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Property man Boontham held over lese majeste
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Property businessman Boontham Boonthepprathan, who was taken into police custody on Friday over alleged crimes of lese majeste during land deals in Nakhon Ratchasima's Pak Chong district, will remain at the Bangkok Remand Prison.full story...
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Father of former princess in remand prison
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Bangkok Remand Prison chief Aryuth Sinthoppan yesterday said Apiruj Suwadee, father of former princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee, was now detained at the prison's zone 3 among elderly inmates.full story...
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Cambodian gang pays 'yaba' for stolen bikes
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Rangers Company 1205 in Sa Kaew province revealed a criminal trend in which a thief directly exchanged a stolen motorcycle for 'yaba' pills from a dealer.full story...
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Crackdown ordered on human traffickers
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Interior Ministry has instructed provincial governors to survey the number of migrant workers and dispatch special-task teams to crack down on human traffickers.full story...
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Three Thai cities in finals of Earth Hour City Challenge
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
SONGKHLA'S Hat Yai, Khon Kaen's Khon Kaen municipality and Tambon Mapammarit municipality in Chumpon's Pathio district are among 44 cities from 16 countries that have made it to the final of the Earth Hour City Challenge 2015.full story...
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Filipino gamer held for murder
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A 19-year-old Filipino man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 73-year-old female neighbour in a home invasion in Chiang Mai's Muang district four days ago.full story...
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Soldiers from other regions to be pulled from far South: Army chief
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ARMY CHIEF General Udomdej Sitabutr has said all soldiers sent from other regions to provide security in the three southernmost provinces will be pulled out by April, leaving the task to the Fourth Army Region.full story...
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Prayut to lead 'super board' on education system reform
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
PM Eyes amending existing laws and overhauling structures to boost sectorfull story...
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Bangkok's Khlong Thom 'Dark Market' set to become latest casualty of junta's cleanup
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE CURTAIN is set to come down on Khlong Thom night market, one of Bangkok's largest street markets which dates back over three decades.full story...
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Japanese diplomats visit deep South
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE SOUTHERN Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) told Japanese diplomats yesterday that international support was necessary for restoring peace and development in Thailand's restive South.full story...
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Parents of former princess confess to defaming the monarchy
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The parents of former princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee were taken into police custody yesterday after confessing to defaming the monarchy.full story...
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Senior police officers moved after Army leads raids on gambling dens
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
TWO SENIOR metropolitan police commanders have been transferred to inactive posts after military officers earlier raided two Bangkok gambling dens in their jurisdiction.full story...
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Abbot will face DSI probe over donations
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Phra Dhammachayo received huge sums from the troubled Klongchan cooperativefull story...
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SCB to pay KMITL Bt1.5 billion
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Banker has accepted responsibility for the institute's embezzled cashfull story...
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No proof Billy still under detention, Appeals Court says upholding ruling
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Appeals Court yesterday upheld a lower court's ruling that there was insufficient evidence of the unlawful detention of Karen activist Pholachi "Billy" Rakchongcharoen.full story...
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Canned tuna from Thailand under scrutiny after four poisoned in Australia
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Four people in Sydney are suffering from suspected fish poisoning after eating sandwiches made with tuna imported from Thailand, agencies reported yesterday. The four had eaten at the same cafe.full story...
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Locals upset as mining operations given go ahead
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Residents file a petition with National Human Rights Commissionfull story...
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Waste bill threatens hundreds earning from recycling
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
RESIDENTS OF the so-called "toxic waste village" are holding their breath over the ongoing legislation of an environment-friendly law that will threaten their livelihood - separating waste and selling the recyclables.full story...
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Prison time mounting for Pongpat as court adds another 15 years
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
FORMER CENTRAL Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Pol Lt-General Pongpat Chayaphan will serve almost 32 years behind bars, after the Criminal Court yesterday found him guilty in two more bribe-taking cases that landed him 15 more years in prison.full story...
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Report on signatures almost ready
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Police are close to concluding the examination of 300 signatures on cheques related to the embezzlement of Bt1.5 billion from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, a senior police officer said yesterday.full story...
