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  1. Phuket's clean beaches shockRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NEWS.com.au

    ANYONE travelling to Phuket in Thailand is in for a rude shock. The days of cheap massages and cocktails on the beach have gone.

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  2. BANGKOK: Tough times for Thailand's analog free-TV operators as advertisers tighten beltsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    Some leading analog free-TV broadcasters appear to have suffered huge losses in the third quarter due to intense competition from new terrestrial-based digital rivals and sluggish advertising expenditure. An analyst at KKTrade, a member of the Kiatnakin Financial Group, forecast that Modernine TV channel operator MCOT would face a 79-per-cent loss in the third quarter - the worst in a decade.

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  3. Tough times for analog free-TV operators as advertisers tighten beltsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Nation

    Some leading analog free-TV broadcasters appear to have suffered huge losses in the third quarter due to intense competition from new terrestrial-based digital rivals and sluggish advertising expenditure. An analyst at KKTrade, a member of the Kiatnakin Financial Group, forecast that Modernine TV channel operator MCOT would face a 79-per-cent loss in the third quarter - the worst in a decade.

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  4. Ride like a royal aboard an elephant in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | The Globe and Mail

    The elephants at Four Seasons's camp in northern Thailand have been rescued from Thai streets and beaches, where they were used as props for camera-touting tourists. The elephants at Four Seasons's camp in northern Thailand have been rescued from Thai streets and beaches, where they were used as props for camera-touting tourists.

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  5. Ivory trade targetedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Bangkok Post

    Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakhan, who is also the director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division, held a video-conference on the issue Thursday with immigration police nationwide. The video conference took place at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters and also involved representatives from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Customs Department and the Highway Police Division.

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  6. Surin: Rein in the bureaucratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Bangkok Post

    The Thai bureaucratic system needs major reform to fit into the Asean Economic Community which will be formed next year, former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan says. Mr Surin said Thai bureaucracy has been weakened to the point of paralysis and has long been loaded with nepotism and patronage systems.

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  7. Channel 3 to launch simulcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Bangkok Post

    Channel 3 will start its simulcast broadcasting today on the digital system on Channel 33 HD after the proposal was approved on Friday by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission . Thailand Post staff prepare a caravan of trucks to deliver digital TV coupons that are expected to reach 4.65 million households in 21 provinces today.

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  8. AMLO may seize assets of firms in futsal scamRead the original story

    Friday Oct 10 | The Nation

    The Anti-Money Laundering Office may seize the assets of two private companies involved in the construction of futsal fields at 101 schools in the Northeast, Central and Northern regions that show premature degradation. Reporting the agency's probe into transactions of the Office of Basic Education Commission project, AMLO secretary-general Pol Colonel Sihanart Prayoonrat said that AMLO had inspected commercial licences and transactions of the two bid-winning companies, to check their links to other bidders and whether there was an auction collusion.

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  9. Building Asean infrastructure could ruin ThailandRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Nation

    Take a very successful country that is growing at between 5 and 7 per cent GDP a year and has a low debt ratio of around 45 per cent. Then coerce it to join Asean, the Southeast Asian equivalent of the European Union - sponsored by the same group that brought you the European Union.

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  10. Muslim chief visits Thai tour operators who specialize in the Hajj pilgrimage at Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | Pattaya Mail

    BANGKOK, 28 September 2014 The Chief of Muslims in Thailand has visited Thai tour operators who specialize in the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to facilitate pilgrims during their Hajj pilgrimage in the future. Mr. Arsis Pitakkumpol Muslim Chief of Thailand, Dr. Ismail Ali President of Amirul Hajj group, Gen Surin Palarae Secretary of the Central Islamic Council of Thailand, Mr. Arun Boonchom President of Islamic Committee of Bangkok and president of the Thai Hajj medical office, and Mr. Anumat Ahmad, deputy secretary-general of the Central Islamic Council have visited and talked with Thai tour operators who handle the Hajj pilgrimage at Hajj Affairs Section, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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  11. Ch3 wins injunction against NBTC orderRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | The Nation

    The Central Administrative Court yesterday granted an injunction to Channel 3 by extending the deadline for satellite and cable TV networks to drop its analog programmes to October 11. This follows Channel 3's petition against a recent order by the National Broadcasting Commit-tee for satellite and cable TV networks to drop the channel's analog programmes from tomorrow onwards. The committee is part of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission .

