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Education transfers 'to help probes into graft'
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Officials moved faced complaints, but were not necessarily corrupt, govt saysfull story...
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UFUN woman surrenders to police
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Six of 12 suspects now in custody over 'fraudulent' schemefull story...
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Cabbie who ran over cop, shot dead couple 'confesses'
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A taxi driver, who ran over a traffic policeman, stole his gun and shot dead a middle-aged couple in Nonthaburi's Bang Yai district on Friday, surrendered to police yesterday reportedly out of fear that he would be killed while on the run.full story...
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PM intends to pursue Pak Bara seaport project
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Pak Bara deep-seaport project in Satun seems to have been revived after Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha made a commitment to pursue it under his administration's plan to launch a number of mega-investment projects.full story...
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Govt 'cleaning house' in corrupt education sector
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The sudden transfers of high-ranking Education Ministry officials has not raised the eyebrows of ministry officials.full story...
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Surat Thani tightens permission for mining explosives, devices
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
PROVINCIAL authorities in Surat Thani have put on hold requests for the purchase and sale of six items and chemicals used to make explosives for the mining industry - in a bid to prevent future bomb attacks.full story...
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Monk disrobed for theft of heads from four corpses
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A Buddhist monk in Udon Thani province was disrobed in order to face criminal charges, along with two layman accomplices, for allegedly stealing and chopping off the heads of four corpses. Two of the corpses were from Ban None Sa cemetery in Prachak Sinlapakhom district and other two from Ban Chiang Haew cemetery in Kumphawapi district.full story...
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Somyot attends rite for slain undercover officer
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
National police chief General Somyot Poompanmuang yesterday over a bathing rite yesterday for Police Sub-Lieutenant Kriengkrai Phumpreuksachat, an undercover officer from Chiang Rai killed during a drug 'sting' on Friday.full story...
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Police confident they have arrested a serial killer
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A suspected serial killer arrested for allegedly killing a bar girl in a freak sexual act has confessed to a similar murder in 2006, police alleged yesterday. Police alleged that Para Choosri, 53, killed the bar girl, who worked at an entertainment venue in Chiang Mai. The victim's body was found with bite wounds on her chest and a water bottle inside her rectum.full story...
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German govt donates Bt2.4m
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Germany Embassy has given Bt2.4 million to Anti-Trafficking Coordination Unit Northern Thailand (Trafcord), a Thailand-based non-profit organisation to help it battle human trafficking.full story...
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Former Thai Airways boss Chatrachai dies
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THAI Airways International's former president Chatrachai Bunya-Ananta died yesterday of an intravenous infection. He was 82.full story...
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Major Education shake-up
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha has introduced a big shake-up at the Education Ministry in the push for education reform and greater efficiency.full story...
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Authorities know the identity of Koh Samui bomb masterminds, ministers told
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE AUTHORITIES know the identity of people behind the car bomb on Koh Samui but are waiting to see if more evidence comes to light, a source quoted Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as saying yesterday.full story...
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Monk held for "stealing"corpse parts
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A MONK in Udon Thani has been arrested for allegedly stealing a corpse from a local cemetery and chopping off the head of another corpse for black magic purposes.full story...
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Green light for investment in health projects
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A SMALL-SCALE new medical support scheme will be introduced in the near future for three categories between government hospitals and private businesses, with the latter participating in a joint investment with the Public Health Ministry, a deputy permanent secretary said yesterday.full story...
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RFD officials face probe
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Investigation to see why landrights deeds were granted for forest landfull story...
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Police seeking to recoup funds from UFUN
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE are trying to locate and "freeze" all assets of suspects involved in the allegedly fraudulent UFUN Thailand scheme in an effort to ease losses suffered by victims.full story...
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Jump in volunteers 'stems from rising image of Army'
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ALMOST 43,500 men voluntarily joined the military this year, 10 per cent up from last year.full story...
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Thailand continues suffering from drought and smog
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:02:00 GMT
Thailand has suffered from the worsening drought crisis with several fruit orchards in the South having been affected by water shortages. In the north meanwhile, heavy smog still caused air pollution in many areas.full story...
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Germany funds human rights project in Northern Thailand
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:45:00 GMT
The German government has awarded 70,000 euro (approximately Bt2.4 million) to the Thai non-profit organisation Trafcord to support their fight against human trafficking.full story...
 
