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Thailand hurries to list cultural icons

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The Ministry of Culture says it is speeding up efforts to make Thailand party to Unesco's list of intangible cultural heritage, and seeks support from the public for planned legislation. 

Culture permanent secretary Prisana Pongtatpitakkul on Tuesday said the ministry was organising public hearings on a draft bill on intangible cultural heritage in each region of the country, in order to gauge the opinions of local academics, artists, craftsmen and the general public.

After the completion of the hearings, the ministry would take all recommendations into consideration in preparing a submission, along with the proposed legislation, to the cabinet.

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