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Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

 

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Mervyn Harding, a British expat living in Rawai, has been charged with animal cruelty and three forms trespass for attacking a dog near Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach. Photo: Chalong Police (blurred at police request)


PHUKET: A 43-year-old British national is behind bars at Phuket Provincial Court after being charged by Chalong Police for animal cruelty after he was caught on CCTV attacking a dog with a metal rod in the early minutes of Tuesday morning (July 16).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112529-brit-expat-behind-bars-for-attacking-phuket-dog/

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New minister hopes to have medical marijuana prescribed from August

By THE NATION

 

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Public Health Ministry officials welcomed the new minister on Thursday, saying they will support his policy to promote medical marijuana and work towards getting the formula prescribed at public hospitals from early August.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112551-new-minister-hopes-to-have-medical-marijuana-prescribed-from-august/

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Inefficient online bankers to be revealed to consumers

By WICHIT CHAITRONG
THE NATION

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) will next month start publishing details of which banks suffer the longest online downtimes so consumers can identify the most reliable ones.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112593-inefficient-online-banking-to-be-revealed-to-consumers/

 

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All eyes on new team at helm of Education Ministry

By Chularat Saengpassa
The Nation

 

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Nation/Prasert Thepsri Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan (front, center) and Deputy Education Minister Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich (right, yellow dress) strive with confidence as they arrive at the ministry at 7.49am on Thursday for the first day in office.

 

Thanks to the formation of the new government, a new man and two deputies have taken the helm of the Education Ministry. And while hopes for better changes emerge, many doubts are also surfacing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112594-all-eyes-on-new-team-at-helm-of-education-ministry/

 

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Stop and listen, opposition MPs tell Prayut

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Opposition MPs urged the prime minister on Thursday to pay heed to comments from politicians at next week’s parliamentary debate on the new government’s policies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112595-stop-and-listen-opposition-mps-tell-prayut/

 

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Banks to ride on digital ID scheme with new services

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT
WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION

 

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Thailand’s top commercial banks will roll out new financial service plans as they embrace the National Digital ID (NDID) scheme, which is expected to be officially launched in the fourth quarter of this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112596-banks-to-ride-on-digital-id-scheme-with-new-services/

 

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World Cup qualifiers will reveal Thailand’s Asean standing

By The Nation

 

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Wittaya

 

The second round of World Cup qualifiers in September will be a test whether Thailand are on course to regain their spot as the top football nation in Southeast Asia, says Wittaya Laohakul, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT)’s technical director.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112597-world-cup-qualifiers-will-reveal-thailand’s-asean-standing/

 

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Praewa’s mother assures the families of victims will be fully compensated

 

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About nine years ago, Ms. Praewa, then aged 16 years and six month and without a driving license, rammed her car into the rear of a packed passenger van on the elevated Don Muang tollway, killing nine people and injuring five others. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112598-praewa’s-mother-assures-the-families-of-victims-will-be-fully-compensated/

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Thephasadin na Ayudhya clan offers condolences to families of crash victims

 

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The Thephasadin na Ayudhya clan today (Thursday) offered condolences to the families of victims of a fatal road accident nine years ago and donated a 500,000 baht fund to be used to support the legal pursuit of compensation awarded to the victims’ families by the Supreme Court.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112598-praewa’s-mother-assures-the-families-of-victims-will-be-fully-compensated/?do=findComment&comment=14363748

 

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World-Beating Currency Is a Big, Big Headache for Thailand's Tourism

By Natnicha Chuwiruch

 

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  • New minister blames baht’s advance for a slowdown in arrivals
  • Piphat aims for talks with the central bank, finance ministry

 

Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and says he’ll take up the matter with the central bank, highlighting rising concern over the currency’s gains.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112599-strong-baht-a-big-big-headache-for-thailand’s-tourism/

 

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Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed

By David Morgan

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112601-trump disavows-send-her-back-rally-chant-many-republicans-alarmed/

 

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FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels

By Jonathan Allen and Jonathan Stempel

 

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112604-fbi-documents-point-to-trump-role-in-hush-money-for-porn-star-daniels/

 

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Canada's Trudeau condemns Trump attacks: 'That is not how we do things'

 

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday added his voice to those condemning an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying "that is not how we do things in Canada."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1112607-canadas-trudeau-condemns-trump-attacks-that-is-not-how-we-do-things/

 

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Pattaya: Thai maid steals 130,000 baht from three foreign tourists
 
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Police in Pattaya announced the arrest of a 52 year old Pattaya maid who stole 130,000 baht from the room safes of three tourists. 
 
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