Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (12th 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.

Thai government considers new measures to control gun and narcotics abuse

The government plans to overhaul gun ownership laws, to make it harder for people to acquire licensed firearms, to empower authorities to confiscate guns from people who are mentally unfit to own them, and to grant amnesty and incentives to those in illegal possession of guns to surrender them to the authorities.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the first meeting on gun and illegal narcotic control, with related ministries and the Royal Thai Police, in light of the mass murder in Nong Bua Lam Phu last week.

Hashtag against True-DTAC merger trends top on Thai Twitter on Wednesday

The “Stop mobile phone monopoly” hashtag is trending top on Twitter in Thailand today, with more than 120,000 tweets so far, after True and DTAC yesterday urged the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, or NBTC, to decide quickly on their merger plan. The NBTC announced that it will decide on the merger on October 20th.

Warnings of possible flooding in Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon

The National Water Command Centre has warned people living in Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon provinces to brace for overflows from the Tha Chin River until Sunday.

According to the centre, heavy rain over the Krasiao reservoir on Sunday and Monday has resulted in an increase of an estimated 318 million cubic metres of water, forcing officials to increase the rate of discharge through the dam into the Tha Chin River and Krasiao Creek.

Thai exports to Saudi Arabia increase by 15.9% in eight months

Thailand exported goods worth more than 43 billion baht to Saudi Arabia during the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 15.9% year on year. The Thai exports included automobiles, car accessories and parts, wood and finished wood products, rubber products, canned and processed seafood, machinery and parts and animal feed.


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