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Wild elephant to be autopsied and buried
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:01:00 +0200
LAMPANG: Veterinarians are preparing to conduct an autopsy and then bury a wild bull elephant which died after a dramatic rescue.
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Wild bull elephant dies in Lampang
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:47:00 +0200
LAMPANG: A wild bull elephant rescued from a deep canal in Phitsanulok started therapy to strengthen injured hind leg muscles on Saturday after being trapped for more than 24 hours.
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Media outlets barred from Sunday's rehearsal
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:18:00 +0200
After three media outlets broke the rules which prohibited live reporting of the rehearsal for the royal cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Saturday, they will be barred from reporting Sunday's rehearsal, government spokesman Sansern...
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The king and us
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
Born in 1939, Dr Sanjai Sangvichien has proudly lived during three reigns of the Chakri dynasty, and he can still vividly remember the day when, as a little boy, he got his first sight of a king.
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PM must pick allies with more care
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:35:00 +0200
Once again a key ally of our dear leader Prayut Chan-o-cha has become embroiled in yet another controversy, and in the days and weeks ahead it is very likely that the prime minister is going to come out to defend this action.
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The Intimidation Game
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The military government has a propaganda unit. People know this, including reporter-people, which includes us, and editor-people. But they still call the chief manipulator of regime propaganda a "government spokesman". A two-star general whose sole task...
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Soggy socks, sandbags and rising damp
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:25:00 +0200
All week, we have been listening to dire warnings from meteorologists of big storms and heavy rains, countered by Bangkok officials reassuring us everything is under control and the Big Mango won't sink without a trace.
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Hun Sen's attack may provoke revolt
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's political purges against his political opposition reached a dreadful point, another uglier turn, on Friday. The Senate, by 40 out of 60 members, voted to pass controversial amendments to the law on political parties,...
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A song that unites Thais in their grief
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The royal anthem is known as Pleng Sansern Phra Baramee, or "The Song that Praises the Glory of the King". This piece of music is 130 years old. It was the third national anthem of Siam for more than 40 years, from 1888 to 1933 -- the one prior to that...
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Calculating the comeback
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
When BMW decided to revive the 6-series moniker some 15 years back, it included two body styles in the guise of the Coupe and Convertible, later followed by the sleek four-door saloon called Gran Coupe.
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Explore the Icelandic Duo'sEmotional Soundscape
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Refined and sonically riveting, Kiasmos' new EP combines the unfussed rigidity of minimal techno with the flourishes of neoclassical to stunning effect.
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Explore the Icelandic Duo's Emotional Soundscape
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Refined and sonically riveting, Kiasmos' new EP combines the unfussed rigidity of minimal techno with the flourishes of neoclassical to stunning effect.
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Spanish PM to sack Catalan government
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:12:00 +0200
MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday that he would curb the powers of the parliament of Catalonia, sack its government and call an election within six months in a bid to thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from...
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33 provinces, Bangkok brace for storms through Monday
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:36:00 +0200
Residents of 33 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and lower Central Plains, including Bangkok and vicinity, have been told to prepare for heavy rain and gusty winds until Monday.
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61 stranded after tour operator disappears
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:58:00 +0200
SAMUT PRAKAN: Dozens of people from Korat have filed a complaint against their tour operator after they showed up at Suvarnabhumi airport for a trip to Hokkaido that never materialised.
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Procession to royal crematorium rehearsed
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:48:00 +0200
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn joined the rehearsal for the procession of the royal urn of King Rama IX from the Grand Palace to the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang on Saturday morning.
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2017 BMW X3 first drive review
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:18:00 +0200
BMW’s new X3 continues to be a fine SUV in its class, but the enlarged and improved competition in Thailand could give it harder time.
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New film sheds light on Jim Thompson mystery
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:26:00 +0200
A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king?
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Panthongtae upset by DSI release of pictures
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:51:00 +0200
Panthongtae Shinawatra has complained about the public release of security footage of him visiting the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to answer money laundering charges last Tuesday.
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Landslide buries up to 20 in Penang construction site
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:10:00 +0200
KUALA LUMPUR: A landslide at a construction site has buried between 15 and 20 people in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday.
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Pak Beng dam meets stiffer new resistance
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:54:00 +0200
An environmental group in Chiang Rai has renewed its campaign against the controversial Pak Beng dam that is due to be built on the transnational Mekong River by lodging a complaint with the Supreme Administrative Court against Thai authorities for failing...
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B1.7bn flows via welfare card scheme
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:52:00 +0200
The Commerce Ministry says the state welfare card project has helped circulate up to 1.7 billion baht for local economies, and officials aim to improve the buying system and increase the number of shops to reach more low-income consumers.
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Anupong dodges criticism in speed gun fiasco
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:19:00 +0200
Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, who signed a controversial procurement proposal for handheld laser speed detectors worth almost 600 million baht, says he was not aware of the pricing of the devices.
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Mourners treated to final rehearsals
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:33:00 +0200
The public can watch the final rehearsal of the processions for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal cremation ceremony this weekend in Bangkok.
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Locals around Phong River go on high alert
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0200
People living near the Phong River have been urged to move their belongings to higher ground as quickly as possible as the Ubolratana dam in Khon Kaen on Friday stepped up water discharges following huge inflows.
