Thai-language newspapers – October 7, 2004

Matichon - October 7, 2004

* Chularachamontri [Sawasdi Sukumalayasak, a Muslim leader] said the oil smuggling mafia kills police in the south and blames the Muslim groups. The big commander takes charge declaring an end to the daily shootings.

* The memorial of 28th anniversary of October 6, 1976 organized at Thammasat University yesterday was quiet. Vitayakorn Chiangkoon, a speaker on “The lessons of October 6 and the crisis situation nowadays,” said the nation's leaders have forgotten history and do not use non violence to solve problems.

Thairath - October 7, 2004

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - An awful, mysterious death of a Thammasat University academic who was 24 years old. She died in her apartment with no wounds.

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - Pieces of a dead woman were found in Ayutaya province. The body parts were burned. It is suspected that she died 14 days ago.

* Pinit Prasitketkij, a Police Lieutenant Colonel, who was arrested yesterday in the case of selling drugs and money laundering was not allowed bail. This because he and his network are influential persons.

* Do not panic that bird flu can be transmitted to humans. Even WHO does not know much about bird flu so people should be very careful. The research has not concluded clearly yet so we should not panic.

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