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News for Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Pheu Thai plays down panel race

13 November 2019 - 01:14 am

Charter study chief a 'minor issue': Pokin

Pheu Thai Party strategist Pokin Polakul said on Monday the party has no issues with anyone chairing the charter change study panel, as long as they are really committed to rewriting the constitution. "Someone with experience in charter drafting would be especially well-suited to become the committee's chairperson," added Mr Pokin.

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Labour minister denies high jobless rate

13 November 2019 - 01:13 am

Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul has denied there is high unemployment in Thailand, claiming the jobless rate is only 1%. During a visit to Kanchanaburi, the minister dismissed mounting job losses as being quite small.

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Doc warns teen phone addicts

13 November 2019 - 01:12 am

A growing number of youngsters, especially university students, are suffering "trigger finger" and other muscle-related problems as the time they spend on smartphones increases. At risk are those who use phones for prolonged periods, bending their necks and elbows and tapping fingers on screens to text long messages.

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First Thai Restaurants by Thais, in Thailand, Receive Two Michelin Stars

13 November 2019 - 01:12 am

BANGKOK — For the first time, the Michelin Guide awarded two-star ratings to Thai restaurants in Thailand, as well as recognizing eateries in the northern city of Chiang Mai. The 2020 edition of Michelin’s Guide for Thailand gave two-star ratings to Sorn and R-Haan, Thai restaurants that had previously gotten one star, and for the first time included eateries in Chiang Mai.

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PPRP MP Parina under fire for Ratchaburi poultry farm

13 November 2019 - 01:11 am

Undeclared plot is located on state land

The Royal Forest Department (RFD) on Monday confirmed that a 1,706-rai farm run by firebrand Palang Pracharath Party MP, Parina Kraikup's family is on Sor Por Kor land -- a special public plot assigned to farmers to make a living.

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Bangkokians Float 40% Fewer Krathongs than Last Year

13 November 2019 - 01:10 am

BANGKOK — Bangkokians floated 40 percent fewer krathongs than they did last year, and halved the number of styrofoam krathongs used. According to data collected from municipal workers, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said Tuesday morning that the City Hall cleaned up a total of 502,024 krathongs, which is 340,000 fewer than the 841,327 floated for Loy Krathong 2018.

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Toxic smog returns to shroud capital

13 November 2019 - 01:10 am

Air pollution in Bangkok on Monday returned to hazardous levels in 19 areas. Pollution Control Department (PCD) air monitoring stations showed levels of PM2.5 -- toxic ultrafine particulate matter -- exceeded the so-called safe threshold of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³) in parts of the city.

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‘Coconut Water Gang’ arrested for trafficking children in Phuket

13 November 2019 - 01:09 am

The child told him that a gang gathered some kids and forced them to sell coconut water and would beat them up sometimes.”

Patong police have announced the arrest of the ‘Coconut Water Gang’. There were four suspects from Nakohn Si Thammarat. The gang was accused of trafficking children by forcing them to roam the streets of Patong selling coconut water.

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For the First Time, Thailand Wins Miss International 2019

13 November 2019 - 01:08 am

TOKYO — A 25-year-old pharmacist made history as the first Thai to ever win the Miss International pageant Tuesday. Sireethorn “Bint” Leearamwat became the first Thai to win a prestigious international pageant in over 30 years at the Miss International 2019 pageant held Tuesday at the Tokyo Dome.

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News for Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Weather forecast for 13 November 2019

12 November 2019 - 12:57 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 13 November 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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