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Police mull lèse majesté charge against driver involved in road rage incident

Police are considering filing a charge of lèse majesté against a hot-tempered motorist, who allegedly makde insulting remarks about...

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Appeal for blood as National Blood Centre stocks run low

The National Blood Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society is appealing for blood donations from members of the...

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Excise Department considers tax on salt content of food

The Excise Department is considering the imposition of a tax on the salt content of food in a bid...

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Thanathorn apologizes his remark about Thaksin

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has offered an apology for invoking the name of former prime minister Thaksin...

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PM challenges Opposition back up claims of graft in state projects

Prime Minister  Prayut Chan-o-cha has challenged the opposition to produce evidence of the corruption they allege is rife in...

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Charter court to rule on Thanathorn’s share case on November 20th

The Constitutional Court is set to issue a ruling in Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media share ownership...

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Thanathorn defends himself in Constitutional Court

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit told the Constitutional Court today that he is determined to pursue his political...

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Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown

Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht...

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NHSC members who refuse to ban 3 controversial herbicides should leave the country – Deputy Agriculture Minister

Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth has warned the 27 members of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) to heed...

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PM praises students and those who fought for democracy in “Oct 14 Uprising”

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Monday) praised students and members of the public who stood up against a...

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Typhoon leaves 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded...

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DPM Anutin calls on National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (Wednesday) called on the National Hazardous Substances Committee to...

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Long-stay foreigners in Thailand to be required to have health insurance when applying for non-immigrant visas

Effective from October 31st, foreigners who apply for a non-immigrant visa will be required to have health insurance to...

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Hackers try to disrupt registration for Chim-Shop-Chai scheme

Hackers have attempted to disrupt state-run the Krung Thai Bank computer system used for the registration of subscribers to...

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Panel bans three controversial herbicides effective December 1

The four-party working committee, set up at the order of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed unanimously today to ban...

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Fact-finding panel to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs

The Judicial Commission has set up a three-member panel to conduct a fact-finding investigation into the self-inflicted shooting of...

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Chuan reminds opposition of 2004 armoury raid in Narathiwat as they ponder charter amendments

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has advised opposition parties to move cautiously if they want to amend any provision in...

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Opposition vows not to vote for budget bill

10 days before the national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due to be debated in parliament, Opposition...

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Piyabutr’s impartiality challenged questioning ISOC officer sedition accusation against 12 politicians and academics

The Palang Pracharat party has questioned the authority of Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, in his capacity as chairman...

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Health Minister tells supporters of 3 controversial herbicides to spell out their merits

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has challenged supporters of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos to spell...

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Sudarat claims PM will defy Constitution if he does not support amendments

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be held accountable for violating the Constitution if he does not support efforts bid...

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Civic groups doubt Democrat party’s stance on three controversial herbicides

Civic and consumer protection groups, which have been persistently campaigning for a complete ban on the use of paraquat,...

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Street fires burn in Hong Kong amid running battles between protesters and police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired water cannon, rubber bullets and round after round of tear gas...

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Thanathorn says Future Forward by-election win in Nakhon Pathom will be the beginning of the end of this government

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today that, if the opposition bloc wins the by-election in Constituency 5...

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Princess Sirindhorn receives “Friendship Medal” from President Xi

BEIJING (Agencies) –  HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn today received the Medal of Friendship, China’s highest state honor for...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters in shopping district

Hong Kong descended into a second day of clashes between protesters and riot police on Sunday with officers firing...

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Superstitious beliefs play a crucial role in Thai consumers and business decisions

Thais don’t only rely on charts and grafts when it comes to financial decisions, but also lucky charm or...

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11 districts in Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 dust particles

Air quality in Bangkok, and its two neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, has worsened today (Sunday),...

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Excessive PM2.5 dust particles in seven districts of Bangkok and Samut Prakan

Dust particles of less than 2.5 microns, which blanketed Bangkok and its peripherals and threatened people’s health late last...

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Mahathir says he will stay in power 3 years at the most

NEW YORK (Agencies) – Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said he expects to stay as leader for three...

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City bus union opposes plan for private sector operation of bus services

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) labour union has voiced its strong objection to the Transport Ministry’s initiative to...

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Seven districts in Ubon remain flooded

Seven districts of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani remain flooded today, with the flooding in Muang, Warin Chamrap...

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Probe urged into link between Future Forward party and protest against PM in New York

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Friday) that that an investigation should be launched into whether the...

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Low income households will get free electricity and water for another year

The government has agreed to extended free electricity and water services to poor families for another year, until September...

