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DSI to re-investigate case of smuggled timber
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Department of Special Investigation has decided to reopen investigation into former DSI chief Tarit Pengdith's decision four years ago not to indict those who tried to import teak unlawfully into Thailand and give them back the Bt204 million worth of seized timber.full story...
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Billionaire wanted in Pongpat case 'may have fled to Canada'
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Billionaire businessman Nopporn Suppipat - wanted over the alleged abduction and intimidation of someone he owed Bt120 million to - may have travelled to Canada after hiding in Cambodia, a police source said yesterday.full story...
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Father of the Kingdom, other fathers, star on social media
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Though other topics were still shared among Thai social-media users yesterday, nothing was as overwhelming as the content related to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday and Thailand's Father's Day.full story...
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Crowds mass at Siriraj for King
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Scenes of devotion as thousands of Thais celebrate His Majesty's 87th birthday despite cancelled public audiencefull story...
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Police met Nopporn to investigate complaint before he fled
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Arrest warrant issued for another suspect alledgedly involved in abductionfull story...
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Myanmar suspects indicted over murder of Britons on Koh Tao
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE KOH Samui prosecutor yesterday indicted two Myanmar men over the murder of two British backpackers on Surat Thani's Koh Tao on September 15, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said yesterday.full story...
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3 killed, one hurt in South attacks
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Three people were killed and one injured as separatist violence continued in the deep South.full story...
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Mining company signs pact to drop lawsuits
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The mining company Thung Kham signed a memorandum of understanding at the Loei provincial hall yesterday agreeing to drop eight civil lawsuits it had filed against members of the Khon Rak Ban Kerd Group.full story...
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Royal stickers for charity
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai Red Cross Society secretary-general Phan Wannamethee introduced the "Chat & Charity" LINE sticker set created by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at a launch ceremony yesterday at Bangkok's Siam Paragon shopping mall.full story...
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Koran teachings helped 'outstanding' dad bring up children in tough times
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A Narathiwat-based religious teacher, Sama-ae Rengma, 67, has applied the Koran's teachings in parenting his four children, all of whom have grown up to become successful adults despite their difficult childhood.full story...
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Their Majesties are 'healthy for their age'
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THEIR MAJESTIES the King and Queen are healthy for their age, clinical Prof Udom Kachintorn, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, said yesterday while urging Thai citizens to welcome the Royal Family on their way from the hospital to Amarin Vinitchai Hall in the Grand Palace.full story...
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Thailand marks World Soil Day with tributes to His Majesty
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai government's celebrations and seminars focusing on His Majesty the King's achievements as a soil scientist culminate today.full story...
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Stephen Hawking to be invited to lecture in Thailand
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE OFFICE of the Basic Education Commission has invited world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, who has researched and written on the universe and time, to speak to an Asean special education fair in late July next year.full story...
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Only 3 Thai varsities in top 100
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Alarm bells ring as rankings and number of universities in the latest emerging economies list slide from last yearfull story...
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No violence or forced confession by Koh Tao suspects, says Suwat
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE HAVE not used any violence against two Myanmar nationals detained over the murders of two British tourists on Koh Tao, a senior police officer told a subcommittee of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday.full story...
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Preparations underway for South peace talks
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
AS MOVES to restore peace in the deep South go into motion, the Army's chief adviser General Aksara Kerdpol said yesterday that he will speak with facilitators in Malaysia in the middle of this month to get dialogue guidelines. He added that the negotiation team will comprise of no more than 15 members.full story...
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Subjects seen in vintage photos vow loyalty to His Majesty
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NINE PEOPLE seen with His Majesty the King in widely distributed vintage photos have been rediscovered by the Culture Ministry in a much-followed event in honour of the beloved monarch's 87th birthday tomorrow.full story...
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Warrants for 2 more Pongpat associates
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pongpat associates More cases of intimidation come to light; wanted businessman nopporn has fled to Cambodia, police revealfull story...
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BMA ready to order Aetas hotel demolition
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Aetas hotel will be the largest building to face a demolition order from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for breaking regulations, its BMA deputy permanent secretary Kritsada Kluntanont said yesterday.full story...
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Copter crash probe to finish next week
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The probe into the Bell 212 helicopter crash in Phayao province last month, which killed a Third Army Area deputy chief and eight others, will be officially concluded next week, Deputy Defence Minister General Udomdej Sitabutr said yesterday. The initial probe suspected mechanical failure and a problem with the propeller power-supply system - not the weather or pilot, he said.full story...
 
