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Win a pair of tickets to Mahanakhon Skywalk, Thailand’s highest observation deck at King Power Mahanakhon with Thaivisa

 

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Bangkok has a new, stunning attraction to hit its landscape and it sits on Thailand’s highest observation deck,  314 metres above ground. It is the Mahanakhon SkyWalk at King Power Mahanakhon, located at Chong Nonsi BTS (exit 3).

 

Read more: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1105714-win-a-pair-of-tickets to-mahanakhon-skywalk-thailand’s-highest-observation-deck at-king-power-mahanakhon-with-thaivisa/

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Boat captain says he was paid to take 65 Rohingya to Malaysia

By THE NATION

 

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POLICE SUSPECT a group of 65 Rohingya and five Myanmar men may have been trafficked from Bangladesh where over a million of them are being sheltered, after a Thai captain admitted that he was paid to take them across the Andaman Sea to Southeast Asia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106072-thailand-charges-crew-of-stranded-rohingya-boat-boat-captain-says-he-was-paid-to-take-65-rohingya-to-malaysia/

 

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Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um

 

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Rohingya people are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island, part of Tarutao national park in the province of Satun, Thailand, bordering with Malaysia, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded on a southern Thai island, police said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106072-thailand-charges-crew-of-stranded-rohingya-boat-boat-captain-says-he-was-paid-to-take-65-rohingya-to-malaysia/?do=findComment&comment=14239291

 

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Villagers in Khon Kaen falling for so-called healing plastic card

By THE NATION

 

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A villager shows the socalled ‘healing’ card she bought for Bt2,000.

 

KHON KAEN Provincial Public Health official Peera Areerat has warned people against buying a so-called “plastic healing card” as it has no miraculous healing powers or the ability to soothe aches.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106078-villagers-in-khon-kaen-falling-for-so-called-healing-plastic-card/

 

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Myanmar issues climate change policies as World Bank sounds environment alarm

By KHINE KYAW 
THE NATION 
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Environmental damaged mining in in Mogok, north of Mandalay.--(Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

 

IN RESPONSE to emerging environmental issues caused by heavy reliance on natural resources, Myanmar has come up with new policies on national environment and climate change as well as a master plan, Kyaw Zaw, deputy permanent secretary at the natural and environmental conservation ministry, said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106079-myanmar-issues-climate-change-policies-as-world-bank-sounds-environment-alarm/

 

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EEF aims to bring children back to class

By THE NATION

 

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Education fund targets over 500,000 kids not studying for different reasons.

 

SOME 35,000 children of different ages who are not in school look set to receive help from an area-based project, which is being implemented by the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) in 20 provinces. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106080-eef-aims-to-bring-children-back-to-class/

 

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Pro-junta bloc hit by shares storm 

By THE NATION

 

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Clouds gather as 41 MPs accused of violating rules on investment in media

 

MORE THAN 40 MPs of the pro-junta coalition are being targeted in cases related to media shareholding after their names were submitted to the Constitutional Court yesterday. Meanwhile, the coalition has made little progress in establishing a government even though its only candidate, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has been named prime minister. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106081-pro-junta-bloc-hit-by-shares-storm/

 

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GSB mulls offering universal health scheme to parents of employees

By The Nation

 

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UP TO 37 per cent of Government Savings Bank (GSB) employees say they prefer the National Health Security Office (NHSO)’s universal healthcare coverage for their parents over the Bt60,000 health coverage offered by their employer.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106083-gsb-mulls-offering-universal-health-scheme-to-parents-of-employees/

 

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Mining firm hopes for better deal from new industry minister

By THE NATION

 

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THE REPRESENTATIVE of a shutdown gold mining company hopes he will be given a chance to kick off negotiations with the new industry minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106085-australian-mining-firm-hopes-for-better-deal-from-new-thai-industry-minister/

 

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Thais face a battle to recover from traumatic 13-0 defeat

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Thai players in tears after the game.

 

Thailand coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian faces a huge task to lift her players out of the abyss after watching them crumble to a record 13-0 defeat against the United States in their opening women’s World Cup game in Reims yesterday (Thailand time).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106086-thais-face-a-battle-to-recover-from-traumatic-13-0-defeat/

 

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Two days of concerts at the Pattaya Music Festival

 

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Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

This year the annual Pattaya Music Festival takes place from 14 to 15 June 2019 on Pattaya Beach Road, Chonburi. Dates have been postponed to June, instead of March as in previous years, so that the event is held as part of the 60th anniversary of Pattaya tourism.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106088-two-days-of-concerts-at-the-pattaya-music-festival/

 

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Krating Daeng gets a Bt3-billion kick

By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN 
THE NATION

 

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TCP Group, the producer of the Krating Daeng energy drink brand, yesterday announced plans to invest Bt3 billion over the next five years to strengthen its position in markets across Southeast Asia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106089-krating-daeng-gets-a-bt3-billion-kick/

 

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