BANGKOK, June 26 – Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) today sought an indictment against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban for murder and attempted murder in the 2010 political protest of the anti-government red shirt movement.

Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom is so far standing firm that the government’s decision to reduce pledging price for paddy by Bt3,000 per tonne will remain unchanged.

Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party has repeated its call for the government to withdraw the controversial rice pledging scheme, insisting that mounting losses will definitely be at least Bt240-260 billion.

The US withdrawal of monetary stimulus through quantitative easing (QE) will not inflict a heavy blow on Thailand thanks to the country’s high foreign reserves and liquidity, Deputy Prime Minister/ Finance Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong said last week.

Farmers across Thailand are speeding up harvesting their rice to sell it to rice mills before the government’s rice pledging price cut from Bt15,000 to Bt12,000 per tonne takes effect at the end of June.

BANGKOK, June 25 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday instructed her foreign minister to discuss with ASEAN counterparts to respond to the Indonesian haze crisis which is now expanding to several member countries.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 13:04

21 people die daily of diabetes

BANGKOK, June 25 – Thailand currently records about three million diabetes patients with 21 deaths daily, according the public health ministry.

BANGKOK, June 25 – Thailand has granted Bt5 million (about US$166,000) to assist families of victims in the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50

Thailand rejects BRN YouTube demands

BANGKOK, June 25 – Thailand today ruled out a Muslim militant group’s demands via a video posted on YouTube for withdrawal of military and police forces from the kingdom’s far South.

BANGKOK, June 25 – Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat today lashed out at militant group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) for making unacceptable demands and conditions on the Thai government’s handling of the southern situation.

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