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Do not miss TOM GREEN with special guest STEPHEN K AMOS at the Lancaster Hotel on Saturday, 20th April. Act fast!  VIP tickets are already sold out, but standard tickets (1500 THB) are still available for purchase at: https://www.ticketflap.com/tomgreen-bkk19 

 

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‘Big Joke’ granted leave for US trip

By The Nation

 

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Former Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn is on leave until the end of April, his new boss said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095679-big-joke-latest-embattled-former-top-cop-takes-off-for-america/?do=findComment&comment=14055379

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Australian snorkeller collects trash at Kalim beach everyday

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTO: Patong Surf Life Saving

 

An Australian man has been seen collecting trash in the waters just off Kalim beach in Patong every day over the past month.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095798-australian-snorkeller-collects-trash-at-kalim-beach-everyday/

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Defiant Decha vows new batch of cannabis medicine

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Decha Siriphat

 

Traditional healer says more than 5,000 of his cancer patients are waiting for cannabinoid drugs, urges officials to return marijuana seized during raid.

 

DESPITE concerns over whether it contains medical properties that can cure cancer, more than 5,000 patients who are currently waiting for cannabinoid drugs from prominent traditional medicine practitioner Decha Siriphat will be given a new batch of medicine within the next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095829-defiant-decha-vows-new-batch-of-cannabis-medicine/

 

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Miscount cases in Khon Kaen solved, fresh voting at six polling stations

By   THE NATION

 

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THE TWO MISCOUNTS of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095830-miscount-cases-in-khon-kaen-solved-fresh-voting-at-six-polling-stations/

 

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Thailand to junk three kinds of plastic by end of this year

By The Nation

 

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End of this year, Thailand will be free from three types of plastic – microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics – and from four other types of single-use plastics by 2022, according to a road map that got the Cabinet’s initial nod on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095831-thailand-to-junk-three-kinds-of-plastic-by-end-of-this-year/

 

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Senior monk gets 26 years in jail for helping ‘embezzle’ temple funds

By Kesinee Tangkhieo 
The Nation

 

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File photo: Phra Khru Kitti Patcharakhun

 

A SENIOR monk has received a 26-year jail term for colluding with a former National Buddhism Office (NBO) chief to embezzle temple funds.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095832-senior-monk-gets-26-years-in-jail-for-helping-‘embezzle’-temple-funds/

 

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‘Fantastic Four’ win big with website offering job opportunities for young offenders

By The Nation

 

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A GROUP OF youngsters from Thailand have won Unicef’s Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge – a global initiative that aims to unleash the creativity of young people in designing solutions to the issues that concern them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095841-‘fantastic-four’-win-big-with-website-offering-job-opportunities-for-young-offenders/

 

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Clampdown on hospital brawls necessary, say authorities

By THE NATION

 

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THE MEDICAL Council has warned that brawlers who invade hospitals after midnight will face a jail term of up to five years, adding that drunks should also be banned from hospitals unless they are injured.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095851-clampdown-on-hospital-brawls-necessary-say-authorities/

 

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PPP board clarifies  bid for duty-free shops 

By The Nation

 

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The Public Private Partnership’s (PPP) legal sub-committee has reported to the board of the Public Private Committee yesterday that the AOT Plc’s open bid call for the management of duty-free shops at four airports will not be a joint investment under the Public Private Partnership act, AOT Plc's President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said after a PPP board meeting yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095860-ppp-board-clarifies -bid-for-duty-free-shops/

 

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(More) incentives sought for tourism

By The Nation 

 

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BUSINESSES are calling on the government to come up with incentives to shore up the tourism industry, such as further liberalisation on visas that include fee waivers for citizens of countries that are still required to apply.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095874-more-incentives-sought-for-tourism/

 

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Bangkok Bank reports quarterly profit of Bt9bn

By The Nation

 

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Thailand's economic growth in 2019 is expected to be 3.8 per cent, decreasing from 4.1 per cent in 2018. Amid slower world trade and risks from the US trade policies, exports declinded for the first two months of the year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095891-bangkok-bank-reports-quarterly-profit-of-bt9bn/

 

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Murky mega-projects are shaping new govt’s formation

By The Nation

 

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Political power is shifting unseen under pressure from three multibillion-baht schemes

 

At least three mega-spending projects are facing in-depth scrutiny following the March 24 general election, whose official results have yet to be announced by the Election Commission.

 

Full storyhttps://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095900-murky-mega-projects-are-shaping-new-govt’s-formation/

 

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