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Local activists protest against blasting of Mekong River
By The Nation

 

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Photo by FB user; Saikong Napatan

 

CHIANG RAI: -- A group of activists in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Monday conducted a peaceful protest against the presence of a Chinese vessel assigned to conduct a study along the Mekong River.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983214-local-activists-protest-against-blasting-of-mekong-river/

 

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Signs of global cyberattack found in Thai computers

By The Nation

 

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A programer shows a sample of a ransomware cyberattack on a laptop in Taipei, Taiwan. // EPA PHOTO

 

BANGKOK: -- Thailand found spread of the global ransomware cyberattack in some organisations, police from the IT Support Division said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983219-signs-of-global-cyberattack-found-in-thai-computers/

 

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Bangkok Bank cuts lending rates to assist SMEs
By The Nation

 

Bangkok Bank on Monday announced cuts of 25 and 50 basis points respectively in its minimum overdraft rate (MOR) and minimum retail rate (MRR) to 7.125 per cent for both types of loan interest rate, in order to help lower the financial costs of SMEs, increase their competitiveness, and support the economy.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983223-bangkok-bank-cuts-lending-rates-to-assist-smes/

 

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Auditor-General finalises initial probe into submarine deal
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Office of Auditor-General was wrapping up its initial investigation into the budget spending and procurement procedures in regard to Thailand’s submarine purchase deal with China on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983225-auditor-general-finalises-initial-probe-into-submarine-deal/

 

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Sentences Upheld For Soldiers Linked To Alleged Thaksin Assassination Plot

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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An explosives team investigates a car that was parked under a busy overpass used by former PM Thaksin Shinawatra in a file photo from Aug. 24, 2006.

 

BANGKOK — The highest military court on Monday upheld convictions of three military officers on weapons charges related to an alleged 2006 assassination plot against then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983245-sentences-upheld-for-soldiers-linked-to-alleged-thaksin-assessination-plot/

 

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‘No responsibility’ in deliberate crash into car carrying husband, mistress

By The Nation

 

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An enraged wife who crashed her new Toyota Fortuner into a Mercedes carrying her husband and his mistress in Pathum Thani on Saturday has not taken any responsibility in regards to third-party victims who sustained injuries and property damage, two victims said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983252-‘no-responsibility’-in-deliberate-crash-into-car-carrying-husband-mistress/

 

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Police receive a hard disk of activist Chaiyaphum’s killing from the military

 

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Almost two months after the killing of minority rights and youth activist Chaiyaphum Pasae in Chaing Dao district Chiang Mai by soldiers on March 17, Chiang Mai police said Sunday that they had just received from the army a video footage of the incident.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983254-police-receive-a-hard-disk-of-activist-chaiyaphum’s-killing-from-the-military/

 

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Number of lower-income people signing up for benefits tops 13.5m as registration period ends

By The Nation

 

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The number of lower-income people registering at three state-owned banks totalled 13,545,120 as of 3.30pm on Monday, the final day of registration for receiving state benefits.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983256-number-of-lower-income-people-signing-up-for-benefits-tops-135m-as-registration-period-ends/

 

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Phuket woman tricked out of close to B1mn by con gang

 

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PHUKET:-- Police in Thalang yesterday arrested a 49-year-old man who was part of a four-man gang who conned a woman out of just under B1 million in a gambling trick after pretending to be interested in buying her house.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983258-phuket-woman-tricked-out-of-close-to-b1mn-by-con-gang/

 

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Premsak sacked over scandal: source

By The Nation

 

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Dr Premsak Piayura (L)

 

Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda has already ordered the permanent dismissal of scandal-hit Dr Premsak Piayura, effective from May 5, an informed source said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983265-premsak-sacked-over-scandal-source/

 

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Report into ex-governor’s alleged role in child sex ring expected this week

By The Nation

 

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The fact-finding committee assigned to probe former Mae Hong Son Governor Suebsak Iamwichan’s alleged involvement in a forced prostitution ring is expected to complete its investigation and submit a report to the Interior Minister and the Permanent Secretary by May 19, Interior Ministry deputy permanent secretary Prayoon Rattanasenee said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983268-report-into-ex-governor’s-alleged-role-in-child-sex-ring-expected-this-week/

 

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