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Expected foreign minister

Posted by hasekamp on 31 January 2008 at 10:50 AM
Final changes in the cabinet list for the new government have been made and it is expected they will be forwarded to His Majesty the King for approval in the next couple of days, deputy secretary-general of People Power party Noppadon Pattama said Thursday. Mr Noppadon, who is also legal adviser of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra said it is possible he will become foreign minister. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Not much confidence in government

Posted by hasekamp on 31 January 2008 at 10:46 AM
Almost 60% of people questioned by the Abac Poll believe the new government under Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej will be in office less than two years. The poll, conducted by Assumption University, assessed opinions of 3,506 people living in 27 provinces between January 20-30. Some 58.5% said the government will be in office less than two years, although 48% said they want the government to complete its four-year term. "People believe that the government won't be able to complete its term because it is a coalition that includes several small parties," said Noppadon Kanikar, director of Abac research centre. "This may cause conflicts between allies."
The respondents placed most faith in the ability of Prime Minister Samak to solve economic problems. They think the most vexing problem, which Mr Samak will be unable to solve while in office, is the violence and unrest in the deep South. (Source:The Bangkok Post)


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New PM official

Posted by hasekamp on 29 January 2008 at 14:46 PM
His Majesty the King has given formal endorsement to the selection of Samak Sundaravej as the country's 25th prime minister. People Party party spokesman Kudep Saikrachang said party members will congratulate Mr Samak at his residence this afternoon. The royal endorsement came after Monday's vote by the House of Representatives to elect the former Bangkok governor, by 310 to 163 votes. The only other candidate was Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva of the only opposition party. Mr Samak is also likely to become defence minister in a new cabinet which is to be announced next week. The premiership marks the pinnacle of Mr Samak's long political career which has spanned four decades and included numerous ministerial posts and administrative posts including that of Bangkok governor between 2000 to 2004. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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New Thai PM visits Thaksin

Posted by hasekamp on 27 January 2008 at 17:25 PM
Flights between Bangkok and Hong Kong have been particularly loaded with Thai politicians lately. They have also been flying to the same destination, a hotel where ousted prime minister Thakin Shinawatra _ the man believed to be playing a pivotal role in the forming of the coalition government under the People Power party, has been frequenting. Observers say key figures of the PPP and its coalition partners have been meeting the deposed prime minister over the allocation of cabinet portfolios and the voting of PPP leader Samak Sundaravej as the country's 25th prime minister tomorrow. Mr Thaksin, leader of the dissolved Thai Rak Thai, moved to Hong Kong from his base in Britain several weeks ago to make it easier for visitors to meet him. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Birdflu not spreading

Posted by hasekamp on 25 January 2008 at 13:05 PM
The head of Thailand's department of livestock development confirmed that bird flu was only detected in Nakhon Sawan and the disease has been contained.
Livestock Development Department director-general Sakchai Sriboonsue said the disease that reemerged in a farm in Nakhon Sawan has not spread to other areas. The director-general said he, the province governor, and health officials had inspected the farm and were not worried about the reemergence of the H5N1 virus because the farm is located in a paddy field area far from villages, so it is relatively easy to contain the disease. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Bird flu detected

Posted by hasekamp on 24 January 2008 at 23:36 PM
The H5N1 bird flu virus has been detected in Nakhon Sawan province, according to Department of Livestock official Somboon Srisuthep - the first time in 10 months the disease has hit in Thailand. Authorities suspected the presence of the H5N1 virus at a farm in Nakhon Sawan’s Chumsaeng district after thousands of chickens were found dead. A lab test conducted in Phitsanulok confirmed the chickens had died of the avian flu. Officials have now ordered a quarantine of all avian livestock and requested the blanket disinfection of all poultry farms in the area within a five-kilometre radius of the infected farm. The Nakhon Sawan Department of Livestock has already issued a warning to poultry farmers and prohibited the movement of live poultry nationwide. Consumers were also warned to eat only properly cooked chicken meat. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Yongyuth Speaker of the House

