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Krabi residents demand details on coal power plant, threaten major protests
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
LOCAL villagers and tourist business operators in Krabi oppose the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)'s plan to build a port for coal imports and an electricity-generating plant in Nuea Khlong district.full story...
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I set up killing of monk, cop says
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Officer alledges that Udon hospital boss paid him Bt300,000 to arrange murderfull story...
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Push for DSI chief to probe land deals
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE DEPARTMENT of Special Investigation (DSI)'s Bureau of Special Crime 3 will on Tuesday ask DSI chief Suwana Suwannajutha to consider taking up alleged money-laundering through property transactions by Supachai Srisupa-aksorn, the embattled former chairman of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative, a senior official said yesterday.full story...
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Trang residents duped out of Bt2 million in jobs scam
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Twenty residents of Trang's Palian district were duped out of Bt2 million in total after being promised jobs at a soon-to-open community hospital, an informed source said yesterday.full story...
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Buddhists plan 'mass prayer' event at Royal Plaza
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
At least seven Buddhist organisations will join a "mass prayer" at Bangkok's Royal Plaza on Tuesday to call for more religious protection, according to the Association of Scholars for Buddhism (ASB).full story...
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Residents in Doi Lor fight halal food factory plan
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
LOCALS HAVE expressed strong opposition to a plan to set up a halal food industry in Doi Lor district in Chiang Mai.full story...
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Train driver may have been at fault for crash in Ayutthaya: SRT chief
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE expect to conclude an inquiry soon into a train crash that injured more than 50 people late on Thursday night in Ayutthaya's Phachi district.full story...
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Fake tax invoice gang rounded up
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
AUTHORITIES HAVE cracked down on two gangs selling fake tax invoices to firms keen to avoid paying tax.full story...
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Thailand among group in Southeast Asia not abolishing death penalty: UN report
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THAILAND ranks somewhere in the middle among nations in Southeast Asia when it comes to abolishing the death penalty, with the Kingdom criticised for a "lack of tangible advancement" towards abolishing executions in a United Nations report released yesterday (Fri).full story...
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Land, assets seized from two women
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
All other owners of assets will also be questionedfull story...
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Udon hospital chief held for murder of monk
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ALLEGED MASTERMIND AND AIDE ARRESTED AFTER CONFESSIONS BY GUNMAN, DRIVERfull story...
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Tug-of-war over Uighurs at Suan Phlu
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A FAMILY of 17 suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Turkey and China will remain in custody after a Thai court yesterday rejected their argument that their prolonged detention was illegal.full story...
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Suspected Uighurs must remain in Thai detention: court
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:19:00 GMT
A family of suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between China and Turkey must remain in detention until their true nationalities are proven, a Thai court ruled Friday.full story...
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Unwell abbot sends finance |director to answer DSI queries
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
WAT DHAMMAKAYA abbot Phra Dhammachayo yesterday sent as his representative a monk in charge of finance to answer questions from the Department of Special Investigation, as he was suffering from chronic illness.full story...
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Slain insurgents were plotting attacks: Isoc
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
FOLLOWING Wednesday's operation in which four suspected insurgents were killed and 22 others arrested in Pattani's Thung Yang Dang district, the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc)'s 4th Region Front Command yesterday told the press that operative insurgents had gathered there to plot attacks in the area.full story...
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Baristas, literature in the mix at book fair
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE 43rd National Book Fair and 13th Bangkok International Book Fair kicked off yesterday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre featuring 932 booths.full story...
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Rice farmer hangs himself over mounting debts
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A 46-year-old rice farmer in Phichit's Muang district committed suicide by hanging himself yesterday morning allegedly due to overwhelming debts.full story...
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Garbage impeding flow of rainwater: BMA
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
MORE than 10 tonnes of garbage has been retrieved from pipes and sieves at each of Bangkok's pump stations every time city officials rush there to facilitate the flow of water out of the capital.full story...
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Teacher quality project revived
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
TDRI president says good choices possible with high supply, low demandfull story...
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Brunei promises Thailand priority fishing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
BRUNEI has vowed to give Thailand priority as it considers allowing neighbouring countries to engage in more joint fishing activities in its waters, said Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp yesterday.full story...
 
