Thai-language Headlines of October 12, 2011

Komchadluek, October 12, 2011
– Floodwalls destroyed, water swept through Pathumtani and Nonthaburi.
– Prayut fights against the proposal to amend the 2008 Defense Ministry Administration Act. [that prevent political control of military appointments]
– Government ordered to cut the budget to help flood-affected people.
– The King Jigmy gets married at Pootarn. [His Majesty the King of Bhutan, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will get married to Jetsun Pema on October 13.]

Matichon, October 12, 2011
– Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday denied being under stress even as many upstream provinces remained submerged and run-off and dam releases were besieging Bangkok.
– Cut 10% budget from all ministries to apply to flood recovery.
– Officials and residents in Pathum Thani’s Muang and Sam Khok districts hastily repaired the eleven broken flood barriers to protect themselves from rising tides.
– The Supreme Court judged Ms. Jintana Keawkaw, who was the mainstay of “Baan Krood” preservation group, to be jailed for 4 months. This group was against the power plant construction. They trespassed and annexed private land.
– Mr. Robert Amsterdam, who is Thaksin’s lawyer, visited red shirt people in Thailand prison to gather some information about 91 bodies case.

Thairath, October 12, 2011
– Ayuttaya was is facing the worst as flood-affected people fought for food.
– A man was brutally murdered at the roadside.
– Abhisit met Yingluck to share the idea of how to solve the flood problems.
– A coach with a group tour overturned which killed 7 people.

Daily News, October 12, 2011
– Patumtani was heavily flooded. Yingluck prepares to ask for the King’s advice to solve the flooding problems.
– A tour coach drove fast and overturned, 7 people killed.
– Big Tu is not satisfy about Defense Ministry Administration Act’s amendment.
– Appoint three sets of committees to solve the flooding problem.
– Government launched a 1.5 times tax rebate program for people who donate money for flood-affected people.
– The House of Parliament and Senator sessions have been called off for the next three days in order to let ministers of parliament and senators help flood-affected areas.
– Leasing will increase the deposit to 25% for a first car buyer in order to force buyers not to miss a payment.

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