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Patong Police chief assures corruption officer suspects in exile, dissolves police volunteers unit
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub / file
 

PHUKET: Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee today confirmed that none of the officers transferred out of Patong while under investigation for alleged corruption have returned to their posts in Phuket’s busiest tourism town.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053811-patong-police-chief-assures-corruption-officer-suspects-in-exile-dissolves-police-volunteers-unit/

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Mentally affected assailants face criminal assault charges nonetheless

 

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POLICE HAVE charged two “hot-headed” perpetrators in two separate assault cases despite their claims of suffering from serious illnesses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053808-mentally-affected-assailants-face-criminal-assault-charges-nonetheless/

 

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Agrichemicals severely contaminating tap water in province

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 
Nong Bua Lamphu 

 

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Assoc Professor Puangrat Kajitvichyanukul yesterday holds up a test tube containing a sample of tap water, which will be analysed to see if it is contaminated with paraquat. She was at a local water plant in Nong Bua Lamphu.

 

THE CONTAMINATION with agrichemicals in Nong Bua Lamphu remains severe according to the latest analysis by Naresuan University researchers, which found very high concentration of four prominent herbicides in soil, water, vegetables, fish and even in local tap water samples.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053834-agrichemicals-severely-contaminating-tap-water-in-province/

 

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Phetchaburi town swamped as dam releases water, river overflows

By The Nation

 

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The Phetchaburi River yesterday inundated Phetchaburi’s Muang district as the upstream Kaeng Krachan Dam released water after reaching 109 per cent of its capacity.

 

THE PHETCHABURI River has overflowed, leaving its riverside areas flooded for a stretch of at least 60 kilometres.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053835-phetchaburi-town-swamped-as-dam-releases-water-river-overflows/

 

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New farm practices credited for fewer infections

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 
NONG BUA LAMPHU 

 

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LESS CASES OF FLESH-EATING DISEASE ALSO PUT DOWN TO BETTER LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

THE POTENTIALLY debilitating “flesh-eating disease” is under better control in Nong Bua Lamphu province this year, after an awareness campaign and increased regulation helped reduce the use of harmful herbicides, say medical officers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053836-new-farm-practices-credited-for-fewer-infections/

 

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Disappointment for Thailand: Sopita fails to medal

By Lerpong amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Olympic and World champion Sopita Tanasan suffered a major shock last night, failing to even medal in the women’s weightlifting 53 kg at the Asian Games in Indonesia.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053837-disappointment-for-thailand-at-asian-games-sopita-fails-to-medal/

 

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Thai July export growth seen at 9.8 percent year-on-year, data due Wednesday

 

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FILE PHOTO: A shipping container is lifted from a truck to load onto a ship at a port in Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's customs-cleared annual exports may have risen 9.8 percent in July, a Reuters poll showed, quickening from an 8.19 percent increase in the previous month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053838-thai-july-export-growth-seen-at-98-percent-year-on-year-data-due-wednesday/

 

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Deputy Tourist Police chief made Prawit’s assistant spokesman

By JITRAPORN SENAWONG 
THE NATION

 

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DEPUTY PRIME Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also defence minister, has made Tourist Police Deputy Chief Surachet Hakphan his assistant spokesman. The appointment has been effective since Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053839-deputy-tourist-police-chief-surachet-hakphan-made-prawit’s-assistant-spokesman/

 

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PM insists polls will be held in February

By THE NATION

 

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Prayut says many parties want him to stay in power; urges voters not to repeat past

 

WHILE maintaining he wants a general election in February, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday claimed he had received support from many political parties to “stay longer” in power.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053840-pm-prayut-insists-polls-will-be-held-in-february/

 

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Activists and academic among top candidates for NHRC posts

By THE NATION

 

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MEDIA representatives and bureaucrats make up over half of the seven finalists selected as prospective new members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053841-activists-and-academic-among-top-candidates-for-nhrc-posts/

 

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Family checks rocker ‘Sek Loso’ into hospital for bipolar treatment

By The Nation

 

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Thai rocker Seksan “Sek Loso” Sukpimai has suffered from a severe bipolar disorder and is in urgent need of treatment, his family members told a press conference on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053773-untreated-mental-illness-left-sek-loso-delusional-living-in-filth-son/?do=findComment&comment=13290984

 

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Cabinet okays new ministerial appointments

By JAKRAWAN SALAYTOO 
THE NATION 

 

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THE CABINET endorsed the appointment of new permanent secretaries for several ministries yesterday as part of the annual reshuffle of government officials.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053842-thai-cabinet-okays-new-ministerial-appointments/

 

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Mercedes boss stresses infrastructure for EVs

By KINGSLEY WIJAYASINHA 
THE NATION

 

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Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd president and CEO Michael Grewe poses with the 2018 S 560 Cabriolet, priced at Bt16.72 million.

