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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (24 August 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (24 August 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

– Srettha Thavisin officially appointed as Thailand’s Prime Minister
Khun Srettha Thavisin has been officially appointed as Prime minister following his endorsement by His Majesty the King. 6PM last night saw him pay respects to HM’s portrait and the coalition government is predicted to be fully in place by the end of September. Steps now include the agreement on who will be minister of what and then those ministers to aso take their oath of allegiance. Several local elections are to see dates announced as a handful of Pheu thai MPs have or plan to resign and in the south one democrat party MP needs to be replaced as he faces a jail term for harassment of a female. Despite being an interim and caretaking government now, the current team, headed by caretaker PM General Prayut, will leave behind a fresh roster of highly positioned civil servants, military and police heads as many are due to be replaced on or before the end of September.

– Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra hospitalised
Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, now returned to Thailand following his self imposed exile is said to be recovering from several medical issues that led to him being hospitalised yesterday. Nowunder the care of a team of 6 doctors, Thaksin is currently housed in a Police hospital area in the capital following prison based medics attempts to stabilize his breathing and heart issues. Perhaps due to the stress of his arrival here, those conditions have led to him being firmly ensconced in the multi storey hospital. 17 years in exile, his return occurred same day as the Pheu Thai leader was chosen as PM, and, having given up the high life abroad, not being short of money but frail in health, it’s assumed that he, at least, predicts his period of incarceration will not be as long as the 8 years handed down to him in the courts this week in cases for which he was found guilty during his absence.

– Officials face charges over firework factory blast
In Narathiwat, 4 local civil servants are to be charged by police regarding construction permits issued to the owner of the firework factory which exploded last month causing decimation to a huge area, 10 deaths and injury to more than 100 locals. Pol. Gen. Surachet Hakparn, is quoted as stating that misconduct by those civil servants was highlighted during initial investigations which are ongoing.

– Bangkok Mum seeks compensation after newborn passes away in daycare
A working mother in the capital has applied to the Office of the Consumer Protection for them to obtain compensation for the passing of her newborn child, left in a nursery where she choked on milk and was not revived. The baby was taken to a clinic where a GP attempted to revive her without success. The nursery, a legal and licenced centre has, according to the Mum, not been in contact with her since a few days after the child’s passing last month.

– Angry Thai wife butchers husband’s mistress
A Samut prakan woman remains in a police cell after stabbing ther errant husband’s mistress. Seems he failed to fund his family costs, even basics for his children but, according to the wife, squandered what he had on the bit on the side. On arrival police found the injured woman, the knife and the wife, who handed herself over without issue. No word on the whereabouts of her husband.

– Pattaya Tai parking rules reinforced
Motorists on South Pattaya road, Pattaya Tai, are warned that the old laws of alternate day parking on each side are being reintroduced from next week. The 11am-11pm hour rule means that one side or the other is cleared of parked vehicles, giving extra width to the traffic which is often congested. As, when it was previously introduced, the law is expected to be firmly applied and in the past vehicles were towed away whilst the owners shopped. Best to avoid as the fines and tow costs are high.

– Crackdown on illegal Cannabis shops sees 31 closed
As legal action has been taken across the country against unlicensed cannabis shops, operators here are under warning to HAVE licensing documents available or face arrest. Phuket has already seen 31 shops facing action based on either operating without a licence or breaking the conditions of their licences and as the low season sees many without customers anyway, those without papers HERE TOO can expect a visit.

– Rain clouds blanket Eastern seaboard 
This morning rain clouds blanketed our area, as far as Koh Chang but with little in the way of rainfall, that may change as storm clouds cover the region and are expected to remain over us for much of the day.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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