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Vietnam couple smuggling Ivory. http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130901-vietnamese-couple-caught-in-thailand-for-alleged-ivory-smuggling.aspx

Thai prosecutors to issue arrest warrant for Red Bull heir http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/02/us-thailand-redbull-idUSBRE98108720130902

SEP 02, 2013 12:31 AM
Getting to Koh Phangan will be a lot easier once the home of the world-renowned full-moon party is directly connected by air for the first time.

Construction of the first airport on Thailandâ??s fifth-largest island is gearing up, with entrepreneur Somphong Sooksanguan setting his sights on opening the facility by this time next year.

After spending 200 million baht of his own seed money to develop the countryâ??s third privately owned airport, the 46-year-old businessman from Phatthalung province will seek external funding sources and joint-venture partners to expedite the project.

Although saying he could go solo on the venture, he reckons it would be good to have partners whose business concept is compatible with his â?? a sustainable business that does not place profitability on top.

Mr Somphong said he is prepared to offer a 30-40 stake in...
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How many tourist are coming to Thailand? This flood has cost the country a lot of money.