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BANGKOK, May 3 – Conflicting reactions to the surging baht between Thailand’s finance minister and the central bank governor will jeopardise the country and may lead to an economic crisis, veteran economist Virabongsa Ramangkura warns.

PHUKET, May 1 - Detention centres in several provinces in Thailand are overcrowded with nearly 2,000 Rohingya ethnic migrants who fled Myanmar in wooden boats across the Andaman Sea to the kingdom, a senior police officer said.

BANGKOK, May 1 – A request by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to revoke bail for two police officers in connection with the disappearance of Saudi businessman Mohammad al-Ruwaili was rejected by the Criminal Court today.

BANGKOK, May 2 – Two Thai civic groups filed separate petitions against the government on charges of mismanagement and corruption in the country’s massive anti-flood projects involving Bt350 billion loans.

PATTANI, May 2 – Six people including a three-year-old boy were shot dead in an attack at a grocery store in this Muslim-predominant province in Thailand’s far South last night.

BANGKOK, May 1 – Thailand’s export target growth of 8-9 per cent may be reduced due to the volatile Thai currency, according to Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom.

BANGKOK, May 1 – Thailand’s inflation in April was reported at 104.9 -- a 2.42 per cent increase year-on-year due to higher food prices, the permanent secretary for commerce said today.

BANGKOK, May 2 – Thailand and China will develop trade relations to reach a combined value of US$100 billion in the next three years, the Thai deputy prime minister/foreign minister said on Wednesday.

AYUTTHAYA, April 30 - Several sections of the bridge over the Pa Sak River which collapsed Sunday were not up to standard, according to engineering experts.

NARATHIWAT, April 30 - A presumed insurgent was shot dead during a clash of unidentified armed men with an Army Ranger patrol on a mountain in the southern province of Narathiwat.

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