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News for Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Grand sales to stir consumers

12 December 2018 - 02:08 pm

28 days of discounts running through Jan 9

The Commerce Ministry has teamed up with the private sector to hold New Year grand sales for 28 days, with up to 13,500 branches of stores participating in the scheme with steep discounts of as much as 80%.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Jewel broker loses B10m diamond to gem-shop conman

12 December 2018 - 02:06 pm

Two thieves made off with a 10-carat diamond an Indian gem broker wanted to sell after luring him to a shop they had rented in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district as apart of an eleborate hoax. The robbery occurred on the first floor of a four-storey commercial building on Si Phraya Road around 3pm on Tuesday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Long ballots a logistical headache

12 December 2018 - 02:04 pm

Ballot papers featuring the names and logos of all the political parties are expected to be about 60 centimetres long, according to Nat Laoseesawakul, deputy secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC). That is based on the EC's calculation that there will be no more than 60 candidates per constituency, he said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Cats dumped at temple mauled by dogs

12 December 2018 - 02:03 pm

Songkhla: Residents of a community in Hat Yai district in this southern province are preparing to file criminal charges against the driver of a pickup truck who allegedly abandoned three dozen cats at a temple where most were killed by dogs there.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Lumpini Cop Shoots Frenchman to Death After Brawl: Police

12 December 2018 - 02:01 pm

BANGKOK — A Bangkok police officer was arrested Wednesday after allegedly shooting a Frenchman to death. Senior Sgt. Maj. Kantapong Huadsri, a squad leader at Lumpini Police Station, was discharged from the force after police said he and another unidentified perpetrator were caught on security camera shooting 35-year-old Djamel Malik Ait Kaki near BTS Nana this morning.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Regime revokes asset declaration rule

12 December 2018 - 01:54 pm

Outcry pushes Prayut to scrap requirement

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has issued a fresh Section 44 order to lift a controversial requirement for members on university councils to declare their assets and liabilities.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thailand Post Apologizes for Dumping Mail at Grocery Store

12 December 2018 - 01:53 pm

BURIRAM — Perhaps not to be outdone by convenience store delivery services, one mailman turned a local grocery store in Buriram into a postal hub for the community – without anyone’s consent. The national post service on Tuesday apologized to the shopkeeper on behalf of the mailman, who, instead of delivering mail to its proper destination, had been dropping it all off at her shop in the eastern province for three years for her to sort out for the recipients.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Thailand Post Apologizes for Dumping Mail at Grocery Store

12 December 2018 - 01:51 pm

BURIRAM — Perhaps not to be outdone by convenience store delivery services, one mailman turned a local grocery store in Buriram into a postal hub for the community – without anyone’s consent. The national post service on Tuesday apologized to the shopkeeper on behalf of the mailman, who, instead of delivering mail to its proper destination, had been dropping it all off at her shop in the eastern province for three years for her to sort out for the recipients.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

PM has 'nothing to do' with ballot row

12 December 2018 - 01:50 pm

Denies ordering party names to be removed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday denied ordering the Election Commission (EC) to remove the names and logos of political parties from ballot papers. The premier came under fire for allegedly floating the idea during a pre-election talk last Friday between the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the EC and representatives from political parties.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

12 December 2018 - 01:48 pm

Hundreds of Chinese tour buses are clogging the tiny streets around ‘old Kathu’ on the northern side of Phra Phuket Kaew Road every day to drop the tourists off at the Kathu Temple. The temple now has a full commercial operation offering religious amulets, some of them selling for 20,000 baht and more.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

 

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