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18 Jun 2013 : A Narathiwat man has been arrested in connection with last month's Ramkhamhaeng bomb blast, but authorities are split on whether the suspect has ties to violence in the far South.
18 Jun 2013 : Thailand's stocks fell Tuesday, reversing earlier gains, amid speculation overseas investors may add to the biggest monthly net sales in almost two years.
18 Jun 2013 : The cabinet is yet to discuss proposals to reduce the pledging price of rice, because it is waiting for the National Rice Policy Committee to provide further details on the existing scheme, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.
18 Jun 2013 : A suspect in the bombing at Soi Ramkhamhaeng 43/1 in Bangkok on May 26 was arrested in Muang district of Narathiwat province late Monday night, Pol Maj Gen Suchart Theerasawat, deputy chief of the Southern Border Provinces Police Operations Centre, said on Tuesday.
18 Jun 2013 : Better late than never. The Yingluck government is finally back-peddling on its most ambitious and, perhaps, most destructive populist policy, the rice pledging scheme -- which set the purchase price of paddy about 40% above market price and cost taxpayers 136 billion baht in losses, according to official estimates, in just the first year, with more to come.
18 Jun 2013 : The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) will propose on Tuesday that the cabinet cut the paddy pledging ceiling price to no more than 13,500 baht a tonne and not accept all grain under the scheme.
18 Jun 2013 : The Pheu Thai Party's loss in Sunday's Don Muang by-election is unlikely to force the government to call a snap election, Democrat deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij says.
18 Jun 2013 : A female Thai diplomat has been accused of assaulting an Egyptian lawyer during a night out at an exclusive five-star hotel, in Cairo the Egypt Independent reported.
18 Jun 2013 : The National Office of Buddhism insists monks boarding a private jet, wearing sunglasses and using luxury items is not a serious breach of monastic rules, but it is inappropriate.
17 Jun 2013 : A subcommittee overseeing the rice pledging scheme's accounting under the Finance Ministry has announced a 136-billion-baht loss for the 2011-2012 main crop and the 2012 second crop.
17 Jun 2013 : About one-third of the food available in the market is not safe because it often has excessive additives and chemicals, above the standard limit, and the labeling may be wrong, the Foundation for Consumers said on Monday.
17 Jun 2013 : The Rolls-Royce used by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung was legitimately imported, Customs Department deputy director-general Rakhop Srisupha-at said on Monday.