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 Pannika vows to stay in politics

Pannika Wanich has vowed to stay engaged in political activities, despite being banned from election or appointment to political office for life by the Supreme Court. Writing on her Facebook…

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False asset declaration case against former MP Pareena dismissed

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders dismissed the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s (NACC) charge of making a false asset statement against former Palang Pracharath MP for Ratchaburi province…

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Supreme Court upholds death sentence on school director for fatal gold shop robbery

The Thai Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty imposed by two lower courts on the former director of a primary school, who was found guilty of robbing a gold…

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Thai Supreme Court grants bail for a lèse majesté convict

A pro-democracy protester, who is serving two years and four months jail term on a lèse majesté conviction, was ordered to be released on bail by the Supreme Court today…

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Court orders arrest of former DSI chief to hear Supreme Court’s verdict

Thailand’s Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant today (Thursday) for former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation, Tarit Pengdit, to ensure his presence at the court to hear the…

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Thai Supreme Court suspends Deputy Education Minister

The Supreme Court accepted a petition today (Friday), filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan, for an alleged serious violation of or non-compliance with…

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Economy, COVID and recent Supreme Court decisions will be factors in US midterm vote

Experts say the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent controversial court decisions surrounding abortion and gun control could be factors that will influence voters in the US midterm elections…

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Thanikan Pornpongsaroj

MP gets one-year jail term for letting someone vote on her behalf

The Thai Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders sentenced Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Thanikan Pornpongsaroj to one year in prison today (Wednesday), suspended for two years, and…

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Rally at Supreme Court to demand release of two hunger-striking activists

A group of pro-democracy activists rallied in front of the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to demand the release of two anti-establishment activists who have been on…

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Former Democrat MP jailed for 2 years for electoral fraud

The Supreme Court has upheld the two-year prison sentence, imposed by two lower courts, on former Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thepthai Senpong, after finding him guilty of…

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Five-year-long 30-million baht lottery prize drama finally concludes

After five years of courtroom battles and out-of-court drama between a teacher and a retired police officer, over who actually owns five first prize lottery tickets worth 30 million baht,…

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PPRP’s Pareena equates Supreme Court verdict to ‘political death sentence’

Former Palang Pracharath MP Pareena Kraikupt has described the Supreme Court decision, to strip her of her MP status and to ban her from running for or holding political office…

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Supreme Court judicial panel upholds sentence for ex-minister Wattana Muangsook

A judicial panel of the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions upheld the 99-year prison term today (Friday), which was imposed on former minister of Social Development and Human…

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Final three defendants in Thailand’s zero-dollar tourism case acquitted

The Thai Supreme Court acquitted 3 people today (Thursday), who were among 13 accused of involvement in the zero-dollar tourism scam exposed in Thailand almost six years ago, due to…

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The United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden‘s COVID-19 vaccination-or–testing mandate for large businesses – a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans – while endorsing…

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Pheu Thai’s Anurak Tangpanithanon ceases to function as MP after Supreme Court accepts graft case

Anurak Tangpanithanon, a Pheu Thai MP for Mukdahan province, has been barred from working as a legislator, effective from yesterday (Wednesday), after the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office…

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Supreme Court sentences construction tycoon Premchai to three years two months

The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeals Court prison term of three years and two months, without suspension, handed down to Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for poaching in Thungyai…

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Supreme Court verdict in construction tycoon’s poaching case expected Wednesday

The Thong Pha Phum provincial court in Kanchanaburi province is scheduled to release the Supreme Court verdict tomorrow morning (Wednesday) in the controversial illegal hunting case involving construction tycoon Premchai…

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Former PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban bailed after being charged with corruption

A former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suthep Thaugsuban, was granted bail by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders after malfeasance charges were filed against him, by…

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Government chief whip ends his role as MP as Supreme Court accepts futsal scandal for trial

The Thai Government’s chief whip, Wirat Rattanaseth, has to stop performing his duties as an MP from Tuesday after the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office accepted…

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Thai anti-government demonstrators listen to a speech delivered by a leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), at the PAD-occupied Government House in Bangkok on October 11, 2008. Thailand’s embattled prime minister indicated that he may resign in the wake of fierce anti-government protests earlier this week that left two people dead and hundreds injured. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

Supreme Court acquits 6 PAD leaders, jails 3 over protests against former PM

Six core leaders of the now defunct People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) were acquitted by Thailand’s Supreme Court today (Tuesday), on charges related to their roles in leading prolonged mass…

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Protest leader Jatuporn Prompan to stay in prison for almost another year

Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the appeal court’s decision requiring Jatuporn Prompan to continue to serve his prison sentence for another 11 months and 16 days, in the defamation…

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The first female president of Thailand’s Supreme Court, Metinee Chalodhorn. (photo by Court ogf Justice)

