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News for Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Foreign tourists return after 7 months

21 October 2020 - 12:51 am

Thirty-nine Chinese tourists arrived in Bangkok by air on Tuesday, marking the return of foreign tourists to Thailand after a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tourist group from Shanghai, which entered the country under the newly created special tourist visa, will undergo 14 days of quarantine at facilities in the capital before setting off to its destination.

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Graft-buster sentenced for threatening cabbie with gun

21 October 2020 - 12:50 am

The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a senior official of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to one year in jail, suspended for two years, and a fine of 31,000 baht for using a pistol to threaten a taxi driver in Bangkok in 2018. The incident occurred inside the grounds of the government complex on Chaeng Wattana Road, in Bangkok's Laksi district, on Oct 10.

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Court asked to revoke state of emergency

21 October 2020 - 12:49 am

The opposition Pheu Thai Party on Tuesday asked the Civil Court to annul Prime Minister Prayut Can-o-cha's order invoking a state of emergency and banning public gatherings in Bangkok, saying it violated people's rights.

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Lecturers, students petition PM against use of violence

21 October 2020 - 12:47 am

About 50 lecturers and students of the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANC) on Tuesday morning submitted a petition, signed by 1,118 lecturers from various universities, to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asking the government to stop using violence against protesters. The petition gives the government one week to act on this and other demands.

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Argentinian caught growing cannabis

21 October 2020 - 12:46 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: An Argentinian man was arrested and charged with growing cannabis after 108 plants were found at his townhouse in Muang district. Police with a warrant issued by Samut Prakan court searched the two-story house at Fuengfa housing estate on Monday, acting on a tip-off.

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9 new Covid cases Tuesday, all returnees

21 October 2020 - 12:45 am

The government on Tuesday reported nine new cases of the novel coronavirus -- quarantined Thai nationals who recently returned from Oman, South Sudan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- raising the total to 3,700. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said six of the cases were army engineers aged 25-49 who returned from South Sudan on Oct 12.

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Hand signals only: Protesters learn new language

21 October 2020 - 12:44 am

Hands point above head = need umbrella; Hands held over head = need helmet; Hands crossed over chest = enough supplies here. Protesters in Bangkok and around the country are learning a whole new language, developed within days to coordinate among crowds of thousands of people at demonstrations that have swollen in defiance of a government ban and despite the arrest of many protest leaders.

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Vaccines 'by June' if jab gets govt nod

21 October 2020 - 12:43 am

Thailand could get the first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine in June at the earliest, if the jab developed by AstraZeneca is approved for mass roll-out, according to the National Vaccine Institute. That is because Siam Bioscience Group was selected by the UK-based pharmaceutical firm as its regional partner to produce the vaccine for the Southeast Asian region, said NWI director, Nakorn Premsri.

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Thai Industrial Sentiment ‘Improves for 5 Straight Months’

21 October 2020 - 12:42 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) released a report on Monday indicating that the resumption of business and activities after COVID-19 lockdowns have improved Thailand’s industrial sentiment for the fifth consecutive month in September.

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More resorts face axe for encroaching on park land

21 October 2020 - 12:41 am

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Monday gave its officials the green light to bulldoze 10 more resorts which were found to be encroaching on Doi Mon Cham in Chiang Mai. The move was announced after environment minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, and director-general of the Royal Forest Department, Jatuporn Buruspat, visited the popular tourist destination to inspect the planned demolition of Rai Nai Resort in tambon Poeng Yang.

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