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Best of British at Villa Market - 21 Feb - 20 March

 

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Thailand looks to India for new wave of high spending senior citizen tourists

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is targeting high spending senior citizens from India to make up the next wave of foreign tourists to visit Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090160-thailand-looks-to-india-for-new-wave-of-high-spending-senior-citizen-tourists/

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Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

By The Phuket News

 

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The accident that happened in the afternoon involving a truck, a car and a motorbike on Sunday (Mar 17). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- Two motorbikes were struck by trucks with trailers on Sunday (Mar 17) in two separate incidents on a road where trucks with trailers are prohibited.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090170-two-banned-trucks-hit-two-motorbikes-on-same-day-same-road/

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In Thai election, new 'war room' polices social media

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Government staff work as they monitor social media in a social media war room in Bangkok, Thailand March 8, 2019. Picture taken March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - In Thailand's election "war room", authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties' campaigning on social media that activists say are among the most prohibitive in the world.

 

FUll story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090213-in-thai-election-new-war-room-polices-social-media/

 

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PM touts village fund

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday chaired the opening of the “National Fund for People ... Reduce Poverty and Inequality” forum, along with Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, PM’s Office Minister Suwapan Tanyuwattana and Director of the National Village and Urban Community Fund Office Natee Klibthong.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090214-pm-prayut-touts-village-fund/

 

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ANALYSIS: On culture, candidates thinking too small, experts say

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik 
The Nation

 

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Hong Kong artist Danny Yung has figures representing 10 of the political parties among his sculptures on view at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until April 12. Begging for votes here are from left, Thai Local Power, Mahachon and The Commoner.

 

With a fraction of the parties expressing any views on the arts, those that do should offer more specifics

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090221-analysis-on-culture-candidates-thinking-too-small-experts-say/

 

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As Asean chair, Thailand can help fix WTO, says Canadian trade negotiator

By WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION 

 

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CANADIAN and Thai trade negotiators believe the Kingdom can play a leading role in reforming the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to save it from complete collapse.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090222-as-asean-chair-thailand-can-help-fix-wto-says-canadian-trade-negotiator/

 

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NO WAY BACK 

Brit teens left for dead on snake-infested island after being ripped off by Thai conmen who promised to take them on snorkelling trip

The pals said they were told to jump out of the boat 32 feet from the island

By Nicola Stow

 

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The teenagers claim they were left on the 'snake-infested' Thai island. Credit: CATERS NEWS AGENCY

 

A GROUP of Brit teenagers claim they were left for dead on an island infested with snakes after paying for a snorkelling trip.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090223-brit-teens-left-for-dead-on-snake-infested-island-after-being-ripped-off-by-thai-conmen/

 

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No need to declare North control zone, say provincial authorities

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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A fire truck sprays water near Chiang Rai’s landmark clock tower to reduce the toxic level of PM2.5 air pollution that is choking the city.

 

Officials insist smog under control as residents choke on hazardous levels of PM2.5.
 

CHIANG MAI and other provinces in the North have not been declared control zones yet, even though people in the region have been choking on hazardous levels of PM2.5 particulates of over 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air for eight days running. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090226-no-need-to-declare-north-control-zone-say-provincial-authorities/

 

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Murals brought to life

By PARINYAPORN PAJEE 
THE NATION

 

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The mural painting comes to life in the anmation "Ramavatar" which will be shown in April at Selected theatres nationwide/Courtesy of The Ministry of Culture.

 

A group of animators bring the Ramakien as told through the wall paintings at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to the screen

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090231-murals-brought-to-life/

 

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Thailand needs child protection expertise at community level 

By Gary Risser 
Special to The Nation

 

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Violence against children is widespread in Thai society. Figures from the Public Health Ministry reveal that nearly 9,000 children were treated in hospitals due to abuse in 2017, mostly having suffered from sexual abuse. These figures are likely just the tip of the iceberg, as often only the most severe cases of abuse are reported. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090232-thailand-needs-child-protection-expertise-at-community-level/

 

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Analysis: Pheu Thai camp tones down ambitions

 

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The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai Party was aiming for the sky until it shot itself in the foot with the dissolution of its political off-shoot Thai Raksa Chart. Now it’s trying to be more realistic – but still hoping for a political salvation despite the odds.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090233-analysis-pheu-thai-camp-tones-down-ambitions/

 

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