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21 Dec 2013 : Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra calls on all political parties to sign a ratification for establishing a national reform council after the Feb 2 general election.
21 Dec 2013 : An assistant village chief was shot dead in Pattani's Yarang district on Saturday afternoon, police said.
22 Dec 2013 : The first really good news concerning diplomatic relations in East Asia in some time came out on Friday with the announcement that Japan's foreign minister and the Chinese envoy had met and had what was termed a "friendly" discussion. There were no details of the topics discussed but Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said afterwards that he and the Chinese ambassador, Cheng Yonghua, had "meaningful exchanges" based on their "mutually beneficial relationship". It may be a small thing, but anything to get the ball rolling toward greater diplomacy and peaceful negotiations between the two Asian powers is highly welcome, and hopefully a meeting between their leaders, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, will also soon be in the offing.
22 Dec 2013 : In his letter to PostBag on Thursday (''Pheu Thai must win trust''), Burin Kantabutra asks readers how Pheu Thai can earn the trust of anti-government protesters prior to the election.
22 Dec 2013 : It's ''Jingern Ben'' time again in Thailand (Jingle Bells to the uninitiated), but one suspects there won't be too much jingling going on this year. A bit of whistle-blowing, perhaps.
22 Dec 2013 : If the re-election of Abhisit Vejjajiva as the Democrat Party's leader ensures anything, it is that Pheu Thai will win every single general election in the foreseeable future.
22 Dec 2013 : Tempestuous times Actor "Tono" Kumvilaisak is weathering a storm of criticism about his lightning engagement to outspoken actress Pattarida "Tangmo" Patcharaweerapong.
22 Dec 2013 : The families of two children who were allegedly raped and murdered by confessed serial killer Nui have outlined a litany of complaints about the way police handled their cases.
22 Dec 2013 : Chartthaipattana Party chief adviser Banharn Silpa-archa has suggested political reform begin immediately after the Feb 2 general election and be completed in one year, after which the House can be dissolved again to allow for a new election.
22 Dec 2013 : Residents opposing the government's 350-billion-baht water management projects have vowed to launch an all-out effort to have the controversial scheme scrapped.
22 Dec 2013 : PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN : Another rare gaur has been found dead in Kui Buri National Park, the eighth to have died in the area this month, with water contamination suspected to be the cause of death.
22 Dec 2013 : Alan Morison never expected to be on the wrong side of the Royal Thai Navy. Having worked as a journalist in Phuket for nearly a decade, his professional rapport with them was always amicable.