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  • NEWS

    Highlights of the Week

    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.

  • NEWS

    Police seize nearly 200 pangolins

    AFP, Published on 17/09/2013

    » Police Tuesday said they had seized almost 200 live protected pangolins, which are prized in China and Vietnam as an exotic meal and for use in traditional medicine.


    Politician murders politician?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/12/2011

    » Did the MP shoot the local govt official in the head 8 times in a gas station toilet? Did their hatred & sarcasm finally lead to murder?


    Myanmar troops grab hundreds of Thais

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/07/2012

    » 500-800 Thai villagers operating rubber farms on or near Myanmar territory rounded up & held by Burmese army.


    Reduced taxes for electric cars

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/03/2011

    » Electric cars could reduce pollution and reliance on oil. Tax reductions would give people a reason to buy them.

  • NEWS

    200,000 car scheme orders shelved

    Published on 02/08/2013

    » An estimated 200,000 orders of cars reserved under the government's subsidised first-car scheme will end up being cancelled, according to Suparat Sirisuwannangkura, chairman of the The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) automotive industry club.

  • NEWS

    Weekly highlights

    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.

  • NEWS

    Highlights of the week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/08/2012

    » The power struggle in the Senate ended with the elected members putting their candidate in the speaker's seat, while in the House the government was grilled by the Democrats over a lack of transparency and corruption in the spending of funds for mega-projects such as the rice pledging scheme and flood rehabilitation programme, and in the far South the violence continued unabated.


    Forest robbery

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/09/2011

    » A long but not very difficult look at how Thai forests are being robbed of their most precious rosewood (payoong) trees.


    300 baht per day: A law many ignore?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/07/2012

    » Growing complaints show that companies use many different tricks to avoid paying workers the 300 baht per day required by law.

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