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The Education Ministry has bowed to pressure from academics who have criticised its policy to allow graduates who do not hold a degree in education to enter the teacher recruitment…
03.29 / 00:51
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Police are hesitating over whether to release CCTV footage allegedly showing the fatal shooting of a Lahu activist by a soldier in Chiang Mai two weeks…
03.29 / 00:13
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A bill to set up a tobacco authority of Thailand, approved by the cabinet on Dec 13 last year, contains loopholes that could be exploited by transnational tobacco firms aiming to make products in Thailand through their Thai nominees, according to anti-smoking…
03.28 / 23:36
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As I was preparing to leave home yesterday morning to meet a group of poor and landless people at a forum and hear their stories of injustice, the Associated Press was reporting a story on the Red Bull heir, who hit a policeman with his car. The headline was "'Red Bull killer' found living the good…
03.28 / 22:54
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The military regime says its plans for national reconciliation are moving along splendidly. The man in charge, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, has a timetable and he says everything is proceeding according to plan. By June, he will issue a social contract laying out a formal pact on national unity. The image he presents of agreement and progress is not what the…
03.28 / 22:54
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The opposition by academics at university education faculties to an initiative that allows graduates in other fields to apply for teaching positions shows just how in need of reform the country's education system…
03.28 / 22:54
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Two media associations have called on the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to review its committee's order to black out Voice TV's broadcasts for seven days, saying it harms media…
03.28 / 22:54
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The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle policeman, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest…
03.28 / 22:54
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– SINGAPORE – A court has jailed a Singaporean couple on Monday for starving their Filipino domestic helper, a case that highlighted what rights groups say is a common complaint in the wealthy city-state. Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, lost 20kg and weighed just 29.4kg in April 2014 after being given too little to eat for […] Related posts: Couple Tortures Woman to Death and Dismembers Another in Hoexter, Germany . . BERLIN (AP) — A couple in custody for... Singapore Shr…
03.28 / 22:36
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– BANGKOK – Road accidents in Thailand have already claimed 2,901 lives since Jan 1, showing the campaign against drink driving should be year-round not just during festivals and holidays, Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation secretary-general Dr Taejing Siripanich, said on Tuesday. He said 64 people died on the roads on Monday alone, the highest one-day […] Related posts: Thailand’s Drivers Continue to Drink and Drive Despite Strict “No Drunk Driving”…
03.28 / 22:36
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– OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by mid-2018, reports said Monday. Passage of the bill would make Canada the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of pot nationwide. The announcement prompted shares of […] Related posts: Canada to Legalize Recreational Marijuana by 2017 . . OTTAWA – Canada’s Liberal…
03.28 / 22:36
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– CHIANG RAI – Police in Northern Thailand have arrested eight suspects and seized 760,600 “yaba” pills, 48 kilograms of raw opium and 2kg of heroin in five separate drug busts in the North. Provincial Police Region 5 chief, Pol Lieutenant-General Pulsap Prasertsak, announced on Tuesday that the five cases stemmed from police operations carried […] Related posts: Couple Arrested for Drug Smuggling in Mae Chang District . . CHIANG RAI – Just days after two 15-…
03.28 / 22:36
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The government has dismissed claims that the military will seek to control national energy resources via a national oil corporation (NOC) proposed under the new petroleum bill, and is blaming an energy activist group for pushing the controversial energy…
03.28 / 22:15
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Passenger van operators are threatening to stop their services from this Friday if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha does not relax new traffic rules which require safer public van…
03.28 / 22:15
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Five media organisations reaffirmed their opposition Tuesday to a bill aimed at setting up a new body to regulate the media, saying this is unnecessary as the mainstream media has refrained from taking sides in times of political…
03.28 / 22:15
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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will appeal the Revenue Department's decision to collect 17.6 billion baht in taxes from the Shin Corp share sale deal, according to his legal…
03.28 / 21:38
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WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to…
03.28 / 20:57
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LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European…
03.28 / 19:39
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PARIS (AP) - A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third…
03.28 / 19:39
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Iran took a significant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over China on Tuesday that pushed Marcello Lippi's team closer to the brink of…
03.28 / 18:19
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