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News for Saturday, 6 March 2021

Early morning drug busts in Phuket yield 9 arrests

6 March 2021 - 06:32 am

An early morning drug bust in Rawai, Phuket has yielded 9 arrests. The first raid yesterday consisted of 30 task force members who raided a sea gypsy shack near the beachfront in Rawai. 43 year old Saroch Homhuan, and 34 year old Juree Bangjak, were arrested and charged with posession of a Category I drug with the intent to sell, after police found 9 pills of methamphetamine, or yaba in Thai, over 6 grams of crystal meth, or ya ice in Thai, and 3 other “items of evidence.”

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Prayut Orders Probe Into Facebook’s Removal of Army ‘IO’

6 March 2021 - 06:31 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military.

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News for Friday, 5 March 2021

Weather forecast for 6 March 2021

5 March 2021 - 12:23 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 6 March 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Thailand plans to allow foreign tourists to quarantine in resorts

5 March 2021 - 02:36 am

The tourism minister said on Thursday he will propose a plan for foreigners to undertake COVID-19 quarantine in popular tourist areas, including beach resorts, in a bid to help revive the country's struggling tourism sector.

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Drug courier motorcyclist caught on border with crystal meth

5 March 2021 - 02:35 am

KANCHANABURI: A motorcyclist was arrested making a drug delivery and 50 kilogammes of crystal methamphetamine seized at a border village in Sangkhla Buri district. A village security team stopped the man at Jokhiphue forest village around 6pm on Wednesday.

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New Covid-19 death, 54 more cases

5 March 2021 - 02:34 am

The government on Thursday reported one new Covid-19 death, raising the toll to 85, as 54 new cases, 44 local infections and 10 imported, lifted the total to 26,162. The Department of Disease Control said the fatality was a 63-year-old man, a native of Bangkok, who had diabetes and hypertension.

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Experienced diver found dead after deep dive

5 March 2021 - 02:33 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: An experienced diver was found dead in the water at Talay Songhong park, a popular cave diving site in Thung Yai district, on Wednesday afternoon. Tosak Warinchaikamon, 47, of Samut Prakan’s Bang Bo district, was wearing diving gear.

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'Pinky' charged over role in 'Forex-3D' scam

5 March 2021 - 02:32 am

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has summoned actress Sawika "Pinky" Chaidet, along with her mother Sarinya and brother Sarayut, to hear charges brought against them over their alleged role in a Ponzi scheme.

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Facebook removes military-linked information influencing accounts

5 March 2021 - 02:31 am

Accounts targeted audiences in southern provinces

Facebook Inc has taken down 185 accounts and groups engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military, the company said on Wednesday, the first time it has removed Thai accounts with ties to the government.

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PM urges talks in city rail dispute

5 March 2021 - 02:30 am

Bidders want MRTA to scrap changes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging parties who are disputing cancellation of the bidding for the MRT's Orange Line western extension to come together for talks. "Although I have no authority to intervene in these matters, I want all state agencies involved in the process to figure out a way out of these problems without causing any negative legal repercussions," the prime minister said on Wednesday.

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