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Road-rage bus driver lynched, stabbed
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A BUS DRIVER was lynched and fatally stabbed after he allegedly stole a minibus and crashed into 12 vehicles - including four taxies, a motorcycle and a fruit-vending cart - during a road-rage incident in the heart of Bangkok early yesterday.full story...
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Thailand slammed over Rohingya
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
US congressmen warn failure in humane treatment could lead to sanctionsfull story...
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BMA concerned about state of Lumpini Park's ecosystem since occupation by antigovt PDRC protesters
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
LUMPINI PARK'S ecosystem has been affected after the People's Democratic Reform Committee's (PDRC) decision to establish its rally camp there two months ago, it has been revealed.full story...
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61 victims of April Yala bombing compensated
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE GOVERNMENT yesterday paid Bt2.619 million in compensation to 61 people affected by the two days of bombing attacks in the southern border province of Yala early last month.full story...
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Appeals Court upholds lese majeste sentence
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Appeals Court yesterday upheld a two-year lese majeste prison sentence against Jeng Dokjik for his speech during a red-shirt rally on March 29, 2010.full story...
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Five held in Bt77m meth trafficking case
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing 384,000 methamphetamine tablets worth about Bt77 million with intent to sell.full story...
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Seven shot in drag-strip gunfight
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A drag strip in Pathum Thani turned into a bloodbath early yesterday with seven people shot. Among the victims was Chatrawat Rattanawong, the 31-year-old son of a former deputy governor of the province.full story...
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New university testing method dropped
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Onesqa) has decided to drop the U-Net testing method of higher-educational institutes.full story...
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Workers march on May Day, seek lower cost of living
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THAI WORKERS yesterday marched to Sanam Luang |to mark International Workers' Day, urging the government |to keep consumer-product |prices under control and |raise wages.full story...
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Latest road crash in Tak's Doi Ruak claims 14 lives
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Accident close to site where 30 people were killed in bus crash in Marchfull story...
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Migrant workers find heaven and hope in Thailand
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
WHILE THAI WORKERS are expected to voice grievances over low pay against the rising cost of living today, many migrant workers continue struggling to make ends meet with little complaint. For these workers from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, Thailand is a still a good place to work.full story...
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Visa restrictions force Thais to spend night at German airport
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
SIXTY THAI nationals who were forced to spend a night at Frankfurt Airport in Germany are scheduled to arrive on board Thai Airways International Flight 921 this morning.full story...
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Ministry to consider workers' Labour Day demands
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Labour Ministry has set up a committee to consider 12 demands made by workers on May 1, Labour Day.full story...
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Police net record marijuana haul
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police seized a record total of 5,689 kilograms of marijuana smuggled from Laos and bound for the Netherlands and Australia, Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said yesterday.full story...
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Plea to lodge appeal over acquittals in the murder of Saudi
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE CHULARATCHAMONTRI and the Central Islamic Council yesterday urged the Office of the Attorney-General to appeal against the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court's acquittal of five former police officers charged with abducting and murdering Mohammad al-Ruwaili, a Saudi businessman.full story...
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Court orders Pracha, Samak's family to pay damages in BMA fire-vehicle purchase
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Fugitive former deputy interior minister Pracha Maleenont and the heirs of late former Bangkok governor Samak Sundaravej were yesterday ordered by the Central Administrative Court each to pay Bt587 million to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to cover the losses caused by the procurement of fire trucks nine years ago.full story...
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Fears that S. Korea ferry victims may never be recovered
Thu, 01 May 2014 09:25:00 GMT
The recovery of a body from South Korea's ferry disaster some distance from the submerged vessel fuelled concerns Thursday that many among the scores still missing may never be found. More than two weeks after the 6,825-tonne Sewol capsized and sank, 213 people have been confirmed dead but 89 remain unaccounted for, much to the frustration and anger of the victims' families.full story...
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Thawil to review deep South policy
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Army chief also seeking to adjust South operations to make them precise, fastfull story...
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Arrest warrants sought for two key suspects in red-shirt poet's murder
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
At least two people were involved in the April 23 killing of red-shirt poet Kamol "Mainueng Kor Kuntee" Duangphasuk, a senior police officer said yesterday. Police were also trying to find out the motive behind the killing - if it was a personal conflict, or if it had something to do with the late poet's political campaigns, national police deputy chief Pol General Aek Angsananont said.full story...
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Driver who mowed down three police officers released on bail
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The driver, who allegedly mowed down three police officers and wounded three others in a car accident in downtown Bangkok on Sunday, was released on bail yesterday after his uncle posted a Bt1.4-million land title deed as guarantee. The bail was actually set at Bt500,000.full story...
