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155 motorcyclists in Pathum Thani arrested for modifying bikes for racing

By The Nation

 

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Photo from: Surachet Hakpal’s Facebook fanpage

 

Police arrested 155 motorcyclists for illegally modifying their bikes for road racing in a joint forces operation in Pathum Thani on Thursday night.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057264-155-motorcyclists-in-pathum-thani-arrested-for-modifying-bikes-for-racing/

 

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"Sorry, I was just getting out of the sun" trespasser tells house owner in Rayong

 

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A Thai man went on Facebook to say that while he was out a woman vaulted his fence.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057266-sorry-i-was-just-getting-out-of-the-sun-trespasser-tells-house-owner-in rayong/

 

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MoE Ushers in New Era of Thai Education with Introduction of Quality Assurance Initiative

 

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Educational reform is one of the country's most important national issues, one whose solution is continually thwarted by a number of intractable problems. Controversy has erupted over competing educational mechanisms over the past few decades, along with question and social pressure from society about a quality standard, plus the realisation the the future of Thai youth is the catalyst for history-making changes in Thai education.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057268-moe-ushers-in-new-era-of-thai-education-with-introduction-of-quality-assurance-initiative/

 

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Tricky trader spraying "deadly aspirin" on squid to make them more attractive

 

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A scientific site on Facebook has warned the public after a pharmacist posted about the actions of a disreputable trader.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057271-tricky-trader-spraying-deadly-aspirin-on-squid-to-make-them-more-attractive/

 

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Rights and Liberties Protection Department gets additional Bt210 million to pay crime victims

By The Nation

 

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The Rights and Liberties Protection Department has been granted an additional Bt210 million from the central fund on top of its 2018 budget of Bt300 million.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057278-rights-and-liberties-protection-department-gets-additional-bt210-million-to-pay-crime-victims/

 

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HOLIDAY FROM HELL 

Woman’s horror after visit to Thai fish spa left her foot with flesh-rotting infection that required her toes to be amputated

Victoria Curthoys, 29, caught a dangerous infection that seeped into old surgery wounds during a fish foot spa treatment in Thailand

By Corey Charlton

 

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Victoria Curthoys, 29, caught an infection at a fish foot spa in Thailand//VICTORIA CURTHOYS / MDWFEATURES

 

A WOMAN'S indulgent Thai holiday spa turned into a living nightmare when an infected fish tank led to all five toes being amputated on her right foot.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057280-perth-woman’s-horror-after-visit-to-thai-fish-spa-left-her-foot-with-flesh-rotting-infection-that-required-her-toes-to-be-amputated/

 

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Drug suspects who jumped bail express their undying love for each other 

 

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A husband and wife who did drugs and jumped bail in Thailand's south have been arrested. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057281-hat-yai-drug-suspects-who-jumped-bail-express-their-undying-love-for-each-other/

 

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All smiles after Pattaya police arrest three bank robbers and free hostage

 

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Pattaya police proved that the world class resort was in safe hands yesterday when they apprehended three bank robbers, freed a hostage and recovered all the loot.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057284-all-smiles-after-pattaya-police-arrest-three-bank-robbers-and-free-hostage/

 

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At Least 1 Injured After Crane Collapses On Car In Silom

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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A crane collapsed on a car, trees and electric poles Friday morning in Saladaeng Road.

 

BANGKOK — A mobile crane collapsed Friday morning on a car and electric poles in central Bangkok, injuring at least one person.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057287-at-least-1-injured-after-crane-collapses-on-car-in-silom/

 

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No conclusion yet over Phuket hospital issue – police commander

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Executives of Vachira Phuket Hospital have still not resolved a situation that got our control outside their emergency rooms this week. Several videos of the incident went viral on social media showing a man being prevented access to the hospital to be with a relative in the emergency area.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057290-no-conclusion-yet-over-phuket-hospital-issue-–-police-commander/

 

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Private Dies After Senior Soldiers Beat Him Into Coma

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Kacha Pacha holding his child. Photo: Boy Krungkao / Facebook

 

LOPBURI — A young soldier died Friday morning after spending weeks in a coma from being beaten senseless at his post. Police said the assaulters will be charged with murder.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057291-private-dies-after-senior-soldiers-beat-him-into-coma/

 

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Police Rule Koh Tao Businessman’s Death A Suicide

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Pattarapol Ekpathomsak seen in a photo he posted to his Facebook on Aug. 24.

