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News for Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Weather forecast for 24 May 2018

23 May 2018 - 01:38 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 24 May 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Gang expels tourists sitting on Pattaya beach

23 May 2018 - 11:27 am

CHON BURI: Gangsters who claimed "ownership" of Pattaya beach have expelled tourists and injured an Indian businessman for sitting on part of the beach without permission. The incident occurred just 100 metres from Pattaya Police Station late on Tuesday night and involved Thai and Indian tourists, .

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Dilapidated police stations are 'driving dodgy deals'

23 May 2018 - 11:26 am

A committee drafting a new police bill has suggested the first-ever reform of rong phak, or police stations, countrywide as their current lack of facilities leads to shady sponsorship arrangements. The conditions in some police stations are so hopeless that police officers have to pay for their own air conditioners, tables, chairs and even pencils and paper, committee member Kamnoon Sidhisamarn posted on his Facebook page, quoting committee chairman Meechai Ruchupan.

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PACC finds cover-up in blanket scam

23 May 2018 - 11:23 am

Sing Buri locals say they weren't even cold

Sing Buri: The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission has found that local officials claimed unusually high prices for blankets bought for the poor which turned out to be of low quality and were not needed by residents.

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Fierce storms, flooding hammer areas in North

23 May 2018 - 11:22 am

Many provinces in the North and the Northeast are suffering from the effects of thunderstorms and flash floods. In Lampang, Ban Wang Yom Village of tambon Ban Laeng in Lampang province suffered a flash flood early Tuesday morning as water, rising to a depth of one metre, flowed down from a mountain inundating over 40 houses.

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Grab woos drivers of motorcycle taxis

23 May 2018 - 11:21 am

Ride-sharing firm Grab has introduced a 1,000-baht incentive for each yellow-plated motorcycle taxi driver who joins its network, following angry protests from registered drivers demanding white-plated bikes be banned from taking passengers.

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Police officers bribed 'Big Joke' imposter for promotions

23 May 2018 - 11:19 am

Several police officers face investigation and possibly serious disciplinary action after paying about 5 million baht for promotions to a person they believed to be the high-profile deputy tourist police chief Surachate Hakparn, aka Big Joke.

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Truck found abandoned with 1.4 tonnes of meth

23 May 2018 - 11:17 am

CHIANG RAI: An abandoned pickup truck loaded with 1.4 tonnes of methamphetamine pills found in Wing Chiat district is believed to be linked to the lethal ambush of a Hmong leader and his family in April. A total of 57 sacks, containing 11,996,000 speed pills and weighing 1,425kg, were found in the back of the Mazda pickup abandoned on the side of the Chiang Rai-Wiang Chai Road, near the Myanmar border, on Monday.

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April exports soar, durian sales to China up 700%

23 May 2018 - 11:16 am

The value of exports rose 12.34% year-on-year in April to US$18.94 billion, the 14th consecutive month of growth. Imports were up 20.36% to $20.23 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $1.29 billion. The country exported 120,000 tonnes of durian, up 135% year-on-year, with a value estimated at $220 million, rising 207% year-on-year. Of this, 56,000 tonnes went to China, a staggering rise of 700%.

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Government to cap diesel price

23 May 2018 - 11:12 am

Sets 30 baht per litre limit to ease the pain

The government will cap the diesel price at 30 baht per litre as part of efforts to ease the impact from increasing world oil prices. The Energy Ministry announced the move Tuesday, saying world oil prices have fluctuated greatly for two months. The price of Dubai crude rose US$15.30 (490 baht) per barrel on Saturday to cost more than $77.

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