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News for Saturday, 15 February 2020

Public anger grows in aftermath of mall shooting

15 February 2020 - 01:27 am

special report: Military structure, government's response to tragedy fuel scorn

The mass shooting spree in Nakhon Ratchasima has fuelled public disappointment and anger at the role of the army and the government in their handling of the situation. The negative public sentiment is likely to be a result of the unprecedented level of violence among other factors.

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Single ticket for electric rail in June: govt

15 February 2020 - 01:26 am

A common ticketing system for all electric train systems in Bangkok will be rolled out in June, permanent secretary for transport Chaiwat Tongkamkoon, said on Thursday. Mr Chaiwat said a committee developing a common ticketing system has confirmed it will be up and running by June, despite a number of unresolved issues between the operators.

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Gov’t Defends Allowing a HK Cruise to Dock, Rejecting Another

15 February 2020 - 01:25 am

BANGKOK — The government on Thursday sought to dissuade public panic after it permitted a cruise traveling from Hong Kong to dock in the south amid concerns over possible coronavirus infection. Just two days after Thailand denied MS Westerdam from docking in Chon Buri due to fears that its passengers might have caught the Covid-19, deputy transport minister said the Bahamas-operated cruise MV Seabourn Ovation was allowed a port call since it does

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Media, NBTC make pact on crisis coverage

15 February 2020 - 01:24 am

Deal in response to 'intrusive' reporting

Six media organisations and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) agreed on Thursday to promote oversight of their work to address growing public concerns in the wake of the Nakhon Ratchasima mass shooting.

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School Bans Roses on V-Day to Preserve Students’ Moral Purity

15 February 2020 - 01:23 am

RATCHABURI — A school in the western region became a subject of ridicule on Friday after it prohibited students from bringing roses to school on Valentine’s Day. Citing the need for girl students to preserve their moral purity, Ratchaborikanukroh School issued an order banning students from bringing flowers or putting stickers on their uniforms on the day of love. The school remains silent as of publication time despite criticism from many netizens.

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Wombs-for-hire gang busted

15 February 2020 - 01:22 am

Five women paid to be surrogate mothers were among seven Thais and two Chinese nationals arrested in raids on a transnational commercial surrogacy ring on Thursday morning. The women were among at least 100 women across the country hired by the gang to be surrogate mothers since 2012, said police.

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Korat Gunman’s Body Cremated in Low Profile Ceremony

15 February 2020 - 01:21 am

CHAIYAPHUM — Remains of a gunman responsible for the worst mass shooting in Thai history was cremated in a funerary rite away from public eyes on Friday, according to a commander of a military base where he worked.

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News for Friday, 14 February 2020

Weather forecast for 15 February 2020

14 February 2020 - 12:48 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 15 February 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Buri Ram man arrested for shooting threat on Facebook

14 February 2020 - 12:23 am

BURI RAM: A young man turned himself in to police to face charges after posting on Facebook that he wanted to buy a rifle for a shooting spree at a popular shopping mall in Muang district. Natthapong Jalaebram, 22, alias Ring, of Huai Rat district, was accompanied by relatives when he reported to Huai Rat police on Thursday.

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Surrogate mothers-for-hire, Chinese man arrested in Bangkok

14 February 2020 - 12:22 am

Five Thai women paid to be illegal surrogate mothers and a Chinese man were arrested at a large house in Bangkok during a series of police raids on Thursday morning. More than 200 police and officials from other agencies were involved in operations targeting 10 premises in Bangkok and other provinces shortly before dawn.

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