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Security act will be back ...

Posted by hasekamp on 31 August 2009 at 13:39 PM
Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said the Internal Security Act will be invoked again for the red-shirts' planned rally on Saturday. Mr Suthep was speaking after a meeting with the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) to discuss whether to lift the Internal Security Act imposed in Dusit district. The meeting proposed that the cabinet be ready to quickly meet again to consider the re-imposition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) if intelligence units report the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) intended to stir up further unrest, he said. The cabinet would be fully briefed on the feelings of the Isoc meeting on Tuesday, Mr Suthep said. The deputy prime minister said intelligence agencies believe the red-shirts will continue to rally and apply pressure on the government to dissolve the House and call a general election. The declaration of the ISA in Dusit district would end on Tuesday, as earlier announced, he said. Security forces would also withdraw from the Government House area.
UDD leaders earlier announced the postponement of Sunday's protest rally until this Saturday, Sept 5, but said on Monday they would further postpone the demonstration until Sept 12 if the government again uses the Internal Security Act. The government decided not to lift the ISA in Dusit district over the weekend even though the anti-government group postponed its protest. "The rally could be rescheduled to Sept 12 if the Internal Security Act is still in force this weekend," opposition Puea Thai party-list MP and UDD core member Jatuporn Prompan said. The demonstration might even be postponed to Sept 19, which was the third anniversary of the coup that ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, he said. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Heavy raindsin Phang Nga

Posted by hasekamp on 30 August 2009 at 11:22 AM
Flash flooding which ran through resorts and residential areas alike in the southern province of Phangnga has now receded and daily life is expected to return to normal soon. Hotel and resort operators as well as local residents in Khao Lak in Takua Pa district are clearing away mud, which flowed in from forest torrents, while electrical power and tapwater water distribution was restored Saturday night. Flooding remains in Takua Pa and Thai Muang district farmlands, but continues to recede. The Khao Lak area, which was hard-hit by the tsunami in 2004, is prone to flash floods and mudslides, and flooding there was caused by heavy rains made worse by a trash- and mud-clogged sewerage system. Although the flooding was not prolonged, it has caused substantial damage to property. Meanwhile, the meteorological department forecast torrential rain and isolated heavy rainfall in the South, particularly in Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Trang and Satun provionces, as a low pressure cell and a moderated southwest monsoon prevail over the Andaman Sea. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Over one million Mexican flu patients

Posted by hasekamp on 29 August 2009 at 13:07 PM
The number of people in Thailand who have caught the new flu virus is now passing a million, the Public Health Ministry announced Friday. "Over 1 million Thai people had already infected with the new strain of influenza A (H1N1) during the past four months" Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said Friday. He estimates that 60 million of Thai population are now being at risk for the infection of new flu virus as they do not have immunity against the infection. "The surveillance remains important mechanism to fight against the pandemic," he added. (Source: The Nation)


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No red shirt rally today

Posted by hasekamp on 29 August 2009 at 13:02 PM
Core leaders of the pro-Thaksin United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), led by Veera Musigkapong, said in a press conference on Saturday that they will put on hold the mass anti-government planned for Sunday. Mr Veera cited that if the mass red-shirt rally takes place, the Democrat-led government would take this opportunity to incite unrest to justify the use of force to crackdown on the protesters. The UDD core leader stated that the mass anti-government rally will be tentatively reorganized on September 5. But if the government imposes the Internal Security Act during the timeframe, the rally will be also postponed. However, he insisted that even if the security law was continually enacted, the red shirts will certainly hold a mass anti-government rally within four weeks. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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18 years for lese majeste

Posted by hasekamp on 28 August 2009 at 17:00 PM
The Criminal Court on Friday found activist Daranee Chancheonsilapakul, aka Da Torpedo, guilty of lese majeste and sentenced her to a combined jail term of 18 years. Daranee, 46, made a series of inflammatory speeches at the red-shirt rallies, notably the demonstration last June at Sanam Luang. Her remarks were against the 2006 coup but laced with offensive references to the monarchy. The court said in its verdict that Daranee had maliciously offended the monarchy as per Article 112 of the Criminal Code. She was penalised for three counts of lese majeste, each carrying the punishment for six year imprisonment. The court found no cause for leniency because the defendant showed no remorse. About 30 supporters showed up at the verdict session but none dressed in red. (Source: The Nation)