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Cops bust billion-baht ice shipment
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:00 +0200
Police have seized 508 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ya ice" with a street value of more than 1 billion baht.
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Japanese firms stay bullish on Thailand
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:04:00 +0200
Japanese companies remain upbeat about investment in Thailand, according to a survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).
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PPP model for EEC nearly finished
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The government is due to finalise the model and regulations for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Eastern Economic Corridor and submit them for approval to the EEC board, chaired by the prime minister, next month.
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B1.7bn flows via welfare card scheme
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:52:00 +0200
The Commerce Ministry says the state welfare card project has helped circulate up to 1.7 billion baht for local economies, and officials aim to improve the buying system and increase the number of shops to reach more low-income consumers.
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Exports at all-time high in September
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:20:00 +0200
Exports set a new monthly high at US$21,812 million in September, rising 12.2% year-on-year, and export growth in the first nine months of the year peaked was the best in six years.
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Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:02:00 +0200
CANBERRA: The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co's last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.
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Second rehearsal
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:20:00 +0200
The second rehearsal of the procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol is held on Sunday. The main procession started from the Grand Palace and proceeded to the site of the royal cremation ceremonies at Sanam Luang. — Bangkok Post
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Huge fire breaks out at Yangon's lakeside hotel
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:50:00 +0200
A huge fire breaks out at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon on Thursday, gutting the entire building and leaving two injured. — Reuters
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'Ying Kai' gets 3 additional years in jail
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:43:00 +0200
The Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Monta Yokrattanakan, better known as Ying Kai, to three years in jail for human trafficking and awarded 590,007 baht to a young woman forced to work as her maid.
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Drug fight off the rails
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:00 +0200
The government continues to press on with its failed war on drugs, when the country would be better served by a serious effort to reform this old programme. Last week, secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board Sirinya Sitdhichai announced...
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Rice prices expected to hold steady
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0200
Strong overseas demand for Thai rice is expected to support prices even as an influx of around 25 million tonnes of the 2017/18 major crop is about to flood the market next month, say industry officials.
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AirAsia Japan to relaunch next week
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:10:00 +0200
SINGAPORE: Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan said yesterday that it would begin its first flights from Nagoya later this month, more than two years after Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd announced plans to re-enter the Japanese market with new partners.
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SMEs more optimistic, feel slump has bottomed out
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:42:00 +0200
Most small and medium-sized enterprises feel their business slowdown has bottomed out, but many still have no idea when they will resume investment, the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) found from its latest survey.
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Agriculture Dept sows seeds of discontent
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Honoured as the agriculture king, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej strove to develop Thailand's agriculture sector to improve the livelihoods of farmers, especially through rice cultivation methods and farming experiments which are evident in many royally...
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Bigger drains won't save us from floods
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:25:00 +0200
Last week Bangkok was badly hit by floods that brought back the haunting memories of the big floods of 2011. Despite assurances by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that a flood on the scale of that of 2011 would not occur again, I felt we are not really...
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Airport rail link project moves ahead
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:00 +0200
A second public hearing in Chon Buri on a planned high-speed railway linking three international airports -- Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao -- proceeded without a glitch Tuesday.
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The Intimidation Game
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The military government has a propaganda unit. People know this, including reporter-people, which includes us, and editor-people. But they still call the chief manipulator of regime propaganda a "government spokesman". A two-star general whose sole task...
© Bangkok Post
33 provinces, Bangkok brace for storms through Monday
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:36:00 +0200
Residents of 33 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and lower Central Plains, including Bangkok and vicinity, have been told to prepare for heavy rain and gusty winds until Monday.
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Rescued elephant being treated at conservation centre
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:41:00 +0200
LAMPANG: A wild elephant saved in a dramatic rescue from a boggy canal in Phitsanulok arrived at the National Elephant Institute here on Friday for treatment of his injuries.
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PM must pick allies with more care
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:35:00 +0200
Once again a key ally of our dear leader Prayut Chan-o-cha has become embroiled in yet another controversy, and in the days and weeks ahead it is very likely that the prime minister is going to come out to defend this action.
© Bangkok Post
Soggy socks, sandbags and rising damp
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:25:00 +0200
All week, we have been listening to dire warnings from meteorologists of big storms and heavy rains, countered by Bangkok officials reassuring us everything is under control and the Big Mango won't sink without a trace.
© Bangkok Post
Spanish PM to sack Catalan government
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:12:00 +0200
MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday that he would curb the powers of the parliament of Catalonia, sack its government and call an election within six months in a bid to thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from...
© Bangkok Post
Procession to royal crematorium rehearsed
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:48:00 +0200
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn joined the rehearsal for the procession of the royal urn of King Rama IX from the Grand Palace to the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang on Saturday morning.
© Bangkok Post
2017 BMW X3 first drive review
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:18:00 +0200
BMW’s new X3 continues to be a fine SUV in its class, but the enlarged and improved competition in Thailand could give it harder time.
© Bangkok Post
Panthongtae upset by DSI release of pictures
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:51:00 +0200
Panthongtae Shinawatra has complained about the public release of security footage of him visiting the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to answer money laundering charges last Tuesday.
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