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News for Saturday, 14 September 2019

Haze hits Hat Yai, face masks a must

14 September 2019 - 12:48 am

SONGKHLA: The annual haze from forest fires in Indonesia is again making life unpleasant in parts of the South, with fine-dust readings in Songkhla and Satun once more at hazardous levels - a problem shared with neighbours Malaysia and Singapore.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thamanat to slap 100 lawsuits on critics

14 September 2019 - 12:48 am

Wissanu says a minister needs to have only bachelor's degree so fake or not, doctorate degree doesn't matter

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow, known as the coordinator of the coalition government, has vowed to file around 100 lawsuits against those who he believes have lied about his past. He said on Friday a network of people had attacked him about his background for a long time and he would now strike back.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Second Ultraman Buddha painting sells for B2m

14 September 2019 - 12:47 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The second of the controversial Ultraman Buddha paintings was sold for two million baht at auction on Friday - with the seller promising to give the proceeds to charity. Pakorn Porncheewangkun announced the result of the auction on his Facebook account.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

GrabCar drivers risk arrest for drug deliveries

14 September 2019 - 12:46 am

GrabCar drivers are warned that drug dealers are increasingly using their services to make deliveries to clients, and they will be held liable if caught. Narcotics Control Board deputy secretary-general Pol Col Suriya Singhakamol issued the warning on Friday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Garment factories to compensate workers

14 September 2019 - 12:45 am

Garment factories that supply to global brands such as coffee giant Starbucks and sports gear maker Bauer Hockey were raided by police on Thursday and ordered to compensate hundreds of workers after an expose found illegal underpayments.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

'Large stick' on road wraps itself around car's wheel

14 September 2019 - 12:45 am

PATTAYA: A motorist who thought he drove over a big stick on a dark road was later shocked to find a large python tangled up in his front wheel. Surasit Suwathana, 38, said he was driving along a local road near Soi Wat Boon Sampan 17 in tambon Nong Prue about 2.30am on Friday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Protest days are well and truly over, Sondhi says

14 September 2019 - 12:43 am

Former protest leader Sondhi Limthongkul has declared he will not lead a street protest again following his release early this month under a royal pardon granted to mark the coronation of His Majesty the King.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

NWRC seeks nod for three water projects

14 September 2019 - 12:42 am

The National Water Resource Committee (NWRC) on Thursday approved three new major water management projects with a combined value of more than 18 billion baht and is now seeking cabinet approval on them, said Somkiat Prajumwong, secretary-general of the NWRC.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Dressed to Die: French Firm Looks to Sell Post-Mortem Makeup in Thailand

14 September 2019 - 12:41 am

BANGKOK — Thais are already familiar with French perfumes, cosmetics, wines, macarons, and handbags. Now, French vendors are hoping to import yet more luxuries to lure Thai customers, like makeup for the dead, body bags, morgue beds, and more.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Baby was not put up for sale, police say

14 September 2019 - 12:41 am

The outcry over a five-month-old baby supposedly put up for sale in an online advert is a misunderstanding, police said on Thursday as Social Development and Human Security Minister Chuti Krairikshas revealed the baby's mother had been found.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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