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News for Sunday, 18 March 2018

Weather forecast for 19 March 2018

18 March 2018 - 01:10 pm

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

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New leasing law: who wins, who loses

18 March 2018 - 10:16 am

Clarity on rental and security deposits, termination notice and utility rates should be welcomed by all sides.

An announcement in the Royal Gazette on Feb 16 created widespread panic among condominium owners who rent out their assets, condominium developers and apartment operators across the country. It detailed the government's plan to enact a law that will turn residential leasing into a contract-controlled business from May 1.

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Majority say Prayut govt won't be able to solve corruption problem: Poll

18 March 2018 - 10:14 am

A majority of people say the government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will not be able to solve the corruption problem as it has been deep-rooted in society, according to a survey carried out by Suan Susit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

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Family linked to zero-dollar tours faces tax-evasion charge

18 March 2018 - 10:13 am

An executive of a business accused of profiting from "zero dollar" tours has been arrested at a house in Taling Chan district of Bangkok for alleged tax evasion worth at least 7.7 billion baht. The raid on Saturday was the latest chapter in a saga that dates back to late 2016, when 13 people were charged with operating an illegal tour business. The court dismissed those charges last August for lack of evidence. Assets seized from some of the defendants were later ordered returned.

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Kanchanaburi folk launch anti-poaching campaign

18 March 2018 - 10:12 am

KANCHANABURI: Local residents have launched a new campaign against poaching, tapping into heightened public interest following recent arrests in a high-profile illegal hunting case in this western province. Somchai Promchana, chairman of the Black Panther Lovers Club of Kanchanaburi, launched the campaign in Phanom Thuan district on Saturday.

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Bangkok-Pattaya special train makes debut

18 March 2018 - 10:11 am

PATTAYA: A special tourist train from Bangkok to Pattaya and Sattahip made its debut on Saturday, with services planned every weekend for the next six months to spur tourism in the eastern region. Trips in air-conditioned carriages to Pattaya station and Ban Phlu Ta Luang station in Sattahip will be offered every Saturday and Sunday until Sept 30. They will leave Bangkok early in the morning and return in late afternoon.

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Three Myanmar workers burned to death in crash

18 March 2018 - 10:10 am

SING BURI: Three Myanmar migrant workers were burned to death and eight others injured when a van they were travelling in caught fire after hitting a trailer truck in Phrom Buri district in the early hours of Saturday. The fatal crash occurred at kilometre maker 77 on the Asia Highway 32 in tambon Ban Paeng, said Pol Col Phuriwat Piluek, a duty officer at Phrom Buri police station.

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41 provinces, including Bangkok, brace for storms

18 March 2018 - 10:09 am

People in 41 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and the Central Plains, including Bangkok, have been warned to brace for further summer storms from Tuesday to Friday. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) chief Chayaphon Thitisak said on Saturday that summer storms, gusty winds and hails are expected to ravage several provinces across the country during March 20-23, citing weather forecasts.

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Phuket public transport service centre kicks off

18 March 2018 - 10:07 am

This will help solve the rip-off taxi fees and improve the general standards of service, which has become a long term problem.

The central pillar of Phuket public transportation was launched yesterday (March 16) at the Phuket Bus Terminal 2 on Thepkassatri Road, aiming to become a one-stop-shop where people can call for car taxis and motorbike taxis.

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Abhisit slams lack of 'fake news' controls

18 March 2018 - 10:06 am

fears raised over social media role in politics

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has criticised the Office of the Election Commission of Thailand for lacking a policy to control "fake news" and hate speech expected to be rife in social media in the upcoming general-election.

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