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Body found in rubber plantation in Songkhla

SONGKHLA: The body of a man was found in a rubber plantation by a road near Ban Nong Khuan village in Bang Klam district early on Sunday. Police and rescue workers from a charity foundation in Hat Yai went to the scene after local residents found the body at 7am. Full story: Bangkok Post ASSAWIN […]Read More

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Yala: Explosion rocks another rubber estate

National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda on Thursday ordered local police to speed up their investigation into a series of explosions at rubber plantations in Yala to bring those responsible to justice. Pol Gen Chakthip issued the order after a rubber tapper was seriously wounded by the latest explosive device, a land mine, on while working […]Read More

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Another villager wounded by bomb in Yala rubber plantation

Another villager, the 5th in eight days, was wounded in a bomb explosion while tapping rubber in a plantation in Muang district of Yala province early Thursday. Police said the incident occurred at about 3am when Jarin Chanluek, 47, of Ban Thung Ya Mu in Tambon Yupo of Muang district went to the plantation near […]Read More

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Rubber figurines of the PM Prayut ‘have no commercial value’

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he does not see any money-making potential in the pair of rubber figurines depicting him on display at a rubber product and utility exhibition at Government House yesterday. “Did the figures look good? I haven’t seen them yet,” Prayut joked during a weekly press briefing. Read more: The NationRead More

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Cabinet approves 100,000-tonne rubber purchase

The cabinet has approved the purchase by eight ministries of 100,000 tonnes of rubber directly from growers at an above-market price, and appointed eight new people to the 15-member Rubber Board. Announcing the decision, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not reveal the buying price but said it would be higher than the current 35 baht […]Read More

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PM shoots down Suthep advice

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ruled out former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban’s proposal that the government buy rubber from farmers at 60 baht a kilogramme, saying he would solve the problem systematically starting Tuesday afternoon. “Our integrated approach involves taking action at upstream, midstream to downstream levels. We’ll buy rubber at slightly above-market prices […]Read More

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Rubber farmer killed in Songkhla

A rubber farmer who previously survived a gun attack died after being shot again near a plantation in Songkhla’s Na Mom district on Wednesday, police said. Adisorn Sirichai, 43, was found with multiple gunshot wounds on a road in tambon Pichit, said Pol Lt Col Uthit Onthon, a duty officer at Na Mom police station, […]Read More

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Thai PM: Aid money on the way for rubber growers

BANGKOK, 9 December 2014 (NNT) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted that the disbursement of financial aid for rubber farmers is being expedited while the private sector has been asked to purchase rubber at 50-60 baht a kilo. Following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Gen Prayut commented on the government’s effort to ease the suffering […]Read More