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PRESS FREEDOM Groups urge navy to drop defamation suit
21 Dec 2013 : Press freedom advocacy groups have called for the navy to drop criminal defamation lawsuits against two Phuket-based journalists, labelling the case a form of intimidation.
20 Dec 2013 : The Bhumjaithai Party will hold a forum on Saturday to seek solutions to the political deadlock before the Feb 2 general election.
20 Dec 2013 : The continuing political unrest should be resolved from the bottom up rather than by putting the entire burden on the country's administrators, says the national army chief.
20 Dec 2013 : The government is standing firm on its position that the election must take place on Feb 2 as scheduled, says caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri.
20 Dec 2013 : Japanese ambassador Shigekazu Sato has expressed serious concern over Thailand's political uncertainty.
20 Dec 2013 : The Bangkok skytrain will run until 2am on Jan 1 in order to accommodate thousands of New Year celebrants in the capital, according to Surapong Laoha-Unya, chief operating officer of Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc.
20 Dec 2013 : PTT and Bangchak Petroleum announced on Friday that they are increasing pump prices by 0.50 baht a litre for petrol and gasohol and 0.30 baht per litre for gasohol E85.
20 Dec 2013 : Phuket municipality is to increase water fees for the first time in 13 years to cope with the rising cost of buying water from the private sector, according to governor Somjai Suwansupana.
20 Dec 2013 : Thailand’s baht had its biggest weekly decline in four months and government bonds fell after the Federal Reserve announced it would reduce stimulus that has fuelled demand for emerging-market assets.
20 Dec 2013 : A Kenyan man was arrested with nine kilogrammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or crystal meth, at Suvarnabhumi airport on Thursday night.
20 Dec 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on the armed forces to stay neutral throughout the current political conflict, Defence Ministry spokesman Thanatip Sawangsaeng said on Friday.
20 Dec 2013 : A freight carriage on a north-bound passenger train from Malaysia derailed near Khao Tamone station in Phetchaburi province on Friday morning, blocking the track, but no one was injured.