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News for Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Drug dealer with 5 wives arrested

24 April 2013 - 09:42 am

Ayutthaya police on Tuesday arrested a young drug dealer suspect who told them that he sold methamphetamine pills to get the money he needs to support his five wives. Saichol Mailuan, 25, was arrested in Wang Noi district along with 1,000 speed pills, a .357 handgun, five spent shells and unfired ammunition for the revolver.

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Asia poised for free trade talks

24 April 2013 - 09:39 am

Thailand and 15 Asia-Pacific partners will start talks next month on a free trade zone that would cover more than half the world's population, according to a document obtained by AFP Tuesday. Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are poised to begin despite bitter territorial rifts among planned members, including China, Japan and some Southeast Asian nations.

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Seree, Suthep deny poll law violations

24 April 2013 - 09:37 am

Media expert Seree Wongmontha and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban have denied allegations of defamation and election law violations. The accusations relate to comments and social media posts made by the pair in the lead-up to last month's Bangkok governor election.

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News for Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Govt clean air push targets crematoriums

23 April 2013 - 11:52 am

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) will join City Hall in an effort to cut air pollution emissions from crematoriums at Bangkok temples. PCD deputy director-general Sunee Piyapanpong yesterday said the level of dioxins and furans _ two major toxic substances emitted from crematoriums _ in the city's air was high.

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Man sets ex-wife on fire, arrested

23 April 2013 - 11:50 am

AYUTTHAYA – Police on Monday captured a man who allegedly set his wife ablaze because she refused to move back in with him after he was released from prison, Ayutthaya police chief Pol Maj Gen Korn-eak Phetchaiyawet said on Monday.

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Fake nun "swindled villagers"

23 April 2013 - 11:47 am

CHUMPHON - A woman who allegedly disguised herself as a Buddhist nun to swindle five million baht from villagers turned herself in to police on Monday. Police said Narumon Eiamsaard, 53, had seven outstanding arrest warrants for fraud issued by courts in Krabi and other nearby provinces.

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One dead, 100 hurt in three-bus pileup

23 April 2013 - 11:45 am

One passenger was killed and about 100 others injured, two suffering severed limbs, in an accident involving three tour buses in heavy rain in Ayutthaya province on Tuesday morning, reports said. The crash happened about 4.30am on Asia Road in front of Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Bang Pa-in district.

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CP All confirms buying Makro

23 April 2013 - 11:42 am

CP All Plc, the owner of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, has agreed to pay about US$6.6 billion to acquire Siam Makro Plc, putting control of the discount retailer back in the hands of billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont. CP All, controlled by Dhanin's Charoen Pokphand Group, will pay 787 baht a share for the 64% of Siam Makro owned by SHV Holdings NV, the company said on Tuesday in its notification to the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

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News for Monday, 22 April 2013

Ready and Able

22 April 2013 - 11:48 am

Disabled people are benefiting from efforts by major companies to use their skills in the workplace Customers who visit the bakery section of a Big C store may smell the buttery scent of freshly baked bread. Some cannot resist the sweet temptation to pick up mouth-watering crispy golden croissants, the signature product. But how many consumers know that this delicious French bread is often made by disabled people?

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Rubber farmers plan big rally

22 April 2013 - 11:41 am

The president of the Para Rubber Growers Co-operative Federation of Thailand on Sunday announced he will mobilise growers nationwide for a mass rally in Bangkok this month to bring the government’s attention to the plummeting price of rubber.

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