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  2. Forest fires continue to plague Mae Hong Son By Tosapol Boonpat The Nation Illegal outdoor fires continue to occur in Mae Hong Son province despite the ban and the raging smog crisis. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096353-forest-fires-continue-to-plague-mae-hong-son/
  3. Forest fires continue to plague Mae Hong Son By Tosapol Boonpat The Nation Illegal outdoor fires continue to occur in Mae Hong Son province despite the ban and the raging smog crisis. In recent months, Mae Hong Son has been struggling with haze most of the time. Exposure to the serious air pollution has become a threat to the health of locals. Authorities have blamed outdoor fires as the key cause of smog. However, illegal outdoor fires continue to be detected. Satellite images confirmed that there were at least 23 hotspots in Mae Hong Son on Saturday. Of them, 13 were in Sop Moei district. Kampanart Prachongpim, who heads Mae Hong Son’s forest-fire control division, said on Sunday that teams from several provinces had come to Mae Hong Son to help extinguish forest fires that were often caused by people. At least, two bushfires extinguished on Saturday were caused by people going into the forest to collect forest produce. According to him, by the time these forest fires were put out, about nine rai of forest reserves had been destroyed. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368051 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
  4. The left hate him, because he scares the <deleted> out of them. Personally, I'd love to see him elevated to the presidency if Trump got impeached and removed from office- payback time. Those calling for impeachment probably think if Trump is impeached HRC will become president. They should be careful of what they wish for, it will bite them on the bum if their wish comes true.
  5. Durian might even knock you over before you overheat when you wash it down with some beers.
  6. Asean economic ministers to sign two documents for boosting services sector and investment By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT THE NATION ASEAN CHAIR Thailand has lined up 13 ambitious goals to achieve regional integration as the 25th Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEMR) kicks off today in Phuket, where two pacts are set to be signed to enhance services trade and investment within the group. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096352-asean-economic-ministers-to-sign-two-documents-for-boosting-services-sector-and-investment/
  7. Asean economic ministers to sign two documents for boosting services sector and investment By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT THE NATION ASEAN CHAIR Thailand has lined up 13 ambitious goals to achieve regional integration as the 25th Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEMR) kicks off today in Phuket, where two pacts are set to be signed to enhance services trade and investment within the group. Amid challenges such as the election uncertainty in Thailand and the US-China trade war, which have hindered progress in achieving these goals in the first quarter of 2019, Thailand faces a tough job completing all 13 “economic deliverables” by year-end. The deliverables fall under three pillars: to help Asean prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR); to enhance Asean connectivity through trade, investment, and tourism; and to enable sustainable economic development in Asean. Two of its key goals to be discussed at the AEMR are the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations and the completion of the Asean Single Window (ASW) trade system for all 10 Asean members, said Auramon Supthaweethum, the director-general of the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade Negotiations. If the negotiations are successful, RCEP will be the largest multilateral trade pact in history – encompassing China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 Asean nations. The combined gross domestic product of RCEP members accounts for up to 28 per cent of global GDP, she said, and as much as 30 per cent of the value of world trade. In 2017, up to 60 per cent of Thai exports went to RCEP countries, according to Commerce Ministry data. Meanwhile, the ASW aims to integrate the different national single-window systems of the Asean countries in order to expedite cargo clearance and boost cross-border trade by enabling the electronic exchange of trade-related documents among Asean members. The ASW has the potential to reduce the time goods have to wait at borders from 10 days to only one to three days. “Furthermore, there will be the signing of two key documents at the 26th AEMR – the Asean Trade in Services Agreement [ATISA] and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement [ACIA],” Auramon told The Nation. The ATISA aims to improve the regulatory standards for the services sector within the region, reduce unnecessary barriers to services trade within Asean and increase the regulatory transparency for the services sector for each Asean member, she said. The ATISA encompasses principles such as improving regulations to enhance the performance of the services