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Rights group urges school security in south Thailand

BANGKOK: A leading rights group on Saturday denounced suspected insurgent attacks that have disrupted education in Thailand's violent south and warned against unlawful revenge by security forces. Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the government to ensure the safety of schools after two teachers were killed in Narathiwat province on Tuesday, which

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Thai PM: No plan to reimpose Emergency Decree in Chiang Mai

BANGKOK, 11 September 2010 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva confirms that no plans have been made on the reinstatement of the Emergency Decree in Chiang Mai province ahead of the upcoming anti-government rally. In response to reports of movements by the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) during 12-19

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Number of dengue fever patients in Buri Ram exceeds 2,300

BURI RAM, 11 September 2010 (NNT) – Over 2,300 residents of Buri Ram province have caught dengue fever while the Ministry of Public Health is deploying village health volunteers to help combat the disease in local communities. Buri Ram Provincial Public Health Officer MD Sompong Jarungjittanuson stated that the outbreak of

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50-tonnes ‘safrole’ to be destroyed for first time in Thailand

BANGKOK, Sept 10 - Around 50 tonnes of 'safrole', or sassafras oil, the substance used as a principle component for 'ecstasy' or 'E' production, will be destroyed for the first time in Thailand on Monday, according to Justice Minister Peerapan Saleeratwipak. The burning of the sassafras oil will be carried out

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