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169 million plastic bags unused at 7-Eleven stores in two months

By The Thaiger

 

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More than 169 million plastic bags have been left unused at Thailand’s 7-Eleven stores in the past two months – more than 33 million baht value alone but also a huge amount of single-use plastic not making its way into the environment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083876-169-million-plastic-bags-unused-at-7-eleven-stores-in-two-months/

 

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U.S. lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional negotiators said on Monday they reached a tentative deal on border security funding to avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday, but an aide said it did not include the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083846-us-lawmakers-meet-on-border-security-scrambling-to-avert-shutdown/?do=findComment&comment=13836236

 

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Gunman In 2017 Dealership Raid Sentenced To Die

By  Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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Remains of a truck which exploded Aug. 17, 2017 outside the Mayo Police Station in Pattani province.

 

SONGKHLA — One of several gunmen accused of stealing pickup trucks at gunpoint and killing a hostage was sentenced to death Tuesday by a southern court.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083885-gunman-in-2017-dealership-raid-sentenced-to-die/

 

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Thailand to send progress report on human trafficking to US this April

 

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BANGKOK, 12th February 2019 (NNT) - Thailand will send a progress report on its anti-human trafficking operations to the US on April 5.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083889-thailand-to-send-progress-report-on-human-trafficking-to-us-this-april/

 

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Thai, US soldiers build school ahead of annual exercise

 

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BANGKOK, 12th February 2019 (NNT) – On Monday, soldiers from eight countries, including Thailand and the United States, constructed a school building in the northern Thai province of Tak ahead of this week’s 2019 Cobra Gold light military drills.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083891-thai-us-soldiers-build-school-ahead-of-annual-cobra-gold-exercise/

 

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Improper Display Of King Portrait Brings Police To Thai Raksa Chart

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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BANGKOK — Word that a party allied with former leader Thaksin Shinawatra was inappropriately displaying His Majesty the King’s portrait prompted a police visit Tuesday morning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083893-improper-display-of-king-portrait-brings-police-to-thai-raksa-chart/

 

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Thailand’s property market surges with Chinese confidence remaining high

By The Thaiger

 

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Chinese investors are still spending big in Thailand’s property market. The country’s ‘teflon’ tourist reputation and uncertain national election outcomes are doing little subdue investor enthusiasm.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083895-thailand’s-property-market-surges-with-chinese-confidence-remaining-high/

 

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Boom boom on the border – Thailand’s unlikely red-light district

By Tim Newton

 

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PHOTO: The attractions of Thailand’s southern border town usually become apparent after sunset

 

On one side of the Thai/Malaysian border is Sungai Golok, on the Malaysian side it’s the town of Rantau Panjang. The two towns are separated by the Golok River as well as decades of furious fighting between Muslim separatists who want to reclaim some of the southern areas in Thailand under the Malaysian flag.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083903-boom-boom-on-the-border-–-thailand’s-unlikely-red-light-district/

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Thailand is still among the most affordable destinations for expat retirees

 

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Thailand is one of the most affordable destinations in the world for expat retirees, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083914-thailand-is-still-among-the-most-affordable-destinations-for-expat-retirees/

 

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VOICE TV Ordered Off The Air 15 Days

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Voice TV logo. Image: Voice TV / Wikimedia Commons

 

BANGKOK — A television channel previously sanctioned by authorities for its content has again been ordered off the air.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083937-voice-tv-ordered-off-the-air-15-days/

 

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British man arrested for overstay, investigations into his selling of tours continues

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Krabi Immigration officers have arrested a British man for overstaying his visa by 262 days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083938-british-man-arrested-for-overstay-investigations-into-his-selling-of-tours-continues/

 

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Gov't Hits Brakes On Inter-Airport Rail Line Over CP Demands

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Station concept art for the proposed rail line to connect three airports. Image: Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor

 

BANGKOK — A project to connect three international airports by high-speed rail was suspended after the conglomerate backing the project changed its terms.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083941-thai-govt-hits-brakes-on-inter-airport-rail-line-over-cp-demands/

 

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Air in nation’s North is dangerous to breathe

By The Nation

 

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Residents in many northern provinces were on Tuesday breathing air containing more than double the country’s official safe limit of PM2.5, particulates of 2.5 micrograms or smaller per cubic metre, according to the daily update from the Pollution Control Department’s website. (air4thai.pcd.go.th)

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083944-air-in-northern-thai-provinces-is-dangerous-to-breathe/

 

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UPDATE: Speedboat captain charged, two Chinese tourists remain in hospital

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A speedboat captain has now been charged over a “reckless act causing injury” but the captain is denying the charge. Two Chinese tourists remain in hospital following Saturday’s collision between the tour boat and a moored small oil tanker just off the east coast of Phuket.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083948-update-speedboat-captain-charged-two-chinese-tourists-remain-in-hospital/

 

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