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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 16th July 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 16th July 2012

Bangkok Post – ‘Disband the court’
The Nitirat group is back – with Worachet Pakeerut and fellow law lecturers demanding the dissolution of the Constitution Court for abusing its authority and interfering with parliament.

The Nation – Protection too costly for many Myanmar workers
Many Myanmar migrant workers have to live without real legal protection because they cannot afford the inflated fees charged by some agents for nationality verification.

The Nation – Clarify status of border land, villagers in South tell govt
Over 200 villagers from Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat called on the government yesterday to clarify the status of land on the Myanmar boundary after claiming officials allowed them to work on rubber plantations there for more than 10 years.

The Nation – Accused MPs not off the hook yet, high court declares
The 416 Cabinet members, MPs and senators who voted in support of the charter amendment bill must now file individual rebuttals to justify their votes, Constitution Court spokesman Somrit Chaiwong said yesterday.

Bangkok Post – 3 billion baht ‘missing’
The lawyer who handled Thaksin Shinawatra’s sale of Manchester City has been sentenced to three years in prison after the money disappeared.

The Nation – Investors eyeing Myanmar told to be careful
Despite tremendous interest in Myanmar following the lifting of sanctions, investors still face many risks as the country is in the middle of reforms on many fronts, a partner at Baker and McKenzie has warned.

Bangkok Post – Korkaew bail reviewed
Red shirt leader Korkaew will explain to the Criminal Court why judges should not revoke his bail – but even if they do, he will be free again in 16 days.

Bangkok Post – China warns of ‘unstable’ economy
Premier Wen Jiabao warned Sunday that China’s economic rebound was not stable and the world’s second largest economy faced hardship ahead, state media reported.

bbc.co.uk – Race to help Japan flood victims
Japanese troops airlift supplies to thousands trapped in mountainous districts cut off by floods on the southern island of Kyushu.

Bangkok Post – China HFM outbreak kills 149
The Chinese province of Hunan urged parents on Sunday to seek immediate treatment for children showing symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease after official figures showed 132 people died from the illness last month.

bbc.co.uk – China football fans greet Didier Drogba at Shanghai
Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba has arrived to a hero’s welcome in China, to take up a contract to play for Shanghai Shenhua.

bbc.co.uk – Athletes to start arriving for Games
Thousands of athletes and officials are to begin arriving in London for the Olympic Games, as questions remain about security recruitment.

bbc.co.uk – Libor scandal ‘to hit more banks’
Barclays warns its own staff that the Libor scandal will envelop other banks and “put in perspective” the bank’s own culpability.

bbc.co.uk – UK faces ‘crisis’ in innovation investment
The UK has experienced a “lost decade” of investment in innovation, according to a report by the research fund Nesta.

bbc.co.uk – Springsteen and McCartney silenced at long London gig
Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney had the plug pulled on them after over-running at a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

bbc.co.uk – Hillary Clinton meets Egypt military leader Tantawi
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met the head of Egypt’s top military council, Field Marshal Mohamad Hussein Tantawi, on the second day of her visit to the country.

bbc.co.uk – Poland hit by series of tornadoes
One person is killed and at least 10 others are injured during a series of freak tornadoes in northern and western Poland.

news.com.au – Italy eyes public asset sale
Italy’s new finance minister has said the government could raise up to 20 billion euros ($24 billion) a year in public asset sales.

bbc.co.uk – France’s National Front to sue Madonna over Le Pen swastika
France’s far-right National Front is to sue Madonna after an image at the US singer’s Paris concert showed party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika imposed on her face.

bbc.co.uk – Blackberry firm loses patent case
Blackberry maker Research in Motion is ordered to pay $147m in damages after losing a patents infringement case.

news.com.au – Man finds stolen car after 42 years
A US man has found his prized 1967 Austin Healy after spending years surfing the internet in the hope of finding the car that was stolen decades ago.

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