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American expat and Thai wife arrested in Pattaya on drugs and weapon charges

 

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An American expat and his Thai wife have been arrested in Pattaya after being found in possession of nearly 1kg of crystal meth, a pistol and 200 bullets.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111608-american-expat-and-thai-wife-arrested-in-pattaya-on-drugs-and-weapon-charges/

 

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: The Cradle of Democracy: Put some tikka on the barbie Mr Kumar!

 

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Thailand was finally returned to democracy this week - not though you'd know it. Uncle Big Too asked us to believe that Article 44 was history, the iron fist of the junta was over and Thailand would soon be a hub of democratic principles making ancient Greece look like a two bit dictatorship with a total lack of culture and reason.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111579-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-the-cradle-of-democracy-put-some-tikka-on-the-barbie-mr-kumar/

 

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Rohingya urge UN rights expert to intercede with Thai officials

By The Nation

 

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This handout picture taken on June 11 and released by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on June 12 shows a group of Rohingya sitting on the sand at the Tarutao Marine National Park on Rawi island, southern Thailand.

 

The Rohingya community in Thailand on Saturday urged visiting United Nations human rights expert Yanghee Lee to help improve their lot, as thousands of them in Myanmar have no legal status while many are still under detention.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111643-rohingya-urge-un-rights-expert-to-intercede-with-thai-officials/

 

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22 Skytrain stations checked after slab-fall

By The Nation

 

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The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTSC) on Friday night announced maintenance work was underway at 22 BTS Skytrain stations after a concrete slab fell from a station onto the road, almost hitting passers-by.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111644-22-skytrain-stations-checked-after-slab-fall/

 

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All eyes on Prayut as opposition gets ready for policy debate

By THE NATION

 

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House Speaker and Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

 

House Speaker and Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said on Saturday that the government policy debate will begin on July 25 and can last no more than three days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111645-all-eyes-on-prayut-as-opposition-gets-ready-for-policy-debate/

 

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Finance minister mulls bridging gap between personal and corporate tax

By THE NATION

 

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The incoming Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana is considering the restructuring of personal income tax and bringing it in line with corporate income tax in order to bridge the gap between the two taxes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111646-finance-minister-mulls-bridging-gap-between-personal-and-corporate-tax/

 

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Chommapat scrapes home despite nervy finish

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

 

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Despite closing with a disappointing one-over-par 73, Chommapat Pongthanarak still managed to capture her maiden Thai LPGA title in the sixth leg of the Bt1 million Singha-SAT Championship in Khon Kaen on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111648-chommapat-scrapes-home-despite-nervy-finish/

 

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UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees: Hunt

 

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Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Wyboston, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111651-uk-to-facilitate-release-of-iranian-tanker-if-it-gets-syria-guarantees-hunt/

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Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

By Collin Eaton and Brian Thevenot

 

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Logan Courvlle pushes his bike through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S. July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

 

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111652-barry-drenches-louisiana-after-weakening-to-tropical-storm/

 

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Thailand keeping track of foreigners – the TM30 reporting form

By The Thaiger & The Nation

 

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The TM30 reporting procedure is a Thai immigration requirement. The form is designed to assist keeping track of foreigners – tourists and expats – whilst in Thailand. It must be completed by the owner or landlord to report the stay of guests within 24 hours of their arrival.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111655-thailand-keeping-track-of-foreigners-–-the-tm30-reporting-form/

 

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Indian man who borrowed 800,000 baht from friend for retirement extension held on fraud charges

 

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An Indian man who borrowed 800,000 baht from a friend and then fled has been arrested in Phuket on fraud charges.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111656-indian-man-who-borrowed-800000-baht-from-friend-for-retirement-extension-held-on-fraud-charges/

 

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Medical Marijuana in Government Policy

tewit kemtong

 

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BANGKOK, 13 July 2019 (NNT) - A free marijuana guarantee is a major policy of the Bhumjaithai Party as promised to the people in the party’s electoral campaign. The Bhumjaithai Party which is in charge of the Ministry of Public Health will continue to make an all-out effort to promote medical uses of marijuana as part of the government’s policy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1111658-medical-marijuana-in-government-policy/

 

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