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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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20m baht damage at flooded Korat pottery market 

  HEAVY rain last evening led to forest runoffs gushing into well-known Baan Dan Kwian pottery market in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province causing minimum 20 million baht damage, Naewna newspaper said this morning (May 17). The floodwater flowing swiftly at this village, famed for producing ceramics and pottery decorative ware and ornamental vessels, reached a

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Heavy flooding in Nakhon Si Thammarat, woman and 2 kids rescued from rooftop

  AFTER torrential rain for three consecutive days, all 23 districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat province were flooded today (Aprl. 5) with water overflowing from rivers and canals flooding houses, plantations, roads and bridges leaving many impassable, Naewna newspaper said. Officials were mobilised to help residents with one team rescuing a woman and her two

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Prayut orders military units to grow parsley to curb soaring prices

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Nov. 4) ordered military units across the country to grow parsley plants in their premises to help contain the soaring prices of the popular vegetable. Agriculture & Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on quoted Prayut as saying during today’s cabinet meeting that various military units are being tasked

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Prayut ignores villagers’ woes despite popularity-boosting visit: Pheu Thai MP

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha has deliberately ignored the woes of the villagers whom he recently visited in a flood-hit province, according to an opposition MP. Pheu Thai MP Kittanya Vajadee alleged that Prayut has not paid attention to the factual woes of the villagers in Ubon Ratchathani where he visited

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Govt leaders visiting flooded zones ‘not a sign of House dissolution’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OFFICIAL VISITS of government leaders to flood-hit provinces are ”irrelevant” to possibilities of a dissolution of the House of Representatives which may otherwise warrant a general election in near future, said a government MP today (Oct. 6). Palang Pracharath MP Phai Lick dismissed speculation that the House dissolution might

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11 Bangkok communities get flood warning

  THE BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration today (Sept. 30) warned 11 communities in nine districts along the Chao Phraya river to start moving their belongings to higher places and closely monitor flooding, Amarin TV said. Bangkok Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang said the Meteorological Department had warned that a monsoon trough lies across the lower central 

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Govt leaders, MPs told to stop showing their faces in flood-hit areas

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION COMMISSIONER Somchai Srisuthiyakorn today (Sept. 28) suggested government leaders and lawmakers stop showing their faces simply by spending a few hours on official visits to flood-hit areas in the provinces. WIthout naming names, Somchai apparently referred to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and MPs

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