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Oarsmen paddle their boat during the rehearsal for the Royal Barge Precession on the Chao Phraya River Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The Royal Barge Procession event is part of the coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and will be held on Dec. 12. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Where to Watch the Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok (Maps)

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King’s royal barge procession consisting of 52 ornately crafted river barges and 2,200 seamen will set sail down the Chao Phraya Thursday. Here’s where to watch the procession, which will be presided over by King Rama X and the Royal Family.

POLITICS

EC Recommends Court to Dissolve Future Forward Over Loans

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Election Commission ruled Wednesday that a popular opposition party broke the law by accepting an illegal loan from its head, a decision that could lead to its dissolution and unsettle the country’s politics.
A file photo of Parina Kraikup.

Deputy PM Suggests Parina Can Avoid Jail Term by Returning Lands

BANGKOK — Transparency activists on Wednesday condemned a remark by Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, who implied that a politician can sidestep encroachment charges by simply handing the disputed lands back to the authorities.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Peerapong showed the handicap parking at Big C Chiang Rai Airport to reporters on Dec. 8, 2019.

Chiang Rai Man Defends Handicap Parking Spot by Smashing Window

CHIANG RAI — Instead of enjoying his family dinner at a mall, Peerapong Amornpich couldn’t contain his rage at a pickup truck squatting a handicap parking space – and smashed the able-bodied owners’ window.
A still from CCTV footage showing a brawl between a foreigner and wait staff outside a restaurant on Karon Beach on Dec. 2, 2019.

American on Phuket Fined for Fighting With Burmese Waiters Over Seafood Order (Video)

PHUKET — Police on Wednesday said an American was arrested and fined for allegedly starting a brawl with Burmese waiters over a seafood order mishap.
The motorcycle taxi that allegedly shoved Arielle Struhl from her Grab bike on Dec. 2, 2019 in front of Siam Paragon. Photos: Arielle Struhl / Courtesy

Motosai Allegedly Shoves Passenger from Grab Bike at Siam Paragon

BANGKOK — A woman filed a complaint to the police Tuesday after she was allegedly assaulted by a motorcycle taxi while using the Grab ride-hailing service in front of Siam Paragon mall.
A still from CCTV footage showing Passakorn’s car ramming into the Honda City sedan on Nov. 30, 2019.

Man Rams Truck Into Two Cars For Blocking His Driveway

SAMUT PRAKAN — A driver who rammed his pickup truck into cars blocking his driveway in a clip that went viral over the weekend turned himself in to the police on Monday.
Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). Photo: AP

Court Fines Philip Morris $39.7 Million for Tax Evasion

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million).
Left, Siriwan Butpetch slaps Matthayom 1 students. Right, Siriwan Butpetch talks to press Tuesday. Photo: one31 / YouTube

Teacher Slaps Students for Not Doing English Homework, Gets Off Scot-Free

SAMUT SAKHON — No disciplinary action has been taken against a teacher who slapped students repeatedly for not doing their English homework, a school official said Thursday.

ASEAN & WORLD

Chinese Spend 28 Billion USD on Cats and Dogs in 2019

CHENGDU (Xinhua) — Urban residents in China are estimated to spend a total of 202.4 billion yuan (about 28.8 billion U.S. dollars) on their pet cats and dogs in 2019, up 18.5 percent year on year.

Democrats’ Impeachment Charges Say Trump ‘Betrayed’ US

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election.

Hong Kong Police Say They Discover 2 Homemade Bombs

HONG KONG (Xinhua) — The Hong Kong police said on Tuesday that the discovery of two home-made bombs in Hong Kong's Wan Chai on Monday might not be a single case, warning that criminals may have stored more firearms and lethal explosives in the community.

Lead Singer of 90’s Duo Roxette Dies at 61

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61, her management agency said Tuesday.

Japan’s 7-Eleven Withheld Wages From Workers for Years

TOKYO — Seven-Eleven Japan Co. said Tuesday it failed to pay a portion of overtime wages to at least 30,000 employees at its franchise stores for years due to a miscalculation in the convenience store chain's payroll system.
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