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Thailand Live Sunday 24 Mar 2019

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The week that was in Thailand news: The art of Doing It Yourself in Thailand

 

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Going into Home Pro I always feel like Mel Smith on the groundbreaking and now thirty year old British TV comedy Not the Nine O'Clock News. Mel - playing a middle aged man - goes into a shop and asks if he may purchase a "gramophone". Rowan Atkinson says to his sidekick that this is going to be fun as they belittle and torment Mel for his lack of knowledge about tweeters, woofers, Dolby, amps and how many watts he needs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091163-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-the-art-of-doing-it-yourself-in-thailand/

 

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Phuket gun-toting driver apprehended

 

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According to the police, Mr Manop’s handgun was just a BB-gun, not a firearm. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET: Phuket police apprehend a local car driver after he threatened another motorist during a road rage incident the day before (Mar 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091183-phuket-gun-toting-driver-apprehended/

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Gun brandishing Pole appears in court

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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Blurred photos of the Polish suspect and the firearm and ammunition found at his hotel in Patong. Photo: Patong Police
 

PHUKET: A Polish hotel owner who threatened his staff with a gun at his hotel in Patong on Tuesday (Mar 19) has appeared in court.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091184-gun-brandishing-pole-appears-in-court/

 

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Phuket makes final preparations for national election

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Phuket Election Commission (PEC) office Director Nutthawat Wongitsaraphap (in white shirt, centre right) at an election promotion event at Sanam Chai in Phuket Town yesterday (Mar 22). Photo: PR
 

PHUKET: Police and other security personnel will be present at all 366 polling stations across the island during voting in the national election tomorrow (Mar 24), Nutthawat Wongitsaraphap, Director of the Phuket office of the Election Commission (PEC), has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091186-phuket-makes-final-preparations-for-national-election/

 

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How Deloitte’s blockchain laboratory is revolutionising business

By Asina Pornwasin 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab has revealed how it is using blockchain to solve real-world finance problems.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091165-how-deloitte’s-blockchain-laboratory-is-revolutionising-business/

 

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Eight migrant workers killed, two missing in Kanchanaburi road accident

By The Nation

 

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Eight Myanmar migrants drowned and two others are missing presumed dead after a van they were travelling in was hit by a 10-wheel truck and both vehicles plunged into a canal in Kanchanaburi's Tha Muang district on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091217-eight-migrant-workers-killed-two-missing-in-kanchanaburi-road-accident/

 

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EC assures international monitors election will be 'clean and fair'

By The Nation

 

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Thailand's Election Commission on Saturday assured representatives of 11 nations and one international electoral organisation of a clean and fair election on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091218-ec-assures-international-monitors-election-will-be-clean-and-fair/

 

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Online content under close scrutiny for poll-related ‘fake news’

By Asina Pornwasin 
The Nation

 

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Social media giants and online service providers are closely monitoring online content to ensure that there is no misinformation or fake news being disseminated on their platforms as Thailand gears up for Sunday’s election.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091219-online-content-under-close-scrutiny-for-poll-related-‘fake-news’/

 

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The retail travel agents that blend the human touch with tech will win

By Champa Magesh  
Special to The Nation

 

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Brick-and-mortar stores are dead. From now on, everyone will do all their shopping online.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091220-the-retail-travel-agents-that-blend-the-human-touch-with-tech-will-win/

 

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Passengers airlifted from crippled cruise ship in storm off Norway

By Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche

 

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A cruise ship Viking Sky drifts towards land after an engine failure, Hustadvika, Norway March 23, 2019. Frank Einar Vatne/NTB Scanpix/via REUTERS

 

OSLO (Reuters) - Rescue helicopters evacuated more than 150 people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091222-passengers-airlifted-from-crippled-cruise-ship-in-storm-off-norway/

 

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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

By Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout

 

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EU supporters, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal, participate in the 'People's Vote' march in central London, Britain March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091223-hundreds-of-thousands-march-in-london-to-demand-new-brexit-referendum/

 

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Australian PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state

By Colin Packham

 

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, March 20, 2019. AAP Image/Andrew Taylor/via REUTERS

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), returned his ruling Liberal Party to power.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091224-australian-pm-boosted-by-re-election-of-ruling-party-in-largest-state/

 

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Indonesia detains Russian suspected of drugging, smuggling orang-utan

 

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A two-year old male orangutan, which a Russian citizen attempted to smuggle out of Indonesia, looks out of a cage after being confiscated, at the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, March 23, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/Antara Foto via REUTERS

 

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A Russian man was detained at Indonesia's Ngurah Rai airport in Bali as he was caught trying to smuggle a young orang-utan in a suitcase, authorities said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091225-indonesia-detains-russian-suspected-of-drugging-smuggling-orang-utan/

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Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

By Rodi Said

 

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Mazloum Kobani, Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) commander in chief, talks as he announces the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria, at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria March 23, 2019.

 

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091226-islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists/

 

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