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News for Saturday, 20 April 2019

Weather forecast for 21 April 2019

20 April 2019 - 12:05 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 April 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Fierce winds, rain, hail cause damage in 2 provinces

20 April 2019 - 06:48 am

Shops and houses were damaged and vehicles hit by falling trees when strong winds and heavy rain pummeled Phimai municipality of Nakhon Ratchasima province on Thursday evening. Residents and local officials could be seen hard at work on Friday morning cleaning up the streets and making repairs to damaged buildings.

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BoT: Growth will be on track if next govt formed by June

20 April 2019 - 06:47 am

The economy is expected to grow 3.8% this year as forecast, if the next government can be formed by June, the Bank of Thailand governor said on Friday. Low inflation was not a concern and the central bank would focus more on growth and financial stability risks, Veerathai Santiprabhob told an analysts meeting.

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Cop demands 'traditional' parking fee from bus driver

20 April 2019 - 06:45 am

The Traffic Police Division has been ordered to look into the behaviour of an officer seen in a social media video clip asking a bus driver to pay a parking fee on a public road. Deputy police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Friday that traffic police chief Pol Maj Gen Nithithorn Jintakanon would set up the investigation and the officer concerned would be temporarily suspended from road duty.

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Seasteading home 'violates Thai sovereignty'

20 April 2019 - 06:43 am

Authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws.

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386 Die During ‘7 Dangerous Days’ of Songkran

20 April 2019 - 06:41 am

BANGKOK — Drunk driving overtook speeding as the number one killer on Thai roads this Songkran, though total fatalities saw an 8 percent dip from last year. During the annual “Seven Dangerous Days” from April 11 to 17, 3,338 road accidents resulted in 3,442 people injured and 386 dead, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced Thursday.

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THAI A380 clipped by catering van

20 April 2019 - 06:39 am

A Thai Airways International's Airbus A380 sustained minor damages after it was clipped by an air-side catering van at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday. The airline said the damage forced the cancellation of TG931, which was scheduled to depart from Paris at 1.40pm local time for Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport.

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‘I’ve Made Myself Clear’: New Econ Party Refuses to Back Prayuth

20 April 2019 - 06:37 am

BANGKOK — The leader of the New Economics Party left the fence Friday and declared he will not join the coalition which backs junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha as the next prime minister. Ending weeks of ambiguity, party chairman Mingkwan Saengsuwan said at a news conference that he cannot support the pro-junta faction [...]

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Calls for national unity government 'premature'

20 April 2019 - 06:31 am

It is still too early to bring up the issue of a national unity government although the constitution provides leeway for the idea, said Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

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Gov’t Names Replacement for ‘Big Joke’

20 April 2019 - 06:30 am

BANGKOK — A former border police commander has been named head of the immigration bureau, replacing ex-cop Surachate Hakparn whose downfall remains a topic of speculation. Maj. Gen. Sompong “Big Oud” Chingduang’s appointment was announced by deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan after a meeting with other police officials that lasted about 45 minutes. Sompong is currently in charge of the Border Patrol Police.

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