News from Thailand
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News for Saturday, 29 April 2017
Weather forecast for 30 April 2017
29 April 2017 - 12:36 pm
The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 30 April 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.
Famous Fat Macaque May Not be Fat After All: Vets
29 April 2017 - 11:56 am
BANGKOK — Uncle Fatty, a macaque whose giant gut has brought him social media stardom, may actually have cancer, veterinarians said Friday. After photos of Uncle Fatty’s swollen belly went viral earlier this week, national wildlife vets hunted down the 10-year-old animal in the Bang Khun Thian district to bring him in for evaluation.
District chiefs unite over sex-trafficking case
29 April 2017 - 11:54 am
Scandal investigation tipped to be expandedIn a bid to crack down on the sex trafficking of teenage girls in Mae Hong Son, the federation of deputy district chiefs of Thailand will call on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to launch a probe against senior administrative and police officers allegedly involved in a recent high-profile case.
Samet Residents Complain Island Music Fest an Unwelcome Mess
29 April 2017 - 11:53 am
RAYONG — A music festival on Ko Samet suspended ticket sales Thursday after the island community complained it benefits only the organizer and leaves behind nothing but garbage. Prayoon Pongphan, head of the national park where the island is situated, said Friday that he fielded complaints about the environmental impact and appropriateness of the Samed in Love Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place in June.
Eagle Gates 'victims' claim B2bn in losses
29 April 2017 - 11:51 am
Group of investors say broker disappearedAround 200 people have petitioned the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to accept a case in which they were allegedly swindled out of around 2 billion baht in a foreign stock trading scam.
New Shuttle Routes to Don Mueang Airport to Open Monday
29 April 2017 - 11:47 am
BANGKOK — Getting between downtown to Don Mueang International Airport will become easier when two new airport shuttle routes launch Monday. For 30 baht, travel between the airport and two new destinations: Lumphini Park downtown and Sanam Luang in the old quarter.
Arrest warrant issued for Red Bull heir
29 April 2017 - 11:47 am
An arrest warrant was issued for Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya by the South Bangkok Criminal Court on Friday. The court approved the request for a warrant made by Thong Lor police after the Red Bull heir ignored a scheduled meeting with prosecutors for the eighth time on Thursday.
Brazilian Rape Victim Given 20,000 Baht Compensation
29 April 2017 - 11:46 am
BANGKOK — The government paid 20,000 baht compensation Thursday to a Brazilian woman sexually assaulted by a Bangkok taxi driver. The Tourism and Sports Ministry handed the victim 20,000 baht, in addition to paying for her medical and travel expenses.
Thaksin appeals ฿17.6bn tax assessment
29 April 2017 - 11:45 am
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has filed an appeal with the Revenue Department against its demand he pay 17.6 billion baht in tax from the sale of Shin Corp shares 11 years ago. The move was confirmed by Revenue Department director-general PrasongPoontaneat on Friday.
Netflix Now Speaks (Some) Thai
29 April 2017 - 11:44 am
BANGKOK — Audiences can now watch “Breaking Bad,” “House of Cards,” “Narcos” and other Netflix programming with Thai subtitles. California-based streaming giant Netflix on Thursday officially announced it has added Thai subtitles and dubbing to some of its programs shown domestically.