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News for Wednesday, 5 December 2012

BoT governor raises alarm over rising personal debts

5 December 2012 - 10:05 am

Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul has expressed concern over the rising levels of personal loans and household debts. The economy could be hurt if nothing is done to curb the trend, he said yesterday.

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Hundreds of reptiles seized by customs

5 December 2012 - 10:01 am

Customs officials intercepted more than 340 turtles and 65 snakes, geckos, and chameleons in two separate smuggling attempts at Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday. The turtles were kept in 50 boxes transported from Chon Buri province to the airport early yesterday, said Yuthana Limkaroon, deputy chief of the Department of Customs.

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NACC launches probes into rice, reshuffle

5 December 2012 - 09:57 am

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday decided to set up two panels to probe the government's handling of the rice pledging scheme and the annual military reshuffle. The target of the rice deal investigation is Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom while the inquiry into the reshuffle will scrutinise Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Streets filled with King's well-wishers

5 December 2012 - 09:52 am

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate His Majesty the King's 85th birthday on Wednesday. The well-wishers, most wearing yellow, began gathreing at the Royal Plaza and Siriraj Hospital on Tuesday evening. Yellow symbolises Monday, the day of the King's birth.

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News for Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Activists push for access to FTA deal documents

4 December 2012 - 10:39 am

Health activists are calling on the government to make public the negotiating framework for the Thailand-European Union free trade agreement (FTA).

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NACC to begin evaluating rice scheme allegations

4 December 2012 - 10:37 am

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will today consider all complaints involving the government's rice pledging scheme and decide what action to take. NACC member Wicha Mahakhun said a sub-committee may be set up to gather more facts or the commission may launch an inquiry.

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Arisman given one year for defamation

4 December 2012 - 10:35 am

The Criminal Court has sentenced red-shirt co-leader Arisman Pongruangrong to one year in prison for defaming Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. Mr Arisman was granted bail after posting surety of 200,000 baht as he intends to lodge an appeal.

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Paetongtarn threat burns stewardess

4 December 2012 - 10:32 am

A Thai Cathay Pacific flight attendant who said she wanted to throw coffee in the face of one of Thaksin Shinawatra's daughters has been fired. The flight attendant said she wanted to throw coffee in the face of Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of the ousted premier, while she was on a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong.

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Court clears way for 3G licensing

4 December 2012 - 10:28 am

The Administrative Court has cleared the way for the national frequency regulator to issue 3G licences after throwing out a lawsuit by the Office of the Ombudsman. The suit sought to suspend the process of awarding licences to the three bid winners.

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News for Monday, 3 December 2012

Schafer confident Thais will go through

3 December 2012 - 08:07 am

Thailand coach Winfried Schafer insists Malaysia is a strong team but is still confident that if his team is injury-free, they will surely get through to the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

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