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British Council invites kids to showcase their English
The Nation

BANGKOK: -- Primary and secondary students have been invited to take part in the "British Council English Competition 2014" for the chance to win the HRH Princess Sirindhorn Cup.

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/729143-british-council-invites-kids-to-showcase-their-english/

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Little Denmark in Hua Hin celebrates 1 year

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HUA HIN: -- The Danish restaurant Donjai’s Little Denmark celebrates its one year anniversary on 1 June with a free buffet for members of Danskerklubben in Hua Hin – if they buy their own beverages to go along with the food.

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/729145-little-denmark-in-hua-hin-celebrates-1-year/

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One suspect arrested after three killed in shooting in Brussels

BRUSSELS, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Belgian Procuratorate confirmed Saturday evening, a few hours after the shooting in Brussels, to the press that a suspect has been arrested and another one fled.

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/729147-one-suspect-arrested-after-three-killed-in-shooting-in-brussels/

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Thai army chief to receive royal nod as junta head

BANGKOK, May 26, 2014 (AFP) - Thailand's coup leader will receive royal appointment on Monday as head of the military junta that overthrew the civilian government, the army said.


Army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who seized power four days earlier and has assumed extensive powers over the Southeast Asian nation of 67 million, will formally be appointed in a ceremony in Bangkok.

The monarchy headed by the revered but ailing king, 86-year-old Bhumibol Adulyadej, commands great respect among many Thais.

His blessing has traditionally been a key step in legitimising the recurring military takeovers that have taken place in Thailand, which has now seen 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.

"The ceremony to receive the royal command appointing General Prayut as leader of the National Council of Peace and Order will begin at around 10 am (0300 GMT) inside the Army headquarters," said army spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong.

She indicated the king, who is yet to make a public statement on the coup, would not be present for the ceremony.

The military cabal led by Prayut dismissed the civilian government on Thursday, following seven months of mass anti-government protesters and related political violence.

More than 1,000 anti-coup demonstrators marched through Bangkok on Sunday with dozens of demonstrators facing off against lines of armed soldiers, as the junta warned of a crackdown if the protests continued.

The military has detained former premier Yingluck Shinawatra along with scores of ousted government leaders, political figures, critics and academics in a sweeping roundup since the coup, which has drawn sharp international criticism.

An army commander indicated Yingluck remained under military control.

"We are taking care of her, she is fine, she can choose to stay wherever she wants," Lieutenant General Thirachai Nakwanich, central region army commander told AFP, when asked of Yingluck's fate.

"Her living conditions are fine."

Under the junta, civil liberties have been curbed, media restrictions imposed and most of the constitution abrogated.

The junta on Saturday announced that it had placed all law-making authority in Prayut's hands.

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-- (c) Copyright AFP 2014-05-26

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Rare wood logs confiscated from resort in Mae Hong Son

MAE HONG SON, 26 May 2014, (NNT) -The Military and officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation have raided a resort in Mae Hong Son and confiscated logs of rosewood and praduak.


Officials found several logs of the rare wood, both processed and unprocessed, along with a number of chainsaws at Pai River Rock Resort in Pai District of Mae Hong Son Province. The resort is owned by Mr. Jaruwong Ruengsuwan, the eldest son of the former Interior Minister and Pheu Thai Party Leader Jarupong Ruengsuwan.

Aside from the logs, the joint forces also discovered explosives and weapon components, as well as several protected animals held in the compound. Officials said that the owner does not possess the necessary documentation to keep the wild animals, adding that the authorities from the Department of National Parks would place these animals under their care for the time being.

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RT @tukky_nt: It has not been confirmed if Yingluck was released. #Coup2014

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RT @ACSBKK: Bangkok airports: flights continue as scheduled. More info at AOT (Airports of Thailand) Contact Center at 1722 (24-hours)

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11 PDRC leaders released by military, handed over to prosecutors
The Nation

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BANGKOK: -- Suthep Thaugsuban and 10 other leaders of the People's Democratic Reform Committee were released from a military camp and handed over to the Office of the Attorney Genera early Monday.

They left the camp at 4 am and were taken to the Office of Attorney General for charging in court, according to Anchalee Paireerak, one of the released leaders.

She said the PDRC leaders were brought to the Criminal Court at 5 am for arraignment in the sedition charge.

Anchalee said the PDRC leaders were woken up at 3 am to get ready for leaving the camp.

The released leaders included PDRC spokesman Akanat Prompha, Sathit Wongnongtoey, Puttipong Punnakan and Suriyasai Katasila.

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-- The Nation 2014-05-26

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Yingluck released by Thai military junta
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BANGKOK, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and a number of other people under military detention have been released, local media reported Monday.

Yingluck was allowed to return home Sunday night from an army camp in Bangkok in an order issued by the National Council for Peace and Order, Bangkok Post quoted an army source as saying.

Suthep and four other protest co-leaders were also reportedly released and reported to the attorney-general on insurrection charges.

Suthep was among a number of people detained on Thursday, the day the coup was declared, while attending a military-called seven- party talks. Yingluck, along with many other prominent figures, was detained after reporting to the junta on Friday.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/26/c_133361510.htm

-- Xinhua 2014-05-26

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Bereft Phuket taxi driver gets B100k gift from hospital
Suthicha Sirirat

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Mr Namporn with the cheque.

PHUKET: -- Although the autopsy on Pornthip Buddeekam, 37, has yet to be completed, Vachira Phuket Hospital – where she died during childbirth on May 2 – has made a donation to her husband to help cover funeral expenses.

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/729176-bereft-phuket-taxi-driver-gets-b100k-gift-from-hospital/

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