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News for Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Busy riverside food pavilion collapses

17 July 2019 - 12:09 am

SAMUT SONGKHRAM: A popular old food pavilion collapsed into the Mae Klong river in Muang district during lunch hour on Tuesday. Twenty-three people were hurt and three were missing. The pavilion was reported to be decades old.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Couple on 53 fraud warrants caught

17 July 2019 - 12:09 am

A couple wanted on more than 50 arrest warrants for alleged fraud charges have been arrested in Chiang Mai province. Crime Suppression Division police arrested Chayaphol Dokmai-ngam, 54, and his wife Suthicha or Tik Suphan, 39, at a food shop inside Ratjabhat University Chiang Mai’s canteen in tambon Chang Phuek on Monday, Pol Col Man Menyaem, chief of CSD's sub-division 4, said during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Woman rescued while streaming suicide attempt on Facebook

17 July 2019 - 12:08 am

RATCHABURI: A young woman live streaming her intended suicide on Facebook was rescued from the brink as she threatened to jump from a building in Muang district on Monday night. The 23-year-old, whose name was withheld, was sitting in shadow on a ledge near the top of a 3-storey building housing a tutoring school in Muang municipality when police and rescue volunteers arrived at the scene around 9pm.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Isoc will not detain people deemed security threat

17 July 2019 - 12:07 am

The Internal Security Operations Command will not detain people who threaten security, even though the detention order of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) remains in effect, an Isoc spokesman said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Parents remain in dark over son's death

17 July 2019 - 12:07 am

A couple in Roi Et province were left traumatised and wracked with doubt after the dead body of their 14-year-old son was found near the Roi Et-At Samat road in Thawatchaburi district on Feb 25 last year.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

THAI staff take aim at plan to buy new aircraft

17 July 2019 - 12:06 am

The Thai Airways International (THAI) workers' union has attacked the airline's plan to buy or lease 38 new aircraft, saying it would put further strain on the company that is already suffering under crippling debt.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

9 Years On, Crash Victims Say ‘Praewa’ Gave No Compensation

17 July 2019 - 12:06 am

BANGKOK — Nearly nine years after a wealthy teen killed nine people in a car crash, victims came forward Tuesday to say they have yet to receive an apology, much less compensation. Orachorn “Praewa” Thephasadin Na Ayudhya was 16 when she drove her car into a Thammasat University van on Dec. 27, 2010, killing nine people.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Cabinet ministers sworn in

17 July 2019 - 12:05 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members have been sworn in before His Majesty the King on Tuesday. His Majesty granted them an audience at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, or Ambara Villa, in Dusit Palace in Bangkok at 6pm.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Weather warning for southern and eastern Thailand

17 July 2019 - 12:04 am

The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning to alert people to approaching heavy rains and strong winds in the South. The TMD predicts more rain from from today up to July 21 in the Southern and Eastern regions due to a tropical depression approaching westward from the Pacific, which is likely to gain strength and move through The Philippines into the northern South China Sea, [...]

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

Thai Parents Divided on Physically Punishing Children

17 July 2019 - 12:04 am

BANGKOK — Smacking a kid’s palm is the most popular form of corporal punishment for disciplining children, according to a survey of almost a thousand Thai parents. In a survey of 999 Thai parents by YouGov, 29 percent of Thai parents used palm-smacking to discipline their children. Overall, some 80 percent of Thai parents use physical punishment.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

 

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