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Guns drawn as tempers flare in Nui Beach land dispute

By The Phuket News

 

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Two men brandishing guns in the confrontation were caught on dashcam video. Screengrab: Spotlight Thailand

 

PHUKET:-- Karon Police will seek arrest warrants to be issued tomorrow (Feb 13) for two men who threatened their rivals at gunpoint over land dispute on the dirt road that leads to Nui Beach.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084010-guns-drawn-as-tempers-flare-in-nui-beach-land-dispute/

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Chinese man arrested on Samui after allegedly murdering Bangkok woman

By The Nation

 

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A Chinese man was arrested on Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly strangled a Bangkok condo owner.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083871-woman-strangled-while-showing-room-to-chinese-man-who-previously-stole-from-her/?do=findComment&comment=13838154

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England's World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

 

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Soccer Football - England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks passes away - bet365 Stadium, Stoke-On-Trent, Britain - February 12, 2019 Scarves are left on a statue of Gordon Banks outside the stadium Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

 

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084037-englands-world-cup-winning-keeper banks dead-at-81/

 

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Chiang Mai third most polluted city

By THE NATION

 

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Sky in northern capital turns brownish as Air Quality Index gives it ‘unhealthy’ reading.

 

CHIANG MAI yesterday ranked third on the global list of cities with worst air pollution, based on Air Quality Index (AQI) records, by an internationally recognised AirVisual platform. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084038-chiang-mai-third-most-polluted-city/

 

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Politics first for Worawi after CAS reprieve 

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Worawi Makudi

 

Former Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi has no plans to rush back to football and will prioritise next month’s General Election instead after his three-and-a-half-year ban was rescinded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084039-politics-first-for worawi-after-cas reprieve/

 

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Shinawatra camp faces crisis

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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Thai Raksa Chart Party leader Preechapol Pongpanit yesterday performs a “wai” at the party’s headquarters yesterday in response to His Majesty the King’s command that prohibits Princess Ubolratana, his party’s sole candidate for prime minister.

 

EC yet to decide on Thai Raksa Chart’s fate, but dissolution of the party would upset Pheu Thai’s poll calculations

 

WITH Thai Raksa Chart facing the threat of party dissolution, experts believe this could affect the pro-Shinawatra camp’s election strategy and cost it a substantial number of party-list MPs. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084040-shinawatra-camp-faces-crisis/

 

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Unique chance for Thai golfers to see how humble beginnings are no obstacle to success

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Thongchai Jaidee in traditional Thai costume.

 

Former Thai No 1 Thongchai Jaidee hopes his young compatriots will learn exactly his game flourished when he stages the Bt4 million Asian Tour Development event which begins in Lopburi on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084041-unique-chance-for-thai-golfers-to-see-how-humble-beginnings-are-no-obstacle-to-success/

 

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Decision to slowly phase out paraquat met with stiff opposition

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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CONSUMER PROTECTION activists voiced firm objection to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach’s proposal to ban the use of paraquat chemical in three years instead of one year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084042-decision-to-slowly-phase-out-paraquat-met-with-stiff-opposition/

 

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Five insurgents convicted, one gets death over 2017 Songkhla car-centre raid

By THE NATION

 

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A PROVINCIAL court has convicted all five defendants charged in a car-bomb plot, which included blatant theft of vehicles from a car centre in Songkhla province and a fatal hostage-taking.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083885-gunman-in-2017-dealership-raid-sentenced-to-die/?do=findComment&comment=13838876

 

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Woman breaks down after being cleared of human trafficking

By KESINEE TANGKHIEO 
THE NATION

 

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THE COURT of Appeals on Tuesday acquitted alleged con woman Monta “Ying Kai” Yokratanakan from the human trafficking lawsuit in which she was accused of employing three young women to work as her servants without pay or days off from 2006-2010.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084043-alleged-con-woman-“ying-kai”-breaks-down-after-being-cleared-of-human-trafficking/

 

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How many al-Araibis will it take to change Thai policy?

By The Nation

 

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Another botched case has turned unwanted global spotlight on Thailand’s treatment of political refugees

 

Thai authorities were granted a reprieve on Monday after Bahrain withdrew its request for the extradition of Hakeem al-Araibi. The UN-recognised refugee was promptly set free to return home to Australia, where he was granted residence in 2017. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084044-how-many-al-araibis-will-it-take-to-change-thai-policy/

 

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Thai princess apologises after being disqualified from PM run

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Application form of candidate for Prime Minister, Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, is seen at the election commission office in Bangkok, Thailand February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai king's sister, disqualified this week by the Election Commission from running for prime minister, apologised on Tuesday for causing "problems" for the Thai people ahead of next month's election, the country’s first since a 2014 coup.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084046-thai-princess-apologises-after-being-disqualified-from-pm-run/

 

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Air Asia booking system down for 24 hours this weekend

By The Thaiger

 

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Air Asia will be upgrading it Navitaire New Skies reservation system over the weekend causing a 24 hour blackout for all booking systems across all channels.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084049-air-asia-booking-system-down-for-24-hours-this-weekend/

 

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