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Thailand Live Sunday 12 Aug 2018

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The week that was in Thailand news: Incongruity and apathy:  Alive and kicking in Thailand!

 

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Thailand is a land of incongruity. Some call it two-faced-ness but that is over-simplistic, beloved of Facebook posters, tweeters and Thailand newbies who think they know it all because they have been to Khao San Road and read a guidebook on the best place to buy banana pancakes.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052426-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-incongruity-and-apathy-alive-and-kicking-in-thailand/

 

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Just like one big FAMILY

By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Supaluck Umpujh, chairwoman of The Mall Group

 

FOSTERING staff loyalty is a key tenet of Supaluck Umpujh’s management philosophy as chairwoman of The Mall Group.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052462-just-like-one-big-family/

 

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Former Khon Kaen MP Premsak holds hands with Sam Mitr leader

By The Nation

 

A pro-regime group continues to recruit MPs from other parties, with Premsak Piayura, the former Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen, the latest to apparently feel their embrace.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052463-former-khon-kaen-mp-premsak-holds-hands-with-sam-mitr-leader/

 

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Prisons to open throughout August for family visits to mark Mother’s Day

 

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On the occasion of the Mother’s Day Aug 12, prisons and detention centres throughout the country will open for relatives to meet inmates throughout the month of August, Corrections Department director-general Narat Sawetanan said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052464-prisons-to-open-throughout-august-for-family-visits-to-mark-mother’s-day/

 

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Election in February? Debate over election inspectors raises more doubts

By Thai PBS

 

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Doubts grow whether Thais will be able to go to the polls in February

 

For many people, there are good reasons to doubt whether the long-anticipated election will take place within the time frame as outlined in the military junta’s political roadmap?

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052466-election-in-february-debate-over-election-inspectors-raises-more-doubts/

 

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5 senior policemen in Samut Sakhon moved to inactive posts

 

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The superintendent of Krathum Baen district police, Samut Sakhon province, and four other senior police officers have been ordered transferred out of the province following a raid on a pub in which 123 patrons were tested positive with drug use.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052467-5-senior-policemen-in-samut-sakhon-moved-to-inactive-posts/

 

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FBI seeks motive after U.S. airline worker stole plane and crashed it

By Brendan O'Brien and Alex Dobuzinskis

 

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A Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, reported to be hijacked, flies over University Place, Washington, the U.S., before crashing in the South Puget Sound, August 10, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. John Waldron/via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Federal authorities on Saturday were seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused the scrambling of U.S. fighter jets and ended when the plane crashed onto a sparsely populated island.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052469-fbi-seeks-motive-after-us-airline-worker-stole-plane-and-crashed-it/

 

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Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests

By Radu-Sorin Marinas

 

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Thousands of Romanians joined an anti-government rally in the capital Bucharest, Romania August 11, 2018. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

 

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanians protested against corruption in Bucharest and major provincial cities for a second day running on Saturday, demanding the Social Democrat government's resignation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052470-romanians-rally-again-in-anti-corruption-anti-government-protests/

 

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One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

 

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People embrace at a memorial near the site where Heather Heyer was killed during the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence," appealing for unity ahead of the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052471-one-year-after-charlottesville-rally-trump-says-he-condemns-all-racism/

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India's Kerala state on high alert after floods kill 34

By Jose Devasia

 

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Rescue personnel patrol the flooded waters on the banks of Periyar River after the opening of Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dam shutters following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, August 10,2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

 

KOCHI, India (Reuters) - More than half of the 14 districts in India's Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052472-indias-kerala-state-on-high-alert-after-floods-kill-34/

 

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Former monk held on charges of killing bishop at Egyptian monastery

 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, his lawyer said on Saturday, in a case that has rocked the Coptic community, the Middle East's biggest Christian minority.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052473-former-monk-held-on-charges-of-killing-bishop-at-egyptian-monastery/

 

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German operators of French campsite hit by flash flood under investigation

 

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - A French judge placed two German nationals accused of operating an unlicensed holiday camp in southern France under formal investigation after a flash-flood swept through the site, leaving several children injured and one man missing.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052475-german-operators-of-french-campsite-hit-by-flash-flood-under-investigation/

 

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Kenya arrests two top officials for suspected corruption over new $3 billion railway

By Humphrey Malalo

 

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A train launched to operate on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and financed by Chinese government arrives at the Nairobi Terminus on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/Files

 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the agency that manages public land and the boss of the state railway on suspicion of corruption over land allocation for the new $3-billion flagship Nairobi-Mombasa railway.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052476-kenya-arrests-two-top-officials-for-suspected-corruption-over-new-3-billion-railway/

 

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Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul

 

KABUL (Reuters) - Fighting continued around Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after Taliban fighters stormed the city in a stark show of force, with at least 25 police and one journalist killed, officials said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052479-clashes-continue-as-taliban-press-afghan-city-south-of-kabul/

 

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