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Flu vaccine trials go ahead

Posted by hasekamp on 26 August 2009 at 19:01 PM
The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) will go ahead with its swine flu vaccine trials with seed virus from Russia although academics have advised caution regarding mutation of the virus, according to Dr Witit Artavatkun, GPO managing director. Genetic changes have been found in positions that are not significant, he said, so the trials can continue with the seed virus from Russia. Consequently there is no need to import further seed virus from China, he said. The live attenuated virus has been placed in 1,270 bottles, with each bottle containing one dose or 0.7 millilitres. It will be tested to make sure it is in a germ-free condition before being sent to be used in animal and human trials. Speaking about a location for the vaccine pharmaceuticals laboratory for full production of the vaccine, he said the working committee in charge of producing the anti-A(H1N1) vaccine planned to upgrade the Science Park at King’s Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Bangkuntien Campus). Production capacity there can reach up to ten times higher than the capacity of the laboratory at Silpakorn University, which is being used to produce vaccine for the trial. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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PAD does not want amnesty bill

Posted by hasekamp on 26 August 2009 at 18:57 PM
Leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) threatened Wednesday to call a mass rally in protest against an amnesty bill sponsored by the Bhum Jai Thai Party. They said the bill had a "hidden motive" to help politicians escape legal action for offences. Five core leaders of the PAD held a press conference to attack the amnesty bill, tabled for House deliberation by the Bhum Jai Thai Party. They said they believed politicians who could benefit from the bill were the fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, Bhum Jai Thai core leader Newin Chidchob, plus national police chief Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan, who is linked to the crackdown on PAD protesters on October 7. (Source: The Nation)


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Phuket controlled by foreigners

Posted by hasekamp on 24 August 2009 at 11:38 AM
About 90% of beach land in Phuket is controlled by foreigners through Thai nominees, a leading research body has found. A similar situation exists in other prime tourism destinations in provinces such as Chiang Mai and Rayong.Local officials and legal experts have helped clear the way for foreign investors to take control of the country's rice farms and property in resort provinces, according to research on foreign land ownership by the Thailand Research Fund. TRF called a seminar on the research findings yesterday attended by economics and legal scholars. There recently has been speculation that foreign businessmen, particularly from the Middle East, were snapping up rice fields in the central plains and elsewhere through proxy local companies. Transnational business consortiums were said to be holding the land through Thai nominees, which is against the law. Some farmers are leasing land they previously owned but have since sold to the foreigners' proxy firms, observers said. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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His Majesty calls for unity

Posted by hasekamp on 24 August 2009 at 10:01 AM
In a nationwide broadcasted speech His Majesty the King said:
"I've heard for a long time that working is not easy especially progress which needs people who have knowledge, omniscience, willingness to use their knowledge of different fields, for example, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Interior, and other ministries including the people to collaborate with each other so nobody takes advantage of each other.

This is most important. We believe that this allow the country to make good progress and to develop well especially as now our country it can be said is on the verge of failure. It is not known what direction [the country] will take [or] how it will do so. I am concerned that Thailand is on verge of failure, but you can act so there is not failure. There must be development, progress for the people.

