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News for Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Court asks for statements on draft-dodge claim

21 November 2012 - 08:56 am

The Administrative Court has summoned Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat to give their statements today over draft-dodging allegations against Mr Abhisit, a source said. The source said Administrative Court judges found a petition submitted by Mr Abhisit was incomplete. The two parties are expected to give more information today.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Abhisit warns govt will be to blame if protest turns violent

21 November 2012 - 08:51 am

Rumours swirl 'fake' reds will be used to stir chaos Opposition and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is demanding the government take responsibility if violence erupts at the Pitak Siam anti-government rally this Saturday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Trade plan drawn up with US

21 November 2012 - 08:46 am

The United States and Asean have drawn up a new framework for economic cooperation to expand trade and investment. The so-called US-Asean Expanded Economic Engagement, or E3 initiative, was agreed upon during a meeting between US President Barack Obama and leaders of the 10 Asean nations yesterday in Phnom Penh.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Schaefer feeling expectation as Thailand target silverware

20 November 2012 - 09:35 am

Thailand coach Winfried Schaefer admits that he is under pressure to guide his men to the AFF Suzuki Cup title. "Of course, winning the trophy is important. I have worked as coach in many countries for many years and there is always pressure," said the German coach.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Burmese, Thai tricked into prostitution

20 November 2012 - 09:20 am

CHIANG MAI - The Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) on Monday arrested two women on suspicion of human trafficking after freeing Burmese girls and a Thai woman from prostitution. Two Burmese, both 19, were promised jobs as seamstresses, but were sent to "Ms Gaew" in Chiang Mai province, authorities said

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Troubled arena changes name,but still can't draw a crowd

20 November 2012 - 09:16 am

City Hall yesterday renamed the troubled Bangkok Futsal Arena as "Bangkok Arena Nong Chok", and put on an inspection tour _ but hardly any invited officials came.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Ex-BoT boss says rice plan threat to baht

20 November 2012 - 09:12 am

Soaring public debt caused by the rice pledging scheme will destabilise the currency and dampen confidence in the economy, former Bank of Thailand governor MR Pridiyathorn Devakula said yesterday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



New passenger fee okayed

20 November 2012 - 09:08 am

Airline passengers may have to pay an additional 50 baht per flight from the middle of next year to fund an improved passenger processing system. The Civil Aviation Board approved a proposal seeking to impose a 50-baht passenger fee yesterday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Police expect 80,000 for Pitak Siam weekend rally

20 November 2012 - 09:05 am

Police expect 80,000-100,000 people will show up for the anti-government protest held by the Pitak Siam group this Saturday. That figure is double the number predicted by the National Security Council, which has estimated there will be about 40,000-50,000 demonstrators.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Monday, 19 November 2012

Xayaburi dam opponents lobby summit

19 November 2012 - 10:00 am

Environmental groups in the Mekong region have urged leaders of the Mekong riparian countries to use the Asean summit platform to demand the suspension of work on the Xayaburi dam.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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