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Pattaya "sex orgy" hotel named: Police chief going after participants despite no nakedness

 

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The hotel at the center of claims it hosted a sex orgy has been named as the A-One The Royal Cruise in North Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053697-pattaya-sex-orgy-hotel-named-police-chief-going-after-participants-despite-no-nakedness/

 

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New app helps traffic police nab fugitives on the road

By The Nation

 

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A new mobile app has helped Bangkok traffic police arrest two fugitives over the past two weeks, a senior police officer said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053631-new-app-helps-traffic-police-nab-fugitives-on-the-road/

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Veteran politico Chalerm 'certain' of Pheu Thai majority at general election

By The Nation

 

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Chalerm Yoobamrung, a key figure in the Pheu Thai Party, expressed confidence on Monday that the previously ruling party would win the next general election.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053633-veteran-politico-chalerm-certain-of-pheu-thai-majority-at-general-election/

 

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Election could be held between February and May: Wissanu

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION 

 

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FEBRUARY 24 will be earliest date when the next general election can be held and full resumption of political activities will be allowed no earlier than 150 days before the vote, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday after meeting with the new Election Commission (EC) members.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053680-election-could-be-held-between-february-and-may-wissanu/

 

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River swells to dangerously high levels

By THE NATION

 

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Kaeng Krachan Dam in Phetchaburi province overflows again yesterday at 775.513 million cubic metres – or 109 per cent of its full capacity of 710 million cubic metres.

 

‘Severe flooding can be avoided if there is no rain’

 

THE WATER level in the Phetchaburi River is rising dangerously throughout its stretch from the overwhelmed Kaeng Krachan Dam. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053681-phetchaburi-river-swells-to-dangerously-high-levels/

 

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Talks on with M’sia over arrest of Thai police

By THE NATION

 

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THAILAND and Malaysia offered differing accounts of an incident off Satun province on Sunday, in which four Thais, including three police senior sergeant-majors, were arrested and accused of robbing Malaysian fishing boats.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053682-talks-on-with-malaysia-over-arrest-of-thai-police/

 

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Activists brace for new war on agri-chemicals

By THE NATION

 

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Pressure to be applied on PM appointed panel to ban three chemicals.

 

THE CALLS for a ban on the use of paraquat and two other farm chemicals seen as dangerous are growing louder again, as a government-appointed panel is set to discuss the issue at its first meeting tomorrow. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053683-activists-brace-for-new-war-on-agri-chemicals/

 

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Complaint over breast implant gone badly wrong

By THE NATION

 

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A 27-YEAR-OLD former bank employee on Monday filed a police complaint against a well-known cosmetic clinic in central Bangkok over a breast-enhancement procedure that led to a severe infection, causing her damages worth Bt900,000.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053685-complaint-over-breast-implant-gone-badly-wrong/

 

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Thai university admission system revamped in response to criticism

By CHULEEPORN ARAMNET 
THE NATION 

 

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THE THAI UNIVERSITY Central Admission System (TCAS) has devised a new schedule and new rules, aiming at solving problems detected earlier this year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053686-thai-university-admission-system-revamped-in-response-to-criticism/

 

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Chiang Mai school’s hands-on policy has its young students flourishing

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA 
THE NATION 
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“TAKE ME to your heart. Take me to your soul. Give me your hand before I’m old Show me what love is – haven’t got a clue Show me that wonders can be true…,” croons a 15-year-old in front of his school’s important visitors this week.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053687-chiang-mai-school’s-hands-on-policy-has-its-young-students-flourishing/

 

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Bitcoin scam suspect claims he is victim too

By THE NATION

 

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Prasit Srisuwan

 

Prasit Srisuwan, a major stock investor and suspect in the Bt800-million bitcoin scam, has denied any wrongdoing, and instead claimed to be one of the victims.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053688-bitcoin-scam-suspect-claims-he-is-victim-too/

 

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Life beyond the smartphone

By Parinyaporn Pajee 
The Nation 

 

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Generation Z, as the kids born between 1995 and 2010 as known, were weaned on the conveniences of the digital age. /Nation Photo

 

A new camp for teens and preteens will attempt to wean young people away from their devices

 

Have we lost a whole generation to the digital world? It’s a question that worried parents often ask themselves as they try to communicate with teenagers whose faces are usually hidden by a screen.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053689-life-beyond-the-smartphone/

 

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Thais settle for silver as Asian Games  organisers indulge in shady practice 

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Vipavee Deekaballes and Suebsakun Sukchanya

 

