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Most Isaan people prefer Thaksin’s daughter as PM: NIDA Poll

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST ISAAN PEOPLE have been found to prefer Paetongtarn “Oong-ing” Shinawatra, daughter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as head of a post-election government, according to an opinion poll. The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) poll, conducted earlier this month among a total of 2,000 people in 20 northeastern […]

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Police: CNN team didn’t intend to intrude child care centre

TOP Thai police said this evening (Oct. 9) that the two CNN journalists whose coverage of the mass killing at the child care centre in Nong Bua Lamphu province was criticised by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand did not intend to intrude with the door being opened and the officials present allowing them to […]

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Flash mob protest against Prayut on Skytrain

  A FLASH MOB demonstration against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took place on the BTS Skytrain this afternoon (Oct. 9) with the protesters dressed in black and some wearing black sunglasses intermittently travelling through five stations, getting off at each one of them then catching the next train, and doing the same on their return […]

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2 CNN journalists’ visas revoked over child care centre massacre coverage

  AFTER the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand criticised a CNN team over its coverage of the mass killing at the child care centre in Nong Bua Lamphu province that left 36 small children and adults dead, the Thai Immigration police revoked the tourist visas of two CNN journalists who are now being questioned, Matichon […]

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Businessman shot dead outside Khon Kaen Airport

  A MOBILE PHONE businessman was shot dead on the road at the entrance of Khon Kaen Airport before dawn today (Oct. 9) after having driven there in his car to hold talks with two other men who had come in a separate car, Matichon newspaper said. He was identified as Mr. Phanom Thipratanamongkol, 40, […]

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Arthit lashes out at parties for focusing on reshuffle and ‘landslide’ win

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER Arthit Ourairat today (Oct. 8) has taken various parties to task for merely talking among themselves about a cabinet reshuffle, electoral formulas and a ”landslide” victory whilst failing to do enough to help the people in trouble nationwide. Arthit posted on his Facebook page to lambaste those […]

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36 temporary crematoria being built for massacre victims

  OFFICIALS are building 36 temporary crematoria at the lawn in front of three temples in Nong Bua Lamphu province where a former policeman killed 36 small children and adults at a child care centre last Thursday (Oct. 6), Matichon newspaper said today. The victims will be cremated together on Tuesday (Oct. 11) after three […]

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Tree falls on car, cab during rainstorm, cabbie safe

  A PRIVATE TAXI driver escaped unscathed after a tree at the fence of Chulalongkorn University fell on both his cab and a private car parked beneath it during hours-long torrential rain in Bangkok last evening, Sanook.com said this morning (Oct. 8). Both vehicles were parked beside Chamchuri building’s fence next to Phayathai road when […]

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Thailand has 50:50 chance of procuring F-35 fighters: Air Force Chief

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND CURRENTLY has a 50:50 chance of procuring a couple of US-made F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters, commented air force chief ACM Alongkorn Wannarot today (Oct. 7). ACM Alongkorn said the 50:50 chance of procuring the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II jets would more or less depend on an international […]

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Shopkeeper arrested for bashing up foreign tourist with skateboard

  THE owner of a shop selling cannabis infused craft sodas on Khao San road was arrested today (Oct. 7) after using a skateboard to hit a foreign tourist on the head and face before dawn yesterday, Sanook.com said. Mr. Phawit (surname withheld), or Ken, 33, admitted that at 5 a.m. yesterday morning just as […]

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