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News for Thursday, 21 February 2019

Weather forecast for 22 February 2019

21 February 2019 - 12:20 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 22 February 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Baht surges to 5-year high near 31

21 February 2019 - 11:14 am

Investors optimistic on US-China talks

The baht soared to its highest level against the dollar in more than five years on Wednesday, on hopes that the US and China would be able to secure a trade deal and avert retaliatory tariffs. Analysts expect the local currency to continue marching past the 31-baht mark.

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Pattaya-based Russian fraudster to be extradited to US

21 February 2019 - 11:13 am

The Criminal Court on Wednesday approved the extradition of Russian Dmitry Ukrainsky, 47, to the United States, where he is wanted for malware fraud, after serving a term in Thailand for money-laundering.

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Daily wages tipped for boost

21 February 2019 - 11:11 am

New rates due to take effect on April 1

Provincial sub-committees given the task of adjusting minimum daily wage rates have proposed annual raises of between two to 10 baht this year, said permanent secretary for the Labour Ministry Jarin Jakkaphark Wednesday.

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Mahidol sets sights on Asean fame

21 February 2019 - 11:10 am

Mahidol University insisted yesterday its education standards are up to the Asean University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) level, and says it aims to establish itself as a household name internationally.

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Thailand to boost illicit drug analysis

21 February 2019 - 11:09 am

Thailand is seeking to boost its drug research efficiency by setting up a regional narcotics analysis institute to deal with new types of chemicals being used in drug production, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister ACM Prajin Juntong says.

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AoT approves 'Terminal 2' but scraps controversial design

21 February 2019 - 11:08 am

Airports of Thailand Plc's (AoT) board gave the nod Wednesday to a 42-billion-baht plan to build a second terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport, but it scrapped a blueprint for the terminal's design. AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said the board decided to drop the winning design as it may not sufficiently cater to the needs of those using the terminal.

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Damage checks under way after 4.9 quake rocks North

21 February 2019 - 11:07 am

LAMPANG: A 4.9-magnitude quake struck Wang Nua district Wednesday. According to the Meteorological Department's Seismological Bureau, the temblor struck at 4.05pm. Its epicentre was along the upper part of the Phayao fault line, 21 kilometres underground near Ban Huay Kantha in tambon Thung Hua.

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The Hidden Easter Eggs Inside Thailand’s New Cannabis Law

21 February 2019 - 11:06 am

On Tuesday, the new cannabis law became effective – solid and real, and much earlier than expected. Coming with the overwhelming support of nearly all sectors of Thai society, the actual law we got is nothing less than the framework for a new, powerful and ambitious movement to launch cannabis as a great economic crop to make a name for Thailand on the world market.

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Ex-beauty contestant gets life in prison for murder

21 February 2019 - 11:04 am

The Criminal Court has sentenced a former beauty contestant to life behind bars for murdering her teenage housemaid and concealing the body near her mother's house. The court delivered judgement on Krissana Suwanpitak, 47, on Wednesday, imprisoning her for the premeditated murder of Jareeya Srisak, then aged 15, in 2012, without suspension of the sentence.

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