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Fire engulfs textile factory in Chon Buri

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A fire has partially destroyed two warehouses at a textile factory in Chon Buri’s Ban Bueng district, north-east of Pattaya.

The fire started at the Dtex Industry Company factory in Moo 1 village in Tambon Map Phai before 6:30am yesterday morning.

Ten fire engines arrived when the fire had swept through the first warehouse, whose roof collapsed, and the fire had spread to the second building.

Firefighters managed to control the blaze in the second building. Police learned from workers that the factory operated its textile machines permanently with 10 workers manning equipment on each shift.

SOURCE: The Nation



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Deputy PM promises ‘no coup’ after the election

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Thailand’s Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan is hosing down speculation that there could be another coup after the March 24 general election if the votes don’t support the pro-military parties.

Responding to questions about his role in maintaining peace and order around this Sunday’s election, General Prawit says there is “nothing to worry about”, including the situation in the three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.

He says there are no special orders to officials in charge of security affairs.

He told reporters to ask the Ruang Palang Prachachart Thai party founder Suthep Thuagsuban about his reported threat to stage street protests if the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party wins the election (again).

General Prawit dismissed speculation that he would act as a negotiator to help form a coalition government with the pro-military Palang Pracharat party. He also said that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha had not asked him to stay on after the election.

On the eve of the election (tomorrow), most parties will hold major campaign rallies in Bangkok and in their respective political strongholds, according to Thai PBS.

It is unlikely that any single party will win a majority of the lower house seats and will need to negotiate a coalition with other parties. If no party wins a majority of lower house seats, the combined houses of parliament, which includes the military-appointed upper house, will sit to choose an ‘outsider’ prime minister which could be almost any Thai citizen.

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Chiang Rai

King awards rescuers of Mu Pa football team

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His Majesty the King has awarded 187 people, including 115 foreigners, with The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn for the rescue of the Mu Pa football team last July.

The announcement in the Royal Gazette reads the government recognises that those people who helped those in peril performed good deeds and deserved to be honored.

They will be granted the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn.

The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn was established by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) on July 22, 1991 to be bestowed upon those who have rendered devotional services to the Kingdom of Thailand.

The title Direkgunabhorn (ดิเรกคุณาภรณ์) roughly translates as “Noble order of abundance and quality.”

SOURCE: NNT | Wikipedia

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Chiang Rai

Mu Pa football team helps recover equipment from Tham Luang Caves

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The 27 year old Coach Aek (left), and other members from the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football squad, were on hand to help recover equipment from the Tham Luang Caves this week.

Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang caves, the scene of the international cave rescue last July, remains closed to all visitors since February 19 to allow Thai Navy SEALs to enter and recover equipment left in the five kilometre cave network after the rescue mission.

Read more about the retrieval mission HERE.

The Chiang Rai PR Department reports that navy seals and officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation have been recovering equipment and 40 oxygen tanks left inside the cave since the rescue of the 13 team members last year.

See The Thaiger’s short video of the rescue mission HERE.

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