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Burning Sugarcane Stalks Contributes to Smog: Activists

KANCHANABURI — Fields of burned-out sugarcane husks wrapped in flames are one of the major sources of smog, environmental activists say. Looking over fields of...

Thai Law: FDA to Allow Private Medical Cannabis Production

Reopening its cannabis regulatory platform after months of disruption caused by the coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration has prepared a draft bill to abolish a 5-year ban on the private sector making cannabis medicine.
A foreign tourist gets her temperature checked by military police officers at Ao Manao in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on March 19, 2020.

Gov’t Says Private Hospitals Can’t Charge COVID-19 Treatment

BANGKOK — The government on Saturday banned private hospitals from charging coronavirus patients for their treatments.
A model for a proposed high-speed rail train in July 2017. Photo: Prachachat

Thailand’s Airport High Speed Rail Project Delayed

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) told the media on Saturday the 220-km-long high-speed rail project linking Thailand's three airports will be delayed.

Bangkok Teacher Accused of Sex With Boys Back in School

BANGKOK — A teacher accused by students of being a sexual predator is teaching again in Bangkok, a school official said Friday.
Xaysana Keopimpha.

Laotian Drug Lord Gets Another Lifetime in Jail

BANGKOK — A court sentenced a Laotian drug lord to life in prison Wednesday after handing down his second guilty verdict in six months on narcotics charges.

Infant, Boy Among 6 Injured in Ratchathewi Apartment Fire (video)

BANGKOK — Six people including a baby girl were injured when a fire tore through an apartment early Monday morning in a small lane in Ratchathewi district.

Ayutthaya Sweatshop Busted For Employing Laotian Child Labour

AYUTTHAYA — Police raided a gold jewelry shop in Ayutthaya province this morning where three Laotian children were reportedly forced to work for less than 20 baht a day.

No Peace in Deep South Without Justice, Legal Activist Says

BANGKOK — Respect for human rights is necessary to achieve peace in the Deep South, said a human rights lawyer charged with defamation for publishing a report on the alleged use of torture by security forces there.
Surat Phaeoket tends to Tongkum Thursday night at Khan Na Yao Police Station.

Smiling Buffalo Sliding Into Depression: Farmer Friend

BANGKOK — A farmer accused of serious crimes for crowdfunding a buffalo has denied all charges and says the animal is suffering in police...



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