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News for Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Weather forecast for 12 December 2018

11 December 2018 - 12:48 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 12 December 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Biochemical hubs unfold

11 December 2018 - 11:13 am

Udon Thani is latest province in scheme

The Industry Ministry will make a proposal to the mobile cabinet today to acknowledge and approve a biochemical hub for Udon Thani province, part of efforts to raise crop prices. The biochemical project is one of five sectors in the bioeconomy scheme, together with bioenergy, food, animal feed and biopharmaceuticals.

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Thief strands late night swimmers in their underwear

11 December 2018 - 11:11 am

PATTAYA: Two tourists from Chiang Mai who went for swim in the early hours of Monday morning received the shock of the lives when they returned to the beach and found thieves had made off with their clothes, cash and mobile phones. Computer programmer Polapat Saenglad, 45, and his apprentice Cheewin Janhom, 23, were left with only the underpants they wore into the water.

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Year-end 'bonus' won't be axed

11 December 2018 - 11:09 am

The Comptroller-General's Department on Monday assured social welfare recipients that the government will not cancel its 500-baht New Year's giveaway, after scores of welfare cardholders in several regions rushed to the state-owned Krungthai Bank's (KTB) ATMs to claim the one-off stipend.

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Ballot format to be decided next week

11 December 2018 - 11:07 am

The Election Commission (EC) is expected to decide next week on the format of the ballot paper for the upcoming general election. Nat Laoseesawakul, the EC deputy secretary-general, will meet Tuesday with its support agencies to discuss the issue and forward the proposal to the EC for consideration.

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Police bust 'brain-for-hire' syndicate

11 December 2018 - 11:06 am

Six Chinese nationals and one American citizen have been detained after admitting having been hired to do a standardised college admissions test for other people in Thailand. The seven people identified at Monday's press conference are Chinese nationals Wang Jie, 27, Lin Jia, 28, Chen Juan, 33, Huang Li, 27, He Liu, 28, Huang Xiaofan, 39, and US citizen Michael Li Yao, 30.

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'Drunk' gunman reenacts road rage killing

11 December 2018 - 11:04 am

Pathum Thani: Police yesterday took a 26-year-old pickup truck driver for a crime reenactment after he allegedly shot a 50-year-old van driver dead in a road rage incident on the Bang Khan-Nong Sua road in Klong Luang district.

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Department of Employment warns against bogus job offers on Canadian farms

11 December 2018 - 11:04 am

The Department of Employment (DOE) has warned Thai workers to be wary of Facebook posts offering work on farms in Canada. DOE director-general Petcharat Sinuay said her agency discovered a Facebook page with posts inviting Thai workers with agricultural experience working in Israel to work for a well-known company in Canada.

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Poor queue to withdraw govt's B500 New Year handout

11 December 2018 - 11:02 am

Registered poor people flocked to ATMs of state-owned Krungthai Bank nationwide to withdraw the 500-baht New Year giveaway from the government that cost taxpayers 7.25 billion baht. In Nakhon Ratchasima, very long queues formed at ATMs of KTB's Bua Yai branch in Bua Yai district early Monday morning [...]

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Chinese student was taking diet pills before she died

11 December 2018 - 11:00 am

KHON KAEN: A female Chinese student, 23, had been dead four days before her body was discovered at a local dormitory on Sunday, and was believed to have been taking weight-loss medication, police said on Monday.

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