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Strict security in 14 southern provinces after freight train blast

  THE COMMANDER of 4th Army Region ordered strict security in all 14 southern provinces after the bombing of a freight train in Sadao district of Songkhla province yesterday that derailed 10 of 15 cars with there being no injuries, Matichon newspaper said today (Dec. 4). Lt. Gen. Santi Sakulntaknark said the bombed track had

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Speculated Pheu Thai landslide win ‘won’t be affected by Chinese-born criminal case’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PHEU THAI PARTY’s chances of scoring a landslide victory in the next general election will be by no means affected by the crimes perpetrated by a Chinese-born suspect alleged to have been somehow associated with the largest opposition party, according to a senior Pheu Thai member. Noppadon Pattama, deputy

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Possibilities of Prayut running under Palang Pracharath banners dwindling

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters POSSIBILITIES OF PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha jumping onto the Palang Pracharath bandwagon under which he may contest the next general election are exponentially dwindling, said partisan sources today (Dec.1). The longer Prayut is apparently dragging his feet, remaining non-committal over his own political future, the less likely he will be

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Most Esaan constituents prefer Thaksin’s daughter for PM: Poll

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST NORTHEASTERN CONSTITUENTS, commonly known as Esaan villagers, would prefer Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra, for prime minister after the next general election, says an opinion poll. According to Khon Kaen University’s Esaan Centre for Business & Economic Research poll recently conducted with

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Police zeroing in on nominees holding assets for Chinese grey capitalists

POLICE have searched 11 targeted places linked to the network of Chinese grey capitalist Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanant, alias Tu Hao, who was earlier arrested on drug charges, and are now investigating the nominees holding these assets for them, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 30). Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol said

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