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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:24:22

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Lower Mekong dam decision to be appealed

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:14:16 GMT

The Rak Chiang Khong conservation group will file an appeal against the Administrative Court’s dismissal of its complaint against Thai authorities involving the Pak Bang dam, the third dam planned along the Lower Mekong River, as they are worried about its potential impacts.


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Up to 173 cases of alleged temple fund embezzlement to be submitted for legal action

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:31:32 GMT

THE CENTRE for National Anti-Corruption (CNAC) has concluded that 173 cases out of 498 complaints of alleged embezzlement of temple maintenance funds had grounds to proceed with criminal charges.



Medical teams on standby for Royal Funeral

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:08:20 GMT

Medical teams and qualified first-aid volunteers will provide assistance to people attending the Royal Cremation of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang and the adjacent Grand Palace, as well as at designate sites nationwide, according to Public Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.



Massive Pattani hunt for Rangers’ killers

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:02:32 GMT

Some 500 tripartite forces of military, police and civilians backed by tanks, personnel carriers and a helicopter conducted searches at several spots in Pattani’s Sai Buri district on Saturday morning for insurgents who carried out a fatal bomb attack on Friday.


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Another Royal Urn attendance record on Saturday as Thais pay respects

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:55:58 GMT

As people from all corners of Thailand continued to visit the Grand Palace’s Dusit Maha Prasart Throne Hall to pay respects before the Royal Urn of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Saturday, visitor numbers reportedly reached the week's peak of 32,000 people at Sanam Luang.


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Free Bangkok transit rides for Royal cremation period

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:39:55 GMT

Free public transport in Bangkok will be provided October 25-27 to help people coming into, and moving through the capital to attend the funeral flower-laying sites for the Royal Cremation of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


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Four soldiers killed in Pattani as pickup truck is blown up

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

FOUR SOLDIERS were killed and six others injured when a bomb attack targeted their patrol pickup in Pattani’s Sai Buri district yesterday morning.


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Police seek info on alleged US paedophile working as teacher

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Police are investigating widespread reports that an American man who was charged with multiple instances of child sexual abuse had escaped to Thailand and used a fake identity to work as an English teacher in Khon Kaen and Rayong provinces for years.


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Police vow to take legal action against monks over subsidy corruption scandal

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

POLICE HAVE vowed to take legal action against all the four monks implicated in the temple-subsidy corruption scandal, regardless of the number of their supporters.


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Jealous husbands the biggest culprits in spousal murders, study finds

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

HUSBANDS WERE the killers in most of the murders committed by spouses last year, a senior official at the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation said yesterday.


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Activists vow to fight environment bill

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Protests planned from November as critics say it fails to improve on flaws |and process lacked public participation.


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Yingluck ‘escaped through casinos’  : Prawit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:09:34 GMT

Runaway ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra is believed to have been secretly driven by car to the border province of Sa Kaew before sneaking out of the country through casinos, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said Friday.


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Power outage announcement for September 22 to 26

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:34:46 GMT

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority has the plan to maintain and improve the electricity distribution system so it will have to temporarily cut off the power for security on operation process in the following areas:



Miss Teen ‘Amy’ tense after first night in prison

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:03:44 GMT

Actress and former Miss Teen Thailand Amelia “Amy” Jacobs appeared tense on Friday morning after spending her first night in the Min Buri Remand Prison, the prison chief said.


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Three policemen suspended over alleged role in Yingluck’s escape

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:56:11 GMT

Three Metropolitan Police officers suspected of allegedly helping former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee were transferred to police headquarters with immediate effect, pending an investigation into their alleged role, according to an order issued on Friday.


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Groups plan prolonged protests over new environment bill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:36:00 GMT

Groups opposed to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process prescribed in the new Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Bill have decided to launch mass protests beginning November 1.


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About 1.8 million cars used expressways each day

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:30:01 GMT

About 1.829 million vehicles are using eight expressways of the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), an increase of 12.36 per cent, EXAT deputy governor Wicharn Ekkarinthakul said Friday.


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Four rangers killed, another, one civilian injured in Pattani bomb attack

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:27:01 GMT

Violence continued in the southern province of Pattani on Friday, the holy day observed by Muslims, when insurgents detonated a roadside bomb to ambush a patrol unit of rangers in Sai Buri district, killing four and injuring another ranger and a civilian.


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Buddhism office officials allegedly took Bt300m from temple subsidies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

SENIOR OFFICIALS at the National Buddhism Office and their accomplices are accused of siphoning off more than Bt300 million from state subsidies for 30 temples in recent years, according to investigations.


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Reprieve for Mongkutwattana cardiac patients

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

MONGKUTWATTANA General Hospital will be allowed to provide specialised heart surgery for patients under the universal healthcare scheme for one more year although it has not yet fully complied with new staffing criteria.


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