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Thaivisa Exclusive: Huge new Pattaya hotel at Terminal 21 will serve no booze

 

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Thaivisa can reveal that the new hotel connected to the Terminal 21 development in Pattaya will not serve alcohol in any of its outlets or have alcohol in any of its rooms.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1054952-thaivisa-exclusive-huge-new-pattaya-hotel-at-terminal-21-will-serve-no-booze/

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More details on the new rules regarding work permits and working in Thailand

 

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Earlier this year it was revealed that Thailand had made major changes to the rules regarding work permits and its foreign labour law.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1054929-more-details-on-the-new-rules-regarding-work-permits-and-working-in-thailand/

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Court acquits Thaksin in TPI rehabilitation case

By THE NATION

 

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Says exPM showed no sign of gains, finds witnesses, evidence presented insufficient

 

THE SUPREME Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders yesterday acquitted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a malfeasance case, related to the 2003 rehabilitation of Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055021-court-acquits-thaksin-in-tpi-rehabilitation-case/

 

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Push for Thai climate fund

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Activists to table bottom up approach to combat global warming and its effects at UN conference.

 

CIVIC GROUPS will push next week for the creation of a climate fund for victims of climate change, bottom-up climate policies and the empowerment of local people to boost climate resilience, when they meet at a United Nations sponsored conference in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055022-push-for-thai-climate-fund/

 

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Kids app launched to keep children safe while chatting online

By Asina Pornwasin 
The Nation 

 

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FACEBOOK yesterday launched Messenger Kids in Thailand – an application that helps parents keep an eye on their children, while still allowing them to enjoy chatting with their friends online.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055023-kids-app-launched-to-keep-children-safe-while-chatting-online/

 

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HITTING BACK 

Brit hero cave diver Vernon Unsworth’s mum reveals her son IS preparing to sue Elon Musk over ‘paedo guy’ slur

The billionaire initially apologised for his remarks but has now repeated the slur prompting the Thailand cave rescue hero to consult lawyers

By Tariq Tahir

 

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Vernon Unsworth is now preparing to take legal action against Elon Musk //EPA

 

A BRITISH diver who helped in the Thailand cave rescue is suing Elon Musk after the Tesla tycoon called him a "paedo guy".

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055026-brit-hero-cave-diver-vernon-unsworth’s-mum-reveals-her-son-is-preparing-to-sue-elon-musk-over-‘paedo-guy’-slur/

 

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NACC remains ‘inconclusive’ over purchase of bogus detection devices

By THE NATION

 

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IT IS difficult for the nation’s anti-graft agency to conclude whether there was any wrongdoing in the Bt1.13-billion purchase of fake “remote substance detectors”, a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055027-nacc-remains-‘inconclusive’-over-purchase-of-bogus-detection-devices/

 

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New method for primary votes can overcome ban problem: Wissanu

By THE NATION

 

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PRIME MINISTER Prayuth Chan-o-cha will need to invoke Article 44 of the Constitution to deal with the issue of primary voting, as the junta has been slow in lifting the ban on political activities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055028-new-method-for-primary-votes-can-overcome-ban-problem-wissanu/

 

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Conservation plan for hornbills

By The Nation

 

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THE NATIONAL Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department announced yesterday that it would develop a national plan for the management and conservation of hornbills.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055029-thailand-conservation-plan-for-hornbills/

 

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4 clauses in new education bill can endanger lives: doctors, nurses

By The Nation

 

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THE MEDICAL Council and 10 other professional bodies said yesterday that four articles in the Higher Education Bill would threaten human life and the country’s future.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055030-4-clauses-in-new-education-bill-can-endanger-lives-doctors-nurses/

 

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Actor 'Boom' hears charges of colluding in bitcoin fraud, but maintains innocence

By KHANATHIT SRIHIRUNDAJ, 
KAMPANART LA-ONG 
THE NATION

 

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ACTOR JIRATPISIT “Boom” Jaravijit and his sibling, Thanasit Jaravijit, yesterday acknowledged charges of colluding in fraud. The charges were filed by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) as part of their investigation into an alleged Bt800-million bitcoin investment scam.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055031-actor-boom-hears-charges-of-colluding-in-bitcoin-fraud-but-maintains-innocence/

 

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Italthai eyes road construction dominance

By The Nation

 

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Italthai Industrial is actively gearing ahead to lead the road construction market through the introduction of the US brand Power Curbers and Power Pavers, aiming to penetrate all types of road construction up to mega projects.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055032-italthai-eyes-road-construction-dominance/

 

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PM wants Tham Luang to be upgraded as national park

 

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Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non forest park in Chiang Rai province to be upgraded as a national park so it can be developed into a tourist destination.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055033-pm-prayut-wants-tham-luang-to-be-upgraded-as-national-park/

 

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Constitutional Court rules FM Don can stay on his job pending verdict

 

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The Constitutional Court has ruled that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai can continue to perform his duty pending the court’s verdict on his qualification.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055034-constitutional-court-rules-fm-don-can-stay-on-his-job-pending-verdict/

