Thai-language newspapers – February 24, 2005

Matichon - February 24, 2005

* The Ministry of Education reveals reports from the 1579 hotline reporting inappropriate behavior of students. Students grade 8-10 are the champions of avoiding class to drink, smoking cigarettes, dancing and having sex instead of walking in shopping centers. Primary school students like to play games and go to the zoo, secondary school students like to talk pleasantries and hug and kiss while university students like to go to hotel or sit at a pub or bar although they are wearing their school uniform.
More Lurid stories of Thai youth

* On February 23, the Ministry of Public Health organized a physician-public health meeting for the first time in Phuket. The meeting is to summarize and make a ceremony for every soul in the aftermath of the tsunami to prevent any big event in the future. Meanwhile a deputy chief of the Public Health Ministry said 9000 victims had their mental health impacted.

Thairath - February 24, 2005

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - Pathumthani - Prasit Jamjun, 14-year-old student in grade 9 at a famous school in Pathumnain had his throat cut and was stabbed 24 times by his two classmates. The two friends who committed the murder are a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy. Both confessed that they wanted to get his motorcycle, mobile phone and wanted revenge because Prasit, teased the girl's parents' name and jeered that another male friend looked like a transvestite.

* Nonthaburi – A fire occurred in the back of Thai Garment factory . Two persons, the owner and the maid, survived by jumping out of the house, but they were seriously injured. A 12-year-old girl who was fat and could not see well burned to death. The police assumed that the cause of the fire was a short circuit.

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