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ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 - The Cambodian authorities will seek a royal pardon to free a jailed Thai woman activist on February 1 and the jail term for her fellow activist, a man, will be reduced by six months, according to Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, speaking from the sidelines of a diplomatic meeting in Pakistan.

BANGKOK, Jan 9 – Thailand’s imports of luxury goods last year skyrocketed with fruit, perfumes, cosmetics and leatherware topping the list with a combined value of US$1.2 billion (Bt38.4 billion), according to the Customs Department.

BANGKOK, Jan 9 – The Bank of Thailand is keeping the key interest rate unchanged at 2.75 per cent, and the Bt300 minimum wage rise will likely impact inflation only slightly at less than one per cent, a senior BoT official said today.

BANGKOK, Jan 9 - Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikua on Wednesday asserted that entrepreneurs closing their businesses, particularly in December, have nothing with the government's Bt300 minimum wage rise nationwide, starting January 1.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:30

Bt300 wage rise affects Thai fishing industry

CHONBURI, Jan 9 - Over 20 fishing boats in this eastern Thai province did not go to sea this morning, claiming it was due to the government's Bt300 daily minimum wage. 

BANGKOK, Jan 9 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra instructed young people to have discipline and be eager to learn outside the classroom ahead of national Children’s Day on Saturday.

LAMPHUN, Jan 9 - Thailand's northern province of Lamphun declared another district a disaster zone affected by cold spell as temperature kept dropping on Wednesday.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:09

Bangkok governor, deputy hear charges at DSI

BANGKOK, Jan 9 – Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra and his deputy, Teerachon  Manomaipiboon, acknowledged charges of unlawfully entering an agreement on the city’s Skytrain system at the Department of Special Investigation today.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Thailand and Malaysia today signed five agreements on national security in a move that Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung strongly believes will ease the long-standing insurgency in the kingdom’s far South.

The Thai tourism industry has hopes that the popularity of a new film, “Lost in Thailand”, currently topping the box office in China, will attract more Chinese tourists to the kingdom this year.

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