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News for Saturday, 27 April 2013

2,000 migrants held in Chon Buri

27 April 2013 - 01:26 pm

Almost 2,000 migrant workers, both legal and illegal, have been detained for questioning following a raid on 12 buildings in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district. A combined team of officials from the Labour Ministry and the Department of Special Investigation's eastern branch and local police on Friday raided a Si Racha housing complex in tambon Nong Khamand found almost 2,000 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar staying there.

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1 killed, 2 wounded in Pattani violence

27 April 2013 - 01:24 pm

One ranger was killed in a gun attack and two others wounded in a separate violent incidents in Pattani province on Saturday morning. In the first incident which occurred at 8.50am, Muhammai Saifu Abdultolep, a ranger, was seriously wounded in a gun attack by two militants on a motorcycle at village Moo 1 in tambon Manang Dalam in Sai Buri district while on his way to work.

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News for Friday, 26 April 2013

Thailand not involved in TPP talks

26 April 2013 - 10:50 am

A misleading web page promoting the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations indicates that Thailand is participating, when in fact Bangkok is staying away from the TPP at this point. The US Trade Representative early Friday announced details of the 17th round of TPP negotiations due to begin in Peru on May 15.

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Ovec seeks extra 14,400 tech teachers

26 April 2013 - 10:44 am

PHUKET : The government's help is needed to solve a chronic shortage of vocational teachers nationwide, says the the secretary-general of the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (Ovec). Chaiyapruek Serirak yesterday called on the government to provide more vocational teachers to fill vacancies at vocational schools and colleges.

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Censors lift border spats doco ban

26 April 2013 - 10:40 am

The government censorship board yesterday lifted its ban on a documentary film on Thai-Cambodian border conflicts, citing a "technical mistake" on its part. The reversal marks the first time a ban on a film here has been lifted. The board, however, has asked the filmmaker to mute two seconds of background sound from the film.

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News for Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thanong, Somkid urge caution

25 April 2013 - 10:56 am

The government must ensure its ambitious 2-trillion-baht infrastructure scheme delivers value for the public and does not undermine the country's financial stability, two former finance ministers warned yesterday. Thanong Bidaya and Somkid Jatusripitak, both former finance ministers under the Thaksin Shinawatra government, sounded notes of caution over the investment programme at a seminar yesterday.

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Woman nabbed for procuring children

25 April 2013 - 10:54 am

Anti-human trafficking police arrested a 43-year-old woman in Bangkok for allegedly procuring underage prostitutes through the popular Line chat programme. Anti-Human Trafficking Division commander Pol Maj Gen Chavalit Sawaengphuet said authorities arrested Supaporn Yuwong at her Baan Ua-Arthorn flat behind the Bung Kum district office on Wednesday.

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Body butcher arrested, confesses

25 April 2013 - 10:51 am

Police have arrested a noodle vendor and charged him with involvement in the murder and butchering of a young bank clerk whose dismembered body was found in plastic bags in a dry canal in Chai Nat. Pradit Suwannaphak, 36, was arrested at his house in Muang district, Uthai Thani, in the late hours of Wednesday, several hours after he was questioned, taken into custody and then released.

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Baht rises again Thursday

25 April 2013 - 10:47 am

The baht ended three days of losses as international investors increased holdings of Thailand's debt amidst optimism the economy is improving. The baht rose 0.1 per cent to 28.90 per dollar as of 9:41 am Thursday in Bangkok after reaching a one-week low of 28.99 earlier in the day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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News for Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Woman slain in Lop Buri invasion

24 April 2013 - 09:47 am

A house invader raped and murdered a 43-year-old woman and knocked her 9-year-old daughter unconscious inside their home at Muang district in Lop Buri province, a report said on Tuesday. The child told police that she was staying with her mother, Somnuek Tangsakul, during the holiday period.

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