News from Thailand – January 2, 2012

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News from Thailand – January 2, 2012

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January 2, 2012

Today ends the â € ~ seven dangerous daysâ € ™, a period every year a sad deaths and injuries in traffic demands. On the fifth day, Monday, the death toll rose to 254 and the number of injured to 2,454 accidents in 2351.

Chiang Mai had the highest number of accidents with 104 and Nakhon Pathom had the highest number of deaths to 12. As always, alcohol abuse was the main cause.

last year lost in accidents 3093 335 persons life and 3375 people were injured. In the provinces of Nakhon Sawan and Buri Ram were the most deaths; Chiang Rai had the highest number of accidents and injuries. 37.28 percent of the accidents were due to alcohol; 20.63 percent to speeding. Motorcycles were involved in 81.46 percent of the accidents, followed by pickup trucks.

– King Bhumibol in his speech called for Thai compassion and sympathy towards each other and show each other moral support. That binds people together, as family and friends. The king also thanked the people for the massive turnout at the Royal Plaza on his birthday. â € ~ The moral support of the people when I received was onvergetelijk.â € ™

As years the king again a New Year card made. The map shows the prince, dressed informally, and flanked by his two dogs. The text is a poem and a royal blessing.

– Good health for the king’s wish number 1 of 51 percent of respondents in a poll by Suan Dusit. 26 percent want the social conflicts end and 21 percent want better economic prosperity.

Respondents were also asked their opinion about politicians. 60 think they should stop arguing, 25 percent demands that they stop corrupt activities and 14 percent think that they need to do to the image of politics to improve the confidence of the people to win.

– On 15 June 1962 ruled the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that the Hindu temple Preah Vihear (built from the ninth to the eleventh century) is on Cambodian territory. The ruling led to protests in Thailand that lasted two weeks and spread over 15 provinces.

This year, the Court ruled on the ownership of the 4.6 square kilometer disputed at the temple. Cambodia has stepped to the Court to the Court for decision to elicit. In April, both countries have the opportunity to present their views orally. In October, the judgment is expected.

Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (Foreign Affairs) has a heavy head. â € ~ It is a â € Oeno-Wina € situation for Thailand. If we lose the case, we lose territory. Even if we do not lose the case, we go back to the beginning. Namely: that the temple belongs to Cambodia and the surrounding area remains as it is.â € ™

Surapong is afraid that â € ~ some groups of people are going to provoke the wrong things when they disagree with the uitspraakâ € ™. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is therefore a campaign to inform the public about the case, in order to prevent that is politicized.

â € ~ The verdict of the ICJ should be respected. The verdict means that ignoring Thailand in trouble. We must explain to the people what the previous government did, making Cambodia to the ICJ stapte.â € ™

– And again the media get the buck Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (Foreign Affairs). Too much attention to the violence in the South may provoke more bloodshed, he says. Surapong wants the international community pays less attention to the problem, but rather condemns those who attack innocent civilians.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a letter to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) sent with â € ~ facts about regioâ € ™. The letter is a response to a statement by the OIC, issued in November.

She proposed that Thailand is little progress has been made in curbing the unrest in the South. She expressed disappointment that the state of emergency still applies in the South and they criticized the slow introduction of the local Malayu language in the curriculum of the southern schools. According to the OIC, the constant presence of the army a negative impact on the daily life of the population.

– New artificial reefs to prevent trawlers fishing in coastal areas, which are reserved for small fishermen. This plan was developed by a group of fishermen and academics and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is now working on that.

test area is Nai Yang Beach Phuket designated. There are about 3 kilometers off the coast two reefs constructed. According to the law, trawlers not closer than 3 km from the coast. In this area you can fish spawn and small fishermen can fish there.

Artificial reefs are not new in Thai waters. Thousand places they already are, says Sakanand Plat Hong, advisor to the maritime service. They seem to have a beneficial effect on the zeepopulatie.

– A group of 74 illegal Rohingyas from Myanmar is perched on the island of Koh Bon Muang (Phuket). The refugees were discovered yesterday. Most were exhausted because the past two days nothing had eaten and drunk. According to one of the refugees were on their way to Malaysia «and Indonesia”, but they ended up accidentally in Thailand because their boat in a storm came. The Rohingya asked for supplies and fuel so they continue their journey. The municipality Rawai has provided it.

– A 21-year-old Australia «r yesterday shortly after midnight on the eighth floor of a hotel on Patong beach in Phuket and jumped deceased. The man had on 30 December psychiatric assistance sought in Patong Hospital, but he disappeared later.

– A 23-year-old Briton is 4 hours after the New Year in a bar on the island of Koh Phangan hit by a stray bullet and killed. The police arrested on New Year’s already a 26-year-old suspect. He had hidden in the mountains and was in possession of a homemade weapon, which the fatal shot was probably fired.

The Briton was with a group of friends and ZOA € ™ s three hundred other tourists present at a countdown party, where two groups clashed Thai. After à © à © n group the bar was broken office, returned a man from that group turned and fired a shot in off the bar. Which hit the Brit in his chest. He died later in hospital.

www.dickvanderlugt.nl â € “Source: Bangkok Post

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