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2008-09-24 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 24 September [Report by Post Reporters: "FDA testing dairy products"] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is testing samples of products such as drinking milk and yoghurt, ice cream, chocolate, milk-containing snacks and candies as fears spread over contaminated milk products from China. The tainted products are blamed for least four infant deaths in China. Another 53,000 have fallen ill from milk contaminated with...

2008-09-23 06:00:19

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 23 September [Report by Apinya Wipatayotin: "SINO-THAI COOPERATION: Joint monsoon study agreed"] Scientists from Thailand and China will jointly study the monsoon and cyclone pattern in the Andaman sea in the hope of better forecasting weather in the region. The Marine Biological Centre in Phuket and the First Institute of Oceanography in China will sign an agreement on the development of the observation buoy system in...

2008-09-08 09:00:38

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Bangkok Post, Reuters: "Iran satellite gets Thai help"] Teheran: Thailand has helped Iran put a joint research satellite into space. It went into orbit yesterday after being launched atop a Chinese rocket. The launch was announced by Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Soleimani on Iranian television. He said Iran, China and Thailand had worked together on the satellite, which was equipped with...

2008-09-08 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Unattributed report: "Busy signals?"] Mobile operators say any 'political' blockages don't originate with them, writes Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn Mobile-phone users sometimes wonder if sinister forces are at work when they are unable to make or receive calls. Concerns reached new levels among PAD protesters last week. They blamed mobile operators for disconnecting their signals in the Bangkok areas that...

2008-09-08 06:00:09

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Komsan Tortermvasana, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn: "Spreading the word"] Activists' use of digital devices is changing the rules of the political game, for better or worse, report Komsan Tortermvasana and Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn In any political conflict, media are always exploited as a tool for one side to attack the other. In the current showdown between the government and the People's Alliance...

2008-09-04 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 4 September [Report by Sirikul Bunnag: "Students call for Somchai's resignation - education minister's comments backfire"] Students have called for Education Minister Somchai Wongsawat to quit after he urged them not to take part in political activities. Photo from Bangkok Post, 4 September. Caption reads: "Fifty students aligned with the People's Alliance for Democracy protest at the Education Ministry against the...

2008-09-03 03:00:14

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 3 September Supporters of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) sealed off some of the country's major airports and threatened to seize city halls in the South in a bid to force the resignation of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej shortly after the state of emergency was imposed yesterday. About 1,000 PAD supporters closed the roads to the Hat Yai airport yesterday morning. They set up a stage in front of the airport...

2008-09-02 09:15:00

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 2 September CENSORSHIP 400 websites shut down The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry has detected more than 1,200 websites that violated the Computer Crime Act -of which 344 had content deemed insulting to the monarchy. The ministry said that between March and August this year, it detected more than 1,200 sites disturbing the peaceful social order and morality of the people, and/or which were...

2008-08-31 09:00:21

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 31 August [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section Resort airports reopen at Phuket, Krabi] Protesters dispersed and authorities reopened the airports at Phuket and Krabi in the South on Sunday, Airports of Thailand announced. "We closed the airports to tell them we can do this on a much, much bigger scale if they don't listen to us," said PAD founder Sondhi Limthongkul in an interview with the foreign...

2008-08-27 03:00:38

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 27 August [Unattributed report: "Media groups attack NBT raid, slam PM"] Professional media groups yesterday condemned the raid on NBT television and attacked Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for asking news groups to choose sides in reporting on People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) rallies. The Confederation of Thai Journalists, the Thai Journalists Association and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association denounced...