Posted by hasekamp on 24 January 2008 at 23:31 PM
His Majesty the King endorsed Yongyuth Tiyapairat from People Power party (PPP) as House speaker Thursday. Somsak Kiatsuranont and Apiwan Wiriyachai, also from PPP, were also endorsed as first and second deputy speaker respectively. The royal endorsement came two days after members of parliament elected the three to the posts. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Thaksin back soon

Posted by hasekamp on 24 January 2008 at 11:08 AM
Khunying Potjaman Shinawatra pleaded not guilty to charges in the Ratchadaphisek land on Wednesday morning and asked for three months to prepare her defense. Her husband, ex-premier Thaksin, should be back after that to defend himself in the case, she said. She was granted until April 29, when she will be asked to submit evidence and a list of witnesses in her defense. There is no date for the actual trial as yet. The court ordered her not to leave the country or do anything to obstruct the judicial process, or her bail will be revoked. Khunying Potjaman did not speak during the 15-minute hearing at the Supreme Court, and smiled at reporters as she left the building. But she pleaded not guilty in a written filing, which was read out by the judges in court. Her statement said Mr Thaksin, who has also been charged over the same controversial land deal, would return in May to defend himself. Fifty police officers and a number of plainclothes police officers were deployed at the court in case of any problems. The hearing, however, went off peacefully. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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More tsunami warning buoys

Posted by hasekamp on 23 January 2008 at 14:03 PM
The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has (finally) received 165 million baht from the central government to install two more tsunami-warning buoys in the Andaman Sea. They are to be installed by the middle of this year. This was announces at a seminar. At the seminar were Phuket Vice-Governor Tri Augkaradacha, the directors of 24 schools in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang, and Satun, as well as officers from Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM – Phuket), the Provincial Fisheries Office, Phuket Provincial Education Office, the NDWC and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. Dr Smith confirmed that the budget was approved the day before the seminar, on January 20. "The two buoys will be about 250 to 300 kilometers from Phuket, much closer to shore than the one already installed, which is about 1,000 kilometers from the coast. They will give us better and faster information than the old buoy; the Meteorological Department will be responsible for making sure they are functioning," explained Dr Smith. "The buoys will confirm whether or not a tsunami is approaching, and will be critical in making the decision whether or not to issue a tsunami warning," he added. Dr Smith called for the buoys to be installed quickly. (Source: The Phuket Gazette)


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Broadband internet in Phuket

Posted by hasekamp on 23 January 2008 at 13:53 PM
TOT kicked off its project to build a new fiber-optic broadband-Internet service for Phuket with the awarding yesterday of a 136.8-million-baht network-construction contract. “We picked Phuket as the first location to launch the service because the island has affluent consumers who can afford the premium-priced service,” said Sayan Tinsamran, TOT senior executive vice president for marketing and product development. Under the contract, a consortium led by Italian-Thai Development and Siam Fibre Optic will install a 200-kilometer fiber network with 3,200 broadband-Internet ports. The service will deliver voice, data and video on demand at speeds of up to 1Gbps over FTTx, or “Fiber To The x”, where “x” could be a home, buildings or any other location hooking up to the network. Fujikura, a Japanese vendor, will supply its FTTx technology, while NTT-West Co, a Japanese telecom company, will act as project consultant. K. Sayan said that the state enterprise had spent two years on the project’s feasibility study. If the service in Phuket proves successful, FTTx will be expanded to other provinces, including Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai. Pairoj Somsri, who heads the TOT office in Phuket, said he expects the system to be operational around the beginning of July. Fiber-optic cables up to 20 kilometers in length will originate from the main Phuket TOT office in Phuket City as well as its two sub-branch offices in Thalang and Patong. The network should cover most of the island. (Source: The Phuket Gazette)


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More Christians after the tsunami

Posted by hasekamp on 21 January 2008 at 23:59 PM
Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont is in Ranong today handing out temporary identity cards to more than 200 Phang Nga and Ranong people. Many of those identity cards stipulate the holder's religion as Christian. There has been an unprecedented rise in conversion to Christianity in the region since the 2004 tsunami. Before the disaster, Christians numbered between none and about two in every 100 people in Phang Nga and Ranong. Although census records have not been updated, provincial officials say mushrooming numbers of new churches evidences the rapid rise in Christianity in their provinces. Most of the residents receiving their new identity cards today are sea gypsies who converted to Christianity in exchange for tsunami aid. This is common among many villages wiped out by the waves more than three years ago, here and in countries like India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. (Source: The Nation)


