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News for Wednesday, 16 September 2020

More arrests as police dismantle large drug network

16 September 2020 - 03:02 am

Three more members of a major drug network operating in the Central Plains region have been arrested in the adjoining provinces of Lop Buri and Sing Buri. The arrests brought the total number of gang members held to 16. The network is alleged to have had about one billion baht in circulation.

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Prawit: Govt ready for out-of-town protesters at Sept 19 rally

16 September 2020 - 03:01 am

The government is prepared to handle an influx of protesters travelling from other provinces to join the planned anti-government demonstration by students and supporters on Saturday at Thammasat University's Tha Phrachan campus in Bangkok, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday.

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Army says conscript died of abnormal heartbeat

16 September 2020 - 03:00 am

A 21-year-old conscript died in a military hospital on Monday morning, and his sudden death has been attributed to an "abormal heartbeat". The first that the family knew of conscript Seree Budwong's admission to the Royal Thai Air Force Hospital in Don Muang, Bangkok, was a phone call on Monday morning to inform them he had died about 2.45am.

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5 new quarantined Covid cases Tuesday

16 September 2020 - 02:59 am

The government on Tuesday reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus, all quarantined after arriving from five countries, raising the accumulated total in Thailand to 3,480. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration stated that the new cases were British, Iranian and Thai nationals who arrived from Bahrain, Japan, Pakistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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Gov’t Hints at Extra Holidays Planned For Nov.

16 September 2020 - 02:58 am

BANGKOK — Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam on Tuesday said the government is considering a plan to declare additional holidays in an effort to encourage domestic tourism. Wissanu did not give specific dates, but he said the extra holidays are likely to take place at the beginning of November.

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Panicky mother slashes young girl's throat

16 September 2020 - 02:57 am

SURAT THANI: A panic-stricken woman killed her 3-year-old daughter by cutting her throat as she slept beside her, at a house in a rubber plantation in Phun Phin district on Monday night, police said. The tragedy was reported to Phun Phin police about 9pm.

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Netizens Charged With Libel for Posts About Prayut’s Daughters

16 September 2020 - 02:56 am

BANGKOK — Police on Tuesday said seven people were charged for posting defamatory content online about Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s daughters, and more people will be summoned for questioning. The seven suspects reported to the Nang Loeng Police Station on Monday to hear their charges for the comments they made about Tanya Chan-o-cha and Nittha Chan-o-cha. The pair said they were subject to unfounded accusations on social media.

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THAI creditors told to file requests for repayment

16 September 2020 - 02:55 am

Thai Airways International has asked its creditors to file their requests for debt repayments with the Department of Legal Execution after the Central Bankruptcy Court on Monday accepted its request for debt restructuring. THAI acting president Chansin Treenuchagron said creditors must submit their requests within a month of the order for the airline's rehabilitation being published in the Royal Gazette.

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Gov’t Adopts Plan to Reopen Country to Foreign Tourists

16 September 2020 - 02:54 am

BANGKOK — The Cabinet on Tuesday formally approved a proposal to permit foreigners to enter the country amid the global coronavirus pandemic that wrecked much of the tourism industry. Government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said the plan, called “Special Tourist Visa,” will allow long-stay tourists to travel around the country after spending 14 days in quarantine.

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News for Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Weather forecast for 16 September 2020

15 September 2020 - 12:22 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 16 September 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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