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News for Friday, 27 November 2020

Cosmetics, food to get 'weed' nod

27 November 2020 - 03:27 am

The government plans to allow the use of most parts of marijuana and hemp plants in cosmetics and food, the permanent secretary for health said yesterday. Kiattiphum Wongrajit said the Narcotics Control Committee decided on Tuesday to exclude the leaves, branches, stems, trunks, bark, fibre and roots of marijuana and hemp from the government's narcotics list.

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Tycoon Urges Parents to Disown Children Who Join Protest

27 November 2020 - 03:26 am

PHRAE — Some hardline monarchy supporters are praising a businesswoman who called for parents to disown their children if they attended pro-democracy protests. Writing in a public post, Facebook user Suksri Tongsibjed urged parents and guardians of children with different ideologies to cut them off from wills, inheritance and any other benefits. Her call of action went viral and was reportedly met with financial support to her businesses.

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Govt finalises AstraZeneca

27 November 2020 - 03:25 am

The National Vaccine Institute will sign a US$6 billion (182 billion baht) forward contract for Covid-19 vaccines with British-Swedish producer AstraZeneca tomorrow. Under the contract, Thailand will order 26 million doses of vaccine, enough for 13 million people.

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Activists Face Possible Charges for ‘Yellow Duck Banknotes’

27 November 2020 - 03:23 am

BANGKOK — The country’s central bank on Thursday declined to comment on the news that police are set to press money counterfeit charges against activists who distributed mock banknotes at Wednesday’s anti-government protest.

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News for Thursday, 26 November 2020

Weather forecast for 27 November 2020

26 November 2020 - 12:04 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 27 November 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Ex-THAI chairman gets 2 years for not paying excess baggage

26 November 2020 - 07:11 am

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday sentenced a former Thai Airways International (THAI) chairman to two years in jail without suspension for failing to pay for 300kg of excess baggage in 2009.

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Drug syndicate 'treasurer' arrested, B186m assets seized

26 November 2020 - 07:10 am

The alleged money handler for a major drug network has been arrested in Bangkok and assets worth 186.7 million baht seized, Office of the Narcotics Control Board secretary-general Wichai Chaimongkol said on Wednesday. The suspect was found to have transferred more than 2 billion baht to bank accounts in Myanmar.

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Covid vaccine contract signing Friday

26 November 2020 - 07:09 am

The National Vaccine Institute will sign a 6-billion-dollar forward contract for Covid-19 vaccine with British-Swedish producer AstraZeneca on Friday. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will preside over the ceremony, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Wednesday.

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Covid arrivals from 4 countries

26 November 2020 - 07:07 am

Four new cases of novel coronavirus infection, quarantined arrivals from four countries, were reported on Wednesday, raising the total to 3,926. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the new cases were from India, Mozambique, the Philippines and Russia.

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Roads, royal ground sealed off ahead of rally

26 November 2020 - 07:06 am

Rolls of razor wire and steel barricades were placed around royal ground in Dusit and Phra Nakhon districts on Wednesday, walling off important places including the Crown Property Bureau and Government House, and causing traffic congestion.

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