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Suspects known in alleged rape of 12-year-old girl, police say

By Suriya Patathayo 
The Nation

 

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Police say they have identified the suspects after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped in an abandoned building in Bangkok's Bang Kapi district on Wednesday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084391-suspects-known-in-alleged-rape-of-12-year-old-girl-police-say/

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Workers' call for Bt360 daily minimum wage

By The Nation

 

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As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084375-workers-call-for-bt360-daily-minimum-wage/

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Alcohol sales prohibited on Makha Bucha Day

By The Phuket News

 

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Devout Buddhists taking part in the Makha Bucha candle procession. Photo: John Shedrick

 

PHUKET:-- All government offices will be closed this coming Tuesday (Feb 19) as Thais all across the country celebrate Makha Bucha day. The sale of alcohol is banned by law on this day.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084389-alcohol-sales-prohibited-on-makha-bucha-day/

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Charter court to decide Thai Raksa Chart’s fate

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION 

 

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Thai Raksa Chart key member Chaturon Chaisang, centre, addresses a press conference at party headquarters yesterday./EPA-EFE

 

The Constitutional Court yesterday agreed unanimously to accept the Election Commission (EC)’s petition to dissolve the pro-Shinawatra Thai Raksa Chart Party for allegedly undermining the constitutional monarchy system.
 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084424-charter-court-to-decide-thai-raksa-chart’s-fate/

 

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Dangerous farm chemicals still allowed for at least two years

By PRATCH RUJIVANALROM 
THE NATION

 

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PARAQUAT, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos are still allowed for use in Thailand for at least another two years, after the Hazardous Substance Committee yesterday reaffirmed its previous decision not to ban the three controversial agrochemicals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084425-dangerous-farm-chemicals-still-allowed-for-at-least-two-years/

 

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Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis

By THE NATION

 

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THE AUTHORITIES are taking concrete steps towards granting amnesty to those who use or have cannabis in their possession if they report to the authorities within a given time frame.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084426-amnesty-underway-for-users-possessors-of-cannabis/

 

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Courts to get bailiffs once law put in place

By KESINEE TAENGKHIEO 
THE NATION

 

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THAILAND will soon have court marshals or bailiffs who will handle the task of arresting fugitives, bail-jumpers or defendants who violate bail conditions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084428-thai-courts-to-get-bailiffs-once-law-put-in-place/

 

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Birdie blitz gives outsider Higa early lead in Thongchai event

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Kazuki Higa of Japan

 

Lopburi - Unfancied Kazuki Higa of Japan carded an unblemished 66 to take a two-shot clubhouse lead during a rain-interrupted opening round of the Bt4 million Thongchai Jaidee Foundation at the 13th Military Circle Golf Course on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084429-birdie-blitz-gives-outsider-higa-early-lead-in-thongchai-event/

 

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Bill on protection of fishing crew sails through, despite protests from operators

By KANITTHA THEPAJORN 
THE NATION

 

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A DRAFT bill for the better protection of fishing-vessel crews sailed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084431-bill-on-protection-of-fishing-crew-sails-through-despite-protests-from-operators/

 

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Woman flies to China to fetch mum, eight months after she went missing

By Natthawat Laping 
The Nation

 

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A 35-year-old Chiang Rai woman has been tearfully reunited with her 59-year-old mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and depression, after she went missing for eight months.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084434-chiang-rai-woman-flies-to-china-to-fetch-mum-eight-months-after-she-went-missing/

 

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New law will restrict traditional ways: farmers

By THE NATION

 

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Concern over ban on uncertified rice varieties and conflicts.

 

FARMERS are getting increasingly worried about the Rice Bill, which drafters claim would improve their lives, but is now causing huge controversy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084435-new-law-will-restrict-traditional-ways-thai-farmers/

 

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Strategies to reverse ageing 

By Gerald W Fry 
Special to The Nation

 

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Thailand has a higher percentage of elderly people than any other developing nation on earth. In just two years, Thai seniors will number 11.23 million, or 20 per cent of the population. By the year 2040, 17 million Thais (more than 25 per cent) will be over 65. As a rapidly ageing society, Thailand faces several serious challenges.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084436-strategies-to-reverse-ageing/

 

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Trump retreats on border bill but vows emergency declaration to get wall

By Richard Cowan and Steve Holland

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign a border security and federal spending bill to avert another government shutdown but also will declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, the White House said on Thursday, drawing immediate criticism from Democrats.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084438-trump-retreats-on-border-bill-but-vows-emergency-declaration-to-get-wall/

 

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More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084439-more brexit embarrassment-for-may-as-parliament-defeats-her-again/

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Sweden replaces China envoy in furore over dissident bookseller

By Simon Johnson

 

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her "incorrect" handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084440-sweden replaces-china-envoy-in-furore-over-dissident-bookseller/

 

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