Publication: Bangkok Post

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Thai police are in a class of their own

At the start of last week, Vietnamese police were rightly under fire for their atrocious handling of suspects in custody. By the end of the week, Thai police had stolen their thunder by showing their incompetence and lack of basic human decency was world ... [Published Bangkok Post - 14 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

2014 drought to be severest in 50 years

Low water reserves in two big dams in the Chao Phraya river basin will make drought this year the severest in 50 years, an irrigation director said on Sunday.Suchart Charoensri, irrigation director in Manorom district of Chai Nat province, said water ... [Published Bangkok Post - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Peace advocate dies at 64

Muslim peace advocate Ahmadsomboon Bualuang has passed away while he was in Sweden to promote peace talks. He was 64.The Isra News Centre said Ahmadsomboon developed a tight chest while he was travelling from Lund to Copenhagen. Fellow travellers rushed ... [Published Bangkok Post - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 4 reports

Fake bill bust leaves navy red-faced

The Royal Thai Navy has suspended two of its officers arrested in Cambodia with about $7 million (225 million baht) in fake US currency.The bust appears to be Cambodia's biggest-ever seizure of counterfeit cash."It's a shame that the navy has personnel ... [Published Bangkok Post - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Cambodia, Fake, Counterfeit
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Kidnap gang 'cut off victim's finger to extort family'

Three Vietnamese kidnapping suspects who allegedly cut off their victim's little finger and sent it to his family have been arrested in Pattaya.The suspects — identified by police as Long, 28, Nghian Tai Hai, 27 and Niam, 28 — tried to escape by jumping ... [Published Bangkok Post - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Koh Tao suspects 'Asian men'

The DNA found in a victim's body in the Koh Tao double murder belonged to two Asian men, according to deputy police chief Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmoung.People wait in line as policemen collect data from those who work near the spot where bodies of two killed ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Prayut vows to boost low rubber prices

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to tackle falling rubber prices as a matter of national priority, but warned it will take at least two years to solve the problem.The premier made the comments after chairing a National Rubber Policy Committee ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Prayut apologises for insulting Kritsuda

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has apologised to red-shirt female activist Kritsuda Khunasen for insulting her live on television."As a gentleman, I am sorry that I have used strong words to you at times. I have expressed myself strongly because you ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

NCPO forbids 'political activity'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday insisted it is too soon to allow the holding of political gatherings since orders issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) have not yet been revoked.Gen Prayut made the remark following the detention ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

US waives sanctions against Thailand over human trafficking report

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has decided not to impose sanctions against Thailand and Malaysia for failing to meet minimum standards in combating human trafficking.Immigration officials in Chumphon province check work permits and visas of coastal ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Beijing ban 'will not hurt' Thai miners

Thai coal miners and traders may be only slightly affected by China's most recent measures to battle air pollution by banning low-grade imported coal from next year.The ban by Beijing covers certain types of highly polluting coal, making good on a vow ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 19 2014]
Entities: Coal, Mineral, Beijing, China
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

AoT kicks upgrades into overdrive

Management at Airports of Thailand (AoT) must shorten the delay that has plagued upgrades of Bangkok's Don Mueang and Phuket airports to next July.Phuket airport is undergoing a capacity upgrade as it handles almost double its allotted capacity. Renovation ... [Published Bangkok Post - Sep 19 2014]

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"They should better focus on humanitarian efforts and build trust (with local people) with accountability and transparency" he said
That is why downloading the Internet content, "has to be from state centres, with or without the authorization of the bosses" said Pablo, another Internet bootlegger who will not give his full name because the activity is illegal on the island
"The foreign ministry's officials are in place to provide assistance for them" he said
"Floods are inevitable if the water level in the Mekong reaches 7.3m" Mr Rangsan said

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