Headline ImageEducation transfers 'to help probes into graft'
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Officials moved faced complaints, but were not necessarily corrupt, govt saysfull story...
Headline ImageGovt 'cleaning house' in corrupt education sector
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The sudden transfers of high-ranking Education Ministry officials has not raised the eyebrows of ministry officials.full story...
Headline ImageUFUN woman surrenders to police
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Six of 12 suspects now in custody over 'fraudulent' schemefull story...
Headline ImagePM intends to pursue Pak Bara seaport project
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Pak Bara deep-seaport project in Satun seems to have been revived after Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha made a commitment to pursue it under his administration's plan to launch a number of mega-investment projects.full story...
Headline ImageFormer Thai Airways boss Chatrachai dies
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THAI Airways International's former president Chatrachai Bunya-Ananta died yesterday of an intravenous infection. He was 82.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut has a swipe at media in six-month progress report
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Says govt has stuck to its road map though timeframe depends on situationfull story...
Headline ImageMajor Education shake-up
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha has introduced a big shake-up at the Education Ministry in the push for education reform and greater efficiency.full story...
Headline ImageAuthorities know the identity of Koh Samui bomb masterminds, ministers told
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE AUTHORITIES know the identity of people behind the car bomb on Koh Samui but are waiting to see if more evidence comes to light, a source quoted Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as saying yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageRFD officials face probe
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Investigation to see why landrights deeds were granted for forest landfull story...
Headline ImageNaked farang gets a bargain for Songkran
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
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Headline ImageEducation permanent secretary removed
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:57:00 GMT
National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief General Prayut Chanocha has removed Education Ministry permanent secretary Suthasri Wongsamarn and transferred him to the post of secretary general of the Office of the Education Council.full story...
Headline ImageHRW urges Thailand to drop charges against Phuket journalists
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:00 GMT
The Thai authorities are urged to drop criminal proceedings against two journalists for reporting on trafficking of ethnic Rohingya "boat people", Human Rights Watch said today.full story...
Headline ImageUnfair to penalise Thai airlines: IATA
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:48:00 GMT
MADRID, Spain - It is unfair to penalise Thai airlines for the government's poor ''oversight'' in regulatory regime for aviation, said International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and chief executive officer Tony Tyler.full story...
Headline ImageThailand continues suffering from drought and smog
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:02:00 GMT
Thailand has suffered from the worsening drought crisis with several fruit orchards in the South having been affected by water shortages. In the north meanwhile, heavy smog still caused air pollution in many areas.full story...
Headline ImagePolitical activist in trouble over 'fairly priced rice' campaign
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:31:00 GMT
Deputy government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said today that political activist Sombat Boonngamanong has launched a "non-constructive" movement through the sale of bagged rice.full story...
Headline ImageBt40 bn to spice up village fund scheme
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:54:00 GMT
The Finance Ministry is injecting Bt40 billion into the village fund scheme.full story...
Headline ImageMH370 search zone to double if nothing found: officials
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:58:00 GMT
The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said Thursday, asserting their commitment to finding the plane.full story...
Headline ImageTransport Minister may apply Article 44 to state projects
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:02:00 GMT
The Transport Ministry is considering the use of Article 44 in the provisional charter to speed up infrastructure projects, minister Prajin Juntong said on Thursday.full story...
Headline ImageEurope finds common language in bid to rival US TV productions
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:21:00 GMT
"Game of Thrones" may finally bring a change in Europe that various wars and EU bureaucracy have failed to bring about: making English a common language -- on TV screens, at least.full story...
Headline ImageEx-MPs 'involved' in bomb blast
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Police deputy chief says politicians supported the attack; Phra Suthep slammed by Pheu Thai for hinting at Thaksin's rolefull story...
 
 
 
 
 
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