Shell oil heist in Singapore: the story so far

January 18, 2018

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities say they have uncovered a complex, cross-border scheme to steal large quantities of oil from Shell's biggest refinery.
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Court drops sedition charge in ‘Lanna’ separatist banner case

January 18, 2018

Citing weak evidence, a provincial court has dismissed the sedition charge against three redshirts who were accused of hanging a separatist banner in Phayao. ? On 18 January 2018, Phayao Provincial Court acquitted three redshirts of sedition under Article 116 of the Penal Code. They were accused of hanging a banner with a...
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Actress-footballer breakup shocks fans

January 18, 2018

Popular actress Pitchanart "May" Sakhakorn shockingly announced on her Instagram account on Thursday she is breaking up with rising football star Chanathip Songkrasin, who is playing in Japan.
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Filipinos ‘more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other’

January 18, 2018

MANILA: Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.
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Monetary policy should remain accommodative: BoT

January 18, 2018

The Bank of Thailand said on Thursday its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) thought monetary policy should remain accommodative to support economic growth and help inflation get back to the target range.
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Cambodia’s Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

January 18, 2018

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.
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Sex-toy scene film shoot on Khao San halted

January 18, 2018

Bangkok police have taken legal action against a Pattaya-based film company for putting up a stall selling sex toys for filming purposes on Khao San Road, following complaints from local businesses.
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NSB chief: More rogue cops directed drug traffic

January 18, 2018

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) is digging deeper into a drug-trafficking scandal that allegedly points directly to a highway police officer.
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Sulak’s dropped lèse majesté charges: not good news to Thailand’s free speech

January 18, 2018

Sarayut Tangprasert If you asked me if the decision by a military prosecutor to drop the lèse majesté charge against renowned historian and social critic Sulak Sivaraksa is good news, I’d say, ‘yes it’s good that the old man does not have to spend time in jail’. But if you asked me if...
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Missing UK man found dead in Cha-am

January 18, 2018

PHETCHABURI: The body of a missing Englishman was found in a beachfront forest in Cha-am district on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he disappeared while on holiday with his family.
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China’s economy accelerates for 1st time in 7 years, up 6.9% in 2017

January 18, 2018

China's economy accelerated for the first time in seven years in 2017, growing 6.9% from a year earlier, on the back of robust exports and household spending, official data showed Thursday.
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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 – Ministry

January 18, 2018

ALMATY: Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.
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Anti-junta historian faces cybercrime charge for sharing fake news

January 18, 2018

Former Thammasat University rector says he will fight the case if the police accuse him of sharing fake news about the purse of Prayut’s wife. ? On 17 January 2018, Pol Col Olarn Sukkasem from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) revealed that he had received an order to prosecute those who publicly...
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Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves 4 dead in US South

January 18, 2018

ATLANTA: A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the US South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted public school closures.
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AOT denies plan to raise PSC

January 18, 2018
AOT denies plan to raise PSC

BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: Thailand’s airline passengers will be happy with the Airports of Thailand’s reassurance that airport taxes, both international and domestic, will remain unchanged in 2018. Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited  confirmed Wednesday that its Passenger Service Charge (PSC) collected at six airports under its management will remain THB700 for...
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Arrest warrants for 3 more women in Victoria’s Secret case

January 18, 2018

The Criminal Court on Thursday approved warrants for the arrest of three more suspects, all women, in the human trafficking case involving Victoria’s Secret massage parlour in Bangkok’s Rama IX area.
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Software update to give iPhone throttling choice

January 18, 2018

Don't like your iPhone slowing down to protect your battery life? You soon will be able to turn the feature off.
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Good on Nok for taking the lead

January 18, 2018
Good on Nok for taking the lead

BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: The good news for residents in northeast Thailand is travel between the region’s two big towns got easier now that Nok Air flies a direct service. In the past, travelling between Udon Thani, near the border with Laos in upper northeast Thailand and Ubon Ratchathani, in the lower northeast,...
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Seoul weighs shuttering all virtual currency exchanges

January 18, 2018

SEOUL: South Korea's financial regulator chief said the government is considering shutting down all local virtual currency exchanges in a national policy committee meeting on Thursday.
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Defence rolled into S-curve efforts of EEC

January 18, 2018

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) committee will add defence to the 10 S-curve industries it had previously selected as targets for development, in a bid to enhance the local defence industry's technology and R&D capabilities.
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Trump unveils ‘Fake News Awards’

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" late Wednesday, hours after a maverick senator from the president's own Republican party accused him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press.
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New minimum wage ranges between B308 and B330

January 18, 2018

The minimum daily wage will increase nationwide from April 1 in the range of 5-22 baht, with Phuket, Chon Buri and Rayong getting the highest rate at 330 baht a day.
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Gold prices down B150 to B20,000

January 18, 2018

The Gold Traders Association on Thursday morning announced buying prices at 19,647.36 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,000.00 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
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BoT sounds alarm on baht speculation

January 18, 2018

In a rare move, the Bank of Thailand has threatened to investigate some financial institutions with operations in Thailand for possible involvement in baht speculation.
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Critics of regime’s commands being kept under close watch

January 18, 2018

Activist groups calling for the annulment of 35 orders and announcements issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) are being closely watched, regime spokesman Piyapong Klinpan says.
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Stagnant emission rules ‘threaten clean air progress’

January 18, 2018

Ozone and dust particles could be the main factors worsening air pollution in Bangkok over the next decade if the government fails to raise minimum standards for vehicle fuel emissions, an air quality expert says.
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AoT denies plans to hike flight charge

January 18, 2018

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has dismissed online news reports accusing it of looking to raise the airport service charge for departing passengers on domestic flights.
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Angry uni threatens Ohec with lawsuit

January 18, 2018

Ramkhamhaeng University is considering suing the Office of Higher Education Commission (Ohec) after it was named as having 40 substandard courses by the agency.
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FA Cup: Chelsea, Swansea, Wigan advance

January 17, 2018

Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.
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Central bank steps up fines for market conduct violators

January 17, 2018

The Bank of Thailand is escalating the punishment for banks that violate the regulator's market conduct rules.
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Prawit watch claim stirs ridicule

January 17, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's explanation for his collection of 25 luxury watches on Tuesday has failed to appease a questioning public but the onus is now on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to take action and ensure the issue is dealt with transparently, critics say.
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Thailand: Finding peace in Bangkok

January 17, 2018

A floral art class, a museum visit and a Michelin-star meal give Helen van Berkel respite from the buzz of the city. Bangkok is not the kind of city that has secrets. It is noisy, it is brash and, reeking of cigarettes and beer,...
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20 countries consider more North Korea sanctions

January 17, 2018

VANCOUVER: Twenty nations including Thailand agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations.
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Minimum wage rise of 5-to-22 baht approved

January 17, 2018

The national wage committee with the authority to approve minimum daily wage hikes agreed on Wednesday night to an increase in the minimum wage.
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Vice President Pence urges peaceful resolution of Afghan power struggle

January 17, 2018
Vice President Pence urges peaceful resolution of Afghan power struggle

Pence’s call to the Afghan president may forestall military action against a renegade northern warlord.
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US South endures record cold, snow, ice

January 17, 2018

ATLANTA: A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off the road Wednesday, while a blast of cold air broke records as far south as the Gulf Coast.
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