Thai-language newspapers – June 8, 2005

Matichon - June 8, 2005

* On June 7, 50 representatives of central and Esarn farmers met Khunying Sudarat, Agriculture Minister, to discuss the GMOs papaya experiment in Thailand and asked for the return of feeding cows for 1 million families project.

* Mr. Saneh Jamarik, Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, declared on June 7 that NHRC will send a letter to PM Thaksin to give orders within 60 days for the Investigation and Protection for Children and Youth Department to return 204,785 baht that an officer embezzled from Ms. Dararat Chaloemchaicharn whose mother died in a truck accident in 1989.

Thairath - June 8, 2005

* Bloody news [the graphic/sensational photo on the front page] - Ayuthaya - Mr. Thananya Sansuk, a student of Rajabhat University of Pranakornsri Ayuthaya died in her room. Her mouth was full of water. The police suspect that she tried to kill herself by eating noodles mixed with poison, but there was no bottle of poison near her body. The leftovers of the noodles were sent to be analyzed and her body was sent to Thammasart, Rangsit Center for autopsy.

* A Surathani MP’s 7-year-old son died of dengue fever on June 6. He was the second case in Surathani. The first one was a woman, 24-years-old, from Amphur Kanjanadit. Meanwhile, the Public Health Minister said dengue control is effective and people should not panic.

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