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EU ambassadors encourage Thailand to end executions

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is for authoritarian countries and not democracies, delegates from the European Union stressed yesterday as they urged Thailand to abandon prisoner execution.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061568-eu-ambassadors-encourage-thailand-to-end-executions/

 

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Thaksin’s son indicted in the KTB loan scandal

By THE NATION 

 

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THE SON of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted yesterday for collusion in money laundering in connection with the Krungthai Bank loan scandal, in a case he claimed was politically motivated.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061519-thai-court-grants-bail-to-former-pm-thaksins-son-in-money-laundering-case/?do=findComment&comment=13448140

 

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GT200 distributor convicted again, for Bt7m fraud on forensic institute

By THE NATION

 

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A COURT yesterday once again found Avia Satcom Ltd and its top executive, Suttiwat Wattanakij, guilty of fraud, this time for supplying the fake GT200 devices to the Central Institute of Forensic Science, falsely claiming that they could detect bombs and narcotics.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061518-businessman-gets-9-more-years-in-jail-over-fake-bomb-detector/?do=findComment&comment=13448144

 

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Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll

By THE NATION

 

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A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061569-shortlist-of-candidates-for-senate-to-be-out-before-poll/

 

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Senate election draft decree approved

By Kas Chanwanpen 
The Nation

 

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Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd

 

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft decree for election to the Senate. The law is expected to come into effect next month and the 250 senators should be finalised by late April.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061569-shortlist-of-candidates-for-senate-to-be-out-before-poll/?do=findComment&comment=13448155

 

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Jatuporn rubbishes rumours of tying up with Sondhi

By THE NATION

 

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UNITED FRONT for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leader Jatuporn Prompan yesterday denied rumours that he had joined hands with former yellow-shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul to form the Pheu Chart Party to lead the country out of the current conflict.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061570-jatuporn-rubbishes-rumours-of-tying-up-with-sondhi/

 

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Get donated breast milk from ‘milk bank’ to ensure safety, say experts

By PARICHART BOON-EK 
THE NATION

 

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EVERY DAY, a milk bank at a medical school receives breast-milk donations from willing mothers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061571-get-donated-breast-milk-from-‘milk-bank’-to-ensure-safety-say-experts/

 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061571-get-donated-breast-milk-from-‘milk-bank’-to-ensure-safety-say-experts/

 

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Karen man killed bearcat: suspect

By SURIYA PATATHAYO 
THE NATION

 

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Deputy National Police commissioner General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul yesterday shares with reporters the progress in the investigation of a case of bearcat hunting at a park in Kanchanaburi.

 

Accused says four legs of animal found with him had been bought from villager.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061517-suspect-admits-to-give-another-man-a-gun-to-kill-sai-yok-bearcat/?do=findComment&comment=13448170

 

 

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Suspect in ‘turf war’ fatal shootout claims self-defence

By KORNKAMON AKSORNDECH, 
KHANATHIT SRIHIRUNDAJ 
THE NATION

 

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A KEY SUSPECT in a shootout in the car park of the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel on Sunday that left an Indian bystander dead and four other people injured has claimed that he was fired at by a rival group first, and was forced to defend himself and his friends.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061572-suspect-in-‘turf-war’-fatal-shootout-claims-self-defence/

 

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Thonglor Pet Hospital enters Phuket market through purchase of majority stake in facility

By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN 
THE NATION

 

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Dr Kitika, left, and Dr Anucha.

 

THONGLOR Pet Hospital yesterday announced that it has bought a majority stake in a Phuket facility, marking the company’s expansion into the South.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061573-thonglor-pet-hospital-enters-phuket-market-through-purchase-of-majority-stake-in-facility/

 

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An economic nesting ground

By Jintana Panyaarvudh 
The Nation 
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The “caviar of the East”, one of the world’s most expensive delicacies, has great economic value for seaside provinces in Thailand.

