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Thai anti-junta politician suspended ahead of the opening of parliament

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party attends a news conference to form a "democratic front" in Bangkok, Thailand, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A court in Thailand suspended the leader of an anti-junta political party as a member of parliament on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening of the legislature for the first time since a disputed March 24 election.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102379-urgent-court-to-consider-shares-case-against-thanathorn-suspends-him-from-office/?do=findComment&comment=14171951

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[PODCAST] What it’s like to play in a European Cup final with Ex-Spurs defender Gary Stevens

 

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Thaivisa.com has teamed up with ex-Spurs and England footballer Gary Stevens for the Final Whistle podcast - a weekly football review show.

 

We’ve got something a little different for you this week.

 

Listen here: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102118-podcast-what-it’s-like-to-play-in-a-european-cup-final-with-ex-spurs-defender-gary-stevens-ep9/

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Two charged with damaging vehicle and terrifying driver

By The Nation

 

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Two men were on Thursday charged with attacking a volunteer ambulance in Phuket.

 

Sagib Yomyai, 22, and Sutthi Sripoon, 29, both from Trang province, were arrested at a rented house in Tambon Wichit, Muang district, with an array of incriminating evidence that included a pistol, two bullets, a knife and an axe. 

 

Full story:  https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102435-attack-on-ambulance-two-charged-with-damaging-vehicle-and-terrifying-driver/

 

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Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

By Matt Blomberg

 

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Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha - RC16FA3E5470

 

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law to address abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labour rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102436-warnings-over-new-law-to-protect-workers-in-thai-fishing-industry/

 

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THAI Smile’s direct flight with full service from Bangkok to Jaipur

By The Nation

 

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THAI Smile Airways has added direct flights to Jaipur – Bangkok route, operating four flights a week in order to open a new perspective for Indian passengers to experience a superior comfort provided by the best service standards.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102437-thai-smile’s-direct-flight-with-full-service-from-bangkok-to-jaipur/

 

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Thai youth to join worldwide climate protests

 

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(Photos) Instagram: Climatestrike_thailand

 

Thai youth will today (Friday) join their brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries to launch a worldwide climate strike and protest to put pressure on their respective governments to take concrete action to address global warming.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102438-thai-youth-to-join-worldwide-climate-protests-today-friday/

 

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Sudarat warns Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties not to betray people’s trust

 

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Pheu Thai party’s election strategy chief Sudarat Keyuraphan today warned the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties not to betray the trust of the people who voted for their pro-democracy platform, saying the people still remember their promise.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102439-sudarat-warns-democrat-and-bhumjaithai-parties-not-to-betray-people’s-trust/

 

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2019 top quality OTOP products selection process starts

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Some 20,000 entrepreneurs have been awarded with 4-star and 5-star OTOP product certifications from the provincial top OTOP product selection campaign this year. These products will be selected again at the national level on 24 May - 2 June this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102441-2019-top-quality-otop-products-selection-process-starts/

 

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Commerce Ministry meets Japanese retailer to promote Thai products

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - As another effort to promote Thai exports, especially farm products, The Minister of Commerce has invited delegates from a major shopping mall in Okinawa, Japan, for business negotiations in Thailand to promote the sale of innovative farm products from Thailand to be sold in Japan, with initial expectation for more than 1 million baht worth of orders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102442-commerce-ministry-meets-japanese-retailer-to-promote-thai-products/

 

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No injury as trailer truck loses control in Phuket Darasamut Underpass – VIDEO

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket / อาสา ของ ประชาชน

 

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A trailer has skidded and lost control, and then collided with concrete barriers at the southern entrance to the Darasamut Underpass this morning. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102443-no-injury-as-trailer-truck-loses-control-in-phuket-darasamut-underpass/

 

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

By Alasdair Pal and Mayank Bhardwaj

 

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

 

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102446-indias modi stuns-opposition-with-huge-election-win/

 

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U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage

By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102447-us-charges-wikileaks-founder-julian assange with-espionage/

 

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