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  2. Miscount cases in Khon Kaen solved, fresh voting at six polling stations By THE NATION file photo THE TWO MISCOUNTS of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095830-miscount-cases-in-khon-kaen-solved-fresh-voting-at-six-polling-stations/
  3. Miscount cases in Khon Kaen solved, fresh voting at six polling stations By THE NATION file photo THE TWO MISCOUNTS of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes. Two polling stations – the first and fifth – with a few hundred eligible voters in Khon Kaen’s Nam Phong district recounted the ballots yesterday following an order by the Election Commission (EC). In the first polling station, the voter turnout was 324, matching the total ballot count. Of these, 304 were found valid, two were no votes and 17 were invalid. The previous mistake appeared to be with the invalid ballots, officials said, adding that previously the referee had marked 18 invalid ballots, which resulted in the inconsistency. The recount in the fifth polling station also found the ballots and voter turnout tallied at 624. There were 587 valid ballots, 33 invalid and four no votes. The recount showed that Phalang Pracharat candidate Kitti Kamkankoon may have gained one wrongful vote in the previous count. The recount in both stations did not change the initial results, with Pheu Thai candidate Jatuporn Charoencheu winning the constituency. No objections were raised after the recount. The ballots from both stations yesterday were counted in the district’s town hall with hundreds of people, including politicians and party representatives, observing the event. EC commissioner Chatchai Chanpraisri said yesterday the recount had gone smoothly and transparently. The new results will later be submitted to the EC and the agency will endorse the overall results on May 9, he said, adding that the previous inconsistencies in the two polling stations were believed to have been caused by officials marking the wrong boxes. In addition to the recounts at these two stations, the agency has also ordered six polling stations to hold fresh elections after the number of ballots and voters did not tally. Elections will be held this Sunday in some constituencies of Lampang, Yasothon, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok and Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district. Three of the affected polling stations were in constituencies won by Pheu Thai Party and two by Phalang Pracharat. However, with each station having only a few hundred or thousand votes in races where the winner and runners-up had tens of thousand, the re-elections are unlikely to change the results at the constituency level. Yet, if a significant number of voters change their minds, it is still possible they could affect the number of eventual party-list MPs. It was also observed that voter turnout might drop due to the lack of publicity. A number of people might be unaware of the re-election and miss the opportunity to cast their ballots. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367936 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-19
  4. Yes indeed, these Russian hoaxers are either delusional or intentionally dishonest, perhaps a little of both. I think by the time it's all read, and after they have their day or two in the media, there might be damaging information on the democrats, media, top FBI, CIA, and DOJ officials leading right up to Obama, that is unexpected. It was important Trump waited until the report was submitted to get everything on the record. Trump's opponents I believe are gonna be in a world of hurt very soon. Trump has them all lined up in a nice neat little row. Now, get out the popcorn kick back and let the fun begin. Happy to see Trump has an AG that won't take <deleted> from these do nothing hoaxers.
  5. Defiant Decha vows new batch of cannabis medicine By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM THE NATION Decha Siriphat Traditional healer says more than 5,000 of his cancer patients are waiting for cannabinoid drugs, urges officials to return marijuana seized during raid. DESPITE concerns over whether it contains medical properties that can cure cancer, more than 5,000 patients who are currently waiting for cannabinoid drugs from prominent traditional medicine practitioner Decha Siriphat will be given a new batch of medicine within the next month. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095829-defiant-decha-vows-new-batch-of-cannabis-medicine/
  6. Defiant Decha vows new batch of cannabis medicine By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM THE NATION Decha Siriphat Traditional healer says more than 5,000 of his cancer patients are waiting for cannabinoid drugs, urges officials to return marijuana seized during raid. DESPITE concerns over whether it contains medical properties that can cure cancer, more than 5,000 patients who are currently waiting for cannabinoid drugs from prominent traditional medicine practitioner Decha Siriphat will be given a new batch of medicine within the next month. Decha vowed at a press conference at Chulalongkorn University yesterday that he would do whatever it took to resume his routine distribution of cannabinoid medicines to patients in need. The patients, some of whom rely on his cannabinoid drugs, have now been without their medicine for nearly two weeks after its distribution was suspended following a raid earlier this month, said Decha. “My priority is to help as many patients as possible with my formulas of cannabinoid medicines, and I will do everything I can to make sure those who are still waiting for their new consignment will get the drugs as soon as possible,” he said. “This is a very urgent matter, because many of the patients, who are suffering from cancer, have been unable to get the required medication since April 3.” Decha said he was now proceeding with the registration process to obtain official status as a traditional medical practitioner with the Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Department. He needs to attend a training workshop on medical cannabis use, in order to get permission from the Food and Drug Administration to legally produce and distribute cannabinoid medicines. By law, marijuana remains an illicit narcotic. The raw material for producing cannabinoid medicines is available only from confiscated cannabis. Decha has requested the Office of the Narcotics Control Board to return his seized cannabis so that he can mass produce a new lot of cannabinoid medicine to ensure that all patients in need will get their medicine. Meanwhile, the Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Department