Headline ImageFather of the Kingdom, other fathers, star on social media
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Though other topics were still shared among Thai social-media users yesterday, nothing was as overwhelming as the content related to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday and Thailand's Father's Day.full story...
Headline ImageFew parties like direct election of PM
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Many want to maintain selection system despite opinion polls showing otherwisefull story...
Headline ImageReform of national police force closer
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The much-awaited reform of the Royal Thai Police is closer to reality now that the junta-installed National Reform Council (NRC) has approved the establishment of a so-called National Police Affairs Council, which will oversee the entire force.full story...
Headline ImageBillionaire wanted in Pongpat case 'may have fled to Canada'
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Billionaire businessman Nopporn Suppipat - wanted over the alleged abduction and intimidation of someone he owed Bt120 million to - may have travelled to Canada after hiding in Cambodia, a police source said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageThais post storm warning
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Kiatisak quells fears over plastic pitch in Manilafull story...
Headline ImageSino-Thai rail project shown the green light
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Cost of collaboration still unknown, but minister vows adjacent land off limits to Chinafull story...
Headline ImageMyanmar suspects indicted over murder of Britons on Koh Tao
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE KOH Samui prosecutor yesterday indicted two Myanmar men over the murder of two British backpackers on Surat Thani's Koh Tao on September 15, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImagePolice met Nopporn to investigate complaint before he fled
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Arrest warrant issued for another suspect alledgedly involved in abductionfull story...
Headline ImageInternational Crisis Group doubtful on junta's 'road map to democracy'
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A report from the International Crisis Group has cast doubt on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)'s pledge to restore democracy.full story...
Headline ImageKiatisak wants win in Manila for HM's birthday
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thailand football coach Kiatisak Senamuang has vowed to get a positive result from the tricky Asean Championship semi-final first leg in the Philippines and dedicate it to His Majesty the King.full story...
Headline ImageUS Secretary of State sent well wishes for HM the King
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:47:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry has sent well wishes to HM the King on the occasion of his birthday on Friday.full story...
Headline ImageObama sends birthday wish to HM the King
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:31:00 GMT
US President Barack Obama has sent a birthday wish to HM the King on the occasion of his birthday on Friday.full story...
Headline ImageThai Shrimp Association fears EU may ban Thai fisheries products
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:01:00 GMT
The Thai Shrimp Association urged the Fisheries Department to tackle illegal fishing; otherwise, the European Union (EU) may ban Thai fishery products.full story...
Headline Image'Gangnam Style' reaches maximum number of views on YouTube
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:32:00 GMT
New York - Just how big a hit was "Gangnam Style"? So mammoth that the Internet literally wasn't ready to handle it.full story...
Headline ImageThree killed, one hurt in separate southern attacks
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:16:00 GMT
Violence continued in three deep southern provinces with separate insurgency attacks killing three and injuring one.full story...
Headline ImageLand department seeks meeting with operators of Uber taxi service
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:41:00 GMT
The Land Department has requested another meeting with the executives of Uber taxi, a mobile application-based taxi service, next week to discuss the latter's compliance with official rules.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut reveals Children's Day slogan
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:20:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday revealed slogan for next year's Children's Day.full story...
Headline ImageMechanical failure may cause Payao chopper crash : Army chief
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:09:00 GMT
Mechanical failure may be the cause of the chopper crash in Payao province that killed nine army officers including a deputy regional commander last month, Army Commander in Chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr said.full story...
Headline ImageStephen Hawking invited to lecture in Thailand
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:22:00 GMT
The Office of the Basic Education Commission has invited worldrenowned scientist Stephen Hawking who has researched and written on the universe and time to speak to an Asean special education fair in late July 2015.full story...
Headline ImageArtefacts to be repatriated
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar to be asked to check Pongpat treasures; warrant outfull story...
 
 
 
 
 
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