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Actress ‘Patt’ asks police for more time to submit financial documents

 

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The lawyer for actress Napapa “Patt” Tantrakul has asked for more time to submit financial documents to the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), its deputy chief Pol Maj-General Chatri Paisalsilpa said on Monday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975646-actress-‘patt’-asks-police-for-more-time-to-submit-financial-documents/

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19 arrested in crackdown on Bangkok online drugs operation

 

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In a recent crackdown on a Bangkok-based gang that brazenly sold marijuana online, police searched 19 locations and arrested 19 suspects, as well as seizing evidence including drugs and weapons.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975645-19-arrested-in-crackdown-on-bangkok-online-drugs-operation/

 

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Illegal booze and cigarettes "flooding across borders" in wake of proposed tax increases

 

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BANGKOK: -- Sources have said that the cross border trade in illegal spirits and cigarettes is increasing after the announcement of changes in the way tax is calculated.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975679-illegal-booze-and-cigarettes-flooding-across-borders-in-wake-of proposed-tax-increases/

 

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TODAY'S EDITORIAL

More proof of Army contempt for justice

By The Nation

 

The killing of Chaiyapoom Pasae is fraught with confusion, and yet the military has drawn its own verdict

 

BANGKOK: -- Third Army Region Commander Lt-General Wijak Banpasop is typical of high-ranking military officers in appearing less capable of managing his public pronouncements than he is of commanding troops. He set out last week to conduct damage control on the internationally condemned Army killing of Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae, only to have the attempt backfire on him and the ruling junta.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975682-more-proof-of-army-contempt-for-justice/

 

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Thaksin summons: a bid fortax justice or a witch-hunt?
By Wichit Chaitrong 
The Nation 

 

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BANGKOK: -- PHEU Thai legal specialist Reungkrai Likijwatana yesterday petitioned the Revenue Department against a tax summons it is set to issue against former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, after instructions from the government and Auditor General.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975683-thaksin-summons-a-bid-fortax-justice-or-a-witch-hunt/

 

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National Oil Company would be a risky move : Pridiyathorn
By THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- THE ESTABLISHMENT of a National Oil Company would set back the country’s energy sector for decades, MR Pridiyathorn Devakula, a former deputy premier of the Prayut government, has warned in an open letter to the National Legislative Assembly yesterday.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975685-national-oil-company-would-be-a-risky-move-pridiyathorn/

 

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Beautiful Surat Thani watershed forest attracts thousands of tourists
Story and Photos : Charoon Thongnual 
The Nation

 

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SURAT THANI: -- After its beautiful and uplifting smartphone photos circulated on Thai social media, Ban Nam Rad watershed forest in Surat Thani's Khiri Rat Nikhom district has become a popular attraction in recent months, attracting at least 1,000 visitors a day. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975686-beautiful-surat-thani-watershed-forest-attracts-thousands-of-tourists/ 

 

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Family appeals for help to bring back ill student from South Korea
By Chompit Pinmuang
The Nation

 

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Consular Department

 

BANGKOK: -- Relatives of 25-year-old female university graduate who is in a coma in a South Korean hospital after suffering a medical emergency, submitted a petition to Kalasin’s Dhamrongtham Centre on Monday, to get help to bring her back to Thailand for treatment.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975569-ministry-to-provide-full-assistance-to-bring-sick-female-graduate-back-from-south-korea/#comment-11746114

 

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Tourism operators urged to seek certification for global promotion
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- The Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, is encouraging tourism-related operators to quickly apply for standard quality assessment.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975688-tourism-operators-urged-to-seek-certification-for-global-promotion/ 

 

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Prawit plays down Pheu Thai complaints about reconciliation committees
By The Nation

 

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Gen Prawit Wongsuwan

 

BANGKOK: -- The Pheu Thai Party’s recent outcry against the current reconciliation committees would not affect the scheme, Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Monday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975689-prawit-plays-down-pheu-thai-complaints-about-reconciliation-committees/

 

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Reserve Article 44 for the big issues: Democrat Nipit
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Democrat Party deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat suggested on Monday that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) should rely less on Article 44, but rather enforce it on major issues concerning reforms.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975691-reserve-article-44-for-the-big-issues-democrat-nipit/

 

