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HOTEL DEALS: Book by May 1st to receive an extra 10% discount on our already great prices!

 

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Our Hotel Deal of the Week this week proudly features VIE Hotel MGallery by Sofitel in Bangkok, Wora Bura in Hua Hin, and Mai Khao Lak

 

Info: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980286-hotel-deals-book-by-may-1st-to-receive-an-extra-10-discount-on-our-already-great-prices/

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Land transport department admits cleaner threw hundreds of licenses away by mistake

 

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An official at the Saraburi Land Transport department admitted on Facebook that a maid had thrown away hundreds of out of date licenses by mistake.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980737-land-transport-department-admits-cleaner-threw-hundreds-of-licenses-away-by-mistake/

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Highway police scurry to save face after cop issues 1,123km/hour speeding ticket

 

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The chief at the highways department went ballistic after one of his underlings issued a ticket for a car going just under the speed of sound.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980739-highway-police-scurry-to-save-face-after-cop-issues-1123kmhour-speeding-ticket/

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Driver killed as municipal sign crashes on Lopburi Road in rainstorm

 

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A Lampang man was killed instantly when a sign fixed to a gantry came crashing down in traffic on the Lopburi to Singburi Road yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980740-driver-killed-as-municipal-sign-crashes-on-lopburi-road-in-rainstorm/

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King gives scholarships to children of flood victims in the South

By THE NATION

 

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HIS MAJESTY King Maha Vajiralongkorn, through his concern for children whose |parents died during the recent floods in the South, has provided them with scholarships and wished them to be hard-working students and good persons.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980742-king-gives-scholarships-to-children-of-flood-victims-in-the-south/

 

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Chinese, Korean tourists saved from drowning off Phuket

The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: In two separate incidents, less than two hours apart today (April 28), a Chinese and a Korean tourist were saved from drowning by Navy rescue officers at Koh Ha and Koh Si, respectively, at the Similan Islands north of Phuket.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980745-chinese-korean-tourists-saved-from-drowning-off-phuket/

 

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Three workers crushed to death by a fallen huge crane

 

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Three construction workers were crushed to death when a huge crane used to lift concrete beam at the construction site of the Red Line train project in front of Wat Don Muang collapsed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980746-three-workers-crushed-to-death-by-a-fallen-huge-crane/

 

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PM asks public not to be misled by disinformation spread by critics and opponents

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha urged members of the public not to be misled by government critics and opponents who have kept saying that, despite economic improvements as claimed by the government, the grassroot people are yet to reap the fruit of the economic prosperity.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980747-pm-asks-public-not-to-be-misled-by-disinformation-spread-by-critics-and-opponents/

 

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OTT regulatory model expected by September

By ASINA PORNWASIN
THE NATION

 

THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is expected to roll out its model for regulating over-the-top (OTT) content providers by September.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980748-ott-regulatory-model-expected-by-september/

 

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Experts discuss sustainability of luxury tourism at WTTC summit

By MANOTE TRIPATHI
SPECIAL TO THE NATION

 

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Chadatip Chutrakul, second from left, CEO of Siam Piwat Co, discusses luxury travel alongside other experts at this week's WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok.

 

WITH LUXURY tourism in Asean poised for further growth, leaders of the hospitality, tourism and retail industries have stressed that sustainable development and social responsibility are keys to the segment’s resilience.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980749-experts-discuss-sustainability-of-luxury-tourism-at-wttc-summit/

 

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Microsoft Thailand names former HP exec as new general manager

By The Nation

 

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Dhanawat Suthumpun

 

Microsoft has announced that Dhanawat Suthumpun will be officially appointed as the new general manager for Thailand, effective on June 1. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980750-microsoft-thailand-names-former-hp-exec-as-new-general-manager/

 

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

By Jack Kim and Michelle Nichols

 

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS

 

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980752-north-korea-test-fires-ballistic-missile-in-defiance-of-world-pressure/

 

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U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton

 

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C) takes a paper during a Security Council regarding the situation in North Korea at the United Nations (UN) in New York City, NY, U.S. April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980753-us-says-time-to-act-on-north-korea-china-says-not-up-to-beijing-alone/

