Thai-language newspapers – October 5, 2004

Matichon - October 5, 2004

* it is very sad that no one participated in the funeral of the latest bird flu victim, a nine year old girl. A child in Petchboon is in serious condition. The government approves the budget of 25 million bath to buy duck eggs to be destroyed.

* The Ministry of Finance blames the committee of the 30th anniversary of October 14. The committee last year ordered commemorative coins from LuangPor Koon (a famous monk in Korat) from the “I love democracy” (Koo Rak Prachatippatai) series. This cost 20 million bath, but now no one is taking responsibility for the order.

Thairath - October 5, 2004

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - The dead body of a 12 year old girl who was slashed by her mother in a ritual slaying. Her mother and her aunts believed they were sending her life to the god Indra.

* Police arrest a gang of five youth who robbed Levi jeans from people crossing a flyover. After making them take off their jeans, they gave the victim shorts to wear. They also took mobile phones and gold necklaces.

* A father got drunk and kicked his wife who holding their baby. The baby fell to the floor and died.

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