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Underage sex for RM126 scandal rocks quiet northern town in Thailand

BANGKOK: A quiet northern town has been shocked by revelations that several government officials allegedly bought sex from underage girls for years. The abuse was uncovered when a former police informant found out late last year that her daughter was among a group of underage prostitutes.



Builder 'lucky to be alive' after Thailand bike crash

Graham Holland, from Farnworth, had flown out to stay with his mum, Maria McAfee, on the island of Ko Phan Ngan. He was returning from visiting friends when he hit sand on the road, causing him to skid and fall from the bike.



Anupong slams Mae Hong Son governor over child-prostitution scandal

Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda had rebuked Mae Hong Son Governor Suebsak Iamwichan over the alleged human trade controversy in the northern border province, a source revealed on Tuesday. "I have asked the Mae Hong Son governor about this.



Elderly man bilked by a grandson in jaila scam. 2 Kennewick men charged.

It's a scam that police have issued warnings about for years - an elderly person is called by a man or woman claiming to be their grandchild needing bail money. Yet, some still fall prey and turn over a good chunk of their life savings, with little hope of ever catching the far-away thieves.



A new vision on Siam's enduring symbol

The elephant and the man, walking down the road to redemption and encountering the wounded and the marginalised, the madmen and the prostitutes. In the film Pop Aye, which will kick off Bangkok Asean Film Festival 2017 this evening , the fine-tusked beast accompanies the lost soul as the duo find their way home from Bangkok to the Northeast.



ANOTHER Facebook Live Murder - This is Chilling

Facebook Live has come under increasing scrutiny as people have been using it more and more often to broadcast their crimes to the world. Now, another murder has happened using Facebook Live, and the details are chilling .



Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Police in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself. Police Col.



Thailand father films himself killing daughter on Facebook Live

Police said the bodies of 21-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and his daughter, 11-month-old Natalee, were found hanging at an abandoned construction site for a hotel Monday night after Wongtalay's wife reported them missing. According to the Phuket Gazette , Wongtalay streamed the brutal murder-suicide in a four-minute long video on Facebook Live under the name Tonkla Ja.



Psychic trying to prove his immortality stabs himself to death

A psychic medium has died after accidentally stabbing himself in the heart while trying to prove his immortality, it has been reported. Theprit Palee, 25, had been performing the traditional spirit dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, yesterday afternoon when the accident occurred.



Cremation of Thailand's late king to be held on Oct. 26

Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated this October as part of a five-day funeral ceremony, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Artisans clean the royal funeral chariot to be used as part of the cremation for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Office of Traditional Arts Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, Thursday, April 20, 2017.



More policemen wanted for girl prostitution

Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul holds a press conference on the case, with the mother of a girl prostitute sitting opposite the three suspects, at the Royal Thai Police Office in Bangkok late Tuesday. Arrest warrants are being sought for three more policemen in Mae Hong Son after the arrest of one of them in connection with alleged procurement of girl prostitutes in the northern province.



Released murderer nabbed dealing meth in Hat Yai

A man previously convicted of murder and his girlfriend, the former wife of a policeman, were arrested on Tuesday in Hay Yai district with 128,000 methamphetamine pills and 25.27 grammes of crystal methamphetamine in their possession. The arrest and drug seizure were made during a raid on house No.109/11 in Soi Kaeophormthong in the Hat Yai Municipality.



Bitwise in talks for new facility

Mr Somyos and executives of Bitwise Co show off the Tasaki brand. Mr Somyos says a joint venture factory making parts for air conditioners should be set up by the end of the second quarter if talks go according to plan.



Arms factory deal near

The deal for a Chinese arms factory was sealed in a series of meetings between Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan and top Thai officials including a meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in January. A plan to build a production and maintenance facility for Chinese weapons in Thailand is expected to be finalised by July, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.



Thailand's 'giraffe women' photographed in their home

Thailand's 'giraffe women': The colourful tribe who wear elaborate brass coils to lengthen their necks in a show of beauty The rings are added when girls are just five and continue to be added each year as a sign of femininity For centuries the women of the Kayan tribe have sported elaborate brass coils around their necks causing many to dub them the giraffe women. Contrary to their nickname, the tribe members actually have normal-sized necks.



Six men arrested after Chumphon drug seizure

Police arrested six suspected members of a transnational drug-trafficking ring following Friday's seizure of yaba pills worth Bt250 million in Chumphon's Pathiu district. The drugs were smuggled from Myanmar into Thailand en route to Malaysia, Provincial Police Region 8 chief Lt-General Thesa Siriwatho told a press conference on Monday.



65 Cambodian illegals locked in building for three days

Rangers and police rescued 65 Cambodians including children who had been lured by a Cambodian broker and locked in a shophouse for three days at Rong Klua Market in Sa Kaew province. The rangers, Klong Luek police and Sa Kaew immigration police checked the market after they learned from informants that some Cambodians had been smuggled across the border to the market, pending them being smuggled to Bangkok and Samut Prakan province.





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