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French Journalist’s BTS Death A Suicide, Bangkok Police Say

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Bangkok police say French journalist and embassy deputy spokesman Arnaud Jean-Claude Dubus committed suicide by jumping from a BTS station platform Monday.

The 56-year-old author and deputy information officer died of a severe head wound below the Saphan Taksin station. Police, who have not concluded their investigation yet, said he had suffered from depression and complained recently about work stress.

Dubus moved to Thailand in 1989, working as a journalist and commentator for Radio France Internationale, Liberation, Le Temps and TV 5. In 2018, he took the embassy post. He authored several books, including the recent “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand”.

“A gentle and modest person, Arnaud was thoughtful, well informed, and always exceptionally considerate toward others,” the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand said in a statement.

Police said he arrived at the BTS station via motorbike purchased a ticket and was seen climbing over the railing at Exit 3. His body was found five minutes later.

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

Two Chinese nationals were arrested and 1,000 cannabis plants seized after Bangkok Metropolitan police raided a warehouse in the On Nut area following a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

The two men, here on student visas, were selling dried organic marijuana to clients for 250,000 baht per kilo, however, their landlord became suspicious at high power bills running into six-figures every month in a property with a monthly rental price of only 40,000 baht.

On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

He called the police and asked them to look into the matter and surveillance was put in place to gather evidence.

Wu Ding Bin, 41, said to be the ringleader in the online business, caught on he was being watched and cut the power to the warehouse letting all the plants die.

Police had gathered enough evidence against him and raided the warehouse while another team picked him up at a condo on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24/3.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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