 

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31 provinces warned of heavy and very heavy rains in coming week

 

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The National Water Resource Office issued a warning to people in 31 provinces to brace for heavy and very heavy rains in the coming week as it scheduled an urgent meeting with relevant agencies to handle the situation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055036-31-thai-provinces-warned-of-heavy-and-very-heavy-rains-in-coming-week/

 

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Trump sees no need for U.S.-South Korea war games at this time

By David Brunnstrom

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump believes he has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and there is no reason to be spending large amounts money now on war games with South Korea, the White House said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055037-trump-sees-no-need-for-us-south-korea-war-games-at-this-time/

 

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Trump, Trudeau upbeat about prospects for NAFTA deal by Friday

By Julie Gordon and Sharay Angulo

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States and Canada expressed optimism on Wednesday that NAFTA negotiations could meet a Friday deadline for a deal, although Canada warned that hard work on a number of tricky issues was still needed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055038-trump-trudeau-upbeat-about-prospects-for-nafta-deal-by-friday/

 

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Thousands endure blazing Arizona heat to view Senator John McCain's casket

By David Schwartz

 

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - Thousands of admirers of the late Senator John McCain stood in line for hours on Wednesday in the blazing Arizona sun and triple-digit heat for a chance to pay final respects to the war hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055040-thousands-endure-blazing-arizona-heat-to-view-senator-john-mccains-casket/

 

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In latest White House exit, Trump to lose counsel McGahn

By Roberta Rampton and Karen Freifeld

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House counsel Don McGahn, whose relationship with President Donald Trump has been strained by the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is set to leave the job in coming weeks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055041-in-latest-white-house-exit-trump-to-lose-counsel-mcgahn/

 

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Death of German tourist in Phi Phi reaches top level of Thai police

 

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A top police spokesman has commented on the as yet unsolved death of a German tourist found on rocks at Koh Phi Phi.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055043-death-of-german-tourist-in-phi-phi-reaches-top-level-of-thai-police/

 

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Thai woman shows her speeding fines but is still able to renew her insurance

 

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Netizens were debating the case of a woman who went on Facebook to show she had about a dozen speeding fines.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055044-thai-woman-shows-her-speeding-fines-but-is-still-able-to-renew-her-insurance/

 

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Teen helped her boyfriend rape her 12 year old autistic sister in Sadao

 

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A man called Sanpich Kobbai who had set up a love nest with a 15 year girl has been arrested.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055047-teen-helped-her-boyfriend-rape-her-12-year-old-autistic-sister-in-sadao/

 

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Koh Tao rape inquiry: No evidence found as local cops ask victim to come back

 

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Cops on Koh Tao have issued a letter via Region 8 police to the British Embassy requesting they contact the British woman who said she was raped on the island in June.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055048-koh-tao-rape-inquiry-no-evidence-found-as-local-cops-ask-victim-to-come-back/

 

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Japan's Panasonic to move European headquarters from London to Amsterdam in October - Nikkei

 

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(Reuters) - Panasonic Corp <6752.T> is to move its European headquarters from London to Amsterdam in October to avoid potential tax issues linked to Brexit, the Nikkei Asian Review said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055049-japans panasonic to-move-european-headquarters-from-london-to-amsterdam-in-october-nikkei/

 

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Video: "English Gentleman" called Vadim covered in blood seeks help after fight with farang in Pattaya

 

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Civil Protection Volunteers on patrol in the Prathumnak Hill area of Pattaya were accosted by a tourist covered in blood in the early hours of this morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055052-video-english-gentleman-called-vadim-covered-in-blood-seeks-help-after-fight-with-farang-in-pattaya/

 

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Video: Catch the "Ninja Flasher" showing his 'weapon' to Nakorn Sawan women

 

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A woman in Nakorn Sawan went on Facebook to say that she was a victim of the Ninja Flasher.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055054-video-catch-the-ninja-flasher-showing-his-weapon-to-nakhon-sawan-women/

 

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Stubborn Thai people telling the government where they can stick laws for their own good

 

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The Thai people are increasingly telling their own government where they can stick their plans for new laws.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055059-stubborn-thai-people-telling-the-government-where-they-can-stick-laws-for-their-own-good/

 

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11 American exchange students rescued from Chiang Mai forest

By The Nation

 

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A group of American exchange students got lost in a Chiang Mai forest, strayed to the edge of a cliff and had to be rescued by officials early on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055062-11-american-exchange-students-rescued-from-chiang-mai-forest/

 

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Prince of Songkla University students send strong safe-sex message

By The Thaiger

 

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In what has now become a regular event at the Prince of Songkla University campus in Kathu, Phuket, over 200 Thai and international students attended a Safe Sex Campaign. All students worked together to prepare thousands of safe sex packs with the aim of reducing HIV in Phuket and beyond.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055063-prince-of-songkla-university-students-send-strong-safe-sex-message/

 

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