We have hope and feeling that the country will not fail because in the period in the past, we felt that the country was on the verge of failure because different people were doing different things, different people were divided, different people didn't understand what to do, but now we are lucky. We have people who have different types of knowledge who are collaborating together. Hencefore, I want to affirm that if everyone has knowledge and willingness to do then we can make the country truly progress. I ask that you help each other to finish [the task] as intended". (Several Thai Media)


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New tulip named after His Majesty

Posted by hasekamp on 20 August 2009 at 21:12 PM
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has granted use of his personal name to be bestowed upon a new Dutch tulip variety “King Bhumibol” developed by a Dutch farmer, according to an official statement released on Thursday. Vimon Kidchob, Director-General of Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Department of Information, said in the statement that His Majesty has granted a royal permission for having the flower been named after him following a request of Klaas Koedijk, a Dutch tulip grower and an owner of FA.P. Koeddiik & Zn company, according to the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary. The “King Bhumibol” tulip’s bloom is butterfly yellow, stands 45-centimetre high and is further developed from the Prince Claus tulip named after the consort of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The Prince Claus tulip originated from the Judith Leyster tulip, which is one of the Netherlands’ most prized tulip varieties. Mr Koedijk’s inspiration to name the new species of tulip after the Thai monarch derives from his strong impression of the Thai people’s loyalty to their beloved King Bhumibol during the 2006 celebration of the 60th anniversary of HM the King's accession to the throne, the statement said. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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UN-ASEAN summit cancelled

Posted by hasekamp on 18 August 2009 at 14:28 PM
UN-Asean Summit in Thailand is cancelled after UN chief Ban Ki-moon could not attend the proposed Asean-UN summit scheduled in October due to his busy schedule, Thai Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The UN Chief could not leave the UN headquarter to meet Asean leaders in a meeting on the sideline of the Asean summit to be held between October 23 and 25. He has to attend the United Nations Day on October 24, said the ministry's Director of Asean Affairs Vitavas Srivihok. The Asean-UN summit was postponed from April in Pattaya after red-shirted protesters disrupted the Asean Summit. (Source: Tĥe Nation)


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What to do with Thaksin petition?

Posted by hasekamp on 18 August 2009 at 14:24 PM
It would take at very the least two months to study the petition for a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra before a decision could be made on what futher action to take on it, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday. Mr Abhisit said it would normally take about 60 days for the Justice Ministry to review a petition, but it could take a lot longer in this case. It was a complex issue and a large group of people had purportedly signed the petition, he said. The Justice Ministry is responsible for reviewing the petition, which was handed to the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary on Monday by supporters of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Mr Abhisit said Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban was assigned to oversee the matter. He said the government would not obstruct the process. It will be forwarded to the related agency and once the review is complete, it will be sent back to the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary. "I promise that the government will not do anything to obstruct or buy time on this issue," Mr Abhisit told reporters. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Contempt of court for petition

Posted by hasekamp on 14 August 2009 at 10:18 AM
Contempt of court charges have been filed against three key leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship over the royal pardon campaign. Democrat MP Watchara Phetthong yesterday filed a suit with police at Dusit police station accusing Veera Musikhapong, Jatuporn Prompan and Natthawut Saikua of the contempt. The three are gathering signatures to appeal for a royal pardon for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin was sentenced by the Supreme Court last year to two years in jail for helping his former wife, Khunying Potjaman Damapong, secure the Ratchadapisek land deal at a discounted price while he was prime minister. Mr Watchara said he believed the petition campaign represented a direct challenge to the Supreme Court's authority after it found Thaksin guilty in the land deal. Some legal experts argue the court's decision is final and all Thaksin can do is return and serve part of his jail sentence before seeking clemency. Only he or a family member could petition for a royal pardon. A decision on the matter would rest with the King, Mr Veera said. So, let everybody now wait for His Majesty the King's decision. Shinawat Haboonpad, a core member of the UDD, said red shirt supporters would gather at Sanam Luang on Monday morning before proceeding to submit the petition. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry is asking kamnan and village heads to gather signatures to oppose the petition. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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HM The Queen has her birthday tomorrow

