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Thailand Live Tuesday 4 October 2011

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461 drug dealers in the capital

The Nation

There are 461 retail drug dealers in 179 slums and communities in 48 Bangkok districts, except for Sathorn and Bang Rak districts, the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) announced yesterday.

There are no details about big-time dealers or sub agents at any scale larger than the retail level provided in the ONCB report read out yesterday at a press conference by secretary-general Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew.

There are no explanations why there are no retail dealers in both districts, possibly whether because they are no slums in those areas which are prime properties and business districts and residences of well-to-do people.

In a breakdown by police precincts, there are 26 dealers in Phra Khanong police jurisdiction, 23 in Pracha Chuen police’s and 21 in Bang Khen police’s, said Adul, citing the report.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-04

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FAMILIARISATION TRIP

Yingluck to visit Burma tomorrow

The Nation

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will make a one-day official visit to Burma tomorrow, during which she is expected to discuss anti-narcotics smuggling efforts and illegal immigrant workers, among other issues.

Yingluck said yesterday that during the visit, she would have a discussion with Burmese leaders about boosting bilateral ties, particularly involving trade and investment. The opening of more permanent border crossing points would also be discussed, she said.

At Government House, she took part in recording a special television programme chronicling the Burma visit.

The visit, Yingluck's first to Burma as prime minister, comes as Burma is the focus of significant international attention following last year's general election.

Yingluck is scheduled to leave Bangkok military airport at 1.30 pm tomorrow on a flight to Naypyidaw, Burma's new administrative capital. There, she is scheduled to pay a visit to Burmese President Thein Sein, before taking part in a meeting between Thai and Burmese leaders.

The Burmese president is to host a dinner for the Thai leader in the evening. Yingluck and her entourage are scheduled to return to Bangkok shortly before midnight on the same day.

Later this month, the prime minister is scheduled to visit other member countries of Asean: Malaysia on October 10, Singapore on the following day and Vietnam on October 17. She will visit China between October 19 and 21.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-04

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Floods threaten Lop Buri temple's murals

The Nation

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The Fine Arts Department yesterday expressed concern that ancient stucco wall decorations and murals at the Lai Temple in heavily inundated Lop Buri will fade if they are submerged in flood water for too long.

"I am waiting to hear detailed reports from local officials," said the department's director general, Soamsuda Leeyawanich. "I've been told the flooding has caused serious damage to many historical sites, especially those in Lop Buri."

Lop Buri is among the provinces that have been hit hardest by the floods.

Stucco artworks at the Lai Temple date back to the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767), said Soamsuda, who also lamented damage done to the Phra That Muen Kruen in Lop Buri.

"We will urgently repair the structure," she said.

She said her department did not have sufficient funds to construct permanent embankments to protect historical sites.

"We can only form sandbags and try to pump flood water out for now, then restore the structures later," she said.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-04

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BURNING ISSUE

Three disparate figures voice concern about coup factor

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EDITORIAL

Not so easy to eradicate the coup and its effects: Thai opinion

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Supreme Patriarch honoured

Pakamard Jaichalard

The Nation

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Their Majesties the King and Queen yesterday graciously presented a flower vase to the Supreme Patriarch for his 98th birthday.

The Supreme Patriarch's Secretary Office will distribute Khum Phai amulets to police and military officers in the deep South on October 25 at Santi Worakhun Temple in Songkhla's Sadao district to lift their spirits.

At Bovornniwet Temple, Privy Councillor Ampol Senanarong, on behalf of Their Majesties, passed the flower vase for the Supreme Patriarch to Somdet Phra Wanrat.

Then 19 senior monks recited prayers while a merit-making ceremony to offer food and other necessities to 499 monks was held at Wachirayanawong Building.

Another robe-offering ceremony was held at the temple's hall at 3pm to procure medical equipment and supplies for Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital in Kanchanaburi for the Patriarch's merit.

In the temple compound, well-wishers wrote messages for the Patriarch's birthday at the Supreme Patriarch's Secretary Office and the Tamnak Phetch Pavilion. They received sacred amulets as souvenirs.

A Siriraj Hospital medical team set up a booth offering free health check-ups for the public at Wat Bovornniwet School near the temporary almshouse.

The Supreme Patriarch, who is undergoing treatment at Chulalongkorn Hospital, went alms collecting in the hospital in the morning for the occasion. At 4pm, he granted an audience to the public through a sterile room.

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-- The Nation 2011-10-04

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