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Motorcycle taxi riders, cabbies petition officials, parties over Grab legalisation

By The Nation

 

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Thirty representatives of Thai motorcycle-taxi riders on Monday petitioned the Land Transport Department (LTD), calling for remedial measures from the impact caused by Grab taxi-motorbike services.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108088-motorcycle-taxi-riders-cabbies-petition-officials-parties-over-grab-legalisation/

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Thai central bank seen holding key rate despite flagging growth - Reuters poll

By Orathai Sriring

 

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Thai baht banknotes are seen next to gold offered for sale in a gold shop in Bangkok's Chinatown April 19, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank is expected to keep its benchmark policy rate steady on Wednesday for a fourth straight meeting, a Reuters poll showed, despite slowing growth and the way many Asian central banks have shifted toward easing policy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108051-thai-central-bank-seen-holding-key-rate-despite-flagging-growth-reuters-poll/

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Big Joke will NOT be returning to Royal Thai Police: DPM Prawit

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon dismissed claims that former Immigration chief Surachate Hakparn was set for a return to the Royal Thai Police.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108044-big-joke-will-not-be-returning-to-royal-thai-police-dpm-prawit/

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Immigration intensifies crackdown on traffickers

By The Nation

 

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Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingduang, left, yesterday announces recent arrests, including two foreigners.

 

THE IMMIGRATION Bureau has intensified its crackdown on human-trafficking networks, which has resulted in the arrests of several alleged smugglers, Immigration Police chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingduang told the press yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108139-immigration-intensifies-crackdown-on-traffickers/

 

 

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Over 200,000 uni seats empty despite TCAS being successful

By The Nation

 

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THOUGH all five rounds of the 2019 Thai University Central Admission System (TCAS) have been “highly successful”, more than 200,000 seats are still vacant, reflecting a serious need for Thai universities to improve, Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) chairman Suchatvee Suwansawat said on Sunday. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108140-over-200000-uni-seats-empty-despite-tcas-being-successful/

 

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Pollution in Thailand at ‘stable’ level for past five years

By The Nation 

 

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Environmental Health day to be marked with measures to improve the quality of air


THOUGH MILLIONS of people across the world succumb to ailments caused by air pollution every year, Thailand’s situation has been described as “stable in the past five years”. This is despite the fact that pollution in the North was worse than ever this year, officials said yesterday. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108141-pollution-in-thailand-at-‘stable’-level-for-past-five-years/

 

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Opposition takes charter change campaign to public 

By THE NATION 

 

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On 87th anniversary of Siamese Revolution, antijunta camp targets clauses ‘aimed at entrenching’ the military’s role 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108090-opposition-bloc-launches-public-campaign-for-changes-to-‘undemocratic’-constitution/?do=findComment&comment=14277717

 

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GLO board still undecided on format of new lottery schemes

By THE NATION

 

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THE Government Lottery Office (GLO) board has yet to make a final decision on the format of the two- and three-digit lottery and lotto schemes to propose to the new government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108047-glo-examines-two-and-three-digit-lottery-schemes/?do=findComment&comment=14277725

 

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KBTG – keeping up with the times

By ASINA PORNWASIN 
THE NATION

 

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Ruangroj “Krating” Poonpol, president of Kasikorn Business Technology Group

 

THE strategy of Kasikorn Business Technology Group (KBTG) for the years ahead transcends apps, or mobile, or even banking for that matter.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108142-kbtg-–-keeping-up-with-the-times/

 

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Telenor Myanmar to expand rollout to all states, regions as data usage grows

By KHINE KYAW 
THE NATION 
YANGON

 

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Sharad Mehrotra, chief executive officer of Telenor Myanmar Ltd

 

WITH the growth of data consumption in bigger cities across Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar Ltd plans to roll its 4G LTE network out in all 14 states and regions as well as in the Union territory, according to Sharad Mehrotra, the firm’s chief executive.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108143-telenor-myanmar-to-expand-rollout-to-all-states-regions-as-data-usage-grows/

 

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Gloria Jean’s Coffees offer rich aroma to Thai petrol-station market

By THE NATION

 

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Rojana Homsin, the director of operations for Primo Food and Beverage Co Ltd

 

AUSTRALIAN coffee chain, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, is coming to Thailand with a first-year target of 30 branches as it brings the aroma of coffee to Caltex Gas Station throughout the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108144-gloria-jean’s-coffees-offer-rich-aroma-to-thai-petrol-station-market/

 

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‘Influencer’ specialists POPS Thailand stands out

By THE NATION

 

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TO CASH in on the popularity of “Influencer Marketing” in the domestic market, POPS Thailand believes it is on the road to success through its use of well-known influencers for online campaigns as it promotes brands via the YouTube platform.

 

Fulls story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108145-‘influencer’-specialists-pops-thailand-stands-out/

 

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A year later, Thailand's rescued 'cave boys' honour diver who died

By Prapan Chankaew

 

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Coach Ekapol Chantawong of the Wild Boars soccer team, speaks with his team, during their return to Tham Luang, as they mark the one-year anniversary of being trapped in the cave, in Chiang Rai, Thailand, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - A Thai football team trapped in a cave last year for 17 days returned there on Monday to perform Buddhist rituals honouring a former navy diver killed in the dramatic effort to rescue them that captivated the world.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108107-a-year-later-thailands-rescued-cave-boys-honour-diver-who-died/

 

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Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would soon trap them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108107-a-year-later-thailands-rescued-cave-boys-honour-diver-who-died/?do=findComment&comment=14277765

 

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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

By Steve Holland and Stephen Kalin

 

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WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108147-trump-puts-sanctions-on-iranian-supreme-leader-other-top-officials/

 

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