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PM: Only BMA’s New Year countdown events cancelled

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said via his adviser this evening (Dec. 23) that only New Year countdown events organised by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration  (BMA) have been cancelled, meaning not those staged by the private sector, Matichon newspaper said. Ms. Natreya Thaweewong, the Prime Minister’s adviser who clarified this cancellation via Line messaging app to

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Ex-Palang Pracharath Party leader too faces jail over deposed MP fiasco

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters  FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Uttama Savanayon might probably be given a jail term and banned from politics for several years for having evidently allowed a partisan candidate to run for MP two and a half years ago despite disqualification, said a university academic today (Dec. 23). Mr. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn,

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Over 190kg Ice heading for Australia seized at Klong Toey

OFFICERS of the Seaport Interdiction Task Force (SITF) seized 193.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), worth 116 million baht, at Klong Toey port that had been labelled as boxing sandbags destined for Australia, Amarin TV said today (Dec. 23). At a press conference attended by Mr. Phachara Anantasil, head of the Customs Department, and other

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Anutin orders legal action against Israeli tourist who has tested negative again

  DEPUTY Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Dec. 23) the Israeli tourist who fled quarantine at a Sukhumvit hotel and then went to Pattaya and on to Koh Samui where he has now tested negative for Covid-19 twice must still be prosecuted for refusing to wait for the initial test result that

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Deposed MP might be hit with 10-year jail term, ban from politics

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH MP SIRA Jenjaka might be put into jail and banned from politics for many years following yesterday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court to deprive him of his MP status, according to Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej. Seripisut commented that the deposed MP of the ruling party could

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