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Petition for Thaksin?

Posted by hasekamp on 30 June 2009 at 11:23 AM
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not stop his supporters from gathering a million signatures to support a petition to His Majesty the King seek a royal pardon for the fugitive politician, Thaksin's legal adviser Noppadon Pattama said on Tuesday. Mr Noppadon believed more people were becoming sorry for Thaksin day by day. The former foreign minister said he had spoken to Thaksin, who said he would not be able to stop people from pushing the petition. The Democrat party's claim that Thaksin hired a lobbyist to spread his news was not correct, Mr Noppadon said.
We do not quite see the ground for the political turmoil about this possible petition: If Thaksin enters a petition, the last word about it will be with His Majesty the King. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Flu spreads further

Posted by hasekamp on 29 June 2009 at 10:45 AM
A naval conscript succumbed to the type-A (H1N1) influenza infection Monday morning, raising to three the number of the flu fatalities, the director-general of the Medical Department said. Doctor Rewat Wisarutwej, the director-general of the Medical Department, also reported 41 new cases of type-A (H1N1) influenza, raising the accumulated number of the cases in Thailand to 1,330. The naval conscript suffered from bleeding in lungs and his heart beating stopped several times Sunday night. Doctors put him on respiratory system but he succumbed to the disease at 9 am Monday, Rewat said. (Source: The Nation)


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PM: Border tension will ease

Posted by hasekamp on 28 June 2009 at 23:08 PM
Tension along the Thai-Cambodian border should ease following Saturday's talks between Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who spoke on Sunday. Mr. Abhisit said Mr. Suthep had already briefed him on discussions made with Mr. Hun Sen in the Cambodian capital. The discussions had helped both sides gain better understanding of the problem, Mr. Abhisit said, noting that it is expected that tensions at the Thai-Cambodian border should ease. "We will wait to see whether troops deployed at the border should be reduced," the prime minister noted. "Now, it is hoped that both countries will resolve the border problem through peaceful means as agreed earlier." (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Northeast still wants Thaksin

Posted by hasekamp on 28 June 2009 at 23:04 PM
The Phue Thai Party's landslide victory in the by-election in Si Sa Ket yesterday, following hot on the heels of its by-election conquest in Sakhon Nakhon, proves the solid allegiance that northeasterners still hold for ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Pheu Thai chairman Chalerm Yoobamrung said. Thaksin's popularity has brought Surachart Charnpradit his polling triumph, Chalerm said in congratulating the Pheu Thai candidate during a press conference. Thaksin called Pornsak Charoenprasert, an MP for Si Sa Ket, asking him about the results. When Thaksin was told that the Pheu Thai candidate beat his rival handily, he responded with a cheer and told both the Si Sa Ket and Sakhon Nakhon campaign teams to visit him in Dubai, Pornsak said. They are expected to see Thaksin in two weeks after the Election Commission endorses them. (Source: The Nation)


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PM allows red-shirt rally

Posted by hasekamp on 26 June 2009 at 11:11 AM
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajvia said Friday that the red-shirt people could hold a demonstration as long as they do not break the law. Speaking to reporters in Beijing, Abhisit said if the red-shirt protesters break the law, the government will use take legal action against them. Abhisit said it is not justified for the red-shirt people to demand the government's ouster because the government has set up a committee to carry out political reform now. (Source: The Nation)


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Panda craze

Posted by hasekamp on 26 June 2009 at 11:08 AM
The Ayutthaya Elephant Kraal has painted Plai Panlan, a 5-year-old male elephant, in the panda colours of black and white to remind the public that elephants have needs, too.
The watercolour is harmless, and the elephant did not seem to mind. Kraal staff are gently mocking the national craze over the female panda cub born to Lin Hui and Xuang Xuang at Chiang Mai zoo. Kraal manager Itthipan Kaolamai said staff were striking a blow for Thai elephant causes. Many of the beasts were still in need of state help, but in all the fuss over pandas were getting overlooked. The government was showering money on the Chinese pandas, while ignoring its own national symbol, the elephant. A case in point? The 20 million baht snow house being built for the panda family at the zoo. If elephants could paint themselves black and white like pandas, then maybe they would get some of that attention. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Government performance harmed by infighting

