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    NOB transfer harms govt anti-graft drive

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Pol Lt Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has been widely recognised as an honest and straightforward officer in the Department of Special Investigation – a rare breed in the police force. It explains why he was ordered shifted from the DSI's head of the Tax Litigation Office to lead the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Feb 25 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to do an unenviable mission. His task was to clean up the mess concerning the misappropriation of government funds for the renovation of temples and for schools on temple grounds.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Santol Festival in Lop Buri

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/06/2015

    » From June 25 to July 6, the "24th Sweet Santol And Good Products Of Lop Buri Festival" will take place in front of Muang Lop Buri district office with the aim of promoting local fruit and agro-tourism and create public awareness for the conservation of agricultural resources. Tambon Talung in Muang, Lop Buri, is well-known as an agro-tourist destination, especially for the growing of santol. Trees planted by villagers yield high-quality sweet santol fruit in June and July. Santol from there is in high demand. During this festival, visitors can also visit the Chao Phor Phra Kan Shrine to worship the sacred spirit, watch monkeys and learn local history through old artefacts of different periods on display in the Somdej Phra Narai National Museum at Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Palace.

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    Govt still not prepared to endorse supreme patriarch nominee

    Patsara Jikkham, Published on 24/02/2016

    » The government is still not prepared to propose the appointment of the 20th supreme patriarch because controversy still surrounds the nominee for the top monastic post, Prime Minister's Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said on Wednesday.

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    Council picks top monk

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/01/2016

    » The Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) has already nominated the new supreme patriarch, with embattled Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn tipped to be in line for the top post.

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