Posted by hasekamp on 11 August 2009 at 20:15 PM
On the eve of her 77th birthday, Her Majesty the Queen yesterday recounted how His Majesty the King in his healthier decades had driven around the country to reach out to his people. "His Majesty used to visit people in all regions, even in remote areas. He drove himself and sometimes he had to drive over a river," Her Majesty said at the Chitralada Villa of Dusit Palace. Granted an audience were Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, his Cabinet members and their spouses and many other well-wishers. They had sought an audience to wish her a happy birthday. "I have been Queen for 59 years. During this period, I have accompanied His Majesty to every region in the country. That has allowed me to see how he has worked for his people … Wherever he goes, he has a map by his side. He has worked on the soil and water for so many decades that he has become an expert now," Her Majesty said. She said the King was almost 82 years old now and could no longer take trips to remote areas the way he used to do. She said her husband's health was fine and that he exercised by walking along the balcony of Klai Kangwon Palace every day. "He still carries out royal works, welcomes guests of state and still travels to nearby locations to follow up on various projects," Her Majesty said. The Queen said the King also gave instructions for the follow-through of each royal project. Having more than 3,000 royal projects to promote his subjects' well-being, the King has worked non-stop for almost 60 years without getting bored, because it is a labour of love for his people, she said. His Majesty said the King took care of all his people's well-being, especially poor people with many children. She said she also invited youths of these poor families to the Central region or the Royal Palace to undergo craftsmanship training by the Support Foundation of Queen Sirikit of Thailand, whose masterpieces were now exhibited in the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. She also praised the assistance given by various agencies in the southernmost province of Narathiwat. Towards the end of her speech, Her Majesty thanked the audience for listening to her and for giving opportunities to Thai youths, such as her project at the Support Foundation. (Source: The Nation)


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Chinese gang arrested

Posted by hasekamp on 8 August 2009 at 20:24 PM
Police yesterday arrested 40 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in Phuket who were believed to be involved in an international extortion and money-laundering scam. More than 70 police officers from Phuket and Bangkok raided six homes in Bang Tao, Kathu and Phuket City after following the gang for several months on a trail that began in Chiang Mai. One of the houses raided was a mansion in upmarket Bang Tao, which the gang was using as its headquarters. Police said the gang rented the house, which came complete with its own swimming pool, for 100,000 baht per month. Inside the house, police found hardware connected to databases filled with personal information on consumers in China and Taiwan. A police spokesperson said the consumers’ information was divided into categories of income and location. The scammers used that information to contact their victims and trick them using a variety of pre-scripted scenarios, pretending to be officials such as bank workers, police officers or debt collectors. The scammers would then convince the victims to go to banks or ATMs and trick them into revealing account details so money could be taken from their accounts or persuade the victims to transfer funds. The money would then be withdrawn in Thailand. The scammers used the China Unionpay banking network to access the money and Smart Billing software to track the money transfers in real time. (Source: The Phuket Gazette)


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Storm warning

Posted by hasekamp on 8 August 2009 at 20:20 PM
The Northern Meteorological Centre has warned seven provinces to brace for tropical storm Goni while the Water Resources Department is closely watching four river basins for fear of flooding.
In the warning, issued yesterday afternoon, the centre said that a low-pressure cell across northern and upper northeastern Thailand, related to Goni in the Gulf of Tonkin, plus the strong southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea threatened torrential rain and isolated heavy rain in the North. It warned Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit and Phetchabun to brace for flash floods today and on Monday. Chiang Mai Hydrological Division chief Weerawuth Pornratphan said the Water Resources Region 1 Office was watching Chiang Rai's Mae Saruay and Mae Chan river basins, Chiang Mai's Fang river basin and Tak's Mae Ramad river basin, which were low-lying areas with dense riverside populations. If rainfall exceeds 100 millimetres in 24 hours the office will alert provincial disaster-prevention and -mitigation offices to evacuate people to safer ground, he added. (Source: The Nation)


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Thaksin lawyer says petition is OK