Posted by hasekamp on 25 June 2009 at 10:37 AM
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Tuesday that news of the coalition's infighting and suspected irregularities could be blamed for the government's poor performance in the latest survey on its popularity. However, he also defended his government, saying there are some matters that require more time to be completed and some new projects that the administration has yet to start, while waiting for funds in the new fiscal year. A survey by Bangkok University about public satisfaction on the government's performance over the past six months found the Abhisit administration received an average score of 4.06 out of 10. The survey was conducted among 1,337 eligible voters in Bangkok from June 16 to 18. (Source: The Nation)


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Charges for red-shirts

Posted by hasekamp on 25 June 2009 at 10:27 AM
Police have applied for arrest warrants for an undisclosed number of red-shirt supporters for lese majeste remarks in their speeches at Sanam Luang two days ago, Metropolitan Police chief Lt-Gen Vorapong Chiewpreecha said on Thursday. He said police evidence included photos and tape recordings of the speeches. He declined to identify the suspects or say how many would be charged. Pol Maj-Gen Amnuay Nimmano, the Metropolitan Police deputy chief, expected to the court to approve the warrants on Thusday afternoon. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Train service resumed

Posted by hasekamp on 23 June 2009 at 15:28 PM
Trains services nationwide are ready to resume their services on Tuesday evening after train labour unions struck a deal with the government. The agreement will end the strike which started on Monday, stranding thousands of passengers throughout the country. Weesarak Kwanyuen, Chiang Mai station chief, said that the first train to be resumed following the agreement will be Chiang Mai - Bangkok that will leave Chiang Mai at 5.55pm, followed by the same route at 9pm. The officials will disseminate the information to people that the train services will resume in the evening. (Source: The Nation)


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Foreign investors want more freedom

Posted by hasekamp on 22 June 2009 at 18:39 PM
Foreign investors want the Thai government to liberalise service businesses in the kingdom and to allow foreigners to engage in businesses which are now restricted to Thai nationals only, according to Nandor G. von der Luehe, chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT). Mr. von der Luehe said after leading JFCCT members to discuss with Minister of Industry Charnchai Chairungrueng and top officials of the Board of Investment (BoI) that he believed the service sector, if liberalised, would thrive as like the production sector which has already been opened to foreign participation. He said foreign investors are awaiting the Thai government action to delete clauses which forbid them from doing businesses in the kingdom. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Train strike

Posted by hasekamp on 22 June 2009 at 18:36 PM
The labour union of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) began a nationwide strike on Monday in protest against the state enterprise's restructuring plan. Labour union president Sawit Kaewwan said all SRT employees had stopped working, halting all rail services across the country. The employees oppose the SRT's plan to allow a private company to manage the operation, he said. The labour union had previously submitted a proposal to the SRT board on ways to improve organisation and solve debt problems. The board's privatisation plan would lead to higher fares, he said. Mr Sawit said the duration of the nationwide strike would depend on negotiations with the government and SRT governor Yutthana Thapcharoen. "The length of our strike depends on how quickly the government and SRT management meet our demands," he said. "We disagree with the restructuring plan because it looks like a step towards privatisation." Mr Yutthana said he was informed of the strike plan on Sunday night. He thought some groups of employees might not understand the purpose of the restructuring plan. He would meet Mr Sawit for talks on Tuesday at 3pm. Negotiations were possible, but railway employees must not inconvenience the public, he said. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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War with Cambodia to resume?

