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News for Thursday, 18 April 2013

Woman gets 1,860 years in jail

18 April 2013 - 09:31 am

A former policewoman was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 1,860 years in prison on Wednesday by the Bangkok Criminal Court. The sentence occurred because she committed numerous offences. However, the sentences were combined, and reduced to 50 years in prison, the maximum sentence now allowed under the law.

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Thailand: ICJ has "nothing to consider"

18 April 2013 - 09:28 am

Thailand asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Wednesday to ignore the dispute with Cambodia over the land around the Preach Vihear temple or else rule there is nothing to interpret in the case. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Thai Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister attending the trial on the temple dispute, rejected the claim there is a dispute between Thailand and Cambodia on the rights over what is the "vicinity" of the Preah Vihear temple.

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Navy rescues 455 tourists stranded on Koh Ta Chai

18 April 2013 - 09:26 am

The navy rescued 455 tourists stranded on Phangnga's Koh Ta Chai on Tuesday evening, bringing them all to Thai Muang district early yesterday morning. The tourists got into difficulty amid heavy rains and wind that has also forced Hat Jao Mai National Park in Trang province to close its beaches to tourists.

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Police, PCC plan to sue each other

18 April 2013 - 09:23 am

The Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO) and the construction company previously contracted to build 396 police stations plan to sue each other over the bungled project. PCC Development and Construction (PCC) says it plans to sue the police for unfair contract termination, after the police formally pulled the plug on its contract yesterday.

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News for Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Good times end, roads clogged again

17 April 2013 - 09:38 am

All roads led to Bangkok again on Tuesday, as people returned to the capital to return to work on the final day of the Songkran festival holiday. About 80,000 police aided by 40,000 volunteers were deployed on all eight incoming main roads - the Asian Highway, Pahon Yothin, Friendship Highway, Thon Buri-Pak Tor, the Motorway and the ring roads - with almost 2,400 checkpoints set up to direct traffic into Bangkok, Pol Lt Gen Ruangsak Jaritek, assistant national police chief, said.

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Bike bomb kills senior soldier

17 April 2013 - 09:36 am

Insurgents hang banner denouncing peace talks One soldier was killed and three others seriously wounded Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack in Pattani's Thung Yang Daeng district. The blast killed Lt Boonpeng Bootyothee, 50, head of the community development unit. Udom Bootsuwan, 50, Ruangthong Taorat, 52, and Rangsan Chantharasorn, 52, all of them sergeant majors, were critically wounded.

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Cops beef up US embassy security

17 April 2013 - 09:33 am

The Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO) has tightened security at the US embassy in Bangkok and other important locations following two deadly bomb blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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Farmers turn their backs on hom mali rice

17 April 2013 - 09:31 am

CHACHOENGSAO : Farmers in the homeland of hom mali rice are turning their backs on the crop in favour of other varieties with better yields. Despite hom mali, or jasmine rice, originating from tambon Bankha in Ratchasan, the government's rice-pledging programme has led most farmers there to stop growing the famous crop.

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News for Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Suthep warns on amnesty rush

16 April 2013 - 02:32 pm

Key Democrat MP says bills will stir social chaos The unrelenting push to move amnesty bills through parliament to benefit ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra could spark fresh social chaos, says key Democrat Party MP Suthep Thaugsuban. The Surat Thani MP said the political climate after Songkran will "heat up" if Thaksin does not stop meddling in the government's affairs.

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Police call for longer opening hours gets mixed reviews

16 April 2013 - 02:27 pm

A police proposal to extend nightlife closing times by two hours to 4am is getting a mixed reaction. The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has proposed the extension as part of preparations for the Asean Economic Community (AEC) launch in 2015. MPB deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak said last week the bureau is preparing to submit the proposal to the Interior Ministry.

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