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News for Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Protesters want new charter written, not amended version

11 August 2020 - 12:23 am

Anti-government protesters have made clear their position on constitutional issues, demanding a new charter be written to end the prolonged hold on power by the coup makers. They made their call outside the parliament, which was the venue of two rallies on Monday. Another group gathered nearby with a pledge to protect the monarchy.

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Riverine captain transferred over loud party

11 August 2020 - 12:22 am

The navy has transferred a deputy chief-of-staff of its Riverine Squadron and ordered disciplinary training after he ignored a police warning to tone down a loud party in Nakhon Phanom province. Navy spokesman VAdm Prachachart Sirisawat said Capt Khemnachart Srisuan was transferred from the post of supervisor of administrative and personnel affairs at the Mekong Riverine Unit in Nakhon Phanom province back to the Riverine Squadron in Bangkok.

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Call for action over bottleneck rural bridge

11 August 2020 - 12:21 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Villagers in Non Thai district have called for urgent government action after a narrow road linking five villages was widened, leaving a bottleneck one-way bridge. The railings have been removed from the narrow bridge and it is poorly marked, and there have been accidents there.

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Red Bull scion faces cocaine probe

11 August 2020 - 12:20 am

A new prosecutors' panel has ordered police to investigate whether Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya abused cocaine, as well as ordering a reinvestigation into the speed of his Ferrari when it crashed into a police officer in his fatal hit-and-run case in 2012.

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No new Covid cases reported in Thailand Monday

11 August 2020 - 12:19 am

Thailand on Monday reported no new coronavirus cases, imported or domestic, and no additional deaths. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported that of the total 3,351 cases, 3,160 people have recovered -- including nine who were discharged over the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, 133 patients remained at hospital.

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Thailand Mulls Easing More Virus Lockdown Measures

11 August 2020 - 12:18 am

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — As Thailand inches towards an 80 days free from community transmission of COVID-19, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday said its committee will discuss further easing of lockdown restrictions. The easing of restrictions would include full resumption of school services, full service on passenger buses, sports competitions with spectators, the return of inflight food served in the plane, and the closing time of entertainment places at 2 a.m.

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Pickups collide head-on, driver killed

11 August 2020 - 12:17 am

PHITSANULOK: Two fully-loaded pickup trucks collided on Highway 11 in Phrom Phiram district on Monday morning. The driver of one pickup was killed and the other seriously injured, police said. The accident occurred about 3.40am at kilometre 256 on Highway 11 (Phitsanulok-Uttaradit) near moo 4 village in tambon Thap Yai Chiang, Pol Capt Rangsan Ondee, of Phrom Phiram, said.

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Ex-Cop Misses Flight, Smashes Airport Computer (Video)

11 August 2020 - 12:16 am

BANGKOK — A former policeman who damaged a computer at Don Mueang Airport after missing his flight may not face any legal action at all, police said Monday. The ex-police colonel, whose name was not released by the investigators, reportedly arrived with his wife at 5:56pm for the 6pm flight they booked. Although a video shows the man smashing a computer in anger, a local police commander said no one has been charged for the altercation so far.

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Students rally quietly in Phitsanulok

11 August 2020 - 12:15 am

PHITSANULOK: About 20 young people staged a brief rally against dictatorship in Muang district of this central northern province on Sunday. A large number of police, uniformed and plainclothed, were deployed ahead of time to the open area on the bank of the Nan river in front of Wat Phra Sriratanamahathat where the rally was tentatively scheduled for 4pm.

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3,000 Foreign Teachers To Enter Thailand Amid Pandemic

11 August 2020 - 12:14 am

BANGKOK — The government on Monday said more than 3,000 foreign teachers have registered to enter Thailand following the move to ease coronavirus travel restrictions. Most of the teachers will fly in from the Philippines, where more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded, though an official said a strict screening measure will be in place for the arrivals, and the public should not panic over the news.

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