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News for Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Five arrests so far after fatal gun fight

18 June 2019 - 02:52 pm

Another four warrants have been issued for suspects in connection with deadly violence between two rival motorcycle-taxi stands in Bang Na district on Saturday. The additional warrants bring the total number issued to seven.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

New Disney Series Stars Thai-American Girl and “Frog-Thai Fusion”

18 June 2019 - 02:51 pm

A tanned girl in Thai traditional dress, with a malai garland around her wrist, greets you with a sawasdee ka – a common interaction at your local Thai restaurant and now a scene from Disney’s latest animated series. “Amphibia”, from Annie Award-winner Matt Braly, is the first Disney animation to feature a protagonist of Southeast Asia descent.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Man charged with human trafficking

18 June 2019 - 02:49 pm

Police have charged a man who lured young girls to send him obscene photos of themselves online with human trafficking and having in possession child pornography. The offences carry a heavy penalty of 10 years in jail or a fine of 200,000 baht, Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (Ticac) police said on Monday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

First Thai Wins Czech Culture Award

18 June 2019 - 02:48 pm

PRAGUE — An arts professor is the first Thai national, as well as the youngest person ever, to be presented with an award from the Czech Republic for promoting Czech culture abroad. The Czech government awarded Verita Sriratana, a professor in literary studies at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, the 2019 Gratias Agit prize on Friday morning local time for promoting Czech culture in Thailand.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com



Security agency set for image makeover

18 June 2019 - 02:47 pm

The government is to restructure the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) by increasing the number of agencies under its supervision, in line with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's intention to remove its military-dominated image.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thai Elderly Vulnerable to Fake News, Medicine Scams: Researcher

18 June 2019 - 02:46 pm

BANGKOK — Elderly Thais are highly vulnerable to fraudulent medicines and health supplements advertised on social and mass media, research by Mahidol University has warned. Nuntiya Doungphummes, a researcher at Mahidol University’s Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, has found that older demographics do not sufficiently verify the authenticity of health products advertised to them – leaving them vulnerable to fraud, scams and dangerous products.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

Owner of military cadet tutorial school arrested over boy's death

18 June 2019 - 02:45 pm

NAKHON SAWAN: The owner of a military cadet tutorial school in Muang district of Nakhon Sawan has been arrested over the death of a 15-year-old schoolboy attending the boarding school. Police investigators from Muang police station and the Crime Suppression Division arrested Natthaphol Thavornphibun, owner of Ban Phi Nat tutorial school, at Iceland housing estate in tambon Wat Sai at around 1.30am on Tuesday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Investigation launched into tiger chained at Phuket Zoo – VIDEO

18 June 2019 - 02:45 pm

Officials are conducting a full investigation after a video clip of a tiger chained at Phuket Zoo on social media claimed that the tiger had been drugged for photos with the public. Phuket officials today have inspected the Phuket Zoo after several social media complaints that the tiger was chained and drugged for tourists to take photos. No tiger was found at the area which was in the video clip.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

Singer Pooky arrested for drug trafficking

18 June 2019 - 02:44 pm

Former singer Prissana Praisaeng, aka Pooky, 40, was arrested at a rented house in Ram Intra area on Monday night for alleged involvement in the trafficking of 5.2 kilogrammes of ketamine. She was arrested with her husband Cholawit Keetatrakul, 49, at house number 18/118 in The Terrace housing estate on Soi Ram Intra 65 in Bang Khen district.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Man held over nude pics scam

18 June 2019 - 01:51 pm

A graphic designer for a TV station has been arrested for human trafficking-related offences after he duped more than 50 underage girls into sending him nude photographs of them. The victims, whose ages range between 13-18, said that they were approached by the suspect -- identified only as Kamonsak -- on Facebook, [...]

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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