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News for Thursday, 21 September 2017

Weather forecast for 22 September 2017

21 September 2017 - 12:36 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 22 September 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Silpakorn varsity panel probes sex act hazing claims

21 September 2017 - 09:08 am

Silpakorn University has set up a panel to investigate a university hazing scandal that went viral via social media through a Facebook page called Anti-Sotus. The Facebook page reported that senior students at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts forced freshmen students to strip naked, shower together and simulate sex acts during a hazing ceremony on Saturday.

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Fewer poppy fields razed this year

21 September 2017 - 09:05 am

Fewer poppy fields were destroyed in the North this year possibly due to heavier rainfall damaging crops, the 3rd Army said yesterday. Lt Gen Wichak Siribansob, commander of the 3rd Army, said its narcotics suppression and prevention centre has located and destroyed 2,349 illegal opium growing plots covering 1,842.34 rai of land so far this year.

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60,000 officials risk losing jobs over student loan defaults

21 September 2017 - 09:04 am

Sixty thousand state officials are at risk of dismissal as they have failed to repay the debts they owe from government-issued student loans, officials said Wednesday. The Student Loan Fund (SLF) will soon divulge to private companies details of the legal requirement under which they must deduct the salaries of staff who defaulted on the loans.

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Spider cards face delay

21 September 2017 - 09:03 am

It could take as long as a year to install the common ticketing system on four electric train rail routes in Bangkok, meaning the scheduled launch in March could be delayed by several months, the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) said Wednesday.

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Lab Confirms Med Student’s Dog Died of Drug Overdose

21 September 2017 - 09:01 am

BANGKOK — Police have demanded a medical school student turn himself in as one of the two dogs he is accused of killing in failed extortion bids was found to have died of a prescription drug overdose.

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Security forces ready for Yingluck verdict

21 September 2017 - 09:00 am

Dozens of police will be deployed next week at the Supreme Court where red-shirt supporters are expected to show up for a ruling in the rice-pledging case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, city police chief Sanit Mahathavorn said.

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Insurance for high-risk tourists proposed

21 September 2017 - 08:56 am

Visitors lured by Pattaya’s diverse water sports may finally be protected by insurance policies provided by related vendors of high-risk activities. A meeting of police, army and district officials proposed that a scheme be introduced to cover accidents in instances such as diving, paragliding, jet skiing and similar activities.

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Heavy rain floods parts of Bangkok, more to come

21 September 2017 - 08:54 am

Heavy rain is expected in much of Greater Bangkok for the next few days and flash floods are possible in other areas of the country, the Meteorological Department warned on Wednesday. Forecasters said rain or thunderstorms are likely over more than half of the capital and its next-door provinces.

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Police Arrest All 11 Suspects in Phang Nga Gang Rape Case

21 September 2017 - 08:52 am

PHANG NGA — All 11 men suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl in the southern province of Phang Nga have been arrested, with nine freed on bail as of Wednesday. The last of the 11 suspects sought by police was taken into custody Monday. They were named as suspects in what their accuser said was upward of 40 men from her community, Ko Raet, who sexually assaulted her on repeated occasions last year.

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