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News for Saturday, 14 September 2019

‘Fake Degrees’ Concern Raised Over Thammanat’s Credentials

14 September 2019 - 12:19 am

BANGKOK — A minister who spent the past week embattled in narcotics allegations was hit with fresh scandals Friday, when netizens raise concerns that his PhD might be bogus. Thammanat Prompao, who was identified by an Australian media to have spent four years behind bars in Australia for drug trafficking, insisted his education credentials from an institution in California are legitimate.

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Wan Yubamrung’s subordinate arrested for attempted murder in Patong

14 September 2019 - 12:17 am

Last night (September 12), 32 year old Thanpawat Supchotiwanich, a subordinate of Thai Pheu Thai party politician Wan Yubamrung, was arrested in front of his house in Soi Ekkachai 135, in Patong, acting on a warrant issued back in 2010 after he shot a business peer over an undisclosed conflict.

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Pope Francis to Visit Thailand on Nov. 20 to 23

14 September 2019 - 12:17 am

BANGKOK — Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand is going ahead from Nov. 20 to 23, the Apolistic Nuncio of the Holy See announced Friday afternoon. In two months’ time, Pope Francis will visit Thailand, Catholic officials announced Friday afternoon at the 11th floor conference room of the St. Louis Hospital in central Bangkok, part of a simultaneous international announcement in both the Vatican City and Tokyo.

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News for Friday, 13 September 2019

Weather forecast for 14 September 2019

13 September 2019 - 12:47 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 14 September 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Thamanat's PhD in spotlight

13 September 2019 - 04:38 am

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow has shown what he claimed was proof after fresh allegations his PhD might be bogus. The embattled minister on Thursday evening showed reporters a copy of his dissertation and transcript.

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Employees abuse seasonal contracts to cut costs

13 September 2019 - 04:37 am

A rights advocacy group is accusing employers in border areas of exploiting Section 64 of the executive decree on migrant workers to cut costs. Section 64 of the decree allows employers in border areas to hire migrant workers for "seasonal jobs" without having to provide benefits accorded to other workers.

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Major flood to hit Ubon municipality on Friday

13 September 2019 - 04:36 am

#saveubon tops Thai hashtag

Muang district of Ubon Ratchathani province faces major flooding on Friday as a massive quantity of water moving down the swollen Moon River reaches the municipality. Warin Chamrap district, the next door neighbour divided from Muang district by the river, will also be hit by the overflowing river.

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Car crashes head-on into passenger van

13 September 2019 - 04:35 am

SA KAEO: Several passengers were killed and others injured when a car hit a public van head-on in Watthana Nakhon district on Thursday morning. The fatal crash was reported about 10.50am on Suwannasorn Road, opposite wat Nong Jik, in tambon Watthana Nakhon, Pol Lt Col Bunnak Trachoo, investigation officer at Watthana Nakhon, said.

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Army lieutenant cashiered, accused of raping girl, 14

13 September 2019 - 04:34 am

An army lieutenant accused of raping a fellow soldier's 14-year-old daughter has been dishonourably discharged from the military. The Defence Ministry ordered the dismissal of Lt Jarae Rojanasawinya of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, without a pension, finding him guilty of serious disciplinary violations and gross misconduct.

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Crisis likely if decree ruled invalid

13 September 2019 - 04:33 am

The government will be forced to resign or dissolve the House of Representatives if the Constitutional Court rules against the executive decree delaying the amendment to the family protection law, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

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