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Thai Airways looks at A350, 777X for fleet renewal - executive

By Jamie Freed

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Thai Airways Boeing 777-300ER plane takes off from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport February 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

 

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Thai Airways International PCL <THAI.BK> is considering the purchase of Airbus SE <AIR.PA> A350s or Boeing Co <BA.N> 777X jets as part of a plan to renew its widebody fleet, a senior executive said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064525-thai-airways-looks-at-a350-777x-for-fleet-renewal-executive/

 

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What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?

While it is still early days, Bangkok has shown some signs of making inroads.

By Prashanth Parameswaran

 

Last week, a British engineering group announced that it had won the contract to help Thailand design its midget submarines. Though few specifics have been publicly disclosed thus far, the development has nonetheless put the spotlight once again on Bangkok’s decades-old aspirations in this domain.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064528-what’s-next-for-thailand’s-new-mini-submarine-quest/

 

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Prisoners to have smokes taken away within months

By The Nation

 

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All prisons will become smoke-free in the near future as the Corrections Department is preparing to fully comply with the upcoming stricter tobacco law.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064530-prisoners-in-thailand-to-have-smokes-taken-away-within-months/

 

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Bangkok’s First Monorail Lines Will Transport Over 400,000 Passengers Daily

 

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The FINANCIAL -- Bombardier Transportation announced that Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Co. Ltd. (BTSC) is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a contract for 20 years of maintenance services.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064532-bangkok’s-first-monorail-lines-will-transport-over-400000-passengers-daily/

 

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Trump threatens to cut Central America aid over migrant caravan

By Makini Brice and Delphine Schrank

 

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Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

 

WASHINGTON/TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to begin curtailing millions of dollars in American aid to three Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for the United States a national emergency, as he sought to boost his party's chances in Nov. 6 congressional elections.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064536-trump-threatens-to-cut-central-america-aid-over-migrant-caravan/

 

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Explosive device found at home of George Soros - New York Times

 

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FILE PHOTO: Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - An explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox near the New York home of billionaire financier George Soros, a favourite target of right-wing campaigners in the United States and eastern Europe, the New York Times reported, citing police.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064543-explosive-device-found-at-home-of-george-soros-new-york-times/

 

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Alcohol sales forbidden on October 24 for end of Buddhist Lent

By The Nation

 

 

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Sales of alcohol will be strictly prohibited this Wednesday, October 24, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent this year. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064544-alcohol-sales-forbidden-on-october-24-for-end-of-buddhist-lent/

 

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Introducing Prayut’s “Queen” in cut-throat power play

 

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As former coup leader Gen Sunthorn Kongsompong’s son, new Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong can never say what many people think regarding toppling a government by military force. The real issue, therefore, is what he will actually do in the future, not what he ambiguously said the other day.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064545-introducing-prayut’s-“queen”-in-cut-throat-power-play/

 

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Major water shut-off announced for Karon and Patong on Thursday

By The Phuket News

 

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Only those who use water provided by the local Sub District Administration Office (OrBorTor) or have their own water wells will be unaffected by the shut-off. Photo: Luis Tosta / unslpash.com

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the entire areas of Karon and Patong will be without water from 9am until 5pm on Thursday (Oct 25).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064547-major-water-shut-off-announced-for-karon-and-patong-on-thursday/

 

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Pheu Thai Party Could Be Dissolved If Under Thaksin: EC

By  Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Former Prime Minsiter Thaksin Shinawatra speaks during a Feb. 23, 2016, interview in Singapore. Photo: Edgar Su / Reuters

 

BANGKOK — The Pheu Thai party could be dissolved if ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is found to be influencing it despite no longer being a member, the Election Commission’s Secretary General said Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064548-pheu-thai-party-could-be-dissolved-if-under-thaksin-ec/

 

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Immigration Police nab Taiwanese extortionist

 

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2018 (NNT) – Immigration Police have detained a Taiwanese individual entering the Kingdom on an Indonesian passport for attempting to extort a fellow Taiwanese businessperson of over 10 million baht. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064549-thai-immigration-police-nab-taiwanese-extortionist/

 

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Deputy national police chief orders Phuket officers to ramp up their efforts

By The Phuket News

 

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Royal Thai Police Deputy Commissioner Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakhan (2nd from left) arrived in Phuket yesterday to hand down his mandate. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Royal Thai Police Deputy Commissioner Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakhan yesterday in Phuket handed down a slew of orders for police in major tourism destinations in the South to improve their crime-fighting efforts, including cracking down on entertainment venues staying open past legal closing times in the fight against drugs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064552-deputy-national-police-chief-orders-phuket-officers-to-ramp-up-their-efforts/

 

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Digital Job Fair due in Khon Kaen on weekend

 

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KHON KAEN, 23 October 2018 (NNT) – Khon Kaen Provincial Employment Office is inviting the general public to Digital Job Fair 2018 during 26-27 October at Central Plaza Khon Kaen shopping mall. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064554-digital-job-fair-due-in-khon-kaen-on-weekend/

 

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Legal Execution Dept sells ฿147-bn in disputed assets in 2018

 