 
Headline ImageCDC chief calls for public vote on charter
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Borwornsak hopes this will be the last constitution for Thailandfull story...
Headline ImageActivist Ticha resigns from charter body
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Berated by drafters for seeking ratio of woman cadidatesfull story...
Headline ImageThe nine who hold the key to Yingluck's future
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
NINE Supreme Court judges will hear the case involving former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her government's controversial rice-pledging scheme. They must decide by March 19 whether it will go to trial.full story...
Headline ImageThree Thai cities in finals of Earth Hour City Challenge
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
SONGKHLA'S Hat Yai, Khon Kaen's Khon Kaen municipality and Tambon Mapammarit municipality in Chumpon's Pathio district are among 44 cities from 16 countries that have made it to the final of the Earth Hour City Challenge 2015.full story...
Headline ImageSoldiers from other regions to be pulled from far South: Army chief
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ARMY CHIEF General Udomdej Sitabutr has said all soldiers sent from other regions to provide security in the three southernmost provinces will be pulled out by April, leaving the task to the Fourth Army Region.full story...
Headline ImageRussian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:15:00 GMT
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down while walking in sight of the Kremlin late Friday, prompting an international chorus of condemnation.full story...
Headline ImageAbbot will face DSI probe over donations
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Phra Dhammachayo received huge sums from the troubled Klongchan cooperativefull story...
Headline ImageParents of former princess confess to defaming the monarchy
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The parents of former princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee were taken into police custody yesterday after confessing to defaming the monarchy.full story...
Headline ImageSCB to pay KMITL Bt1.5 billion
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Banker has accepted responsibility for the institute's embezzled cashfull story...
Headline ImagePrayut to lead 'super board' on education system reform
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
PM Eyes amending existing laws and overhauling structures to boost sectorfull story...
Headline ImageNLA chief defends the appointment of family members
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:47:00 GMT
Pornpetch Vichitcholachai, president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), said Friday that it was understandable that NLA members would want to appoint their spouses or relatives as aides or personal experts as these were the people they could trust.full story...
Headline ImageSomali pirates release Thai hostages held for 4 years
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:24:00 GMT
Nairobi - Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, local officials said Friday.full story...
Headline ImageInterior Minister ordered to speed up citizenship
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:14:00 GMT
The Central Administrative Court on Thursday ruled in favour of a group of displaced persons living in Tak province who have accused Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda for being too slow in considering their Thai citizenship applications.full story...
Headline ImageUrgent appeal for blood launched
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:14:00 GMT
The Thai Red Cross Society has asked the public to donate blood, which is in critically short supply. The society reported that the shortage was affecting hospitals nationwide, which need as much as 8,000 units for daily operations.full story...
Headline ImageCDC rejects 'emergency powers' provision for PM
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Charter drafters settle for non-elected prime minister, elected by mps, in the event of a crisisfull story...
Headline ImagePrayut ready to testify
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:55:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday said he is ready to testify about his involvement in the fatal crackdown during the political chaos on anti-government protesters in Bangkok in 2010.full story...
Headline ImageUS ambassador expected to be in place before Thailand has elected government
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:34:00 GMT
A new US Ambassador to Thailand is expected to be in place in Thailand even before the country has an elected government, Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Thursday.full story...
Headline ImageTop court upholds convictions in murder of Australian auditor Wansley
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE SUPREME Court yesterday upheld a lower-court ruling that had sentenced a former executive of Kaset Thai Sugar Co to life imprisonment for his role in the 1999 murder of Australian auditor Michael Wansley.full story...
Headline ImageInternational Balloon Festival to be held next month
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:26:00 GMT
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting tourists to visit southern province of Songkhla for the International Balloon Festival next month.full story...
Headline ImageAbhisit ready to prove innocence in NACC impeachment bid
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:25:00 GMT
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said Wednesday he respected the National Anti-Corruption Commission's resolution to seek his impeachment and that of his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban for their alleged mishandling of the bloody break-up of red-shirt protests in 2010.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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