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Somsak vows to help defuse crisis over hunger strikers

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters JUSTICE MINISTER SOMSAK Thepsuthin today (Feb.1) pledged to take steps to have bail granted by court for political detainees, particularly a couple of young woman activists still on a severe hunger strike, in bid to help defuse a looming crisis. Somsak made his comment in response to the life-and-death situation

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Privy Council head urged to defuse life-and-death crisis over 2 hunger strikers

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIVY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Surayud Chulanont was today (Jan.31) petitioned to immediately help put an end to a life-and-death crisis involving a couple of young women on a severe hunger strike. Thammasat University’s Sociology & Anthropology lecturer Anusorn Unno who submitted the letter of petition endorsed by 91 university lecturers, university

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Anutin-hyping roadside billboards may break election law: Rural Doctor Society

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters RURAL DOCTOR SOCIETY today (Jan.30) questioned whether 11,000-plus roadside billboards may illicitly solicit popularity for Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul during a current run-up to a general election. Rural Doctor Society posted on its Facebook page to call on the Election Commission to determine whether the 11,000-plus large

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Huai Kwang police station chief transferred over extortion claims

  NATIONAL Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittipraphat today (Jan. 30) ordered the transfer of Huai Kwang police station superintendent to assist with civil service duties after evidence emerged that policemen manning a checkpoint on Jan. 4 had extorted money from a Taiwanese actress and her friends to set them free, Thai Rath newspaper said.

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Prayut dared to join debate between contestants for PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan.29) was dared to take part in an open debate between partisan contestants for prime minister. Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew challenged Prayut to join the proposed debate between varied partisan contenders for prime minister somewhere in near future where they could openly manifest their

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Pita prepared to become PM, vows to switch off ‘Sam Por’ powers

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOVE FORWARD LEADER Pita Limjaroenrat today (Jan.28) reconfirmed he has already prepared to become Thailand’s 30th prime minister, denying further rule of coup leader-turned-premier Prayut Chan-o-cha and others associated with the 2014 coup junta. Delivering a campaign speech at Thammasat University Rangsit campus, Pita called on the people nationwide to

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