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Mon, April 10, 2006 : Last updated 15:22 pm (Thai local time)



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Mixed turnout among advance voters

Hundreds of thousands of voters exercised their right to vote in advance over the weekend. During the two days of advance voting, many constituencies saw thousands of ballots cast while there was little activity in opposition-dominated areas.



AIRPORT CORRUPTION

Democrats slam scams

Time for a closer look at another Singapore connection - to Suvarnabhumi contracts





Medical doctors urge a 'no vote'

The Doctors for Peace group yesterday urged eligible voters to participate in the election but to tick the "no-vote" box on their ballot cards as a solution to the political turmoil.



Dead demonstrator 'a hero' to fellow villagers

An anti-government protester who was crushed to death by a van before dawn yesterday could be hailed as a hero by his fellow community members in Si Sa Ket.



Govt has to 'take rap' for the Egat mess

Chat Thai Party deputy leader Nikorn Jamnong called on the government to take responsibility after the Supreme Administrative Court pulled the plug on the privatisation of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) by revoking two royal decrees.



Protesters threatened with police charges

The police have been investigating illegal acts by anti-government protesters and will take action against them when "the time is right", Deputy Premier and Justice Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya warned yesterday.

EGAT

Following court win, activists seek reform

Now that the privatisation of the state power utility has been pushed back to square one, experts and civic groups are pressing for reforms of the agency to end its monopoly and increase efficiency.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Delay urged

The Election Commission (EC) today will discuss calls from a group of senators to indefinitely postpone the April 2 poll. Meanwhile, candidate registration for the April 19 senatorial election will end tomorrow and more big names are expected to throw their hats into the ring.






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