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Eat Healthy at This Cafe Selling Coffee and Plant-Based Cuisines

BANGKOK — After two years operating a coffee franchise, entrepreneur Pimwalun Junmanop decided to try something. So she set up her own brand new café with healthy, plant-based food in the Sukhumvit area.

POLITICS

Royalist Group Submits 130,000 Names Opposing Charter Rewrite

BANGKOK — A pro-establishment activist group on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Parliament urging the lawmakers to halt the effort to amend the Constitution. The move came just before the Parliament is scheduled to vote on various proposals to amend the junta-sponsored charter on Thursday.

Protesters to March on Parliament, Press for New Charter

BANGKOK — Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to gather in front of the Parliament tomorrow in the hope that the lawmakers will vote for a redraft of the current charter, a protest leader said Wednesday.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Flooded road in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district on Sept. 23, 2020.

Heavy Afternoon Rain Drowns Cars, Disrupts Traffic

BANGKOK — Ankle-deep flood waters overran many parts of Bangkok as a monsoon struck the rush hour traffic on Wednesday afternoon.

Police to Slap ‘Boss Red Bull’ With New Interpol Red Notice

BANGKOK — The police are in the process of requesting the Interpol to issue a new Red Notice to bring Red Bull fortune heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya back to face justice in Thailand, spokesman Pol Col Kissana Phathanacharoen said.
Three unidentified plain-cloth soldiers being surrounded by protesters on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo: @iLawFX / Twitter

Soldiers Arrested For Assaulting Citizen During Protest

BANGKOK — Three soldiers were arrested Tuesday evening for headlocking a protester who refused to obey their orders to delete photos of an army base from his phone.

Spa, Massage Parlors May Double as Quarantine for Foreign Tourists

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand planned to provide the so-called wellness quarantine for foreign visitors under the anti-pandemic measures at hotels alongside massage and spa parlors, confirmed a senior government official on Tuesday.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks at a news conference on Sept. 22, 2020.

Prayut Tells Police to Speed Up ‘Boss Red Bull’ Extradition

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said he has instructed the police to redouble their effort to extradite the Red Bull empire heir who was accused of killing a policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident.

Popular Facebook Pages Now Act As Suicide Alert Service

BANGKOK — Facebook celebs aren’t just for entertainment anymore. Some of the most popular ones are now part of a suicide prevention initiative and have saved the lives of more than 60 people since the beginning of 2020, mental health officials said Tuesday.

ASEAN & WORLD

200,000 Dead: Trump Continues To Vilify Science, Prioritize Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said.

Tokyo Olympic Committee Sent Over 1.1 Bil. Yen Overseas During Bid

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Tokyo Olympic bid committee transferred a total of over 1.1 billion yen ($10.5 million) to overseas destinations around the time the Japanese capital was picked as the host city in 2013, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

‘Unfathomable’: US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Veteran Sherpa Guide Who Set Everest Record Dies at Age 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said.

Alone Among Nations, US Moves to Restore UN Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration's disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored.

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