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Man charged after cleaver attack in hospital

By NILA SINGKHIRI 
THE NATION

 

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POLICE YESTERDAY filed four criminal charges against an Ubon Ratchathani man who attacked a male rival with a cleaver while the latter was being treated for injuries in hospital.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101852-man-charged-after-cleaver-attack-in-hospital/

 

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Drought remains amid rainy-season kick-off, with below-mean rainfall expected through mid-July

By Prasit Tangprasert 
The Nation

 

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Thailand officially entered the rainy season on Monday, even as Nakhon Ratchasima noted its “still-critical” drought situation with five dams and 23 medium-sized reservoirs holding only approximately 30 per cent of their water capacity, while 52 villages in nine districts were short of water for consumption and use.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101788-drought-remains-amid-rainy-season-kick-off-with-below-mean-rainfall-expected-through-mid-july/

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Bangkok Air: How pollution affects our health and what to do about it

by Tina Haskins Chadha

 

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Expat. Wife. Mother. Writer. Yoga enthusiast. Clean air awareness advocate and NGO co-founder. The last one I never could have predicted when I took a hiatus from my career in branding and corporate communications to focus on my young family and our move from New York City to New Delhi and then years later on to Bangkok. 

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101793-bangkok-air-how-pollution-affects-our-health-and-what-to-do-about-it/

 

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Medicines to be produced from seized weed

By THE NATION

 

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OFFICE of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) says it will be ready to distribute the 24 tonnes of cannabis now in its possession to registered institutions that will use it as the raw material for producing cannabinoid drugs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101853-medicines-to-be-produced-from-seized-weed/

 

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Activists call for an end to statelessness, urge agencies to end double standards

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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ACTIVISTS are calling on the authorities to cut down on the red-tape and speed up the nationality verification process in order to eradicate statelessness nationwide, instead of dealing with it on a case-by-case basis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101854-activists-call-for-an-end-to-statelessness-urge-agencies-to-end-double-standards/

 

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A royal celebration

By Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul 
THE NATION

 

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Musicians with the Ruamjaiphak Symphony Orchestra rehearse for the festival at the Thailand Cultural Centre.

 

The very best of Thailand’s cultural heritage goes on show as the nation fetes the crowning of her Monarch

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101855-a-royal-celebration/

 

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Democrats, Bhumjaithai keep next govt waiting

By THE NATION

 

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INDECISION BLAMED ON ‘HORSE-TRADING’, DISSATISFACTION WITH WHAT’S ON OFFER
 

WITH LESS than a week before Parliament opens for the first time since the March 24 elections, the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties are still undecided about which camp they will join. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101856-democrats-bhumjaithai-keep-next-govt-waiting/

 

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Local, international kickboxers to take to the ring at ‘Thai Fight Betong’ event in Yala

By The Nation

 

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Betong district in Yala province is preparing to hold “Thai Fight Betong”, a major muay Thai – or Thai kickboxing – event, with the participation of both local and international competitors.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101857-local-international-kickboxers-to-take-to-the-ring-at-‘thai-fight-betong’-event-in-yala/

 

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Public urged to report child abuse cases

By THE NATION

 

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UNICEF, in cooperation with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, has launched a campaign that urges members of the public to call the 1300 hotline if they suspect child abuse or violence against children.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101860-public-urged-to-report-child-abuse-cases/

 

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Thai Union strikes it rich with tuna oil

By JINTANA PANYAARVUDH 
THE NATION 
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A view of the Thai Union Marine Nutrients marine oil refinery in Rostock, Germany.

 

WHEN Tunyawat Kasemsuwan, the director of Global Innovation Centre (GIC), joined Thai Union Group five years ago, he saw a lot of “value” left unused at the firm’s tuna processing factory, and decided to take on the responsibility of finding ways to tap that value.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101861-thai-union-strikes-it-rich-with-tuna-oil/

 

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Pheu Thai party gives up demand for PM post and all political pre-conditions

 

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In a last-ditch bid to win the support of the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties to stop current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha continuing in office, the Pheu Thai party has withdrawn its demand for the prime minister’s post and dropped all other political pre-conditions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101862-pheu-thai-party-gives-up-demand-for-pm-post-and-all-political-pre-conditions/

 

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Long march to campaign for freer access to medicinal cannabis starts tomorrow

 

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Civic groups, campaigning for fewer restrictions on the use of cannabis and its products for medical purposes, will begin a long march from Thailand’s northern province of Phichit to Bangkok tomorrow.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101863-long-march-to-campaign-for-freer-access-to-medicinal-cannabis-starts-tomorrow/

 

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Giving birth to an uncomfortable truth

By The Nation

 

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Those outraged that a high-ranking Thai official sought US citizenship for her baby should first ask why she took that decision  

 

A Thai woman has sparked uproar by travelling to the United States to give birth so that her child would receive American citizenship.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101864-giving-birth-to-an-uncomfortable-truth/

 

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BG Packaging plans expansion at home and abroad amid competition

By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN 
THE NATION

 

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Vorawat Buranakarn , managing director of BG Packaging Co Ltd (BGP)

 

BG PACKAGING (BGP) has set a three-year expansion plan both in Thailand and abroad, including through mergers and acquisitions, managing director Vorawat Buranakarn told The Nation in an exclusive interview.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101865-bg-packaging-plans-expansion-at-home-and-abroad-amid-competition/

 

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