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News for Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Weather forecast for 21 October 2020

20 October 2020 - 12:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 October 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Hong Kong activists rally in support of Thai protesters

20 October 2020 - 02:30 am

HONG KONG: A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists rallied outside the Thai consulate in the Asian financial hub on Monday to show solidarity with protesters in Thailand demonstrating against the government and monarchy.

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Big meth pills seizure in Bung Kan

20 October 2020 - 02:29 am

BUNG KAN: More than 5.5 million methamphetamine pills were seized late on Sunday night in Bung Khong Long district by soldiers of the Nakhon Phanom-based Mekong Riverine Unit. Capt Surasak Suwankesa, commander of the Nakhon Phanom MRU, said that, acting on a tip-off, a patrol intercepted a covered Toyota Vigo pickup at Tha Dok Kham, a village near the boundary with Ban Phaeng district of Nakhon Phanom.

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Gov’t Orders Censorship of 4 Media Sites, Reports Say

20 October 2020 - 02:28 am

BANGKOK — The government ordered the national broadcasting regulator to censor four online news sites for any contents that violate the Emergency Decree, several media agencies reported Monday. The order was issued by the government’s anti-protest center and signed by police chief Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, according to photos of the document shared online.

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House mulls meet to end unrest

20 October 2020 - 02:26 am

Chuan to meet govt, opposition on Friday

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai is scheduled to unofficially meet government and opposition representatives on Friday to discuss the possibility of holding a special parliamentary session as anti-government protests continued on Sunday.

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Doctor Fired for Opposing Use of Chemical Agents on Protesters

20 October 2020 - 02:25 am

BANGKOK — A hospital director said he fired one of his doctors for signing a letter denouncing the use of chemical irritants in water cannons during crackdowns against protesters. Surgeon Jarosdao Rimphanitchayakit, who worked at the privately owned Mongkutwattana Hospital, lost her job after director Maj. Gen. Rienthong Nanna said she violated the company policy of not colluding with “the enemy.”

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Villages flooded as dam wall buckles after rain

20 October 2020 - 02:24 am

Nakhon Ratchasima: Over one million cubic metres of water burst out of a partially broken reservoir wall in Pak Thong Chai district, inundating at least two downstream villages and triggering flood alarms for areas along the water's path.

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K-Pop Fans Raise Millions for Pro-Democracy Protest

20 October 2020 - 02:23 am

BANGKOK — Fans of South Korean pop groups are fundraising millions of baht to support the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Thailand. Taking advantage of their prominence on social media platforms, the K-pop fanbases raised and donated about 3 million baht to the protesters for buying necessary equipment, said Intira “Sai” Charoenpura, an actress turned activist who collected donations on behalf of the movement.

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Man nabbed after putting cats in fridge

20 October 2020 - 02:22 am

KRABI: Police arrested a Chinese man for allegedly torturing stray cats on Phi Phi island. Pol Lt Col Thongchai Matitham, deputy police superintendent of Phi Phi, on Sunday said Shi Hang, 30, was arrested at a hotel in tambon Ao Nang of Muang district on Friday.

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Secret Gov’t Order Tells ISP to Block Telegram App

20 October 2020 - 02:21 am

BANGKOK — A leaked government document ordered internet service providers in Thailand to block access to Telegram, a messaging application used by many anti-government demonstrators to coordinate their campaigns.

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