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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Draft Bills to Annul Junta Orders Fail to Get House Votes

BANGKOK — The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to reject two draft bills to undo orders issued by the 2014 coup leaders.

Limited Reopening Approved for Iconic Maya Bay

KRABI — National park officials have agreed to the return of tourists to the scenic Maya Bay after more than three years of closure for the sake of ecological rehabilitation, media reports say.

Premchai Found Guilty in ‘Black Panther’ Ruling, Sent to Jail

BANGKOK — Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was sentenced by the Supreme Court to more than three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally poaching wild animals inside a protected forest, among other charges.

Crackdown on ‘Chana’ Environment Rally Seen as Betrayal

BANGKOK — A leader of the anti-Industrial-zone development project in Songkhla province accuses the government of not wanting to honour its agreements made last year to delay and carry out fair assessment on the proposed Chana Industrial Complex.

Cops to Spend 30 Mil. Baht Buying Tear Gas, Sound Cannons

BANGKOK — An opposition lawmaker challenged a proposal by the Royal Thai Police to buy more anti-riot equipment at the price tag of 30 million baht.

Laos-China Railway to Launch as Debt To Beijing Mounts

BEIJING (AP) — Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China’s poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on Alert

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.

Gov’t Threatens to Fine Foreigners Who Don’t Wear Facemask

BANGKOK — The government’s pandemic response center said the country is at the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because some foreign visitors are failing to follow disease control measures, like wearing facemasks in public.

Loy Krathong Honors, Pollutes Rivers

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais flocked to rivers and lakes on Friday evening to release small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honoring the goddess of water, with thousands of the tiny boats ending up clogging and polluting the country’s waterways.

Khaosod Recognized by Facebook in Prestigious Award Campaign

BANGKOK — Facebook presented Khaosod’s Facebook page with a prestigious award on Thursday, naming the page as the Most Watched Facebook Page under News Publisher of the Year 2021.



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