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Carnage continues on Thai roads

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People die on Thai roads, at the scene of the accident, at a rate of 39 per day (average for 2018). This shameful and tragic toll was exceeded on Tuesday this week when 58 people lost their lives on Thai roads.

While this was the single worst  day for road deaths this month, the figures are still unofficial and grow in the weeks that follow any road incident as all jurisdictions eventually send their reports in. Plus there are those who die in hospitals which aren’t taken into account in the reporting of road deaths. Then, of course, are the thousands who are maimed or injured each year who we rarely hear about.

Daily News has reported one of the worst cases which occurred last Tuesday involving a young lady who had just left the showroom on her shiny new Honda Zoomer-X.

The motorbike had only 2 kilometers on the clock when 19 year old Looksorn Bunchoo from Sisaket was involved in a collision.

When police arrived a pick-up was parked 40 metres away from the accident scene on the Rangsit to Nakorn Nayok road near the Piak Hua Pla Restaurant. Her head had been crushed under the wheel of the pick-up.

Her helmet was unused, still sitting under the seat of the bike. The ignition key was still in its plastic covering.

So far 8,901 people have died at the scene of accidents since the start of 2018. In August, so far, there have been 453 fatalities on Thai roads.

The Thaiger has chosen not to include the link of the graphic accident shown on the original story.

Drive safely. Always wear a bike helmet and NEVER drink and drive.

SOURCE: Daily News

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Soi Dog congratulates the Hanoi people’s committee ban on dog and cat meat trade

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Barely 24 hours after urging citizens to stop eating dogs and cats, Hanoi’s authorities have announced that the sale of dog meat will be banned from the central districts of the city from 2021.


The director of the city’s Department of Animal Health, Nguyen Ngoc Son, told Lao Dong Newspaper on Wednesday (September 12)...


“Following a direction from the city’s People’s Committee that called on residents to ease off eating dog meat, we are building a plan to gradually phase out the slaughtering and trading of dog meat.


“By 2021 there will be no dog meat restaurants in the city centre.”


The People’s Committee had asked city residents the previous day to stop eating dog and cat meat, and urged local district authorities to launch campaigns to warn people about the risks of contracting diseases, includi...

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MP numbers being shuffled around in lead up to Thai election

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Some of Thailand's key political parties are set to see a significant reduction in MPs after new regulations were issued reducing the number of constituency candidates.

For instance, Pheu Thai Party’s strongholds – the North and the Northeast – will lose 13 seats in Parliament, while the Democrat Party could lose six MPs, as the number of seats in the South and Bangkok has been reduced by three each.

Political analyst Stithorn Thananithichot said no parties were gaining an upper hand at this stage, adding that the impact of gerrymandering would only surface once the exact electoral boundaries are drawn.

"The political parties will have no choice but to make adjustments in accordance with the new boundaries."

The number of MPs from each province was published in the Royal Gazette yesterday. Since the number of constituency candidates have been reduced by 25 – from 375 in 2011 to 350 based on the new Constitution – the decrea...
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