Posted by hasekamp on 21 June 2009 at 16:46 PM
Lt-General Wiboonsak Neeparn Sunday instructed troops stationing at area near the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear to get ready for an possible attack as Phnom Penh disappointed with the Thai government's objection to the temple's world heritage inscription. The army commander General Anupong Paochinda phoned to check the situation with concern but insisted Thai troops not to open fire first, he said. "But if the opponent open fire, we have to exercise our selfdefense right and retaliate," Wiboonsak told reporters. However the situation on the ground is normal as both Thai and Cambodia troops are in their respective position, he said. (Source: The Nation)


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Promthep Cape in decline

Posted by hasekamp on 19 June 2009 at 13:58 PM
The beauty of Phuket's famous Phromthep Cape is on the decline, the Mayor of Rawai warned yesterday. The death of palmyra trees and the trampling of grass by tourists have left the promontory scarred by patches of dry, yellow earth, Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos said. Mr Aroon met with Phuket Governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop yesterday to discuss ways of restoring Phromthep Cape to its former glory. The two men have agreed to initiate a restoration project. New palmyra trees will be grown to replace the dead palms and an irrigation system will be installed to keep the grass green year round, he said. The governor will assign the Phuket Provincial Agricultural Office to look after the new palmyras, he said. Rawai Munipality will plant 40 palmyra palm trees at the end of this year and invite all the people of Phuket to take part in the event. "As part of the project we will install an irrigation system and mark a path for tourists to follow. We won't let the tourists stray off the track," he said. The municipality will also cut down acacia trees growing in the area. (Source: The Phuket Gazette)


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Now 589 flu cases, no deaths

Posted by hasekamp on 19 June 2009 at 13:44 PM
Thai Public Health Ministry on Friday reported that at least 24 provinces nationwide have been hit by the Influenza A (H1N1) since April. The flu caused a total of 589 people falling ill with no death. On Friday, the ministry confirmed 71 new confirmed cases of the flu, bringing the number of the cases in Thailand to 589. Eleven of them were undergoing treatment in hospital and all of them are safe and had no severe symptoms. The Health Ministry also reported that Bangkok was the hardest hit area with 349 patients followed by Nonthaburi with 82 cases, Pathum Tani with 63 cases, Chonburi with 30 cases, Samut Prakarn with 27 cases, Nakhon Pathom with 8, Phuket with four and Chiang Mai with two. (Source: The Nation)


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25 years for smuggling heroin

Posted by hasekamp on 18 June 2009 at 13:16 PM
The Criminal Court Thursday sentenced a South African woman to 25 years in jail and fine of Bt1 million after convicting her in attempting to smuggle 499 grammes of heroin out of the kingdom to China. Pendu Montando Evidence, 25, was arrested at the Suvarnabhumi International airport on November 16 last year before boarding a flight of Thai Air Asia to Shenzhen. Authorities found 48 bags of heroin hidden on her. (Source: The Nation)


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Now 405 flu cases, 393 recovered

Posted by hasekamp on 17 June 2009 at 17:47 PM
Thai Public Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed 95 new cases of the influenza 2009, bringing the total number to 405. Thai Public Health Minitry's Permanent Secretary Dr Prat Boonyavongvirote said of the 95, three were those just returned from foreign trips while 88 others were students and people. He added 12 of them were receiving treatement in hospitals. Dr Prat said that as of Wednesday, 393 of the 405 cases already recovered. (Source: The Nation)


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Thailand versus Unesco

Posted by hasekamp on 17 June 2009 at 17:44 PM
Thailand will oppose the World Heritage Committee on its listing of Preah Vihear temple on the Thai-Cambodian border as a World Heritage site, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Wednesday. Mr. Abhisit said Tuesday's Cabinet meeting action assigned Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Suwit Khunkitti to lodge the objection at a World Heritage Committee meeting to be held in Spain against the United Nations for Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) which had granted the ancient temple World Heritage Site status. Mr. Suwit, who will attend the meeting in his capacity as a member of the World Heritage Committee and not as representative of the Thai government, will air complaints that the listing of the temple might go against the charters of UNESCO and the World Heritage Committee, the prime minister said. UNESCO will be asked to review its decision, as the disputed area is a valuable cultural entity itself and could be conserved to allow the peoples of both countries, as well as tourists, to visit the temple, which has become a conflict zone. Mr. Abhisit said the "planned" opposition will not come too late, as it will be on the agenda of the upcoming meeting. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Four panda names shortlisted

