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News for Sunday, 16 June 2019

Temple abbot admits he sold 200-year-old phayung tree for B1.2m

16 June 2019 - 03:34 pm

NAKHON PHANOM: The abbot of Wat Supararam in Si Songkhram district of this northeastern border province has admitted he sold a phayung tree on the temple's land for 1.2 million baht, saying the sale was permitted by law.

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US Navy veteran locked up in Thai prison, family pleas for help

16 June 2019 - 03:33 pm

A US Navy veteran from Texas remains locked up in a Thai prison for something his family says he didn’t do. Derrick Keller was arrested on August 20, 2018. But his family says the allegations against him are not true and they desperately want him home.

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Italians arrested for using George Clooney's name for fraud

16 June 2019 - 03:32 pm

Two Italians have been captured in Chon Buri for using the name of US actor George Clooney to con victims into investing in a bogus clothing company. Crime Suppression Division (CSD) commander Jiraphob Puridet said on Sunday Francesco Galdeli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45, were detained at a house in Bang Lamung district near Pattaya city on Saturday under arrest warrants issued by Interpol.

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MLM ‘Energy Cards’ Radioactive: Professor

16 June 2019 - 03:32 pm

BANGKOK — A chemistry professor has warned of radioactive elements in plastic “Energy Cards” being sold as a cure-all for ailments under a multi-level marketing scheme. In a video uploaded late Friday, professor Weerachai Phutdhawong of Kasetsart University said that the “Energy Cards” being sold under the Expert Pro Network are radioactive.

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Two Chinese, two Thai men arrested with 985kg 'ice'

16 June 2019 - 03:31 pm

Narcotics suppression police have arrested two Chinese and two Thai men in Chon Buri's Si Racha district after finding about 985 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, known as "ice", in a container bound for the Philippines, deputy police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan said at a media briefing on Sunday.

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Weather forecast for 17 June 2019

16 June 2019 - 02:38 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 June 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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News for Saturday, 15 June 2019

Weather forecast for 16 June 2019

15 June 2019 - 12:27 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 16 June 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Police seize food supplements with banned substances

15 June 2019 - 02:43 am

Authorities seek to question executives of two plants in Samut Sakhon

Authorities have seized many weight-loss and food supplement products believed to contain the banned additive sibutramine during raids on two factories in Samut Sakhon province. About 5 million baht worth of capsules and machinery was seized at the two factories in tambon Bang Nam Jued of Muang district, according to the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Prawit puzzled as students' floral displays turn political

15 June 2019 - 02:42 am

Education officials advise schools to ensure wai khru ceremonies are 'appropriate'

High school students who created floral arrangements with political themes are the latest group to offend the military junta as its five-year stay in power enters its final days. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon believes someone is trying to lead impressionable young people astray.

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Police Visit Students Behind Anti-Junta Teacher Appreciation Day Stunt

15 June 2019 - 02:40 am

NONG KHAI — Police visited a school in Nong Khai on Thursday after an annual teacher appreciation day turned into a viral political stunt critiquing junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Five Grade 12 students at Chumpholphonphisai School yesterday creatively adapted flower arrangements on trays that are traditionally offered to teachers to wai khru, in order to critique Prayuth’s appointment as prime minister for a second term.

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