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Thailand Live Thursday 27 June 2019

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Big Joke REMOVED from police rules committee just hours after appointment

 

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Former head of Immigration and one time poster boy of the Royal Thai Police Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn has been removed from a rules and procedures committee. 

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108523-big-joke-removed-from-police-rules-committee-just-hours-after-appointment/

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Cannabis clinic fails to cope with demand

By The Nation

 

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Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital has announced that its medical cannabis clinic, which opened on Monday, will not accept any more patients as the clinic had reached its limit.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108520-cannabis-clinic-fails-to-cope-with-demand/

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8 tonnes of marijuana burned in Nakhon Phanom

By The Nation

 

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The Nakhon Phanom provincial administration on Wednesday torched 8.4 tonnes of marijuana and 67.3 tonnes of kratom leaves in a ceremony to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108514-8-tonnes-of-marijuana-burned-in-nakhon-phanom/

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41 percent of vegetables in Thai markets exceed contamination standards

 

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Pesticide watchdog Thai-PAN has today (Wednesday) published its most recent survey, which reveals that 41% of all vegetables in Thailand’s fresh markets are contaminated with chemical pesticides to a level that exceeds internationally acceptable standards. 12 types of banned chemicals were also discovered.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108547-41-percent-of-vegetables-in-thai-markets-exceed-contamination-standards/

 

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Department of Mineral Resources on landslide watch

 

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Mr. Montri Luengingkasoot, deputy director-general of Thailand’s, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), reported today (Wednesday) that the Geo-Hazards Operation Center is keeping a close watch on situations which may lead to landslides in risky areas across the country, especially in the North.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108548-department-of-mineral-resources-on-landslide-watch/

 

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AOT’s second terminal project at Suvarnabhumi placed on hold for review

 

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Thailand’s Transport Ministry has placed Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) 42-billion baht second terminal project at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on hold.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108549-aot’s-second-terminal-project-at-suvarnabhumi-placed-on-hold-for-review/

 

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Charter court accepts media share cases of 32 pro-government MPs

 

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The Constitutional Court today (Wednesday) agreed to accept for consideration the cases of 32 pro-government MPs accused by the opposition Future Forward party of owning or holding shares in media companies in violation of the election law.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108550-charter-court-accepts-media-share-cases-of-32-pro-government-mps/

 

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Phuket’s tourist evolution – Diversity is the best option Part 1

by Guest Writer

 

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Today’s guest writer has been managing resorts around Phuket for two decades and has represented his brand at international expos along with promotions for Phuket over the years. His knowledge is first-hand and steeped in local experience. He has asked to remain anonymous.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108551-phuket’s-tourist-evolution-–-diversity-is-the-best-option-part-1/

 

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Boris Johnson says chances of no-deal Brexit are 'a million-to-one'

 

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, stands outside one of the buildings at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the favourite to become British prime minister, said the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal are “a million-to-one” even as he repeated his promise to leave the bloc without a deal by the end of October.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108496-johnson-warns-eu-against-any-napoleonic-tariffs-in-no-deal-brexit/?tab=comments#comment-14285549

 

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Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown

 

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The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria are seen after they drowned in the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

 

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump’s asylum policies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108552-photo-of-drowned-migrants-triggers-fight-over-trump-asylum-clampdown/

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Thai central bank holds key rate, slashes growth and export outlook again

By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon

 

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BANGKOK,  (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank cut its forecasts for 2019 economic growth and exports for the third time in six months on Wednesday, but held its benchmark interest rate steady, saying monetary policy remains appropriate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108553-thai-central-bank-holds-key-rate-slashes-growth-and-export-outlook-again/

 

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Deputy premier confirms granting of more land title deeds

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BANGKOK, 26 June 2019(NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan confirmed that Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn cannot return to the Royal Thai Police and that he had earlier been ordered to become a member of a subcommittee under the Police Committee. The deputy premier confirmed that more land title deeds are being handed back to those indebted to informal money lenders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108559-deputy-premier-confirms-granting-of-more-land-title-deeds/

 

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Irrigation projects nationwide prepare for more heavy rain in Thailand

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BANGKOK, 26 June 2019(NNT) - Royal Irrigation Department (RID) Director General Thaweesak Thanadechophon disclosed today that the Meteorological Department has forecast that this week, Thailand will have more rain, with heavy falls in some areas of northern, northeastern, central, eastern and southern Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108560-irrigation-projects-nationwide-prepare-for-more-heavy-rain-in-thailand/

 

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ONCB calls on members of society to help with anti-drugs activities

tewit kemtong

 

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BANGKOK, 26 June 2019(NNT) - The United Nations General Assembly has declared June 26 the world’s Anti-Drugs Day. Thailand has organized anti-drugs activities while certificates of honor have been awarded to persons and organizations that have outstandingly contributed to the suppressing of illicit drugs in society.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108562-oncb-calls-on-members-of-society-to-help-with-anti-drugs-activities/

 

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PM to attend G20 Summit 2019 in Japan

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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BANGKOK, 26 June 2019(NNT) - This week, the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, will attend the G20 Osaka Summit 2019 in Japan to share the results of the 34th Asean Summit and discuss the region’s role with the G20 leaders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1108563-pm-to-attend-g20-summit-2019-in-japan/

 

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