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News for Saturday, 23 March 2013

PM Yingluck: Just let me do my job

23 March 2013 - 09:27 am

AUCKLAND, NZ - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra admitted on Friday that she is resentful of reports that she might be replaced by a person being groomed as a "reserve prime minister" - widely tipped to be her elder sister. She said she would not be discouraged and would continue to perform her duty as prime minister.

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Experts see SET rebound

23 March 2013 - 09:23 am

Market experts predict the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to rebound next week after it nosedived a whopping 3.3% yesterday, its biggest one-day trading loss in 18 months. Panicked by a possible SET measure to boost the collateral requirement for cash accounts from 15% to 20%, retail investors sold off stocks heavily, sending the index plunging to 1,464.72, before it regained some ground to close the day at 1,478.97, down 50.55 points.

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30 killed in camp blaze

23 March 2013 - 09:18 am

MAE HONG SON: About 30 refugees were killed in a fire at a camp in Khun Yuam district yesterday, police said. The fire broke out at the Mae Surin refugee camp about 6pm and raged through a cluster of makeshift houses at the camp, one of three in Mae Hong Son.

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News for Friday, 22 March 2013

Govt admits rice scheme debt

22 March 2013 - 11:13 am

Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar has admitted the government's rice pledging scheme is ridden with debt. Mr Nattawut, however, defended the scheme and said it is helping to stimulate the economy. The deputy minister was grilled on the scheme in the House yesterday by Democrat MP for Phetchabun, Yuparat Bua-in.

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Boy killed in ice-cream shop bomb blast

22 March 2013 - 11:09 am

A nine-year-old boy was killed and 14 people wounded by a bomb that was triggered in front of an ice-cream shop in downtown Pattani Thursday. The 5kg bomb hidden in a motorcycle parked in front of the ice-cream shop on Suwanmongkol Road in Muang district was detonated remotely about 1.30pm.Nisofian Nisani, nine, was buying ice at the shop at the time of the blast and was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

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News for Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sukumpol brushes off coup rumour

21 March 2013 - 10:36 pm

Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat on Thursday rejected a rumour of a movement to topple the government by force, saying that the media should not pay any attention to it. He said this when asked to comment on a remark by Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema that "the old power clique" was assembling an armed force in the eastern province of Chachoengsao as part of preparations to overthrow the government.

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Thais support "corrupt" megaprojects

21 March 2013 - 10:33 pm

Three-quarters of people polled on the government’s 2.2 trillion baht infrastructure development projects plans expect there to be corruption, but just over half still approved of the plan, Nida poll at the National Institution of Development Administration said on Thursday.

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Bomb kills boy, maims others while Sukumpol in South

21 March 2013 - 10:29 pm

An 8-year-old boy was killed and 10 people were wounded by a bomb detonated in the heart of Pattani township on Thursday afternoon while Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat was leading a press tour to the far South.

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Thailand named in honey laundering

21 March 2013 - 10:25 pm

China is flooding markets worldwide with cheap sweeteners mislabelled as honey - and using Thailand to do it, accounts from the US said on Thursday. The case against Chinese honey exports has been building for months.

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News for Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Guard brutally assaulted in university

20 March 2013 - 06:33 pm

A security guard at Ramkhamhaeng University was savagely beaten by seven students after he refused to let two of them park in an area reserved for staff, Post Today reported on Wednesday. A picture of the injured guard, employed at the Hua Mak campus and named only as Sahachart, was posted on social media and online forums.

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