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Financier from Thailand’s boom years goes on trial

Bangkok - A former financier who spent 13 years in Canada fighting extradition to Thailand went on trial Tuesday for violating security exchange regulations. Rakesh Saxena, 57, arrived at Bangkok's Southern District Court in a wheelchair to hear prosecution witnesses give evidence that he violated Security Exchange Commission (SEC) laws by

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DSI: No conclusion on 91 Red Shirt protest deaths, including two foreign journalists

BANGKOK, Aug 23 -- Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has not yet concluded its investigation into the deaths of 91 people, including the Italian photographer and Japanese cameraman, killed during the ten-week street protests by anti-government Red Shirt protesters. Pol Col Narat Sawettanant, deputy DSI chief and spokesman, told a

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Thailand to resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia

Thailand says it will resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia after Phnom Penh announced the resignation of ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra as its economic advisor. The two countries recalled their ambassadors in November 2009 amid a row over the controversial appointment. The Thai military removed Mr Thaksin in a coup

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Cambodia to revoke Thaksin’s economic adviser position: PM

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva hinted on Monday that Cambodia will revoke fugitive ex-Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra from the position of economic adviser. Abhisit said he is waiting for Cambodia to announce this, possibly within today. Meanwhile AFP reported from Phnom Penh that Thaksin resigned from the position appointed in October last year.

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Thailand: Dengue Fever reaches critical point

The outbreak of dengue fever in Thailand this year has reached a critical point, surging at an alarming rate, due to increase in the number of disease-bearing mosquitoes. According to the Ministry of Public Health, the number of patients infected between January and August this year has gone up by

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