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News for Monday, 18 November 2019

Poll: High cost of living major concern

18 November 2019 - 12:09 am

Price control, oil price cuts seen as solutions

The high cost of living tops the lists of worrisome economic problems faced by people today, according an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll. The survey, conducted between Tuesday and Saturday on 1,207 people nationwide, also asked the respondents for their ideas on how to solve them.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Land plan will leave farmers 'in limbo'

18 November 2019 - 12:09 am

The government's commodification of rural land will exacerbate the plight of farmers and create an "agricultural proletariat" in the name of development, a forum was warned on Saturday. Attachak Satayanuruk, a Chiang Mai University history lecturer, expressed concern over government policies to transform rural land into private property for special economic zones.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

New 'risk map' pinpoints danger areas for sexual harassment

18 November 2019 - 12:08 am

A network of organisations has unveiled a "risk map" highlighting more than 600 spots in Bangkok and its vicinity where women could be at risk of sexual harassment. Waraporn Chaemsanit, representative of "Safe Cities for Women", said the map marking 611 risky spots is designed to warn women of possible dangers and nudge the authorities concerned to take action.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Bangkok wins 'most popular tourist destination'

18 November 2019 - 12:08 am

Bangkok has been picked as the world's most popular tourist destination in a new ranking by Business Traveller China, a leading Chinese-language magazine, said the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) yesterday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Pope hails Thailand as inspiration for global peace

18 November 2019 - 12:07 am

Pope Francis called Thailand an inspiration for global peace and harmony, in a message ahead of his visit to the country this week. "In this world that too frequently experiences discord, division and exclusion", Thailand has shown commitment to work hard "to promote harmony and a peaceful coexistence", Pope Francis said in the video message released by the Vatican on Friday ahead of his Nov 20 to 23 visit.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Teen suicide girl 'victim of sexual assault': mum

18 November 2019 - 12:06 am

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide by jumping off a building on Friday night said her daughter had been sexually assaulted by a gang of boys, causing severe depression. The 13-year-old, nicknamed "Pinkie", had been detained in a house in Klong Tan district some time last week and sexually assaulted, said the mother, who also asked for anonymity.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Video Shows Police Handed Gun to Clerk During Court Shooting

18 November 2019 - 12:06 am

CHANTHABURI — Police on Friday said a policeman was placed under investigation after security camera footage revealed moments he handed his sidearm to a clerk during a deadly shooting incident on Tuesday.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

 

News for Sunday, 17 November 2019

Weather forecast for 18 November 2019

17 November 2019 - 02:02 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 18 November 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Sex abuse suspect caught after 7 years

17 November 2019 - 01:35 am

Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl in Kanchanaburi in 2012

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Pathum Thani, seven years after fleeing arrest on charges of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in Kanchanaburi. Kritsada Moraphad, of Tha Muang district in Kanchanaburi, was apprehended at a shopping mall on Phahon Yothin Road in Lam Luk Ka district of Pathum Thani on Friday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Jurin: Turkey to buy B15bn Thai products

17 November 2019 - 01:33 am

Rubber pillows make up lion's share at B12bn

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit says he has struck deals to sell 15.5 billion baht worth of Thai products to Turkey, led by emerging champion rubber pillows, during a trip to the country. Apart from rice, tapioca and food, rubber pillows drew keen interest from Turkish companies, with deals to ship 20 million pieces worth 12 billion baht starting in December.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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