Law Enforcement in Thailand

Policeman charged with murdering tourist - so why is he still on duty?

The Thai hill town of Pai, nestled in woodland just over three hours by road from Chiang Mai, has long been a haven for young western backpackers and other tourists, playing host to an annual reggae festival and emerging as a trendy new destination for Thai tourists.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2008, 12:00am

Iron ladies

Stodgy, cautious, conservative and hidebound. Those are some of the nicer terms being thrown at Bangkok bureaucrats - the men and women who labour away to make government policies work ... or make sure they don't if it means more paperwork for themselves. Unfair, perhaps, but it's a reputation that sticks.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Police pushed to solve murder of Australian

These are crunch times indeed for the Thai police effort to satisfactorily solve the execution-style killing of top Australian accountant Michael Wansley.

In the boldest move since Wansley was shot in March, prosecutors on Wednesday filed conspiracy to murder charges against three executives of a sugar milling company whose vast debt he was seeking to restructure.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Heroin arrest may nail 'third man'

A suspected Hong Kong drug courier arrested at Bangkok airport with 17 kilograms of heroin in his luggage could hold key information on the territory's drug kingpins.

Detectives from the Narcotics Bureau plan to fly to Bangkok this month to interview Tony Wong Tak-kuen, who is awaiting trial in prison.

11 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Police violence comes under official scrutiny

THE Thai police have mounted an investigation into violence within the force after the widely publicised beating of a pregnant woman and the mysterious death of a motorcycle taxi driver.

The latest incidents come at a time when the entire police force is under official scrutiny following the notorious police theft of a Saudi prince's family jewels.

13 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Alleged spy found hanged

SEOUL: A South Korean accused of spying for the communist North hanged himself with his longjohns in his prison cell yesterday, the Seoul prosecutors' office said.

A spokesman said Kwon Du-young, 64, an adviser for a minority political party, was arrested last August when South Korea said it cracked a North Korean spy ring.

15 Jan 1993 - 12:00am