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News for Sunday, 18 August 2019

Weather forecast for 19 August 2019

18 August 2019 - 12:16 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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PM to explain incomplete oath-taking

18 August 2019 - 06:49 am

Opposition motion to question Prayut 'well-meaning'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will explain the issue regarding his incomplete oath-taking in the House of Representatives, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday. If he is not busy, Gen Prayut, as the government leader, will answer questions on the issue in the House, though the prime minister may not talk for too long on the subject.

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Ministry grills THAI over B156bn aircraft purchase

18 August 2019 - 06:48 am

The Transport Ministry wants the loss-ridden Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) to provide clear details of all aspects of its 156 billion-baht plan to buy or lease 38 new aircraft, to ensure the airline will not suffer any further losses.

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'Bread and butter' issues top priority

18 August 2019 - 06:47 am

"Bread and butter" issues top the wish lists of Thais seeking help from the new government, followed by narcotics control and better education for poor people, according to an opinion poll conducted from Aug 10 to Aug 16 by the Super Poll Research Centre.

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Husband, wife arrested in B1.5bn land scam case

18 August 2019 - 06:47 am

A couple has been arrested in Tao Ngoi district of Sakon Nakhon province for allegedly laundering money for a gang that swindled business people out of 1.5 billion baht in rubber and land investment fraud.

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Marium death spurs 'dugong masterplan' talks

18 August 2019 - 06:46 am

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will hold a special meeting tomorrow to discuss the "national dugong masterplan", following the death of Marium, a baby dugong who died with pieces of plastic bags in her belly.

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Govt presses ahead with plan to raise speed limit

18 August 2019 - 06:45 am

The Transport Ministry is pressing ahead with its plan to raise the speed limit on four-lane roads to 120 kilometres per hour, despite objections over the possibility of an increase in road accidents. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said after chairing a recent meeting of the ministry's committee deliberating the proposal that three bodies concerned have been assigned to study the pros and cons of the proposal.

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Viewer surge reflects interest in politics

18 August 2019 - 06:45 am

The National Assembly Radio and Television Broadcasting Station has seen an unprecedented surge in viewers on its social media platform over the past two months, which politicians believe is a sign of increasing public awareness and engagement in the political and democratic process.

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Mariam the young Krabi dugong dies

18 August 2019 - 06:44 am

The Phuket Marine Biological Centre has announced the sad news about the special young dugong ‘Mariam’, who was found in Krabi back on April 26. Young Mariam died earlier today. The centre posted on its official Facebook page that the vet team found that she’d stopped breathing and her pulse had stopped as well, so they brought her out of the water to try and stimulate breathing.

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Baby Dugong Marium Dies from Ingesting Plastic

18 August 2019 - 06:43 am

TRANG — A baby dugong who had become a national darling due to cute clips has died from ingesting plastic. While vets initially thought six-month-old Marium, a dugong rescued and taken under the marine state department’s care in May, was suffering in recent weeks from a depressive state caused by an attack by a larger dugong, an autopsy found that Marium’s death Saturday was due to ingesting plastic.

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