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News for Saturday, 26 September 2020

State of emergency, controls on visitors for review on Monday

26 September 2020 - 03:50 am

The pandemic situation panel will consider the issue of extending the state of emergency and review regulations for visiting business reps and tourists on Monday. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday revealed the agenda for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration's meeting next week, one day ahead of the cabinet's regular Tuesday meeting.

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Driver slays irrigation official who disrespected him at party

26 September 2020 - 03:48 am

SONGKHLA: A farewell party for retirees turned violent in the early hours of Friday, when an inebriated driver ended a quarrel by shooting dead a drunken colleague. The bloodshed happened at the 16th Irrigation Office in tambon Khuan Lang about 4am after an all-night party, said Pol Lt Col Sathaporn Suksawang, investigation inspector for Hat Yai.

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New cases include people previously recovered from Covid-19

26 September 2020 - 03:47 am

The government on Friday reported three new cases of Covid-19, all quarantined returnees and including two who previously had the disease. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the first test on a 58-year-old Thai worker returning from Kuwait on Tuesday tested positive.

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Govt to step up haze battle

26 September 2020 - 03:46 am

2The government is aiming to curb man-made bushfires, a key factor in the seasonal haze in 17 northern provinces, by tackling the root causes, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday. These include poaching and encroachment on forest land by farmers, he said.

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Lao nationals flood consulate for visas

26 September 2020 - 03:45 am

Migrants in race to beat govt deadline

Khon Kaen: The Lao consulate in this northeastern province was on Thursday flooded with several hundred Lao nationals seeking certificates required to renew their visas. Cabinet permission for migrants stranded in Thailand during the Covid-19 outbreak to stay on legally is due to end on Saturday, a source said.

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BMA blames extensive flooding on power outage

26 September 2020 - 03:44 am

A combination of problems, from a power outage to the lack of maintenance of public drainage pipes under private property, contributed to widespread flooding in Bangkok on Wednesday evening, City Hall said.

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Ministry aims to sow seeds of growth

26 September 2020 - 03:43 am

The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry and two agricultural companies are giving away vegetable seeds for home cultivation under a project aimed at easing financial impacts caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Organisers delighted as veggie festival approved

26 September 2020 - 03:42 am

PHUKET: The island's famous vegetarian festival will go ahead this year after organisers promised strict enforcement of social distancing principles to help prevent the resurgence of Covid-19. Provincial governor Narong Woonsiew said the authorities and organisers agreed yesterday the annual celebration could be held from Oct 17-25.

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Social media giants in govt crosshairs

26 September 2020 - 03:41 am

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society yesterday asked technology crime suppression police to prosecute major social media providers for failing to remove all illegal posts they were warned about. It also targeted social media users who posted messages offending the royal institution during the anti-government demonstration in Bangkok last weekend.

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Pheu Thai Politico Gets 99 Years in Jail For Bribery

26 September 2020 - 03:40 am

BANGKOK — The top court on Thursday sentenced former Pheu Thai MP Watana Muangsook to 99 years in prison for demanding bribes in a housing development project. The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions convicted Watana of 11 counts of negligence and extorting bribes in the government-initiated Baan Eua Arthorn housing program while he served as the social development minister under Thaksin Shinawatra’s administration more than a decade ago.

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