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Defiant Veera now urges media to visit new casino site

By The Nation

 

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Veera claims in the photo that the casino is just behind the Chong Sai Takoo checkpoint, Burirum.

 

Anti-corruption activist Veera Somkwamkid has made a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday inviting the media to visit a new casino allegedly sited on overlapping territory between Thailand and Cambodia.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975361-defiant-veera-now-urges-media-to-visit-new-casino-site/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: No excuses are better than a bad one!

 

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The more I read and comment on the Thai news the more I have come to appreciate that this is truly the land of excuses. I wouldn’t mind so much if they were remotely plausible or had a semblance of sense. Mostly they are just absurd!

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975345-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-no-excuses-are-better-than-a-bad-one/

 

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Hua Lamphong shuts out homeless at night

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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Passengers wait for trains at Hua Lamphong railway station yesterday beside a notice by railway officials banning homeless people from staying there overnight.

 

IN A BID to prevent homeless people from sleeping inside Hua Lamphong train station at night, the State Railway Authority (SRT) last week strictly enforced an order to close the railway hub for three and a half hours.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975371-hua-lamphong-shuts-out-homeless-at-night/

 

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Witnesses too scared to talk of Lahu slaying

By NISANART KANGWALWONG
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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File photo: NHRC commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit

 

THE NATIONAL Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team visiting Chiang Dao district in the far North to probe the extrajudicial killing of young Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae will ask to see all evidence, especially the closed-circuit TV recording, which authorities claim shows Chaiyapoom resisting officers who stopped him at a checkpoint, plus autopsy results.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975372-witnesses-too-scared-to-talk-of-lahu-slaying/

 

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Fires in Myanmar blanket the far North in smog

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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THE UPPER North continues to suffer from haze, although it stemmed mainly from many fires in neighbouring Myanmar, a senior official said yesterday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975373-fires-in-myanmar-blanket-the-far-north-in-smog/

 

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Shake-up planned for Bangkok councils

By KHANITTHA THEPPHAJORN
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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From left: Nakorn Sukprasert, Wilas Chanpitak, Polpoom Wipatpoomiprathet and Pipat Lappratthana

 

BANGKOK, with a population of about 12 million, is about to get a major shake-up – if new reform proposals by local administrators get the nod.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975374-shake-up-planned-for-bangkok-councils/

 

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Buri Ram set for MotoGP bonanza

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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A GOVERNMENT plan for Buri Ram to host MotoGP international motorcycle road racing has been eagerly welcomed by local residents and businesses alike – with almost Bt2 billion in revenue expected to be earned and some Bt500 million going to the northeastern province.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975375-buri-ram-set-for-motogp-bonanza/

 

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State-of-the-art track ideal for world-class event

By LERPONG AMSA-NGIAM 
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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BURIRAM UNITED International Circuit is designed by German racing-circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The 4.5km track was built in 2013 with a huge Bt2-billion budget to serve as a major racing venue.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975376-state-of-the-art-track-ideal-for-world-class-event/

 

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Top private school launches programme catering to students with special needs

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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A classroom at International School Bangkok for children with special needs.

 

IT IS A TRUTH of life that we are all different. However, we are all human. Children are the same. No matter what their condition, they have the right to a standard of living and especially education.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975377-top-private-school-launches-programme-catering-to-students-with-special-needs/

 

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Be proud of the stairway to success, Prayut says

By The Sunday Nation

 

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Thais to be proud of “a stairway to success” as the country is progressing step by step to becoming a stronger nation.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975378-be-proud-of-the-stairway-to-success-prayut-says/

 

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Bikers heading to Phuket

By The Sunday Nation

 

Phuket and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the 23rd Phuket Bike Week 2017 World Ride Together next month when 5,000 big bike riders are expected to turn out with their motorcycles.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975379-bikers-heading-to-phuket/

 

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Book launch ‘political’

By The Sunday Nation

 

Military and police officers interrupted the launch of a new book by Pheu Thai MPs at Suan Rod Fai Park yesterday, saying the event was political in nature and the book may contain political issues that could instigate unrest.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975380-book-launch-‘political’/

 

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Govt going ahead with high-speed railway plan

By The Nation

 

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File photo: Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd

 

The government has affirmed its plans to invest in high-speed railway projects connecting Thailand and neighboring countries as part of its regional connectivity development plan.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975382-govt-going-ahead-with-high-speed-railway-plan/

 

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New border casino ‘exemplifies globalisation’ of the business

By Piyaporn Wongruang
The Nation

 

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The photos of the new casino claimed by Veera/ Veera's Facebook page.

