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Thailand needs a more ambitious action plan on climate change

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 

 

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File photo: Greenpeace country director Tara Buakamsri

 

THAILAND’S climate-change prevention commitment is not ambitious enough, environmental group Greenpeace warned, following a United Nations report last week that called for a major boost in prevention measures in order to keep global warming within the 1.5- to 2-degree Celsius target needed to prevent dire future consequences.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073448-thailand-needs-a-more-ambitious-action-plan-on-climate-change/

 

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After conquering world golf, Ariya named Thailand’s top athlete of 2018

By LERPONG AMSA-NGIAM 
THE NATION

 

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Ariya Jutanugarn receives the Best Professional Athlete Award from a representative of the Sports Authority of Thailand.

 

WORLD No 1 golfer Ariya Jutanugarn beat soccer star Chanathip Songkrasin to win the Best Professional Athlete of the year at the annual Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) awards yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073449-after-conquering-world-golf-ariya-named-thailand’s-top-athlete-of-2018/

 

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Asean must press Suu Kyi : Dr Mahathir

 

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THAILAND SHOULD OFFER MORE AUTONOMY TO SOUTH TO UNDERMINE INDEPENDENCE SUPPORT, SAYS MALAYSIAN PM
 

Asean, which Thailand will chair next year, must take tough measures to put pressure on Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said this weekend.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073450-asean-must-press-suu-kyi-dr-mahathir/

 

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Govt wants drug addicts rounded up for treatment

By The Nation

 

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The Public Health Ministry has instructed provincial health offices to screen people caught using illegal drugs for possible addiction and to send the addicts for treatment.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073452-thai-govt-wants-drug-addicts-rounded-up-for-treatment/

 

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Report: Forest governance needed to ensure healthy forests and good cuts of greenhouse gases, says experts

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION

 

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Ban Pang Bom in Nan’s Don Phaya tambon where is experimenting with community based forest governance.

 

SOMSAK SAE-LAO is an assistant village chief in the small Nan community of Pang Kob, but he still has no idea whether its residents would qualify for benefits for helping protect surrounding forest under a global scheme known as REDD+ if implemented here.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073453-report-forest-governance-needed-to-ensure-healthy-forests-and-good-cuts-of-greenhouse-gases-says-experts/

 

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Winter is coming for Thai politics as old wine offered in new bottles

By Punchada Sirivunnabood 
Special to The Nation

 

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Before winter comes to Westeros in “Game of Thrones”, Thailand will witness cut-throat competition for its own political hot seat in an election scheduled for February 24.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073460-winter-is-coming-for-thai-politics-as-old-wine-offered-in-new-bottles/

 

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On International Migrants Day, a sea change for Thai fishing?

By Jason Judd 
Special to The Nation

 

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Tomorrow, December 18, the world observes International Migrants Day. It’s a day to recognise the contributions and struggles of those who have left home in search of work that provides fair income and safe working conditions.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073461-on-international-migrants-day-a-sea-change-for-thai-fishing/

 

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Severance pay needs to be even higher

By The Nation

 

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The government made a fine gesture this past week, but more can be done to acknowledge labourers’ contributions

 

It’s far too easy nowadays to take the good life for granted when what we should be doing instead is to be mindful of – and grateful to – our fellow citizens who toil to improve the roads, build the Skytrain connections and ensure we have a Wi-Fi connection. These products and services and so many more are due to the labour, both skilled and unskilled, that is too often ignored if not demeaned. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1073462-severance-pay-needs-to-be-even-higher/

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