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YALA, 29 April 2014 – Officials in the southern border provinces are still on high alert around the clock as the 10 years anniversary of the Krue Se Mosque incident rolls past. 

BANGKOK, 29 April 2014 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra indicated on Monday that all parties should allow Abhisit Vejjajiva to attempt his mediation of current political conflicts, and that the government was open to beneficial collaborations. 

BANGKOK, 28 April 2014 - According to a recent finding by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Thai soccer fans are willing to shell out around 60 billion baht on World Cup merchandise each time the season begins, effectively breathing life into local vendors at the time of sluggish economy threatened by months of political conflict. 

BANGKOK, 28 April 2014  - Rangsit University’s Economic Faculty Dean Anusorn Thammajai revealed that the prolonged political crisis has posted an ever-increasing economic downgrade prospect, saying the Thai economy in the second half of this year would likely expand at the rate of 0.25-2.25%, or growing 0.5-1.5% on a year-on-year basis after a zero growth in the first half was recorded. 

Monday, 28 April 2014 13:31

SBPAC supports young local businessmen

BANGKOK, 27 April 2014 – Secretary-General of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Organization (SBPAC) Col.Thawi Sodsong has expressed his confidence that young businessmen in the deep South will be able to help develop the southern border provinces and set up efficient business networks.

Col.Thawi said the economic dimension played a crucial role in the deep south development at present. The SBPAC therefore encouraged all sectors to take part in propelling the region’s economy and supported young people who were offspring of local businessmen. The center provided an opportunity for them to do business in the far South and network, the official said.

The SBPAC chief added that he believed young businessmen in the southern border provinces were knowledgeable, capable and creative and they were ready to contribute to the prosperity of their home town.

BANGKOK, 28 April 2014 - According to Kasikorn Research Center Company Limited and Kasikorn Asset Management Company Limited, the SET index this week would likely become weaker as investors are expected to sell their shares to make short term profits. 

SAMUT PRAKAN, 28 April 2014 – Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s Customs Bureau has seized seven million baht worth of ketamine, while Don Mueang Airport has confiscated 3.3 kilograms of crystal meth, also known as “ya ice”.

BANGKOK, 27 April 2014 - The Meteorological Department announced today that Mae Hong Son and Kanchanaburi have been the hottest provinces in the Kingdom.

Mae Hong Son’s hottest temperature on record this year was over 40 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, at 12:16 p.m., while the sun was at its most direct point over Bangkok, the temperature was recorded at 35-36 Celsius, and the temperature was up to 37-38 Celsius at 3:00-4:00 p.m.

According to the weather forecast, from the beginning to the middle of May, the average high temperature is likely to be around 38-39 Celsius.

BANGKOK, 27 April 2014 - A spokesman for the ruling Pheu Thai Party, Prompong Nopparit, advised the Election Commission (EC) to accept opinions from the public, political leaders, and even foreign countries about holding a new election within 60 days as proposed by 53 political parties.

While the Election Commissioner in charge of elections, Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, said most parties agreed to set an election date on July 20, Mr Prompong cited the letters sent to the caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra from 30 parties requesting to hold an election within 60 days, or before July 20.

Furthermore, he believes that a quick election will benefit the Kingdom and its people, not just Pheu Thai or coalition government parties.

In case the EC still decides to hold an election on July 20 after meeting with the government on April 30, he will be convinced that it was politically driven.

BANGKOK, 27 April 2014  - The Election Commission (EC) is ready to hold a new election for Members of Parliament and is preparing to revise election regulations to fill any legal gaps. 

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