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News for Thursday, 9 July 2020

New-look 10-year passport

9 July 2020 - 04:28 am

A revamped passport was launched on Wednesday, with a plan to increase its validity for up to 10 years from next month. The new passport was designed to increase security, both for the holder and the country. New features include an embossed signature and other biometric data, according to the consular department.

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House meeting on reform fails for lack of interest

9 July 2020 - 04:27 am

The lower house meeting on national reform came to an abrupt end on Wednesday due to the lack of a quorum of MPs. House Speaker Chuan Leekpai adjourned the sitting after a count showed only 231 MPs in the chamber 20 minutes after the quorum bell had called them to the room.

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Same-sex marriage endorsed

9 July 2020 - 04:26 am

The cabinet on Wednesday endorsed a bill permitting marriage registration of same-sex couples, along with legal amendments to ensure they have the same rights as different-sex couples. The bill and the amendments will now be put to a vote in the House.

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Woman found dead in smoke-filled car

9 July 2020 - 04:25 am

CHON BURI: A woman was found dead inside a smoke-filled vehicle in the grounds of her father's home in tambon Khao Mai Kaew, Bang Lamung district, on Wednesday morning, police said. She was believed to have committed suicide. A stove of still-burning charcoal was found inside the vehicle.

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Two more returnees infected

9 July 2020 - 04:24 am

The government on Wednesday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease infection, both quarantined returnees. Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokeswoman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the new case was a 31-year-old man who returned from India on June 23 and was admitted to quarantine in Bangkok.

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Woman stunned by police summons for dead son

9 July 2020 - 04:23 am

BURI RAM: A woman was shocked to receive a police summons for her long-dead son to report to police in Surin to acknowledge a charge of passing a dud cheque. Sahat Chantha, 53, a labourer in Nang Rong district, said she received a document by mail last week addressed to her son Tawatchai Chantha. It was from Muang police station in Surin province.

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One drowns, one missing while collecting shellfish in South

9 July 2020 - 04:22 am

SURAT THANI: A woman was washed out to sea and drowned, and her daughter-in-law was missing, while collecting molluscs at a beach in Chaiya district on Tuesday, police said. Pol Capt Nikom Inaksorn said five members of the family went to Laem Pho beach in tambon Phum Riang.

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Legal kratom edges closer

9 July 2020 - 04:21 am

Proposed legislation that would remove kratom from the list of narcotics has taken a step closer to being tabled before parliament, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) said on Tuesday. The Council of State, the government's legal arm, finished examining the amendment to the Narcotics Act last Wednesday, and will send back to the cabinet for endorsement before it is forwarded to parliament, ONCB secretary-general, Niyom Termsrisuk, said.

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Thai Coconut Farmers Deny PETA Animal Cruelty Charge

9 July 2020 - 04:20 am

BANGKOK — Coconut farmers in southern Thailand on Wednesday denied the allegation by a U.S.-based animal rights group that monkeys are forced to harvest their crops. Media reports say some British retail chains already pull Thai coconut products off their shelves after a video posted by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, shows monkeys being chained and ordered to climb up coconut trees. But local farmers said the animals are treated with respect as part of their culture.

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'Life coach' sorry for fund errors

9 July 2020 - 04:18 am

After disappearing for almost two weeks, embattled "life coach" Sean Buranahiran on Tuesday apologised for mistakes related to his firefighters fund and promised to right all his wrongs. The social media influencer posted a video to his Facebook page, admitting he and his staff might have acted carelessly, but he insisted they were honest mistakes and he pledged that all donations would be passed on to the so-called "Lom Hai Jai" (Breathing Fund) (...)

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