THAILAND: Cabinet okays funds for new breathalysers

The Cabinet has approved Bt234.4 million for the Interior Ministry to purchase 2,930 breathalysers

The devices will be allocated to 1,465 police stations, with two for each precinct.

An Interior Ministry source said yesterday that the road-safety project also required a budget of Bt478.8 million for the purchase of 532 speed-detecting devices, each worth Bt900,000, and another Bt957.6 million for 1,064 mobile speed-detecting devices, also worth Bt90,000 each.

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THAILAND: Inexperienced driver drives car off third storey

A pickup truck was driven off the third storey of a parking lot at Chiang Mai’s Central Festival Mall early yesterday, crashing into an empty parked sedan below. Two people were injured.

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THAILAND: Full bilateral ties only after democracy restored: US envoy


FULL bilateral cooperation between Thailand and the United States would be resumed only after democracy has been restored, Daniel Russel, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said yesterday.

Good relations with Thailand were a valuable asset for the US, said Russel, adding he hoped to see prosperity and stability return to the Kingdom.

At a meeting yesterday, he told Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that he understood the situation in Thailand, but retained concerns over human-rights issues and democracy.

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Victory! The end of fossil fuels has begun…

World leaders at the UN climate talks have just set a landmark goal that can save everything we love!

This is what we marched for, what we signed, called, donated, messaged, and hoped for: a brilliant and massive turning point in human history.

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THAILAND: Mining firm seeking to sue schoolgirl, 15

Gold miner claims that a TV report she was involved in is libellous

THE Community Resources Centre (CRC) is trying to help a 15-year-old schoolgirl out of legal trouble, after she participated in a TV citizen reporter scheme that stirred legal action from a mining firm.

Wanpen Khunna, a Mathayom 4 student in Loei province, has allegedly been targeted in the planned defamation lawsuit.

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THAILAND: PM vows justice in shrimp slave trade

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to punish officers who fail to tackle forced-labour seafood processing facilities, after an Associated Press report highlighted the scourge of slavery still afflicting the fish industry in the port province of Samut Sakhon. “We are dealing with the issue, aren’t we?” Gen Prayut said. “Arrests are under way.”

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“We are dealing with the issue, aren’t we?” Gen Prayut said. “Arrests are under way.”  (???????)

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THAILAND: Final 2 suspects in Kanchanaburi gang killing caught

The last two suspects in the murder of a teenager in Kanchanaburi early this month were captured hiding in a plantation on Monday. Police found the exhausted suspects Chai-anuwat Rodpai, 23, and Nitinai Watcharanuthat, 24, hiding in a sugarcane plantation close to a golf course in Tha Muang district of Kanchanaburi province at about 6am.

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DISGUSTING heartless scum!!!!!


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