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2018 (NNT) - The Legal Execution Department has handled about 147 billion baht worth of disputed assets that were seized after litigation in the 2018 fiscal year. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064557-legal-execution-dept-sells-฿147-bn-in-disputed-assets-in-2018/

 

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PM leads official ceremony for Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

 

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led government officials and representatives of private firm and members of the public in an alms-offering ceremony for 570 Buddhist monks to mark King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064559-pm-leads-official-ceremony-for-chulalongkorn-memorial-day/

 

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EC investigates alleged Thaksin ‘influence’ over Pheu Thai

By The Nation

 

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The Election Commission (EC) is gathering information regarding former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s alleged interference in the Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064548-pheu-thai-party-could-be-dissolved-if-under-thaksin-ec/?do=findComment&amp;comment=13489041

 

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Malaysian PM to meet with Gen Prayut on Wednesday

 

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BANGKOK, 23rd October 2018 (NNT) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday, during an official visit to Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064569-malaysia-pm-mahathir-to-meet-with-gen-prayut-on-wednesday/

 

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2 Arrested For Sharing Fake News About Chinese Tourist Visa

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Police pose with a sign for the Chinese tourists fast-track lane on Aug. 3 at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

 

BANGKOK — Two people were arrested for sharing fake news from a Youtube video saying the government was to reduce tourist visas for Chinese nationals because it ran out of paper, police said Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064570-2-arrested-for-sharing-fake-news-about-chinese-tourist-visa/

 

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Three people arrested on misleading visa claim on social media

 

BANGKOK, 23rd October 2018 (NNT) - Three people have been arrested for sharing a YouTube video wrongfully accusing Thai authorities of trying to make extra money by asking Chinese tourists to obtain visas on arrival. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064570-2-arrested-for-sharing-fake-news-about-chinese-tourist-visa/?do=findComment&amp;comment=13489169

 

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Naga Fireball Festival begins on Wednesday in Nong Khai

 

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NONG KHAI, 23rd October 2018 (NNT) - More than 200,000 people are expected to travel to Nong Khai province to see Naga fireballs this week. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064572-naga-fireball-festival-begins-on-wednesday-in-nong-khai/

 

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Abhisit not fazed by politicians switching affiliations

 

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2018 (NNT) - Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who is contesting the leadership of the Democrat Party, said he is not concerned about politicians switching party affiliations, saying it is a normal part of the election process. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064574-abhisit-not-fazed-by-politicians-switching-affiliations/

 

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Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis reboot breaks US box office record

 

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GETTY IMAGES / Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the latest Halloween

 

Halloween, the reboot of the 1978 classic, has made a killing at the US box office, raking in over $77m (£59m) during its opening weekend.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064589-halloween-jamie-lee-curtis-reboot-breaks-us-box-office-record/

 

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Stephen King describes ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ as “a work of genius”

By Elizabeth Aubrey

 

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Stephen King - Credit: Ulf Andersen / Getty

 

Stephen King has described Netflix‘s version of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ as ” a work of genius.”

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064590-stephen-king-describes-‘the-haunting-of-hill-house’-as-“a-work-of-genius”/

 

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Actor Chris Hemsworth surprises hitchhiker by picking him up in his helicopter

 

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Hitchhiker Scott Hildebrand was offered a very special ride when Thor star Chris Hemsworth decided to give him a lift to Byron Bay.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064591-actor-chris-hemsworth-surprises-hitchhiker-by-picking-him-up-in-his-helicopter/

 

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Alcohol ban for end of Buddhist Lent

 

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The 24-hour ban on the sale of alcohol for tomorrow (Oct 24) will come into effect at midnight tonight.

 

PHUKET:-- A ban on the sale of alcohol will come into effect at midnight tonight as the nation commemorates ‘Wan Org Pansa’, also referred to as the end of Buddhist Lent.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064592-alcohol-ban-for-end-of-buddhist-lent/

 

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Activists files false treason complaint against army chief: Junta

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Ekachai Hongkangwan flashes the anti-junta ‘three-finger salute’ in May as he arrives at a Bangkok court.

 

BANGKOK — The military junta will file a police complaint against two pro-democracy activists for allegedly filing a false police complaint against the new army chief, an unidentified source from the junta said Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064593-activists-files-false-treason-complaint-against-army-chief-junta/

 

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Man charged after young girl leaves home to stay with him

By The Nation

 

Police arrested a former security guard in Chon Buri province early on Tuesday for allegedly luring an 11-year-old girl from her parents.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064594-man-charged-after-young-girl-leaves-home-to-stay-with-him/

 

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Dead customer found in septic tank as shop owner vanishes

By The Nation

 

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Police are hunting for the owner of a food shop in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district, after the body of a frequent customer was found there.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064596-dead-customer-found-in-septic-tank-as-shop-owner-vanishes/

 

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New Phuket Administrative Court to clear backlog of 200 cases

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The new Phuket Administrative Court officially opened yesterday (Oct 22). Photo: Administrative Court

 

PHUKET:-- The first priority for the new Phuket Administrative Court, which officially opened yesterday morning (Oct 23), will be to clear more than 200 cases currently in backlog, the regional Administrative Court chief has said.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064599-new-phuket-administrative-court-to-clear-backlog-of-200-cases/

 

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