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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (10 July 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Interior Minister’s stance on marijuana legislation
Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has publicly confirmed his stance on the changes to the Narcotics Act concerning marijuana. He and his party are committed to stopping marijuana from being re-listed as an illegal narcotic. Anutin, whose party appears to have gained the upper hand in Thailand’s new senate, was health minister when he deregulated marijuana. This led to the launch of ganja shops nationwide, despite the law requiring THC levels to remain nominal, which is often ignored by retailers competing to sell the strongest products. Plans are in place to re-list marijuana by the end of the year, forcing all weed shops to close unless they have a qualified pharmacist on premises and work with prescriptions from doctors.

– 5 lives lost as train hits pickup at railway crossing

In Pichit, five people died and another two were injured when a pickup truck used a rural cross over a main railway line before being hit by a train. Highlighting the issue of numerous country crossings lacking warning systems or barriers, a full inquiry is underway by railway authorities who have been ordered to either close similar crossings or install lights and barriers.

– Thailand approves military early retirement program
Thailand’s cabinet has approved an early retirement program for senior military officers, effectively giving them a bonus to quit early. Aimed at reducing the number of high-ranking officers seen as a burden to the military, the program is part of a plan to downsize and streamline the armed forces for efficiency. Over 700 officers are expected to retire over the next three years.

– Honda to close Ayutthaya production plant
Honda Motor Co. plans to close its Ayutthaya production plant next year. The news was announced along with plans to move viable operations to their Prachin Buri facilities. Many blame the advent of less expensive Chinese vehicles, particularly EVs, for the drop in sales for Japanese car makers since the 90s when the plant first opened. Chinese manufacturer BYD opened its Rayong facility this month, planning to produce 150,000 vehicles annually.

– State Railway to overhaul third-class areas
Good news for travelers using the state railway: an announcement this week promises that third-class areas, currently minimal with only occasional fans, will be overhauled to ensure new seating and air conditioning for all classes. Close to 800 million baht is to be invested in the revamp over the next few years.

– RIP Pattaya People Media Group’s Bawornpak ‘Bong’ Colov
A 4:30 AM accident on the railway road to the east of the city saw the youngest son of Pattaya People operator Niels Colov lose his life as his bike was involved in a collision with a car. Despite medics arriving quickly, the young man was beyond recovery by the time he reached the hospital. Mr. Colov announced the sad news and requested time for the family to grieve. The accident occurred near the Chaiyapreuk intersection, a dangerous area often used as a bypass for Sukhumvit. The funeral will follow Thai tradition, with final rites at Chaimongkol Temple in South Pattaya.

– Woman groped in Pattaya bar by man posing as police inspector
In other local news, a woman reported to police that she was molested in a Pattaya bar by a man claiming to be a police inspector. After chatting with her, the man left and later returned to grope her, leaving her shocked. The police were called, and the man, along with his friends, fled the scene. Authorities are actively seeking him, aided by CCTV footage.

– 82-year-old granny saves man’s life following Youtube tips
In Sattahip, an 82-year-old grandmother saved a local tradesman’s life thanks to tips she learned from YouTube. When an electrician working on her house was electrocuted on a high ladder, she used a rope to drag him down without touching him herself and performed CPR. He was found to be recovering when the ambulance arrived.

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