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News for Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Thailand’s roads are deadly. Especially if you’re poor

21 August 2019 - 03:10 am

The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves

The woman was riding on a motorcycle on her way to work when a pickup truck sideswiped her on a rural stretch of asphalt in northeastern Thailand. The truck’s driver was an off-duty police officer. He was drunk. Orathai Chanhom, the motorcyclist, was catapulted off her bike and killed almost instantly in the crash.

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Stolen rail plates, screws caused train derailment

21 August 2019 - 03:09 am

The owner of a scrap metal shop has been arrested for the theft of rail track screws and base plates that caused a passenger train derailment in Petchaburi province on Monday, blocking the main southern line for 12 hours.

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Premchai sentenced to six more months in jail

21 August 2019 - 03:08 am

The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Premchai Karnasuta to six months in jail for illegal possession of guns and rejected his request for suspension. He was released on bail of 200,000 baht. The construction tycoon was previously sentenced to two years and four months for poaching and bribery.

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DPM Prawit: Short visa waiver acceptable

21 August 2019 - 03:08 am

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said that a visa waiver for Chinese and Indian tourists might be right for 15-30 days, but not up to a year as the Tourism and Sports Ministry proposed. Gen Prawit said before the cabinet meeting at Government House on Tuesday that a long visa waiver might not be possible because the government would have to consider the security aspect of the proposal.

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Human Smugglers Work With Corrupt Thai Officials: UN Report

21 August 2019 - 03:07 am

BANGKOK — As much as 80 percent of irregular migrant workers were ferried into Thailand by smuggling services, sometimes with the help of corrupt Thai officials, a recent report by the United Nations said. In a report released at a news conference last week, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said corruption and bribery are prevalent throughout the process of smuggling migrants into Thailand from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

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NACC urges spending on graft-busting lessons

21 August 2019 - 03:06 am

Teach public to fight curse, says president

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) hopes the government will allocate budget funds to the Education Ministry to educate students and the public about fighting corruption, commission president Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said.

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Court Rejects Premchai’s Ordination Offer, Sentences Him to Jail

21 August 2019 - 03:06 am

BANGKOK — A criminal court on Monday found a construction mogul guilty of carrying unlicensed firearms to poach wildlife and sentenced him to six months in prison. The court also rejected Premchai Karnasuta’s offer to ordain as a monk and donate to charities in exchange for a suspended jail term. In its verdict, the court said Premchai has two other cases pending in connection to the hunt and therefore is not eligible for probation.

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Agency shrugs off Prayat impeachment threat

21 August 2019 - 03:05 am

The head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Monday shrugged off a threat by NACC deputy secretary-general Prayat Puangjumpa who is seeking to impeach the commission for allegedly pursuing a false assets-concealment case against him.

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‘I Am Pooyai!’ Pro-Govt MP Blasts Cop for Not Providing Escort

21 August 2019 - 03:04 am

PHUKET — Top government officials on Tuesday distanced themselves from a coalition politician who stirred public outcry by disparaging a policeman for not providing him a security escort. Though Phalang Pracharath MP Sira Jenjaka insisted he was not flaunting his authority over the policeman as alleged by his critics, party leaders declined to defend his actions. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha went as far as instructing party officials to give Sira a warning.

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News for Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Weather forecast for 21 August 2019

20 August 2019 - 01:06 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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