Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (14th September 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.
Charter Court to issue ruling on PM Prayut’s term in office on September 30th
The Constitutional Court has scheduled the issuance of a ruling on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year term in office on September 30th at 3 pm. The court said there is sufficient evidence for them to reach a decision on the issue in question, which only concerns an issue of legality.
Two army personnel killed, one injured at Thailand’s Army War College
Two army personnel were killed and another seriously injured when a gunman, reported to be a non-commissioned officer, opened fire at his colleagues in an office at the Army War College in Bangkok’s Dusit district this morning. The gunman, whose identity was not disclosed, was apprehended by military police, while the injured person was rushed to Phramongkutklao Hospital.
Some flooded areas in Bangkok may be declared disaster zones
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is considering whether to declare some areas in the capital disaster zones, so financial assistance can be provided to flood victims. Bangkok’s Governor said that the matter is not yet concluded, as the city administration will have to assess the damage in the affected areas, and more consultations are required because, in such a case, the BMA will have to secure funding from the government.
World champion given suspended jail term for wakeboarding on road
World wakeboard champion Daniel Grant has been given a one-month suspended jail term and fined 5,000 baht by the Thanyaburi Provincial Court, after he was found guilty of traffic violations and obstructing traffic by wakeboarding on a road in the Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani province last Thursday night.
The 24-year-old Thai-British wakeboarder posted a video clip on his Facebook page showing him wakeboarding along the Phahonyothin Road, in front of Bangkok University, following a downpour which partially flooded the road. The clip generated many comments for and against, prompting the police to summon him to acknowledge the charges.