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News for Saturday, 19 September 2020

Civil groups warn of risk of violence

19 September 2020 - 09:15 am

Veteran activists on Thursday expressed concern over potential violence against demonstrators during the planned anti-government rally on Saturday. Jatuporn Prompan, chairman of United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), said Thailand has a history of violence against street protesters.

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Thailand Reports First COVID-19 Fatality in 97 Days

19 September 2020 - 09:14 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand, which had only witnessed one local COVID-19 transmission in 100 days reported on Friday the first fatality in 97 days. A staff from Thailand’s Ministry of Labour, who was found infected with COVID-19 after returning from Saudi Arabia, succumbed to death on Friday afternoon.

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BMA ups efforts to keep streets clear

19 September 2020 - 09:13 am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urgently clearing abandoned vehicles on roads and cancelling temporary permitted street vending areas that are against new city regulations. Deputy Bangkok governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul on Thursday chaired a meeting between executives of the BMA. The meeting signed off on the removal of abandoned vehicles from roads or other public grounds.

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Protest Leaders Say They Drop Gov’t House as March Target

19 September 2020 - 09:12 am

BANGKOK — Government House is no longer the destination of an anti-regime demonstration scheduled for Sunday, an internal memo compiled by protest organizers revealed. According to the document obtained by Khaosod English, the protest leaders will announce on stage just before the march sets out on Sunday morning that they will not be heading for the government’s seat of power after all.

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Civil groups call on public to support clean air bill

19 September 2020 - 09:11 am

Civil society groups have appealed to the public to back a clean air bill, saying it needs at least 10,000 signatures before the draft can be submitted for parliamentary readings. They insisted House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has already assured them the bill meets law-making procedures.

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PM Says He Doesn’t Mean To Scare Protesters With Virus Threat

19 September 2020 - 09:10 am

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday said he has no intention of using the coronavirus scare to discourage protesters from joining the upcoming anti-government rally. Prayut said the televised speech he made yesterday was meant to warn citizens of the possibility of virus infection from large gatherings.

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News for Friday, 18 September 2020

Weather forecast for 19 September 2020

18 September 2020 - 12:49 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 September 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Prawit to run govt's rally centre

18 September 2020 - 05:53 am

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will run the Operation Centre monitoring the anti-government rally on Saturday, when protest leaders expect at least 40,000 people to attend. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has set up the centre to keep a close eye on rally-goers, according to a government source.

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PM: We'll be gentle, but stay away from govt buildings

18 September 2020 - 05:52 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised protesters will be handled gently during this weekend's rally, but warned them not to attack government buildings, to avoid violence. He was responding to reporters' questions at Government House ahead of the anti-government rally planned to start at the Tha Prachan campus of Thammasat University in inner Bangkok on Saturday.

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Warning: Approaching storm could develop into typhoon

18 September 2020 - 05:51 am

The Meteorological Department chief has warned that Tropical Storm Noul could develop into a typhoon and its impact reach into Thailand as early as Friday, beginning with the Northeast. Somsak Khaosuwan said that on Thursday morning the storm was about 600 kilometres southeast of Danang, Vietnam, with wind speeds near its epicentre about 80 kilometres per hour.

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