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News for Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Cancer-stricken student presented with degree in hospital bed

15 September 2020 - 04:22 am

PRACHIN BURI: The mother of a proud new university graduate has expressed her gratitude to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for arranging a special degree presentation ceremony for her seriously sick daughter.

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Court Allows Thai Airways To File for Reorganization

15 September 2020 - 04:21 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court on Monday gave the go-ahead to financially ailing Thai Airways International to submit a business reorganization plan and appointed seven planners to oversee it.

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Army: No military roadblocks to stop protesters

15 September 2020 - 04:20 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: There will be no military roadblocks to stop protesters from the Northeast travelling to an anti-government demonstration scheduled for Sept 19 at Thammasat University's Tha Phrachan campus in Bangkok, 2nd Army spokesman Maj Gen Rachan Prachantasen said on Monday.

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Cops: Protesters Camping Out at Sanam Luang Not Up to Us

15 September 2020 - 04:19 am

BANGKOK — A police spokesman said Monday the police have no authority to allow demonstrators to use Sanam Luang, or the Royal Field, as their protest site on Saturday. His comment followed an unnamed source in the government who told reporters earlier today that the authorities will allow the protesters to hold their rally, scheduled for Sept. 19, by occupying half of Sanam Luang.

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2 Thai returnees only Covid cases Monday

15 September 2020 - 04:18 am

The government reported two new Covid-19 cases on Monday, both Thai nationals who were in quarantine after recently returning from overseas. The new cases raised the accumulated total in Thailand to 3,475. No new deaths were reported.

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Backlash Against ‘Poverty Porn’ Thai Life Insurance Ad

15 September 2020 - 04:17 am

BANGKOK — Yad doesn’t know anything about the new normal, and doesn’t seem to be aware of silly issues like unemployment and inflation. He’s a simple-minded rural man who plants rice with his bare hands, while a piano cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” plays in the background.

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Tuk-tuk driver shot 9 times by rival

15 September 2020 - 04:16 am

SONGKHLA: A tuk-tuk driver was fighing for his life in hospital on Monday after being shot nine times by a rival driver at Hat Yai railway station on Sunday. Police said Sao Puangthong, 40, was shot by Chaowalit Phuthaksin, 40. They were members of the same tuk-tuk queue, operating from one side of Hat Yai railway station.

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Colleges Asked to Discourage Protests, List Students Who Join Sept 19 Rally

15 September 2020 - 04:14 am

BANGKOK — University directors were told to do what they can to discourage students from joining protests that call for reform of the monarchy, and some were also tasked with monitoring those who plan to attend those rallies, reports say Monday.

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Natural border areas under close watch

15 September 2020 - 04:13 am

The Public Health Ministry is gearing up efforts to prevent foreign migrants from neighbouring countries entering Thailand through natural border channels after Covid-19 infections in those countries started increasing.

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Perching General: Prayut’s New Cover Photo Goes Viral

15 September 2020 - 04:12 am

BANGKOK — Visitors to Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official Facebook page will now be greeted with a somewhat awkward photo of the masked general peeking into a grandma’s bedroom. The Prime Minister’s latest cover photo uploaded Friday, of him perched on a window looking into the bedroom of a grandma holding a baby, went viral over the weekend and as of Monday has more than 50,000 likes, 3,500 shares, and almost 9,000 comments.

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