Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (10th October 2022)
Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today.
Two CNN reporters deported from Thailand for having incorrect visas, not blacklisted
Two CNN reporters, who entered the crime scene at the childcare centre in Nong Bua Lam Phu province to cover the mass killings last Thursday, are scheduled to depart from Bangkok for Hong Kong this afternoon.
Thai immigration sources said that the two journalists are being deported because they held tourist visas but were working in Thailand. However, they will not be blacklisted and they may return to work in Thailand, provided that they obtain the correct visas and work permits.
PM attend funerals for mass murder victims in Nong Bua Lam Phu province
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his entourage attended the funerals of some of the victims of the Nong Bua Lam Phu mass murder yesterday. They offered their moral support to families of the victims. Meanwhile, a religious ceremony was held at the child care centre, where the atrocity occurred, to bless the souls of the dead.
38 people died in the mass killing, the worst of its kind in Thailand.
Three oarsmen missing hours after capsize during boat race on Chi River
Three oarsmen are still missing after their boat crashed into a bridge support and capsized during a longboat race on the Chi River, in Muang district of the north-eastern province of Maha Sarakham yesterday. However, 37 other oarsmen were plucked from the raging river by their competitors, who immediately rushed to their rescue.
Cooler weather expected in most parts of the country from Wednesday
The Meteorological Department has advised people in most parts of the country today to brace for the arrival of the cold season, with heavy rain forecast for today and tomorrow. Then, on Wednesday, temperatures in the north-eastern region are forecast to drop 3-5 degrees celsius, and 1-3 degrees celsius in the northern, central and eastern regions.