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Three high-speed train projects shelved due to lack investor interest

The government has decided to shelve three high-speed projects due to lack of investor interest in co-investment. Well-informed sources...

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Only charter court is authorized to rule on convicted Khon Kaen MP’s status

The Constitutional Court is the sole authority to decide whether Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen province, Mr. Nawath...

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Pheu Thai Khon Kaen’s MP sentenced to death for murder of local official

A Pheu Thai MP for the northeastern province of Khon Kaen was today (Tuesday) sentenced to death by the...

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Over 60 percent of respondents to poll think Opposition debate was useless

More than half of the respondents to a recent Suan Dusit Poll, taken between September 19th and 21st, said...

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Privy councilor Kamthon dies of blood poisoning

Privy councilor Kamthon Sindhavanond died of septicemia this morning at the age of 97. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha...

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Thanathorn unfazed by EC’s probe into loans to Future Forward party

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Saturday) that he is not worried about the Election Commission’s meeting...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse democracy protesters marching in sweltering...

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Mahathir to set date for premiership hand-over to Anwa

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that he would be setting the time and date when he would...

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A road accident leads to seizure of 450kgs of methamphetamine

Police, in Thailand’s central province of Phetchaburi, seized about 450 kilogrammes of crystal meth, with a street value of...

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PM unperturbed by Opposition’s plan to question his ethical standards

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appears unperturbed by the Opposition’s plan to demand an investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission...

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MP declares two ‘mythical’ magnetite pieces as assets worth one billion baht

A Palang Thai Rak Thai party-list MP has declared his assets to be worth about 1.1 billion baht, including...

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Thai rice exports may drop below 10 million tonnes this year

The value of Thai exports for the month of August fell 4% to 21.915 billion US dollars, compared to...

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Hazardous substances committee agrees to conditional ban of three herbicides

Thailand’s National Hazardous Substances Committee is ready to ban the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos on the condition...

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Chiang Rai imposes 6-month ban on movement of live animals as pigs found infected with ASF

Livestock officials in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai have banned the movement of live pigs in and out...

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Thammanat is Prayut’s Newin Chidchob

Thaksin Shinawatra’s downfall was due to many things, and one of the largely-underrated was the defection of a key...

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PM refuses to clarify the incomplete oath issue

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left parliament before the end of the Opposition debate today, to attend a Royal religious...

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Over half of the captive tigers taken from the Tiger Temple three years have died of tongue paralysis from stress

Eighty-six out of a total of 147 tigers kept at two wildlife breeding stations in Ratchaburi province after they...

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HK protests to target airport after night of violence

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of the world’s busiest airports on Saturday after...

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Government spokeswoman apologizes to PM for showing him eating from a plastic container

Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinysinwat has apologized to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha for posting an image on social media...

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Ten technologies to watch this year

Ten technologies to watch are the subjects of presentations being held today (Thursday) and tomorrow as part of the...

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5 red-shirt supporters acquitted of firing grenades at PDRC protesters

Five red-shirt members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), charged with firing six M79 grenades into...

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Forest fires in Indonesia cause haze problem in southern Thailand

People living in Thailand’s southern provinces of Songkhla and Satun provinces have been warned to protect their health by...

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Fire, tear gas and petrol bombs as Hong Kong engulfed by chaos

HONG KONG (AFP) — Chaos engulfed Hong Kong’s financial heart on Saturday night as police fired tear gas and...

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Police fire water cannon, tear gas as HK protesters mass outside parliament

Police fired water cannon and tear gas at Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters massed outside the city’s parliament on Saturday,...

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Army send pontoon bridge and men to fix damaged bridge and assist flood victims in NE

The Thai military has deployed one pontoon bridge to the northeastern province of Roi Et to replace one bridge...

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Hong Kong protestors rally in defiance of police ban

HONG KONG — Hundreds of people are rallying in an athletic park in central Hong Kong as a 13th...

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Widespread flooding in NE as storm Podul moves west today

Widespread flooding was reported on Saturday in several of Thailand’s northeastern provinces as Podul, which has now weakened to...

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Hong Kong activists freed on bail, protest march banned

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail after being charged...

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Administrative Court orders AOT to lift the blockade of Central Village shopping outlet

Central Village luxury outlet will be officially opened on Saturday as scheduled after the Central Administrative Court issued an...

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Thaksin cleared of any wrongdoing in KTB-KMG loan scandal

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today cleared of any role in the 9.9 billion bah loan scandal between...