Five-time Asian Championships winner Vipavee Deekaballes had to be content with the silver medal in the Asian Games downhill yesterday after being allowed severely limited time to get accustomed to the venue in Subang, Indonesia.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053690-thais-settle-for-silver-as-asian-games -organisers-indulge-in-shady-practice/

 

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Wissanu suggests restrictions on political activities to be eased in September

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today reiterated the time frame set for the general elections, which is between February 24 and May 5 next year, and suggested that political restrictions will be soon eased to allow political parties to carry out political activities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053680-election-could-be-held-between-february-and-may-wissanu/?do=findComment&comment=13287514

 

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Foreign tourist arrivals grow 11% over first 7 months of 2018

 

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BANGKOK, 21 August 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports has revealed that the number of foreign visitors in the first seven months of the year has grown by 11% from last year, while the number Chinese tourists is beginning to recover following the fatal Phuket boat accident last month. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053694-foreign-tourist-arrivals-grow-11-over-first-7-months-of-2018/

 

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TCC's Confidence Index rises due to improved tourism image

 

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BANGKOK, 21 August 2018 (NNT) – July's Confidence Index released by the Thai Chamber of Commerce has improved thanks to the improved image of tourism sector. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053695-thai-chamber-of-commerce-confidence-index-rises-due-to-improved-tourism-image/

 

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Exclusive: Trump worries that Mueller interview could be a 'perjury trap'

By Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and James Oliphant

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia's electoral interference.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053699-exclusive-trump-worries-that-mueller-interview-could-be-a-perjury-trap/

 

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London tube station shooting injures three people: police

 

(Reuters) - A shooting at London's Kingsbury tube station has left three people injured, police said on Monday night, adding that the shooting is "not terror related."

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053700-london-tube-station-shooting-injures-three-people-police/

 

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At least 10 dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy

By Philip Pullella

 

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A rescue helicopter is seen after several people were killed in a mountain gorge flooding, in the municipality of Civita, Calabria, Italy August 20, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/via REUTERS

 

ROME (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were hurled over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream, officials said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053702-at-least-10-dead-in-surge-of-white-water-creek-in-italy/

 

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Jury in ex-Trump aide Manafort's trial adjourns for day without a verdict

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld

 

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its third day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053703-jury-in-ex-trump-aide-manaforts-trial-adjourns-for-day-without-a-verdict/

 

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Australian prime minister survives leadership contest

 

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, a government official said, which came after weeks of speculation and falling opinion poll ratings.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053705-australian-prime-minister-survives-leadership-contest/

 

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Philip Morris praises proactive efforts by Thai agencies to suppress illegal cigarettes

By The Nation

 

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Pongsathorn Ansusinha, director for corporate affairs of Philip Morris (Thailand)

 

Philip Morris (Thailand) has applauded Thai authorities’ proactive suppression of illicit cigarettes, particularly in the deep South, saying it is an integrated approach crucial to containing the problem.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053710-philip-morris-praises-proactive-efforts-by thai-agencies-to-suppress-illegal-cigarettes/

 

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Teachers to teach only — not doing any more general work

 

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Starting on October 1, teachers of public schools will not be required to do general affairs work so they can focus on teaching, said Education Minister Thirakiat Charoensatthasilp at the mobile cabinet meeting in Chumphon province on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053712-teachers-to-teach-only-—-not-doing-any-more-general-work/

 

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Huge increase in fines and jail terms for drivers without licenses

 

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Thai Rath reported that proposals are in the pipeline for a large scale revamp of fines and jail terms for Thais without driving licenses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053714-huge-increase-in-fines-and-jail-terms-for-drivers-without-licenses/

 

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End of an era: Iconic JJ Green Night market to shut next week

 

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The Bangkok governor has confirmed that the popular JJ Green Night Market in Chatuchak will shut at the end of this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053718-end-of-an-era-iconic-jj-green-night-market-to-shut-next-week/

 

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Artificial rain-making operations for 13 water-scarce provinces

 

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As many provinces throughout the country are awash with rain and facing flooding, there are 13 provinces in northern, northeastern and central regions which are scarce of water and need help from artificial rain-making operations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053719-artificial-rain-making-operations-for-13-water-scarce-provinces/

 

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Two Israelis sentenced to 25 years in jail for murder of mob boss on Koh Samui

 

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Two Israeli men will spend the next 25 years in a Thai jail after being found guilty of murdering a fellow Israeli on Koh Samui in January.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053725-two-israelis-sentenced-to-25-years-in-jail-for-murder-of-mob-boss-on-koh-samui/

 

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