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The Justice Ministry plans to build a national DNA database to help police solve crime, identify suspects and bring them to justice. 

Justice permanent secretary Kittipong Kityarak co-signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the ministry and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a joint effort to build the first DNA database in Thailand.

The ministry aims to collect DNA samples from 100,000 volunteer prisoners over three years, Mr Kittipong said on Monday.

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