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News for Friday, 14 June 2019

'Power cards cure all' hoax spreads in Khon Kaen

14 June 2019 - 03:38 am

KHON KAEN: "Power cards" claimed to cure all illnesses have been sold to local residents in some areas of the northeastern province at up to 1,500 baht apiece. Sellers told customers that their pains would stop if they placed the cards on the spots.

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2020 budget to fund five 'key aspects'

14 June 2019 - 03:37 am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will use the budget it has requested for the upcoming fiscal year to improve five key aspects of people's lives in the capital, says Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang. "These key areas are cleanliness, convenience, safety, quality of life, as well as self-sufficiency," he told a City Council meeting on Wednesday.

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SRT declares war on budget airlines

14 June 2019 - 03:34 am

Electric trains to 'win back passengers'

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) wants to win back customers from low-cost airlines with electric, air-conditioned trains, the state enterprise said on Wednesday. With the public becoming increasingly attracted to budget airlines which offer low-price tickets and shorter travel times, the SRT is going on the offensive with a proposal to revamp train services to compete better, acting SRT governor Worawut Mala said.

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Today: Monsoon Rain to Batter Much of Thailand

14 June 2019 - 03:33 am

BANGKOK — Make sure you have an umbrella at hand today – rain and thunderstorms are set to cover 40 percent of Bangkok, according to the Meteorological Department’s Thursday forecast. The forecast predicts that a monsoon will sweep across the country, bringing rain to 60 percent of the Northern and Eastern regions, including provinces such as Chiang Mai, Lampang, Chon Buri, and Rayong.

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AoT to review duty-free bids

14 June 2019 - 03:32 am

The bid results for three contracts to run duty-free shops at four airports and develop commercial space at Suvarnabhumi airport, where duty-free giant King Power emerged as the winner, are expected to be reviewed by Airports of Thailand Plc's (AoT) board of directors next Wednesday, according to the AoT.

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News for Thursday, 13 June 2019

Weather forecast for 14 June 2019

13 June 2019 - 12:52 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 14 June 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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China's cheap rice threatens Thai exports

13 June 2019 - 04:11 am

Thai rice exporters are fretting over their prospects this year as China looks set to ramp up its rice shipments, notably to Africa. China produces an estimated 120 million tonnes of rice each year and is likely to raise exports to 3 million tonnes of aged grains this year from 1.5-2 million tonnes last year, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of Thai Rice Exporters Association.

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Briton, 45, found dead at hotel on Koh Chang

13 June 2019 - 04:10 am

TRAT: A Briton was found dead near a swimming pool in front of his hotel room on Koh Chang island on Wednesday. The tourist, 45, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, died at Sea View Koh Chang hotel, tourist police said. The death was reported at 11.45am.

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Public doubts Future Forward's MP bribery claim

13 June 2019 - 04:09 am

A slim majority of people doubt a claim by the Future Forward Party (FFP) that 13 of its MPs were offered money in exchange for supporting Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, and a large majority would like the party to show evidence of the attempted bribery, according to a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration.

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2.2 million speed pills, 11kg crystal meth seized after chase

13 June 2019 - 04:08 am

CHIANG RAI: More than 2 million speed pills and 11kg of crystal methamphetamine have been seized from a pickup truck abandoned by two men following a chase by police officers and soldiers in Mae Chan district.

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