 
Headline ImageGovt ignores Abhisit's offer
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
But whether or not he runs in election, Pheu Thai wants to see his peace proposalfull story...
Headline ImageRice scheme case: a dangling sword
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NACC verdict could force Yingluck to step down, serve timefull story...
Headline ImageDamned if they do, damned if they don't
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The clock is ticking towards a landmark judgement against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose job is on the line over the unlawful transfer of National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri.full story...
Headline Image61 victims of April Yala bombing compensated
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE GOVERNMENT yesterday paid Bt2.619 million in compensation to 61 people affected by the two days of bombing attacks in the southern border province of Yala early last month.full story...
Headline ImageDSI seeks indictment of 58 protest leaders
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith yesterday approached the director-general of the Office of Special Cases to indict 58 People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leaders on eight grave charges - including sedition, insurrection, instigating chaos, trespassing, and violating election laws.full story...
Headline ImageGroup of senators push for election of new speaker, deputies
Thu, 01 May 2014 09:19:00 GMT
A group of appointed senators will push for the election of a new Senate speaker and two deputies when the upper chamber convenes its extraordinary session Friday.full story...
Headline ImageReport made public today
Thu, 01 May 2014 07:38:00 GMT
Malaysia says next phase of action for the MH370 search and rescue mission will be discussed in Australia next weekfull story...
Headline ImageAbhisit offers to take political break
Thu, 01 May 2014 06:13:00 GMT
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva announced on Thursday via Facebook post that if his proposal to bring the country out of political crisis is accepted, he would not run in the next election.full story...
Headline ImageElection set for July 20
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Ec sets conditions for govt: says there must be no misuse of power; poll should be free from violence; Suthep calls three-stage final battle from May 5; Democrats in doubt if they will take part in pollfull story...
Headline ImageCourt orders Pracha, Samak's family to pay damages in BMA fire-vehicle purchase
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Fugitive former deputy interior minister Pracha Maleenont and the heirs of late former Bangkok governor Samak Sundaravej were yesterday ordered by the Central Administrative Court each to pay Bt587 million to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to cover the losses caused by the procurement of fire trucks nine years ago.full story...
Headline ImageJuly 20 set for next election
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:10:00 GMT
The government and the Election Commission agreed at a meeting on Thursday to set July 20 as the date for the new electionfull story...
Headline ImageAbhisit meets Palang Chon leader to lobby for compromise reforms
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:13:00 GMT
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajva on Wednesday met with Palang Chon Party leader Sonthaya Khunpluem to lobby for support for his compromise version of political reform.full story...
Headline ImageDurian merchant gets 15 days in jail for selling unripe durian
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:41:00 GMT
Rayong court that sentenced a merchant to 15-days in jail for selling unripe fruit to a customer set a legal precedent for Thailand.full story...
Headline ImageSamak's wife, Pracha ordered by court to pay Bt587 million to BMA
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:43:00 GMT
The Central Administrative Court Wednesday ordered the wife of late former prime minister Samak Sundaravej and former deputy interior minister Pracha Maleenont to pay Bt587 million each to the city administration over the controversial Bt6.6 billion fire vehicles project.full story...
Headline Image36 senators indicted over Constitution amendment
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:14:00 GMT
National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has indicted 36 senators for misconduct in attempting to amend the constitution to make the Senate a fully elected body.full story...
Headline ImageNACC not to accept any more witnesses for Yingluck
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:56:00 GMT
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Tuesday resolved not to accept any more witnesses in defence of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the case of negligence related to her government's rice-pledging scheme.full story...
Headline ImageFrance provides $109m for fight against Aids, TB and malaria
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:42:00 GMT
France has recently contributed US$109 million (Bt3.5 billion) to help Thailand in its fight against HIV/Aids, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, the French embassy's press section reported yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageYingluck to decide whether to attend Asean Summit in Myanmar : Surapong
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:12:00 GMT
Preparations are underway for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's trip to attend the Asean Summit in Myanmar's capital; Nay Pyi Taw next month, said caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Tuesday.full story...
Headline ImagePolice to replace military for security duties: CAPO
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:48:00 GMT
The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) will adjust the deployment of troops to provide security in Bangkok by replacing soldiers with police, the caretaker deputy premier said on Tuesday.full story...
Headline ImageEC endorses 15 remaining senators-elect
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:29:00 GMT
The Election Commission on Tuesday endorsed the 15 remaining senators-elect as required by the 30-day deadline.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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