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News for Thursday, 16 January 2020

Mother, child killed in car-motorcycle crash

16 January 2020 - 03:15 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A woman and her 19-month-old son were killed when their motorcycle was hit by a car at an intersection in Muang district on Wednesday morning, police said. The accident occurred about 8am near a three-way junction on Therdphrakiat road.

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Brit, Thai arrested selling fake brand name watches

16 January 2020 - 03:14 am

CHON BURI: A British national and a Thai man were arrested on Tuesday night for selling fake brand name watches online at a huge mark-up to foreign buyers in Pattaya, police said. Acting on a tip-off from an informer, a police agent contacted the British man, identified as Mark Peter Dorey, 43, offering to buy 12 watches of brand names such as Rolex, Patek Phillipe and Cartier for 123,500 baht

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Poipet border checkpoint on alert for new virus after Thailand scare

16 January 2020 - 03:12 am

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up checks at the Poipet border with Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo following reports that a Chinese tourist to Thailand had been confirmed to be infected with a new pneumonia-like disease.

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Cops identify 13 heist shooting suspects

16 January 2020 - 03:11 am

Police have identified 13 suspects who own the same type of gun used in a Lop Buri gold-shop robbery last week in which three people were killed and four injured, with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon saying the perpetrator will be identified in two days.

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Future Forward Party lays out reform for booze producers

16 January 2020 - 03:10 am

Draft bill can 'unlock industry potential'

The Future Forward Party (FFP) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to push a law touted through parliament that would open up the country's alcoholic beverage industry and ensure fair treatment for new and small liquor and beer producers.

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Highways Dept takes aim at slow drivers

16 January 2020 - 03:09 am

Slow driving in designated fast lanes is becoming a major cause of road accidents in Thailand, according to the Highways Department. Sarawut Songsivilai, the department's director-general, said 30% of car accidents on highways are caused by motorists driving too slowly in the far-right lane, which has been designated for fast-moving vehicles.

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Prayut wants to curb rival gatherings

16 January 2020 - 03:08 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has voiced concern that rival political rallies by his supporters and opponents will lead to fresh conflicts, and said he has instructed security authorities to find ways to prevent such activities in the future.

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BMA lets vendors back on the streets

16 January 2020 - 03:07 am

City Hall on Tuesday started to allow vendors back on footpaths in selected areas after 600 vending areas throughout Bangkok were scrapped two years ago under the "pavement-management policy" of the now-dissolved National Council for Peace and Order.

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Thailand’s 2020 Exports Expected to Shrink up to 2.4%

16 January 2020 - 03:06 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai exports this year is expected to shrink by 0.9-2.4 percent this year, said a Bangkok academic institution on Tuesday in a news briefing. Further more, our assessments indicate that Thailand would export 244.23 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of goods in 2020, with the Thai baht appreciating to a six-year high, said Aat Pisanwanich, director of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s (UTCC) Center for International Trade Studies.

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Govt takes flak over haze

16 January 2020 - 03:05 am

Dust efforts not good enough, say students

The government must come up with more practical measures to tackle the ultra-fine PM2.5 dust, especially since its national agenda on haze management appears to have made little progress over the past year, university students said.

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