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News for Saturday, 18 January 2020

'No plan' to dissolve House: PM

18 January 2020 - 01:58 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has denied that he is planning to dissolve parliament to escape the no-confidence debate expected next month. "There's no such plan whatsoever," he said after a meeting on state land policy on Thursday.

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Commercial drone flyers need to have licences from this year

18 January 2020 - 01:57 am

Owners of commercial drones must apply for a licence and attend flight training before the end of this year, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on Thursday. CAAT director-general Chula Sukmanop yesterday said licensing of drone flyers was necessary to ensure public safety and security amid the growing number of drones, their advancing technology and their increasing use in commerce.

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Atavit quits Dems to join Korn's venture

18 January 2020 - 01:56 am

Former Bangkok MP Atavit Suwannapakdee resigned from the Democrat Party on Thursday, linking his political future to former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij, who quit the country's oldest political party a day earlier. Mr Atavit won a seat in the capital under the Democrat banner in the 2008 and 2011 polls, when he was regarded as a rising star within the party.

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Lorries facing partial city ban

18 January 2020 - 01:55 am

Curb aims to slash choking dust levels

Efforts are being stepped up to curb hazardous ultra-fine dust particles with diesel-powered trucks likely to be prohibited from entering inner Bangkok on certain days during this month and next.

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PM's short fuse worries former teacher

18 January 2020 - 01:54 am

A former teacher of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he is concerned about the premier's notorious short temper, saying it was in his ex-pupil's best interests to try and stay calm. Speaking to reporters at an event held to mark National Teachers Day at the Education Ministry yesterday, Veera Dejphan, 81, said he taught mathematics to Gen Prayut at Wat Nuannoradit School in Bangkok several decades ago.

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Parina Appointed to Anti-Graft Committee, Netizens Gobsmacked

18 January 2020 - 01:53 am

BANGKOK — Netizens are left in disbelief on Friday to hear that a coalition politician accused of encroaching on public land was formally appointed to a House Committee on anti-corruption measures. #Parina, a hashtag referring to Phalang Pracharath MP Parina Kraikup, soared to the top-trending place on Thai Twitter hours after her appointment was published on the Royal Government Gazette website, though she’s been serving as a de facto member since November.

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Tip-off leads to skeleton discovery

18 January 2020 - 01:52 am

Police yesterday discovered a human skeleton in a pond near a house owned by suspect Apichai Ongwisit, 40, who was arrested and charged last week with murdering his 22-year-old girlfriend and concealing her corpse. Divers found the skeleton, wrapped in clothes and a bed sheet, hidden under a massive round metal object and fastened to dumbbells with chains, police said.

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Thai Airways’ pilot under investigation for botched landing at Frankfurt

18 January 2020 - 01:51 am

A Thai Airways International pilot, flying for Thailand’s national flag carrier, is currently being investigated by Germany’s BFU (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung), the country’s civil aviation investigators, for flying a Thai Airways plane below the standard altitude as the flight he was piloting, was approaching Frankfurt International Airport. The flight had originated in Phuket.

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Bangkok’s Salty Water Crisis Hits Government House ‘Lucky Trees’

18 January 2020 - 01:49 am

BANGKOK — Even the powerful are now affected by the ongoing salty tap water crisis in the capital. Officials today rushed in to save “auspicious trees” planted at Government House after they showed signs of withering under salty water pumped from the nearby Prem Prachakorn Canal. The salt-loaded water phenomenon, which struck the capital two weeks ago, is blamed on contamination of seawater.

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News for Friday, 17 January 2020

Weather forecast for 18 January 2020

17 January 2020 - 12:15 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 18 January 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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