 

Thailand is famous around the world for its much-prized bird’s nest. But businesses believe lack of legislative support is short-changing the country’s immense potential

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061574-an-economic nesting-ground-seaside-provinces-in-thailand/

 

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Chinese innovation expo aims for closer ties 

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT  
THE NATION 

 

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Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian, left, shakes hand with Soranit Siltharm, Permanent Secretary, Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology

 

HRH PRINCESS Maha Chakri Sirindhon yesterday presided over the opening ceremony of the Innovation Expo Bangkok 2018 aimed at enhancing technological cooperation between Thailand and China.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061576-chinese-innovation-expo-aims-for-closer-ties/

 

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In the South, a new point man, same policy

By The Nation

 

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Abdul Rahim Noor’s negotiations are doomed if the Thai government doesn’t bend on autonomy

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is coming to Thailand at the end of this month and is expected to introduce to government officials in Bangkok the recently appointed facilitator for peace talks in the Thai South.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061577-in-the-south-a-new-point-man-same-policy-editorial/

 

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'Learn Self-Defense': MMA Artist After Strange BTS Encounter

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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BANGKOK — After an uncomfortable encounter with a stranger on the BTS, one of the nation’s top female mixed martial artists on Wednesday recommended that Thai women take up Brazilian jiu-jitsu for self-defense.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061579-learn-self-defense-mma-artist-after-strange-bts-encounter/

 

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Phuket boys return tourist’s cash and belongings 

By The Thaiger

 

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Yesterday two Phuket boys did the right thing and returned a small bag to Police after they found it at Khao Kard – an Ao Yon viewpoint in Wichit.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061580-phuket-boys-return-tourist’s-cash-and-belongings/

 

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U.S. raises pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

By Steve Holland and Daren Butler

 

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WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information on what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called "a very serious situation."

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061582-us-raises-pressure-on-saudi-arabia-over-missing-journalist/

 

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Bayer gets tentative ruling for new trial in weed-killer case

By Jim Christie

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Bayer AG's Monsanto unit received a tentative ruling for a new trial on the $250 million in punitive damages awarded by a jury to a groundskeeper who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061583-bayer-gets-tentative-ruling-for-new-trial-in-weed-killer-case/

 

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Hurricane Michael, among fiercest in U.S. history, bashes Florida Panhandle

By Rod Nickel

 

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds and towering waves that flooded whole beach towns.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061584-hurricane-michael-among-fiercest-in-us-history-bashes-florida-panhandle/

 

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UK minister Lidington says he expects a Brexit deal eventually

 

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Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington appears on the Marr Show on BBC television in London, Britain, June 10, 2018. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British cabinet minister said on Wednesday he expected that Britain would be able to strike a deal with the European Union to leave the bloc eventually, even if it was not a certainty.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061585-uk-minister-lidington-says-he-expects-a brexit deal-eventually/

 

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James Murdoch in line to replace Musk as Tesla chairman - FT

By Munsif Vengattil and Alexandria Sage

 

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(Reuters) - Outgoing Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Executive James Murdoch is the lead candidate to replace Elon Musk as Tesla Inc chairman, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people briefed on the discussions.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061586-james-murdoch-in-line-to-replace-musk-as-tesla-chairman-ft/

 

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Lift off: Singapore Airlines to boost U.S. presence with world's longest flight

By Jamie Freed

 

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> is poised for a major boost to its U.S. footprint from Thursday evening as it resumes, after five years, the world's longest commercial flight - a near-19 hour non-stop from Singapore to New York.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061589-lift-off-singapore-airlines-to-boost-us-presence-with-worlds-longest-flight/

 

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Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be 'important step'

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing to do.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061591-pompeo-says-release-of-american-pastor-by-turkish-court-would-be-important-step/

 

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Big Joke helps Chinese tourist after illegal greedy guides' litter fine fiddle

 

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When a Chinese tourist was caught littering in Pattaya little did he know that his complaint would lead to the chief of immigration.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061593-big-joke-helps-chinese-tourist-after-illegal-greedy-guides-litter-fine-fiddle/

 

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Limo company operator in New York crash charged with homicide

By Gina Cherelus

 

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Nauman Hussain, the operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York was taken into custody, Wednesday, and charged with criminally negligent homicide. 

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York was charged on Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide, New York State Police said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061595-limo-company-operator-in-new-york-crash-charged-with-homicide/

 

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Another dead tourist found floating at Koh Tao: Police fly body out for autopsy in Bangkok

 

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Police in Thailand's south have taken the unusual step of taking the body of a 33 year old tourist found floating off Sairee Beach in Koh Tao to Bangkok for autopsy. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1061601-another-dead-tourist-found-floating-at-koh-tao-police-fly-body-out-for-autopsy-in-bangkok/

 

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