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    Phangan branch cutters had permission, friend claims

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 21/09/2012

    » The cutting down of a large tree branch by a group of foreigners on Phangan island continues to anger Thai netizens, but a friend says the criticism is unfair.

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    Malaysian duo caught working illegally

    News, Published on 30/11/2018

    » KRaBI: A traffic official was yesterday hit by a red Porsche, driven by a Singaporean businessman in front of the Forest Resources Management Office on Phetkasem Road.

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    Precious trees to become 'cash crop'

    News, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 08/08/2018

    » The forestry law will be amended to allow precious trees grown on private property to be felled, sold or put up as collateral with the bank without permission from the authorities, said Nathporn Chatusripitak, an adviser to the Prime Minister's Office.

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    Govt looking at ending political ban in late Dec

    News, Published on 09/11/2018

    » The government has revealed a political timeline, with the ban on political activities expected to be lifted shortly after the law on the election of MPs is enacted on Dec 11.

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    Future Forward scoffs at litigation threat

    News, Published on 17/10/2018

    » The Future Forward Party is unfazed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's threat of legal action against it over remarks the party made overseas allegedly attacking the regime, according to a party spokeswoman.


    Google shuts down Google+ after users' data exposed

    Business, Published on 10/10/2018

    » Alphabet Inc's Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing on Monday that private profile data of at least 500,000 users might have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.


    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.


    Time to lift rights bans

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The best thing that can be said about last week's action by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is that the all-male group understands it has created a problem. It has returned to the public a tiny bit of the civil and human rights it removed 52 months ago. On Friday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha used his extraordinary powers under Section 44 to give some small but important freedoms to political parties. While the order restores the right to organise party affairs, it falls lamentably short of restoring basic and constitutional rights to all Thais.

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    10 hurt as bus plunges into ditch

    News, Published on 26/09/2018

    » 10 hurt as bus plunges into ditch


    A new sleuth

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 15/09/2017

    » Society is based on the deal that in return for protection and security, the authorities have permission to define our rights, inalienable and otherwise. Laws and regulations apply. Nothing is more disconcerting than when they overstep their limits.

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