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Preparing the Royal cremation

Posted by hasekamp on 21 January 2008 at 23:55 PM
Built with a budget of Bt176 million, HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana's (sister of HM the King) royal crematorium and surrounding structures will occupy about half of the total area of Sanam Luang. The budget covers repair work for royal chariots that will also be used in the royal cremation. The Princess passed away at the age of 84 on January 2. As the beloved sister of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and a great contributor to the country, her passing has left the whole country in mourning. "The construction will begin next month," Fine Arts Department director-general Grienggrai Sumpatchalit said yesterday. He said officials would start cordoning off the construction site between February 1 and February 15. He said the structures for the royal cremation would occupy between 38 and 40 rai of Sanam Luang, leaving the rest of the space for other activities such as the celebration of Maka Bucha Day. Grienggrai believed the construction would be completed by the end of September, or October 10 at the latest. The structures include the royal crematorium, pavilions for monks to conduct praying rituals and for royal members to listen to the prayers, toilets, elevators, entertainment halls, temporary fences, decorative poles and pavilions for government officials to listen to the prayers. He said His Majesty would decide when the royal cremation would take place. When asked to speculate, Grienggrai said: "It could be in October or early November". (Source: The Nation)


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Improvement of animal welfare

Posted by hasekamp on 21 January 2008 at 23:52 PM
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is drafting new regulations to bring private zoos under stricter control and to improve animal welfare. The regulations would include new hygiene standards for zoo animals, the director of the department's wildlife conservation office, Samart Sumanochitraporn, said. The department had received many complaints about poor treatment of zoo animals. The new regulations would lead to improved standards and boost the country's image on animal rights protection, he said. "We are also considering whether it is appropriate to have a zoo in a department store," Mr Samart said. It would be better for their health if the animals were on show on a temporary basis instead of being kept in malls permanently. In 2004, wildlife officials raided Safari World and confiscated 53 orangutans which were illegally smuggled into the country from Indonesia. Late last year, Pata Zoo, a private menagerie in a department store, came under fire for its alleged failure to take good care of its animals. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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New government

Posted by hasekamp on 19 January 2008 at 16:33 PM
Samak Sundaravej, leader of the People Power party which won the election on Dec 23, on Saturday unveiled a six-party coalition to govern the country - probably with himself as prime minister. "We can move ahead. This will be a strong, capable government," Mr Samak told a packed press conference. The official announcement that the PPP was joining five of the six opposition parties to form a government was expected, but was briefly delayed this week until the Supreme Court considered and then threw out all legal challenges which could have prevented a PPP government. The five parties joining the pro-Thaksin PPP in the first post-coup civilian administration are Chart Thai, Puea Pandin, Matchimathipataya, Ruam Jai Thai Chart Pattana and Pracharaj. That leaves only the Democrat party in the Opposition. Parliament is to meet on Monday to begin work. A government is expected to be announced next week. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Thais get fat during coffee break

Posted by hasekamp on 18 January 2008 at 18:31 PM
A Public Health Ministry survey shows the average Thai's weight has increased by 30% over the past seven years. Health experts blame poor nutrition and an excessive intake of sugar, fat, and carbohydrate, particularly among state officials, executives, and office workers. These people frequently attend meetings during which sweets are served with coffee and tea, said ministry spokesman Sa-nga Damapong. "This between-the-meal food is the main cause of weight problems," Mr Sa-nga said. "A person needs only 1,500 calories per meal, but the average 'coffee break' contains over 500 calories per serving". Snacks are also served during conferences and academic forums. Pastries, cakes, sandwiches and some Thai-style sweets such as sweet sticky rice with egg custard are among the most popular bites. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Government can be formed

