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More high tides to hit 5 Bangkok zones this month

BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today (Nov. 9) warned people living in five zones outside the embankment and within temporary ones that they should prepare for high tides during Nov. 7-13 and Nov. 20-26, Siam Rath newspaper said. The five zones are as follows: – Under Krung Thon  (Sang Hee) bridge and Khanap Nam restaurant in

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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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BMA gears up for weeks of heavy rain, floods

BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration today (Sept. 3) alerted its key departments to be well-prepared for heavy rain and likely flooding in the capital city from this month till the middle of October as a monsoon trough is covering lower central, eastern and lower northeastern regions during this period, Siam Rath newspaper reported. Mrs. Silpasuay Raweesaengsoon, BMA’s

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