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News for Sunday, 21 January 2018

Weather forecast for 22 January 2018

21 January 2018 - 11:59 am

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 22 January 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Police close in on 'human traffickers'

21 January 2018 - 11:45 am

brothel owners 'have not yet left the country'

Police are convinced the owners of a brothel embroiled in a human trafficking scandal have not left the country and have intensified their efforts to hunt them down. The Criminal Court has approved a police request for a warrant to arrest Kampol Wirathepsuporn and his wife, known as Mrs Nipa, who own Victoria's Secret Massage, the parlour at the centre of the case which has been linked to human trafficking. Police said both face 12 charges.

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Minimum wage increase, Prawit's wristwatches on top of 5 news topics of interest: Poll

21 January 2018 - 11:43 am

The increase in the labour minimum wage nationwide and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's luxury wristwatches are on top of five news topics affecting the country's social, economic and political situations, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

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SSC sets new measure

21 January 2018 - 11:42 am

Men who will be ordained as monks in a formal way must stay in the monkhood for at least 15 days, according to the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC), as part of new measures to ensure monks behave properly.

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Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations

21 January 2018 - 11:41 am

Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news after coming out to voice their support for cannabis cultivation for limited use within the medical realm.

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Dean found dead, stove inside vehicle

21 January 2018 - 11:40 am

SI SA KET: A university dean was found dead inside his pickup truck on Saturday morning, next to a warm charcoal stove. Jakkraphan Somakettarin, 43, headed the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science at Sisaket Rajabhat University. His body was found inside his four-door Isuzu D-Max parked behind the Sri Nakhon Lamduan hotel in Muang district, said Pol Lt Col Thongphoon Prakobkit, investigation chief at the Muang station.

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“Limit visits to marine national parks to six million”

21 January 2018 - 11:39 am

"With a large number of tourists, it is unavoidable to prevent them from breaking coal reefs and picking them homes as the park has only 30 officials to take care of it."

A leading marine biologist has proposed to the government to limit visitors to marine national parks to 6 million a year to lessen impact on its ecological environment.

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Savings cooperative fraudsters sought in B10m case

21 January 2018 - 11:37 am

KALASIN: Cooperatives authorities have asked police to arrest the leaders of a school savings cooperative said to have embezzled at least 10 million baht from its members, mostly students' parents and alumni.

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Police Blocks Equal Rights March From Bangkok to Khon Kaen

21 January 2018 - 11:36 am

BANGKOK — Police on Saturday spent several hours blocking a group of grassroots activists and academics from marching from the northern edge of Bangkok to Khon Kaen province to demand for equal rights.

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Man held for cheating job-seekers online

21 January 2018 - 11:23 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A young man is in custody after job-seekers were duped into paying brokerage fees online in exchange for well-paid jobs as fruit pickers in South Korea. Ten people in Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum paid brokerage fees totalling 212,000 baht in hopes of obtaining the jobs, which never materialised, said Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapat, commander of Provincial Police Region 3.

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