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News for Thursday, 26 November 2020

Govt warns over Lao dam plan

26 November 2020 - 07:04 am

The government threatened on Tuesday not to buy electricity from Sanakham dam in Laos after it learned the project might affect the Mekong River. "The country's territory is our paramount concern," Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general to the Office of National Water Resources, said on Tuesday after a seminar on the Mekong River in Bangkok.

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Thais to get 1st Covid shots by mid-2021

26 November 2020 - 07:03 am

AstraZeneca doses to be produced locally

Thai people will get their first jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford by mid-2021 at the earliest, said Dr Nakhon Premsri, director of the National Vaccine Institute (NVI).

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8m meth pills, 'ice' seized in Bung Kan

26 November 2020 - 07:02 am

Eight million methamphetamine pills and 265 kilogrammes of crystal meth were seized, and one person arrested, in a joint police-military operation in Bung Kan province on Tuesday night. Pol Lt Gen Yanyong Vej-osoth, commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 4, said on Wednesday there were two separate operations, both based on intelligence reports.

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9 Girls Rescued in Anti-Trafficking Raid, 11 Suspects Arrested

26 November 2020 - 07:01 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Nine teenage girls were rescued in human-trafficking and 11 suspects were arrested in Bangkok’s northwestern suburbs on Tuesday. The nine girls, all aged under 18 years, were rescued by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) police from a massage and spa parlor in Muang Thong Thani area of Nonthaburi province, where they had been eventually tempted into prostitution, said ATPD commander Pol. Maj. Gen. Sayam Boonsom.

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Use of cannabis, hemp to be allowed in food, cosmetics

26 November 2020 - 07:00 am

The government plans to allow use of most parts of cannabis and hemp plants in cosmetics and food, the permanent secretary for health said on Wednesday. Kiattiphum Wongrajit said the Narcotics Control Committee resolved on Tuesday to exclude the leaves, branches, stems, trunks, bark, fibre and roots of cannabis and hemp from the government's narcotics list.

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Shipping Containers, Razor Wires Put up for a (Non-Existing) Protest

26 November 2020 - 06:59 am

BANGKOK — Stacks of shipping containers, coils of barbed wires, and phalanxes of security officers – some of them dressing suspiciously like pro-democracy protesters – pop up in central Bangkok on Wednesday to defend against a demonstration that never came.

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Bus parcel held millions of Indian rupees

26 November 2020 - 06:58 am

TAK: Authorities seized a box containing 16 million Indian rupees found in the luggage compartment of a bus departing from Mae Sot district to Chiang Rai province on Wednesday. The money was discovered during a search of a "green bus" by customs officials, Mae Sot police and soldiers from the 4th Infantry Regiment.

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‘The Reporters’ Journalist Suspended After Rape Allegations Surface

26 November 2020 - 06:57 am

BANGKOK — The head of an up-and-coming news organization on Wednesday said it suspended one of its reporters for a month due to allegations from women who accused him of rapes in university years.

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News for Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Weather forecast for 26 November 2020

25 November 2020 - 12:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 26 November 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Minister blames 'technical error' for ketamine bust blunder

25 November 2020 - 04:22 am

Narcs fooled when test turned purple A "technical error" in field testing had led to the false claim that 11.5 tonnes of ketamine had been seized at a warehouse in Chachoengsao province, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin explained on Tuesday.

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