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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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Bangkok traffic police ordered to find ‘safe refuges' for motorists when roads flood

By The Nation

 

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Traffic police from 88 police stations in Bangkok have been instructed to look for places where motorists can escape flooded roads and wait until the situation improves, a police source said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106907-bangkok-traffic-police-ordered-to-find-‘safe-refuges-for-motorists-when-roads-flood/

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Bangkok among cities that are least prepared for the rise in urban tourism, WTTC

 

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(Photo) Bangkok, Thailand is facing a growing number of visitors/AFP

 

Emerging tourist destinations like Bangkok, Cape Town and Istanbul are facing growing tourism momentum and increased pressures, according to a new global report on city readiness for tourism growth.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/bangkok-among-cities-that-are-most-and-least-prepared-for-the-rise-in-urban-tourism-wttc/

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Police hunt two teenagers after Jordanian tourist's credit card stolen in Chiang Mai

By The Nation

 

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A Jordanian tourist filed a report with police on Monday after noting that his credit card had been used twice after he lost it in Chiang Mai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106895-police-hunt-two-teenagers-after-jordanian-tourists-credit-card-stolen-in-chiang-mai/

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Phalang Pracharat MPs in regions demand that party allocate them Cabinet seats

By The Nation

 

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Phalang Pracharat members of Parliament in the regions are putting pressure on the party, demanding that it allocate ministerial posts for them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106948-phalang-pracharat-mps-in-regions-demand-that-party-allocate-them-cabinet-seats/

 

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Include Rohingya in talks on repatriation: rights groups

By KHINE KYAW 
THE NATION 
YANGON

 

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File photo: Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Fitr festival celebrations at a refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on June 5, 2019. // AFP PHOTO

 

Asean urged to use its influence on Myanmar to seek accountability for atrocities and ensure their safe return.

 

INTERNATIONAL human rights organisations are calling on Asean to pressure Myanmar into allowing the ethnic group to participate in the process of their safe return. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106949-include-rohingya-in-talks-on-repatriation-rights-groups/

 

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‘Energy cards’ carry 350 times more radiation than humans can bear

By The Nation

 

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THE OFFICE of Atoms for Peace (OAP) has warned of excessively high levels of radiation from the so-called “energy cards” that their distributors claim can cure illnesses and help relieve aches and pains.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106951-‘energy-cards’-carry-350-times-more-radiation-than-humans-can-bear/

 

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Homeopathy ‘not a cure’ for dengue

By The Nation

 

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A Thai health officer sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes at a residence inside a military camp in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 June 2019. // EPA-EFE PHOTO

 

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT BACKS DOWN ON CLAIM AMID CRITICISM

 

THE DEPARTMENT of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine has backtracked from its claim that its homeopathic formula is highly effective for dengue-fever protection. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106952-homeopathy-‘not-a-cure’-for-dengue/

 

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Kanjana Sung-ngoen lifts Thai spirits with a goal to reward their efforts in Nice

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Thai captain Kanjana Sung-ngoen

 

Royal seal of approval: Princess praises World Cup footballers

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106953-kanjana-sung-ngoen-lifts-thai-spirits-with-a-goal-to-reward-their-efforts-in-nice/

 

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Police get serious about violence between rival motorcycle-taxi groups after deadly Udomsuk brawl

By The Nation

 

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Police will gather DNA samples from nearly 100 men seen taking part in a deadly brawl among members of two rival motorcycle-taxi stands in Bangkok’s Bang Na district on Saturday, as part of an effort to stamp out any repetition of such violence and boost public confidence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106954-police-get-serious-about-violence-between-rival-motorcycle-taxi-groups-after-deadly-udomsuk-brawl/

 

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Seven nabbed for trafficking migrants with false promises

By SURIYA PATATHAYO 
THE NATION

 

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POLICE recently arrested seven Thai and Myanmar suspects for allegedly luring at least nine Myanmar nationals into forced labour in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106955-seven-nabbed-for-trafficking-migrants-with-false-promises/

 

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CPN plans more malls in region

By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE 
THE NATION 
SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA

 

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CENTRAL Pattana Plc, or CPN, has plans to open at least two new shopping centres in Malaysia and Vietnam “as soon as possible” after the successful opening here last week of its first Malaysian shopping centre, Central i-City, built at a cost of Bt8.5 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106958-cpn-plans-more-malls-in-region/

 

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It takes a child to see the junta has no clothes

By The Nation

 

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No one can be surprised that Deputy PM Prawit was unnerved by children’s free expression during semester-opening ceremonies   
 

Those who fear the free expression of children also fear the future. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan was among “respected elders” unnerved last week by the political views expressed in pedestals designed by high school students. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106959-it-takes-a-child-to-see-the-junta-has-no-clothes/

 

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Northeastern MPs warn they may reconsider their role if they are ignored

 

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Cabinet seat sharing in the Palang Pracharat party appears to be far from settled, as resentment still simmers among a group of 19 northeastern MPs who claim they have been left out and are now demanding a “share of the cake”.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106960-northeastern-mps-warn-they-may-reconsider-their-role-if-they-are-ignored/

 

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