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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lineup Set for Epic Indie Music Fest ‘Maho Rasop’

BANGKOK — The capital city’s music fans are more than ready for an epic 12-hour outdoor music festival which will welcome nearly 20 acts next month.

POLITICS

Elusive Satirist ‘Kaimaew’ to Host 1st Art Exhibit

BANGKOK — An online cartoonist famed for his adorable characters lampooning Thai politics will have his works displayed in public for the first time at an artspace next month.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Czech Arrested On Koh Tao After Overstaying Visa 6 Years

SURAT THANI — A european man was arrested and charged Monday with overstaying his visa for six years on...

Chiang Mai Busker Arrested for Showing Penis to Tourists

CHIANG MAI — Police arrested a street musician accused of exposing himself to multiple foreign tourists in Chiang Mai town center, an investigator said Monday.
Parinya Jaravijit, left, talks to authorities Friday at Suvarnabhumi airport.

Actor’s Fugitive Brother Arrested Over Crypto Scam

BANGKOK — The man accused of conning cryptocurrency worth almost 800 million baht from a Finnish businessman was arrested Friday at Suvarnabhumi airport.
A group of foreign detainees sit with police in a Friday press briefing at Nana Plaza hotel in Bangkok.

500+ Foreigners Arrested in New Nationwide Raids

BANGKOK — More than 500 foreigners were arrested in another nationwide raid, police said Friday.
Victims point at Pairoj Kanchanarat, left, at a Thursday police press briefing in Bangkok.

Fake Lawyer Busted Over Foreigner Visa Scams

BANGKOK — A Thai man was arrested for impersonating a lawyer to scam foreigners wanting permanent residency or work permits, police said Thursday.
A fire Friday morning at a gesthouse near Khaosan Road in Bangkok.

Guesthouse Near Khaosan Catches Fire, Injures 3

BANGKOK — A fire tore Friday morning through a guesthouse near Khaosan Road in Bangkok, injuring three people.

ASEAN & WORLD

Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Is at Once Intimate and Grand

Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich, left, review an honor guard in January in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Van Minh / Associated Press

Mattis Trip to Vietnam Aimed at Countering China’s Influence

WASHINGTON — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is...
Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks before a court hearing at Federal Court in September in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Malaysian PM-in-Waiting Anwar Takes Oath as Lawmaker

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after...

Bodies of 5 South Koreans, 4 Nepalese Retrieved From Mountain

KATHMANDU — The nine climbers who died during a storm on a Nepal mountain included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen.
Luksika Kumkhum in the first round girls doubles at Wimbledon in 2010 in London, England. Photo: Rowland Goodman / Wikimedia Commons

Rain Saves Svitolina in Hong Kong QFs, Luksika Out

HONG KONG — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals...

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