 

TO ENSURE a smooth transition towards EVs (electric vehicles) in Thailand, the government needs to make sure that there is adequate and efficient infrastructure to serve the end-users, according to Michael Grewe, president of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053843-mercedes-boss-stresses-infrastructure-for-evs-in-thailand/

 

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A sad affair in the South

By The Nation

 

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Three Myanmar nationals face deportation for voluntarily teaching kids in Pattani. It can’t be allowed to happen

 

This past week Immigration police in Pattani arrested a tourist and two migrant workers from Myanmar for doing volunteer work at a Buddhist temple in the conflict-ravaged southernmost province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053844-a-sad-affair-in-the-south-deportation-for-voluntarily-teaching-kids-in-pattani/

 

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Sek Loso: A loose cannon with nothing to lose

By Tulsathit Taptim 
The Nation

 

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“I just want you to understand. The things I have done, it’s because my heart told me to. Baby, don’t be mad. Forgive me, darling. I won’t bother you ever again.” – Sek Loso, from his song “Jai Sang Ma”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053845-sek-loso-a-loose-cannon-with-nothing-to-lose/

 

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Phuket ready for ‘hungry ghost’ festival

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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The Phuket City Municipality has organised a wide range of activities for the annual Por Tor festival from August 23 to September 9 in Phuket Town.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053846-phuket-ready-for-‘hungry-ghost’-festival/

 

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Koh Tao rape victim escapes island and reports attack to police in the UK

 

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On the 26th of June 2018 another British girl had her drink spiked, was robbed and raped at approximately 1am on what has become the notorious Sairee Beach on the island of Koh Tao.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053847-koh-tao-rape-victim-escapes-island-and-reports-attack-to-police-in-the-uk/

 

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Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort convicted on eight of 18 charges

By Karen Freifeld, Nathan Layne and Ginger Gibson

 

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053848-former-trump-campaign-chairman-manafort-convicted-on-eight-of-18-charges/

 

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction

By Brendan Pierson

 

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053849-ex-trump-lawyer cohen-in-guilty-plea-says-made-payments-at-candidates-direction/

 

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U.S. deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

By Brendan O'Brien and Noah Barkin

 

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Jakiw Palij, a 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, is pictured in a 1949 visa photo in this undated handout image obtained by Reuters August 21, 2018. U.S. Department of Justice/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labour camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053850-us-deports-accused-former nazi guard-to-germany/

 

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Madonna defends herself after Aretha Franklin tribute backlash

 

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Madonna on Tuesday hit back at critics of her speech about the late Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show, saying she had been asked only to share an anecdote about the late Queen of Soul.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053851-madonna defends-herself-after-aretha-franklin-tribute-backlash/

 

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Is Pheu Thai smart to have Chalerm as presenter?

 

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Like father like son…Wan tries to sell his “tough guy” image just like his father Chalerm once did to win votes

 

Not many people doubt Chalerm Yubamrung’s claim that the Pheu Thai Party will win the majority in the next election. A lot more, however, must be wondering why he has to say it. In other words, they have no idea why the party allows him to say it.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053852-is-pheu-thai-smart-to-have-chalerm-as-presenter/

 

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Australian PM rejects Cabinet resignations as new challenge looms

By Colin Packham

 

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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected the resignations of seven Cabinet members who backed a rival for leadership, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday, as he seeks to quell a renewed bid by a conservative challenger.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053853-australian-pm-rejects-cabinet-resignations-as-new-challenge-looms/

 

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Thai police swoop! Arrest US actor on arrival in Phuket over pyramid scheme

 

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The Department of Special Investigation and immigration cops arrested a US national who arrived in Phuket yesterday on a tourist visa.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053854-thai-police-swoop-arrest-us-actor-on-arrival-in-phuket-over-pyramid-scheme/

 

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Danny Boyle out as next James Bond movie director

By Jill Serjeant

 

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Acclaimed British director Danny Boyle has pulled out of the latest James Bond movie due to "creative differences," the producers of the multimillion-dollar film franchise said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053855-danny boyle out-as-next-james-bond-movie-director/

 

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Russian who posed as Thai cop to defraud Thai woman arrested in Pattaya

 

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Immigration police swooped at The Vision Condo on Pratumnak Hill yesterday to arrest a 31 year old Russian national who they say defrauded a Thai woman out of millions of baht.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053856-russian-who-posed-as-thai-cop-to-defraud-thai-woman-arrested-in-pattaya/

 

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More Phuket monkeys to be sterilised next month

By Chutharat Plerin

 

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PHUKET: The Director of the Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Theaw has today confirmed that a further 250 monkeys will be sterilised as part of an ongoing project aimed at limiting the island’s growing monkey population.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053858-more-phuket-monkeys-to-be-sterilised-next-month/

 

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GISTDA acknowledges flood conditions but says situation is manageable

 

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NAN, 22 August 2018 (NNT) – The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has reported that 30,000 rai of land in Nan is experiencing flooding with most of it being lowland, while confirming that over 700,000 rai of land has been set aside for the retention of flood water. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053860-gistda-acknowledges-flood-conditions-but-says-situation-is-manageable/

 

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‘High’ driver races minibus with 40 passengers to flee police

By The Nation

 

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In what might have felt like their worst nightmare come true, 40 passengers on a minibus bound from Phra Pradaeng to Phahurat on Tuesday night found themselves erratically swerving from side to side on the road while hurtling at high speed as the driver, who later admitted to being high on meth, tried to elude pursuing police officers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053864-‘high’-driver-races-minibus-with-40-passengers-to-flee-police/

 

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