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Capo demands excuses from meeting absentees

Capo demands excuses from meeting absentees

Permanent secretaries who fail to attend a Thursday meeting at the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) must be ready to justify their absence, National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanatabut warned.
Lt Gen Paradorn, who doubles as a Capo member, stopped short of saying whether absentees would face disciplinary action.
Capo will hold the [...]

Pheu Thai raps Prem plan as a ‘coup’

Pheu Thai raps Prem plan as a ‘coup’

Mediation proposal ‘breaches charter’
Calls by a group of retired officials for the Privy Council president to mediate political crisis talks are tantamount to trying to stage a coup, a representative for the Pheu Thai Party’s legal team has warned.
Panas Tassaneeyanont said no provision exists in the constitution to permit such an intermediary role.
On Monday, a [...]

Yingluck heads for judicial showdown

Yingluck heads for judicial showdown

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces a court hearing this week that could bar her from office, a move that would be in line with the aims of recent anti-government protests but would plunge the country into uncharted waters.
Officials have hinted that even a ruling against her and her cabinet could leave enough of it [...]

Chic Republic opens Sleep Gallery

Chic Republic opens Sleep Gallery

Kijja Pattamasattayasonthi, president and chief home fashion officer of Chic Republic, opened the fashion store’s Sleep Gallery featuring mattresses and bedding items from 12 well-known international brands including Sealy, Slumberland and Tempur. A representative of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya was at Chic Gallery to answer customers’ queries about sleeping disorders, snoring and allied matters. The [...]

Estate must remove wall

Estate must remove wall

Mai Chaiyanit, mayor of Nongprue municipality, told a public meeting at Pattaya Land and House Village that a wall erected for security purposes would need to be removed to make way for a new public road between Sois 8 and 14. He explained that the wall had originally been built to deter unwelcome strangers but [...]

Men attack house

Men attack house

Men on two motorbikes fired a volley of shots at a security guard’s home, injuring the man’s mother. Owner of the house near Baan Nongprue School, 36-year-old Surachart Kenaran, handles security at a bar on Soi Buakhao. When he earlier had intervened during an argument among several drunken teens at the bar, he believes the [...]

Car dealership set ablaze

Car dealership set ablaze

Police are investigating a blaze at the Mitsubishi garage on Sukhumvit Road which damaged two cars before firemen brought the fire under control. It is thought that the fire, which occurred after the car dealership was closed for the day, may have begun in a garbage dump. Investigators said they were not sure yet of [...]

British passport chaos resolved

British passport chaos resolved

Yet another new system for Brits wanting to renew their passports in Thailand had a dismal start after a compulsory email contact address was invalid for several days.
At the end of March, the British embassy website announced that postal applications to Liverpool passport office (the system introduced as recently as last January) had been scrapped. [...]

Contest for honeymooners

Contest for honeymooners

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched another social media campaign to entice newly-weds to try to win a week-long honeymoon trip. The joint campaign with Thai Airways International and 21 hotels and volunteer operators is designed to capitalize on a rapidly-growing trend for married couples seeking new ways to add meaning to their [...]

Pattaya Marches On!

Pattaya Marches On!

Thailand’s favorite beach resort seems to have ignored the political troubles in Bangkok over the past few months. Pattaya tourist arrivals remain buoyant and almost 10 million visitors, domestic and foreign, are expected to visit the city in the calendar year 2014, generating income of 170 billion baht.
The top nine tourism markets for Pattaya are [...]

16 - 31 March 2014

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