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News for Saturday, 24 August 2019

Weather forecast for 25 August 2019

24 August 2019 - 12:14 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 25 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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IPD eyeing digital piracy crackdown

24 August 2019 - 08:01 am

Illegal streaming said to stifle growth, innovation

The Intellectual Property Department (IPD) is launching a crackdown on illicit entertainment content such as streaming of TV programmes and sports as an advocacy group warned that pirated websites expose users to malware.

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Gang sold fraudulent power-bill savers for 2 years

24 August 2019 - 07:58 am

Four members of a gang selling devices they fraudulently claimed could save users a lot of money on their power bills have been arrested following raids on premises in Bangkok and Chon Buri. The arrests were announced jointly to the media by Pol Maj Gen Sithatchakhet Khruwattanaset, commander of the Consumer Protection Police Division, and representatives from the Technology Crime Suppression Division, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board and the Metropolitan Electricity Authorities (MEA) on Friday.

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Poorest MP with borrowed car wins voters' hearts

24 August 2019 - 07:57 am

PATHUM THANI: Pitsanu Poltee, a Bhumjaithai MP for this central province, caught national attention on Thursday as the MP with the most modest assets — 5,064 baht in his bank account and a borrowed car — while fellow party MPs reported billions of baht worth of valuables.

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IPD plans digital piracy crackdown

24 August 2019 - 07:56 am

Illegal streaming 'stifles growth, innovation'

The Intellectual Property Department (IPD) will crackdown on illicit streaming of entertainment content such as TV programmes and sports, as mainstream providers warn that pirate websites expose users to malware.

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'Handsome man of the sea' dies

24 August 2019 - 07:55 am

Baby dugong Jamil died on Thursday night despite vets' efforts to save him, the fourth of the marine mammals to die in a week and the 17th this year. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said the three-month-old male dugong died at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre at 9.43pm after suffering from shock and resuscitation attempts failed.

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Missing councillor found in submerged pickup

24 August 2019 - 07:54 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The body of a municipal councillor missing for eight months has been found in a submerged pickup truck pulled from a pond in Sikhiu district after human remains floated to the surface. Police were called to the resort in tambon Nong Namsai about 11pm on Thursday after the discovery of part of a human ankle in a sock.

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Productivity needs boost to save economy

24 August 2019 - 07:53 am

Study says output must be doubled over the next 20 years

Thailand will have to increase its workforce productivity by at least 2 to 2.5 times over the next 20 years if it wants to maintain economic growth at the current level, according to a joint study conducted by Thammasat University and the Office of the Education Council.

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Checks for vans, drivers set to start

24 August 2019 - 07:52 am

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has confirmed it will launch on-the-spot maintenance checks of public transport vehicles and physical checkups of their drivers in two weeks. Fleshing out details of a plan announced earlier, DLT chief Peraphon Thawornsupacharoen said on Thursday the vehicle test and physical checkups will be performed nationwide.

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Complaint filed for cabinet mishap

24 August 2019 - 07:51 am

A conscript has asked the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to take action against a sergeant for his alleged carelessness that led to a road accident, and the sergeant's subsequent failure to help him.

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