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News for Thursday, 17 September 2020

Park litterbugs have nasty surprise arriving by mail

17 September 2020 - 02:34 am

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Tuesday suggested Khao Yai National Park officials go to the post office and mail a load of rubbish to litterbugs. Mr Varawut was being scathing in his criticism of tourists, who rented campsite space at the park last weekend.

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Chirmsak urges GLO to launch ticket app

17 September 2020 - 02:32 am

Former senator Chirmsak Pinthong has urged the Government Lottery Office (GLO) to create a mobile application which buyers can purchase lottery tickets directly from. He said part of the money paid should be directed into savings with interest and dividends in the National Savings Fund for ticket holders who do not win prizes.

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Govt aims to strengthen maids' rights

17 September 2020 - 02:31 am

The Labour Ministry is amending a ministerial regulation to ensure domestic helpers are not paid less than the daily minimum wage and not forced to work more than eight hours a day, a recent seminar was told.

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Deadline for Investigations on Red Bull Heir’s Hit-and-Run Set

17 September 2020 - 02:30 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Tuesday reiterated that authorities, allegedly involved in mishandling of the high-profile hit-and-run case of a Red Bull family member, have only seven days to hand in their updated investigation reports. Wissanu also said that state agencies involved in the investigations also have seven days to report back to him.

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No more than 20,000 at rally, predict security agencies

17 September 2020 - 02:29 am

Security agencies have predicted that the student anti-government demonstration planned for Saturday will not turn violent and will not see a heavy turnout, a government source said. The source said there was nothing to worry about regarding the planned rally at Thammasat University's Tha Prachan campus, with no more than 20,000 people expected to attend the rally as with the previous protest at Democracy Monument on Aug 16.

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Missing retired police officer found pinned under tree in Patong

17 September 2020 - 02:28 am

A retired police officer’s body has been found in Patong, Phuket after being reported missing in the foothills of the west coast Patong area. The man, 79 year old Lt. Seri Phupet, was found with his legs pinned under a fallen tree and had a machete reportedly by his side.

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Apirat Appointed as Palace Deputy Secretary, Successor Named

17 September 2020 - 02:27 am

BANGKOK — Departing army chief Apirat Kongsompong was placed in charge of a key position in the Royal Household Bureau by His Majesty the King on Tuesday. Gen. Apirat, who is due to retire at the end of September, was appointed as the deputy secretary of the Royal Palace, according to the order published on the Royal Government Gazette website. The chief of the Corrections Department, Naras Savestanan, was also given the same position.

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News for Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Weather forecast for 17 September 2020

16 September 2020 - 12:38 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 September 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Special Branch police to guard Govt House from protesters

16 September 2020 - 03:04 am

Two companies of 300 police from the 3rd Special Branch Division will be deployed to safeguard Government House from protesters who have planned to stage an anti-government demonstration at Thammasat University on Saturday. The protesters have announced a plan to move to the Government House on the following day to hand over their demands to the government.

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Cabinet approves long-term tourist visas

16 September 2020 - 03:03 am

The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to 14-day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days, to help the flagging economy. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after the cabinet meeting that the government would issue special tourist visas for long-stay visitors. The most important condition would be a 14-day quarantine.

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