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BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  - The Chao Phraya dam has discharged more water due to heavy rains, raising the water level in the Chao Phraya river by 10 centimeters. Nearby…
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  - The Royal Thai Navy is accelerating the construction of water-pushing machines to be dispatched to flood-prone areas. The machines are expected to be completed by…
BANGKOK, 22 September 2012  – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now discussing with the Royal Irrigation Department about the drainage works in the areas where their jurisdiction overlaps. 
BANGKOK, Sept 21 - Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa said today he has yet to receive a confirmed report on the alleged implication of nine Thai soldiers in the deaths…
BANGKOK, Sept 21 - Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Irrigation Department experts met Friday to speed drainage of large volumes of water more effectively in light of expected heavy downpours.

No reversal of rice pledging scheme

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 By MCOT
BANGKOK, Sept 20 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed today that the government’s widely-criticised rice pledging scheme will carry on with its objective to help Thai farmers.
SA KAEO, Sept 21 - The body of a 73-year-old man was found in a wooded area near the Thai-Cambodian border in this eastern province today.

Gunmen open fire over gangnam conflict

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 By MCOT
BANGKOK, Sept 21 – A near-brawl at a Korean gangnam pop dance the previous night led to a salvo of gunfire into a car fired by a group of furious…
PATTANI, Sept 21 – Six people were killed and scores, most of them policemen, were injured in an explosion near a busy marketplace in this violence-plagued province in Thailand’s deep…
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – The Health Ministry has pledged to rid the country of illegal beauty services. 
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 - After many areas in Bangkok have been flooded as a result of continuous rain in the past few days, the Bangkok Governor has instructed officials…
PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA, 21 September 2012 – The PTT Public Company Limited has opened a prototype charging station for electric vehicles at Wang Noi District, Ayutthaya Province. 
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – Thailand and Germany signed an MOU on Thursday agreeing to become strategic partners in disaster management; the two sides also agreed to cooperate on energy…
BANGKOK, Sept 20 – A new group of insurgents in Thailand’s deep South will surrender to the authorities, and more will follow if they are assured of fair treatment, Deputy…

Police officer killed in Pattani

Monday, 24 September 2012 By MCOT
PATTANI, Sept 20 -  A border patrol policeman was shot dead Thursday while driving on a road in this violence-plagued province in Thailand’s far South.
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012  – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has announced that more provinces have fallen victim to the monsoon flooding, which has rampaged several parts…
BANGKOK, Sept 21 – Four men were arrested and 500,000 methamphetamine pills were seized in an anti-narcotics crackdown in Nakhon Sawan province, 230km north of Bangkok, according to national police…
PRACHIN BURI, Sept 21 - Heavy rain at Prachin Buri in the early hours of Friday flooded Si Maha Phot market, and local authorities are closely monitoring the rising water…
BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – The National Water and Flood Management Committee has warned that rain will continue pouring down in various parts of the country, at least until this…
CHIANG MAI, Sept 19 - US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney said she believes the anti-US protests in Muslim world will not deteriorate and that the situation in Thailand is…