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Thai woman arrested for allegedly stealing cash from Pakistani tourist in Pattaya

By The Nation

 

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A Thai woman was arrested in Pattaya early on Thursday after she allegedly stole Bt3,000 in cash from a Pakistani tourist.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090700-thai-woman-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-cash-from-pakistani-tourist-in-pattaya/

 

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Video: Better stick to walking! Female on a scooter goes viral

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Dash cam footage going viral on social media shows a woman on a blue scooter come off in front of a car preparing to make a turn yesterday afternoon. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090704-video-better-stick-to-walking-female-on-a-scooter-goes-viral/

 

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Leicester City team in town to pay last respects to their boss  

 

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Photo from AFP

 

Leicester City soccer players and staff arrived in Thailand on Wednesday to pay their final respects to their boss, Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, founder and former chairman of King Power International Group, at a Royal cremation ceremony to be held this evening  at Wat Thepsirin.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090708-leicester-city-team-in-town-to-pay-last-respects-to-their-boss  /

 

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Drugs valued at Bt800m seized in three recent busts

By Jessada Chantharak 
The Nation

 

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Police have seized a total of eight million methamphetamine pills, 2,070 kilograms of crystal meth or "ice" and 1,546 grams of cocaine – with an estimated street value of Bt800 million - from three recent drug busts.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090720-drugs-valued-at-bt800m-seized-in-three-recent-busts/

 

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Bangkokians urged to switch off and join global Earth Hour

By The Nation

 

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has invited offices and the general public to join "60+ Earth Hour 2019", by turning off unused electrical appliances and lights for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 30.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090721-bangkokians-urged-to-switch-off-and-join-global-earth-hour/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Vichai cremation arrivals

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and several first-team players arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to attend Thursday’s cremation of late team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprapha at Thepsirin temple.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090708-leicester-city-team-in-town-to-pay-last-respects-to-their-boss/?do=findComment&comment=13961439

 

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PM thanks King for birthday flowers 

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha receives flowers from HM the King on the occasion of his 65th birthday at the Government House on Thursday.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday expressed his gratitude to HM the King for his birthday flowers. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090724-pm-thanks-king-for-birthday-flowers/

 

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PRD holds workshop on ‘Maintaining Credibility and Trust in Journalism’

 

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BANGKOK, 21 March 2019 (NNT) – The Thai Government’s Public Relations Department (PRD) is today holding "Maintaining Credibility and Trust in Journalism", a collaborative workshop for addressing fake news in ASEAN 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090728-prd-holds-workshop-on-‘maintaining-credibility-and-trust-in-journalism’/

 

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Investigation ordered into video showing tourist boat dropping anchor on reef 

By Sitthichai Sikawat 
The Nation

 

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A snapshot of the video clip shows anchor on coral reefs reportedly at Ngai Island in Krabi province.//Krabi TV online

 

The chief of Mu Koh Lanta National Park in Krabi province has ordered an investigation into a video clip widely shared on social network that showed a tourist boat dropping anchor on to a coral reef near Koh Ngai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090731-investigation-ordered-into-video-showing-tourist-boat-dropping-anchor-on-reef/

 

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Investigation ordered into video showing tourist boat dropping anchor on reef 

By Sitthichai Sikawat 
The Nation

 

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A snapshot of the video clip shows anchor on coral reefs reportedly at Ngai Island in Krabi province.//Krabi TV online

 

The chief of Mu Koh Lanta National Park in Krabi province has ordered an investigation into a video clip widely shared on social network that showed a tourist boat dropping anchor on to a coral reef near Koh Ngai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090731-investigation-ordered-into-video-showing-tourist-boat-dropping-anchor-on-reef /

 

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Explainer - Numbers game: How Thailand's election system favours pro-army parties

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talks with a man as he visits Lumphini Park ahead of the general election, in Bangkok, Thailand, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday under a new system that critics say the military government has devised to prevent the most popular political party, which has won every election since 2001, from returning to power.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090732-explainer-numbers-game-how thailands-election-system-favours-pro-army-parties/

 

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South Korea spycam scandal: more than 1,500 hotel guests secretly filmed and streamed live on the internet

by George Styllis

 

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A placard reading "My life is not your porn" during a monthly protest by South Korean women against secretly-filmed spycams in Seoul CREDIT:  JUNG HAWON/AFP

 

More than 1,500 hotel guests in South Korea were found to be unwitting performers for a community of online voyeurs in rooms carefully rigged with tiny cameras hidden in everyday objects.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090743-south-korea-spycam-scandal-more-than-1500-hotel-guests-secretly-filmed-and-streamed-live-on-the-internet/

 

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How to move a masterpiece: the secret business of shipping priceless artworks

By Andrew Dickson

 

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Early one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090744-how-to-move-a-masterpiece-the-secret-business-of-shipping-priceless-artworks/

 

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