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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.

  • LEARNING

    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?

  • LEARNING

    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.

  • LEARNING

    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.

  • LEARNING

    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.

  • LEARNING

    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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