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News for Thursday, 24 September 2020

Wild elephant electrocuted at caravan park

24 September 2020 - 01:29 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A wild bull elephant was found dead, believed electrocuted by substandard electrical wiring, at a caravan park near Khao Yai National Park on Wednesday morning. Khao Yai National Park chief Narin Pinsakul said the elephant died at the Caravans Club Thailand resort on Thanarat Road in tambon Moo See of Pak Chong district.

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450kg marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom

24 September 2020 - 01:28 am

NAKHON PHANOM: Four men were arrested and 450 kilogrammes of dried marijuana seized by police in That Phanom district on Tuesday night. Acting on a tip-off from an intelligence operation, police from Border Patrol Police Company 235 intercepted a Chevrolet pick-up opposite Tesco Lotus department store on a road leading to Nakhon Phanom town.

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2m meth pills seized, no arrests

24 September 2020 - 01:27 am

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Police have seized over 2 million methamphetamine pills during the search of an abandoned pickup truck in a petrol station in Bang Saphan Noy district. The seizure was made after Bang Saphan Noy police received a tip-off from the 2nd division of the Narcotic Suppression Bureau (NSB) that a pick-up suspected of delivering a quantity of drugs was passing Bang Saphan Noy district, heading for the South.

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Three new Covid-19 cases, all returnees

24 September 2020 - 01:25 am

The government on Wednesday reported three new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, all quarantined returnees from Japan and France, raising the total to 3,514 cases. Of the new cases, two were from Japan — a 39-year-old company employee and a 53-year-old maid, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

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Hellfire Pass to re-open Sept 25

24 September 2020 - 01:24 am

KANCHANABURI: Hellfire Pass or Chong Khao Khad, a historic site featuring a railway cutting on the former railway that Japan intended to build from Thailand to Burma during the Second World War, in Sai Yok district of this western province, will be re-opened to tourists on Sept 25 after being closed for about six months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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'Big Joke' set to file case against PM

24 September 2020 - 01:23 am

Adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister, Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, on Tuesday assigned his attorney to file a complaint against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in the Administrative Court for "unlawfully" transferring him in 2019.

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Siriraj launches drive-through blood tests

24 September 2020 - 01:22 am

Siriraj Hospital has introduced a "new normal" for blood testing patients who can now book drive-through appointments via the hospital's "Siriraj Connect" application. Having a blood test in the comfort of their car is the hospital's attempt to reduce its daily in-building numbers, which usually sees over 10,000 out-patients per day.

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3 Thai cities honoured by Unesco

24 September 2020 - 01:21 am

Network recognises educational progress

Three Thai cities have joined the Unesco Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), along with 52 other cities from 27 countries that will also become lifelong learning cities. Chachoengsao, Chiang Mai and Phuket have been recognised as outstanding examples of how lifelong learning can become a reality by proving that effective policies can support the development of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities.

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Prayut Tells Police to Speed Up ‘Boss Red Bull’ Extradition

24 September 2020 - 01:20 am

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said he has instructed the police to redouble their effort to extradite the Red Bull empire heir who was accused of killing a policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident.

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Alumni ask for probe into school director

24 September 2020 - 01:19 am

A group of Triam Udom Suksa School alumni, former teachers and current teachers yesterday petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to look into alleged misconduct by Sophon Kamon, the school director.

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