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20 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

All South train services operating

Train services from Hat Yai in Songkhla to Sungai Kolok railway station in Narathiwat province have returned to normal after repairs to a section of track damaged by a bomb were finished yesterday afternoon, Hat Yai train operation inspector Saman Raksawong said on Monday morning. A section of the rail track in tambon Tanyong Limo in Narathiwat's Rangae district was badly damaged by a bomb explosion on Sept 12, halting rail services between Hat Yai and Sungai Kolok.

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Yesterday | Bangkok Post

Ex-guerrillas mark death of Chin Peng

A group of former members of the now-defunct Communist Party of Malaya will gather at Yala's Betong district tomorrow to commemorate the death one year ago of their leader Chin Peng. The ex-CPM members, who now live in four remote border villages, said their gathering will be a low-key one to remember Chin Peng, who died at a Bangkok hospital last year at the age of 88. "It's a small thing we could do in gratitude for our spiritual leader.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Nation

Bomb destroys part of rail line in Narathiwat

Local train services had to be suspended in the deep South after a bomb destroyed a section of the track in Narathiwat's Rangae district yesterday morning. Trains from Bangkok to Hat Yai in Songkhla continued operating yesterday, but could only go as far as Tanyongmas Station.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Bangkok Post

Rubber at 5yr low on Thai glut

Rubber tumbled to its lowest prices in five years amid an oversupply in Thailand, the largest producer, and rising stockpiles in China, the world's largest user. Prices dropped as much as 4.4% in Shanghai and 3% in Tokyo.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Bangkok Post

New crackdown on criticism has ominous overtones

Ton Kla shed tears when he saw his drama mentor and older friend, Golf, behind bars at the Central Women's Correctional Institution three weeks ago. "Why does Golf have to be locked up just because of a play? Why don't people understand that drama is simply a tool to create thought-provoking fun?" he asked.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Bangkok Post

Separatists prepare

The National Council for Peace and Order 's plan to resume peace talks in the deep South is facing its first hurdle after separatist groups voiced opposition to the man tipped to head the delegation. The groups also asked the NCPO to refrain from setting preconditions for the talks, which have been suspended for more than a year since the last round of negotiations in Malaysia.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Bangkok Post

BAAC sets B15bn for rubber farmers

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives will launch a 15 billion baht credit line to support the liquidity of farm institutions and rubber processing. Somsak Kangteerawat, the bank's senior executive vice president, said the credit line is for two projects: 10 billion baht for increasing liquidity for farm institutions to buy rubber from farmers; and five billion baht to support farm institutions in rubber processing.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bangkok Post

Let energy marchers talk

Once again, the military has decided to clamp down on free expression, obstructing another demonstration by the Partnership for Energy Reform . Eight members of the PER, led by Opas Tantithakura, a former lecturer at Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat, were stopped in Surat Thani's Don Sak district on Tuesday by local military personnel.

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The Nation

Wanted bomber plans new attack, Hat Yai security sources say

Insurgent suspect Faisal Hayeesama-ae, wanted for the 2004 bomb attack at Songkhla's Hat Yai Airport, may be in the Hat Yai area to make a bomb or provide training to fellow insurgents in preparation for attacks, said a security source.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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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