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Scorching summer coming, experts warn

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Fifty per cent chance this year could be the second hottest ever.

 

PEOPLE MUST brace for extreme heat in the days to come, as an extraordinarily hot and arid summer has been forecast for Thailand from Thursday, while seven provinces in the North and the West are expected to experience extreme heat at 40-44 degrees Celsius.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084871-scorching-summer-coming-experts-warn/

 

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Majority prefer male PM in his 50s, says survey

By The Nation

 

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A recent opinion survey by Super Poll revealed that the majority of people prefer their prime ministerial candidate to be a man in his early 50s with experience as an executive in both the private and public sectors.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084873-majority-prefer-male-pm-in-his-50s-says-survey/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Compensation talks begin for Lao dam disaster victims

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION


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Clear evidence remains at a temple in Ban Hinlat of the destruction caused by deadly flash flooding triggered by the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam last July as negotiations over compensation inch forward.

 

LAO AUTHORITIES say negotiations have begun over compensation for the victims of last summer’s Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy Dam collapse, but environmental activists and rights campaigners want the dam’s backers to do more than just pay out money – they should help restore their livelihoods, too.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084875-compensation-talks-begin-for-lao-dam-disaster-victims/

 

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PM concerned about alleged distortion of rice bill

 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about alleged distortion of the contents of the upcoming Rice Bill in a way which may cause public misunderstanding. He insists the Bill is intended to protect the benefits of rice farmers, said deputy government spokesman Lt-Gen Veerachon Sukonthapatipark today (Sunday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084876-pm-prayut-concerned-about-alleged-distortion-of-rice-bill/

 

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Know this before voting

By JINTANA PANYAARVUDH 
THE NATION

 

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An Election Commission staff member stands by a replica ballot booth at a voter- awareness event in Nonthaburi last year.

 

IN LESS than two months, and for the first time in eight years, voters will be heading to the polling booths to decide the country’s fate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084878-2019-thai-general-election-know-this-before-voting/

 

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Suspect wanted for rape of girl, 12, arrested

By The Nation

 

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A 42-year-old suspect, Samruay Jitcheun, wanted for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in an abandoned building in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district last Wednesday has been arrested and taken into police custody.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084879-suspect-wanted-for-rape-of-girl-12-arrested-in-bangkok/

 

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Safeguard your password, TCAS advises students

By The Nation

 

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The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (TCAS) has warned high-schoolers to keep their passwords to the TCAS system away from prying eyes, following some cases in which students claimed their accounts were accessed by parents, who had changed the chosen faculties and even given up seats on their behalf without the students’ knowledge or consent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084880-safeguard-your-password-tcas-advises-students/

 

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Airbus poised for take-off in Thailand's MRO hub

By SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE  
THE NATION 
TOULOUSE, FRANCE

 

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UNCERTAINTY over the political situation in Thailand is apparently not shared by French investors in the aeronautical industry, who have expressed confidence in the Kingdom’s push to become a regional hub for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084881-airbus-poised-for-take-off-in-thailands-mro-hub/

 

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Chinese investors fuelling Thailand’s property market

By Suwatchai Songwanich 
CEO Bangkok Bank (China)

 

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Chinese investors have become an important driver of Thailand’s property market, particularly condominiums in Bangkok. The trend began a couple of years ago when the Chinese government imposed tougher conditions on property investment and has gathered momentum recently, due in part to the weaker yuan as the Thai market is considered to be reasonably priced.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084882-chinese-investors-fuelling-thailand’s-property-market/

 

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Chalong Municipality calls in private company over polluted stream

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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Chalong Municipality health officials are calling in the company that installed the wastewater-treatment system in the housing estate. Photo: Chalong Municipality

 

PHUKET: Chalong Municipality will have the company responsible for installing the watsewater system at a subdivision of the Land & Houses Park in Chalong conduct its own water-quality tests of a fouled stream running through the development and inspect the watsewater system installed at the site.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084885-chalong-municipality-calls-in-private-company-over-polluted-stream/

 

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Power outage to hit main areas near Heroines Monument

By The Phuket News

 

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Areas to be affected by the power outage, from 9am to 4:30pm, are along Thepkrasattri Rd from the Thalang PEA office to Soi Lak Muean, and from the Heroines Monument to Fakthong Transport Phuket in Srisoonthorn.

 

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Thalang office has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Thalang on Wednesday (Feb 20) as works are carried out on installing new high-voltage power cables.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084886-power-outage-to-hit-main-areas-near-heroines-monument/

 

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Weld says six more years of Trump 'antics' would be bad for America

By David Morgan

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination in 2020, said on Sunday that six more years of Trump's "antics" in the White House would be bad for America.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084888-weld-says-six-more-years-of trump antics-would-be-bad-for-america/

 

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