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News for Sunday, 17 November 2019

Graftbuster eager to widen assets investigation scope

17 November 2019 - 01:29 am

The anti-graft agency chief has floated the idea of having officers of the Revenue Department and investigative organisations declare their assets. National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) chairman Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said the NACC is going to propose requiring groups of government officials to declare their assets, with priority groups including Revenue Department officials and those of other agencies who do investigative work.

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Emergency rooms split up after conflicts

17 November 2019 - 01:28 am

Health officials are set to divide up emergency rooms (ER) in state-run hospitals into two separate zones, in a bid to reduce conflicts between doctors and patients. The policy to treat patients with severe conditions in a separate ER area from other patients got the green light from the National Health Security Office (NHSO) yesterday.

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Papal Visit: Pope Says He Seeks Friendship With Thai Buddhists

17 November 2019 - 01:27 am

VATICAN CITY — The Pope on Friday night said he wished to forge friendships with Thailand’s Buddhists when he arrives in the kingdom for an official visit next week. In the video lasting nearly 3 minutes, Pope Francis said he was looking forward to visiting the multi-ethnic and diverse nation that has “worked hard to promote harmony and peaceful coexistence not only among its own people but also throughout the region of Southeast Asia.” His trip in Thailand is set to take place from Nov. 20 to 23.

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News for Saturday, 16 November 2019

Weather forecast for 17 November 2019

16 November 2019 - 12:01 pm

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

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Second fire at Montien Hotel in Silom, no injuries

16 November 2019 - 12:23 am

Police are looking into the cause of a fire at the Montien Hotel, in Bangkok's Silom area, on Friday afternoon, the second there in less than a month. The fire was reported on the sixth floor of the 19-storey hotel building on Surawong Road, near Silom Road, shortly before 1pm. Thick smoke was seen coming from the building.

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American escapee pronounced dead

16 November 2019 - 12:22 am

Fled Pattaya court to avoid trial on drug charge

An American facing drug charges who shot himself and his Thai wife to avoid arrest after fleeing from Pattaya court last week was pronounced dead on Thursday. Dr Puwadol Kittiwattanasarn, the Sakaeo Crown Prince Hospital director, said Bart Allen Helmus, 39, had been on life support since he was admitted and was pronounced dead at 6pm on Thursday.

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Elderly American charged with obscene behaviour in public

16 November 2019 - 12:21 am

CHIANG MAI: A 75-year-old American man has been arrested in Muang district for allegedly masturbating in front of a 13-year-old girl in August this year. Crime Suppression Division police detained Bruce Michael Fein, of the United States, in Soi Srimongkol of Muang district on Thursday as he was about to board a bus to Mae Hong Son province.

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Detained Ponzi suspect Mae Manee is pregnant

16 November 2019 - 12:20 am

The prime suspect in a 1.6-billion-baht Ponzi scheme, Wantanee "Mae Manee" Tippaveth, is pregnant, the Corrections Department said on Friday as the number of victims filing complaints neared 5,000. Department chief Pol Col Narat Svetanan said a pregnancy test had verified an earlier report that Ms Wantanee was two months into her term.

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Prayut 'can ignore' summons

16 November 2019 - 12:19 am

A ministry official insists Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his deputy Prawit Wongsuwon do not have to appear in person before the House committee on corruption, despite its threat of legal action if they ignore a summons next week.

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Data checks to halt suspects

16 November 2019 - 12:18 am

The Office of the Judiciary (OJ) and the Immigration Bureau (IB) will link their databases to help border officials halt legal suspects who attempt to flee the country. The two sides yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to connect the OJ's database of court orders that prohibit suspects fleeing, with the IB's biometrics database.

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