Posted by hasekamp on 18 January 2008 at 18:28 PM
The Supreme Court cleared a hurdle blocking the formation of a new government after ruling in favor of the People Power Party or PPP which landed a victory in the December 23 general election. After hours of consideration, the Supreme Court decided the PPP was a not a proxy of deposed Prime Minister, which otherwise would have constituted a violation of election laws and subjected the PPP to dissolution. The case was filed by Chaiwat Sinsuwong while a member of the rival Democrat Party, placed second in the election. A few hours before the court's decision, Mr. Chaiwat announced his resignation because of pressure from other members. Friday's court decision paved the way for the pro-Thaksin party to continue its formation of a coalition government after several weeks of confusion. The PPP is scheduled to announce details of its planned six-party coalition on Saturday. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Southern violence goes on and on

Posted by hasekamp on 17 January 2008 at 21:26 PM
Brutal killings have reached unprecedented levels in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, experts say, as the region enters the fifth year of a separatist insurgency that is tearing communities apart. A government policy of reconciliation in the region has backfired, analysts told AFP, with rebels beheading, mutilating and even crucifying victims to try to spark a backlash and create divisions between Buddhists and Muslims. "They kill in such brutal ways: beheaded, hacked to death, set on fire ... the idea is to provoke a strong reaction of the Buddhist Thais against Muslims," said Sunai Phasuk, a Thailand consultant with Human Rights Watch. "The Buddhist Thais feel that they have become subject of atrocities, and many of them even feel that ethnic cleansing is going on." The pace of deadly violence has picked up since militants raided a southern army base on January 4, 2004, reviving long-running tensions and triggering an insurgency along the border region with Malaysia. About 1,800 people were killed in the first three years of the insurgency. By the end of the fourth that has now risen to more than 2,800. The south was an autonomous Malay sultanate until Buddhist Thailand annexed it in 1902. Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's heavy-handed tactics were widely blamed for exacerbating the unrest in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces, but he was ousted in a military coup in 2006. The generals and their interim premier Surayud Chulanont vowed to quell the insurgency with olive branches for rebels, an apology for past abuses, reform of Islamic schools and tougher security. Instead, they watched as killings grew more frequent and brutal, with both Buddhists and Muslims targeted every day. (Source: Yahoo News)


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THAI will fly to Samui

Posted by hasekamp on 17 January 2008 at 21:21 PM
Thai Airways International (Thai) will inaugurate daily Bangkok-Samui flights on February 15, according to Chaisak Angkasuwan, director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Mr. Chaisak said the DCA on Thursday morning met executives of the national flag carrier and Bangkok Airways, a private firm which owns Samui airport. After the meeting, he told journalists that starting from mid-February, Thai Airways would offer passengers two flights a day from Suvarnabhumi airport to Samui airport. The opening of the new route is in line with the policy of the Transport Ministry to give more alternatives to passengers. The airfare is expected to be similar to that currently offered by Bangkok Airways. The new route is expected to be popular among foreign tourists as they will be able to travel by a direct flight from Suvarnbhumi to Samui's tourist destinations in the southern province of Surat Thani. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Thaksin wants Royal audience

Posted by hasekamp on 17 January 2008 at 21:18 PM
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra expressed his desire yesterday to seek an audience with His Majesty the King after he returns to Thailand in a few months. "I want to go back to Thailand very much. And I expect to return home in a few months," Thaksin said. "The first thing I will do when arriving in Thailand, if granted royal permission, is to have an audience with His Majesty the King so that I can prostrate myself at his feet," he told a group of Thai journalists in the United Kingdom. Thaksin said he would not allow anyone to set conditions for his return and dismissed rumors he would be allowed back to Thailand only if he promised to stay away from politics. The ex-PM added he would pay respects to the body of the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana like his wife Khunying Pojaman, who returned to Thailand recently to face corruption charges. Thaksin, a co-defendant in the graft cases, has rejected accusations by his detractors that he is not loyal to the monarchy. He was also accused of lese majeste when the military overthrew his government in September 2006. (Source: The Nation)


