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News for Friday, 19 July 2019

With New Cabinet, Thailand Replaces Junta With Army Allies

19 July 2019 - 03:33 am

BANGKOK — Thailand’s new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their loyalty to the constitutional monarch.

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Govt speeding up drought relief work

19 July 2019 - 03:32 am

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up efforts to mitigate the impacts of the looming drought after water levels in several major reservoirs fell below the levels of last year. Eighteen major reservoirs are holding less than 30% of their storage capacity including Pasak Jolasid (Lop Buri province), Chulabhorn (Chaiyaphum) and Nam Pung (Sakon Nakhon).

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UPDATE: Thai PM tells Phuket people to “stop ripping off tourists”

19 July 2019 - 03:32 am

Everyone is having their say about a van charging two Australian tourists 3,000 baht for a trip from the Phuket International Airport to Kata, even the Thai PM. The PM took time out today to issue a warning to “Phuket people” that its reputation as a tourist destination will suffer if local people keep ripping-off tourists.

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15-Year-Old Dies After Kicked into a Coma in SOTUS Hazing

19 July 2019 - 03:31 am

NAKHON PATHOM — A high-school student who was kicked into a coma by his upperclassmen during hazing activities died Thursday. Pisit Kumniw, a Matthayom 3 student at Phra Pahtom Wittayalai School, died Thursday from injuries sustained from hazing by Matthayom 6 students, anti-hazing activist Panuwat Songsawatchai said.

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'No rushing charter change'

19 July 2019 - 03:30 am

PM dampens hopes, says process 'lengthy'

Amendments to the constitution cannot be rushed because there are legal requirements involved and some issues require public hearings and perhaps even a referendum, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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43 year old British man arrested over Phuket dog attack

19 July 2019 - 03:30 am

Mervyn Harding, a 43 year old British expat, has ben charged over animal cruelty after he was identified on CCTV attacking a dog with a long rod on Tuesday morning (July 16). He was charged after attacking the dog in front of a massage shop near Nai Harn Beach around 7am on Tuesday.

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‘She Accepts Her Punishments,’ Praewa Family Apologizes to Crash Victims

19 July 2019 - 03:29 am

BANGKOK — The extended, illustrious family of a woman convicted of killing nine people in a car crash in 2010 said Thursday they are sorry for what happened and pledged to assist the families of the victims.

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News for Thursday, 18 July 2019

Weather forecast for 19 July 2019

18 July 2019 - 12:38 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 July 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Labour minister: Minimum wage will rise gradually

18 July 2019 - 12:53 am

The minimum wage will rise gradually, with increases awarded in those industries able to absorb them, Labour Minister MR Chatumongol Sonakul said on Wednesday. MR Chatumongol said he would give emphasis on development of labour skills in the workforce. He had set a target of a highly skilled Thai labour force in 20-30 years.

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Victims of horror crash still seeking compensation

18 July 2019 - 12:52 am

A "high society" woman who killed nine people and injured four others in a 2010 tollway crash has become the subject of renewed criticism after details of a subsequent nine-year court ordeal emerged. An interview with several relatives of the dead crash victims that aired on a news talk programme on Thairath TV on Monday has sparked public outrage.

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