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News for Thursday, 22 June 2017

Weather forecast for 23 June 2017

22 June 2017 - 12:25 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 23 June 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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FTI index takes demoralising dip for second month in row

22 June 2017 - 10:02 am

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) index fell for the second consecutive month in May due to falling production capacity utilisation, in line with weak purchasing power. The FTI chairman Chen Namchaisiri said the FTI index fell to 85.5 in May from 86.4 in April, largely due to concerns about the lack of recovery in both the global and domestic economies.

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Police chase ends with seizure of meth, heroin

22 June 2017 - 10:00 am

NONG BUA LAM PHU - A man was arrested after a police chase and 20 kilogrammes of heroin and 30kg of crystal methamphetamine later seized in Muang district on Wednesday morning. Pol Maj Gen Theekhachote Suwannakhom, regional commander of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, said Narisarawut Khanseepho from Maha Sarakham province tried to flee and was arrested after his black Toyota Fortuner truck ran off the road and hit a wall in tambon Kudjik.

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Police bust sex ring targeting children

22 June 2017 - 09:58 am

Five people have been arrested in connection with the alleged sex trafficking of teenage girls in Nakhon Ratchasima. Of the five, three are state officials -- a tambon administration organisation chairman, an assistant district officer and a kamnan.

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Bitcoin scam hits temples

22 June 2017 - 09:57 am

A network of Buddhists in Uttaradit has asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to investigate a gang who convinced people at temples to invest in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Charoenporn Unpranit, a representative of the network, yesterday submitted a letter asking the DSI to probe the gang. DSI spokesman Voranan Srilam received the letter on the department's behalf.

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Did Thailand Get Railroaded by the Chinese? No Way, Govt Says

22 June 2017 - 09:55 am

BANGKOK — The military government on Tuesday sought to reassure the public that its deal to construct a high-speed railway did not give China the upper hand. Following public discontent after the junta chief used his self-granted absolute power to exempt China from a number of laws for the 179 billion baht project, Prayuth affirmed its construction will use domestic materials and see expertise transferred to Thai workers.

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Donations pour in for singing boy with brain tumor

22 June 2017 - 09:54 am

Donations and sympathy poured in for a 13-year-old boy diagnosed in the late stage of brain cancer after he entered a televised singing contest in the hope of writing off the large debt his mother incurred treating his illness.

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Phuket Crime: French tourist latest victim of ladyboy theft at Patong Beach

22 June 2017 - 09:53 am

PHUKET: Patong police yesterday arrested a ladyboy who stole an iPhone from a French tourist on Patong beach. “Mr Montree Srijantra, 24, was arrested near the Paris Star guesthouse in Patong following a complaint by the tourist,” said Capt Jarun Jaisuntud of Patong Police.

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Thai Airways named world’s best economy airline

22 June 2017 - 09:53 am

Thai Airways International has been named the world’s best economy class airline for 2017 by Skytrax, in a sideline event to the Paris Air Show. Besides the recognition to Thailand’s national carrier, another Thai airline - Bangkok Airways - received the award for "world’s best regional airline".

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Prayuth-Alike Cameos in Teen Singer Lumyai’s New MV

22 June 2017 - 09:52 am

BANGKOK — Considered a major milestone for many luk thung stage singers, Lumyai Hai Thongkam – the teen singer criticized recently for her sexual dance moves and stage costume – released a music video Tuesday in which she reveled in her status.

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