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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 02/11/2012

    » Led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the 23 new cabinet appointees were sworn in before His Majesty the King at Siriraj Hospital on Thursday and a special meeting of the cabinet scheduled for today, Friday.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/06/2012

    » Confrontation between the Constitution Court and the parliament was narrowly averted when the parliament backed down from challenging the court’s authority. New troubles are brewing for Pheu Thai Party leader Yongyuth Wichaidit and de facto leader Thaksin Shinawatra. And two innocent people shot dead and two others wounded as student gang violence rears its ugly head again.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Southern insurgents stepped up their attacks on the security forces this week, killing six soldiers and wounding 13; in Japan, Prime Minister Yingluck assured Japanese investors that last year's devastating flood will not be repeated and their factories are now safe; and the government has started the process to compensate victims of political violence.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/10/2012

    » Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapriom remains tightlipped on goverment-to-government (G-to-G) rice deals, claiming the details are secret, as the Transport Ministry is asked to help provide storage space for this harvest's crop. In Bangkok the "sandbag row" was supposed to be settled at a meeting on Friday between City Hall and the Water and Flood Management Commission. And more violence in the deep South.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/09/2012

    » The unexpected flooding of Sukhothai municipality early this week rekindled nightmares of a repeat of last year's disastrous floods. On a brighter note, in the far South 93 militants gave themselves up, providing a glitter of hope for the government's staggering efforts to restore peace in the region, and a family at war over the death of a former movie star.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/10/2012

    » The approach of tropical storm Gaemi and the possibility of another major flood, or not, is dominating the headlines.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/07/2012

    » The far South remains a very dangerous place for officials and civilians alike, with just one car bomb claiming the lives of five policemen in a single attack on Wednesday. Politically, the Pheu Thai Party refuses to give up on charter amendments and the controversial reconciliation bills, and that means the political atmosphere may heat up again.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 25/05/2012

    » Thai Airways International president Piyasvasti Amranand was sacked by THAI board, which was unable to give a clear explanation why he had to go. The government started paying compensation to relatives of victims of the April-May 2010 violence and of the violence in the deep South. But the joy of the nation appears to be HM the King's recovery and his first trip outside the capital in more than two years.

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    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 02/03/2012

    » Nitirat group leader Worajet Pakeerat was punched on the face by two brothers who, on their surrender to the police, said they were opposed to the group’s stated aims, to have the lese majeste law changed. Supporters and opponents of charter change began gearing up for a new showdown as the parliament started charter rewriting proceedings.

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