Ferry capsize: 1 dead, 2 more rescued, 4 still missing
SURAT THANI: Two of the seven people who went missing after a ferry capsized off Koh Samui island on Saturday night have been rescued, leaving four still unaccounted for, while the body of the skipper was recovered, governor Wichawut Jinto announced on Sunday.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has directed authorities to seize the body of a new witness in the "Boss" hit-and-run case for a new autopsy to end public doubt about the circumstances of his death.
Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Sunday Gen Prayut's decision to confiscate the body of Jaruchart Maadthong was to allow forensic officials to conduct a thorough autopsy as the public questioned the timing of his death.
Heavy rain is likely to prevail in all regions from Aug 2-4, according to the Thai Meteorological Department's 11am weather forecast on Sunday.
The department said at 10am on Sunday, tropical storm "Sinlaku" made landfall over Vietnam. It was centred at Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, with maximum sustained winds of about 65 kilometres per hour.
Thailand on Sunday reported five new imported coronavirus cases, for an accumulated total of 3,317. The death toll remained at 58.
The new patients recently returned to Thailand from Russia, Indonesia, Bahrain, Germany and Japan.
NAKHON PHANOM: A man known to be a major drug dealer of drugs smuggled from Laos was arrested on Saturday with a large quantity of methamphetamine pills by rangers in Tha Uthen district, authorities said.
SURAT THANI: Seven people were missing and nine others rescued after a ferry hit by a strong storm capsized after leaving Koh Samui island, heading for the Don Sak boat pier on the mainland on Saturday night, local media reported.
Workers protest over low wages at factory in Buri Ram province
Hundreds of handbag factory workers on Satuday protested in front of their workplace in Buri Ram's Lam Plai Mat district, accusing their employer of underpaying employees.
Over 300 rallied in front of the factory and protested against a decision by their employer to reduce their daily income to 198 baht per day earlier this year.
State-run schools looking to resume normal hours were warned by the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) to wait for approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) before going ahead.