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  • Royal barge procession rescheduled
    His Majesty the King has postponed the royal barge procession from Oct 24 to Dec 12, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam announced on Thursday. Mr Wissanu said the King made the decision after the organisers concluded that water levels and currents in the Chao Phraya River, and weather conditions, could pose a problem for the procession, and agreed to forward their concern to His Majesty for a decision.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103778 at http://udon-news.com
  • Storms to batter the South

    A storm warning has been issued for all southern provinces, with torrential rain forecast to pound the region until Saturday. As other regions officially entered the cold season on Thursday, the southern part of the country was being battered by storms. The Meteorological Department on Thursday issued a storm warning for all 14 southern provinces and Prachuap Khiri Khan in the south of the central region.

    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103777 at http://udon-news.com
  • Bail denied for general accused of B44m fraud
    The Criminal Court has denied bail for a retired general who was arrested and detained for an alleged 44-million-baht public fraud over non-existent LED bulb replacement contracts with schools. The court on Wednesday turned down assets worth 3 million baht that relatives of Gen Sompote Ngerncharoen, 63, offered as security for his temporary release when police sought court approval to extend his detention.
    17 October 17 2019
    Crime
    103776 at http://udon-news.com
  • Hundreds of workers flee as fire engulfs chicken processing plant
    SAMUT PRAKAN: Hundreds of workers fled to safety when a chicken processing plant caught fire and leaked ammonia in Bang Sao Thong district early on Thursday morning. The fire was reported about 1am at the 20-rai chicken butchery operated by McKey Food Services (Thailand) Co on Thepharak Road in tambon Bang Sao Thong.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103775 at http://udon-news.com
  • Bangkok readies for Asean Summit
    Thailand is preparing to welcome the leaders of 10 Asean nations and their dialogue partners, including US President Donald Trump -- if he decides to come to the Asean Summit himself. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, are among the leaders who will join the three-day summit starting on Nov 2, says Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103774 at http://udon-news.com
  • Top court affirms ruling over arson fire
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered three United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) movement co-leaders, Jatuporn Prompan, Nattawut Saikuar and Weng Tojirakarn, to pay more than 21 million baht in damages plus interest for an arson attack on a building near the Victory Monument in Bangkok during the red-shirt protests in 2010.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103773 at http://udon-news.com
  • Royal Troops Transfer Looms Over Tomorrow’s Parliament Debate
    BANGKOK — The government is set to defend its emergency decree that handed two army units to His Majesty the King’s direct control when the parliament meets on Thursday. The order was issued on Sep. 30 by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha without parliament’s approval, citing unspecified “emergency” for its urgent enactment. Under Thai laws, such decrees must be scrutinized and debated in parliament after they are proclaimed.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103772 at http://udon-news.com
  • Eateries get five days to fix eyesore
    Nakhon Si Thammarat: About a dozen restaurants began demolishing a cement terrace encroaching on the famed Klong Tha Dee waterway in Lan Saka district yesterday after local authorities sought police action against them. The waterway runs through Khiriwong village, hailed as one of the country's most pristine eco-tourism destinations.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103771 at http://udon-news.com
  • Abandoned by Allies, Future Forward Votes Against Royal Transfer Decree
    BANGKOK — A government emergency decree that granted His Majesty the King a personal control over two army units was approved today by all parties in Parliament except the Future Forward. The party was the lone faction to vote against the decree, which party co-leader Piyabutr Saengkanokkul said was issued in an unnecessary haste and bypassed the usual scrutiny in Parliament. The bill was passed by 376 to 70. Two MPs abstained.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103770 at http://udon-news.com
  • Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room
    he security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief. A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.
    17 October 17 2019
    other
    103769 at http://udon-news.com