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Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Thitipol Panyalimpanun Since the May 22 military coup, Thailand has entered a time when an opinion can send you to prison. All for the happiness of the country, the National Committee for Peace and Order (NCPO), as the military junta is formally called, has forbidden reading George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” eating sandwiches in public […]

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New internships boost skills, job prospects

LONGER internship periods for vocational students with industrial businesses will boost student skills and provide skilled labour for an expanding market in the Asean Economic Community. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Suspect linked to missing Japanese man flees home

Suspect linked to missing Japanese man flees home Officers say they found no evidence linking the woman to the disappearance of Mr Tetsuo, who has lived in Bangkok since 2008. But they did find suspicious withdrawals from the man's bank account over the past two weeks, with more than 700,000 baht … Full News here – […]

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Public wants NRC members to work with integrity

Most people want members of the National Reform Council (NRC) to work with honesty and integrity, a public survey has found. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Digital Economy Act draft ‘by year-end’

Deputy Prime Minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula expects the draft of the Digital Economy Act to be proposed to the National Legislative Assembly by the end of the year, after it gained widespread support from experts on the issue and key government figures. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Two missing, 35 injured in Phuket speedboat crash

PHUKET: Two tourists are missing after a speedboat crashed with a fishing boat between Koh Yao Noi and Phi Phi Island, east of Phuket, this afternoon. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Thai Yamaha dives into big bikes, jet skis to boost sales

Thai Yamaha Motor Co, the local distributor of Yamaha motorcycles, is ramping up expansion into big bikes and marine vehicles to offset the shrinking motorcycle market. Bangkok Post “With lower motorcycle sales, we need to look at other products,” said Jintana Udomsub, the company’s chief of commerce. Yamaha has sold its big bikes in the […]

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Surang wins first gold for Thailand in Para Games

Surang Khamsuk launched the winning throw in the women’s javelin F46 category yesterday to open Thailand’s gold-medal account at the Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Joko takes office facing challenges | Bangkok Post: news

Joko takes office facing challenges | Bangkok Post: news JAKARTA – Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, will be sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda. Incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) walks next to … Full News here – […]

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Over 2,000 tourists flock to visit extinct volcano in Buriram

Over 2,000 tourists flocked to have a glimpse of the extinct volcano in Tambon Samed of Buriram’s Muang district over the weekend. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Pushing for third-gender equality

Female NRC members vow to promote the rights of alternative sexualities Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Muangthong United supporters slam ‘cowardly’ police after attack by Singhtarua hooligans

Hooliganism that has blighted Thai football for years reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when rival supporters fought each other at the end of Muangthong United’s home match against Singhtarua. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Prayut’s approval rating rises to 93.3 per cent

The approval rating for the government rose to 93.3 per cent after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the Asia-Europe Meeting in Italy, a survey by the Thai Researchers in Community Happiness Association has found. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Marine Police have rescued 35 of the 37 tourists who were on board the speedboat. All suffered varying degrees of injury - See more at: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Breaking-News-Two-missing-35-injured-Phuket/38202#ad-image-0

2 Korean Missing, 45 Injured is Speed Boat Accident in Phuket

Rescue workers and hospital staff, prepared to provide immediate medical care, are waiting with officials at Rassada Pier.   PHUKET – A Korean, man and woman are missing and 45 others are injured after a speedboat crashed into a fishing trawler about five nautical miles off Yao Yai island on Sunday evening,  Phuket Marine Police […]

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Brits urge UK probe of Koh Tao case | Bangkok Post: news

Brits urge UK probe of Koh Tao case | Bangkok Post: news Dismayed by the gruesome murders of two British tourists on Koh Tao and disgruntled with the sluggish reaction of Thai authorities, the British public has spearheaded a campaign to demand its government undertake an independent investigation into the … Full News here – Read […]

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