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New Democracy activist Rangisman Rome arrested by police
Rangsiman Rome, a noted activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), was taken in by police on Sunday with an “unseen” arrest warrant. His arrest comes a day before he was due to ask the junta government to disclose details of the controversial Thai-Chinese rail project.

WAT PA MAHA Chedi Kaew in Khun Han district in Si Sa Ket in the Northeast is better known among local residents as the “Temple of a Million Bottles”.

Thai oil tanker arrives in Songkhla after being robbed of diesel in Malaysian waters
A Thai oil tanker attacked by pirates on Friday arrived in the southern Songkhla province on Sunday after 1.5 million litres of diesel fuel was stolen, officials said.

Joy in Sae Kaew as US museum agrees to return stone carving to temple
About 100 local villagers attending a ritual to worship supernatural beings at Praasaat Khao Luon in Sa Kaew’s Ta Phraya district on Sunday were overjoyed to hear that the Khmer temple’s “Thab Lang” stone carving piece would be returned from the United States.

National strategy draft won’t corrupt charter requirements: Peerasak
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vice president Peerasak Porjit said on Sunday that the NLA was confident its 20-year national strategy bill draft would not corrupt the charter’s stipulation requiring rounded participation in legislation process.

Primary voting system violates Constitution’s principles: Abhisit
The proposed primary voting system could violate the charter’s principles as it was designed to obstruct many parties from nominating MP candidates in constituencies, said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday.

220,000 people answer Prayut’s four questions on country’s future
More than 220,000 people have answered Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s four questions about politics and the future of the country in the first 10 days since the government started accepting public opinions, a senior official said.

Mass ordination held in Surin coincides with blood donation on behalf of Kings
A mass ordination for monks and novices was held in Surin’s Muang district on Sunday with 54 young men riding horses, 15 elephants, horse carriages and tricycles in a nostalgic old-style parade around the city to the tune of traditional music.

Southern provinces urged to saw power during temporary shutdown
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has urged people in the southern provinces to save electricity as the Jana power plant will stop its power supply due to technical problems at a natural gas production platform in the Joint Development Area (JDA) with Malaysia.

Women posts video of alleged theft of fish on Facebook
Police are looking for a woman and two men who are accused of stealing nearly all the carp from a pond, with the owner saying she had raised the fish for over a decade and they had high sentimental value.

Phrae residents hoist traditional prayer flags in honour of late King
The northern province of Phrae organised a special ceremony to offer Tung rectangular traditional prayer flags to make merit for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday.

Financial wrangling over dowry disrupts weekend wedding
A wedding that turned into a police complaint on Saturday, after a groom deserted his wedding in Nakhon Ratchasima following a dowry dispute, came to a conclusion on Sunday as both parties agreed to a settlement.

Running and cycling campaign aims to raise funds for rural patients
Members of the public have been invited to join the “3gether: Run & Ride for Life” running and cycling charity campaign held from July 22 to 28 by faculty at Chiang Mai University in the North, Khon Kaen University in the Northeast and Prince of Songkhla University in the South.

Kalasin resident in limbo after protected tree falls on her house
A woman whose house in Kalasin’s Yang Talad district was damaged by a Siamese rosewood tree has complained that she has had to stay with her children because her home could not be repaired because she was afraid of being punished if she cut the tree down.

Operations to be suspended at CPF plant in Bangkok after fatal accident
The Industry Ministry is in the process of issuing an order to suspend the operations of the Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) plant in Bangkok, following a tragic death of five people at the factory on Friday, a ministry spokesperson has said.

Nation bike ride tours Songkhla seaside
About 1,200 cyclists in Songkhla and nearby provinces joined the “Nation Bike Thailand 2017” ride in Songkhla, which was held on Sunday under the theme of “Pan Muang Kila, Songkhla Song Lae”, or “cycling in the sport city of two-sea Songkha”.

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition
BANGKOK - When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

Thai Muslims mark Eid ul-Fitr
More than 2,000 Thai Muslims, with children, attended special Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Nakhon Yala Municipality’s Youth Centre Stadium in the Muang district of Yala province on Sunday.

Be determined to push for true democracy: Sulak
NOTED social thinker Sulak Sivaraksa called on Thai society yesterday to learn from the past and have strong determination in revolutionising the country for a “true democracy”.

Activist calls for review of safety measures at dangerous sites
A LABOUR academic has urged business leaders and authorities to review safety measures at wastewater treatment facilities and other dangerous sites following the tragic death of five people at the Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) plant in Bangkok on Friday.

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