News from Thailand

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News for Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Burmese, Thai tricked into prostitution

20 November 2012 - 09:20 am

CHIANG MAI - The Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) on Monday arrested two women on suspicion of human trafficking after freeing Burmese girls and a Thai woman from prostitution. Two Burmese, both 19, were promised jobs as seamstresses, but were sent to "Ms Gaew" in Chiang Mai province, authorities said

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Troubled arena changes name,but still can't draw a crowd

20 November 2012 - 09:16 am

City Hall yesterday renamed the troubled Bangkok Futsal Arena as "Bangkok Arena Nong Chok", and put on an inspection tour _ but hardly any invited officials came.

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Ex-BoT boss says rice plan threat to baht

20 November 2012 - 09:12 am

Soaring public debt caused by the rice pledging scheme will destabilise the currency and dampen confidence in the economy, former Bank of Thailand governor MR Pridiyathorn Devakula said yesterday.

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New passenger fee okayed

20 November 2012 - 09:08 am

Airline passengers may have to pay an additional 50 baht per flight from the middle of next year to fund an improved passenger processing system. The Civil Aviation Board approved a proposal seeking to impose a 50-baht passenger fee yesterday.

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Police expect 80,000 for Pitak Siam weekend rally

20 November 2012 - 09:05 am

Police expect 80,000-100,000 people will show up for the anti-government protest held by the Pitak Siam group this Saturday. That figure is double the number predicted by the National Security Council, which has estimated there will be about 40,000-50,000 demonstrators.

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News for Monday, 19 November 2012

Xayaburi dam opponents lobby summit

19 November 2012 - 10:00 am

Environmental groups in the Mekong region have urged leaders of the Mekong riparian countries to use the Asean summit platform to demand the suspension of work on the Xayaburi dam.

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Police want soldiers backing them at rally

19 November 2012 - 09:58 am

The national police chief is proposing the government use the Internal Security Act (ISA) to contain the anti-government protest planned by the Pitak Siam group in Bangkok on Saturday.

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Asean inks contentious human rights pact

19 November 2012 - 09:55 am

Southeast Asian leaders endorsed a controversial human rights pact during an annual summit that kicked off yesterday in Phnom Penh. Heads of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) hailed their declaration as a landmark agreement that would help protect the region's 600 million people. "It's a legacy for our children," Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said after the signing ceremony.

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Obama arrives on whirlwind tour

19 November 2012 - 09:51 am

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed yesterday that Thailand and the United States will cooperate in talks on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and security issues.

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News for Sunday, 18 November 2012

Thai manager murdered in UK 'A friend to all'

18 November 2012 - 12:42 pm

The Thai pharmaceutical manager murdered in a Scottish exhibition centre on Monday was a quiet, single woman who kept to herself, according to friends and colleagues. The body of Khanokporn Satjawat, 42, was found in the female toilets at the the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow where she was attending the 11th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection.

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