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News for Friday, 24 March 2017

Weather forecast for 25 March 2017

24 March 2017 - 01:06 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 25 March 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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11 airports in queue for X-ray scanners

24 March 2017 - 11:26 am

An automated X-ray scanner system will be installed at baggage conveyor belts in 11 international airports nationwide by 2019 to crack down on smuggling and tighten security, the Customs Department says. Director-general Kulit Sombatsiri said the total investment is worth 1 billion baht and Suvarnabhumi airport will get the first system.

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Apps to combat street racers, illegal alcohol

24 March 2017 - 11:22 am

Two mobile apps have been launched for the public to report motorcycle street racing and illegal alcohol outlets in Bangkok. The apps are the brainchild of the Department of Juvenile Protection and Observation (DJPO).

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Database to control traffic fines

24 March 2017 - 11:21 am

Crackdown on drivers who fail to pay up

Police, the Department of Land Transport (DLT) and Krungthai Bank have been rushing to jointly develop a database system to facilitate punishments for motorists who fail to comply with new traffic rules within a month.

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Hunt for sunbathing croc

24 March 2017 - 11:20 am

RATCHABURI - Officials are hunting a crocodile after its appearance scared people living along the Maeklong River. The search, led by forestry and fishery officials, entered the second day on Thursday when traps were erected and a boat sent out to try to find it. But there has been no sighting of the two-metre-long reptile.

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Former policeman and wife killed in four vehicle pile up

24 March 2017 - 11:18 am

PHUKET: A former police lieutenant and his wife were killed, while three others were injured in a four-car crash in Phuket's neighboring Phang Nga province this afternoon. Capt Chalermsak Aksornpian of Thai Mueang Police arrived at the scene on Petchkasem Road with rescue workers.

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All arriving luggage to be x-rayed at main airports

24 March 2017 - 11:18 am

The Customs Department will install luggage x-ray machines in arrival areas at all major airports by the 2019 fiscal year, a senior official said on Thursday. All arriving passengers' luggage will be scanned once the machines are installed and working.

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Phuket locals protest closure of access to Laem Singh Beach

24 March 2017 - 11:17 am

PHUKET: Officials from the Ministry of Justice visited Laem Singh Beach this morning to follow up on a long-standing land dispute between the public, particularly local Thai people and thousands of foreign tourists, and an organization called 'Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Co Ltd (BB&T)'. The company, which airs Thai national television Channel 7, has announced that starting April 17, they are cutting access to Laem Singh Beach entirely.

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Layman kicks abbot who gives him food he doesn't like

24 March 2017 - 11:15 am

SONGKHLA - A father-of-three kicked the abbot of a temple to the ground when the elderly monk gave him food he did not like at a temple hall in Hat Yai district on Thursday morning. Phra Ajarn Palad Sen Jinnasaro, 77, abbot of Wat Thakian in tambon Khuan Lang, and six fellow monks were eating food contributed as alms when the incident occurred around 7.30am.

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Australian sentenced for girlfriend's jet-ski death in Phuket

24 March 2017 - 11:12 am

PHUKET: An Australian man, whose partner was killed in a tragic jet-ski accident in Phuket last month, is free to return home after his trial ended earlier today. Thomas Keating, 22, and Emily Jayne Collie, 20, came to Phuket for a holiday and had rented jet-skis to ride from Karon Beach to Kata Beach. They collided with one another, causing Ms Collie to suffer severe injuries to her head, neck and shoulders (story here).

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