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News for Saturday, 11 July 2020

See Jupiter At Its Most Glorious This Year on Tuesday

11 July 2020 - 04:58 am

BANGKOK — View Jupiter at its brightest this year on Tuesday evening when the planet is in opposition. On the evening of July 14, budding astronomers will be able to look to the skies to see Jupiter when it’s closest to Earth all year – or 619 million kilometers, Suparerk Karuehanon, academic head at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, said.

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Officials withdraw action against mushroom pickers

11 July 2020 - 04:57 am

Authorities on Thursday withdrew a lawsuit against three villagers accused of trespassing into a Si Sa Ket Plant Cultivation Station in tambon Nong Pai of Muang district to pick mushrooms.

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Visa Amnesty Extension Unlikely, Immigration Spox Says

11 July 2020 - 04:56 am

BANGKOK — Another round of visa amnesty for foreigners residing or stranded in Thailand is unlikely, an immigration spokesman said Friday. The amnesty, extended back in April, will expire at the end of this month.

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Phuket officials visit Kamala restaurant after customer charged 6,750 baht

11 July 2020 - 04:55 am

A seafood restaurant in Kamala, a west coast town in Phuket, has received strong criticism on social media after trying to charge a customer 6,750 baht for a takeaway meal. 3,000 baht of the bill was a “cooking fee”. Lalita Chaiyasit took to social media to vent her disbelief after receiving the bill.

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Gov’t Won’t Comment on Reshuffle Amid Party Strife

11 July 2020 - 04:54 am

BANGKOK — Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam on Friday said there is currently “no sign” of a cabinet reshuffle, even though three of the Cabinet members resigned from the ruling Palang Pracharat Party earlier this week.

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News for Friday, 10 July 2020

Weather forecast for 11 July 2020

10 July 2020 - 12:18 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 11 July 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Water shortage hits Pattaya

10 July 2020 - 12:26 am

PATTAYA: The water authority has warned Pattaya residents to be frugal in their use of tap water, because the water in the city reservoirs has fallen to the minimum retention level. The warning was posted on the Pattaya Provincial Waterworks Authority Facebook page on Thursday.

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Immigration office to reopen at Muang Thong Thani

10 July 2020 - 12:25 am

The Immigration Bureau will open an office at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province from Monday, to relieve congestion at its government complex office on Chaeng Wattana Road. Pol Maj Gen Piti Sai-ubon, deputy commander of Immigration Division 1, said on Thursday that services would be available at the Central Investigation Bureau in Muang Thong Thani housing estate in Pak Kret district from July13.

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‘Slave monkey’ scandal forces rethink of coconut trade

10 July 2020 - 12:24 am

Thailand, the world’s top producer of coconut milk, said it will enable retailers and consumers to trace coconuts back to their source to show whether monkeys have been used for harvesting. The $400-million industry, which relies on monkeys at some plantations, is facing possible boycotts in the US, Europe and Australia after the People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as Peta, alleged that monkeys are being abused and “treated like coconut picking machines” for Thai growers and producers.

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US army delegation arrives, tested for Covid-19

10 July 2020 - 12:22 am

United States army chief-of-staff Gen James McConville arrived on Thursday for a two-day visit, and he and his delegation were tested for coronavirus disease. The delegation arrived on a US plane at Wing 6, at Don Mueang airport, at 10.15am. It is the first official visit by a foreign delegation since the government began phased lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

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