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News for Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Weather forecast for 4 December 2019

3 December 2019 - 01:07 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 4 December 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Fire guts central Korat market

3 December 2019 - 07:33 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Fire caused by a transformer explosion caused about 50 million baht damage to Mae Kim Heng market on Sunday night, the provincial governor said. The transformer in front of the market opposite the Thao Suranaree monument in Muang district exploded about 8.15pm. The sparks set fire to a nearby flower stall where a lot of styrofoam was stored and the blaze spread rapidly through the market.

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Deteriorating Mekong ecosystem alarms activists

3 December 2019 - 07:32 am

5 Environment advocates are voicing concerns over the Mekong River's deteriorating ecosystem, especially with more projects set to affect the waterway in the pipeline. "If these so-called development projects continue, especially the construction of more dams, the Mekong will face a crisis," said Niwat Roi-kaeo, president of the Rak Chiang Khong Group, an environmental conservation collective based in Chiang Rai.

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Teen sex on wane, condom use up

3 December 2019 - 07:31 am

The nation's 16 and 17-year-olds are having less sex but using condoms more, says the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. The findings come from surveys of second-year vocational students and their peers of comparable ages in Mathayom 5 (grade 11) between 2015 and 2017, said Chartwut Wangwol, director of the foundation's health risk control office, citing figures from the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

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Conditions 'ripe' for mass protests

3 December 2019 - 07:30 am

A support group for relatives of victims of the 1992 political unrest on Sunday expressed its concern about Thailand's deteriorating political and economic situation, which it said could erupt into violent street protests at any moment.

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Jailed Thai seeks help of Laos premier

3 December 2019 - 07:29 am

Lawyers of a Thai engineer who has been detained in a Lao detention centre for more than 13 months for causing about 1.7 million baht in damages to a Lao company's business have submitted a letter to Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, asking him to provide justice to their client.

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Court Fines Philip Morris $39.7 Million for Tax Evasion

3 December 2019 - 07:28 am

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million).

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Unity the 'key' to fix economy

3 December 2019 - 07:27 am

Somkid: Goodwill can solve downturn

The government and the opposition should talk to each other more to help the country's economy weather the global economic problems, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Sunday. Addressing a meeting of nationwide chambers of commerce in Lampang, Mr Somkid said the economy is going through a transition period which will proceed in a smooth fashion only with unity from all sides and consistent top-level policies.

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A Week of Slightly Cooler Weather Ahead in Thailand

3 December 2019 - 07:25 am

BANGKOK — Starting Tuesday through the next week, Thailand’s temperatures will inch down enough for Bangkokians to pretend to shiver in fashionable windbreakers. While the Thai Meteorological Department said that Bangkok as well as the central and eastern regions should see temperatures lower 6C to 8C to 15C to 20C starting Tuesday until Dec. 10, an independent meteorologist recommended people curb their enthusiasm.

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Ride shut after passengers flung out of seats

3 December 2019 - 07:24 am

An amusement ride in Lop Buri has been shut down by the police after four fair-goers were flung out of the ride on Saturday because the ride's operator forgot to secure one of the lap bars which secures the ride's passengers in place.

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