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WORLD

To Lam elected president of Vietnam

Reuters, Published on 22/05/2024

» HANOI - Vietnam's National Assembly on Wednesday elected public security minister To Lam as the country's new president.

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THAILAND

Old rice ‘to be auctioned next month’

Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 21/05/2024

» The government will auction off 10-year-old rice left over from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration’s rice-pledging scheme next month, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said on Tuesday.

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THAILAND

Embattled Pichit resigns as PM's office minister

Online Reporters, Published on 21/05/2024

» Prime Minister’s Office Minister Pichit Chuenban resigned on Tuesday in the face of mounting pressure from a group of senators seeking a Constitutional Court ruling on his suitability to serve as a cabinet minister.

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WORLD

Vietnam clears way for top policeman to take presidency

Reuters, Published on 21/05/2024

» HANOI - Vietnam's National Assembly said on Tuesday it will vote to dismiss To Lam from the post of Minister of Public Security, paving the way for him to be elected state president this week as part of a shakeup in the country's leadership.

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THAILAND

Police hunt mastermind in major BMA bribe scandal

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 21/05/2024

» Police are expanding their investigation into a corruption scandal at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), looking for the mastermind behind a 9-million-baht payment demanded to divert a new road away from a golf course.

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ADVANCED NEWS

Official accused of demanding B9m to save golf course

Gary Boyle, Published on 21/05/2024

» Police arrested an official of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on Monday morning for allegedly demanding a nine-million-baht bribe for diverting a planned new road away from a golf course.

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LIFE

The voice of Zimbabwe

Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/05/2024

» Thomas Mapfumo, the Zimbabwean singer, bandleader and songwriter, is one of Africa's most respected musicians known not only for his hypnotic chimerenga music but also for his steadfast support for human rights, political dignity and social justice. Chimerenga is the Shona -- Mapfumo's ethnic group -- word for liberation and is based on the sacred and iconic instrument, the mbira (thumb piano or sanza), which is at the heart of Mapfumo's music.

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THAILAND

Lawyer Arm faces rape charges

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 20/05/2024

» Phongsathon Suwannaraksa, a high-profile lawyer known for assisting sexual abuse victims, has been arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing one of his own clients.

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THAILAND

Old rice safe but infested with dead bugs

Post Reporters, Published on 20/05/2024

» The Commerce Ministry's controversial stock of old, fumigated rice is safe to eat but must first be cleaned of all the dead bugs infesting it, according to the Dept of Medical Sciences.

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THAILAND

Thanathorn's brother jailed for bribery

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 20/05/2024

» The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has handed down a six-month prison term to Sakulthorn Juangroonruangkit for bribing an official and agents to obtain leases over two prime blocks of land in Bangkok.