deputy director-general Dr Pramote Stienrat disclosed that the earliest new round of cannabinoid medicines will be ready for distribution within the next month as part of human trials for Decha’s traditional formulas. Pramote said this is because Decha’s cannabinoid recipe is not on the list of 16 permitted traditional cannabinoid medicines. In order to receive official recognition for the formula, the department will have to rigorously examine its components to ensure the medicine is safe for human use and effective for medical treatment. “According to the required official procedures, we expect to resume the distribution of Decha’s cannabinoid drugs to his patients within the next month at the earliest, as part of the human clinical trials examining his cannabinoid drugs,” he informed. Pramote noted there were already many treatment records from patients who have been using Decha’s drugs to cure their illnesses, and so lab and animal testing of the medicine can be omitted to save time. “Once this cannabinoid medicine formula has been approved for its effectiveness and safety, the department will add it to the list of permitted cannabinoid medicines and allow its general use for medical treatment,” Pramote added. However, Dr Thira Woratanarat, a medical lecturer at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, cautioned that despite some medical research demonstrating that medicinal properties in cannabis can heal the side-effects of chemotherapy and relieve seizures, there was no academic study to prove it could treat cancer, despite what many people believe. “I am worried that there are many people trying to overly advertise the medical properties of cannabis [claiming] that it can cure cancer, which is very dangerous,” Thira said. “This is because it makes many cancer patients stop their conventional medical treatments and take only cannabinoid medicines, which in many cases leads to the patients’ condition worsening.” He urged patients to consult their doctor first and give careful consideration before switching to medical cannabis to cure their sickness. The use of cannabis for medical treatment has not yet been standardised and it could lead to many unpleasant side-effects and health risks, he added. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30367934 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-19
  7. PHUKET XTRA - April 18 King cobra caught, 30 eggs missing! |:| Manhunt for American over ’seastead’ fiasco |:| Suspect caught over Phi Phi rape |:| Worst Songkran in Phuket in years |:| 8-year-old honoured for cleaning Patong canal! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-04-19
  8. 1 % of Britain own 99 % of all land and resources...go figure
  9. UPDATE: Thailand Live Friday 19 Apr 2019 https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095825-thailand-live-friday-19-apr-2019/
  10. Well so far in UK about 200 killings from knives attacks alone..this is knives, not acid, honor killing, acid attacks, organised child rape muggings etc. Jist this year, not even the end of April yet! God knows what happened in Chicago. Thailand is very safe. If you are not safe here you are doing something wrong. However bad Thailand might be it has not suffered the destruction of community, by diversity and multiculturalism that has left the UK in ruins...
  11. Australian snorkeller collects trash at Kalim beach everyday By The Thaiger PHOTO: Patong Surf Life Saving An Australian man has been seen collecting trash in the waters just off Kalim beach in Patong every day over the past month. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095798-australian-snorkeller-collects-trash-at-kalim-beach-everyday/
  12. Sounds like the bickering bunch need a bit of on topic humour:
  13. Driver charred to death after trailer truck overturns By The Nation The driver of a trailer truck was killed when his vehicle flipped over on a downhill road in Prachin Buri province and caught fire early on Thursday, police said. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095782-driver-charred-to-death-after-trailer-truck-overturns/
  14. Of course it happens elsewhere. My comments are motivated by the consistency with which things of all types go wrong in Thailand. Thailand is a unique country where almost nothing ever works properly
  15. UPDATE: ‘Big Joke’ granted leave for US trip By The Nation Former Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn is on leave until the end of April, his new boss said on Thursday. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095679-big-joke-latest-embattled-former-top-cop-takes-off-for-america/?do=findComment&comment=14055379
  16. Do not miss TOM GREEN with special guest STEPHEN K AMOS at the Lancaster Hotel on Saturday, 20th April. Act fast! VIP tickets are already sold out, but standard tickets (1500 THB) are still available for purchase at: https://www.ticketflap.com/tomgreen-bkk19
  17. I wonder and hope that this era of Anglo decline, will clear up the really bad actors, which have been running the show in both UK and USA. The 1% protesters called this up a long time ago. I hope this turmoil will get these really bad actors out of the both Anglo governments. It has been a mess, for a decade or so. The rest of us has been watching these latest episodes with ave, wondering how it will eventually end.
  18. Get your re-entry first prior to getting stamped out by Imm.
  19. No thanks. I don't want to embrace that kind of volatility. Nosedive in 5 minutes. Volatility goes in both directions.....
  20. Google it. Its complicated. But low class thug, with gold, track suit, trainers, baseball cap, illiterate, in a gang, ..there's loads of info about this particular sub cultural tendency. Basically white working class youth <deleted> by the system looking for outlets
  21. If Trump has to step down and the white headed religious guy takes over, doesn't it start a new election cycle? What kind of democracy is that? The old corrupt members of the Whitehouse can continue for 4 years, no matter it's members have been found to be crooks?
  22. I understand I get my reentry permit after passport control at DMK. Do they stamp me out first or do I need to find the reentry desk before being stamped out?
  23. Nonsense. My guess is some are available that don't include medical evacuation, but both companies I have bought travel insurance from have included some level of evacuation coverage. This is one of the prime reasons I get it. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  24. Sounds awful but helpful. May as well put some distance between you and them and move to another town/city
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