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Teak trees poisoned

Posted by hasekamp on 14 January 2008 at 18:24 PM
Hundreds of valuable golden teak trees have died in Mae Yom national park, and villagers believe they were poisoned to clear the way for a revival of the controversial Kaeng Sua Ten dam project. Forestry officials have retrieved empty cans of herbicide from under the dead trees. Villagers say at least 700 trees have been poisoned by people wanting to destroy the forest so that the long-shelved dam project could finally go ahead. A large number of teak tree stumps were also found in the area. Villagers said the trees had been cut and loggers were preparing to haul the logs away. The dead trees were discovered in tambon Sa Eiab, Song district, during a recent survey headed by a village leader. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Siam Water Park for sale

Posted by hasekamp on 13 January 2008 at 19:21 PM
The owner of Siam Park offered to sell this 26-year-old theme park at Bt5billion. The offer came after the park's Super Spiral waterslide partially collapsed and injured dozens of children on the National Children's Day. A few months ago, a ride at the Siam Park also killed a woman and injured some other victims. The Siam Park spans over 300 rai of land with water park and many garden zones. The Bt5billion sale price include the whole park and all rides there. (Source: The Nation)


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Accident in Siam Water Park

Posted by hasekamp on 12 January 2008 at 14:29 PM
Twenty-eight children were injured -four critically- when part of an elevated amusement park watercourse collapsed Saturday at Siam Park in suburban Bangkok. The 10-to12-year-old riders were being treated at a local hospital. The "Super Spiral" waterslide accident occurred during Children's Day when joints holding segments of the popular ride collapsed. Seven young riders fell through the damaged slide, according to company executive. It is the second time in less than four months that the amusement park has experienced significant safety failures. Siam Park managing director Wuthichai Luengamornlert said the "Super Spiral," a water slide three-stories high, had broken at the 2.5 metre level and that in addition aged 10-12 riding from the top of the water channel fell from the broken joint. Most of the 28 injured childred suffered head injuries, with some broken limbs and bruises. Four children remain in critical condition. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Samak thinks he can do it

Posted by hasekamp on 12 January 2008 at 14:16 PM
People Power party leader Samak Sundaravej told large crowds in the Northeast on Friday that he is confident the party will be able to form a coalition government, even in the face of new local elections and possible legal problems from fraud investigations. He made the statement in Nakhon Ratchasima province, while helping the party's yellow-carded members campaign for votes in Sunday's election re-run. Mr Samak was accompanied by leading party members including Chalerm Yubamrung and Kuthep Saikrachang as they campaigned in constituency 3, attracting large crowds at a fresh market. They were rallying support for the three PPP winners of the Dec 23 election yellow-carded by the Election Commission (EC) for paying people to attend a political rally in Pra Thong Kham district during the run-up to the election. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Critical website on monarchy closed

Posted by hasekamp on 7 January 2008 at 23:02 PM
A website containing content critical of the monarchy was shut down on Friday. The site's Web host was threatened with being closed unless it withdrew the site. Thanapol Eiwsakul, editor of the Fah Diew Kan political magazine website sameskybooks.org, told The Nation yesterday it was no longer accessible. "It was like shutting down a printing house that prints a magazine. This is the price we're paying," said Thanapol, who insisted he always cooperated with the authorities and deleted material considered offensive to the monarchy. He believed the posting of critical remarks following the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana on Wednesday might have led to the shutting down of the site by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. Ministry spokespeople were unavailable yesterday. (Source: The Nation)


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Mrs Thaksin returns

Posted by hasekamp on 7 January 2008 at 22:57 PM
Khunying Potjaman Shinawatra will be taken into police custody the moment she lands at Suvarnabhumi airport today to face corruption charges on the controversial Ratchadaphisek land deal and share concealment involving SC Asset Co, a firm run by her family. National police chief Pol Gen Seripisuth Temiyavej said the wife of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was due about 9am and would be put under police protection. She will come alone and "police are ready for her return". The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions issued arrest warrants for Mr Thaksin and his wife in August last year after the couple failed to appear for the first hearing. Mr Thaksin has said he will return to fight the charges by mid-April. Khunying Potjaman had prepared money to bail herself out of court. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Almost 400 elected candidates approved

