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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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Foreign tourists injured in Krabi road accident

By The Nation

 

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A foreign tourist suffered severe injuries and another was slightly injured when a pickup truck slammed into them at a road junction in Krabi’s Mueang district on Tuesday, after the driver had lost control.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107084-foreign-tourists-injured-in-krabi-road-accident/

 

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Tiger Woods spotted traveling in Bangkok after competing in U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

By Pat Ralph

 

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After finishing T21 in the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods appears to be taking some time off from the sport and traveling with his family.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107095-tiger-woods-spotted-traveling-in-bangkok-after-competing-in-us-open-at-pebble-beach/

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Plans finalised for huge security operation  for this weekend’s Asean Summit: Prawit

By The Nation

 

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Prawit Wongsuwan

 

Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on Tuesday wrapped up security preparations ahead of the Asean Summit in Bangkok this weekend, for which a huge number of police will be mobilised and hi-tech equipment used to guard the meeting.

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New Cabinet to be ready by month-end: PM

By The Nation

 

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General Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday that he would finish putting together his Cabinet by the end of this month but was yet to make a decision on whether he would take the post of defence minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107120-new-cabinet-to-be-ready-by-month-end-pm-prayut/

 

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Water plan to tackle many problems

By The Nation

 

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Twenty-year plan sets clear goals for management of resources

 

THE CABINET has approved a 20-year master plan for water-management and water-disaster prevention. The 2018-2037 national plan was passed with the aim of providing wider access to clean drinking water, an expansion in irrigation infrastructure and areas under irrigation, and preventing floods and droughts in core economic areas.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107121-water-plan-to-tackle-many-problems/

 

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Panel to study use of marijuana on mental health patients

By The Nation

 

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THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (DMH)’S new panel will come up with guidelines on the use of marijuana for medical purposes and a recommendation on its use in treating psychiatric patients, which will be proposed to the Public Health Ministry’s Narcotics Control Committee, a senior official said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107122-panel-to-study-use-of-marijuana-on-mental-health-patients/

 

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Pop star Pookie ‘admits’ to substance abuse, helping hubby’s drug-trafficking

By Khanathit Srihirundaj 
The Nation 

 

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FORMER POP STAR Prissana or Priscilla “Pookie” Gemelli, who was arrested with her husband for allegedly selling 5.17 kilograms of ketamine to a Taiwanese man, has allegedly admitted to taking drugs and getting involved in her husband’s alleged drug trafficking, a senior police officer said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107124-pop-star-pookie-‘admits’-to-substance-abuse-helping-hubby’s-drug-trafficking/

 

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Tesco could open 750 new convenience stores inThailand over medium term

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Tuesday it could grow its business inThailand by opening 750 new convenience stores in the medium term.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107127-tesco-could-open-750-new-convenience-stores-inthailand over-medium-term/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Suspects held for underage prostitution in Koh Samui

By The Nation

 

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A man and a woman were arrested and hit with human-trafficking charges on Monday for allegedly running a brothel disguised as a karaoke bar and prostituting girls under the age of 18 in Surat Thani’s Koh Samui district.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107009-busted-samui-karaoke-lounge-offering-underage-sex-for-2000-baht/?do=findComment&comment=14258548

 

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LET battle commence – daunting challenge ahead

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Stars aligned (from left): defending champion Kanyalak Preedasuttijit, Chonlada Chayanun, 2017 winner Atthaya Thitikul, South Korean Yoo Hyun Ju, world No 3 German Esther Henseleit of Germany and Swede Julia Engstrom pose with a Tuk Tuk

 

Local contenders will try to keep the Ladies European Thailand Championship at home while foreign challengers will attempt to end the Thai domination when the 300,000-euro event tees off at the Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107130-let-battle-commence-–-daunting-challenge-ahead/

 

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Myanmar needs ‘wise’ investments

By   KHINE KYAW 
THE NATION 
YANGON

 

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Hans Anand Beck

 

DESPITE the ongoing Rakhine crisis and intensification of conflicts that may impact on the performance of the tourism sector and investor sentiment, Myanmar’s economy is slowly picking up speed and regaining stability after a volatile 2018, and that could continue if the country invests wisely and inclusively, says a new report by the World Bank.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107131-myanmar-needs-‘wise’-investments/

 

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Thailand hopeful of RCEP deal despite scant progress

By Phuwit Limviphuwat 
The Nation 

 

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Two Asean members, Thailand and Malaysia, have reached an agreement to extend the office hours of their border Customs houses at Sadao ( Songkhla province) and Bukit Kayu Hitam on the Malaysian side. // Charoon Thongnual

 

Commerce official confident of negotiations being completed by November in boost for the principle of ‘Asean centrality’

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1107132-thailand-hopeful-of-rcep-deal-despite-scant-progress/

 

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