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20 Dec 2013 : The Election Commission yesterday warned that proceeding with the upcoming general election may fuel further unrest, and urged the government and protesters to reach a compromise.
20 Dec 2013 : NAY PYI TAW : Thailand beat Singapore 1-0 in the men's football semi-final at the SEA Games last night.
14 Dec 2013 : The Gold Traders Association this morning announced buying prices at 18,480.04 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 18,750 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
14 Dec 2013 : Two southern provinces remain flooded, while five provinces in the upper North and the Northeast have been declared cold disaster zones.
14 Dec 2013 : Wildlife authorities on Friday transferred 12 bears from a private owner in Nakhon Nayok to a state-run wildlife rehabilitation centre in Chon Buri province.
14 Dec 2013 : The Council of State, the government's legal arm, insisted yesterday it would be impossible to postpone the upcoming general election.
14 Dec 2013 : The Foreign Ministry and Royal Thai Navy denied a report that the Thai government has hired an American lobbyist to convince the United States to build a naval airbase in Thailand.
14 Dec 2013 : A country's foreign policy is supposed to be aimed, first and foremost, at advancing its national interest. But, in large parts of Asia, the national interest - whether building commercial ties or bolstering security - is often subordinated to history and its hold on the popular imagination. As US Vice President Joe Biden just discovered on his tour of Japan, China and South Korea, the American novelist William Faulkner's observation - "The past is never dead. It's not even past" - could not be more apt.
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14 Dec 2013 : The life of long-time business reporter Chumsak Naratwong has taken some interesting diversions, but nothing has been quite so satisfying as his return to his home town armed with the tools of literature and cultural promotions to help ease hostilities in the far South.
14 Dec 2013 : Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Friday withdrew from the government's reform forum hours after agreeing to participate in the meeting on Sunday.
14 Dec 2013 : A new election commissioner aims to reduce electoral fraud by 20% in the general election on Feb 2.
13 Dec 2013 : Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he will not take part in the first meeting of the government's reform committee on Sunday.