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News for Friday, 23 August 2013

Foreigners to get direct access to rice

23 August 2013 - 11:43 am

The government will let international state enterprises and foreign rice traders buy rice directly in a move to boost sales of the state's huge rice stockpile. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, ...

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Phuket's Organized Crime Center keeps eye on the prize - illegal taxi industry

23 August 2013 - 11:39 am

PHUKET: An officer at the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Organized Crime Center clarified today that the current goal of the center is solely to dismantle the illegal taxi operations in Phuket, which officers believe are at the core of tourist extortion ...

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Baht weakens to three-year low

23 August 2013 - 11:37 am

Capital outflows rise on Fed stimulus concerns

The baht fell below 32 to the US dollar Thursday, a three-year low, while the stock market sank at one point to its lowest intraday level since last November.

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Boutique Hotel again threatened with demolition

23 August 2013 - 11:33 am

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome ordered the demolition of the Boutique Hotel unless the Soi 17 hotel begins reconstruction within seven days. Four previous notices served on the owners had been ignored ...

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DNA tests confirm former monk Wirapol fathered boy, says CIFS

23 August 2013 - 11:32 am

DNA tests have confirmed that defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol is the biological father of an 11-year-old boy, the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) director Anek Yomjinda said yesterday.

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Dam good, but not for fish farmers

23 August 2013 - 11:31 am

Where it would seem rain would be positively welcomed by fish farmers there have been unforeseen downsides to the torrential outbursts. In one instance, the heavy currents created, swept a large log down the Nam Phong river ...

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VAT fraud probe implicates 18

23 August 2013 - 11:29 am

Senior officials colluded with firms, ministry says

A Finance Ministry inquiry committee has uncovered 18 ministerial officials suspected of stealing more than 4.3 billion baht from the state through fraudulent tax refunds.

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Despite rescue efforts, dolphin beached at Patong dies

23 August 2013 - 11:26 am

PHUKET: A dolphin that washed ashore at Patong Beach yesterday afternoon died despite the best efforts of bystanders to keep her alive. The female striped dolphin was first spotted by a tourist, who informed a jet-ski operator, ...

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Power bills up by 7 satang/unit

23 August 2013 - 11:24 am

The meeting of the Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to raise the fuel tariff (Ft) rate on electricity use for September-December by seven satang per unit, the panel chairman Direk Lavansiri said on Friday.

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News for Thursday, 22 August 2013

New satellite to monitor coastal weather

22 August 2013 - 10:07 am

A new computer system and radar station GISTDA has been installed to help predict monsoons and storms arriving via the Gulf of Thailand. The system proved especially useful during the recent oil-slick spread near Koh Samet, ...

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