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News for Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Vietnamese pickpockets arrested in Chiang Mai

20 November 2019 - 02:19 am

The Immigration Bureau has announced the arrest of two Vietnamese nationals who pickpocketed a Japanese family at the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai last week. Commissioner Sompong Chingduang said on Tuesday at the press briefing that Chiang Mai police received a complaint by a Japanese family that they had been pickpocketed on Mun Muang Road during the festival on Nov 11.

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DJ Man, wife Baitoey deny connection to owner of Forex-3D

20 November 2019 - 02:17 am

Pattanapon "DJ Man" Kunjara Na Ayudhaya and his singer-wife Suteewan "Baitoey" Taveeesin have told investigators they were not business partners with the owner of online broker Forex-3D, who is accused of a multi-billion-baht fraud.

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Elderly woman sues daughter, bank for theft of B250m

20 November 2019 - 02:16 am

A 76-year-old woman is suing her daughter, a bank and four bank employees for theft of more than 250 million baht from her accounts while she was bed-ridden in 2014. Huay Sriwirat arrived in a wheelchair at Phra Khanong Civil Court on Tuesday with her granddaughter and a lawyer.

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Sky-walk planned for ancient forest

20 November 2019 - 02:15 am

Tambon Bang Ban municipality in Ayutthaya province wants to turn a recently discovered ancient forest into botanic gardens, complete with a sky-walk. Bang Ban's mayor Chukiet Bunmee said the local administration will submit the plan to Ayutthaya's provincial governor for endorsement and a budget to develop the 18-rai ancient forest.

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Cops ready security for Pope Francis

20 November 2019 - 02:14 am

City police are gearing up to facilitate traffic and provide security during Pope Francis's visit which begins tomorrow, according to deputy chief of city police Pol Maj Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek. The deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) said road closures in Bangkok will be limited during the papal visit, which lasts until Saturday, but advised motorists to avoid routes where Pope Francis will travel.

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B12bn submarine buy 'still on'

20 November 2019 - 02:13 am

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon insists the navy will go ahead with its plan to buy a second Chinese-made submarine amid reports of a possible delay. His assurance was echoed by Adm Ruechai Ruddit, the navy commander. However, Adm Ruechai said he is ready to adjust the plan to match the current situation.

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Farm chemical importers vow to sue govt over ban

20 November 2019 - 02:12 am

Importers of three toxic farm chemicals, which are set to be officially banned from Dec 1, have vowed they will sue the government in the Administrative Court. "The government should bear responsibility for failing to realise the economic impact a ban would cause," Wirawut Katanyukun, chairman of the Thai Agro-Business Association said on Monday.

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Thailand Forges New Pacts With US, Chinese Militaries

20 November 2019 - 02:11 am

BANGKOK — Thai government said it pledged further cooperation with the armed forces of the United States and China this week. PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Sunday signed a US-Thailand Joint Vision Statement, promising a deeper tie in accordance with so-called 20 Year National Policy implemented by the former junta regime. Prayuth also announced similar plans to boost military cooperation with the Chinese government.

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6 'outsiders' picked for charter rewrite

20 November 2019 - 02:10 am

The cabinet has nominated six experts from outside the government to sit on a committee vetting constitutional amendments. The cabinet has a quota of 12 seats on the 49-member panel which will also comprise 18 MPs from the coalition parties and 19 representatives from the opposition camp.

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Thanathorn Sues Officials for ‘Rushing’ His Case to Court

20 November 2019 - 02:09 am

BANGKOK — Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said Tuesday he is not worried about the potential protest for the upcoming court verdict that would decide the political career of Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

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