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News for Saturday, 24 August 2019

Missing councillor found in submerged pickup

24 August 2019 - 07:54 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The body of a municipal councillor missing for eight months has been found in a submerged pickup truck pulled from a pond in Sikhiu district after human remains floated to the surface. Police were called to the resort in tambon Nong Namsai about 11pm on Thursday after the discovery of part of a human ankle in a sock.

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Productivity needs boost to save economy

24 August 2019 - 07:53 am

Study says output must be doubled over the next 20 years

Thailand will have to increase its workforce productivity by at least 2 to 2.5 times over the next 20 years if it wants to maintain economic growth at the current level, according to a joint study conducted by Thammasat University and the Office of the Education Council.

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Checks for vans, drivers set to start

24 August 2019 - 07:52 am

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has confirmed it will launch on-the-spot maintenance checks of public transport vehicles and physical checkups of their drivers in two weeks. Fleshing out details of a plan announced earlier, DLT chief Peraphon Thawornsupacharoen said on Thursday the vehicle test and physical checkups will be performed nationwide.

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Complaint filed for cabinet mishap

24 August 2019 - 07:51 am

A conscript has asked the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to take action against a sergeant for his alleged carelessness that led to a road accident, and the sergeant's subsequent failure to help him.

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News for Friday, 23 August 2019

Weather forecast for 24 August 2019

23 August 2019 - 12:33 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 24 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Japanese student on a Thai sidewalks mission

23 August 2019 - 04:10 am

A Japanese student who has become the talk of the town in a video clip showing her standing in the way of bikers on a footpath has sent a clear message on his heroic mission. "Drivers of all kinds of vehicles must drive with responsibility," Megumi Morimota said in an interview on Thursday on the Facebook page of Kasetsart University Chalermphrakiat Sakhonnakhon province campus in Sakon Nakhon province.

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MMA fighter held in Pattaya for attempted murder in UK

23 August 2019 - 04:09 am

A British mixed martial arts fighter wanted in England on a charge of attempted murder has been arrested at a health spa in Pattaya, Chon Buri, and faces extradition. Glen Bailey, 43, was taken into custody at Q Sauna on Jomtien Sai 2 Road in tambon Nong Prue, Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang, commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, told reporters on Thursday.

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Tourism minister's wife richest MP to date

23 August 2019 - 04:09 am

Natee Ratchakitprakarn, a suspended Bhumjaithai party-list MP and wife of the tourism minister, is the richest on the list of 415 MPs who have filed asset lists with the anti-graft agency to date, with net worth of 4.5 billion baht.

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More auto-gates among ideas to combat Suvarnabhumi airport congestion

23 August 2019 - 04:08 am

Installation of more automatic gates and redirecting travellers to less busy immigration zones are among the latest ideas to combat passenger congestion at Suvarnabhumi airport. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Thursday that passenger flow at the country's main airport suffered from bottleneck problems.

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PM's oath-gaffe grilling limited to one day

23 August 2019 - 04:07 am

Session to take place early next month

The opposition will only have one day to grill Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on his incomplete oath-taking during a House session early next month. “We think one day should be enough to get things done,” chief government whip Virat Ratanasate said on Thursday after considering a motion of 214 opposition MPs on the debate.

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