Posted by hasekamp on 8 August 2009 at 20:18 PM
A Royal petition is a legitimate and permissible option that supporters of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra are entitled to in order to bring him back to Thailand, Thaksin's lawyer Pichit Chuenban said yesterday. The move came after mounting opposition to the signature campaign conducted by Thaksin's supporters. Pichit said that what Thaksin's supporters were doing was not unprecedented because during the Prem administration in 1988, 99 academics including King Prajadhipok's Institute secretary-general Dr Borwornsak Uwanno, Dr Chirmsak Pinthong and Dr Thongthong Chandrangsu petitioned his Majesty the King citing political upheaval and the lack of unity among Thais, blaming government leaders for failure in their administration. "What Borwornsak did is called a political petition, is it not? What Thaksin's supporters are filing is not a political petition, because they are suffering from economic and political distress and they have the right to seek Royal clemency to alleviate their plight. They are not just seeking a Royal pardon for Thaksin," he said. Pichit was reacting against a second statement by Dr Borwornsak that opposed the move by Thaksin's supporters to petition the King. He also accused Borworksak of citing laws and regulations that had been scrapped long ago in opposing the petition. Phichit insisted that the content of the present petition was a complaint by the people with the objective of bringing unity and national reconciliation. (Source: The Nation)


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Now 81 flu deaths

Posted by hasekamp on 5 August 2009 at 12:30 PM
The Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday that 16 more people died of the A (H1N1) flu virus last week, bringing the number of fatalities to 81. Permanent secretary Phaichit Varachit said of the 16 flu victims nine were male and seven female, one of them pregnant. The World Health Organization reported that 1,154 Mexican flu patients in 160 countries had died. “The rate of flu infection is diminishing in Bangkok and its vicinity but the deadly virus is spreading in the provinces,” Dr Phaichit said. The number of infected students was decreasing, but infections had risen among farmers and workers at small firms. The ministry estimated that 500,000 people across the country have been infected by the new flu strain. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Drug smuggler gets life

Posted by hasekamp on 5 August 2009 at 12:27 PM
Thailand's criminal court on Wednesday sentenced a convicted Australian drug smuggler a life imprisonment after he was found trying to smuggle more than two kilogrammes of heroin from Thailand to Australia. Andrew Hood was arrested on December 16 last year at Suvarnabhumi Airport after the authorities found that he had hidden seven bags of heroin around his belly, shins and calves. He was arrested at the departure counter at the airport while he was heading to Australia. A friend who colluded in the smuggling attempt is still at large. The court delivered a verdict on Mr Hood, on charges that he had possessed drugs for sale both in Thailand and for export abroad. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Samui airport reopened

Posted by hasekamp on 5 August 2009 at 12:25 PM
Samui Airport re-opened for normal operations Wednesday afternoon after Tuesday’s air crash into an old air control tower killed the pilot and injured more than 40 passengers. Bangkok Airways flight PG100 from Samui to Bangkok was the first flight which departed from Samui Airport at 2 pm and arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3 pm. Meanwhile, Bangkok Airways flight PG153 was the first flight from Bangkok arriving at Samui Airport, touching down at 3 pm. According to a Bangkok Airways statement, there will be a total of 43 inbound and outbound flights at Samui Airport throughout Wednesday. Bangkok Airways flight PG266, from Krabi to Samui airport, skidded off the runway and crashed into an old air traffic control tower after landing. The cause of the incident may relate to bad weather, human error, or a defective engine part. More investigation is needed to determine the cause of the accident. Seven persons, six foreigners and the co-pilot injured in the crash, remained hospitalised. The co-pilot, who was seriously injured was transferred to hospital in Bangkok Wednesday morning. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Plane crash on Samui

Posted by hasekamp on 4 August 2009 at 12:09 PM
A pilot was killed and dozens of passengers were injured when a commercial aircraft skidded off a runway and crashed into the air traffic control tower at the airport on the popular resort island of Samui in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani. The Bangkok Airways flight PG266 from Krabi to Samui carried 68 passengers and four crew members when it touched down in heavy rain, said Mrs Kannika Khemawuthanont, Director-General of Thailand’s Civil Aviation Department. The senior aviation official confirmed the captain of the Bangkok Airways aircraft had died in the crash. Initial investigation suggested that the bad weather at the time of accident is likely to have affected the landing. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Anti-flu drug distributed

