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Prachatai webmaster bailed by relatives in Khon Kaen

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of independent online newspaper prachatai.com was released on bail yesterday after her relatives posted Bt200,000 bail with Khon Kaen police. Police said the 43 year-old webmaster was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Friday after her arrival from Finland, following an arrest warrant from Khon Kaen Provincial Court.

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Prachatai director detained by police at Suvarnabhumi

Chiranuch Premchaiporn was detained by immigration police at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 2.30 pm today upon arrival from a trip to the Internet at Liberty 2010 Conference in Hungary. The police showed an arrest warrant issued by Khon Kaen Provincial Court, and she will probably be sent to the province today.

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Thai Govt may revoke emergency rule in some provinces

BANGKOK, 22 September 2010 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva remarked on Wednesday that the Emergency Decree will definitely be revoked in some provinces and that situations in the remaining provinces will be under close monitoring. Following the government’s decision to extend an expiring decree effective in seven provinces including

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Thai Govt calls mass gathering to counter reds

The Interior Ministry is mobilising a pro-monarchy rally to counter the mass gatherings called by the red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship today. The UDD will hold mass rallies nationwide to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept 19, 2006 coup today. At least 50,000 members of the Monarchy Defence

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Scientists mount a ’sting operation’ in Thailand to tackle a devastating pest outbreak

BANGKOK, THAILAND (17 July 2010) — In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand’s vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps in the northeastern part of the country. Thailand’s cassava industry

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Emergency likely in 15 provinces

The Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) will advise the government to declare a state of emergency in 15 more provinces to block more red shirts from joining anti-government protests at the Rajprasong shopping area. CRES spokesman Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the new provinces were Chon Buri, Nonthaburi,

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Red shirts rallying in 17 provinces

The red shirts are rallying in 17 provinces in the North and the Northeast to support their fellow protesters in Bangkok, Interior Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul said on Thursday. "Although protests are sprounting up, there are no reports of any danger," he said, reaffirming the authorities can control the situation. Provincial governors are

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