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News for Friday, 20 April 2018

Weather forecast for 21 April 2018

20 April 2018 - 01:13 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 April 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Police Commanders Lose Jobs in 'Deadliest' Provinces

20 April 2018 - 10:09 am

BUENG KAN - The Songkran road mortality blame game has claimed the jobs of the top cops in provinces which saw the most death during the long holiday. The provincial police commanders of Bueng Kan, Phetchabun and Amnat Charoen were due to be removed from their posts Thursday for overseeing the highest per capita road deaths during the week-long holiday period in their jurisdictions.

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Welfare probes 'severe enough': ministry

20 April 2018 - 10:08 am

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security said Thursday that severe disciplinary inquiries have been conducted into welfare directors facing allegations of embezzling state funds after an online watchdog criticised it for treading too lightly with suspects.

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PM appoints two new ex-politicians as advisors

20 April 2018 - 10:07 am

The PM is starting to surround himself with more politicians and fewer Army people in the lead up next year's planned election. The PM, who has always described himself as 'not a politician', is showing all the signs of strategically aligning himself with the right people to make him a choice as 'outside PM' should the new lower house not be able to choose a Prime Minister following the election.

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Talks back South safety zone

20 April 2018 - 10:06 am

Thai authorities will propose insurgency-torn Cho Airong district in Narathiwat as a safety zone, hoping it will mark a significant step in the peace dialogue with key militant groups. "We want to make Cho Airong the first safety zone," Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Thursday …

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Police make two arrests over travel scams

20 April 2018 - 10:05 am

The owner of a Thai tour company has been arrested for deceiving 33 tourists left abandoned in Osaka, Japan last February. Tourist Police deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal says that 35 year old Sonthaya Phosri had been arrested the day before under a warrant issued by the Thonburi district court.

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Netizens Side With Farang YouTuber Wronged by Airport Taxi

20 April 2018 - 10:04 am

BANGKOK - It's an age-old tale: Boy lands at airport, boy meets taxi, taxi rips off boy. But after hearing both disputed sides of a farang's fateful airport taxi ride - and watching part of it on video millions of times - Thai netizens were overwhelmingly siding with the customer Thursday.

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Brunei woman drowns in Ao Nang, Krabi

20 April 2018 - 10:03 am

A 60 year old Brunei woman, PG HJH Jamilah PG HJ Othman, drowned at Gai Island in the Had Nopparat Thara National Park - Mu Ko Phi Phi. Apparently she lost consciousness whilst wearing a life vest swimming in the water yesterday (April 18). Her husband went to Krabi Hospital to pick up her body today (April 19) for the funeral.

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Time to go digital, Ma tells farmers

20 April 2018 - 10:02 am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group agreed during CEO Jack Ma's brief trip to Bangkok Thursday to help small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), startups and farmers in Thailand by getting them more digitally connected through its platforms.

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Big drug crackdown in Thalang

20 April 2018 - 10:01 am

Thalang police have arrested a local drug dealer, 24 year old Saowarak 'Tah' Oamsin, with 4,548 amphetamine pills and 136.55 grams of crystal methamphetamine. She was arrested in a house in Paklok after police received a report from undercover officers in the area that she was selling drugs to local juveniles regularly.

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