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News for Friday, 19 July 2019

15-Year-Old Dies After Kicked into a Coma in SOTUS Hazing

19 July 2019 - 03:31 am

NAKHON PATHOM — A high-school student who was kicked into a coma by his upperclassmen during hazing activities died Thursday. Pisit Kumniw, a Matthayom 3 student at Phra Pahtom Wittayalai School, died Thursday from injuries sustained from hazing by Matthayom 6 students, anti-hazing activist Panuwat Songsawatchai said.

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'No rushing charter change'

19 July 2019 - 03:30 am

PM dampens hopes, says process 'lengthy'

Amendments to the constitution cannot be rushed because there are legal requirements involved and some issues require public hearings and perhaps even a referendum, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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43 year old British man arrested over Phuket dog attack

19 July 2019 - 03:30 am

Mervyn Harding, a 43 year old British expat, has ben charged over animal cruelty after he was identified on CCTV attacking a dog with a long rod on Tuesday morning (July 16). He was charged after attacking the dog in front of a massage shop near Nai Harn Beach around 7am on Tuesday.

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‘She Accepts Her Punishments,’ Praewa Family Apologizes to Crash Victims

19 July 2019 - 03:29 am

BANGKOK — The extended, illustrious family of a woman convicted of killing nine people in a car crash in 2010 said Thursday they are sorry for what happened and pledged to assist the families of the victims.

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News for Thursday, 18 July 2019

Weather forecast for 19 July 2019

18 July 2019 - 12:38 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 July 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Labour minister: Minimum wage will rise gradually

18 July 2019 - 12:53 am

The minimum wage will rise gradually, with increases awarded in those industries able to absorb them, Labour Minister MR Chatumongol Sonakul said on Wednesday. MR Chatumongol said he would give emphasis on development of labour skills in the workforce. He had set a target of a highly skilled Thai labour force in 20-30 years.

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Victims of horror crash still seeking compensation

18 July 2019 - 12:52 am

A "high society" woman who killed nine people and injured four others in a 2010 tollway crash has become the subject of renewed criticism after details of a subsequent nine-year court ordeal emerged. An interview with several relatives of the dead crash victims that aired on a news talk programme on Thairath TV on Monday has sparked public outrage.

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Nation braces for torrential rain

18 July 2019 - 12:51 am

Parts of the South, the East, the Central Plains and Bangkok and surrounding provinces are being warned of “heavy” and “extremely heavy” rain from Wednesday until Friday. In announcement issued on Wednesday, the Meteorological Department said a strong southwest monsoon in the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand is bringing torrential rain to these parts of the country.

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Bikers praised for clearing path for ambulance

18 July 2019 - 12:51 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A group of big-bikers have been praised for clearing a path for an ambulance to drive through congested traffic on Mittaparb Road in Non Sung district on Wednesday. A short video posted online showed 8 or 9 motorbikes travelling along the main road in this northeastern province with the drivers and pillion riders signalling for motorists to keep left to make way for an ambulance taking a patient to hospital.

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Army chief hits out at 'fake news' report on social media

18 July 2019 - 12:50 am

Army chief Apirat Kongsompong has dismissed as "fake news" a social media post alleging he threatened to "come out" to end the chaos if a no-confidence debate was launched against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Gen Apirat on Wednesday insisted he had never made any such remark. Reporters accompanying him who filed stories and interviews were fully aware the social media post was fake, he said.

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