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News for Monday, 20 November 2017

Weather forecast for 21 November 2017

20 November 2017 - 02:52 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 November 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Q3 GDP grows 4.3% y-o-y, best since 2013

20 November 2017 - 11:54 am

Thailand's economy expanded by the most in 4.5 years in July-September on an annual basis, though the quarterly pace slowed, indicating monetary policy will likely remain loose to support still-sluggish domestic demand.

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Huge drug hauls in Nakhon Sawan, Surat Thani

20 November 2017 - 11:52 am

Authorities seized what was believed to be the biggest-ever drug haul in Nakhon Sawan province, while in Surat Thani province, police arrested a suspect with drugs worth 16 million baht. Police and soldiers chased a silver Nissan pick-up truck for about five kilometres in Payuha Khiri district, Nakhon Sawan, on Sunday morning after it avoided their checkpoint on Phahon Yothin Highway.

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Solar boss killed in road shooting

20 November 2017 - 11:51 am

A business dispute could be a motive behind the murder of the owner of a solar cell panel company who was shot dead in Sumut Prakan on Saturday, police said. Road rage was previously thought to be the motive. Torphong Tantrawanit, superintendent of Muang Samut Prakan police, said an investigation was looking into the possibility that the death of Akkaranan Monkolchonsawat was the result of a business conflict.

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Clinic heads renew calls to 'fix' nuclear act

20 November 2017 - 11:50 am

A group of directors of state-run community hospitals is calling for the government to revise the 2016 Nuclear Energy for Peace Act, claiming the law, which was enacted last month, will affect medical services and budgets in local hospitals. The act is an amended version of the previous one which had been used for five decades.

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Phuket officers transferred over bribe scandal

20 November 2017 - 11:49 am

Police body moves 10 after corruption probe findings

The Office of the Inspector-General has confirmed the transfer of 10 Phuket police who were allegedly involved in accepting massive bribes worth more than 100 million baht. Suchart Theerasawat, acting chief of the office, said Sunday he had signed transfer orders for 10 officers after a probe panel found evidence of bribery.

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Police probe 'hired-scapegoats' network in Jomsap case

20 November 2017 - 11:48 am

Two men face charges

involved in the attempt to get a retrial for former teacher Jomsap Saenmuangkhot, who was jailed in a hit-and-run case. Suriya Nualcharoen and Sap Wapee are accused of filing a false report with police regarding the evidence they gave in the case, Nakhon Phanom provincial police chief Suwicharn Yankittikul said.

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Toon runs through pain in Chumphon

20 November 2017 - 11:47 am

CHUMPHON: Rocker and charity runner Artiwara Kongmalai - aka Toon Bodyslam - on Sunday ran from Surat Thani to Chumphon, the last southern province before entering the Central Plain, where he developed painful symptoms that doctors believed were manageable.

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Students and taxi motorcyclists' brawl settled

20 November 2017 - 11:46 am

Students and taxi motorcycle drivers involved in a violent road rage brawl were summonsed to appear at a police station on Sunday. Acting deputy national police chief Wirachai Songmetta said on Sunday that police at the Sam Sen station had called a meeting of students - and their parents - and taxi motorcyclists involved in a street brawl on Friday to settle their differences.

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‘Octopus’ Ride Accident Injures 15 at Temple Fair

20 November 2017 - 11:45 am

SAMUT PRAKAN — The owner of a temple fair carnival ride faces a charge of reckless endangerment after his spinning ride malfunctioned, injuring more than a dozen people. Somdet Rassamee, who owned “Octopus” ride, was being questioned Monday by police, who said he could be charged with recklessness causing injury after 15 people were hurt when the ride’s hydraulics failed Sunday night at the annual Phra Samut Chedi Temple in southeast metro Bangkok.

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