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Former Thai PM and influential royal adviser Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai prime minister and influential royal adviser General Prem Tinsulanonda died on Sunday morning at age 98 in a Bangkok hospital, a palace official told Reuters.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102901-former-thai-pm-and-influential-royal-adviser-prem-tinsulanonda-dies-at-98/

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Remembering Prem

By THE NATION

 

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Considered one of the most influential figures in Thai politics

 

PREM TINSULANONDA, president of the Privy Council and former premier, a statesmen widely regarded as the individual of greatest influence in Thai politics in recent memory, died yesterday of heart failure. He was 98. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102901-former-thai-pm-and-influential-royal-adviser-prem-tinsulanonda-dies-at-98/?do=findComment&comment=14181993

 

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Prem’s demise may bring new era

By JINTANA PANYAARVUDH 
THE NATION

 

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Academics say new generation has its own ideology and it would be hard for another influential figure like Ex-PM to emerge.

 

THE PASSING of statesman and former prime minister Prem Tinsulanonda was likely to bring about a new and more open political era, shifting away from “Thai-style” democracy and military domination, analysts said. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102901-former-thai-pm-and-influential-royal-adviser-prem-tinsulanonda-dies-at-98/?do=findComment&comment=14181998

 

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Economist finds fault with ex-PM’s legacy

By WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION

 

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File photo: Former prime minister General Prem Tinsulanonda

 

FORMER PRIME MINISTER General Prem Tinsulanonda, who died yesterday, made great contributions to the development of the Thai economy, but one of three economists asked to comment on his legacy also feels he left the country saddled with income inequality, which has become a major problem today.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102968-economist-finds-fault-with-ex-pm’s-legacy/

 

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Toxic chemicals caused seaport fire

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Port Authority says shipper did not disclose flammable cargo.

 

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE toxic chemicals that were not declared were found inside the burnt cargo at Laem Chabang Seaport in Chon Buri province, the Thailand Port Authority disclosed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102970-toxic-chemicals-caused-laem-chabang-seaport-fire/

 

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Hard-fought wins in lower house point to tough times ahead for next govt

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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THE RESULTS of the weekend’s voting to fill the posts of speaker and deputy speaker of the lower house pointed to the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party taking a leading role in parliamentary politics, but its slender victory margins also signalled difficulties ahead for the administration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102971-hard-fought-wins-in-lower-house-point-to-tough-times-ahead-for-next-govt/

 

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Healthcare access comes too late for homeless woman

By The Nation

 

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A 61-year-old homeless woman who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month had only just been confirmed as a Thai in a DNA test, which would have earned her a citizenship card and access to the Bt30 healthcare scheme that could have saved her life.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102972-healthcare-access-comes-too-late-for-homeless-woman/

 

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Ideas in place to reverse decline in Thai education

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA 
THE NATION

 

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THE decades-long downward trend in the quality of Thai education can be reversed if key proposals set out over the past two years are embraced, members of the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER) believe.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102973-ideas-in-place-to-reverse-decline-in-thai-education/

 

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Man captured after he crashes pickup allegedly stolen from police

By Suriya Patathayo 
The Nation

 

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A 20-year-old Thai man, who had allegedly stolen a police pickup truck under the influence of meth-amphetamine from the Muang Surat Thai Police Station in Surat Thani province on Saturday night, was arrested two hours later in the early hours of Sunday after he crashed the vehicle into a power pole.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102976-man-captured-after-he-crashes-pickup-allegedly-stolen-from-police/

 

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Jealous man stabs to death ex-wife’s new husband

By Thanapat Kijjakosol 
The Nation

 

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A 45-year-old Thai man was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly stabbing to death his love rival and wounding his ex-wife while the victims were sleeping at a relative’s house in Sa Kaew province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102978-sa-kaew-jealous-man-stabs-to-death-ex-wife’s-new-husband/

 

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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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