Thai PM says law applies to tycoon accused of poaching Feb 09, 2018 0 152 12345 BANGKOK A Thai tycoon charged with poaching a leopard in a national park will not escape justice despite his wealth, the country's junta leader vowed on Thursday, as public outcry rages over impunity for the kingdom's rich and powerful.Construction magnate Premchai Karnasuta was arrested along with three others on Sunday night by rangers who stumbled upon their camp in a wildlife sanctuary in western Thailand.They seized guns, ammunition and animal carcasses including a rare black leopard, leading to police charges for hunting in the national reserve and poaching a protected species.Premchai is the president of the publicly traded Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Suvarnabhumi airport and the city's skytrain public transit system known as the BTS. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Philippine leader rejects ICC probe linked to drug war Feb 09, 2018 0 199 Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower Feb 09, 2018 0 207 Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack' Feb 09, 2018 0 883 Philippines' Duterte orders halt on new casinos to prevent oversupply REUTERS MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt on the entry and creation of new casinos to prevent an oversupply in one of Asia's fastest-growing gambling markets, the country's .. Philippine bank threatens counter-suit over world's biggest cyber-heist AFP MANILA THE Philippine bank used by hackers to transfer money in the world's biggest cyber heist warned of tit-for-tat legal action on Thursday, after Bangladeshi officials said they would sue the lender. .. Death-row Indonesian kingpin ran drug ring from prison: police JAKARTA A jailed Indonesian drug lord facing execution ran a meth-and-ecstasy ring from behind bars, police said on Thursday, as officials announced his narcotics network had been smashed. A dozen people were arrested .. Indonesia probes killing of Borneo orangutan JAKARTA A critically endangered Borneo orangutan shot to death in Indonesia took 130 pellets from an air rifle, in addition to cuts and bruises, an official of a wildlife group said on Thursday. Indonesia has vast swathes .. Cambodia court grants bail to seven foreigners held over dance party PHNOM PENH A Cambodian court has granted bail to seven of 10 foreigners charged with producing pornography related to dancing at a party, a court spokesman said on Thursday. The 10 were arrested on Jan. 25, along with 77 ..