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277 more Cambodians detained in Sa Kaew for illegal entry
A combined force of soldiers and police on Thursday apprehended 277 Cambodians during separate raids in the border province of Sa Kaew.

Male companion sought in murder case
Police are hunting for a man who is suspected of having been involved in the abduction and murder of 25-year-old Niran Soisungnoen, whose burned remains were found buried in a wooded area in Chaiyaphum’s Muang district on Wednesday.

New government can scrap sub plan, says Wissanu
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Thursday that the new government could scrap the proposed purchase of a submarine if it did not see any necessity for the vessel.

Activist calls for probe into submarine deal ‘abnormality’
Activist Srisuwan Janya on Thursday filed a petition to Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas asking him to investigate what he termed an abnormality over the Cabinet’s approval of the Bt13.5 billion purchase of a submarine from China last week.

Mae Hong Son officials rally behind embattled governor
Many local officials offered moral support on Thursday to Mae Hong Son Governor Suebsak Iamwichan, who has been named in a minor-prostitution scandal.

Trade in fledgling hornbills highlights endangered species threat
Claiming there is a demand for baby hornbills from Phang Nga’s Koh Yao district, which are selling for Bt3,000 to Bt5,000 per pair, a member of the Tambon Kho Yao Noi Municipality and the Koh Yao conservation group on Thursday urged people to stop trading wildlife animals that are on the verge of extinction. 

Still ‘pre-occupied’, Vorayuth again a no-show
Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, accused of running over and killing a police officer in 2012, has once again missed a deadline to meet prosecutors in Bangkok.

Taxi firm fined for putting alleged rapist behind the wheel
The Land Transport Department has fined Thana Siam Taxi Co-operative Bt3,000 for renting one of its vehicles to the man who allegedly raped a Brazilian tourist on Tuesday.

Nonthaburi teacher wins Princess Maha Chakri Award
A Nonthaburi school teacher, Jirat Jaemsawang, who pioneered the use of information and communications technology for teaching in Thailand in 1985, is the winner of this year’s Princess Maha Chakri Award, while a non-formal education teacher, Narumon Kaewsom, from Tak province and a music teacher Saran Srimareung from Nakhon Ratchasima province won the “Khunakorn” awards for finalists.

Impeached Surapong to quit Pheu Thai
Former foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul is set to resign from Pheu Thai Party, a party source said on Thursday. 

Experts push for inquisitorial system of justice
Experts at a seminar on constitutional procedure in the organic law related to the Constitutional Court expressed the need to emphasise on the inquisitorial system over the adversarial legal system as well as allow the public to bring constitutional dispute cases to the Court.

US travel ban a threat to tourism, Cameron warns
Former UK premier slams Trump’s policies as prayut calls for balanced approach to help combat terrorism

Police defend response to Facebook clip of baby’s murder
ROYAL THAI POLICE yesterday defended their response to a horrific video clip of a father murdering his baby daughter that remained on Facebook Live for almost 24 hours before it was removed.

Group demands public involvement in Eastern Corridor
RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS in the Eastern Region have asked the government to respect their rights, and claim that the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development was pushing forward without public involvement.

More arrest warrants sought in child prostitution ring in Mae Hong Son
ANTI-HUMAN trafficking police will seek arrest warrants for at least two more persons in connection with the alleged prostitution of minors in Mae Hong Son.

Govt lauded for its efforts to fight graft
Experts seek more action to deal with cronyism.

Underage sex scandal rocks quiet northern town
A QUIET northern town has been shocked by revelations that several government officials allegedly bought sex from underage girls for years.

Sub deal details still below the surface
DESPITE THE Cabinet’s green light to buy a submarine, the Royal Thai Navy cannot yet reveal all details of the Bt13.5-billion deal, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces said yesterday.

Police defend response to baby murder Facebook video
Royal Thai Police has defended their response to a horrific video clip of a father murdering his baby daughter that remained on Facebook Live for almost 24 hours before it was removed.

About 500 Cambodians detained for illegal entry in Sa Kaew
More than 500 Cambodians have been arrested during separate raids for illegally entering Thailand in Sa Kaew’s Wang Nam Yen district.



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