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4 hrs ago | Asian Correspondent

Migrant children in Thailand 'suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells', says rights group

Women hide their faces as children sleep after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand earlier this year.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

Thai-Malaysian 'ice' ring busted

Two Thai men and a Malaysian have been arrested in southern Thailand in copnnection with the trafficking of 25 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ice" destined for Malaysia.

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Bangkok Post

Regime must heed South energy worries

The arrests of energy reform activists from the South during their march to Bangkok highlights the junta's desire to stop public protests under martial law.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Nation

THAI to provide 10 special flights for Hajj pilgrims

Thai Airways International has made arrangements for 10 special flights to take Thai-Muslim pilgrims from the South to Medina in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Nation

Franchises target AEC

Thai franchises are hungering to take a bite of the huge borderless market opening up under the Asean Economic Community in early 2016.

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The Nation

New CentralPlaza to open in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wallaya Chirathivat, centre, senior executive vice president for business development and construction management at Central Pattana, with Narit Ratanaphichetchai, left, CPN Central Pattana yesterday announced plans to invest Bt3.5 billion to develop its 30th shopping complex - this time in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Nation

Video clip about cruelly-treated elephants prompts probe

Police and soldiers are investigating after a video about cruel treatment of elephants in Songkhla's Hat Yai district yesterday went viral on the Internet.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bangkok Post

Heating up the rhetoric

Ittiboon Onwongsa's outspoken stand on public ownership of natural resources led to his recent detention by the military, but this irrepressible rights activist will doubtless find it difficult to keep quiet for very long Last week, not long before he was taken into custody by the National Council for Peace and Order , consumer activist Ittiboon ... (more)

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bangkok Post

Veera arrested in energy protest

Police from the Metropolitan Police Bureau whisked away the Thai Patriots Network leader as he and others were walking along Phahon Yothin road from Victory Monument to Sanam Pao to support activists in the southern region who are demanding reforms in the energy sector and a ban on coal-powered plants.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bangkok Post

Army releases 11 energy marchers

Walit Rojanapakdi, 4th Army chief, ordered the release of yesterday evening after their fellow activists agreed to cancel the march.

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Pattaya Mail

Hat Yai and nearby citizens are invited to join a blood drive

BANGKOK, 22 August 2014 -The Regional Blood Centre XII Thai Red Cross Society of Songkhla province along with the Siam Commercial Bank is inviting the public to participate in a blood donation activity, at Plaza Square of Hat Yai Municipality, tomorrow.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Nation

Energy reform group warns NCPO

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order may be able to rein in the struggle for energy reform now but they will not be able to do this for long, National Human Rights Commissioner Parinya Sirisarakarn warned yesterday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangkok Post

Army halts energy march

The army has arrested a group of energy advocates who on Tuesday launched a 950km march from Songkhla to Bangkok demanding reform from the National Council for Peace and Order .

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Bangkok Post

Thai Lion Air co-pilot faints, dies

A Thai Lion Air flight was forced to return to Hat Yai airport for an emergency landing on Wednesday after a co-pilot lost consciousness 20 minutes after take-off and later died.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangkok Post

Activists launch 1,400km march to advocate energy reform

About 100 activists Tuesday began a 1,400-kilometre march from the southern province of Songkhla to Bangkok to demand a moratorium on coal-fired power plants and other public-focused energy reforms.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Songkhla In Thai South To Boost Tourism Toward AEC

Thailand's southern Songkhla Province will further develop local tourism, through developing and introducing new tourist destinations and markets, while improving the existing ones, in the lead-up to the formation of the Asean Economic Community by 2015, Thai News Agency reported.

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Bangkok Post

Who gets what

The National Legislative Assembly voted on Monday to accept in principle the 2015 budget bill, with the Education Ministry getting the biggest budget, followed by the Interior Ministry.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Nation

Bail denied for lese majeste suspect

A female alleged lese majeste offender, who was arrested on Friday at Hat Yai Airport in Songkhla while trying to leave the country, was denied bail yesterday.

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Bangkok Post

Stage play director arrested

An activist was detained at Hat Yai airport late on Friday for her role in a stage play deemed lese majeste by police.

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Bangkok Post

Train theft suspect arrested

A man was arrested on Friday night for stealing mobile phones and cash from passengers on a southbound night express train while they were sleeping.

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