Thai-language newspapers – April 25, 2005

Matichon - April 25, 2005

* April 24 - ”Forum of Consumers” is opened at Thammasat University. Senators, MPs and the Bangkok Governor also joined. Dumrong Puttan, Bangkok Senator and Chairperson, said the government is very slow to solve problems and in some cases takes two years. Meanwhile, Apirak will open a hotline for consumer complaints. Jurin Laksanavisit, Democrat Party list MP urges the setting up of a fund for consumer protection and a Consumer Protection Court.

* Thai Rak Thai creates a new executive board. Thaksin starts the choosing of 119 persons. Newin, Suwat, and Sontaya are the deputy leaders. Meanwhile Pramuan Rujanaseri was dropped. The five deputy secretaries are Maew’s [Thaksin's] people. Thaksin declares a dream to make TRT to a political institution and gain even more votes with no more factions. He retorts that Banharn failed because people lose the faith in him, not becuase of a 'big rain.' [Banharn alleges his people failed in the election because of a 'big rain' or vote buying.]

Thairath - April 25, 2005

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] -
Saraburi - Mr. Samai Ponrum was held at Muaklek Police Station after stabbing his stepdaughter. He was upset that she always abused him and chased him out of the house. He was grabbed by neighbors. The police will find out whether this is the real cause of the murder.

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - The police of Klongtan Station investigate a body that apparently fell from the 9th floor of Charoenjai Place Building in Soi Pridi Pranomyong 31. It is found that Mr. Pud Wanke, a 41-year-old guard for the building, stole money and a Toyota car key from Ms. Chonlatis Chootim who stayed in room 9C, but he slipped when he climbed out on the balcony and fell.

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