Posted by hasekamp on 15 June 2009 at 13:28 PM
A committee of the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand has picked four names from thousands of entries submitted from all over the country for the new female baby panda at Chiang Mai Zoo. The four names on the shortlist are Ying Ying, Thai-Jeen, Lin Ping and Khwan Thai. People throughout the country can vote for one of the four names by sending a postcard to the naming committee. The postcards will be on sale in Bangkok and nearby provinces on June 19 and in other provinces on June 22. The baby panda's name will be announced on Aug 12, Mother's Day. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Flu is spreading

Posted by hasekamp on 15 June 2009 at 13:25 PM
Thailand reported 51 new A(H1N1) cases, raising the total number to 201 on Monday while the spread of H1N1 in the country is likely to continue rising, according to a senior health official. Prat Boonyavongvirot, Permanent Secretary for Public Health said that the number of new infections is expected to rise every day and the new flu spreading level is likely soon to reach the C level, which indicates the new cases will be detected across the country. He said thermal scanners at airports are ineffective in preventing the spread of the virus as there are at least 30,000 air passengers arriving in Thailand from affected countries daily. The public health ministry will urge Thais to wear face masks as the next step in preventing the spread of the virus more effectively. The spread of the new H1N1 influenza will peak in July before abating, so close surveillance is required and the public must cooperate to prevent it, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said. The public health minister said the total number of H1N1 cases in Thailand had now risen to 150. Of this number, only ten patients need special care and treatment, as the rest recovered well. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Mexican flu may explode

Posted by hasekamp on 13 June 2009 at 11:42 AM
Thailand could expect more than 10,000 A(H1N1) infections nationwide as the swine flu had already spread across the country, Witthaya Kaewparadai, the public health minister, warned. Authorities reported that the number of infections in Thailand rose to 89, with 43 new confirmed cases added yesterday. Dr Prat Boonyawongvirot permanent secretary for public health, said the latest confirmed cases came for Bangkok, Songkla, Phuket and Pattaya. The Health Ministry also sent officials to collect virus samples from 50 kindergarten students in a school in Pathum Thani for checking after they got high fever. The lab test results were expected to released today. Mahidol University's Faculty of Public Health yesterday suspended their classes after learning that one of the students, who recently returned from the US, had been infected with the influenza A (H1N1) and was undergoing treatment at hospital. Meanwhile, the Thai Hotels Association (THA) has urged entertainment venues, pubs and restaurants in the tourist resort of Pattaya to close their outlets temporarily in order to help prevent the spread of A(H1N1) influenza. (Source: The Nation)


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Mexican flu in Pattaya

Posted by hasekamp on 12 June 2009 at 9:18 AM
Health authorities have raised the H1N1 flu alert level in Pattaya after reports surfaced of human-to-human transmission. The decision came yesterday after two schools in Bangkok were ordered to close for a week to prevent the spread of the new strain of flu. As Thailand battles the type-A (H1N1) flu, the World Health Organisation yesterday told member nations it was declaring a H1N1 pandemic - the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. The WHO move to announce a pandemic will prompt drugmakers to speed up production of an H1N1 flu vaccine, and governments to devote more money to containing the virus. As of yesterday the number of infections in Thailand stood at 46, up from 16 cases on Wednesday. In Pattaya alone, 21 people were confirmed to have tested positive for H1N1. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Three new flu cases

Posted by hasekamp on 10 June 2009 at 10:05 AM
Thailand on Wednesday reported three more new cases of the influenza 2009, with one of them having no record of travelling abroad. The new cases brought the number of patients in Thailand to 16. Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said a 11-year-old boy who is receiving medical treatment for the influenza in a hospital did not go to any foreign country like other patients. "This case is the first of its kind for Thailand and is different from other cases as he has no record of travelling abroad. All other patients went abroad and infected from there," the minister said. Health team is cooperating with his family to find how the boy was infected by the flu. His school was alerted about his infection, the minister said, students there would be asked to report themselves if they had flu symptoms. Two other cases were 20-year-old men who travelled to the US and had symptoms when they returned home. Both had high fever, coughing and running noses. People who had contacts both cases were under observation. (Source: The Nation)


