Students panic as millions flow through bank accounts

Students panic as millions flow through bank accounts

Five students who were hired to open several bank accounts in their names, and paid 500 baht for each one, were thrown into a panic when they later learned that millions of baht were being cycled through them every month. A woman identified only as Chomnapha took her 17-year-old son “Beam” and four friends to report the details to police on Thursday after a bank official visited her at home […]

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Court freezes Thai TV’s B1.97bn bank guarantee

Court freezes Thai TV’s B1.97bn bank guarantee

The atmosphere is sombre at Thai TV’s 1177 news channel after the company failed to pay the second instalment of licence fees in May 2015. (Bangkok Post file photo by Thanarak Khunton) The Supreme Administrative Court has issued an injunction to protect Thai TV’s bank guarantee of 1.97 billion baht until it learns why the company had to shut down its two digital channels two years ago. The court issued […]

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Five troops wounded in twin blasts

Five troops wounded in twin blasts

Officials inspect the bomb scene in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district. (Photo by Waedao Harai) Five soldiers were wounded in two bomb explosions in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district, local officials said. According to Thai media, the two attacks took place about 30 minutes apart and the second one was believed to target the officers deployed to inspect the first blast. The first bomb went off at the back of a fisheries […]

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Crew hospitalised after gas leak on foreign fishing vessel

Crew hospitalised after gas leak on foreign fishing vessel

Evacuated crew receive first aid after being overcome by leaking refrigerant gas on the fishing vessel Tiara 108. (photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan) Twenty crew members were affected and 10 were rushed to hospital after a gas leak aboard a foreign tuna fishing vessel berthed in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district on Friday morning. The leak aboard the Panama-registered Tiara 108 was reported about 9.30 am. An emergency rescue team found […]

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SET up 6.19 to 1,569.30 at midday

SET up 6.19 to 1,569.30 at midday

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index rose 0.40%, or 6.19 points, to 1,569.30 at noon on Friday. Total trading value was 18.6 billion baht, with 4.5 billion shares changed hands. SET50 index gained 0.32%, or 3.18 points, to 990.97 in trade worth 9.6 billion baht. MAI advanced 0.54%, or 3.08 points, to 572.49 in transactions worth 1.2 billion baht. Top 5 most active stocks   Close Change Baht % […]

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