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Protests in Chiang Mai during Prayut’s visit despite tight security

  CHIANG MAI demonstrators managed to stage small protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to the northern province today (June 29) despite 2,120 policemen protecting him, Matichon newspaper said. Gen. Prayut, who visited the Shinawatra family stronghold together with his delegation to monitor various projects implemented by his administration, landed at the

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Doi Inthanon shut, Chiang Mai flooded after 200mm rain

  CONTINUOUS rain since last night reaching as much as 200 millimetres at Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon National Park led to the popular park temporarily shutting its tourists attractions and the northern city inundated with forest runoff, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (May 21). The torrential downpour caused waterfalls to rise rapidly and rivers overflowing

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Election Commission to pay compensation to misjudged MP with taxpayers’ money: Wissanu

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION may be finally obliged to pay 64.1 million baht in compensatory damage with taxpayers’ money to an ex-Pheu Thai MP who has been mistakenly accused by the polling agency as a vote buyer, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today (Apr. 21). The 64.1 million baht compensation

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Sanam Luang demonstration grows bigger

DESPITE the rain more people are flocking to Sanam Luang ground this evening (Sept. 19) to join thousands of others already there as the demonstration by Thammasat Alliance, entitled “September 19 Reclaiming People’s Power,” grows bigger, Thai Rath newspaper reported. The protesters are well prepared with raincoats and umbrellas and are also wearing face masks.

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Runaway truck triggers pileup in Chiang Mai

A CEMENT MIXER TRUCK with faulty brakes zoomed down a Chiang Mai road this morning (Sept. 7) and rear-ended a row vehicles parked at the red light setting off chain-reaction crashes but fortunately there were no injuries, Khaosod newspaper reported. The nerve-wracking multiple-vehicle collision occurred at Rin Kham intersection in Chang Phueak subdistrict of Chiang

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