sector, enhancing government regulatory transparency, and providing technical assistance to promote the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Fourth Protocol to Amend the ACIA will address the issue of governments setting certain |conditions on foreign investors to further enhance investment in the region. Also, since preparing the region for the 4IR is a key economic priority in 2019, the meeting will discuss what Asean can do as an economic community to meet the challenges of the 4IR, she continued. One key 4IR goal progressing smoothly so far is the Asean Digital Integration Framework Action Plan, which has already been drafted. The draft will be discussed at the AEMR, according to the director-general. Meanwhile, the private sector is eager to see tangible progress on the RCEP negotiations and the ASW after the 26th AEMR. “Thailand should push for the completion of the RCEP negotiations as soon as possible. The mega-trade pact represents the notion of Asean centrality, and may offset the negative impacts of the US-China trade war on Thai exports,” said Prinn Panitchapakdi, country head of CLSA Securities (Thailand). Yunyong Thaicharoen, first executive vice president and head of the Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre, stated: “We hope to see concrete results from the trade negotiations. Closer trade ties are beneficial for long-term growth of the economy, especially if the interests of the relevant stakeholders are considered when these trade pacts are being negotiated.” “We hope to see the development of the ASW for all Asean members to increase the ease of business for exporters in the Asean region,” said Supant Mongkolsuthree, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/business/30368077 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
  8. These protests need to be world wide, only the young can do it, LOL. The problem is mainly in countries where people are too busy trying to earn enough to live on to demonstrate, and as for violence, how long do you think they'd last in China, one of the largest polluters in the world? It's only in the west where people get paid to do nothing that protests like that can happen. These protests are going to have to get violent before anything changes, Wonder if you'll still support that if YOUR car gets burnt by rioters.
  9. Nope, you cannot. The Thai army requires to be Thai citizen for any rank. The best chance you stand is to join the FFR (French Foreign Legion) if you are able to pass the tests, especially the mental test, the fitness test is compared to that a piece of cake. In the Last year about 10 out of 100 applicants have been taken. If you fail there you have still an option to apply for the Russian and Bolivian Army. and if that not works out you can still be a suicide Bomber for the ISIS
  10. If he helped dispose of the body, he WAS involved! Typcial idiotic response that would work in Thailand but not anywhere where actual adults run the society. Next, she'll be asking why she can't avoid punishment because, well, something or someone made her angry. Or, maybe she'll be forced to ask the Portuguese if they who her father is.
  11. Best way to reduce pollution and save humanity is to reduce the population of the world. Best way to reduce population is to educate women so they have less children. Ask all those "environmental warriors" how much THEY are willing to pay out of their own pocket to educate women in poor countries where the population growth is largest. I'll bet the amount raised is about enough to fund one teacher, if that.
  12. You on go on about the journalist murdered by the teenagers and very sad , BUT all you irish dont know the innocent elderly Man walking home from the railway station in Sydney recently set on by two young irish nationals and bashed to death , they were also about 18-19yo so how about sympathy for the victims family in Australia? No i dont think he was a journalist nor did he know about ireland , he was probably a hardworking retired guy minding his own business walking home one night to be cinfronted not by his own Aussies but two cowardly visitors who set upon him. Im sure these 2 will be very popular young irishman in a Aussie jail being so young, and bashing a elderly man to death . https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/08/two-irish-nationals-facing-charges-over-sydney-death
  13. Self-test kits for HIV now available at pharmacies By The Nation HIV test THANKS TO THE latest move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people no longer have to visit a medical centre to undergo an HIV test. If they are worried that they may be infected, people can just buy a self-test kit from a pharmacy and check on their own. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096351-self-test-kits-for-hiv-now-available-at-pharmacies/
