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Police called after tourist refuses to pay 225 baht bar bill

 

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Police were called to the Lucky Star bar on Walking Street on Monday after a Korean tourist refused to pay his 225 baht bar bill.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108324-police-called-after-tourist-refuses-to-pay-225-baht-bar-bill/

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All eyes on YOU: Pattaya’s state of the art CCTV system watches the city’s every move

 

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Read a news story about necklace snatch or a gang of pickpocketing ladyboys in Pattaya and invariably there will be something about how the suspects were apprehended after cops checked CCTV footage.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108320-all-eyes-on-you-pattaya’s-state-of-the-art-cctv-system-watches-the-city’s-every-move/

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Thailand to tout tourists from Middle East and North Africa

By The Nation

 

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Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has announced its partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, to increase travel demand to the country from the MENA region.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108311-thailand-to-tout-tourists-from-middle-east-and-north-africa/

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New government to be ready by middle of July, PM assures

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha teases a young beneficiary of the Equitable Education Fund (EQF) that provides scholarships for low-income children, as EQF chair Prasarn Trairatvorakul looks on at Government House yesterday.

 

AMID SPECULATION and concern about the failure to set up a Cabinet three months after the March election, Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday confirmed that the new government would be ready by mid-July.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108348-new-government-to-be-ready-by-middle-of-july-pm-assures/

 

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Top administrative court rejects petition questioning appointment of senators

By THE NATION

 

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THE SUPREME Administrative Court yesterday rejected a petition questioning the junta’s appointment of senators on grounds that this case goes beyond the court’s scope of authority.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108349-top-administrative-court-rejects-petition-questioning-appointment-of-senators/

 

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NBTC approves Bt1.5 bn payout

By   THE NATION 

 

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THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) board yesterday approved Bt1.54 billion in compensation to Spring 26 Channel (formerly NOW26 channel), Spring News Channel 19 and Bright TV.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108350-nbtc-approves-bt15-bn-payout/

 

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Supply chains re-routed to Asean

By   PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT 
THE NATION

 

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Arm Tungnirun, a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University’s faculty of law, says the Asean region will soon become a new base for China’s manufacturing operations.

 

CHINESE investment in the region's manufacturing sector will intensify in the upcoming decade as China uses its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to reorientate the global supply chain towards Asean in response to its trade battle with the United States, a geopolitical expert predicts. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108351-chinese-investment-in-asean-to-intensify/

 

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Conviction for encroachment leaves villagers stupefied

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA 
THE NATION

 

 

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Narissara Muangklang yesterday posted on Facebook a photograph of her hugging her mother Thongpan before she was sentenced to eight months in jail over forest-encroachment charges.

 

Appeals court decision ‘not understandable’ as the area has been farmed well before national park was marked in 1992


THE COURT of Appeals yesterday upheld guilty verdicts and jail terms against most of the 14 villagers convicted for encroaching on the Saithong National Park in Chaiyaphum province. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108352-conviction-for-encroachment-leaves-chaiyaphum-villagers-stupefied/

 

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FDA tests narcotics collected in 6,910 cases

By Korbphuk Phromrekha 
The Nation

 

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested more than 16 tonnes of narcotics – including 12 tonnes of methamphetamine pills – on Tuesday before the drugs get destroyed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108355-fda-tests-narcotics-collected-in-6910-cases/

 

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Factories slump as trade war (and) politics take toll 

By   THE NATION 

 

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THE superpowers’ trade war has weighed down the country’s manufacturing industry, with a key gauge of activity dropping last month by the most in almost three-and-a-half years. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108356-factories-slump-as-trade-war-and-politics-take-toll /

 

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Facial recognition push in South raises rights concern

By THE NATION

 

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Yala residents eagerly pose yesterday for their photo to register their SIM card under a new rule for the deep South.

 

Telecom firms under focus for ultimatum to phone users on submission of photos; isoc denies sending registration message


RIGHTS DEFENDERS raised concerns yesterday over the move to force all |cellphone users in the restive South to submit their pictures for facial-recognition identification.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108357-facial-recognition-push-in-south-thailand-raises-rights-concern/

 

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Bangkok's Gaggan ranked 4th best restaurant in the world

 

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Chef-owner of Mirazur restaurant Mauro Colagreco and his team react after receiving the award for Best Restaurant during the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim

 

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Mirazur, on the French Riviera, was crowned No.1 at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held in Singapore on Tuesday, lauded for its fresh and seasonal cuisine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108363-frances-mirazur-crowned-worlds-best-restaurant-denmarks-noma-is-no-2-thailands-gaggan-is-no-4/

 

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Thai model launches picture books to confront sex education taboos

Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

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BANGKOK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children’s books to teach young people about sex in a country where sexual abuse is rarely discussed and teenage pregnancies have rocketed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108364-thai-model-launches-picture-books-to-confront-sex-education-taboos/

 

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U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17 - statement

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels’ Democratic chairmen said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108365-us-special-counsel-mueller-to-testify-before-house-panels-on-july-17-statement/

 

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