Thailand’s Prime Minister calls for reconciliation
The Prime Minister said that the authorities had been able to put the situation under control and returned the area concerned to the BMA. A large amount of weapons were found, including M79 grenades, incendiary bombs and different types of bullets, as well as vehicles rigged as car bombs.
Thailand’s GDP growth hits 15-year high at 12% in Q1
The Thai economy hit a 15-year high at 12 per cent growth in the first quarter of this year but the recent political violence could pull growth down by 1.5 per cent, National Economics and Social Development Board (NESDB) secretary-general Ampong Kitti-ampon said on Monday.
Bangkok stands to lose an estimated 30-40 billion baht in property damages after more than 30 buildings including CentralWorld and Big C in the Ratchadamri area were torched by anti-government protesters who were enraged after their leaders surrendered to police.
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