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Astrologers say recovery not on cards for 2001

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BANGKOK (AFP): Thailand’s influential astrologers say their crystal balls and tarot cards confirm what financial analysts have learned from spreadsheets and graphs — the economy is in for a tough time in 2001. Hopes that Thailand could shake off the legacy of the 1997 economic crisis in the New Year will be dashed, as the forces of nature forecast the country will slip towards recession, according to the soothsayers. “The economic situation from January until mid-year 2001 will not improve. It will remain in a downturn,” prominent astrologer Kengkaj Jongjaipra says. Jupiter, the star representing the United States, indicates that the US will experience economic problems early in 2001, “which will hurt Thailand, since our economy depends largely on the situation in the US,” he said. The United States absorbs roughly 20 percent of Thailand’s total exports, and more than 50 percent of exports of electronic components. “But after the middle of next year, the economy may pick up again, since the orbit of Jupiter will change, so the situation in the US may change and Thailand’s economy might do better,” Kengkaj said. Umawati Siriaksan, another famous Thai astrologer, made an even gloomier assessment. “I read five tarot cards and together they told me that the economic situation in Thailand will be seriously troubled for 2001, and perhaps for as long as five years,” Umawati said. However, the astrologers disagreed on whether politicians would be able to overcome the weight of fate and resuscitate Thailand’s sluggish economy, which slowed alarmingly towards the end of 2000. Both parties have devised schemes for reviving the economy, which is in danger of being suffocated by massive non-performing loans in the banking sector, an anemic stock market, and low rates of foreign investment. “I don’t think any of the candidates in the election can change what is already fated for the economy,” Umawati said. “Everybody says they can change the economy, but they’re just dreaming … I don’t think any of them can do it.” However, Kengkaj said the stars favour plans set out by Thai Rak Thai, which is also tipped for victory in the opinion polls. “The economy depends on which parties form the new government, and Thai Rak Thai’s ideas for economic administration will be better than those of the democrats,” he said.



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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