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  1. Pongpat, Kowit get 6 years in first scandal ruling

    Police scandal

    Pongpat, Kowit get 6 years in first scandal ruling

    31 Jan 2015 : The cases involved in the biggest police scandal in many years have reached the Criminal Court and we are finally finding out exactly what they involve. The first verdict was handed down yesterday.

  2. Begging paid school bills for her 4 children

    About poverty

    Begging paid school bills for her 4 children

    30 Jan 2015 : After business failure, debt & disabled arm drove her into begging, for 10 years their children back home in Surin never knew mom & dad supported them by begging.

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  1. Floods: Economy slowed to near-zero growth

    About business

    Floods: Economy slowed to near-zero growth

    21 Feb 2012 : 3.8% growth predicted before the floods fell to 0.1%. Growth was 7.8% in 2010. Forecast 5.5% to 6.5% this year.

  2. Bombing mystery deepens

    General news

    Bombing mystery deepens

    21 Feb 2012 : A 1.5km trail of stickers bearing the word "Sejeal" has been found along a route police believe Israeli diplomats might use regularly. Similar stickers have been linked to the bomb suspects.

  3. Aggressive investment when young

    About investment

    Aggressive investment when young

    20 Feb 2012 : Started with gift money, now holds stock portfolio worth 1 million baht at age 25, aims to raise value to 10 million in five years

  4. Flood prevention: Running out of time

    About floods

    Flood prevention: Running out of time

    20 Feb 2012 : Delays dredging canals & irrigation repairs, public hearings on farmer compensation for water retention, all make 3 month deadline difficult.

  5. Dads told to take time off from work

    General news

    Dads told to take time off from work

    20 Feb 2012 : Women’s groups are urging male civil servant fathers of newborn babies to take the 15-day paternity leave they are entitled to.

  6. I’m “phrai”, not “amataya”

    General news

    I’m “phrai”, not “amataya”

    18 Feb 2012 : He has an elite position, but he is not a member of the elite [amataya], Deputy Agriculture Minister Nattawut Saikuar insists.

  7. Flood unemployment

    About work

    Flood unemployment

    17 Feb 2012 : Moving to Eastern Seaboard or Korat may be only choice for some Ayutthaya workers who lost jobs during floods. Over age 30 may mean no job anywhere for them.

  8. About education

    "Free education" not really free

    17 Feb 2012 : Test scores & education quality falling. Lack of accountability the problem, not money, 20% of govt budget to education, more than ASEAN neighbors.

  9. Bedlam hits House after hotel query

    General news

    Bedlam hits House after hotel query

    17 Feb 2012 : Phue Thai MPs were not amused when the Democrats wanted the PM to explain where she was during last week's meeting of parliament. The Democrats were angered when they were told it was none of their business.

  10. Deposit insurance money to pay off 1997 crisis debt

    About banking

    Deposit insurance money to pay off 1997 crisis debt

    16 Feb 2012 : Deposit insurance contributions to fall from 28 billion to 700 million baht per year to pay off FIDF 1997 crisis debt. Deposit protection falling from 50 to 1 million baht by August.

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