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Rights groups petition Supreme Court for bail reform

Eight human rights and democracy organisations submitted an open letter to the president of the Supreme Court on Thursday asking it to release detained political activists and to review court regulations on bail conditions.

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Rights groups petition Supreme Court for bail reform
21:55

Frenchman claiming police ties nabbed for extortion

A French fugitive has been arrested after allegedly claiming close connections with senior police officers to extort money from many expats in Pattaya.

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Frenchman claiming police ties nabbed for extortion
20:05

Online lotto chief charged with overpricing

The embattled chief executive of the Kong Salak Plus online lottery platform reported to police on Thursday to acknowledge charges of selling tickets at more than face value. He denied all charges and accused police of intimidating his clients.

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Online lotto chief charged with overpricing
19:50

Court issues arrest warrant for ex-DSI chief

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Tarit Pengdith, the former head of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), believing he intended to tactically delay court proceedings in a malfeasance case brought against him and three other parties.

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Court issues arrest warrant for ex-DSI chief
18:24

Diesel price to fall to B34.50 per litre

Local diesel prices will fall to 34.50 baht a litre later this month as global oil prices ease, but drivers still benefit from a 5-baht excise tax waiver.

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Diesel relief
17:50

No vaping for smokers, no bail for 'extortion' police

Bail denied for six policemen accused of extorting tourists caught with vaping devices, as police crack down on illegal e-cigarettes after learning they’re easy to obtain.

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Smoked out
17:19

Hong Kong offers 500,000 free flights

Hong Kong is ready to welcome the world back, its leader said on Thursday, as he pitched an offer of 500,000 free flights and positive publicity to resurrect the once-vibrant global hub after three years of Covid-enforced isolation.

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Hong Kong offers 500,000 free flights
16:07

SRT to call bids for land near new rail hub

The Transport Ministry expects that bids for the commercial development of land around Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal will be completed this year.

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SRT to call bids for land near new rail hub
16:00

Adani losses top $100bn after fraud claims

MUMBAI: The business empire of under-fire Indian tycoon Gautam Adani has lost more than $100 billion in value over the past week as shares in several firms plunged again on Thursday, a day after the group cancelled a multi-billion-dollar public offering.

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Adani losses top $100bn after fraud claims
15:32

Phuket cabbies protest against unregistered competitors

PHUKET: Operators of registered taxis and public transport vehicles on Thursday flexed their muscles to protest against unregistered taxis and outside vehicles providing services on the resort island.

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Phuket cabbies protest against unregistered competitors
14:49

Malaysian graftbusters freeze opposition party’s accounts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian anti-graft authorities have frozen the bank accounts of an opposition party led by former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin amid an investigation that the pro-Malay group said was an attempt to destroy its credibility.

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14:34

'Extortion' principal: It's not my money

Bangkok school director suspended for allegedly extorting more than 300,000 baht from a supplier of student lunches, while insisting the cash found in his office belonged to someone else.

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School lunch scam
13:50

Russia strikes Ukraine residential building, new offensive warning

KYIV: Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of an apartment building in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after a Russian strike destroyed it, as Kyiv said it expected a major offensive on the first anniversary of Moscow's invasion.

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Russia strikes Ukraine residential building, new offensive warning
12:18

Policemen who stopped Taiwanese actress face bribery charges

Six policemen at Huai Khwang station face charges of taking bribes in connection with alleged extortion of a Taiwanese actress’s group at a checkpoint on Jan 4.

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Bribery charges
12:14

Bombs damage two power poles in Pattani

PATTANI: Bombs exploded at two locations in Khok Pho district of this southern border province in the early hours of Thursday, damaging two high-voltage power poles. No casualties were reported.

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Bombs damage two power poles in Pattani
12:08

China lifts SE Asia factories as Europe downturn softens

Asia’s manufacturers are improving at the start of the year as the region becomes more optimistic about the boost from China’s reopening, while activity in the euro area shows the downturn is softening as cost pressures ease.

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China lifts SE Asia factories as Europe downturn softens
11:45

Late Australian cardinal's funeral sparks Sydney protests

SYDNEY: Protestors confronted mourners with chants of "shame" outside the funeral of controversial top Vatican cardinal George Pell in Sydney on Thursday.

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Late Australian cardinal's funeral sparks Sydney protests
11:24

Bitcoin jumps to highest since August in post-fed crypto rally

Bitcoin hit the highest since August as investors interpreted Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s comments about progress on inflation as a sign that a less harsh monetary policy backdrop lies ahead.

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Bitcoin jumps to highest since August in post-fed crypto rally
11:09

Harmful dust levels in 52 provinces, including Bangkok

Fifty-two out of 76 provinces across Thailand, including Bangkok and its suburbs, were found with harmful levels of PM2.5 dust above the safe limit of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (mcg/m3), on Thursday morning, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) said.

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Harmful dust levels in 52 provinces, including Bangkok
11:00

Rubber farmer income plan gets approval

The government has approved a 7.64-billion-baht income guarantee scheme for rubber farmers for the 2022-23 season, which is operating for the fourth consecutive year.

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Rubber farmer income plan gets approval