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News for Thursday, 7 February 2013

Seven nabbed in Rohingya trafficking bust

7 February 2013 - 08:54 am

Police, troops storm targets in Narathiwat Police and soldiers have raided six targets in Narathiwat's Sungai Kolok district, arresting a Rohingya man together with six of his workers suspected to be involved in a gang trafficking illegal Rohingya migrants.

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DSI eyes big catch in police station scam

7 February 2013 - 08:51 am

Mystery man at PCC tied to political honcho The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) probe into corruption allegations over the bungled police station construction scheme will cover a key suspect said to be linked to an influential politician.

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News for Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sick workers return early

6 February 2013 - 09:32 am

Some Thais working overseas are being forced to return home prematurely after falling ill due to poor working conditions, labour officials say. Speaking at a meeting in Bangkok yesterday, officials in charge of overseas labour offices said many labourers returned home before their contracts ended.

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4 slayings spur 'soft target' fear

6 February 2013 - 09:28 am

Fruit traders bound, shot assassination-style The army has blasted southern militants for attacking "soft targets" following the murder in Yala yesterday of four traders from Rayong province. The four victims _ Thaworn Suwanchote, 35, his wife Thassana Thumporn, 25, Suthas Somroob, 38, and Somchai Ruenrom, 30 _ were in a hut near Ban Krong Pinang market on Highway 410 (Yala-Betong) in tambon Krong Pinang about 1am when seven armed men stormed the hut and tied them up.

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South Korean firm leads the pack

6 February 2013 - 09:25 am

A South Korean firm scored the highest among six companies selected Tuesday to bid for the country's 324 billion baht in water management and flood prevention projects.

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Hailstorm prompts roof tile handouts

6 February 2013 - 09:23 am

Officials in Phayao and Lampang provinces are distributing roof tiles to villagers whose houses were damaged in a hailstorm on Sunday night. Sanan Yamongkol, president of Phu Sang tambon administration organisation, said villagers in his locality need about 80,000 new roof tiles to replace damaged ones.

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News for Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Tak sugarcane growers block road

5 February 2013 - 09:29 am

TAK - Sugarcane growers blocked the Asian Highway linking Mae Sot to Muang Tak district on Monday evening to protest against the government delaying the payment of increased compensation for their crops as promised since last year.

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District chief survives ambush

5 February 2013 - 09:26 am

Pillion-rider student struck by stray bullet Gunmen ambushed the vehicle of the Mayo district chief in Pattani yesterday in the first attack on a high-ranking official in the restive South this year. District chief Pisarn Ar-wae and three defence volunteers, who were on a pickup truck, survived the attack unhurt.

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Panel wants cop stations deal scrapped

5 February 2013 - 09:23 am

Contractor denies bid collusion, money trouble A police panel investigating irregularities in building police stations nationwide has decided it will ask the national police chief to scrap the deal with the contractor.

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Kamnan Poh transferred to VIP room in hospital

5 February 2013 - 09:19 am

Whisked into care after shift to Chon Buri prison Convicted murdered and former fugitive Somchai Khunploem was taken to a VIP room in Chon Buri Hospital yesterday only minutes after being transferred to Chon Buri prison from Bangkok.

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