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News for Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Weather forecast for 18 September 2019

17 September 2019 - 04:44 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 18 September 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Panda Xuang Xuang dies at Chiang Mai zoo

17 September 2019 - 02:30 am

Panda Xuang Xuang has died at Chiang Mai zoo, a zoo chief said on Monday. Chiang Mai zoo chief Wutthichai Muangmun said the panda died at 4.30pm. Footage of CCTV showed it ate bamboo leaves, walked and then collapsed, he added.

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'CRIMES' database to go online Oct 1

17 September 2019 - 02:29 am

Pool integrates files from police, prosecution and court

The court, prosecution and police will soon be linked by a single online database which helps ensure accuracy and improve efficiency in legal proceedings, according to the Office of the Court of Justice (OCJ). The database, called CRIMES, is set to be operational on Oct 1, said OCJ secretary-general Sarawut Benjakul.

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Actor volunteer raises B100m in 48 hours

17 September 2019 - 02:28 am

Bin Bunluerit, a well-known volunteer rescue worker and actor, has successfully raised more than 100 million baht in less than two days to help flood victims in Ubon Ratchathani province. Bin, 57, chairman of the Ruam Katanyu Foundation, went live at 3pm on Saturday on his Facebook page from the northeastern province. He showed the troubles faced by residents there and gave his personal bank account number for people who want to help.

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‘Tiger Temple’ blames govt for deaths of rescued tigers

17 September 2019 - 02:27 am

The much-criticised Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big cats died from inbreeding and disease.

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Prayut uncomfortable with people's requests for money

17 September 2019 - 02:26 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged government officials to help people understand how the government works and its limitations, as he faces endless requests for money. Addressing a seminar on national strategy implementation organised by the Office of the Civil Service Commission in Nonthaburi province on Monday, Gen Prayut said that in his upcountry trips, people always sought money giveaways from him and asked why his government had not handed out money in their areas.

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New bear scare in Buri Ram

17 September 2019 - 02:25 am

BURI RAM: People living near a village where a man was recently attacked by a young bear are being warned there is a bigger bear in the area, believed to be its mother. The village chief of Ban Dong Yai Pattana made a public announcement on Monday, warning people to remain alert because a large bear had been seen on the outskirts of the village in Pa Kham district, in the far south bordering Sa Kaeo province.

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Sukhumvit highway impassable in Trat, Koh Chang flood drains

17 September 2019 - 02:24 am

TRAT: Flooding caused by heavy rain has drained off Koh Chang but continued to disrupt life in Muang district, where a section of Sukhumvit Highway was still impassable, on Monday. Wanroong Kanonkul, kamnan of tambon Koh Chang, said it did not rain on Sunday night and the runoff stopped, but not before considerable damage was done to homes and hotels on the resort island.

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Whip says Prayut 'ready for grilling'

17 September 2019 - 02:22 am

Parliament to debate PM's unfinished oath

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is ready for the opposition's grilling over his incomplete oath recital in a parliamentary general debate on Wednesday, PM's Office Minister Tewan Liptapallop said. Mr Tewan, who is also a government whip, said Gen Prayut had told cabinet ministers to attend the meeting as the debate, which will proceed without a vote, targets the entire cabinet.

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NBTC to monitor digital imports

17 September 2019 - 02:21 am

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is being asked to strictly monitor the import of some digital equipment into the country amid a fresh worry over its possible threat to national cyber security.

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