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News for Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Expert warns of older van death risk

13 August 2019 - 03:10 am

Older vehicles are linked to higher risk of death in road accidents, warned an expert on public transport systems, Agachai Sumalee. Prof Agachai, who has worked for King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, issued the warning after Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob decided to allow public transport operators to continue using vans that are older than 10 years, as long as they pass a safety inspection.

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Artesian wells dug in Surin

13 August 2019 - 03:09 am

Artesian wells are being dug at the state-run Surin Hospital crippled by a shortage of water, said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul who toured the province on Sunday. Mr Anutin made an urgent visit to the hospital, which serves as the primary medical centre in Surin and nearby provinces.

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3 Burmese workers dead following collapse at VIP Condo construction site in Rawai

13 August 2019 - 03:08 am

Two workers have been found dead following yesterday’s collapse at the construction site of the VIP Mercury and VIP Galaxy condo and villa site in Rawai. The two migrant workers were trapped under scaffolding that collapsed bringing the death toll to 3. Eight others were hurt.

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News for Monday, 12 August 2019

Weather forecast for 13 August 2019

12 August 2019 - 12:34 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 13 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Canadian man leaves monkhood after sex allegations

12 August 2019 - 01:33 am

A Canadian monk popular among locals in Mae Hong Son for helping the needy has resigned from the monkhood following accusations of having sexual relationships with at least one woman. Phra Julien, 42, posted a Facebook message on Sunday saying he had decided to leave the monkhood to seek forgiveness after violating the Dhamma principles by having sexual relations with women.

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4.1m meth pills uncovered in Mae Sai

12 August 2019 - 01:32 am

CHIANG RAI: Information from local villagers led soldiers of the Pha Muang Force to uncover about 4.1 million methamphetamine pills in a dry creek near the border in Mae Sai district on Sunday, according to media reports.

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Buri Ram tycoon goes missing

12 August 2019 - 01:32 am

BURI RAM: A well-known business tycoon who runs a garage operating crane services in Nang Rong district of this northeastern province mysteriously disappeared from his home on Wednesday, according to his wife and relatives.

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Tak highway blocked by landslides

12 August 2019 - 01:31 am

TAK: Traffic on Highway 1090 linking Mae Sot, Phop Phra and Umphang districts in this northern border province was blocked by landslides late on Saturday night. The road was partially reopened on Sunday morning.

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Bangkok bombings politically motivated: Suan Dusit Poll

12 August 2019 - 01:31 am

A majority of people believe a string of bombs that rattled Bangkok early this month were politically motivated and have affected confidence in the government under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

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Majority oppose higher taxi fares: Nida Poll

12 August 2019 - 01:30 am

A majority of people oppose an increase in taxi fares in Bangkok and nearby provinces set to take effect from Sept 8, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

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