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  12. BANGKOK: Former Asean SG calls for change of mindset to safeguard Thailand's core strengthsRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | Asia News Network

    Thailand is facing challenges in sustaining the growth and strength of its agricultural, automotive and tourism industries in Asean, with the region set to become a crucial market in driving the global economy, chairman of the Future Innovative Thailand Institute and former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan said. Speaking at the "SCB Investment Symposium 2014: Change Rising", Surin noted that though Thailand has suffered from the political instability, which has led to lack of continuity in policy and slide in competitiveness, Thailand has strong industries such as agriculture and auto to deal with the Asean integration and the upcoming Asean+6.

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  13. Surin calls for change of mindset to safeguard country's core strengthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | The Nation

    Thailand is facing challenges in sustaining the growth and strength of its agricultural, automotive and tourism industries in Asean, with the region set to become a crucial market in driving the global economy, chairman of the Future Innovative Thailand Institute and former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan said. Speaking at the "SCB Investment Symposium 2014: Change Rising", Surin noted that though Thailand has suffered from the political instability, which has led to lack of continuity in policy and slide in competitiveness, Thailand has strong industries such as agriculture and auto to deal with the Asean integration and the upcoming Asean+6.

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  14. Rethinking foreign relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    Although Thailand's key Western partners that were critical of the May coup d'etat have started to engage with the new government, their softer tone does not signify legitimacy or acceptance, experts and senior diplomats say. Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, supreme military commander and foreign minister, will represent Thailand at the annual UN General Assembly meeting, probably later this week.

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  15. 'Graft-free' essentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    The government must implement its major infrastructure development projects with efficiency and transparency or Asean Connectivity plan may fail, former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan said Wednesday. "If the Asean Connectivity plan fails, it would have a negative impact on the Asean Economic Community [AEC]," Mr Surin said.

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  16. Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nearsRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | The Nation

    The former secretary-general of Asean, Surin Pitsuwan, has urged the government to take advantage of the current political stability to support policies and projects that boost the competitiveness of the country and private enterprises, as this would enable all concerned to reap the benefits of upcoming regional integration. At the "Insight Asean Summit 2014" in Bangkok yesterday, Surin said during a speech on "AEC Road Map, Opportunities and Challenges" that despite the stated short life span of the current administration, there were many policies that could enhance the country's competitiveness in light of the Asean Economic Community's implementation.

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  17. Thailand Dive and SailRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | SCUBA News...

    Khao Lak is north of Phuket and much quieter. It is good starting point for the Similan and Surin islands.

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  18. What customers say...Read the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Nation

    SAIYAI SAKAWEE, chief marketing officer at MSeed Asia, said that she though she normally drives, she prefers using a taxi because it's easier to just jump in and out, and she doesn't have to fight for a parking space. "Of course, cabbies turn clients down a lot, but using an app means a car is guaranteed.

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  19. Thai 'smart' farmers lead drive to boost productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | The Nation

    Younger, single seedlings are transplanted using a mechanical transplanter in Tron district, Uttaradit province under the system of rice intensification. Two Thai provinces where rice production is considered "insecure and vulnerable" by officials are being targeted for inclusion in a study project working to improve crop standards of rice farmers throughout the region.

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  20. KL agrees to continue talks support roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    Malaysia has agreed to continue its supporting role in future talks between Thailand and southern separatists, National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri said yesterday. Mr Thawil said after returning from Kuala Lumpur that the Malaysian government supported efforts to restart talks and that it would help to arrange future meetings.

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