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News for Friday, 18 October 2019

Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

18 October 2019 - 01:53 am

he security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief. A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

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Gov’t Mulls Tax Hike on Salty Processed Food

18 October 2019 - 01:52 am

BANGKOK — A proposed tax hike on salty processed food will soon be introduced in an effort to curb salt consumption and promote healthier diets, the Excise Department said Wednesday. Department director Patchara Anuntasilpa said the agency is working with the Ministry of Public Health to finalize details of the proposed tax, which will be submitted to the Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana for approval by the end of this year.

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News for Thursday, 17 October 2019

Weather forecast for 18 October 2019

17 October 2019 - 12:15 pm

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

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Monk fatally shot after breaking into shop for soap, talcum powder

17 October 2019 - 04:07 am

KHON KAEN: A monk who broke into a store to get soap and talcum powder in the early hours of Wednesday morning was shot and fatally wounded by the alarmed owner. The burglary and shooting at Ban Than Tawan was reported to police in Ubon Ratana district about 3am. Shop owner Theerapol Theparos was waiting and immdiately handed over a shotgun when police arrived.

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Large dead crocodile found floating in front of house

17 October 2019 - 04:06 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: A dead two-metre-long crocodile was found near a house at Khlong Tha Kwian canal in Phra Pradaeng district on Wednesday, prompting local officials to begin searching for an illegal farm in the area. The croc carcass was floating in the canal in front of house number 35/3, Kriangwut sae Wong, 41, on Soi Suksawat 78 in Moo 8 village of tambon Bang Chak.

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Police bust alleged B1bn drug-money laundering operation

17 October 2019 - 04:05 am

Police arrested six people during raids in Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi provinces and seized assets worth about 100 million baht on Wednesday, in an operation aimed at suspects in the laundering of a billion baht of drug traffickers' money.

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Abbot accused of detaining novice for sexual pleasure

17 October 2019 - 04:04 am

KANCHANABURI: A 51-year-old abbot is accused of detaining a 13-year-old novice for several days, forcing the lad to give him massages with a "happy ending". The 33-year-old father took his boy to file a complaint at the Nong Khao police station in Tha Muang district on Tuesday.

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BMA hails pavement riding blitz

17 October 2019 - 04:03 am

City Hall's campaign to crack down on motorcyclists riding or parking on pavements has seen the number of offenders apprehended by police fall by 37% during the 16 months of the blitz, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

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House Committee Chides Apirat’s Diatribe

17 October 2019 - 04:02 am

BANGKOK — An opposition-controlled House Committee on Wednesday said the army chief’s hour-long rant against his detractors last week is inappropriate. Future Forward’s Lt. Gen. Pongsakorn Rodchompoo, who heads the parliament’s committee on national security, said Gen. Apirat Kongsompong’s remarks risk affecting international relations and political impartiality.

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Concrete blot on beauty spot sparks probe

17 October 2019 - 04:01 am

Local authorities have launched urgent probes into alleged encroachment on Klong Tha Dee as it flows through Khiriwong village in Nakhon Si Thammarat, hailed as one of the country's most pristine eco-tourism destinations. The probes were ordered by provincial governor Siripat Patkul and Royal Forest Department (RFD) chief Atthapol Charoenchansa.

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