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Expats in Bangkok - the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration wants to hear from you!

 

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has asked Thaivisa to assist in sharing a questionnaire aimed at foreigners living and working in the Thai capital.


Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is the local organization which is directly responsible for city administration and for looking after the well-being of Bangkok residents.

 

If you live in Bangkok and would like to complete the questionnaire you can do so here: https://bit.ly/SurveyBMA

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Hundreds missing in Brazil after Vale tailings dam breaks, area evacuated

By Anthony Boadle

 

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Rescue crew work in a dam owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA that burst, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves

 

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Police and firemen were searching for about 200 people missing after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA <VALE3.SA> in southwestern Minas Gerais state.

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Flights snarled at U.S. East Coast airports as controllers call in sick

By Jonathan Allen and David Shepardson

 

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Travelers wait in lines at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at New York-area airports as more air traffic controllers called in sick on Friday, in one of the most tangible signs yet of disruption from a 35-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at New York-area and Philadelphia airports on Friday as air traffic controllers called in sick hours before President Donald Trump announced an end to the 35-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080739-flights-snarled-at-us-east-coast-airports-as-controllers-call-in-sick/

 

 

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Decades-long Trump ally Roger Stone arrested for lying to Congress

By Zachary Fagenson

 

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Roger Stone speaks after his appearance at Federal Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump was arrested on Friday for lying to Congress about the 2016 campaign's efforts to use stolen emails to undercut his Democratic rival in one of the highest-level arrests of the Special Counsel probe into possible election manipulation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080740-decades-long-trump-ally-roger-stone-arrested-for-lying-to-congress/

 

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Remains of Australia explorer Flinders found in London rail dig

 

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Archaeologists have found the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, a British Royal Navy explorer who was the first to sail around Australia and is credited with naming it, while working on a rail project connecting London to other cities.

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, a British Royal Navy explorer who was the first to sail around Australia and is credited with naming it, while working on a rail project connecting London to other cities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080741-remains-of-australia-explorer-flinders-found-in-london-rail-dig/

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Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger: NYT

 

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WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

 

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption to these apps, the New York Times reported on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080742-zuckerberg-plans-to-integrate-whatsapp-instagram-and-facebook-messenger-nyt/

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Queen sends a Brexit message to UK politicians: end your bickering

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton

 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at St Mary Magdalene's church for the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain's fractious political class over Brexit, urging lawmakers to seek common ground and keep their eyes on the big picture to resolve the crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080743-queen-sends-a-brexit-message-to-uk-politicians-end-your-bickering/

 

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Cardiff plan Sala tribute at Arsenal game

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - January 23, 2019 General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

 

(Reuters) - Cardiff City will pay tribute to their missing forward Emiliano Sala before Tuesday's Premier League clash at Arsenal, the Welsh club's chief executive Ken Choo said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080744-cardiff-plan-sala-tribute-at-arsenal-game/

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Trump announces deal to reopen federal government through Feb. 15

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump announces a deal to end the partial government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a deal had been reached on legislation that would reopen the U.S. government through Feb. 15.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080745-trump-announces-deal-to-reopen-federal-government-through-feb-15/

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Ratchanok beaten by old foe

By The Nation

 

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Ratchanok Intanon

 

Ratchanok Intanon’s 2019 winning run was ended by old rival Chen Yufei of China, who knocked her out in the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Masters on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080746-ratchanok-beaten-by-old-foe/

 

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Thailand becomes world’s No 1 exporter of sweet corns

supawadee wangsri

 

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BANGKOK – The Department of Foreign Trade disclosed that Thailand has become the world’s number one exporter of sweet corns and related products for 10 consecutive years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080747-thailand-becomes-world’s-no-1-exporter-of-sweet-corns/

 

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20-year National power generation plan revealed

Na-ark Rojanasuvan

 

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BANGKOK - The latest meeting of the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) has approved the 2018-2037 national power generation plan, in accordance with the 20-year national strategy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080748-20-year-national-power-generation-plan-revealed/

 

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UTCC: Election campaign spending could generate 30-50 billion baht

Na-ark Rojanasuvan

 

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BANGKOK - A new study predicts that election campaigns are likely generate 30-50 billion baht for the economy, following the Election Commission’s confirmation of the general election date, March 24th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080749-utcc-election-campaign-spending-could-generate-30-50-billion-baht/

 

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GAT/PAT university exams rescheduled to Feb 23 -26

Benjamin Rujopakarn

 

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BANGKOK - The National Institute of the Education Testing Service (Public Organization) or NIETS has resolved to reschedule this year’s university entrance exams to February, 23rd - 26th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080750-gatpat-university-exams-rescheduled-to-feb-23-26/

