people are...
Thailand Police Tak Gold Robbery Recover Ping River

Tak Police Recover Some Gold Stolen in ฿5 Million Heist

Police in Tak recovered trays and pieces of gold ornaments in Muang District during their hunt for a thief who stole gold ornaments worth...
The Laos border checkpoint in Chiang Rai's Sobruak village in Wiang

Chiang Rai Reopens Laos Border, But Requires Covid-19 Booster or PCR...

Chiang Rai will reopened its border crossings with Laos on Wednesday but required Laotians to have had three Covid-19 shots to be exempted from...
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Tourists Are Back, But Thailand’s Maya Bay Has Learned Its Lesson

. 4 years of uninterrupted recovery have made 'The Beach' a paradise again
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Missing German Woman Found Alive in Phuket National Park

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia was found alive today in Phuket’s Sirinat National Park. Missing for a week, Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was...
Pattaya Teen Ripped Off for Phone with Laundry Soap

Teen Cellphone Lust, Acquiescing Parents Fat Targets for Online Fraudsters

Teenagers’ incessant lust for the newest mobile phones – and parents’ willingness to spoil their offspring – continues to open the door to fraudsters. This...
Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was last seen on CCTV cameras walking on a road in Mai Khao Subdistrict after leaving her hotel in Thalang District May 9.

German Alzheimer’s Sufferer Now Missing 5 Days in Phuket

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia has now been missing for five days in Phuket, with authorities expanding their search to Sirinat National Park. Barbara...
Three dozen illegal Myanmar migrants were caught in two vans driven by Thais in Rattaphum District of Songkhla Province on Thursday. The migrants were destined for jobs in Malaysia. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

Traffickers Exploiting Myanmar Job Seekers by Quadrupling Fees to Sneak into...

Preying on desperate migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar, human traffickers are charging exorbitant fees for help to get into Thailand illegally, officials say. A...
Chiang Rai Mekong River Fishing Fisherman Dams China

China’s Mekong Dams Killing Chiang Rai Fishing Industry

Fishermen, farmers and residents around the Mekong River in Chiang Rai say China’s construction of upriver dams has taken a toll on fish, preventing...
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Thailand to Give Public Free Marijuana

. 1 a million free cannabis plants distributed in June when home cultivation becomes legal
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Police Find 11 Bodies, Shut Down Poop-Eating Cult in Issan

Police arrested a self-proclaimed holy man who instructed his followers to consume his bodily fluids as remedies for their ailments in the northeastern province...
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WATCH: Thai Army Explodes Bridge Used by Myanmar Refugees, Sparking Outrage

Video released by an NGO showing a Thai soldier destroying a bamboo footbridge used by refugees from Myanmar to cross into Thailand has raised...
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Thailand Reopens 2 Laos Border Crossings

Immigration police in Nakhon Phanom Province on Monday reopened two border crossings with Laos, including a pier to serve tourists and locals as cross-border...
People pray before they break fast during an event in Narathiwat's Rangae District on April 14 as Muslim worldwide observed the holy month of Ramadan.

Southern Peace Talks to Resume in June After ‘Succcessful’ Ramadan Ceasefire

The government is hopeful for a lasting ceasefire with Muslim separatists after a de-escalation in violence in the three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces during the...
Canada had offered a Can$100,000 reward for the capture of B.C. man Gene Karl Lahrkamp who was charged with killing former Vancouver gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand in February.

Wanted Phuket Hitman Killed in Canada Plane Crash

. Gene Karl Lahrkamp, who had ducked police since Feb., couldn't duck gravity
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Thailand Pledges Houses, Aid for Moken ‘Sea Gypsies’

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit promised to provide appropriate housing for stateless Moken people in Phuket and other southern areas in the Andaman Sea. Jurin announced...
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