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News for Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism

24 November 2020 - 01:16 am

A row over a woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system, even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand's image.

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State of emergency extended to Jan 15

24 November 2020 - 01:15 am

The cabinet has approved a 45-day extension of the state of emergency for the eighth time to mid-January. The approval was a formality after a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, had approved it on Nov 18 and submitted the proposal to the cabinet for final approval.

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Complaint filed against justice minister, ONCB chief over 'ketamine' bust

24 November 2020 - 01:14 am

Atchariya Ruangrattanapong, chairman of the Crime Victims Assistance Club, on Monday filed a complaint with Anti-Corruption Division (ACD) police against Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin and Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Wichai Chaimongkol, accusing them of giving false information to the public over the seizure of 11.5 tonnes of ketamine from a warehouse in Chachoengsao province on Nov 12.

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6 Thais, 1 Syrian added to Covid caseload Monday

24 November 2020 - 01:13 am

The government recorded seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the accumulated total in Thailand to 3,920. No new deaths were reported. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said six of the cases were asymptomatic Thai returnees, and the other a Syrian man.

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Buri Ram community selected for ganja pilot project

24 November 2020 - 01:12 am

A community near a hospital in Buri Ram province has been selected by Cannhealth institute as the first to be allowed to harvest medical marijuana at home under a ministry-sanctioned pilot project expected to start early next year.

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Govt cracks down on foreign nominees

24 November 2020 - 01:11 am

The Business Development Department is planning to lodge police complaints against seven Thai nationals it accused to be acting as nominees for foreign real estate and tourism companies in Thailand. The complaint follows the department’s probe into the matter, which was launched earlier this year, Business Development Department’s directorgeneral, Thosapone Dansuputra, told Bangkok Post.

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Police issue bail breach threat

24 November 2020 - 01:10 am

Police have threatened to revoke bail for protest leaders if they violate release conditions. Pol Maj Gen Piya Tawichai, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB), said yesterday the MPB has discussed preparations to handle an anti-government rally planned for Wednesday in front of the Crown Property Bureau.

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Campaign to pull in envoys

24 November 2020 - 01:09 am

The Phuket Tourism Association (PTA) has launched tourism promotion packages aimed at drawing 14,000 foreign diplomats and staff of international organisations in Thailand to visit the island in a bid to revive its ailing local economy.

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‘Bye Dinosaurs,’ Students Rally for Educational, Political Reforms

24 November 2020 - 01:08 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Secondary school students in Thailand’s capital rallied Saturday for educational and political reforms, defying government threats to crack down with legal action against the country’s high-profile protest movement. The rally was called by a group that calls itself “Bad Students,” mocking their status as rebels against traditional school rules and authorities.

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Govt threatens unity: KPI

24 November 2020 - 01:07 am

Tough law stance could spur protests

Parliament’s efforts to foster reconciliation may hit a stumbling block in the wake of the government’s stern threat to enforce the law against anti-government protesters, academics say.

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