 

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Pet owners urged to vaccinate their pets

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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KALASIN, 23rd January 2019 (NNT) - The Deputy Governor of Kalasin, Sanan Pongsakorn, has called on cat and dog owners to have their pets injected with rabies vaccine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080751-pet-owners-urged-to-vaccinate-their-pets/

 

 

 

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Thai cave rescuers announced as the Australians of the Year 2019

By The Thaiger

 

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Craig Challen and Richard Harris have been awarded as the 2019 Australian of the Year for their contribution the Thailand cave rescue mission.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080752-thai-cave-rescuers-announced-as-the-australians-of-the-year-2019/

 

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The Top 10 types of expat in Thailand (2019)

 

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Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to acceptance – it’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expat we can spot a mile away. Far from type-casting a typical expat, we provide these sub-sets as a guide – there are plenty of other varieties of  expats floating around Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080753-the-top-10-types-of-expat-in-thailand-2019/

 

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Tennis champ tucks into Thai appetiser ahead of WTA return

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Former world No 1 doubles Peng Shuai of China, left, during her cooking lesson in Hua Hin.

 

Two-time Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai of China had a Thai cooking lesson ahead of her participation in the US$250,000 WTA Thailand Open, which starts on Monday in Hua Hin.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080754-tennis-champ-tucks-into-thai-appetiser-ahead-of-wta-return/

 

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Greenpeace names 10 areas with alarming pollution

By The Nation

 

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AT LEAST 10 suburbs in nine Thai provinces with alarming PM2.5 pollution levels have been called out by pollution watchdog Greenpeace.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080755-greenpeace-names-10-areas-with-alarming-pollution/

 

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Travelling the world

By Kanjana Lao 
Nation Graphics 

 

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Nation Graphics/Kanjana Lao

 

Thai passport holders have visa-free access to 75 countries, ranking 68th globally in the 2019 Henley Passport Index. Japan ranks first, with visa-free access to as many as 190 countries, while Afghanistan and Iraq are at the bottom with visa-free access to just 30 nations.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080756-travelling-the-world/

 

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In year of khon, shall we dance?

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Culture Ministry has a raft of Khon-related activities planned for Asean Cultural Year ahead.

 

Now that Thailand has the rest of Southeast Asia’s attention, it’s preparing to show off

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080761-in-year-of-khon-shall-we-dance/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: In search of a BREATH OF FRESH AIR

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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THE CAUSES OF SMOG THAT HAVE EMERGED AS A THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH ARE WELL KNOWN; THE REAL CHALLENGE IS TO IMPLEMENT THE SOLUTIONS

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080762-special-report-in-search-of-a-breath-of-fresh-air/

 

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Big Joke arrests corrupt Thai immigration officers issuing fake stamps to foreigners

 

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Immigration chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn has started arresting his own men for being involved in corruption and bribe taking.
 
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Chiang Mai woman thought she'd get two million dollars! - loses 1 million baht to Romance Scammers instead

 

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A Chiang Mai woman thought she had found love - and wealth - when she met a handsome stranger on Facebook. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080769-chiang-mai-woman-thought-shed-get-two-million-dollars-loses-1-million-baht-to-romance-scammers-instead/

 

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South Korean gambler took revenge on compatriot after finding out he was underpaid

 

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Image: Daily News

 

South Korean gambler took revenge on compatriot after finding out he was underpaid

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080771-south-korean-gambler-took-revenge-on-compatriot-after-finding-out-he-was-underpaid/

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Brit who put ganja in his Tom Yum arrested on overstay in Samui

 

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The British man who was pictured grinning after being arrested by Koh Samui police for putting ganja in his Tom Yum is not smiling anymore. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080772-brit-who-put-ganja-in-his-tom-yum-arrested-on-overstay-in-samui/

 

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Myanmar gang arrested in Bangkok for selling fake "Karen" ID

 

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Image: Immigration Bureau website

 

The Immigration Bureau website reported that four Myanmar nationals had been arrested in Bang Khun Thian near Bangkok for producing fake IDs for Karen tribes people. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080773-myanmar-gang-arrested-in-bangkok-for-selling-fake-karen-id/

 

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U.S. steps up pressure on Maduro as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

By Lesley Wroughton, Mayela Armas and Angus Berwick

 

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A U.S. flag waves at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

 

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday signalled it was ready to step up economic measures to try to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power as some U.S. diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its socialist South American ally.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080774-us-steps-up-pressure-on-maduro-as-russia-backs-venezuelan-ally/

 

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