Thai-language newspapers – October 19, 2004

ThaiRath - October 19, 2004

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] -
Prakroo Uthai Thamsophit, 64 years old, a famous abbot who came from Laos and helped instruct monks at Wat Summachaiyawas, Bangkok was shot at his Kuti [house for Buddhist priests in a monastery]. The police could not specify the cause because the gunmen did not take anything.

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] -
The bus driver of no.109 drove very fast and dozed off. He crashed into an electric post at Soi Ramkumhaeng 8. One died and 26 were seriously injured.

* The old lady who won 22 million baht in the lottery fainted after long travel by plane and car to Bangkok. She gave 2 million bath each to her eight children (son and daughters) and the rest is for doing merit.

* In Banglamung, Chonburi an ex-wife is jealous of her husband because has a new wife so she cuts his “nok khao” (penis) while he was sleeping.

Kom Chad Luek - October 19, 2004

* The guy who robbed 5 million baht from Brinks Company confessed he was mad when the company dismissed him so he asked his friend to rob them. He did not really do it for money--he just wanted to damage the company and satisfy himself.

* Three ex-ministers, three local politicians, two government officials and a private company are involved in corruption regarding the Klong Dan [waste water treatment plant] case. The damages the government must pay for amount to 22 billion baht.

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