FOR SALE:

Shirt sponsorship, SamutPrakarn FC. Own a piece of Thai domestic football! Bt2000 o.b.o. (must provide shirts).

DESPERATELY SEEKING:

Additional two meters of elevation. Ask for Ayuttaya Province.

HELP WANTED:

Hit man. Must be willing to take out loudmouth, whistle-blowing, mustached MP, and his little dog too. Contact casino_puuyai@loxinfo.co.th

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