BANGKOK, June 13 - The Thai authorities have charged three suspects with robbery, fatal attack and concealment of homicidal death in connection with the disappearance of outspoken businessman Akeyuth Anchanbutr whose body was found and recovered in the southern province of Phatthalung yesterday.

BANGKOK, June 13 - Foreign investors will continue their long-term investment in the Thai bourse despite an index plunge for almost two weeks, according to an executive of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). 

HOKKAIDO, June 12 - Thai and Japanese tourism operators today hailed the move to waive visa requirements for Thais, predicting the number of visitors to the island country will leapfrog.

BANGKOK, June 13 - Thailand's Industry Ministry estimated that throughout 2013, there would be investment promotion applications to Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) for at least Bt1 trillion, from the previous target at Bt700 billion. 

Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom last Friday categorically denied a report that government’s losses amounted to Bt26 billion from the rice pledging scheme.

Thailand’s Kasikorn Research Center (KRC) said the Thai private sector should invest in rice businesses in Myanmar after the country has sped up intensive rice production both in terms of quantity and quality.

BANGKOK, June 12 - Thai passport holders will soon be exempted from visas for short stays in Japan, the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok announced.

Elephants in the district of Omkoi in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai have different roles than pachyderms elsewhere. Their main task is to plough rice fields once Thailand enters the rainy season and when hilltribe people here, the Karen, do their rice farming in the mountains.

This year was the first time a conservation of using elephants ploughing rice event was held there to preserve this tradition in Nakien subdistrict.

According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2013, Bangkok was listed the world’s best tourist destination.  The latest ranking was Chosen from 132 Cities worldwide.

BANGKOK, June 11 - The Thai government on Tuesday dismissed opposition allegations of possible bid rigging in the large scale mega water management project, saying the bidding has been carried out in a transparent manner.

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