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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bangkok Post

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| 19 May 2016 | 15:03 GMT+7
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  • Vatana: I was framed

    Vatana Asavahame, left, arrives with his defence lawyer at the Supreme Court in April 2008 for trial in the Khlong Dan wastewater treatment corruption case. The 79-year-old political veteran was convicted and has been fugitive for eight years. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)
    GENERAL -Fugitive former deputy interior minister Vatana Asavahame, convicted in the Khlong Dan corruption trial, claims he can prove his innocence - if given the chance.
  • No will to reform

    No will to reform
    POLITICS -One promise of the military coupmakers won public approval, but after two years, police reform seems further away than ever.
  • Prawit scoffs at 'assault'

    Adem Karadag (foreground) aka Bilal Mohammed suddenly shouted, 'I am not an animal' and showed bruises he said he suffered in remand prison at a hearing Tuesday with fellow Uighur suspect Yusufu Mieraili. (Reuters photo)
    updateGENERAL -The deputy prime minister says the Erawan shrine bombing suspect who shouted at court Tuesday probably beat up himself in a bid to gain sympathy.
  • No-violence pledge

    The legal showdown: Wat Dhammakaya founder Phra Dhammajayo (right) against Justice Minister Gen Paiboon Koomchaya and the DSI. (Post Today graphic)
    updateGENERAL -Followers of the Dhammakaya sect have promised they will not set up any 'human shield' to protect their leader, but will use legal measures.
  • 4G licence - one bidder

    Takorn Tantasith (second right) secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), accepts the application from Suthichai Cheunchoosil, AIS senior vice-president for business relations and development, for AIS to be the lone bidder at next week's restart of the last 4G auction. (Bangkok Post photo)
    GENERAL -The AIS mobile network founded exactly 30 years ago by Thaksin Shinawatra will win the final 4G licence as the NBTC fails to find anyone else to bid.
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    The Department of Land Transport has a list of reasons for banning UberMoto and GrabBike but plenty of sensible people aren't buying any of them.
    19 May 2016 at 04:30
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    Diplomatic fallout

    Relations between Thailand and the US may not be as warm as in the past, but there was no reason for the vitriol against the US ambassador.
    19 May 2016 at 04:20
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    I'm right, you're wrong

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