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Man held for stealing drainage system parts triggering heavy floods

  TRANG police arrested a man on charges of stealing vital and expensive parts of the province’s drainage system triggering heavy floods in a subdistrict of this southern province, Matichon newspaper said this evening (Oct. 30). Pol. Lt. Col. Sawanya Eadtrong arrested Mr. Permpol (surname withheld), 30, on the charges of stealing public equipment or

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Polling agency chief to be quizzed on banning MPs from helping flood victims

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION will be summoned for testimony before the House Committee on Corruption and Misconduct over a contentious ban which is currently keeping MPs from helping flood victims in the provinces. House Committee on Corruption and Misconduct chairman Seripisut Temiyavej confirmed today (Oct. 22) he will summon Election Commission secretary-general

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Health

Beware of life-threatening disease when walking through muddy water

THE widely-followed Panda Lab Doctor Facebook page warned people walking through muddy water amid the current heavy flooding in many parts of the country that they risk getting Melioidosis, also called Whitmore’s disease, a life-threatening infection, Sanook.com said today (Oct. 12). Mr. Pakphum Dejhassadin, a medical technologist who runs the popular Panda Lab Doctor page,

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After weeks of flooding Lat Krabang residents find sandbags stuffed in a drain 

  RESIDENTS of a neighbourhood in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district that has been flooded since September 10 with the floodwater now reeking today (Oct. 2) found that sandbags had been stuffed into a key drain, Amarin TV said. People living in Soi Luang Phaeng 6 said they started checking the drains after hearing that sandbags

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Interior Ministry orders nationwide electrical leakage check

  AS FLOODING in many parts of the country has led to people being exposed to various hazards particularly electric shock as happened to some students on Friday, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda today (Sept. 18) ordered local administrative organisations nationwide to quickly get all installations checked for electrical leakage, Naewna newspaper said. Altogether five students

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Prawit wades in to help Chadchart solve city flooding 

  CARETAKER Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan inspected Khlong Saen Saep floodgate in Minburi to monitor the flooding in the capital with Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt being on hand to brief him on the situation, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (Sept. 14). Chadchart told Prawit, who was accompanied by Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Chaicharn Changmongkol and

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