 

SURAT THANI — Investigators ruled a Koh Tao businessman’s death as suicide by gunshot, police said Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057229-surat-thani-man-announces-suicide-on-facebook-before-shooting-himself/?do=findComment&comment=13364377

 

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Taxi vans want the same deal as VIP cabs - 100 baht from airports and right not to use meter

 

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Daily news reported that a threatened boycott by 1000 taxi vans at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok failed to materialize today. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057294-taxi-vans-want-the-same-deal-as-vip-cabs-100-baht-from-airports-and-right-not-to-use-meter/

 

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Somkid credits government policies for buoyant stock market

By The Nation

 

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Economic growth will accelerate next year as confidence and investment increase following an announcement about the general election and amid generous state spending, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057297-somkid-credits-government-policies-for-buoyant-stock-market/

 

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Big Joke to fly to England to interview teen who claimed rape on Koh Tao

 

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The deputy commissioner of the Thai Tourist Police has revealed that he is set to fly to England to interview the 19 year old who claims she was raped on the controversial island of Koh Tao.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057298-big-joke-to-fly-to-england-to-interview-teen-who-claimed-rape-on-koh-tao/

 

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Video: Yaris vs Ranger: More nutty driving on the Thai roads

 

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Dash cam footage posted on a Facebook site showed the barging match between a Toyota Yaris and a Ford Ranger pick-up on a major route in the Bangkok area.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057301-video-yaris-vs-ranger-more-nutty-driving-on-the-thai-roads/

 

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Australian man dies in Ubon Ratchathani

By The Nation

 

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An Australian man was found dead in a house in Ubon Ratchathani's Samrong district on Thursday evening with a plastic bag wrapped around his head.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057311-australian-man-dies-in-ubon-ratchathani/

 

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Chart Pattana denies moves to merge with Palang Pracharat

By The Nation

 

The spokesman for the Chart Pattana Party on Friday dismissed reports it would be dissolved so that its members could join the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057313-chart-pattana-denies-moves-to-merge-with-palang-pracharat/

 

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ClassPass Shakes Up Fitness Scene in Bangkok

 

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Fitness enthusiasts in Bangkok will soon enjoy a whole new world of flexibility and convenience as ClassPass, the leading membership to the world's largest fitness network, is expanding to Thailand in October 2018 after launching in Singapore and announcing plans to enter Hong Kong, according to its press statement.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057314-classpass-shakes-up-fitness-scene-in-bangkok/

 

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Thammasat answers 'racy' poster critics

By The Nation

 

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After criticism from academics and on social media over head and shoulder photos of former cheerleaders in a recruiting campaign, the Thammasat University Cheerleader Club has said it was part of a Unicef campaign.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057315-thammasat-answers-racy poster-critics/

 

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British Embassy agrees to Thai police’s request to question alleged Koh Tao rape victim in UK

 

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The British Embassy in Bangkok has approved a request by Thai police to visit Britain to question a woman who claimed she was drugged, raped  and robbed on Koh Tao island in the southern province of Surat Thani in June, according to Deputy tourist police chief Surachate Hakparn.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057298-big-joke-to-fly-to-england-to-interview-teen-who-claimed-rape-on-koh-tao/?do=findComment&comment=13365128

 

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1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road

By The Nation

 

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About 1,800 vans will have to stop taking passengers at the end of this month after being registered for more than 10 years, a transport committee said.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057322-1800-bangkok-vans-to-be-banned-from-road/

 

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Three hurt after building site accident

By The Nation

 

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Police said three people - a female driver and two male bystanders - were injured on Friday morning when a crane pulled down power wires, causing seven poles to topple in Soi Saldaeng 2 in Bangkok's Bang Rak district.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057287-at-least-1-injured-after-crane-collapses-on-car-in-silom/?do=findComment&comment=13365406

 

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Historic French Ambassador's residence opens to public Sunday

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Embassy guide Wimolrat.

 

BANGKOK — The French ambassador’s residence, arguably the most historically significant such home in Bangkok, will open to the general public Sunday for a guided tour.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057326-historic-french-ambassadors-residence-opens-to-public-sunday/

 

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Calls to restrict foreign property purchases in Bangkok

By The Thaiger

 

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Dr. Sopon Pornchockchai, the President of the Thailand Agency for Real Estate Affairs, is calling for controls to restrict foreign property buyers.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057327-calls-to-restrict-foreign-property-purchases-in-bangkok/

 

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People want Nicolas Cage to replace Henry Cavill as the new Superman

by Greg Evans

 

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Photo: WARNER BROS/KOBAL/IMAGINECHINA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/TWITTER

 

We know, gutting isn't it?

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057329-people-want-nicolas-cage-to-replace-henry-cavill-as-the-new-superman/

 

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Star Rami Malek Denies Claims Biopic Erases Freddie Mercury's Sexuality And AIDS Battle

By Daniel Welsh

 

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Rami on the cover of Attitude magazine

 

Bohemian Rhapsody’ actor Rami Malek has hit back at critics who have suggested the upcoming film shies away from discussing Freddie Mercury’s sexuality and AIDS diagnosis.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057330-bohemian-rhapsody-star-rami-malek-denies-claims-biopic-erases-freddie-mercurys-sexuality-and-aids-battle/

 

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Daniel Radcliffe admits he never felt cool playing Harry Potter as a child

BY DAN SEDDON

 

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Daniel Radcliffe has admitted to never feeling very cool while playing the boy wizard Harry Potter.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057331-daniel-radcliffe-admits-he-never-felt-cool-playing-harry-potter-as-a-child/

 

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