 

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Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen

 

MANILA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980754-strong-earthquake-hits-off-philippines-no-major-impact-seen/

 

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Islamic State claims car bombing in Baghdad, four police killed

 

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Members of Iraqi security forces inspect the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqi traffic policemen were killed on Friday when a suicide car bomb detonated outside their station, close to a street where several foreign media have offices in Baghdad, a security spokesman said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980755-islamic-state-claims-car-bombing-in-baghdad-four-police-killed/

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EU leaders unite on Brexit demands, for now

By Alastair Macdonald

 

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will endorse a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity, but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980756-eu-leaders-unite-on-brexit-demands-for-now/

 

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Brazil protesters, police clash in first general strike in decades

By Brad Brooks and Anthony Boadle

 

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A bus burns during clashes between demonstrators and riot police in a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal reform of Brazil's social security system during general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 28, 2017. The writing reads, "Out Temer." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

 

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980757-brazil-protesters-police-clash-in-first-general-strike-in-decades/

 

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Police hunt Red Bull heir after warrant issued for fatal crash

By THE NATION

 

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Vorayuth

 

AN ARREST warrant was issued yesterday for Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, the heir to the Red Bull fortune accused in the hit-and-run death of a police officer in 2012, enabling police to hunt for the 31-year-old fugitive.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980682-police-told-to-obtain-arrested-warrant-for-red-bull-heir-‘boss’/

 

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Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

BY REUTERS

 

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has come under fire from users for “cutting corners”, after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/huawei-under-fire-over-phone-chips-as-tight-supply-bites/21311/

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‘Obese’ long-tailed macaque diagnosed with lung inflammation

By MAYUREE SUKYINGCHAROENWONG
THE NATION

 

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‘Lung Ou-an’ is sedated as he undergoes a health check, including chest and stomach X-rays, at a wildlife rescue |centre in Nakhon Nayok. / ‘Lung Ou-an’ (Uncle Fatty), a long-tailed macaque from Bang Khunthien in Bangkok.

 

A LONG-TAILED macaque from Bangkok’s Bang Khunthien district area that was thought to be unusually obese because it was being overfed, has been diagnosed with lung inflammation which is causing a lump in its abdomen.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980774-‘obese’-long-tailed-macaque-diagnosed-with-lung-inflammation/

 

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Call to solve unrest after six rangers killed

By THE NATION
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Fourth Army Region Commander Lt-General Piyawat Nakwanich presides over the bathing rite at Wat Bang Nara in Narathiwat's Mung district yesterday.

 

THAI NETIZENS have joined in the mourning for six rangers who were killed in a bomb attack in the troubled deep South on Thursday and called on the government to solve the unrest to prevent further deaths.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980775-call-to-solve-unrest-after-six-rangers-killed/

 

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CK eyes Bt35 bn revenue this year

By SIRIVISH TOOMGUM
THE NATION

 

MAJOR CONSTRUCTION company Ch Karnchang (CK) has set a revenue target for its construction business this year of around Bt35 billion, chief executive officer Supamas Trivisvavet said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980777-ck-eyes-bt35-bn-revenue-this-year/

 

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Thai baby’s murder on Facebook: The missing hours before video was removed

BY REUTERS

 

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PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) – A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/thai-babys-murder-on-facebook-the-missing-hours-before-video-was-removed/21309/

 

 

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Waiting for support: Phuket lifeguards pitch plan to Deputy PM to go pro 

The Phuket News

 

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Phuket lifeguards stand at the ready. More than 700 foreigners were rescued by the island's lifesavers at beaches along the west coast in just the past year alone. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: The International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) has submitted its plan directly to Deputy Prime Minister Gen Thanasak Patimapragorn to upskill Phuket lifeguards to world standard and make the critical life-saving service a professional career on the island.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980780-waiting-for-support-phuket-lifeguards-pitch-plan-to-deputy-pm-to-go-pro/

 

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Three year old screams the store down after getting hand trapped in escalator

 

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A three year old boy screamed in agony after getting his hand trapped in an escalator at a downtown Surat Thani department store yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980789-three-year-old-screams-the-store-down-after-getting-hand-trapped-in-escalator/

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