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Simplicity, warmth win hearts

Mom Srirasmi Mahidol na Ayudhya entered the public limelight on January 23, 2002, when she made her first official appearance alongside His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn with her captivatingly sweet smile and unassuming yet graceful manner.

STOPPING BOMBS: Registration of SIMs to be expedited

Chaturon pushes telecoms to be ready in 3 months

Desk kept for ‘Hong Te’

Anubarn Songkhla School said yesterday it would keep open the seat four-year-old “Hong Te” had earned before he was seriously injured in the Hat Yai airport bombing.

AIRPORT CORRUPTION SCANDAL: PM ‘too hasty in absolving officials’

Chairman of House panel says he has documents that show official involvement in bribe-taking

Thaksin defends CEO governor scheme

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday chided the Office of the Auditor-General of Thailand for making public a survey that found that CEO provincial governors had failed to make productive use of state funds after being given partial control over their budgets.

Khun Poom’s funeral today

“Nike”, the favourite horse of Khun Poom Jensen, will participate in the police procession carrying his body to Wat Debsirin in Bangkok for cremation today.

Workshop debates pros and cons of green party

A major environmental dispute such as the building of a nuclear power plant could give rise to the establishment of a green party in Thai politics, an author on green politics has predicted.

Police beat terrorist suspects, senator says

Four Muslim men on trial for allegedly plotting to attack five embassies in Bangkok were beaten by police before being interrogated in 2003, a senator told the Criminal Court yesterday.

Somali sailors in hot water over ship heist

Three Somali naval officers face criminal prosecution in Thailand for the alleged illegal seizure of a Thai fishing trawler in Somali territorial waters on March 16 and the kidnapping of its 26-man crew, police said yesterday.

Ex-MPs want pensions like the current lot

Former MPs who left office before 1997 called on the government yesterday to amend a Royal decree to give them pensions similar to those enjoyed by officials who left office after 1997.

Rally for minimum wage

On May Day tomorrow, workers will rally at Government House to demand a hike in the minimum wage to Bt200 across the country as well as better working conditions, a source said yesterday.