 

The opening of the controversial new casino near the sport hub province of Buri Ram only serves to reinforce “globalisation” of the business, and sadly the state has not kept pace with developments, researcher at the Centre of Gambling Studies, Rattaphong Sornsuphap, said.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975383-new-border-casino-‘exemplifies-globalisation’-of-the-business/

 

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Defence volunteer shot in front of house in Pattani

By The Nation

 

A 54-year-old defence volunteer was seriously injured in a gun attack while he was walking in front of his home in Pattani's Ma Yor district on Saturday morning. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975385-defence-volunteer-shot-in-front-of-house-in-pattani/

 

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Bribes offered to police after big load of cough syrup seized in Chumphon

By The Nation

 

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Dusadee Choosangkij

 

NARCOTICS Suppression Bureau 4 commander Pol Maj General Dusadee Choosangkij on Saturday announced the successful seizure of 54,000 bottles of cough syrup at a police checkpoint in Chumphon’s Tha Sae district late on Thursday night. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975386-bribes-offered-to-police-after-big-load-of-cough-syrup-seized-in-chumphon/

 

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DMCR officials pleased with progress of artificial reef at Maithon Island 

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources officials said today (March 25) that they are impressed with coral growth rates on the one-year-old artificial reef near Koh Maithon.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975387-dmcr-officials-pleased-with-progress-of-artificial-reef-at-maithon-island/

 

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Yin claims historic All Thailand Tour women's trophy

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam

The Nation

 

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Yin May Myo of Myanmar is the first female foreigner to win an All Thailand Tour trophy in the tournament's 11 year history.

 

Yin May Myo of Myanmar caused a big surprise by becoming the first foreigner in the history of the All Thailand Golf Tour to win the women’s trophy.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975389-yin-claims-historic-all-thailand-tour-womens-trophy/

 

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Charter clause on public hearings no hurdle to organic laws: CDC

By The Nation

 

Article 77 of the new charter, which requires concerned authorities proposing new laws to listen to the people first, will not be an obstacle to the drafting of organic laws, Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) spokesperson Udom Ratamarit said.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975390-charter-clause-on-public-hearings-no-hurdle-to-organic-laws-cdc/

 

 

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Lahu activist’s mentor reports ‘bullet’ threat to police

By The Nation

 

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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member Angkhana Neelapaijit escorted the mentor of slain Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae to Na Wai police station in Chiang Mai's Chiang Dao district on Saturday so he could file a report with police about receiving a threat to keep silent about the case.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975392-lahu-activist’s-mentor-reports-‘bullet’-threat-to-police/

 

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Royal rainmaking operation centre opened in Buri Ram

By The Nation

 

The Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department has opened a new rainmaking operation centre in Buri Ram to try to increase rainfalls in five lower northeastern provinces, a senior provincial official said Saturday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975393-royal-rainmaking-operation-centre-opened-in-buri-ram/

 

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Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

By Peter Gosnell

 

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Laser light beams as buildings in the financial Central district are lit up before Earth Hour in Hong Kong, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

 

(Reuters) - The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975394-lights-go-out-around-the-world-for-10th-earth-hour/

 

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For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

By James Oliphant

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote in Washington, U.S. March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975396-for-trump-it-was-the-lost-art-of-the-deal/

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U.S. confirms air strike in Mosul district where dozens were killed

By Patrick Markey

 

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Smoke rises over the city during clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

 

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S military confirmed on Saturday that U.S. warplanes had hit an Islamic State-held area of the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul where residents and officials say dozens of civilians have been killed as result of an air strike.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975397-us-confirms-air-strike-in-mosul-district-where-dozens-were-killed/

 

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Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in Congo ambush

By Aaron Ross

 

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militia fighters decapitated about 40 police officers after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurgency erupted in the region last year.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975400-militia-fighters-decapitate-40-police-officers-in-congo-ambush/

 

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Explore the Phraya Nakhorn Cave in the Most Adventurous Journey in Hua Hin

 

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Super Discovery to be Made – and a Journey to Write Home About

Having lived some ten years now in Thailand, not much gets me excited – in fact I have even become a little desensitized to a beautiful beach or the view from one of the splendid roof top bars found in Bangkok. You could say, I have become a somewhat of a Bar Humbug.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975402-explore-the-phraya-nakhorn-cave-in-the-most-adventurous-journey-in-hua-hin/

 

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What do you like most about Thai girls?

Orlando Barton

 

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No, this isn’t some tawdry sex-pat rumination. It is merely a short discussion about what it is we men find so appealing about the women that populate this magical country. And when I say “men”, I don’t just mean foreign men.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975401-what-do-you-like-most-about-thai-girls/

 

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Dustin Johnson through to Match Play semi-finals

 

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Mar 24, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Dustin Johnson of the United States plays against Jimmy Walker of the United States during the third round of the World Golf Classic - Dell Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sport

 

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson stayed on track to become the first player to win all four World Golf Championships events when he advanced to the semi-finals at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Texas on Saturday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975406-dustin-johnson-through-to-match-play-semi-finals/

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