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News for Saturday, 25 January 2014

Late payments to farmers hit economy

25 January 2014 - 11:22 am

Late payments to farmers from the Pheu Thai-led government's rice-pledging scheme have already taken a bite out of the already sluggish economy, shaving 0.1 to 0.2 percentage points off growth. The magnitude of the impact could be extended to 0.5 to 0.7 percentage points ...

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Unlicensed drugs seized

25 January 2014 - 11:21 am

Public health officials led police to a pharmacy in South Pattaya where they seized unlicensed packs of vitamins, herbs, medicines and cosmetic products. There had been rumors for months that unlicensed guides had been taking customers to the store to stock up on contraband goods.

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Attack puts leaders on alert

25 January 2014 - 11:19 am

Red-shirt leaders are exercising extreme caution after hard-core leader Kwanchai Praipana was shot and wounded in an attack outside his home in Udon Thani. Nisit Sintuprai, director of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) school and red-shirt leader, said ...

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Coldest Weather in Decades Looms Over Thailand, 6 Deaths in Chiang Rai

25 January 2014 - 11:15 am

CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s North Northeast, and Central regions have had an unusually long cold spell this year, which has killed 63 people over the past three months, according to reports. A majority of the fatalities were men. The youngest was a one-month-old baby and the oldest an 81-year-old. One Cambodian and one British national were among the victims.

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Government offers to delay poll if protesters call off rally

25 January 2014 - 11:13 am

Charter court decision spurs Yingluck, EC talks

The caretaker government will postpone the Feb 2 election if anti-government protesters end their rallies, caretaker PM's Office Minister Varathep Rattanakorn said on Friday. The protesters must also promise not to obstruct the new poll and there must be no boycott of it, he said.

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Phuket shivers: lowest temperatures in five years

25 January 2014 - 11:11 am

PHUKET: Yesterday was the coldest day Phuket has seen in five years, the Southern Meteorological Center confirmed. “The minimum temperature in Phuket was 19 degrees Celsius. Our normal lows at this time of the year are 21 to 24 degrees,” ...

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Four killed, five hurt in deep South violence

25 January 2014 - 11:10 am

Buddhist monk among dead in Pattani, Yala

Four people, including a Buddhist monk, a ranger, a police officer and a civilian, were killed and five others injured in three separate attacks in Pattani and Yala provinces yesterday morning.

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News for Friday, 24 January 2014

Court: Election can be postponed

24 January 2014 - 10:46 pm

The Constitution Court unanimously ruled on Friday that the general election, scheduled for Feb 2, can be postponed, reports said. The court also voted seven to one that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should discuss a new polling date with Election Commission (EC) chairman Supachai Somcharoen.

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TCT calls for decree to be lifted

24 January 2014 - 09:49 am

Number of tourists to drop by 1.8 million

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) has come out against the caretaker government's emergency decree, saying it is hurting tourism sentiment and will result in revenue losses of at least 82 billion baht in the first half of this year.

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Major drug bust in Pattani

24 January 2014 - 09:46 am

PATTANI - A man driving a car with 178,000 methamphetamine pills, or ya ba, worth an estimated street value of 35.6 million baht, in the boot was arrested at a check point in Nong Chik district, police said on Thursday.

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