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News for Friday, 31 July 2020

Ukranian falls to death in Surat Thani

31 July 2020 - 04:19 am

SURAT THANI: A 36-year-old Ukranian fell to his death from the rooftop of an empty hotel in Muang district on Thursday morning. The man's body was found lying face up on the ground in front of abandoned Southern Star Hotel on Chon Kasem Road in Muang district. The hotel has been shuttered and deserted for over 10 years.

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Software to trace school hardship

31 July 2020 - 04:18 am

EEF targets students who need help

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) on Wednesday launched a new version of its Information System for Equitable Education management software to reduce inequality among students in the kingdom.

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Concert Organizers to be Charged for Disregarding Virus Rule

31 July 2020 - 04:17 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The organizers of live music performances, recently held before huge crowds in southern Thailand, will be faced with charges of breaking emergency rule, confirmed deputy police spokesman Pol. Col. Kritsana Pattanacharoen on Wednesday.

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Scientist sticks by car speed

31 July 2020 - 04:16 am

A Chulalongkorn scientist who concluded that Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya drove his car at 177km/h in the infamous 2012 hit-and-run case is sticking by his evidence and says he was never told the speed was later adjusted to nearly 100 km/h less.

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Activist Acquitted of Sedition for Anti-Junta Messages

31 July 2020 - 04:15 am

BANGKOK — A pro-democracy activist was acquitted Thursday of sedition and cybercrime charges for criticizing the ruling junta back in 2014. In its verdict handed down today, the court said Sombat Boon-ngamanon, 52, did not violate sedition offences because he was merely expressing his political opinions and no one has come out to protest as a result of his action.

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DMS eyes saliva-based Covid detection

31 July 2020 - 04:14 am

The Department of Medical Sciences is keen to try a new method of detecting Covid-19 using saliva which is more suited for mass testing, its director-general, Opas Kankawinphong, said on Wednesday. The laboratories under the supervision of Public Health Region 5 are being prepared for the saliva-based tests as part of a pilot project, he said.

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UN Deadline Came and Went Without a Word on Disappeared Critic

31 July 2020 - 04:13 am

BANGKOK — The United Nations’ deadline for the Cambodian authorities to explain what happened to a Thai activist who was kidnapped there had passed without any explanation, his family said Thursday. Sitanan Satsaksit said she has yet to hear any replies from the Cambodian and Thai governments nearly two months since her brother Wanchalerm “Ta” Satsaksit

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PM warns students over rally

31 July 2020 - 04:11 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has voiced concerns over a planned gathering on Thursday by a vocational students' group in Bangkok which could provoke a confrontation with the anti-government movement.

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Phuket seeks to revive tourism with 3 major events planned

31 July 2020 - 04:10 am

Phuket is planning a series of promotional events in an effort to revive tourism in the hard-hit province. With tourism accounting for 80% of the economy, Phuket is arguably one of the most highly-impacted areas in the country after the economic fallout of the Covid pandemic struck.

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Cops: Key Witness in ‘Boss Red Bull’ Case Dies in Accident

31 July 2020 - 04:09 am

CHIANG MAI — A key witness in police investigation into a billionaire accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run incident has died in a motorbike accident, police said Thursday. Jaruchart Mardthong, who was questioned by investigators in the case of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya’s fatal crash, died around 1:30am on Thursday on Huay Kaew Road in Chiang Mai city, according to the police, who insisted his death had nothing to do with Vorayuth.

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