Corrections chief insists Jatuporn’s health condition has improved after treatment

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan is expected to be discharged from the Corrections Department’s hospital and taken back to Bangkok special prison on Wednesday.Corrections department chief Kobkiart Kasiwat said on Monday that the chairman of the Unite…

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SET News :SET ready for further growth in 2017 after posting 2016 remarkable businesses

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has revealed its achievements in 2016, underlining SET’s strategic plan to develop an idealcapital market for all stakeholders, while strengthening the foundation for theThai capital market, economy, society, and th…

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PM tells law enforcement officials not to talk about Dhammachayo case

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Tuesday put a gag on all police officers on issues regarding Wat Dhammakaya and its former abbot, Phra Dhammachayo, saying that the main focus now is to let the due process to take its course.

This is a normal process. When there is a court warrant, an arrest warrant, a warrant or a search warrant, it must be implemented. There is no need for me to emphasize or to give extra instructions, said the prime minister.

As head of the government, I wish to reaffirm that any decisions made � whether they are right or wrong � are matters of justice process which we cannot use sentiment to make the judgements, said the prime minister, adding that the legal process must proceed.

The prime minister, however, noted that the last thing he wanted to see regarding the Dhammakaya affairs is internal conflict among the Buddhists.

But the law is the law. Whatever is illegal must be dealt with accordingly, said the prime minister as he pleaded with members of the media to exercise restraint in reporting about the Dhammachayo case, saying that over-reporting will serve no good purpose but will tend to worsen the conflict.

As for actions to be taken against Dhammachayo, the prime minister said he wanted police officers in charge of the case not to talk about the case or to talk the least about the case.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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TFEX welcomes Hongta Futures as a new member

Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX) welcomes HongtaFutures Co., Ltd. (HOT) as a member of TFEX to operate as derivatives brokerage for agricultural futures, effective from November 7th , 2016 onwards.HOT is located at 1/12 Bangna Thani Building (floor…

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Alleged major drug trafficker Laota arrested

After two years of manhunt, narcotics police have finally arrested Laota Sanlee, an alleged major drug trafficker of the Golden Triangle.Pol Maj-Gen Sommai Kongvisaisook, acting commissioner of narcotics police, disclosed on Tuesday that Laota was appr…

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Thong Song Hong police chief says someone might have caused Thawatchai’s death

A police officer charged with investigating the mysterious death of former Phuket land official Thawatchai Anukul said Wednesday that evidences collected so far suggested that the victim’s death could have been caused by someone.Pol Col Mana Porchuey, …

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THAILAND: Restore rule of law and democracy

Thailand held a referendum to decide upon the country’s new constitution, as drafted by the military. Preliminary results indicate that 62 percent voted in favour of the constitution, while a majority also agreed that a military nominated Senate should…

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Cambodia bans Pokemon Go game at genocide museum

Cambodia on Wednesday banned the game Pokemon Go from a former Khmer Rouge torture centre and prison after players showed up at the site, now a genocide museum, hunting for the virtual cartoon characters.It is the latest effort to rein in enthusiasts o…

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Thailand to try opposition figures in military court

Eight Thai politicians are facing charges of sedition and for spreading “false information” about the draft constitution, local reports said, a development that creates “a climate of fear” in the country ahead of a referendum, according to a rights gro…

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Copper mine production capacity to grow 4%/year through 2019: ICSG

Copper mine production capacity through 2019 is expected to grow at an average rate of about 4%/year to reach 26.5 million mt/year in 2019, an increase of about 3.9 million mt, or 17%, from 2015, analysts with the International Copper Study Group said….

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