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Van collision with truck leaves 11 dead

By Thanapat Kijjakosol
The Nation

 

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Eleven people were killed and four others seriously injured when a chartered van carrying Lao workers for visa renewal to the Chanthaburi immigration checkpoint collided with an 18-wheel truck in Sa Kaew province early on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118365-van-collision-with-truck-leaves-11-dead/

 

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Government stimulus package not sustainable, economist warns

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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The government stimulus package will not make much difference and might not be sustainable, an economist with Rangsit University cautioned on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118425-government-stimulus-package-not-sustainable-economist-warns/

 

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GPS on chartered van involved in Sa Kaew smash had been disabled

By Thanapat Kijjakosol
The Nation

 

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An inspection of the chartered van, which collided with an 18-wheel truck in Sa Kaew’s Wang Somboon district early on Sunday resulting in 11 deaths and four injuries, revealed that the speed-monitoring GPS device had been disconnected prior to the crash.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118365-van-collision-with-truck-leaves-11-dead/?do=findComment&comment=14479364

 

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Body of adult male dugong washes ashore in Krabi

By Sitthichai Sikhawat
The Nation

 

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A 240-kilogram, 2.6-metre-long carcass of an adult male dugong was found at Rai Lay Bay in Krabi’s Muang district on Sunday afternoon, according to Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Worapot Limlom.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118427-body-of-adult-male-dugong-washes-ashore-in-krabi/

 

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Businessman arrested over alleged gold trade fraud

By The Nation

 

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Thai businessman Chanut "Dr Ae" Srisang was arrested in Bangkok on Saturday evening for his alleged role in a private company's alleged scam luring people to invest in gold trading that inflicted losses estimated at Bt100 million, a police source revealed on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118428-businessman-arrested-in-bangkok-over-alleged-gold-trade-fraud/

 

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Corrections chief hits out at allegations of irregularities in construction of new prisons

By The Nation

 

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The Corrections Department chief on Sunday insisted that the e-biddings held for the construction of four new prisons were held as per rules and with transparency, after an anonymous letter to the Justice Ministry made accusations of collusion and raised questions about security equipment specifications.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118430-corrections-chief-hits-out-at-allegations-of-irregularities-in-construction-of-new-prisons/

 

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Thammasat teachers, students clean garbage from canal

By The Nation

 

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Some 100 teachers and students of Thammasat University (TU)'s Rangsit Campus as well as community volunteers on Sunday attended a garbage-collection activity riding kayaks and two boats at Khlong 1 Canal area in Pathum Thani province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118431-thammasat-teachers-students-clean-garbage-from-canal/

 

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Public healthcare pilot project aims to make Patong beach safe for tourists

By Salinee Prap
The Nation

 

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The Patong beach in Phuket has been chosen to be an integrated marine public healthcare pilot area where state agencies, local administrators and local people join forces to provide aid in response to accidents at sea. The move is aimed at boosting tourists' confidence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118433-public-healthcare-pilot-project-aims-to-make-patong-beach-safe-for-tourists/

 

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Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll

 

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The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according to Super Poll.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118434-most-thais-feel-it-is-inappropriate-to-politicize-on-the-oath-issue-–-poll/

 

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Government to provide more health benefits for Gold Card holders

 

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The government has not cut the budget for the Gold Card universal health program, but has increased health benefits for card holders as well as injected an additional 6.5 billion baht into the National Health Security Fund.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118435-government-to-provide-more-health-benefits-for-gold-card-holders/

 

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Calls for stricter control or a ban on use of single-use plastic bags

 

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The death of baby dugong Mariam, which is being blamed on plastic found blocking her digestive system, has renewed calls for stricter control, or a complete ban on the use of single-use plastic bags.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118436-calls-for-stricter-control-or-a-ban-on-use-of-single-use-plastic-bags/

 

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PM wants armed forces support for government

 

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BANGKOK, (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Minister of Defence has chaired the first Defence Assembly session since his inauguration, urging the armed forces to support the government’s work in realizing policies such as cybersecurity enhancement, drought mitigation, and tourist safety.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118437-pm-prayut-wants-armed-forces-support-for-government/

 

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Bangkok launches ambulances certification campaign

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has launched a check-up campaign affecting ambulances and emergency medical vehicles, branding certified vehicles with six-pointed stars, ensuring preparedness for 24-hour emergency medical services.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118438-bangkok-launches-ambulances-certification-campaign/

 

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