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News for Friday, 13 September 2019

Employees abuse seasonal contracts to cut costs

13 September 2019 - 04:37 am

A rights advocacy group is accusing employers in border areas of exploiting Section 64 of the executive decree on migrant workers to cut costs. Section 64 of the decree allows employers in border areas to hire migrant workers for "seasonal jobs" without having to provide benefits accorded to other workers.

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Major flood to hit Ubon municipality on Friday

13 September 2019 - 04:36 am

#saveubon tops Thai hashtag

Muang district of Ubon Ratchathani province faces major flooding on Friday as a massive quantity of water moving down the swollen Moon River reaches the municipality. Warin Chamrap district, the next door neighbour divided from Muang district by the river, will also be hit by the overflowing river.

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Car crashes head-on into passenger van

13 September 2019 - 04:35 am

SA KAEO: Several passengers were killed and others injured when a car hit a public van head-on in Watthana Nakhon district on Thursday morning. The fatal crash was reported about 10.50am on Suwannasorn Road, opposite wat Nong Jik, in tambon Watthana Nakhon, Pol Lt Col Bunnak Trachoo, investigation officer at Watthana Nakhon, said.

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Army lieutenant cashiered, accused of raping girl, 14

13 September 2019 - 04:34 am

An army lieutenant accused of raping a fellow soldier's 14-year-old daughter has been dishonourably discharged from the military. The Defence Ministry ordered the dismissal of Lt Jarae Rojanasawinya of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, without a pension, finding him guilty of serious disciplinary violations and gross misconduct.

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Crisis likely if decree ruled invalid

13 September 2019 - 04:33 am

The government will be forced to resign or dissolve the House of Representatives if the Constitutional Court rules against the executive decree delaying the amendment to the family protection law, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

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Student Loan Fund set to give bright students boost

13 September 2019 - 04:32 am

Student Loans Fund (SLF) is creating a new financial package for whizkids, according to the fund's manager, Chainarong Katchapanan. He said the so-called "Gifted Student Fund" will be introduced because the Education Ministry wants to extend more help to various groups of students.

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Prayuth’s Royal Oath Debate to Go Ahead Despite Court Dismissal

13 September 2019 - 04:31 am

BANGKOK — An opposition leader said Wednesday parliamentary debate on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha’s incomplete oath of office will go ahead, despite a top court’s refusal to hear the case on the grounds that it involves the monarchy.

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Laureates urge govt to tackle inequality

13 September 2019 - 04:30 am

Eminent scholars and Fukuoka Prize laureates, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, urged the government to address the country's growing social inequality at a symposium held to mark the 30th Fukuoka Prize on Tuesday.

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‘Ultraman Buddha’ Painting Auctioned Off for 600K

13 September 2019 - 04:29 am

BANGKOK — A controversial painting depicting Buddha as a Japanese superhero was auctioned off for 600,000 baht on Thursday, despite legal threats from a group of Buddhist fanatics. Pakorn Porncheewarakun, an art collector who sold one of the four paintings in the “Ultraman Buddha” collection, announced on Facebook that he will give 100,000 baht of the proceeds to the student artist in the form of a scholarship.

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Thamanat denies heroin conviction

13 September 2019 - 04:27 am

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Capt Thamanat Prompow, insists he was not jailed in Australia in a drug smuggling case, nor did he confess to any drugs charge as claimed in an Australian newspaper report.

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