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News for Monday, 15 April 2013

Preah Vihear hearing begins in ICJ

15 April 2013 - 03:36 pm

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague began hearing the final oral arguments in the legal battle between Thailand and Cambodia over their disputed area around the border temple of Preah Vihear just after 3pm Thailand time on Monday.

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News for Sunday, 14 April 2013

MPs hatch plan to push amnesty bill

14 April 2013 - 12:32 pm

A group of Pheu Thai MPs will propose that Worachai Hema's amnesty bill be pushed to the top of the agenda on Thursday in a move that is expected to stir heated debate in parliament.

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Security tight for Songkran in South

14 April 2013 - 12:31 pm

Songkran celebrations were held amid tight security throughout the deep South yesterday as a teenager was killed and her mother injured in a drive-by shooting in Pattani. The shooting occurred while they were travelling from Yala to visit their hometown in Sai Buri district.

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Booklets launched to help public understand AEC

14 April 2013 - 12:27 pm

Two booklets have been published to help people prepare for the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015. The 100-page 58 Common Questions About the AEC booklet targets the general public while a 24-page comic book, Daddy, What is Asean?, is aimed at educating young people.

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Songkran road death toll -173

14 April 2013 - 12:24 pm

Seventy-two people were killed and 688 injured in 656 accidents which occurred yesterday, the third of the "seven dangerous days" (April 11-17) during the Songkran festival, according to the road safety centre of the Interior Ministry.

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3 charged with headman's murder

14 April 2013 - 12:21 pm

Police said yesterday they have arrested three suspects in connection with the Feb 25 fatal shooting of a village headman. Prajob Naowa-opas, 43, the head of Moo 14 of tambon Nong Nae in Phanom Sarakham district, was killed in broad daylight while waiting for his pickup truck to be repaired at a local garage.

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News for Saturday, 13 April 2013

Another blow for Thai rice

13 April 2013 - 09:06 am

US researcher finds elevated lead risk The Thai rice industry, already reeling from a staggering stockpile thanks to the government's rice pledging programme, took a body blow courtesy of an analysis of commercially available rice imported to the US that was found to contain levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe.

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Thaksin talks shop in China

13 April 2013 - 09:01 am

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is in China to discuss business strategies with bankers and large investors. Thaksin yesterday confirmed on his Facebook page that he is in China. He praised Chinese businessmen for their ability to thrive in a capitalist economy and urged Thai businesses to prepare for a surge in "hot money" - funds sent from one country to another to earn short-term profits.

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Revellers warned not to waste water during festival

13 April 2013 - 08:58 am

The Provincial Waterworks Authority has warned Songkran revellers not to waste water during the festival for fear of a water shortage. As people around the country today mark the tradition by splashing water on one another, officials cautioned that water levels in major reservoirs are lower than those of last year.

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News for Friday, 12 April 2013

Health minister: Splash water gently

12 April 2013 - 12:17 pm

The Ministry of Public Health has urged Songkran revellers to splash water in a courteous manner in accordance with tradition for their own safety. Public Health Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong said on Thursday that he hoped people would be careful, gentle and enjoy the festival in a traditional way.

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