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News for Sunday, 15 December 2019

Premchai bailed, tagged, released

15 December 2019 - 12:42 am

KANCHANABURI: Italian-Thai Development president Premchai Karnasutra and two co-defendants were granted conditional bail by the Supreme Court on Friday after an overnight stay in Thong Pha Phum prison. They are required to wear electronic ankle tags to monitor their movements, and are banned from leaving the country.

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Phuket’s economy is entering a period of recession – PSU report

15 December 2019 - 12:41 am

Phuket’s Prince of Songkla University Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism has completed a lengthy report about the health of the island’s tourism, saying that tourism and Phuket’s economy are in poor condition. Part of the report says that, despite a 4% rise in visitor numbers in 2019, revenue from tourism is falling.

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Songkran for UNESCO List: Gov’t Eyes Joint Submission With China

15 December 2019 - 12:40 am

BANGKOK — After the UN recognized Thai massage as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the government said Friday it would submit traditional Thai New Year festival to the list next year. The submission of Songkran, which typically involves days of rowdy water fights, to the prestigious list will be jointly made with the Chinese government, because the southern region of China also has a similar tradition, culture minister Ittipol Khunpluem said.

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News for Saturday, 14 December 2019

Weather forecast for 15 December 2019

14 December 2019 - 12:13 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 15 December 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Social media storm over sex in a tuk-tuk video posted online

14 December 2019 - 12:23 am

Social media vigilantes were up in arms on Friday over two video clips showing a woman sitting on a male passenger's lap and apparently enjoying sex with him in a moving tuk-tuk on a Bangkok street early in the morning. The first clip showed five passengers - three men and two women - travelling in the tuk-tuk. One woman was seen sitting on a man's lap, lifting her skirt and appearing to be having sex. The clip was posted by Facebook user Khun-Khachen.

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Premchai in convict clothing, awaits court's bail decision

14 December 2019 - 12:22 am

KANCHANABURI: Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta arrived at Thong Pha Phum Court in prison clothing on Friday morning to await the Supreme Court's bail decision on his poaching conviction. Premchai and co-defendants Yong Dodkruea and Thanee Thummat arrived at the court in Thong Pha Phum district on a Thong Pha Phum prison truck about 9am. They were waiting in the detention room at the court. A prison nurse accompanied Premchai, who has diabetes.

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Fishermen vow 10,000-strong rally

14 December 2019 - 12:21 am

Bangkok protest to last 'until Jan 15'

Fishing groups from 22 coastal provinces on Thursday vowed to gather in Bangkok for a mass rally to pressure the government into relaxing laws and regulations they say are threatening their livelihoods. "We've already notified Nang Loeng police station as required by the law on public gatherings. And more than 10,000 people from 22 provinces will turn up," said Mongkon Sukcharoenkhana, president of the National Fisheries Association of Thailand (NFAT).

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EC plans to petition for FFP's dissolution

14 December 2019 - 12:20 am

'Won't take long' to take case to court

The Election Commission (EC) is drawing up a petition asking the Constitutional Court to disband the Future Forward Party (FFP) over a loan case and expects to submit it to the court shortly, an EC source said. The source said on Thursday the process to submit the dissolution case against the FFP to the court will not take long.

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Thailand 'top destination' for ivory products: WWF

14 December 2019 - 12:19 am

While a recent survey carried out by WWF Thailand showed that the majority of Chinese tourists have no desire to purchase ivory products in Thailand, the country remains a top destination for those seeking to buy the illegal product.

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ONCB dismisses Mexican meth link

14 December 2019 - 12:18 am

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board on Thursday played down US claims that Mexican drug cartels are eyeing Thailand as a market for their methamphetamine, citing intelligence reports. It is the Golden Triangle rather than Mexico that is regarded as the major narcotics threat to the country, ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk said when asked about concerns raised by US drug buster, the Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West).

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