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Defamation trial of BBC reporter begins

Defamation trial of BBC reporter begins

British correspondent Jonathan Head enters the provincial court at the start of his trial in Phuket on Wednesday. (AP photo) The trial has begun of a British correspondent charged with criminal defamation and computer crime over a report on alleged fraud. Jonathan Head, ‘s Southeast Asia correspondent, was charged in February over a report alleging that a British expatriate‘s Thai […]

Three caught, 1m speed pills, 10kg of crystal meth seized

Three caught, 1m speed pills, 10kg of crystal meth seized

More than 1 million speed pills, wrapped in packs, and 10kg of crystal methamphetamine seized in Phrae on Wednesday morning in which three men are caught. (Photo by Taweeporn Sukkasem) PHRAE – Three men were arrested and more than 1 million speed pills and 10kg of crystal methamphetamine seized in two simultaneous operations in Wang Chin district on Wednesday. A […]

Indonesia stocks up on rate cut, other SE Asia markets cautious

Indonesia stocks up on rate cut, other SE Asia markets cautious

Visitors stand next to an electronic stock board at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta. (Reuters file photo) Indonesian shares ended higher on Wednesday after the central bank unexpectedly cut the interest rate to boost sluggish lending and growth while most other Southeast Asian stock markets were cautious ahead of a gathering of central bank chiefs hosted by the US […]

Defendants plead not guilty to murdering karaoke bar girl

Defendants plead not guilty to murdering karaoke bar girl

Suspects in the trial of the murder of Warisara Klinjui on their way to the Khon Kaen provincial court on Wednesday. (Photos by Jakkrapan Nathanri) KHON KAEN – Four suspects in the karaoke bar girl dismemberment case entered pleas of not guilty to murder in Khon Kaen Court on Wednesday, but admitted to concealing her body – in a bid […]

SET closes up 0.19 to 1,573.38

SET closes up 0.19 to 1,573.38

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index climbed 0.01%, or 0.19 points, to 1,573.38 on Wednesday. Total trading value was 35.7 billion baht, with 6.8 billion shares changed hands. SET50 index fell 0.03, or 0.34 points, to 1,001.51 in trade worth 22.3 billion baht. MAI climbed 0.05%, or 0.26 points, to 537.99 in transactions worth 2 billion baht. Institutional investors […]