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News for Saturday, 13 July 2019

Sompong leads Pheu Thai, to target Prayut in parliament

13 July 2019 - 12:10 am

Pheu Thai members have elected Sompong Amornwiwat their new leader, and the party plans to bring a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during the current session of parliament.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Drug smuggler nabbed in Nakhon Phanom

13 July 2019 - 12:09 am

The army has arrested a drug peddler in Nakhon Phanom province, confiscating 630,000 amphetamine pills. Acting on a tip-off, Maj Gen Prasit Thanthawong of Second Army Legion led a crackdown and arrested Thaotui Saiyawong, a Laotian, on a road in Na Thom district.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Pilot praised for sacrificing life

13 July 2019 - 12:08 am

A pilot has been praised for his courage after he was believed to have given up his life to protect others during a plane crash in Chiang Mai on Thursday. "He knew what he was doing," Royal Thai Air Force commander ACM Chaiyapruk Disyasarin said on Friday as he was waiting to receive the body of Sqn Ldr Naruepol Lueadkusul at the Don Mueang military base.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Minibus door cuts off student's fingertip

13 July 2019 - 12:08 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: Phra Pradaeng police are looking for the driver of a minibus after its automatic door cut the top off a student's ring finger. Attawee Kaewthanatsiri, a first-year student of Saowabha Vocational School, registered his complaint at the Phra Pradeang police station on Thursday night, accusing the driver of causing him injury.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Not a Joke: Police Raid Khaosan For Laughing Gas

13 July 2019 - 12:07 am

BANGKOK — Nine vendors were arrested Thursday after police raided Khaosan Road for illegal sales of laughing gas. Police Maj. Gen. Sukhun Phrommayon said the nine vendors selling nitrous oxide, popularly known as “laughing gas,” were charged for selling medicine without a license.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Sergeant faces four charges for cat slaying

13 July 2019 - 12:06 am

An army sergeant, who sparked a social media furore for killing a protected leopard cat in Chiang Mai, faces four criminal charges, including poaching and using an unlicensed gun. Police and National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation officials said he violated at least two laws, including the 1992 Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Most Bubble Tea in Thailand Exceeds Daily Sugar Intake: Consumer Foundation

13 July 2019 - 12:06 am

The Foundation for Consumers released research on Thursday on 25 brands of bubble milk tea in Thailand, finding that a cup from most brands contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake of 6 teaspoons. “Even if you drink bubble tea with only four teaspoons of sugar, for the rest of the day you pretty much can’t eat anything else, especially with Thais’ habit of adding sugar to food,” said Mantana Chanwakul, the deputy director of a Health Min organization that discourages children from consuming sugar.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Benz OK20 sought for alleged fraud

13 July 2019 - 12:05 am

Cuisine: The Public Health Ministry dismissed claims by an Australian couple that they became sick after eating Pad Thai in Phuket. 'Parasitic' Pad Thai claims not true Responding to the couple's claim that the Pad Thai that they consumed at a Phuket food court in 2017 gave them a parasite called Dientamoeba fragilis, Sukhum Karnchanapimai, the permanent secretary for public health, said the claim was not scientifically proven.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Media Experts Launch Anti-Fake News Handbook

13 July 2019 - 12:04 am

BANGKOK — Media experts have written a handbook to help Thai journalists avoid falling for fake news, in a world where readers can no longer take the truthfulness of news for granted. The 44-page handbook, named “Fact-Check in Action” and funded by the US Embassy in Bangkok, is part of a broader project where over 200 media practitioners, students and academics have participated in workshops on news literacy.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Naras denies VIPs can party in prison

13 July 2019 - 12:04 am

Corrections Department director-general Naras Savestanan yesterday strongly denied that Bangkok Remand Prison provides preferential treatment to some VIP detainees. Pol Col Naras was speaking at a press briefing after reports emerged that some former co-leaders of the now-defunct People's Alliance for Democracy, recounting their time spent behind bars, said birthday parties were organised for VIPs in the prison.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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