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Attack on mosque

Posted by hasekamp on 9 June 2009 at 9:19 AM
Army chief Gen. Anupong Paochinda visited the southern border province of Narathiwat on Tuesday to discuss the Monday night mosque massacre at Cho-airong district and seek ways to prevent future attacks. Gen. Anupong asserted to reporters before flying to Narathiwat that the government's measures to solve the problems in the southern provinces was on the right track, particularly in its commitment to winning the hearts of local residents as the government has received positive responses from the public. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak also praised the ways Thailand is using to relate to the people, as winning the hearts of the populace is a key factor in resolving overall problems, the army chief said. Gen. Anupong accompanied Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on his official visit to Malaysia on Monday to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on ending the continuing violence in Thailand's South and on additional bilateral cooperation. The Thai army chief condemned the men who stormed into a mosque filled with innocent men at prayer, saying it was a cruel and barbaric act. The five or six heavily-armed men burst into a mosque in Joh-airong district through a back entrance at about 8.30pm, firing on about 50 Muslims were performing evening prayers inside the mosque. Ten people died at the scene and another succumbed en route to hospital, while a dozen others were seriously wounded and sent to hospital. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Tenth Mexican flu case

Posted by hasekamp on 8 June 2009 at 15:38 PM
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has reported the country's 10th A(H1N1) flu case, a 20-year-old woman, who was returning home from the United States. Minister of Public Health Witthaya Kaewparadai said the H1N1 infected with the H1N1 virus is now under close medical surveillance. She has been on the anti-viral medication Oseltamivir and is recovering. Her family and others having close contact with her have been closely monitored, and none have been detected with any sign of flu symptoms. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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PM thinks Thaksin uses aliases

Posted by hasekamp on 7 June 2009 at 16:20 PM
Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted by coup d'etat in September 2006, is now travelling internationally using aliases, making it more difficult to locate and return him to Thailand to serve his jail sentence, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday. Admitting that it is difficult to find Mr. Thaksin, ousted in September 2006, Mr. Abhisit said he had only heard that the former premier travelled to a number of countries although his Thai passports, both diplomatic and ordinary, had earlier been revoked by Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He said Mr. Thaksin is now using foreign passports given to him to travelling to a number of countries. The government might ask for cooperation from countries where Mr. Thaksin is believed to stay not to allow him to use their countries as a springboard for attacking Thailand, said Mr. Abhisit. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Government under pressure

Posted by hasekamp on 7 June 2009 at 16:15 PM
Somsak Thepsuthin and Newin Chidchob, two heavyweights in the coalition Bhum Jai Thai Party, yesterday heavily criticised the way the Democrat-led government was dealing with problems. It was the latest sign of an increasingly damaging rift within the coalition government amidst a rocky relationship between the two largest partners, the Democrat and Bhum Jai Thai parties. The two veteran politicians are under a ban from contesting elections but have retained much influence in the Bhum Jai Thai Party, which is the second largest partner in the Democrat-led coalition. Somsak, the leader of Bhum Jai Thai's Matchima Thipataya faction, vented his frustration with the Democrat Party, criticising the government for poor management. He said he wanted to see the government survive for a long time but after five months in office it had not made any achievements because it had been trying to block projects proposed by coalition parties. Somsak said the government did not have any strategy or planning behind its management but spent its time solving problems as they cropped up, such as the pledging of agricultural produce and the bus-leasing scheme. (Source: The Nation)