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DPM Wissanu hints at censure debate be held behind closed doors if it touches on sensitive issue

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm said Friday that censure debate could be held behind closed doors if the debate...

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Heavy rain forecast for N East, East and the Southwestern coast tomorrow

Thailand’s Meteorological Department have advised people in northeastern, eastern and western coastal provinces of the southern region to brace...

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GPO to produce 10,000 bottles of medical cannabis oil in December

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) plans to produce 10,000 bottles of medical cannabis oil in three formulae in December....

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BTS adds 27 more trains to serve Bangkok commuters

Bangkok commuters should experience an improved service on the BTS sky train system after BTS Group Holdings Plc, the...

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It’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha — again!

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has ruled Thailand for the past five years after seizing power in a military coup...

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Prayut steps from solid ground to shaky one

Prayut Chan-o-cha is a man counting his own ironies, and the latest one starts today, when Parliament elected the...

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Absent Prayut heavily criticized in parliament as unfit to be next PM

Thailand’s current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha came under heavy criticism in parliament, from MPs of the Pheu Thai-led alliance,...

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Huge drug haul seized in Bangkok suburb

Thai narcotic suppression officials have seized about 1.4 tonnes of Ice and 91kgs of ketamine in what is being...

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Thanathorn vows to be a “prime minister for change”

As parliament rejected the suggestion that both contenders for the prime minister’s post should present ‘vision’ speeches, Future Forward...

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The more educated you are, the more you’ll earn – SCB’s EIC

Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIC) recent research findings show that the more education one has, the more...

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Democrats have a Plan B in case Palang Pracharat reject their pre-conditions

The Democrat party is waiting for reconfirmation from the Palang Pracharat party over acceptance of its three pre-conditions, which...

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“Bangkok Wakes to Rain” author talks about his famous novel on Sunday

The recently published book “Bangkok Wakes to Rain”, by Pitchaya Sudbanthad, captures Thailand’s rich history, beliefs, traditions, ways of...

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“Cannibal” label removed Si Quey exhibit at Siriraj Hospital’s medical museum

The Medical Science Faculty of Siriraj hospital has removed the label “cannibal” from the display case containing the embalmed...

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Future Forward party leader, in action at a “Samakkhi Anakod Mai” or “Future Forward in Harmony” sports...

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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

Chicago (AFP) – A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of younger women with the most common...

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Myanmar strongman pays respects to the remains of General Prem

Myanmar strongman, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has poured high praise on the late General Prem Tinsulanonda, saying he...

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Myanmar strongman, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, pays respects to the remains of General Prem Tinsulanonda today (May 31)....

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Jurin – Democrat party’s decision over joining coalition now depends on Palang Pracharat

Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit explained today that the hiccup in the talks on government formation between the Democrat...

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Parliament to meet on June 5th to elect a prime minister

The first joint sitting of the Senate and the House has been scheduled on Wednesday June 5th to elect...

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Chart Thai Pattana formally invited to join Palang Pracharat coalition

The Chart Thai Pattana party will, on Friday, respond to the invitation by the Palang Pracharat to join its...

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New forestry law has harsher penalties for encroachers and illegal loggers

Forest encroachers caught clearing land or burning trees, in any of Thailand’s national parks or gardens, in order to...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir proposes common East Asia currency pegged to gold

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday mooted the idea of a common trading currency...

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Abhisit cracks joke with Pheu Thai’s prime ministerial candidate

Former Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva appears to be in jovial mood, after resigning as party leader and being...

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Bhumjaithai will follow if Democrats don’t join Palang Pracharat group

Bhumjaithai party will not join the Palang Pracharat party in forming a government if the Democrats decide to part...

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Talks on government formation proceeding – Palang Pracharat party leader

Negotiations on the formation of a coalition government involving the Palang Pracharat and Democrat parties are proceeding and the...

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Cannabis oil claimed to help terminally ill HIV patients

A terminally ill HIV couple, in Phutabat in Chondan district of Thailand’s Phetchabun province, say they felt better after...

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Thailand rises five places in IMD World Competitiveness Ranking

Thailand has advanced five places in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, driven by an increase in foreign direct investment...

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South Korean ship owner fined 50,000 baht for chemical fire at Laem Chabang

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) has initially slapped a 50,000 baht fine on the South Korean owner of...

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His Majesty the King has appointed Gen. Surayud Chulanont as acting chief of the Privy Council.

The Royal command, following the death of Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda, was published in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday, May...

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