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News for Sunday, 10 February 2013

Cheap gas for Cambodians rationed

10 February 2013 - 09:38 am

SA KAEO - Heavily subsidised prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas for vehicles (NGV) in Thailand draw dozens of cars daily from Cambodia to refill their tanks in this Thai border town. But complaints that too many Cambodians are getting a free ride, or rather a very cheap one, have led to authorities rationing gas to drivers from the neighbouring country.

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Dams done in 5 years, says Plodprasop

10 February 2013 - 09:35 am

Large scale dam projects, including the controversial Mae Wong and Kaeng Sua Ten dams will be completed within five years, says Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi. Speaking during the Yingluck Government Meets the People programme yesterday, Mr Plodprasop said the dams would be part of the government's 350 billion baht water management and flood prevention plans.

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Prayuth backs curfew for the South

10 February 2013 - 09:33 am

PATTANI : Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has backed Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung's proposal for a curfew in violence-prone areas in the South. A curfew would assist security as it would help authorities screen out innocent people from insurgents, he said before leaving for an official visit to Australia.

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Myanmar hopes for verification delay

10 February 2013 - 09:31 am

Myanmar is confident the Thai government will allow more time for documenting an estimated one million migrant workers if the nationality verification process can't be finished by the March 16 deadline.

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Targeted trainers to plough on in South

10 February 2013 - 09:29 am

Even after witnessing their colleagues being gunned down, farmers from the Central Plains are determined to defy danger and continue their efforts to restore rice-growing in the troubled region

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News for Saturday, 9 February 2013

Stars ready for Thailand Open

9 February 2013 - 01:37 pm

Harrington and McGinley to lead internationals Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington and Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will lead an impressive field at next month's Thailand Open, organisers announced yesterday. The OneAsia event will be co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) for the first time and held at Thana City Golf and Sport Club from March 14-17.

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Surin chairs 'institute of future'

9 February 2013 - 01:31 pm

The Democrat Party inaugurated yesterday a new independent institute that will spend the next three years developing a national development "blueprint".

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Debt-wary govt to trim infrastructure spending

9 February 2013 - 01:29 pm

The government will trim the budget for infrastructure investment to 2 trillion baht in a bid to limit public debt to a maximum of 50% of gross domestic product, Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said yesterday.

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PM: It's a year of confidence creation

9 February 2013 - 01:24 pm

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she wants 2013 to be a year of creation in confidence in Thailand. Speaking on her “PM Yingluck government meets the people” weekly programme on NBT, Ms Yingluck said the country’s overall economic indicators showed that the country’s economy was growing.

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Gulf fishing gear ban for 3 months

9 February 2013 - 01:22 pm

The Fisheries Department will ban destructive fishing gear in parts of the Gulf of Thailand during the spawning season. Department chief Wimol Chanthararothai said the ban, which is among the department's measures to manage marine resources, will take effect from Friday until May 15.

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