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News for Sunday, 16 August 2020

Hundreds of police ready for Sunday rally

16 August 2020 - 02:13 am

Four companies of Bangkok police will be dispatched to maintain peace and order at a major pro-democracy rally planned for Sunday afternoon at Democracy Monument, authorities said on Saturday. The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has initially arranged for four companies — 600 officers in total — to be present at the venue. Traffic police would also be dispatched to facilitate movement in the area, said Pol Maj Gen Somprasong Yenthuam, deputy commissioner of the MPB.

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Parit gets bail but vows to keep speaking out

16 August 2020 - 02:12 am

'We have lifted the ceiling,' says student activist ahead of major rally on Sunday

Student activist Parit Chiwarak has vowed to attend a major pro-democracy rally on Sunday — and to continue speaking out about reforming the monarchy — after being released on bail on Saturday. The Thammasat University student made the comments outside the Criminal Court, where police had sought his detention on multiple charges including sedition.

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No new Covid cases

16 August 2020 - 02:11 am

No new infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were reported in Thailand on Saturday, leaving the total at 3,376 cases and 58 deaths. Of the total infections, 3,193 have recovered including 20 who were discharged over the past 24 hours, or 94.6%, and 125 patients are in hospitals, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced on Saturday.

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Death sentences of Myanmar pair commuted

16 August 2020 - 02:10 am

Royal pardons and sentence reductions include pair convicted in connection with Koh Tao killings

Two migrant workers from Myanmar on death row for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao have had their sentences commuted to life in prison under a royal decree. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun were sentenced to death for the murder of David Miller and the murder and rape of Hannah Witheridge, whose bodies were discovered on a beach on the popular tourist island in Surat Thani in September 2014.

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Police work 'flawed' in Vorayuth hit-and-run case

16 August 2020 - 02:08 am

A police panel investigating Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya's alleged hit-and-run case has found flaws in the work of 20 police officers, including a deputy commissioner and investigators who worked on it before forwarding it to prosecutors, according to a source close to those involved.

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Govt plans B100bn canal splurge to prevent floods

16 August 2020 - 02:07 am

The government is planning to spend a massive 100 billion baht to develop a 240-kilometre canal running from Chai Nat province to the Gulf of Thailand to prevent flooding in the kingdom's central region, according to the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR).

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Toddler in coma after six hours in van

16 August 2020 - 02:06 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A two-year-old boy remained in a coma yesterday, three days after he was left alone for six hours in a scorching hot van. Thanakit "Nong Kongbin" Yodmanee is being treated in the paediatric intensive care unit at Maharaj Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital.

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17 new cases spark virus fears

16 August 2020 - 02:05 am

The government yesterday reported 17 new Covid-19 cases among quarantined individuals who recently returned from overseas, sparking concerns over a second wave of local infections. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) yesterday said 15 of the 17 were Thais aged 12 to 72 who arrived in the kingdom from India on Sunday. The other two were Thai males who returned from the United States and Australia.

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Phuket proposes to welcome tourists by November

16 August 2020 - 02:04 am

Phuket business owners are pressing forward with a proposal to turn around province’s tourism industry by allowing long-stay tourists to resume visits to the southern resort island as early as November. Under the “4T” model put forward at a meeting of the provincial disease control committee, long-stay visitors have been identified as having the best potential to be welcomed.

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Student Anti-Gov’t Rallies Continue Despite Activist’s Arrest

16 August 2020 - 02:03 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Student activists at Thailand’s most prestigious university defied a ban by college administrators and staged an anti-government rally on Friday, as a prominent protest leader was arrested elsewhere for his involvement in a previous demonstration.

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