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  • NEWS

    Round up of unsavoury suspects

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 27/12/2018

    » On the crime front, public attention was dominated to a large degree by news stories that were wide-ranging, unusual and controversial. The alleged bitcoin fraud had police and readers delving into the complexity of the cryptocurrency issue, which is new to most people, while the arrest of senior clergy in temple fund embezzlement cases tested people's faith in Buddhism. Meanwhile, the arrest of a policeman-turned-hitman responsible for at least two murders, brought back memories of his alleged connection to the kidnapping and murders of the wife and son of a jeweller holding vital clues in the 1995 stolen Saudi gems case. Police also claimed success in nabbing all overstayers in a long-running crackdown. However, the reportedly accidental shooting death of an Indian tourist in a gun battle between two rival Bangkok gangs undermined confidence in tourist safety.

  • NEWS

    Court accepts B30m lottery tickets dispute lawsuit

    Piyarat Chongcharoen, Published on 20/12/2018

    » KANCHANABURI: The provincial court on Thursday accepted a lawsuit filed by a teacher against a retired policeman, with first-prize lottery tickets worth 30 million baht at stake.

  • BUSINESS

    America's dangerous war on Huawei

    Asia focus, Published on 17/12/2018

    » The arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by the administration of US President Donald Trump in its intensifying conflict with China.

  • OPINION

    EC needs to be impartial

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/12/2018

    » This year, two individuals have set extraordinary examples for Thai people, demonstrating that integrity and honesty are traits that matter for those in or running for public office.

  • NEWS

    Sema coughs up B25m

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/12/2018

    » The board of the Sema Phatthana Chiwit Fund (Sema Life Development) has agreed to give 25 million baht to ex-students who missed out on grants due to the alleged embezzlement of its welfare fund.

  • NEWS

    Imposter kin of ex-police chief arrested in fraud case

    Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 29/11/2018

    » A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on Koh Phangan, in Surat Thani, for allegedly posing as a relative of former police chief Somyot Poompanmouang and defrauding a person of 1.27 million baht via a social media "investment" offer.

  • NEWS

    Wat Dhammakaya's foundations, monks targeted

    King-oua Laohong, Published on 29/11/2018

    » Authorities are planning to charge foundations and monks of Wat Phra Dhammakaya with money laundering to reclaim billions of baht for victims of embezzled Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative.

  • NEWS

    OAG pushes for dissolution of scandal-hit temple

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 30/11/2018

    » The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has suggested a court petition to order the dissolution of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, linked to the Khun Yay Maha Ratana Upasika Chandra Khonnokyoong Foundation, after it was accused of involvement in the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement scandal, according to a public prosecutor.

  • LEARNING

    OAG pushes for end of scandal-hit temple

    Gary Boyle, Published on 30/11/2018

    » The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has suggested a court petition to order the dissolution of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, linked to the Khun Yay Maha Ratana Upasika Chandra Khonnokyoong Foundation, after it was accused of involvement in the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement scandal, according to a public prosecutor.

  • OPINION

    Prayut's cash splurge flawed short-termism

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Last week, the Prayut Chan-o-cha cabinet approved another massive handout, totalling 100 billion baht, to help the poor. The assistance package also covers an increase in pensions for retired civil servants and low-interest loans to people who want to buy new houses.

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