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News for Sunday, 12 May 2013

Police probe possible political link in attack on "Thai Rath" offices

12 May 2013 - 10:28 am

Police are looking into whether yesterday morning's attack on the office of the Thai Rath newspaper is linked to the controversy surrounding its cartoonist's comments about the prime minister. Investigators said there could be a link but other motives were not being ruled out.

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BoT to consider interest rate cut

12 May 2013 - 10:26 am

Decision pending release of first-quarter economic data The central bank would consider reducing its policy interest rate if first-quarter economic data supports such a move, Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul said Saturday. The BoT is under growing pressure from the government to cut its base rate from 2.75 per cent to help rein in the baht, which has gained 4 per cent against the US dollar since the start of the year.

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News for Saturday, 11 May 2013

1 school, 3 pupils, 1 teacher: no future

11 May 2013 - 10:40 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA - As the debate over the Education Ministry's plan to close or merge small schools continues, one school in this northeastern province is willingly accepting its fate. Ban Ta Chu School in Khong district had 150 students three decades ago but today there are only three with one teacher. If that is not bad enough, the three students are in three different levels.

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Jurin wants school closure policy review

11 May 2013 - 10:36 am

Democrat Party list-MP Jurin Laksanavisit says the government's focus is too narrow in its push to close small schools, and is urging a policy review. Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana was concentrating too much on management problems faced by small schools, Mr Jurin, who is also a former education minister, said yesterday.

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Thai Rath office attacked

11 May 2013 - 10:33 am

Four men on two motorcycles threw firecrackers and petanque balls at security box in front of the office of Thai Rath newspaper in Chatuchak district early Saturday morning, no injuries reported. Police were alerted about the incident which occurred around 03.20am. They found the security box’s glass window totally damaged and found one petanque ball inside the box and another on the road.

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News for Friday, 10 May 2013

PM's Office asks for hacker's arrest

10 May 2013 - 10:25 am

The Prime Minister’s Office filed a complaint on Thursday to the Technology Crime Suppression Division to charge a hacker who hacked its website to damage Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. An official lodged the complaint to have the hacker charged with violating the Computer Crime Act, Phisit Pao-in, the division chief said.

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Prasarn warns on credibility loss

10 May 2013 - 10:19 am

The central bank's failure to maintain credibility in the financial markets could push up the government's borrowing costs for its 2-trillion-baht infrastructure project, Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul says.

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Fish sauce samples fail lab quality tests

10 May 2013 - 10:15 am

Laboratory tests have found 37% of 242 fish sauce samples collected from nationwide markets fail to pass quality standards, the Medical Science Department says. Department director-general Niphon Popattanachai said preservatives, protein and nitrogen were found to be present in quantities that were either too high or too low.

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News for Thursday, 9 May 2013

Obec orders small schools to merge with larger ones

9 May 2013 - 09:55 am

The Education Ministry has ordered the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) to close schools with less than 60 students and merge them with larger ones nearby. The plan was confirmed yesterday by Obec secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat.

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Pipeline system to wash away drought woes

9 May 2013 - 09:53 am

The Department of Groundwater Resources hopes to introduce a groundwater pipeline network covering 1,500 locations in the Northeast to cope with expected drought problems next year. It will be the first such network in the region, Groundwater Resources Department chief Supot Jemsawatdipong said yesterday.

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