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Slovenian finds himself in hot water after girlfriend puts politics before romance

By The Nation

 

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A 54-year-old Slovenian man staying in Kalasin’s Mueang district found himself in trouble with the authorities at the weekend for slashing eight election campaign posters after his Thai girlfriend had missed their Valentine’s Day dinner date, during which he planned to ask her to marry him, in order to canvass for an election candidate.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085042-slovenian-finds-himself-in-hot-water-after-girlfriend-puts-politics-before-romance/

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Police oppose bail after man’s ‘stray’ bullet kills 14-year-old girl in Buri Ram

By Surachai Piraksa 
The Nation

 

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Police on Monday objected to the release on bail of a 30-year-old Thai man who had allegedly opened fire twice at a group of youngsters, reportedly merely to threaten them, but whose stray bullet fatally struck a Mathayom 2 schoolgirl instead in Buri Ram’s Lam Plai Mat district on Saturday afternoon.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085039-police-oppose-bail-after-man’s-‘stray’-bullet-kills-14-year-old-girl-in-buri-ram/

 

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Myanmar girl ‘abducted’ found safe and unhurt at her friend’s home

By The Nation

 

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A 14-year-old Myanmar girl whose migrant-worker father had on Sunday reported her missing and feared she might have been lured away by an individual with ill intent, – was found safe and sound yesterday at her friend’s house in Kanchanaburi’s Sangkhla Buri district.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085040-myanmar-girl-‘abducted’-found-safe-and-unhurt-at-her-friend’s-home/

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Army chief bristles over proposals to cut budget

By JITRAPORN SENNAWONG, 
KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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Making critics enemies of the state dangerous, say analysts, as politicians told to listen to ultra-rightist song.

 

ANGRY WITH politicians proposing a cut in the defence budget, Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong ordered the ultra-rightist song “Nak Phaendin” to be aired every day on 160 Army radio stations across the country, but later withdrew the order.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084988-army-chief-tells-media-to-listen-to-“nak-paendin”-ultra-nationalist-song/?do=findComment&comment=13858595

 

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Private hospital patients ‘free to buy medicines outside’

By The Nation

 

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PATIENTS at private hospitals have the right to buy medicines elsewhere after getting a prescription from their doctors, according to the Health Service Support Department (HSSD).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085071-private-hospital-patients-‘free-to-buy-medicines-outside’/

 

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Plans begin for smog season

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 

 

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Seoul shows the way with procedures varying according to air pollution’s intensity

 

THE GOVERNMENT has begun planning ahead for the next “smog season” in Bangkok, preparing a graduated system of emergency responses and possibly a major upgrade for the transport sector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085072-plans-begin-for-smog-season-in-bangkok/

 

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NLA in a hurry to push Rice Bill

By Khanittha Thepphajorn, 
Sayan Chucham 
The Nation 

 

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THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) looks set to pass the Rice Bill tomorrow despite concerns expressed by many farmers and various prominent figures.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085073-nla-in-a-hurry-to-push-rice-bill/

 

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PM joins those hitting back at Pheu Thai party in defence of the military

 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have joined the chorus defending military spending and mandatory conscription against increasing criticism from anti-junta politicians, particularly Pheu Thai party’s prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085074-pm-joins-those-hitting-back-at-pheu-thai-party-in-defence-of-the-military/

 

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Rangsit Uni poll puts Palang Pracharat leading with 21.5 percent

 

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According to an opinion poll released today by Rangsit University, the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party will win the March 24 election with an estimated 8.3 million votes, or 21.5 percent of votes cast. The other parties polled as follows:

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085075-rangsit-uni-poll-puts-palang-pracharat-leading-with-215-percent/

 

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Economy to grow by 4%: NESDC

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT 
THE NATION

 

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THE THAI economy will grow by 4 per cent in 2019, propelled by private and public investments, the upcoming general election and private consumption, according to a forecast by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085077-economy-to-grow-by-4-nesdc/

 

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Man found dead on Pathum Thani roadside, watched over by his dog

By The Nation

 

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A man who had left home a month ago to live by the roadside with a stray dog in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district, was found dead on Monday morning with his body being watched over by the animal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085079-man-found-dead-on-pathum-thani-roadside-watched-over-by-his-dog/

 

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Prayut could earn points if he quits as PM

By The Nation

 

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There’s nothing fair about an election in which one candidate is the incumbent national leader wielding tremendous power

 

Thai politicians have a tendency to speak favourably about legality, but sometimes fail to apply it across the board, knowing it could come back to undermine their party’s agenda or, worse, haunt them personally.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085080-prayut-could-earn-points-if-he-quits-as-pm/

 

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CAAT to upgrade for FAA’s Category 1 certificate

 

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BANGKOK, 19 February 2019 (NNT) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is working to upgrade for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’S Category 1 certificate which will allow more flights between Thailand and the United States.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085082-caat-to-upgrade-for-faa’s-category-1-certificate/

 

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