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Watana sentenced to 99 years jail in payoff scandal

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN Security minister Watana Muangsook was today (Mar.4) sentenced to 99 years in prison on kickback-taking charges involving government housing projects run over a decade ago. The Supreme Court’s judges handling criminal lawsuits against politicians finally ruled Watana guilty of manipulating demands for payoffs in relation to

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Ministry: Lax control will lead to Covid count soaring to 100,000 a day after Songkran

AMID a Covid tally of 23,834 cases and 54 deaths today (Mar. 4) the Public Health Ministry warned that the daily count could soar to 100,000 after Songkran festival if preventive measures are not strictly maintained, Thai Rath newspaper. Aside from the 23,834 confirmed Covid cases there were an additional 31,571 who tested positive via

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