Posted by hasekamp on 3 January 2008 at 15:49 PM
A total of 397 candidates who won seats in the December 23 general election have been officially certified by the Election Commission while 83 winning candidates are under investigation. Of the 83 poll winners who have yet been certified, 65 were members of the People Power Party, aligned with deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and 6 from the Democrat Party, according to the commission's Secretary-General Suthiphon Thaveechaikarn. Other persons not yet certified by the polling agency as MPs include three PPP candidates earlier given yellow cards and speculated as likely to recontest the Nakhon Ratchasima Constituency 3 by-election scheduled for January 13. Three other PPP candidates were earlier given red cards, meaning they are automatically banned from running in the by-election in Buri Ram's Constituency 1 scheduled for January 19. The PPP won 233 seats in parliament's 480-seat lower house. Its arch rival Democrat Party won only 165 seats. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Paying respects to late Princess

Posted by hasekamp on 3 January 2008 at 15:47 PM
Hundreds of people from all walks of life, dressed in black, thronged to the Grand Palace Thursday where His Majesty the King had given permission for the general public to participate in the traditional Buddhist ceremonial bathing rites before a portrait of the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Princess Galyani Vadhana, the elder sister of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died on Wednesday at the age of 84 after a long battle with abdominal cancer. The king, who was close to his sister and visited her in hospital almost daily, declared a 100-day mourning period among royal family members and royal court officials. The government also announced a 15-day mourning period for government and state enterprise employees, and flags at all public buildings will be flown at half mast for 15 days. The Royal Household Bureau allowed the public to pay homage before the portrait of the late princess a bit earlier than originally scheduled for the official opening times as a great number of mourners crowded at the front of the Sala Sahathai Samakhom Throne Hall since early Thursday morning. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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New government should help economy

Posted by hasekamp on 1 January 2008 at 16:39 PM
Amid high expectations of a continued gloomy economy in the unfolding Year of the Rat, the Kasikorn Research Center has urged the new Thai government now being formed to stimulate the local economy by rebuilding private investor confidence and encouraging public spending. In a report issued by the leading think tank, it said the global economy in 2008 is projected to become sluggish due to continuing problems including the US sub-prime lending problem, which will continue to depress the US economy at least during the first half of the year, even though there are signs that the US Federal Reserve will continue to cut interest rates. European and Japanese central banks are expected to keep their interest rates intact, the report said. Signs that such institutions are holding lesser amounts of US dollars due to its perceived weakness by investors, Asian central banks and oil exporting countries will become a vital factor in the further depreciation of the greenback, which means that global oil prices will remain high in 2008. On the domestic front, Thailand's coalition government now being formed must intensify encouraging the public to spend, and find ways to improve investment as there are signs that local inflation would climb during the first quarter of 2008, according to the report. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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New Year's message by His Majesty the King

Posted by hasekamp on 1 January 2008 at 16:35 PM
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday called for unity among Thai people, urging them to put national stability above personal and vested interest and not creating any condition that will lead to social division. In his televised New Year's eve address, the world's longest reigning monarch emphasized unity and responsible behavior among his subjects. "As you are well aware that our country has gone through a transition period over the past two years. We eventually have passed through a crucial turning point with a new Constitution and newly-elected Members of Parliament in place. Therefore", the king said, "it is the duty of all of us to help one another to support the country to achieve normalcy and stability, with the nation being the ultimate goal. Each party should put aside personal interest, extend compassion and goodwill to each other without creating any condition that will cause a division in our society. The work of people who are aware of their duty and responsibility will help achieve the country's stability and national security," said the king, wishing all Thais happiness and success.
The 80-year-old monarch has emphasized and reaffirmed the importance of unity and reconciliation on varied occasions during this month. The timing and repetition of the same message could not be more clear. (Source: The Bangkok Post)
The downloadable New Year's card of His Majesty (in several sizes) can be found at Kanchanapisek.


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Happy New Year 2008

Posted by hasekamp on 1 January 2008 at 10:27 AM
Hasekamp Net wishes all its visitors and all the subscribers to its newsletter a properous and healthy 2008!


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