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News for Thursday, 18 January 2018

Weather forecast for 19 January 2018

18 January 2018 - 01:01 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 January 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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BoT sounds alarm on baht speculation

18 January 2018 - 11:39 am

Central bank says it may probe institutions

In a rare move, the Bank of Thailand has threatened to investigate some financial institutions with operations in Thailand for possible involvement in baht speculation. The central bank's announcement comes amid the baht's continued rally against the US dollar. The local currency, up nearly 2% versus the greenback in 2018, is now the second-best performer in Asia this year after the Malaysian ringgit.

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'Biggest loan shark' surrenders, held in custody

18 January 2018 - 11:37 am

Wanted loan shark Wichai Pan-ngam, 47, of Pathum Thani, the alleged leader of the so-called "helmet gang", has surrendered to the Department of Special Investigation after over a year on the run. DSI director-general Paisith Wongmuang said on Wednesday that Mr Wichai had turned himself in.

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Minimum wage rise of 5-to-22 baht approved

18 January 2018 - 11:35 am

The minimum daily wage will increase nationwide from April 1 in the range of 5-22 baht, with Phuket, Chon Buri and Rayong getting the highest rate at 330 baht a day. The tripartite national wage committee finalised agreed on the increases after over seven hours of talks ending on Wednesday night. Workers' representatives expressed delight at the increases.

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DSI denies brothel crackdown was political

18 January 2018 - 11:34 am

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has dismissed speculation that the crackdown on suspected human trafficking at Victoria's Secret Massage on Friday was politically motivated. The operation, carried out by the DSI along with the military and local police officers, was not instructed by anyone on high, neither was it an order from the Justice Minister, the permanent secretary for justice or the DSI chief, said DSI deputy chief Songsak Raksaksakul.

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Nicha cleared of romance scam claims

18 January 2018 - 11:32 am

National police chief says 'no more charges'

Police have cleared up accusations against Nicha Kiartthanapaiboon for allegedly colluding in a so-called romance scam and inventing an identity card theft story to avoid arrest. "Ms Nicha and her family have done nothing wrong," national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said yesterday after the 24-year-old woman underwent intensive interrogation and supplied evidence.

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“Careless captain may be the cause of boat explosion,” Krabi Police

18 January 2018 - 11:30 am

“All of the staff said the same thing - that the captain smelt the fuel but he kept driving."

The Krabi Governor held a meeting yesterday to discuss about marine safety with the boat companies and tourism companies in the wake of Sunday’s boat explosion off Koh Phi Phi Ley. The meeting agreed on measures to cover pre-incident, during the incident and post-incident, to improve the rescue efficiency and to encourage trust among tourists.

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Highway cop suspected of aiding wife's drug trafficking

18 January 2018 - 11:29 am

A senior highway policeman is under suspicion of helping his wife, who is already in custody, deliver drugs from Laos to the far South after he was found in a house raided by narcotics police in Pathum Thani on Tuesday.

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Missing Briton’s Body Found by Cha-am Beach

18 January 2018 - 11:27 am

PHETCHABURI — Police are awaiting the autopsy results of a British man found in the forest by Cha-am Beach on Wednesday, weeks after he went missing. Martin Wood, 48, was found dead 300 meters inland from the gulf in Phetchaburi province, not far from where he was staying with his family when he disappeared Dec. 30.

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Finnish air hostess found dead in Phuket hotel

18 January 2018 - 11:27 am

PHUKET: A Thomas Cook Airlines stewardess was found dead inside a hotel room in Thalang district on Wednesday. The 27-year-old air hostess, a Finnish national whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was found dead by a cleaner at a hotel in tambon Sakhu, said Pol Lt Col Jullaat Suwannin, a deputy investigation chief at Sakhu. The discovery was reported around 11am.

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