Thailand’s first female top judge and her mission to modernize the judiciary  

The first female president of Thailand’s Supreme Court, Metinee Chalodhorn, faces a tough mission to defend the judiciary’s reputation against growing allegations of double standards as political conflicts escalate. Meeting…

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Thai rocker Sek Loso granted bail in Min Buri after Supreme Court rejects his appeal

Controversial Thai rock star Seksan Sukpimai, better known as “Sek Loso”, was sent to Min Buri remand prison today (Thursday), to serve his 2 years and 18-month jail term, after…

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Rocker Sek Loso sent to Min Buri remand prison

Controversial Thai rock star Seksan Sukpimai, better known as “Sek Loso”, was sent to Min Buri remand prison today (Thursday), to serve his 2 years and 18 months jail term,…

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Pareena Kraikupt

Supreme Court orders Ratchaburi MP Pareena to stop performing duty as a legislator

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, was ordered to stop performing her duties as a legislator, from today (Thursday), by the Criminal Division for Political Office Holders of…

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Supreme Court upholds 50-year prison term for ex-TAT governor Juthamas

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the Appeals Court’s verdict against former governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Juthamas Siriwan, and her daughter Jittisopha, who were sentenced to 50 years…

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Supreme Court dismisses Thai firm’s copyright claim over “Ultraman”

Thailand’s Supreme Court’s Division for Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade has rejected an appeal by a Thai production house, claiming copyright over movies about Japan’s superhero Ultraman.   Mr….

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UDD core members in prison after the Supreme Court’s rejects leniency call

Thailand’s Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas for leniency by five former and active core members of the red-shirt movement. The court upheld the two year and eight month sentence,…

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Prosecutors won’t appeal construction tycoon Premchai’s sentence

The public prosecutors have agreed not to appeal the verdict of the Appeals Court against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, in connection with the illegal hunting of a black leopard and…

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Sorayuth’s final message before going to prison

Former TV celebrity Sorayuth Suthasanachinda, convicted of embezzling 138 million baht in advertising fees from The Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (MCOT), said that he is ready to face the…

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Premchai detained while waiting for a bail ruling from the Supreme Court

Italian-Thai Development’s Premchai Karnasuta has been detained at Thong Pha Phum district prison, together with two of his fellow accused, while awaiting a ruling by the Supreme Court on their…

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Artur Segarra Princep of Spain raises his hand displaying a popular Bible verse on the palm of his hand reading, “Lucas 23:34” as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand’s Supreme Court upholds Spaniard’s death sentence for murder

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty imposed by the Criminal and Appeals court on a Spaniard for the murder and mutilation of a fellow countryman, whose remains were…

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Supreme Court president asked to probe Supreme Court acquittal of 6 police over drug suspect’s murder

The mother of one of the 2,500 dead victims of the war on drugs, launched 14 years ago by the government of then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has lodged a…

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Former news anchorman Sorayuth acquitted by Supreme Court

Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Appeal Court’s acquittal of former news anchor Sorayuth Suthasanachinda on charges of falsifying advertising-related documents to enable his company to pay lower air…

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Supreme Court – Anti-graft watchdog is not immune to lawsuits

In a precedent-setting decision, the general assembly of Supreme Court judges has ruled, by a majority vote, that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is not immune from litigation and can…

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Thaksin gets two years in prison over 2 and 3 digit lottery project

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, without suspension, after he was found guilty, by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for…

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Senatorial candidate stripped of voting rights for ten years on bribery charge

Senatorial candidate for Nong Gee district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram, Mr. Banchob Namwiset, has become the first post-election politician to be stripped of his voting rights for…

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[File] Former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom

Court seizes 897m baht from former secretary of disgraced commerce minister Boonsong 

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Public Office has ordered the seizure of about 897 million baht worth of assets held in the name of former secretary to…

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Poll election candidates of new party disqualified

All the 206 constituency and party-list candidates from the little known Thai Friend party have been disqualified from contesting the March 24th election after the party was found by the…

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Supreme Court upholds 8-month jail term for 6 ex-PAD leaders

Six former leaders of the anti-Thaksin People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), including ex-Bangkok governor Chamlong Srimuang, have lost their legal battle as the Supreme Court upholds their eight-month prison sentences…

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Ex-DSI chief Tarit given 1-year jail term by Supreme Court for defaming Suthep

Former Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit was today sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Supreme Court for making unfounded corruption allegations against former deputy prime minister Suthep Thuagsuban…

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“Popcorn”gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

An alleged gunman who came to the rescue of protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) under attack by armed men at Lak Si intersection during the demonstration against…

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Policeman sentenced to 7 years in jail for engineer’s death

The parents of a young engineer shot dead by police in Sakhon Nakhon seven years ago on the pretext that he was involved in drug dealing were finally vindicated when…

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