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News for Friday, 18 October 2019

Bail denied for general accused of B44m fraud

18 October 2019 - 02:00 am

The Criminal Court has denied bail for a retired general who was arrested and detained for an alleged 44-million-baht public fraud over non-existent LED bulb replacement contracts with schools. The court on Wednesday turned down assets worth 3 million baht that relatives of Gen Sompote Ngerncharoen, 63, offered as security for his temporary release when police sought court approval to extend his detention.

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Hundreds of workers flee as fire engulfs chicken processing plant

18 October 2019 - 01:59 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: Hundreds of workers fled to safety when a chicken processing plant caught fire and leaked ammonia in Bang Sao Thong district early on Thursday morning. The fire was reported about 1am at the 20-rai chicken butchery operated by McKey Food Services (Thailand) Co on Thepharak Road in tambon Bang Sao Thong.

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Bangkok readies for Asean Summit

18 October 2019 - 01:58 am

Thailand is preparing to welcome the leaders of 10 Asean nations and their dialogue partners, including US President Donald Trump -- if he decides to come to the Asean Summit himself. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, are among the leaders who will join the three-day summit starting on Nov 2, says Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.

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Top court affirms ruling over arson fire

18 October 2019 - 01:57 am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered three United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) movement co-leaders, Jatuporn Prompan, Nattawut Saikuar and Weng Tojirakarn, to pay more than 21 million baht in damages plus interest for an arson attack on a building near the Victory Monument in Bangkok during the red-shirt protests in 2010.

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Royal Troops Transfer Looms Over Tomorrow’s Parliament Debate

18 October 2019 - 01:56 am

BANGKOK — The government is set to defend its emergency decree that handed two army units to His Majesty the King’s direct control when the parliament meets on Thursday. The order was issued on Sep. 30 by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha without parliament’s approval, citing unspecified “emergency” for its urgent enactment. Under Thai laws, such decrees must be scrutinized and debated in parliament after they are proclaimed.

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Eateries get five days to fix eyesore

18 October 2019 - 01:55 am

Nakhon Si Thammarat: About a dozen restaurants began demolishing a cement terrace encroaching on the famed Klong Tha Dee waterway in Lan Saka district yesterday after local authorities sought police action against them. The waterway runs through Khiriwong village, hailed as one of the country's most pristine eco-tourism destinations.

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Abandoned by Allies, Future Forward Votes Against Royal Transfer Decree

18 October 2019 - 01:54 am

BANGKOK — A government emergency decree that granted His Majesty the King a personal control over two army units was approved today by all parties in Parliament except the Future Forward. The party was the lone faction to vote against the decree, which party co-leader Piyabutr Saengkanokkul said was issued in an unnecessary haste and bypassed the usual scrutiny in Parliament. The bill was passed by 376 to 70. Two MPs abstained.

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

18 October 2019 - 01:53 am

he security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief. A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

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Gov’t Mulls Tax Hike on Salty Processed Food

18 October 2019 - 01:52 am

BANGKOK — A proposed tax hike on salty processed food will soon be introduced in an effort to curb salt consumption and promote healthier diets, the Excise Department said Wednesday. Department director Patchara Anuntasilpa said the agency is working with the Ministry of Public Health to finalize details of the proposed tax, which will be submitted to the Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana for approval by the end of this year.

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News for Thursday, 17 October 2019

Weather forecast for 18 October 2019

17 October 2019 - 12:15 pm

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

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