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21 May 2013 : Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra appeared to beat a tactical retreat on Sunday night when he told his red-shirt followers he favours an amnesty bill that excludes not only protest leaders and those responsible for the crackdowns, but also himself.
WATER SUMMIT 9 leaders sign Chiang Mai pact
21 May 2013 : CHIANG MAI : Heads of state attending the second Asia-Pacific Water Summit yesterday jointly pledged to prevent their economies and societies from flood and drought disasters.
21 May 2013 : A consumer protection panel of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is slamming mobile operators for failing to deliver their claimed service promises on third-generation broadband speed.
21 May 2013 : The weaker-than-expected first-quarter gross domestic product growth could prompt the Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to cut the policy rate by as much as 50 basis points in the upcoming policy rate call, economists said.
20 May 2013 : Thailand's growth was slower than economists had expected in the first quarter as exports cooled, boosting the case for the central bank to cut interest rates.
20 May 2013 : Police are seeking an arrest warrant for the aunt of a 17-year-old girl rescued from a brothel in Seoul after she posted a message seeking help on her Facebook page.
20 May 2013 : I still remember the day Chai came back to class after meeting a girl during our gap hour when we were still in college. Pat was her name. She had perfectly light, fair skin and she was decked out in pearl earrings, a costly print scarf and a status handbag, according to his description.
20 May 2013 : The hottest ticket in Cannes over the weekend is, surprisingly, a pre-Bob Dylan tale of a struggling folk singer steeped in his own hilarious myth: "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Oscar Isaac as the title character, with the supporting act by Carey Mulligan (redeeming herself quite nicely from the nonsense of "The Great Gatsby", which opened Cannes last Wednesday) and Justin Timberlake, among others.
20 May 2013 : Ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra said the government's amnesty efforts must focus on absolving red shirts facing legal action in connection with the 2010 political violence rather than protest leaders or even himself.
20 May 2013 : CHIANG MAI As heads of state gathered yesterday to attend a summit on water management, grassroot groups held a parallel forum to criticise the failures in water management projects by governments around the world.
20 May 2013 : CHIANG MAI : Thailand has offered to convene a meeting with Laos and China on a high-speed train project linking the three countries, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Sunday.
20 May 2013 : The Finance Ministry has blamed local commercial banks' offshore borrowing at low interest rates to be lent locally as a factor accelerating the baht's strength.