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Move to reclaim footpaths at Waroros Market in Chiang Mai
By Patinya Srisupamart
The Nation

 

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CHIANG MAI: -- In a bid to reclaim footpaths and traffic lanes in the popular Waroros Market (better known as Kad Luang) in Chiang Mai's Muang district, 33rd Military Circle officers joined Nakhon Chiang Mai Municipality officials on Monday to visit the area.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975692-move-to-reclaim-footpaths-at-waroros-market-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Search for red-shirt leader ‘Ko Tee’ switches to Vietnam
By The Nation

 

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Wuttipong “Ko Tee” Kottham-makhun

 

BANGKOK: -- Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Monday that authorities were verifying facts to establish whether fugitive red-shirt leader Wuttipong “Ko Tee” Kottham-makhun had fled to Vietnam.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975693-search-for-red-shirt-leader-‘ko-tee’-switches-to-vietnam/

 

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It's official: Bangkok BRT won't be shut down

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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A file photo of a BRT bus. Photo: Matichon

 

BANGKOK — The capital’s rapid bus transit system will continue moving passengers through southern Bangkok – at a higher fare – after it won a stay of execution from the governor Monday.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975694-its-official-bangkok-brt-wont-be-shut-down/

 

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CP denies supporting Duterte drug war

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, at far right, talks to CP Group’s Dhanin Chearavanont, at far left, Wednesday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. Photo : Manny Piñol / Facebook

 

BANGKOK— Thailand’s largest conglomerate on Monday denied reports it pledged millions of baht to support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975695-cp-denies-supporting-duterte-drug-war/

 

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Building blocks for the future
By KUPLUTHAI PUNGKANON
THE NATION

 

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A major foreign corporation in Pathum Thani provides solid training and career opportunities for orphaned and abandoned kids

 

PATHUM THANI: -- ESTABLISHED in 1963 to mark the third cycle birthday of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Maharaj Foundation Home for Boys in Pathum Thani’s Thanyaburi district has provided a safe refuge for abandoned and orphaned boys for more than 50 years. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975696-building-blocks-for-the-future/

 

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Release CCTV footage of Chaiyapoom’s death and financial statements, Lahu group says
By Nisanart Kangwanwong
The Nation

 

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File photo : Chaiyapoom

 

BANGKOK: -- A local non-government group has demanded that authorities release closed-circuit TV footage and financial documents relating to a young Lahu activist who was shot dead recently in the far North – if CCTV footage really exists.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975697-release-cctv-footage-of-chaiyapoom’s-death-and-financial-statements-lahu-group-says/

 

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U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks

By Michelle Nichols

REUTERS

 

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British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks while U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) and French Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Alexis Lamek listen outside the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York, U.S., March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975698-us-britain-france-others-skip-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-talks/

 

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High winds batter NE Australia as Cyclone Debbie approaches

REUTERS

 

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Strong wind and rain from Cyclone Debbie is seen effecting trees at Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 28, 2017. AAP/Dan Peled/via REUTERS

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall early on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone that prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to evacuate bore down on the country.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975699-high-winds-batter-ne australia as-cyclone-debbie-approaches/

 

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Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO - Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the world's largest gold coins, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000,000 "Big Maple Leaf". REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo

 

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975700-gold-coin-worth-4-million-stolen-from-berlin-museum/

 

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Israel's Netanyahu pledges to work with Trump on peace efforts

By Matt Spetalnick

REUTERS

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was committed to working with U.S. President Donald Trump to advance peace efforts with the Palestinians and with the broader Arab world.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975701-israels-netanyahu-pledges-to-work-with-trump-on-peace-efforts/

 

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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter

REUTERS

 

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a hearing after being detained at the protest against corruption and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, at the Tverskoi court in Moscow, Russia March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975702-putin-critic-navalny-jailed-after-protests-across russia/

 

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Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque -police

By Keith Coffman

REUTERS

 

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A suspect is shown in this still photo taken from surveillance video March 26, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S., and provided March 27, 2017. Courtesy Fort Collins Police Services/Handout via REUTERS

 

DENVER (Reuters) - Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door of the Islamic center and overturning furniture inside, police said.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975703-vandal-threw-biblical-text-into-a-colorado-mosque-police/

 

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