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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand flooding closes two factories at industrial park

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 07:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Flooding at industrial estate east of Bangkok forces closure of two foreign-owned factories producing electronic spare parts Flooding at an industrial estate east ... near that,” Sujin Wassanit, a senior manager of Bangkadi Industrial Park, told Reuters. The park is home to Toshiba Corp’s main production centre in Southeast Asia, and factories there make ...

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    Thai woman jailed for 5 years for anti-royal web post

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 06:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok A Thai court jailed a woman for five years on Wednesday for posting online comments insulting to the monarchy, the second ruling of its kind this week under tough lese-majeste laws carrying penalties activists say are too harsh. A judge ruled Noppawan Tangudomsuk, nicknamed “Bento”, posted messages in 2008 on the web board of news website Prachatai that were ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court sentences firebrand royalist activist for royal insult

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Businessman Sondhi Limthongkul led yellow shirt protests from 2005 to 2008 that undermined two governments backed by ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra A Thai court sentenced on Tuesday the founder of a pro-royalist protest movement to 2 years in jail for insulting the monarchy by repeating comments deemed offensive made by a political rival. ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand strikes deal with Thai rubber farmers

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Riots raise pressure to end rubber protest Thailand's government said yesterday that it had reached a deal with most rubber farmers in the country's south demanding greater state support for prices, signalling a breakthrough in a two-week protest. "Most protest leaders agree to our pledge to help push prices up to 90 baht per kilogram, ...

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    Thai rubber farmers step up protest against plunging prices

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Rubber farmers step up protests over falling prices Tens of thousands of Thai rubber farmers protesting against a sharp drop in prices escalated protests across southern Thailand on Wednesday, cutting off access to large swathes of the region by blocking roads leading to tourist and commercial hubs. Around 20,000 protesters are gathered at three main rally sites ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king to leave hospital after four years

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 07:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thailand’s 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, is to leave the Bangkok hospital where he has been for almost four years to live at his palace by the sea, a government official said on Wednesday. “We have been told by the Royal Household Bureau that His Majesty King Bhumibol will leave Siriraj hospital on Thursday ...

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    Thai oil spill having ‘extreme’ impact on tourism

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 04:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok An oil spill that has blackened beaches at a Thai holiday island was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland and affect the fishing industry, officials and an environmental group said on Tuesday. Tourists were pouring off the island of Koh Samet, 230 km southeast of Bangkok, while soldiers and volunteers in white ...

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    Thailand jails Swedish-Lebanese man over bomb material

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:39pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok A Swedish man of Lebanese origin accused of having militant links was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison by a Thai court on Wednesday for possessing explosive material. Atris Hussein, a 49-year-old Swedish citizen, was found guilty of possessing material that could be used to make explosive devices but the court stopped short of implicating him in any ...

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    Thai court frees man accused by brother of royal insult

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 01:44pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok A court in Thailand has dismissed the case against a man whose brother accused him of insulting the monarchy, letting him walk free after 11 months in prison. Thailand’s 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is often portrayed as an almost divine figure and, under tough lese-majeste laws, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 ...

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    Thai oil spill reaches tourist resort

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 01:07pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a Thai tourist resort, pipeline operator PTT Global Chemical Pcl said ... told Reuters, adding that the task would take some time, although he gave no details of how much. PTT Global Chemical Pcl is part of state-controlled PTT Pcl, Thailand’s biggest energy firm. ...




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