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News for Saturday, 4 July 2020

Pandemic gives Prayut leverage to extend stay in power

4 July 2020 - 04:37 am

It is a year since Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha returned to power as a civilian leader, but his government already has its sights set on staying in power beyond the remaining three years of its term. The first 12 months have presented many challenges for the Prayut regime, including anti-government protests and the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent the Southeast Asian economy into a tailspin.

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Police Summon Activists Over Laser Graffiti on DefMin

4 July 2020 - 04:36 am

BANGKOK — Police summoned the crew behind a recent light spectacle marking the army’s 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests, organizers said Thursday. Pannika Wanich, the leader of The Progressive Movement, said the contractors involved in the stunt were instructed to report to a police station for questioning.

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Union calls for review of mass lay-offs

4 July 2020 - 04:35 am

Execs of Education Ministry textbook business faulted for subcontracting work

The labour union of the Education Ministry’s textbook publishing and sales business, known as Suksapan, is demanding a review of the mass layoffs announced this week, blaming mismanagement for the organisation’s financial problems.

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Schools Still Ignore Gov’t Revised Haircut Rule

4 July 2020 - 04:34 am

BANGKOK — Public schools across the country continue to impose an old, abolished dress code that forces students to wear their hair short, activists said Thursday. At a small gathering held at the education minister, five students activists said the outdated rule is still enforced even though it was repealed 45 years ago. The campaigners urge schools to respect the current regulation, which allows students to grow out their hair.

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CCSA fears new surge during break

4 July 2020 - 04:33 am

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is concerned that a mass exodus of Thais expected to travel to their provincial homes during the long holiday on July 4-7 could lead to a new surge in Covid-19 infections, spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said.

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Hear That Thunder Rumbling? Brace for a Week of Rain

4 July 2020 - 04:32 am

BANGKOK — That sound of fireworks going off on Independence Day could very well be a thunderstorm coming your way. And it won’t stop there. Expect almost a week of rain, Thai meteorologists said Friday. From Friday through Wednesday at least, all regions of Thailand would likely see medium to heavy rains.

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Local flights pick up steam in North

4 July 2020 - 04:30 am

Air traffic at the Chiang Mai international airport is picking up with more flights and passengers expected this month, said Amornrat Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, the airport director. The North's main gateway airport is recovering some of its flight and passenger traffic. On average, the airport received 40 flights carrying about 4,000-5,000 passengers a day last month.

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Thailand targeting specific Chinese provinces for “tourism bubble”

4 July 2020 - 04:29 am

Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports says his ministry will target specific provinces in China in a bid to attract tourists back to the resort island of Phuket as travel restrictions are gradually eased. Pipat Ratchakijprakarn says the ministry will not splash out money launching a tourist campaign all across China but rather target some of the many provinces that have brought Covid-19 under control.

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Botched Raid in Deep South Left 1 Officer Dead

4 July 2020 - 04:28 am

PATTANI — Police on Friday said a security officer was killed during a search operation in Pattani province. The deceased was identified as a member of the Defense Volunteer Corps paramilitary group. Another corps member and a soldier were also wounded in the gunbattle, which broke out when the officers attempted to raid a house in Panare district.

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News for Friday, 3 July 2020

Weather forecast for 4 July 2020

3 July 2020 - 12:28 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 4 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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