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Study: Police most corrupt

Posted by hasekamp on 6 June 2009 at 10:56 AM
The police force has topped the list of the most corrupt state agencies, according to a study funded by the National Anti-Corruption Commission. The study was revealed at a two-day seminar on corruption suppression and prevention which ends today, organised by the national anti-graft agency. NACC adviser Sirilaksana Khoman, a seminar panellist, cited a study on corruption by Saowanee Thairungroj, vice-rector at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. The NACC-commissioned study looked at the attitudes of businessmen who came into contact with state agencies and politicians. The study showed about 40% of businessmen who had experience doing business with government agencies said the police force, including highways and traffic police officers, was the most corrupt state agency. The top five state agencies and officers that businessmen had to pay "extra money" to during the past five months of this year were the Land Department (72.22%), followed by tambon administration organisations (68.52%), provincial administration organisations (60.52%), highways and traffic police (59.08%), and local politicians and influential figures (44.76%). State agencies where most respondents said they experienced graft include the Customs Department (12.2%) followed by tambon administration organisations (7.8%), and the Land Department (4.8%). About 17% of respondents said they had come into contact with corrupt politicians. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Thai economy to recover

Posted by hasekamp on 5 June 2009 at 10:23 AM
As the global economy shows signs of recovery, the heavily export-oriented Thai economy should recover in the latter half of the year, said World Bank's economist for Thailand Kirida Bhaopichitr. Ms Kirida cautioned however that a number of global economic factors remain as yet uncertain. In April, the World Bank forecast that the Thai economy is likely to contract by 2.7 per cent this year, but this figure will be updated and revised in October. She said the Thai government's performance over the last five months has been good, particularly in boosting consumer confidence and applying rapid stimulus measures to put cash in people's hand, even though the steps did not benefit all segments of society. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Panda craze

Posted by hasekamp on 4 June 2009 at 10:17 AM
People hungry for news of the baby panda at Chiang Mai Zoo will soon be able to follow her every move on MSN. The antics of the female cub, which was born eight days ago, will also be broadcast live on screens around Chiang Mai and at various zoos across the country. "The broadcasts will be via Internet and satellite signal," zoo director Thanapat Pongpamorn confirmed yesterday. Panda expert Wei Ming from China said the cub was healthy and would start crawling at the age of one month. The cub's mother Lin Hui has been cuddling her baby and they are being kept away from public eyes. Even visitors to the zoo have to follow their movements on screens. The tiny new arrival has made headlines both here and abroad and is expected to boost tourism. The city is preparing a blessing ceremony for the cub when it reaches one month old. (Source: The Nation)


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Will Thaksin return after all?

Posted by hasekamp on 4 June 2009 at 10:12 AM
Pheu Thai MP Chalerm Yoobamrung has vowed to pave way for the return of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra if his main opposition party forms the next coalition. "Pheu Thai wants to bring back Thaksin from his exile," Chalerm said in the campaign speech in Nakhon Phanom on Wednesday. Chalerm was in the northeastern province to woo votes for Pheu Thai candidate Anurak Boonson in the by-election for Nakong Phanom's Constituency 3. In the campaign pitch to his constituents, he said the by-election was a direct race between Pheu Thai and Bhum Jai Thai parties. He said Isaan people will have to make a choice if they want to bring about "happiness" made possible by popular policies under Pheu Thai and its two preceding parties - Thai Rak Thai and People Power. He also pledged to impose a five-year debt moratorium for all retail debtors with a loan not exceeding Bt500,000. (Source: The Nation)


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Direct airport rail link in December

Posted by hasekamp on 3 June 2009 at 14:38 PM
Direct express rail service linking Suvarnabhumi Airport to downtown Bangkok will commence in December, with the public getting free rides for one month.
Tawanrat Ornsira, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Transport Ministry and chairman of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) board, said Wednesday that construction of the direct Airport Link, a 28-km rail link between Suvarnabhumi and the City Air Terminal in Bangkok's Makkasan area, is now 98 per cent complete. The builder is expected to hand over the Airport Link to the SRT in September. After the official handover, the rail link's security system will be inspected and tested prior to launching a one-month period of free rides starting from December 5, according to Mr. Tawanrat. Evaluation of the project will be carried out early next year, as the trial period for the Airport Link service will be conducted for three months before full service is initiated, expected to be in March. The Airport Rail Link is owned and will be operated by SRT, through a subsidiary company, which will administer the overall operations. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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