Headline ImageMost Thais back new charter: CDC chief
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Borwornsak says poll shows support from 70% of public; urges people not to be paranoid about an unelected PMfull story...
Headline ImageYingluck defends record on human trafficking, fishing 'slaves'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
FORMER prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday defended her administration after Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha claimed that it did nothing to solve human trafficking or forced labour on trawlers.full story...
Headline ImageI set up killing of monk, cop says
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Officer alledges that Udon hospital boss paid him Bt300,000 to arrange murderfull story...
Headline ImageKrabi residents demand details on coal power plant, threaten major protests
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
LOCAL villagers and tourist business operators in Krabi oppose the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)'s plan to build a port for coal imports and an electricity-generating plant in Nuea Khlong district.full story...
Headline ImageConcern over alternative to martial law
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLITICIANS yesterday expressed their opposition to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's plan to replace martial law with an order by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in a bid to address security concerns.full story...
Headline ImageMartial law to be lifted: PM
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Preparations under way, says Prayut, but he has not discussed the matter with Cabinetfull story...
Headline ImageUdon hospital chief held for murder of monk
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ALLEGED MASTERMIND AND AIDE ARRESTED AFTER CONFESSIONS BY GUNMAN, DRIVERfull story...
Headline ImageLand, assets seized from two women
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
All other owners of assets will also be questionedfull story...
Headline ImageBorwornsak explains need for 20th constitution
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
CHARTER drafter president Borwornsak Uwanno has told foreign diplomats that the country needed to draft its 20th constitution because politicians took advantage of the 1997 Constitution's emphasis on stable government and strong political parties to forge authoritarian regimes.full story...
Headline ImageMusic for a beloved Princess
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Top entertainers join in song to celebrate the 60th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornfull story...
Headline ImagePhoto of Myanmar's reclusive former dictator surfaces on Facebook
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:02:00 GMT
YANGON(Reuters) - Myanmar's reclusive former military dictator, Than Shwe, appears to have surfaced in public for the first time in almost four years in a photograph on Facebook showing him being taught to use an iPad by a young girl.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut to enact new NCPO announcement to replace martial law enforcement
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:03:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Friday that he is preparing to enact a new announcement of the National Council for Peace and Order to replace the martial law enforcement.full story...
Headline ImageSuspected Uighurs must remain in Thai detention: court
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:19:00 GMT
A family of suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between China and Turkey must remain in detention until their true nationalities are proven, a Thai court ruled Friday.full story...
Headline Image'Report on fishermen abuse hurts Thailand'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Govt worries over status in US tips report despite bid to tackle human traffickingfull story...
Headline ImagePM mulls alternative to martial law
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday he was thinking of replacing martial law with other laws including giving himself "absolute power".full story...
Headline ImageCop wanted over monk killing held
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
WITH the help of Laotian authorities, police yesterday apprehended a junior policeman accused of being involved in the murder of a revered Udon Thani-based monk earlier this month, national police chief General Somyot Poompanmuang said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageThailand toughens trafficking law with death penalty
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:44:00 GMT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments forhuman traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims had died.full story...
Headline ImageMyanmar upper house approves student unions
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:00 GMT
NAY PYI TAW (AFP) - Proposals to allow Myanmar students to form unions for the first time in decades passed their first parliamentary hurdle Thursday in amendments to an education bill that has sparked protests which saw dozens of activists arrested.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut ponders martial law lifting
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:38:00 GMT
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thursday that he is pondering about lifting the martial law and turning to use other laws, including the interim charter's provision that gives him "absolute power".full story...
Headline Image'I'm not an angel to predict weather'
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Bangkok governor takes the blame for Tuesday's flash floods; PM had warned two weeks ago about approaching tropical stormfull story...
 
 
 
 
 
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