  14. Self-test kits for HIV now available at pharmacies By The Nation HIV test THANKS TO THE latest move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people no longer have to visit a medical centre to undergo an HIV test. If they are worried that they may be infected, people can just buy a self-test kit from a pharmacy and check on their own. “But, of course, if the kit shows a reactive result, they are highly recommended to seek a blood test at a medical service unit for help,” FDA secretary-general, Tares Krassanairawiwong, said. As of 2017, it was estimated that there were about 440,000 people living with HIV in Thailand. Of them, about 98 per cent were aware of their HIV-positive status. Although Thailand is highly successful in combating HIV/Aids, new infections are still reportedly taking place every day. Estimates suggest the virus strikes 15 new people a day on average. Apiwat Kwangkaew, president of the Thai Network of People Living with Aids, said more than 200,000 people are believed to be living in Thailand without knowing that they are HIV-positive. “So, we think the self-test kits will be useful to this group,” he said. Medical Council’s secretary-general, Dr Ittaporn Kanacharoen, has raised concerns about the use of a self-test kit. “What if the users are still very young and immature?” he asked on Facebook. He also noted that there have been cases of people committing suicide upon finding that they had become HIV-positive. “The Medical Council has, in fact, issued a guideline that children who undergo HIV tests must receive counselling both before and after the tests are conducted,” he said. Ittaporn still sees the kits as useful. “Overall, I think the benefits of self-test kits will outweigh any negative impacts it may bring,” Apiwat said. However, he emphasised the need to prepare measures to help those who might not be able to cope with their HIV-positive status on their own. According to him, public awareness of Aids/HIV is now high. Access to information on the virus and the treatable disease is also widespread. “Those who have decided to use the kits must have quite a lot of information. So, they should know that those with HIV can live a normal life. As well, there are many hotlines for them to get free counselling,” he added. Asked about the risks of companies using such kits to screen out HIV-positive job applicants, Apiwat said a company would be considered to be violating a person’s human rights if it abused the kits in such a way. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368069 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
  15. I would be ecstatic if pollution was reduced. A world without pollution would be wonderful- no plastic waste littering Thai beaches, no burning in Chiang Mai province, no cheap air flights so too many tourists can ruin Thai beaches, no garbage ruining Thai islands. The tragedy is that the means to reduce pollution are already known- reduce population, put a return fee on every container, whatever it is made from, ban non biodegradable plastic, ban private cars in cities and build a proper, affordable public transport system, ban domestic air travel and build a hi speed rail network, build nuclear power plants to replace oil/ gas/ coal plants, ban cheap international air travel, etc. The reason it doesn't happen is that the authorities are too gutless to do it because they fear being booted at the next election.
  16. You know I dont know mych about Pence other than the fact that he is a Social Conservative (a meh in my book), a fiscal conservative (good in my book), and by all accounts I have read a decent human being and god fearing man (good in my book). Yet there seems to be a storm of hate against him. I like him for that reason alone. Whe is the left going to realize that overuse of insults just cheapens them and makes folks do the pposite.
  17. Family in shock after masseuse killed over money dispute By WIJIT CHUNHAKIJKACHORN THE NATION FILE photo A Thai masseuse was killed and dismembered in Portugal last month reportedly over a dispute over her 10,000 euros (Bt357,000) investment in a massage parlour there. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096350-family-in-shock-after-thai-masseuse-killed-over-money-dispute/
  18. Family in shock after masseuse killed over money dispute By WIJIT CHUNHAKIJKACHORN THE NATION FILE photo A Thai masseuse was killed and dismembered in Portugal last month reportedly over a dispute over her 10,000 euros (Bt357,000) investment in a massage parlour there. The killer is suspected to be her closest friend, Sangam Sawaiprkhon. Sangam’s husband, who is reportedly from Pakistan but has already got Thai nationality, is suspected to be the alleged accomplice. Except the head, most of victim Natchaya Jenrob’s parts have still not been found. Natchaya’s father reportedly died of heartbreak-related conditions after hearing of his daughter’s brutal death. Her head was found on a beach in Portugal on March 7 but it took time for the authorities to link it to her as no one came forward to identify her. No one reported that Natchaya had gone missing either. This was because Natchaya lived and worked with Sangam. The two friends had a bitter fight in on March 7 when Natchaya demanded that Sangam return her 10,000 euros. Natchaya reportedly wanted to set up her own massage parlour with that money. The dispute reportedly got out of hand and Sangam allegedly killed Natchaya and dismembered her body. She then assigned her husband to dispose of the body parts. “She should have not died such an untimely death,” Natchaya’s 