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Interpol Red Notice sought for Greek suspect over Phuket beautician murder

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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Greek national Dimitrios Chairopoulos was recorded as clearing Immigration at Phuket International Airport to board a flight to Dubai just hours after Ms Niramon was last seen alive.

 

PHUKET:-- Cherng Talay Police have filed a request for Interpol to issue Red Notice for the arrest of 42-year-old Greek national Dimitrios Chairopoulos, who is wanted for the murder of Phuket beautician Niramon Aewkaew.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085431-interpol-red-notice-sought-for-greek-suspect-over-phuket-beautician-murder/

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Russian accused of $28m fraud to be sent to US at FBI request

By The Nation

 

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A Thai court on Wednesday decided to extradite a 47year old Russian cybercrime suspect, Dmitry Ukrainsky, who is accused of stealing $28.5 million (Bt886 million) from the bank accounts of citizens of several countries, to the US.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085429-russian-accused-of-28m-fraud-to-be-sent-to-us-at-fbi-request/

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Bus driver arrested over theft from British and Australian tourists in Kanchanaburi

 

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A chartered bus driver was arrested for allegedly stealing cash from an Australian and two Britons while they were visiting Kanchanaburi on Tuesday using his bus service.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085387-bus-driver-arrested-over-theft-from-british-and-australian-tourists-in-kanchanaburi/

 

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Thai police seek to prosecute leader of anti-junta party popular with young

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, talks to media during a campaign rally in Bangkok, Thailand, February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Wednesday said they were seeking the prosecution of the leader of a new political party over a speech he made that was posted on Facebook criticising the ruling junta, just over a month before a general election.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085473-thai-police-seek-to-prosecute-leader-of-anti-junta-party-popular-with-young/

 

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Life imprisonment for murder of ‘insubordinate’ maid

By Kesinee Taengkhieo 
The Nation 

 

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FORMER BEAUTY contestant Krisana “Mona” Suwanpitak was jailed for life yesterday after the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok found her guilty of the 2012 murder of her 16-year-old maid, Jariya Srisak. The girl’s body was then buried near Krisana’s home in Phetchaburi’s Muang district to conceal the crime.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085474-life-imprisonment-for-murder-of-‘insubordinate’-maid/

 

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Amnesty Australia seeks inquiry over ‘monumental’ error in al-Araibi case

 By MARISA CHIMPRABHA 
THE NATION

 

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Footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi (L) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) shake hands during a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 14 February///EPA-EFE

 

AMNESTY International Australia has called for the Australian government to conduct an independent investigation into what it called “a monumental mistake” that led to the much-publicised arrest and detention of a former Bahrain national footballer in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085377-human-error-and-outdated-it-led-to-hakeem-al-araibis-detention-says-australian-border-force-official/?do=findComment&comment=13865827

 

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Princess was ‘nominated for PM with her consent’

By The Nation

 

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Chaturon Chaisang, chief strategist of the embattled Thai Raksa Chart Party, yesterday joins election campaigning for party candidates in constituency 2, which covers Pathumwan, Bangrak and Sathorn districts in Bangkok.//Photo : Prasert Thepsri

 

THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY SUBMITS DEFENCE TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT


ITS latest bid to fight the possibility of dissolution, the embattled Thai Raksa Chart Party yesterday defended its nomination of Princess Ubolratana, saying it had been done at the wish and consent of the Princess.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085475-princess-was-‘nominated-for-pm-with-her-consent’/

 

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Chiang Mai University urges people to stay indoors as pollution worsens

By NISANART KANGWALWONG 
THE NATION 

 

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IN THE face of persistent air pollution in the North, Chiang Mai University (CMU) has decided to issue warnings for locals to think twice before using the outdoor zone of its stadium.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085476-chiang-mai-university-urges-people-to-stay-indoors-as-pollution-worsens/

 

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Major quake feared in Lampang following minor tremors

 

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The Earthquake Watch Division of Thailand’s Meteorological Department is closely monitoring a series of tremors in Wang Nua district of the northern province of Lampang fearing a major earthquake may be imminent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085477-major-quake-feared-in-lampang-following-minor-tremors/

 

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Suthep’s party to support Gen Prayut as next PM

 

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The Action Coalition for Thailand Party (ACT) which has former anti-Thaksin protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as its de facto leader is throwing full support behind Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to return as prime minister after the March-24 election.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085478-suthep’s-party-to-support-gen-prayut-as-next-pm/

 

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Activists up in arms over new factory law

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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PROPOSED LAW AIMS TO BOOST INVESTMENT AT THE COST OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
 

THE POLLUTION crisis will only worsen if the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) pushes through the revised Factory Act, environmentalists warned yesterday. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085480-activists-up-in-arms-over-new-factory-law/

 

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Drugs busters employ fresh technology to kill new ‘highs’

By The Nation

 

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THE OFFICE of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has been training personnel in drug analysis to handle new illicit substances, following a Chinese analysis lab’s recent discovery of 230 new psychoactive substances.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085481-drugs-busters-employ-fresh-technology-to-kill-new-‘highs’/

 

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Thai stars excited by quest to become 1st winner of home LPGA event  

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Pajaree Anannarukarn, Benyapa Niphatsophon, Moriya Jutanugarn, Ariya Jutanugarn, Thidapa Suwannapura, Pornanong Phatlum, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras and Atthaya Thitikul will be striving to become the country’s first Thailand LPGA winner.

 

Pattaya -  Local contenders denied that they have home pressure and tended to have better results overseas as they tee off this morning in the US$1.6 million Honda LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085482-thai-stars-excited-by quest-to-become-1st winner-of-home-lpga-event/

 

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Mother tongue-based education is changing lives in deep South

By Rita Shibata, Kirk Person 
Special to The Nation

 

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Think back to your very first day of school. Now imagine what it would have been like if you could not understand the language that your teachers were speaking. What would that be like? And how would you feel if you finished sixth grade, but still could not read or write?

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085483-mother-tongue-based-education-is-changing-lives-in-deep-south/

 

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