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20 per cent of emergency patient deaths blamed on traffic jam delays
MORE THAN 20 per cent of patients needing emergency treatment have died on their way to hospital because of delays due to traffic jams and uncooperative motorists, National Institute of Emergency Medicine (NIEM) secretary-general Anucha Setthasathian said.

Landslide warning for 5 provinces
FIVE SOUTHERN provinces are bracing for possible landslides and continued flooding as heavy rain persists in the area.

Only cancel guilty police applicants’ results: panel
ONLY APPLICANTS found culpable in the alleged police entrance-exam cheating scandal should have their test results cancelled, a fact-finding panel has recommended.

DSI probes lecturers’ fake academic records
SOME UNIVERSITY lecturers have used fake degrees to secure teaching positions at prestigious institutions, according to a complaint lodged to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

Former teacher still insists she is innocent
JOMSAP Saenmuangkhot, a former teacher from a school in the far Northeast, is at the centre of an extraordinary legal fight that has grabbed the country’s attention.

‘Teacher not scapegoat’ top police officer claims
Former teacher jomsap drove pickup truck that killed cyclist in 2015, new probe alleges

Special panel planned to change charter
CHANGES to the 2014 interim charter to allow the King discretion on the designation of a regent and to permit the prime minister to reacquire the draft constitution from the King so it can be adjusted was endorsed and promulgated on Sunday, as announced in the Royal Gazette website.

Govt wants an ‘agreement of truth’
Prawit proposes reconciliation deal that would be binding for political signatories.

The newly appointed national reform preparation committee chaired by two deputy prime ministers
Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong will share the chairmanship of the newly appointed national reform preparation committee with Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic affairs.

Mixed signals over Somkid’s suggestions for selecting governor’s
DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has suggested favouring provincial governors with “development vision” who are professional managers, but the Interior Ministry will still have the final say in selecting them, the prime minister said yesterday.

Jailed lese majeste offender could it uni exam in jail
Student activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa – charged last month with violating the lese majeste law and the Computer Crime Act for sharing online a BBC Thai article about the monarchy – will sit an exam in jail if a court rejects his latest request for bail, said Rights and Liberties Protection Department chief Pitikarn Sithidej on Monday.

Junta policies ‘must balance China, US’
Trump government unlikely to pressure Thailand on democratisation.

Twelve southern provinces brace for more flooding after heavy rain forecast
THE DEPARTMENT of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued a warning for 12 southern provinces to brace for potentially massive rainfall over the next five days, starting today.

Electronic anklet for escape-risk defendants
THE Court of Justice (CoJ) will adopt a new risk-assessment procedure for inmates and electronic monitoring anklet will be introduced for defendants under the scheme that takes effect on February 1.

Govt slammed for ‘flood warning failure’
Calls for investigation as criticism mounts about alleged lapses in alert system.

Kamnan blames top cop in ‘love triangle’ killing
A RATCHABURI-based kamnan has strongly implicated the former Ban Pong district police chief as the alleged mastermind behind the abduction and murder of a “tomboy” singer.

Pilot killed in Hat Yai air show crash to be promoted
THE PILOT killed in a crash during an air show in Songkhla on National Children’s Day will receive a seven-step posthumous promotion, the Air Force chief said yesterday.

Residents stare at uncertain future as Cabinet gives nod to blasting of Mekong River rapids
THE rough hands of veteran ferry driver Chalin Cheableam steer a small boat up the river to the Khon Phee Lhong rapids on the Mekong River. In his late 50s and having navigated boats on the Mekong River since he was teenager, Chalin has many stories about the geographical signatures of the river and connections to local lore.

Crash casts shadow over Children’s Day
THE NATIONWIDE Children’s Day celebration yesterday was marred by tragedy after a fighter jet plunged from the sky during a military air show in Songkhla province, killing the pilot.

Gripen fighters part of Air Force’s ambitious plan
THAILAND aims to become a leading power in Asean by having one of the strongest air forces in the region by the end of this decade.

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