76-year-old mother, Soei Jenrob, sobbed from her home in Surin province yesterday. Natchaya’s elder sister, Somwang Wongsri, said her family did not have the money to bring Natchaya’s body parts back for a funeral. “We hope the authorities will be able to help us,” she said. She said Natchaya used to always wire Bt6,000 to Bt7,000 to her parents every month to support them. Natchaya’s elder brother, Thanin Kongkraphan, said he hoped the authorities would also take the harshest action against his sister’s killer. Sources said Sangam had admitted to killing Natchaya. The suspect, however, insisted that her husband was not involved in the murder but only helped her dispose of the body. According to some sources, her husband fled to Thailand after the crime took place. Pol Maj-General Pananchai Chuenjaitham, a senior official at the Immigration Bureau, however denied reports that the Pakistani suspect was already in custody. “At present, we are investigating the claims that the suspect has come to Thailand,” he said. Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368073 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
  19. not symptoms of sinility or dementia its the exact opposite , its what one does to the senile or demented or in this case delusional. You have to repeat yourself to tonedeaf people seriously suffering from msm induced tds. I heard some msm news say he said no collusion 231 times over two years and here we are still having to repeat it to the patients at tvf hospice.
  20. but a universe from something also doesn't make sense because what created that something? Exactly, but I've been accused of ignorance because I asked that question, even though NO ONE can explain how "something" was created in the first place.
  21. ‘Beware of fruits that generate heat during summer’ By The Nation Doctors have warned people about excessive consumption during summer of the popular Thai fruit durian, as it could increase body heat and have harmful effects on health. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096349-‘beware-of-fruits-that-generate-heat-during-summer’/
  22. ‘Beware of fruits that generate heat during summer’ By The Nation Doctors have warned people about excessive consumption during summer of the popular Thai fruit durian, as it could increase body heat and have harmful effects on health. Dr Sanpong Rithraksa, president of the Alternative and Traditional Medicines Information Centre, said eating too much durian could raise temperature of the bodies and cause canker sore, resulting from excessive body heat. The excessive consumption of the fruit could also be harmful to those having regular illnesses such as high blood pressure or heart problems, as it could worsen the symptoms, he said. Durian is high in calories so consumption of the fruit should be limited, especially when the weather gets hotter, he said. To reduce body heat, fruits that have a cooling effect such as mangosteen should be considered, the doctor suggested. Other Thai herbal drinks could also be of help, he added. Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368071 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
  23. and I'll keep saying "something from nothing", unless someone can explain how there was "something" in the first place. Calling me ignorant is a two edged sword, as you can't explain how matter came into existence in the first place. Either there was "something" for ever, and explain that, or "something" was created.
  24. Thailand ready to face sea-home builder in court By The Nation File photo Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday that the Thai government has the right to demolish a floating sea home off Phuket seashore and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096348-thailand-ready-to-face-sea-home-builder-in-court/
  25. Thailand ready to face sea-home builder in court By The Nation File photo Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday that the Thai government has the right to demolish a floating sea home off Phuket seashore and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders. Speaking at a press conference at the King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Wissanu said Thai officials could remove the floating structure, which is located to the southeast of Koh Racha Yai, approximately 12 nautical miles from the mainland, because its presence clearly violated Article 119 of Thailand’s Criminal Code as threatening the Kingdom’s security and sovereignty. Wissanu said the structure would also be an obstacle to marine navigation as it is located near a sea drilling site. Ocean Builders announced it would sue Thailand in an international court if the government removes the seastead. “The Thai government would be glad if a lawsuit is filed. We want a lawsuit to be filed so that we will have a chance to explain the truth,” Wissanu said. He said attempts have been made to build seasteads in several nations but no government had allowed them and builders were always arrested and legal action taken against them. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368046 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-22
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