Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:36

Govt whip won't withdraw amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Aug 5 - The government whip on Monday remained steadfast that the amnesty bill would not be delayed or withdrawn from parliament's agenda and agreed to form a 35-member special committee to vet the bill.

BANGKOK, Aug 5 - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief said disgraced ex-monk Nen Kham will return to Thailand and surrender to the department August 8.

BANGKOK, Aug 5 – Anti-government protesters continued their rally at Lumpini Park for the second day today amid fears of infiltration by unscrupulous third parties which could degrade their political activity to violence.

Monday, 05 August 2013 11:50

Queen Sirikit: The Mother of Thai Silk

Since the late 1960s, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has played an instrumental role in the revival of Thai silk. From promoting local villages to providing a vehicle for silk to be displayed at a national level, Thai silk has received international acclaim.

BANGKOK, Aug 3 – The government will invite various civilian groups to a meeting next week to exchange views which may lead to political reforms and end conflicts, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – A group of senators has charged the government with unlawfully invoking the Internal Security Act (ISA) to deal with political demonstrations against the controversial amnesty bill.

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – Executives of embattled PTT Plc and its subsidiary, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), have reassured the public that the oil slick in the sea off Rayong has been eradicated and the beaches are now almost oil free.

YALA, Aug 2 - Factories and shops at more than 10 locations in Yala, Pattani and Songkhla were set afire, while one Thai army ranger was killed and one wounded in two bomb ambushes in Yala and Narathiwat.

RAYONG, Aug 2 - Oil slick stain removal at Phrao Bay on Samet Island has begun for further disposal, following almost a week of dealing with Thailand's biggest oil spill from PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC)'s offshore transmission pipeline last week.

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – Anti-government protesters today lodged complaints with Thailand's Human Rights Commission and Ombudsman, charging the government with abusing its authority in invoking the Internal Security Act (ISA) which bans political gatherings in key capital vicinities.

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