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24 Mar 2017 description
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WRITER: WASSANA NANUAM

PHITSANULOK - Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by skirmishes in Myanmar to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lt Gen Vijak Siribansop said Thursday.

Nay Pyi Taw has prepared areas for them and current peace talks with armed ethnic groups in Myanmar look promising, he said.

31 Jan 2017 description
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By Shamshad Akhtar

This month's floods are a worrisome reminder of the increasing uncertainty of extreme weather events. Thailand's flood season usually ends in November, but this year, influenced by a low depression area and a strong northeast monsoon, widespread flooding in the south of the country has killed more than 90 people, affected over 330,000 households, and resulted in widespread asset losses.

30 Jan 2017 description
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The flood death toll in the South reached 91 yesterday. Four people remain missing, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

The deaths and missing persons were reported across 12 provinces, said Chatchai Promlert, DDPM director-general. These areas have been plagued by flooding since Dec 1 until Friday.

30 Jan 2017 description
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WRITER: SUPAPONG CHAOLAN

SURAT THANI: A total of 12 houses heavily damaged by recent floods will be moved to new locations to ensure that they will no longer block drainage routes if future flooding occurs.

Surat Thani governor Uaychai Innak said on Saturday that 51 houses had been destroyed by the floods while another 768 were partially damaged. Authorities and volunteers in the province have already helped residents to repair around 60 units.

27 Jan 2017 description
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WRITER: SUPAPONG CHAOLAN

The flood situation in some southern provinces remained critical yesterday as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited flood-affected areas and vowed to improve the way the country deals with natural disasters.

The situation in Trang province, in particular, was still causing concern with more areas being inundated and a higher volume of flooding continuing to come from the upper part of the region, local officials said.