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King leads the field as thousands take part in ‘Bike for Love and Warmth’

By THE NATION

 

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HUNDREDS of thousands of people across the country took part in the “love and warmth” cycle rides yesterday, with the main ride in Bangkok being personally led by His Majesty the King to mark the opening of the “Un Ai Rak Fair” at the Dusit Palace Royal Plaza.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072386-king-leads-the-field-as-thousands-take-part-in-‘bike-for-love-and-warmth’/

 

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Democrats up in arms over Prayut proposal

By THE NATION

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Junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed the voting ballot show no party logos and names and bearing only candidate numbers.

 

Party explores legal action as PM suggests excluding party names, symbols from ballots.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072388-democrats-up-in-arms-over-prayut-proposal/

 

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Second batch of New Year gifts for low-income people

By THE NATION

 

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Low-income earners with state welfare cards line up yesterday at ATMs outside a bank in Chai Nat province, ready to withdraw the Bt500 to which they are each entitled.

 

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday transferred a second batch of funds into the bank accounts of another 4.2 million state-welfare cardholders who are entitled to Bt500 each as part of the Bt5.5-billion New Year gift programme for Thailand’s 11.1 million low-income earners.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072391-second-batch-of-new-year-gifts-for-low-income-people/

 

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Gen Prawit’s expensive wristwatch probe to be wrapped up this month

 

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Investigation into the scandal surrounding luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to be wrapped up and its findings will be sent to the National Anti-Corruption Commission around the end of this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072392-gen-prawit’s-expensive-wristwatch-probe-to-be-wrapped-up-this-month/

 

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UPDATE:

 

EC warned new ballots could lead to possibility of election being nullified

 

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As resentments among political parties and politicians grow against the new poll ballot design, a former election commissioner has warned the Election Commission that the forthcoming election could end up being declared null and void.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072388-democrats-up-in-arms-over-prayut-proposal/?do=findComment&comment=13635972

 

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Cambodia pickpockets rounded up in Bangkok

By The Nation

 

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POLICE in Bangkok have arrested six Cambodian pickpockets working as a team to target foreigners, Immigration Police Bureau chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn announced on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072394-cambodia-pickpockets-rounded-up-in-bangkok/

 

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Toxic fumes in engine room of boat restaurant kill 2

By Theerawat Thongma, 
Dethawee Theewarangkool 
The Nation

 

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Two workers died while three became seriously ill after allegedly inhaling toxic fumes as they cleaned a boat restaurant’s engine room on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072395-toxic-fumes-in-engine-room-of-boat-restaurant-kill-2/

 

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Social enterprises key ‘to boost sustainable development’

By JINTANA PANYAARVUDH 
THE NATION

 

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STAKEHOLDERS should take part in shaping the future of social enterprise in Thailand and boost sustainable development, experts told a seminar recently.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072396-social-enterprises-key-‘to-boost-sustainable-development’/

 

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By the book: Detention of Bahraini footballer defended

By The Nation

 

The Foreign Ministry has insisted that a Bahraini footballer detained by immigration police will have to stand trial as part of a process determining whether he will be extradited back to Bahrain.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072398-by-the-book-detention-of-bahraini-footballer-defended/

 

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Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police and rescue team divers are searching the Bang Neow Dum reservoir for the missing man. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Rescue team divers are scouring the Bang Neow Dum reservoir today for a man who failed to come home last night after he went to the lake to fish.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072399-police-search-for-man-missing-at-phuket-reservoir/

 

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Phuket King’s Cup regatta wraps up

By The Thaiger

 

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With good winds of about 15 knots returning for the final day of the 32nd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta yesterday, some exciting racing was held off the south-western tip of the resort island as one of Asia’s biggest sailing events came to a close.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072400-phuket-king’s-cup-regatta-wraps-up/

 

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Running to educate children living on Tak border

By Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee 
The Nation

 

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Despite the chilly 18-degrees Celsius temperatures, some 2,000 Thais and foreigners willingly got out of bed in Mae Sot to join the “Run for Education without Frontiers” marathon and raise funds for the education of children living on the border of Tak province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072402-running-to-educate-children-living-on-tak-border/

 

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