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News for Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Relaxation on income and property taxes

27 January 2021 - 03:22 am

The cabinet on Tuesday extended the deadline for personal income tax reports and cut land and building tax and property transaction fees to help cushion the effect of Covid-19. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said the deadline for income tax reports was postponed for three months, from March 31 to June 30.

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Immigration inspector shunted over visa for pirated-goods smuggler

27 January 2021 - 03:21 am

An immigration inspector in Buri Ram province has been transferred to an inactive post over the approval of a visa to study Buddhist dhamma for a Chinese man who was subsequently caught in Bangkok trading in counterfeit goods.

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More elderly told to repay huge sums to state

27 January 2021 - 03:20 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: More cases have emerged of elderly people being told to return tens of thousands of baht to the state after it determined they were not entitled to the allowances they received for years. At least three new cases have emerged in this northeastern province, including Samrit Phusawang, 83, of Moo 4 village and Kuang Somboonram, 83, of Moo 3 village in tambon Cho Ho of Muang district.

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Policeman badly hurt as trailer truck crashes through accident scene

27 January 2021 - 03:19 am

SURAT THANI: A trailer truck wih a load of gypsum crashed into nine vehicles at the scene of a previous accident, seriously injuring a traffic policeman, in Muang district on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred around 9am on inbound Surat-Nasarn Road, said Pol Lt Cl Prasit Kaewkim, a duty-officer at Khun Thalae.

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Two locked down villages reopened

27 January 2021 - 03:17 am

NAKHON PHANOM: Two locked down villages in That Phanom district have been reopened after more than 1,400 people in contact with the sole Covid-19 patient all tested negative. Provincial governor Kraisorn Kongchalad, as chairman of the communicable disease committee, issued the order on Tuesday.

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Hunter kills man he thought was civet

27 January 2021 - 03:16 am

KHON KAEN: A man was shot dead in a forest on Monday night by a hunter who said he thought it was a civet, Mancha Khiri district police said. Pol Capt Viroj Kowinthasut, a duty officer, said the shooting was reported to the police about 1.30am on Tuesday by members of the Kham Khaen tambon administration organisation rescue unit.

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Thailand logs record-high 959 Covid cases Tuesday

27 January 2021 - 03:15 am

Total includes 914 in Samut Sakhon announced Monday evening

Thailand recorded 959 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday -- including the 914 infections in Samut Sakhon announced on Monday evening -- for an accumulated total of 14,646 since the start of the pandemic. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 75.

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Motorcyclist dies in horrendous accident

27 January 2021 - 03:14 am

PRACHIN BURI: A motorcyclist was hit by a pickup and then run over by two trailer trucks on a highway in Muang district on Monday night. The accident occurred about 9.30pm on Highway 33 (Prachin Buri-Prachantakham) in front of the Electronics and Alpine companies near Moo 13 village in tambon Don Khi Lek in Muang district, Pol Capt Mongkol Ralintha, a Muang police investigator, said.

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Cops bust four over OTP scam

27 January 2021 - 03:13 am

Four people, including a Taiwanese national, have been arrested for their involvement in a mobile banking scam which caused financial damages of about 400,000 baht, according to Provincial Police Region 5. The suspects were identified as Thai citizens Paochang sae Lu, Warawut Pameu and Pornsawan Praisihiew, and Taiwanese national Yu Chao Wei, who allegedly had links to a call centre in Cambodia.

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Smog to shroud capital as winds shift

27 January 2021 - 03:12 am

The Pollution Control Department is warning residents of Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces to brace for a drop in air quality, as changing wind patterns on Wednesday and Thursday are expected to trap ultra-fine dust particles over the city.

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