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American man, Thai woman killed in Rayong motorcycle crash

By The Nation

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

An American man and a Thai woman were killed when he lost control of his powerful motorbike at a curve on a Rayong road and hit the sidewalk, sending both flying off the bike into a concrete barrier.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113497-american-man-thai-woman-killed-in-rayong-motorcycle-crash/

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Caucasian man found dead in abandoned Buri Ram building

 

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Image: Manager Online

 

A Caucasian man has been found dead in an abandoned building at a university campus in Buri Ram province, with his head was covered in a plastic bag connected to a metal container with gasoline.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113469-caucasian-man-found-dead-in-abandoned-buri-ram-building-with-plastic-bag-over-his-head/

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Police question net idol over ‘Blue’ movies

By Kornkamon Aksorndech
The Nation

 

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Net idol and “pretty” products presenter Jirarat “Blue” Chanantho met police on Tuesday to answer questions over her “secret” VIP online chat room, where members paid Bt300-500 a month to watch sexy video clips of her.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113551-police-question-net-idol-over-‘blue’-movies/

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Tobacco giant pushing for a ‘smoke-free’ future

By Jintana Panyaarvudh
The Nation 

 

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Gerald Margolis, managing director of Philip Morris Thailand.

 

Leading cigarette importer Philip Morris Trading (Thailand) is calling on the new government and policymakers to start talking with the tobacco industry, so both sides can work on finding constructive solutions to reduce harm caused by smoking.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113601-tobacco-giant-pushing-for-a-‘smoke-free’-future/

 

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80 opposition MPs sharpen their claws for policy debate

By THE NATION

 

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Planning to make the most of the 13 hours allocated to them during the government policy debate on Thursday and Friday, 80 opposition MPs are getting ready to attack Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet members, opposition whip Suthin Klungsang said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113602-80-opposition-mps-sharpen-their-claws-for-policy-debate/

 

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Eight provinces on brink of water crisis, as there is still no sign of rain

By The Nation

 

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The lack of rain has brought eight provinces to the brink of a water crisis

 

Five districts in Nakhon Ratchasima – namely Phimai, Chum Phuang, Non Daeng, Non Sung and Prathai – have been suffering drought for nearly three months now, with up to 20,000 rai (3,200 hectares) of paddy fields left parched for water. The locals are also struggling to find water to survive as their taps have dried up.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113603-eight-provinces-on-brink-of-water-crisis-as-there-is-still-no-sign-of-rain/

 

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Commerce ministry frets over rice output

By THE NATION

 

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Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Tuesday he would urgently meet rice exporters and related parties to discuss ways to boost exports once the government has unveiled its policies in Parliament on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113604-commerce-ministry-frets-over-rice-output/

 

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Chuan warns MPs against unruly conduct during the parliamentary debate on government policy statement

 

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Members of parliament have been warned by the parliament’s president to be disciplined and to refrain from unruly behavior during the two-day debate on the government policy statement, which begins on Thursday, saying that they will be watched and judged by the people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113605-chuan-warns-mps-against-unruly-conduct-during-the-parliamentary-debate-on-government-policy-statement/

 

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Suan Dusit Poll: Public expectations of each Minister in new Cabinet

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Suan Dusit Poll has conducted a survey on the expectations of the public of each ministry in the new cabinet. If all ministers are fully committed to working for the public, they will bring prosperity to the country and improve people’s well-being they say.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113606-suan-dusit-poll-public-expectations-of-each-minister-in-new-cabinet/

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Phuket Governor calls in public transport drivers to clarify ‘good service’

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana felt the need to explain what ’good service’ means. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has called the island’s key players in Phuket’s public transport regime to clarify what “good service” means.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113607-phuket-governor-calls-in-public-transport-drivers-to-clarify-‘good-service’/

 

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Police silent on probe into student killed by electrocution in public park

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung (2nd from left) and Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana (3rd from left) pictured at Siriroj International Hospital immediately after the incident on July 14. Photo: Phuket City Municipality

 

PHUKET: Phuket City Police have refused to answer any questions about the investigation into the death of 18-year-student Khaled “Nikki” Nour, who was killed by electrocution from touching a floodlight pole at a public basketball court at Suan Luang (King’s Park) more than a week ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113609-police-silent-on-probe-into-student-killed-by-electrocution-in-public-park/

 

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Two Thai workers killed in road accident in South Korea

 

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(Photo) THAIKUKNEWS

 

Two Thai workers were killed in South Korea when their passenger van carrying 16 people of various nationalities skidded off a mountain road en route to a farm, the Korean Times reported on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113611-two-thai-workers-killed-in-road-accident-in-south-korea/

 

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Thailand’s taxi and tuk tuk scams and annoyances

By The Thaiger

 

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“Where are you going?”, they shout from across the road. A Tuk Tuk driver wants to help you get to your next destination but the willing smile and lure of a ride in a local jalopy may have switched off your trusty scam-detector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113612-thailand’s-taxi-and-tuk-tuk-scams-and-annoyances/

 

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Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

By Michael Martina and Tony Munroe

 

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FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the National Congress of the People's Republic of China Li Peng stands next to a Chinese flag in Canberra's Parliament House in Australia September 16, 2002. REUTERS/David Gray

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1113613-li peng-hardline-chinese-leader-in-tiananmen-crackdown-dies-at-90/

 

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