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News for Friday, 24 January 2020

Weather forecast for 25 January 2020

24 January 2020 - 01:02 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 25 January 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Old casket containing human bones found in suspect's pond

24 January 2020 - 12:21 am

An old metal casket containing more than 30 human bones was retrieved on Thursday from a large pond at the Bangkok home of Apichai Ongwisit, dubbed "Ice Heep Lek" the metal casket killer, who was earlier charged with murdering a young woman and concealing her corpse. Earlier, almost 300 bones were found.

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Prayut: Budget bill controversy will affect economy

24 January 2020 - 12:20 am

The controversy surrounding the 2020 Budget Bill will certainly affect the economy because it involves government investment totalling hundreds of billions of baht, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday. Gen Prayut said at Government House on Thursday that the government was looking for solutions to the problem.

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Unsecured pickup rolls off ferry into the sea

24 January 2020 - 12:19 am

PHUKET: The owner of an inter-island ferry has agreed to compensate the owner of a pickup truck that slid off the boat and into the sea. The unsecured vehicle rolled off the ferry, the Koh Yao Centre, and into the Andaman Sea after the boat left the island in Phangnga for Phuket on Wednesday. It sank and remains on the seabed.

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Tour buses enlisted in smog fight

24 January 2020 - 12:18 am

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has a short-term plan to seek cooperation from 10,000 tour buses in Bangkok to tackle the smog problen, including the use of alternative routes. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is cooperating with tour operators to strictly prohibit polluting buses from running within Bangkok and suggesting they check the quality of the fleet regularly.

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Gold robber says he didn't mean to kill young boy

24 January 2020 - 12:17 am

The school headmaster who admits robbing a gold shop in Lop Buri province and shooting seven people said he did not mean to kill the two-year-old boy or a woman employee, but police will press charges of premeditated murder.

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Smog just won't go away, activists march to Govt House

24 January 2020 - 12:16 am

Cool change forecast for Upper Thailand

Bangkok remained blanketed in unhealthy smog on Thursday morning, with fine-dust pollution exceeding safe levels at eight air-quality monitoring stations as activists gathered at Government House demanding action.

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Headmaster lied, stolen gold found at his father's house

24 January 2020 - 12:15 am

The headmaster who has allegedly admitted robbing a gold shop and killing three people in Lop Buri two weeks ago lied when he told police he had dropped the stolen necklaces in a river. On Wednesday after his arrest, Prasittichai Khaokaew, 38, said he dumped the gold jewellery, worth about 500,000 baht, he stole from the Aurora shop in Muang district, in the Chao Phraya river in Sing Buri province.

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Smog-hit schools set to reopen

24 January 2020 - 12:14 am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday decided to reopen 437 schools on Thursday after air quality in the capital improved slightly. Pol Capt Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, a BMA spokesman said all 437 city schools ordered to close for one day on Wednesday will reopen.

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Self-Confessed Lopburi Robber Apologizes for Killing Victims

24 January 2020 - 12:13 am

BANGKOK — A man identified by police as the robber who gunned down three people during a gold store robbery two weeks ago said Thursday that he did not mean to kill his victims, which include a 2-year-old boy. Speaking through a phone call to a news conference held at the police headquarters in Bangkok, 38-year-old Prasittichai Khaokaew said he opened fire at Robinson department store on Jan.

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