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Mahidol reprimands lecturers for criticism of NCPO’s use of Article 44
Mahidol University will form a committee to investigate a group of lecturers belonging to its Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), following the institute’s statement questioning alleged junta abuses of power, including the issuance of Article 44 orders.

Thai princess swims with whale sharks in Oslob
CEBU CITY — Even a visiting princess cannot resist the allure of swimming with famed whale sharks in Oslob town, 121 km south of here.

Taskforce finds irregularities in documents of ‘domesticated’ elephants
The National Parks Department taskforce has revealed there are irregularities in the documented origins of two domesticated elephants it seized from an animal show in Hua Hin.

Buddhism Office head axed
A SENIOR Department of Special Investigation (DSI) official has been appointed as new chief of the National Office of Buddhism amid a tense stand-off between authorities and the controversial Dhammakaya Temple, which has dragged on for over a week.

Banharn’s son to carry on family’s political line
THE SILPA-ARCHA family will remain a political fixture despite the passing of former prime minister and veteran politician Banharn Silpa-archa almost a year ago.

Much ado about British tabloid’s claim Pattaya is the ‘sex capital of the world’
TWO BIG news stories about resort city Pattaya emerged almost simultaneously 10 days ago, but the country did not know whether they were coincidental or related.

KL-Pyongyang ties ‘at all-time low’
RELATIONS BETWEEN Malaysia and North Korea have hit an “all-time low” following the murder of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport, according to Wong Chun Wai, chief executive of The Star media group in Malaysia.

Five cops detained in drug case refused bail
FIVE BANGKOK police officers arrested for allegedly failing to hand in drugs as evidence after a raid and then selling them to dealers were taken to court yesterday where their first round of detention was approved.

Chicken-and-egg approach offers Nakhon Ratchasima youth key lessons
THE IMPORTANT lessons in life for many children have little to do with computers or the Digital Age but lie in the farmlands here, where there are no substitutes for hard work, honesty and love for the community.

Govt moves towards Strategic Environmental Assessments
STRATEGIC Environmental Assessments (SEA) are being carried out to regulate strategic development plans and prevent conflicts over harmful development, authorities said recently.

53 Thais arrested at food event return from Malaysia
Malaysian authorities have released 53 Thai citizens from the deep South who were arrested for selling goods at a “Thai Food” event in Melaka City in January without permission, the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) said yesterday.

Verdict in big Rohingya trafficking case due in July
The Criminal Court’s Human Trafficking Case Division will deliver a verdict on July 19 on the fate of 103 defendants in a landmark case about the trafficking of Rohingya boat people and others, a source at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok said yesterday.

Dutchman sought over property scam nabbed
A Dutch fugitive wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok yesterday morning.

Wanted South Korean businessman arrested
Immigration Police in Nong Khai province yesterday arrested a South Korean businessman wanted over the alleged embezzlement of 52 million won (Bt1.7 million) in construction materials bought in his native country last year.

Deadline looms for registering security firms
Private security service companies have until today to register their businesses and employees, with no time extensions allowed, police said.

53 Thais arrested at food event return from Malaysia
Malaysian authorities have released 53 Thai citizens from the deep South who were arrested for selling goods at a “Thai Food” event in Melaka City in January without permission, the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) said yesterday.

Dutchman wanted over property scam arrested at airport
A Dutch fugitive wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Saturday morning.

DSI is seeking help from Sangha Council
Department of Special Investigation is seeking help from Sangha Council in its latest bid in dealing with controversial  Dhamakaya Temple that has defied the order for the authorities to search the temple.

Dhammakaya unperturbed by Internet blackout
Pathum Thani-based Dhammakaya Temple's monks remain defiant on Saturday despite the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)'s measure to cut phone and Internet signal in and around the temple, which was now declared a controlled area by the junta's order.

Find out more about Myanmar extremists Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu
Who is Myanmar extremists Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu who led a rally in Mandalay on Thursday to support the Dhammakaya Temple.? Find out more about him via his interview to Nation Multimedia Group editor-in-chief Thepchai Yong.



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