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Fast and Furious 9 filming brings Krabi ‘low season’ boon

By The Phuket News

 

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Filming at an old quarry near a protected forest began on Monday and will remain in production there until July 27. Photo: PR Dept
 

PHUKET:-- The filming of Fast and Furious 9 in Krabi, across Phang Nag Bay from Phuket, has delivered a B50 million boost to the province, Krabi Governor Pol Lt Col (Rtd) ML Kitibodee Pravitra has announced.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112361-fast-and-furious-9-filming-brings-krabi-‘low-season’-boon/

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Apirat says his threat to opposition is fake news

By The Nation

 

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Royal Thai Army commander-in-chief General Apirat Kongsompong

 

The Army chief declared on Wednesday that he has become a victim of fake news, as he denied ever issuing a threat against opposition parties.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112365-apirat-says-his-threat-to-opposition-is-fake-news/

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Expect to pay less income tax, says new finance minister

By The Nation

 

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The new finance minister is likely to bring down the rate of personal income tax, and has said that his party will discuss the implementation of tax cuts with coalition parties. 

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112370-expect-to-pay-less-income-tax-says-new-finance-minister/

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Profiles of Members of Prayut II Cabinet, on national security affairs

By The Nation

 

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Photo by Prasert Thepsri

 

On July 10, 2019, His Majesty King Maha Vachiralongkon issued a royal command to appoint a 36-member Cabinet with Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister and defence minister. The King swore in the cabinet in Tuesday (July 16). 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112401-profiles-of-members-of-prayut-ii-cabinet-on-national-security-affairs/

 

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Profiles of Members of Prayut II Cabinet, on economic affairs

By The Nation

 

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Photo by Prasert Thepsri

 
On July 10, 2019, His Majesty King Maha Vachiralongkon issued a royal command to appoint a 36-member Cabinet with Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister and defence minister. The King swore in the cabinet in Tuesday (July 16). 
 

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Thaksin crossing into new territories

 

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(Photo) Thaksin Shinawatra FC Facebook page

 

That Thaksin Shinawatra will not hold his birthday party this year could have been dismissed as immaterial, but for the fact that there are other intriguing “signals” as well.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112405-thaksin-crossing-into-new-territories/

 

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Amending Constitution is 'urgent' govt policy, Wissanu says

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam

 

Amending the Constitution is an urgent policy of the new government, although there was no deadline for completion of the work, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112406-amending-constitution-is-urgent-govt-policy-wissanu-says/

 

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Three-pronged strategy to boost industry unveiled

By THE NATION

 

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Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit - Nation Photo by Rachanon Intharagsa

 

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit has set three priorities for the strategy to boost industry inherited from the previous administration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112407-three-pronged-strategy-to-boost-industry-unveiled/

 

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ISOC denies power transfer from NCPO

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Internal Security Operations Command spokesman Maj Gen Thanathip Sawangsaeng, has denied that the ISOC had violated human rights provisions and says the agency has no authority to summon anyone for ’’attitude adjustment.’’

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112408-isoc-denies-power-transfer-from-ncpo/

 

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Election Commission’s deputy secretary general transferred

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Election Commission’s Deputy Secretary General Nat Laosisavakul has been transferred on the order of the Election Commission Secretary General, Pol Col Charungwit Phumma.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112409-election-commission’s-deputy-secretary-general-transferred/

 

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Brits forced to do walk of shame after Thai police catch them skinny dipping

By Jimmy Nsubuga

 

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The skinny dippers were marched back to the beach (Picture: ViralPress)

 

Police marched six naked tourists back on to the beach after they were caught naked in the sea

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112410-brits-forced-to-do-walk-of-shame-after-thai-police-catch-them-skinny-dipping/

 

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U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Stempel

 

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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (L) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112411-us-judge-blasts-drug-lord el chapos-overwhelming-evil-imposes-life-sentence/

 

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U.S. officials to brief diplomats on maritime security initiative for Gulf

 

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FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security around the Strait of Hormuz, the State Department said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112418-us-officials-to-brief-diplomats-on-maritime-security-initiative-for-gulf/

 

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Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a group of victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

GREENVILLE, North Carolina/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112419-unbowed-trump-intensifies-attacks-on-four-democratic-congresswomen/

 

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