Country: Thailand

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner. Khaosod English. 27 June.

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech (2017). Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals. The Nation. 16 April.

Outcry after historic plaque goes missing

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Outcry after historic plaque goes missing. The Nation. 16 April.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong (2017). Painting pincher gets the axe. Bangkok Post. 16 March.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns. Khaoso. 31 January.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2017). Art snatcher suspended. Bangkok Post. 30 January.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal. The Nation. 28 January.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft. Khaoso. 27 January.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press (2017). Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel. Salon. 25 January.

How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas (2017). How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act. The Art Newspaper. 9 January.

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

Curtis S. Chin (2016). Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage. The Straits Times. 16 September.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Action urged for Yama lintel return. Bangkok Post. 23 August.

Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition

(Thailand; United States of America)

The Nation (2016). Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition. The Nation. 5 August.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco. Bangkok Post. 4 August.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.

Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk

(Thailand; Saudi Arabia)

AFP (2016). Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk. Hindustan Times. 17 March.

A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves

(Thailand)

Jason Motlagh (2016). A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves. National Geographic. 14 March.

Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized

(Thailand)

Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Bangkok Post (2016). US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand. Bangkok Post. 25 January.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson (2015). Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison. My News LA. 14 December.

Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Prangthong Jitcharoenkul (2015). Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia. Bangkok Post. 12 July.

Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Chea Vannak (2015). Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand. Khmer Times. 12 July.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2015). Pongpat gets 2 more years. Bangkok Post. 1 July.

'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US

(Thailand; United States of America)

Todd Ruiz (2015). 'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US. CocoBKK. 24 June.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Mongkut, reinterpreted. Bangkok Post. 18 March.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Paris show features stolen crown. Bangkok Post. 17 March.

Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name

(Thailand)

Thomas Fuller (2014). Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name. The New York Times. 30 November.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

Arts official urges villagers to sell the ancient treasure they found

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Arts official urges villagers to sell the ancient treasure they found. The Nation. 3 June.