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SURAT THANI CRASH : Pilot’s widow files Bt130m lawsuit against Thai Airways

Claims husband’s death in ’98 caused by faulty maintenance

Ministry campaign targets new smokers

The Public Health Ministry hopes its latest anti-smoking campaign will reduce the number of new smokers by half.

CONSTITUTION COURT : Judges surrender special allowances

Decision ‘to prevent public confusion’, follows ruling against NCCC members

Govt agrees to sponsor charter amendment

The government has agreed to sponsor an amendment to the Constitution in order to solve an impasse on the selection process for candidates of independent organisations.

AXE WIELDED : Sirichai transferred to inactive post

The head of the multi-agency Southern Border Provinces Peace-building Command (SBPPC) was transferred to an inactive post yesterday and replaced by a lower-ranking Army officer, as part of restructuring aimed at streamlining the work of government security agencies in the restive region.

Snoh warns of protests over row on Jaruvan

Thai Rak Thai Party chief adviser Snoh Thienthong yesterday said ordinary people might take to the streets in protest over the nomination of a new auditor-general.

RAPE ACCUSATION : False report nets woman seven years

Pakaporn also guilty of extortion and defaming former minister Sombat

Encroachers in Trat ousted

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has seized more than 13,000 rai of land in Trat that some 400 locals had encroached on as well as 900 rai that the Navy is illegally occupying.

Apirak pushes back BMA performance announcement

Apirak Kosayodhin said yesterday that there would be no nine-month Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) performance announcement on Friday.

Community-radio crackdown panned

Community radio broadcasters and activists yesterday accused the Thaksin government of trying to silence dissident voices by cracking down on the often feisty medium.

Moves to save energy get support

The government’s latest batch of energy-saving measures has won support from many people in Bangkok and nearby provinces, a survey has found.

ONLINE SHOPPING : Consumers unaware of rights

Online shoppers are not fully aware of their privacy and consumer rights when making electronic transactions on the Internet, a panel of legal experts warned yesterday.

Worapoj willing to open Patriot records

The sub-contractor at the centre of the airport bomb-scanner scandal said yesterday he would bare his firm’s financial records if a money-laundering investigation was launched against him.

Bid to regulate ads for hangover ‘cures’

Plans are underway to regulate advertising for anti-hangover beverages amid concerns they encourage alcohol abuse, the Fund for Boosting Health said yesterday.

Three recognised in names of fish species

New fish species discovered in northern Thailand will be named after well-known conservationists.

A BELLE IS CROWNED : ‘An end to immaturity’

Miss Thailand, Chananporn Rosjan, said yesterday that she would pursue her ambition to be a commercial pilot.