Thai-language Headlines of March 14, 2012

Komchadluek, March 14, 2012
– 3 days to D-day to cut the drugs-weapon cycle in the south of Thailand.
– A permanent secretary of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry was transferred due to a billion baht problem.
– A pickup truck hunted motorbikes from a pub, killed the frenetically. 3 died.
– The Court of Appeals judged the Kasem monk to be jailed. [Kasem is a quirky monk who put videos of his preaching on YouTube – his combative style and words are seen as insulting to Thai Buddhism]

Daily New, March 12, 2012
– Kambhu na Ayutthaya was transferred immediately from permanent secretary of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office.
– The Court of Appeals judged Kasem monk to be jailed for 2 years.
– Thailand is a country at risk for terrorist activities.
– A police station was burnt down mysteriously.

Thairath, March 12, 2012
– Three youngsters were shot dead on the road in Ayuthaya Province.
– Panita was transferred suddenly from permanent secretary of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office.
– Kasem monk was judged to be jailed for 2 years.
– A woman food seller at a blue flag restaurant was killed. [a blue flag restaurant is an inexpensive restaurant subsidized by the government]

Matichon, March 12, 2012
– Vichian replaced Panita for the position of permanent secretary of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry. 
– A well-known monk [Kasem] on YouTube was jailed for 2 years.
– A head hunter got a commission [kick back] from laborers which are supposed to be sent to Israel. Pradermchai orders the mess be cleaned up.
– People in a pick up car shot at a motorbike gang, 3 dead in Ayuthaya.

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