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News for Friday, 13 September 2019

Student Loan Fund set to give bright students boost

13 September 2019 - 04:32 am

Student Loans Fund (SLF) is creating a new financial package for whizkids, according to the fund's manager, Chainarong Katchapanan. He said the so-called "Gifted Student Fund" will be introduced because the Education Ministry wants to extend more help to various groups of students.

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Prayuth’s Royal Oath Debate to Go Ahead Despite Court Dismissal

13 September 2019 - 04:31 am

BANGKOK — An opposition leader said Wednesday parliamentary debate on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha’s incomplete oath of office will go ahead, despite a top court’s refusal to hear the case on the grounds that it involves the monarchy.

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Laureates urge govt to tackle inequality

13 September 2019 - 04:30 am

Eminent scholars and Fukuoka Prize laureates, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, urged the government to address the country's growing social inequality at a symposium held to mark the 30th Fukuoka Prize on Tuesday.

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‘Ultraman Buddha’ Painting Auctioned Off for 600K

13 September 2019 - 04:29 am

BANGKOK — A controversial painting depicting Buddha as a Japanese superhero was auctioned off for 600,000 baht on Thursday, despite legal threats from a group of Buddhist fanatics. Pakorn Porncheewarakun, an art collector who sold one of the four paintings in the “Ultraman Buddha” collection, announced on Facebook that he will give 100,000 baht of the proceeds to the student artist in the form of a scholarship.

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Thamanat denies heroin conviction

13 September 2019 - 04:27 am

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Capt Thamanat Prompow, insists he was not jailed in Australia in a drug smuggling case, nor did he confess to any drugs charge as claimed in an Australian newspaper report.

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Jet-ski collision injures two Chinese tourists in Patong

13 September 2019 - 04:26 am

Two Chinese tourists have been injured in a jet-ski collision in Patong yesterday, the Phuket News reports. Maj Teerasak Boonsaeng from Patong Police was notified of the accident shortly before 4.00pm yesterday, with both men taken to Patong hospital for treatment.

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#SaveUbon: Netizens Rally for Drowned Isaan Province

13 September 2019 - 04:25 am

UBON RATCHATHANI — Netizens are pouring their support to a northeastern province, more than half of whose area is under floodwaters as of Thursday. The hashtag #SaveUbon was the top trending hashtag on Thai Twitter on Thursday in an effort by locals to raise awareness and share updates on the flooding situation, which is paralyzing the province as major roads are cut.

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News for Thursday, 12 September 2019

Weather forecast for 13 September 2019

12 September 2019 - 12:43 pm

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

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Navy to buy B6.5bn Chinese landing ship

12 September 2019 - 12:17 am

The Royal Thai Navy has signed an agreement with China to procure a landing platform dock (LPD) worth 6.5 billion baht to help ease the burden on the HTMS Angthong. Navy commander Luechai Ruddit said construction of the Chinese-built vessel will take three years, and once in service, the new LPD will allow the navy to undertake a wider scope of operations.

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Constitutional Court throws out oath petition

12 September 2019 - 12:16 am

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday threw out a complaint about the failure of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers to recite the complete oath of office. The court voted unanimously that it had no authority to consider issues between the administrative branch and the monarchy.

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