The elderly ex-mayor of Saensuk will be serving a sentence of 28 years and 5 months for the killing of another local politician in 2003. He had evaded punishment with various court appeals and evading police until he was finally arrested.
On 30 May 2012, the Criminal Court read its verdict in the case in Black Case No. 1667/2553, in which Chiranuch Premchaiporn was charged with ten alleged violations of the 2007 Computer Crimes Act (CCA). Chiranuch is the 44-year-old webmaster of Prachatai, an independent online news site, which has served as an important platform for critical news, discussion, and debate for over seven years in Thailand.
The height of a prisons’ walls are unable to separate the prisoners from the outside world. Sometimes the prisons become the murderers or drug dealers' Headquarters. They should be the cleanest places , if the Prison Authorities are honest, truthful and upstanding Thai citizens, but unfortunately they are not as some of the authorities are as corrupt as the prisoners that they house and guard.
Getting married is easy, but staying married is hard. Given the adversities that married couples encounter, it is advised that a prenuptial agreement is entered into before getting married in Thailand.
A United States citizen was arrested and detained in Thailand last week after material appeared on his blog that was deemed offensive and insulting to the monarchy.
Modern medicine has brought great relief and benefits to humanity, but cannot solve the distress of pain and suffering of the dying process.
Property in Thailand is probably one of the most lucrative investment arenas, worldwide, with prices almost 1/3 of an equivalent unit in most top Western destinations. This particularly applies to Pattaya where the total value of condos sold leapt from US$12m in H1,2005 to an astounding US$222m in H1,2008 (Bt 392.4m-7,258.33m), with prices rising from US$1,929 prices per square metre (psm) to US$3,264 psm (Bt63,096.51 - 106,767.98). In one case, The Cove topped Bt220,000 psm; the equivalent of top Bangkok prices. Being such a lucrative arena, however, makes the property market highly susceptible to scam merchants, one such we will elaborate on after giving you the background to the Pattaya Property Market.
Real Estate is a very high value industry, which inevitably makes it a prime stamping ground for rip-off merchants and scam-artists, particularly in Thailand, sometimes dubbed the Land of shark smiles”. Naïve, would-be investors make perfect victims for the unscrupulous, who delight in taking the shirts from off their backs, especially in Fun Town, where anything goes and scams are legion.
Brit Barry Parkinson won his case against the Thai policeman, who charged him with attempted murder following an altercation involving a plastic knife.
PDN has managed to obtain two exclusive interviews with, Mr Bloch (the murderer) and an eye witness to the murder, here are our findings:
This is the account of a foreigner who through trusting 3rd parties too much has had to pay a heavy price. He wants to remain anonymous, so for the purposes of this article we’ll call him Fred. Fred came to Pattaya and, like many others, thought he’d take advantage of the relatively low prices in the property market at the time and began to make substantial investments in condominiums.
Identity theft has always represented a problem, but over the last decade with the advent of the Internet, it has turned into a multi-billion dollar scam. According to the latest statistics, there are now approximately 8 million identity theft attempts online every day! And the number is growing as the scammers employ ever more sophisticated ID theft tricks, so that it now represents the number one scam, both online and in the real world.
For all you foreigners who want to stay in Thailand and think you have problems, have you considered what it’s like to be in a similar predicament in the USA? Here is a gratifying account of a Thai family who believed they had a legal right to stay in the US, only to find they hadn’t, and faced deportation. However, after much rigmarole, they eventually gained that much sought after US citizenship.
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Car accidents are among the most devastating form of personal injury you can experience. Not only accidents involving car, but also bicycles, motorcycles, trucks or even boats can result in severe injuries and, all too often, death.
Thailand’s 145 prisons are facing a serious overcrowding crisis. There are now 200,000 inmates, 60% of whom are incarcerated on drugs offenses.
As the economic crisis deepens, many in Cambodia are turning to prostitution to make ends meet. By no means is most of this voluntary, however, as the instances of forced prostitution and human trafficking are also on the increase, with an estimated 2-4 million women and children, worldwide, likely to be sold into sex-slavery in the next year. U.N. statistics indicate that approximately 30% of the women and children victims of trafficking worldwide each year are of Asian origin.
Apart from language and computer courses, CTLS Language School offers a comprehensive range of one-stop services that covers virtually every aspect of intra-lingual communication, visas, insurance, work permits and employment facilitation. These services have been available for quite some considerable time in Bangkok, but they are only just being made available in Pattaya.
Love may not cost a thing but, when things go sour, you can bet somebody‘s going to pay. We‘re taking a look at some high-profile Hollywood marriages that didn‘t quite go the distance - and left some stars owing a pretty penny.
This is an update to all our readers. Last year the Thai Government enacted a new Condominium Law which is retroactive to the 5th July 2007. The former Condominium Law was actively in force for the past 30 years but was out of date and the new law is seen as a necessity to solve many existing problems between owners and the juristic person of condominiums.