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Thai Sergeant-Major Sentenced To Life For Hit On Referee

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Thai Sergeant-Major Sentenced To Life For Hit On Referee

An Army sergeant-major has been sentenced to life imprisonment for ordering a hit on a Thai Premier League referee in 2013. Sergeant-major Sirisak Chanruang ,56 ,was found guilty at the Appeals Court after he was acquited by the Primary Court in August 2015 due to insufficient evidence. Sergeant Thanom Borikut was gunned down in the…

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Final Suspect Arrested In Six Year-Old Murder Case

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Final Suspect Arrested In Six Year-Old Murder Case

The third suspect wanted in connection with the death of Australian Denis Oake was arrested last month. He is in custody awaiting confirmation that he will be charged along with two friends with murder. Mr Oake was riding home with his pregnant wife Nareerat on a motorcycle when they were attacked with a machete by…

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Passenger Falls From Ferry Into Bangkok Canal

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Passenger Falls From Ferry Into Bangkok Canal

A fifty year-old male passenger drowned this morning when he fell from a commuter boat into the Klong Saen Suep canal around 6am. Witnesses say that he attempted to jump from the ferry onto Nanachat pier. Apparently, the ferry was not securely docked at the time and although the boat driver stopped for around ten…

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Lottery Tickets Prices Under Close Scrutiny By Government

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Lottery Tickets Prices Under Close Scrutiny By Government

Plainclothes police and military officials will be sent to monitor major lottery markets to ensure tickets are sold at no more than 80 baht a pair as prices have begun to increase again. Overpriced lottery has long been a problem in Thailand and the  new regime made it one of its priorities after it took…

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TV Host’s Career In Ruins After Assault On Motorcyclist

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TV Host’s Career In Ruins After Assault On Motorcyclist

A ONCE-PROMISING entertainer’s dreams are falling apart – following his physical assault on a motorcyclist. Acharanat “Nott” Ariyaritwiko, 28, said yesterday that he was just protecting his dream after a video went viral on social media. It showed him repeatedly punching motorcyclist Kittisak Singto. He said owning the yellow Mini had been his dream since…

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Mahouts And Elephants Pay Their Respects To His Majesty

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Mahouts And Elephants Pay Their Respects To His Majesty

Two hundred mahouts accompanied by 11 elephants paid their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace on Tuesday . The elephants had travelled by truck from Ayutthaya to the Grand Palace. They then walked from the nearby Territorial Defence Command to the area in front of the Defence Ministry…

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The Comment Criminals, Normal Service Resumed.

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The  Comment Criminals, Normal Service Resumed.

  Firstly, Buriram Times apologise if the site was slow yesterday our Servers experienced some networking issues but we appear to be back up to normal speed now. Initially we thought the site speed might be down to the website being inundated with spam comments. We don’t believe that to be the case now but…

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Bomb Alert Still In Force In Bangkok

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Bomb Alert Still In Force In Bangkok

The deputy prime minister has confirmed that a car bomb warning is still in force for the inner Bangkok business district of Sathon. However he insisted security units are fully prepared to meet the threat. He added that security authorities were doing their best to prevent such an attack, and there was no need for…

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Thousands Gather In London’s Trafalgar Square To Honour The King

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Thousands Gather In London’s Trafalgar Square To Honour The King

Over 5,000 people from Thailand and all over the United Kingdom gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square to sing the Thai Royal Anthem and pay respects to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on October 13. The occasion was hosted by Samaggi Samagom, the Thai UK Students’ Association and various Thai groups and individuals…

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Buriram Ex-Pats Concern Over Exchange Rates

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Buriram Ex-Pats Concern Over Exchange Rates

One of the main topics of discussion over the past few weeks amongst the local ex-pats has been the exchange rates, as a great number of foreign nationals depend on their pensions and have suddenly found that their income is not what it was a few months ago. The Euro had been struggling for some…

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