Posted by hasekamp on 2 August 2009 at 14:49 PM
Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health began distributing the anti-flu drug Oseltamivir to clinics in Bangkok on Sunday to ensure quick access to the medications and to reduce the fatalities from the Influenza type A (H1N1). Each clinic is receiving 50 Oseltamivir capsules, said Somyod Deeratsamee, Director-General of the Department of Health Service Support, after meeting with about 100 clinic operators in Bangkok Sunday. Besides private clinics, more than 100 government community clinics and health centres are ready to provide medical service to patients with flu-like symptoms, he said. The department delivered the anti-flu drug to the public health ministry’s local offices in every province. Distribution of the medicine to clinics now depends on work of local health officials. However, he said all clinics nationwide will have received the anti-flu drug against the Influenza type A (H1N1) by Wednesday. (Source: Thai News Agency)


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Now 5.4 milion for Thaksin petition

Posted by hasekamp on 2 August 2009 at 14:46 PM
Ignoring growing protests against its push for a royal pardon for convicted former p.m. Thaksin Shinawatra, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) plans to forward its petition to the palace by Aug 12. The group ended its signature-gathering campaign in the early hours of yesterday and claims its petition has the support of 5.4 million people. UDD leaders said the name-list is now undergoing accuracy checks and would be submitted to His Majesty the King by Aug 12. It is expected the list will be submitted through the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary. Scholars say the petition goes against laws which do not allow a request for a royal pardon which opposes the Supreme Court's verdict. (Source: The Bangkok Post)


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Royal archives in UNESCO register

Posted by hasekamp on 1 August 2009 at 11:41 AM
The Unesco has registered 35 new items on the Memory of the World Register, including the royal archives of Thailand. Khunying Manmart Chavalit, president of the Memory of the World Register committee of Thailand said that the decision was made when the international committee met in Barbados from July 29 to 31. She said the archives included documents on the abolition of slavery in Siam, former name of Thailand and domestic and international policies during King Rama V reign which had helped Thailand sail through the difficult period. (Source: The Nation)


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4 million signatures for Thaksin pardon

Posted by hasekamp on 1 August 2009 at 11:39 AM
The campaign for a royal pardon for fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra has collected more than 4 million signatures, it was announced during a rally by his supporters late yesterday. Veera Musigapong, an organiser of the red shirts' rally at Sanam Luang, said the 4.19 million signatures had been collected from all over the country. His announcement led to loud cheers. The red shirts also plan to hold a protest at the Interior Ministry on Monday against Interior Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul, whose Bhum Jai Thai Party is campaigning against the signature drive. The Metropolitan Police Bureau deployed about 1,800 anti-riot police to keep the peace at the rally site. Some 150 traffic policemen were responsible for ensuring a smooth traffic flow around the rally site. (Source: The Nation)


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Flu patients statistics

Posted by hasekamp on 1 August 2009 at 11:36 AM
Authorities say the new flu has now spread across the entire country. Bangkok is the country's largest source of infection, especially tourist areas and concert venues, as well as hospitals, where people exhibiting symptoms crowd together to receive medication. The official death toll was 65 as of Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases standing at 7,489. Seven people are receiving intensive care in hospital. Three of the deaths were people from upcountry who developed symptoms after visiting Bangkok for only a short while. Other fatalities include three tourism-industry employees, three drivers, two Internet-cafe staff, an employee at a private tutorial school and a general labourer. Nine farmers, seven students, six merchants, four state officials and four self-employed entrepreneurs have also succumbed to the disease, as have a number of maids and children. The disease is considered most dangerous in people aged over 65 (but not mortal, see below), because they tend to suffer from pre-existing health conditions. Below are the numbers of typeA (H1N1) infections and deaths by age group.
Age 0-5 : 562 cases, 2 deaths; Age 6-10 : 1,208 cases, 2 deaths; Age 11-20 : 3,659 cases, 6 deaths; Age 21-30 : 1,060 cases, 14 deaths; Age 31-40 : 513 cases, 13 deaths; Age 41-50 : 364 cases, 12 deaths; Age 50-60 : 22 cases, 9 deaths. (Source: The Nation)


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