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Top THAI execs agree to help out by cutting their salaries

By THE NATION

 

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Sumeth Damrongchaitham

 

Sumeth Damrongchaitham, president and CEO of Thai Airways International (THAI), said the airline is only reducing the salaries of top executives, not operation officers.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118589-top-thai-execs-agree-to-help-out-by-cutting-their-salaries/

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PM says he is like a cotton fruit which tastes better when crushed

 

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(Photo) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha/Royal Thai Government

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced to his well-wishers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram that he would definitely not resign as demanded by the Opposition, likening himself to a cotton fruit, or santol, which tastes better when crushed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118622-pm-prayut-says-he-is-like-a-cotton-fruit-which-tastes-better-when-crushed/

 

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Woman arrested for making girl’s life hell, homeless man nabbed for raping her

By Theerawat Thongma,
Dethawee Theewarangkool
The Nation

 

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Police have arrested a Samut Prakan woman on human-trafficking charges and a 51-year-old homeless man on rape charges, Immigration Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingdoung told the press on August 19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118623-woman-arrested-for-making-girl’s-life-hell-homeless-man-nabbed-for-raping-her/

 

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Sing Buri villagers arrive at Nation TV to rally against coal-fired plant

By The Nation

 

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More than 50 villagers from Sing Buri Muang district’s Pho Kruam sub-district arrived at Nation TV’s headquarters on August 19 to voice their opposition against CAS Paper Mill Co Ltd’s plans on the channel’s “Rawangphai Khlaitook” show. The show was aired the same day at 3pm.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118624-sing-buri-villagers-arrive-at-nation-tv-to-rally-against-coal-fired-plant/

 

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Urgent repair of sinkhole brings Rama IV Road to a standstill

By The Nation

 

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Nation/Anant Chantarasoot

 

Deputy Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) governor Sakchai Boonma inspected an 80-centimetre-wide sinkhole on August 19, which was later found to be on top of a 3-by-5-by-1-metre subsidence on Rama IV Road’s inbound lane. He ordered city workers to urgently repair the sinkhole.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118625-urgent-repair-of-sinkhole-brings-rama-iv-road-to-a-standstill/

 

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Nakhon Si Thammarat peat forest still smouldering

By Krissana Thiwatsirikul
The Nation

 

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The wildfire engulfing Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Khuan Khreng peat forest – which had first sparked in late July and reignited on August 4 – is still an issue even though firefighters have put out flames in 90 per cent of the area. A source from the fire-fighting team said the fire is still smouldering underground and can be rekindled at any time.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118626-nakhon-si-thammarat-peat-forest-still-smouldering/

 

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Coalition partner PTTT loses two members to Pheu Thai

By The Nation

 

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Nation/Korbphuk Phromrekha

 

Singer-turned-actor-turned-politician Rattapoom “Film” Tokongsup decided to ditch his membership with coalition partner Palang Thong Thin Thai Party (PTTT) and sign up on August 19 with opposition leader Pheu Thai Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118627-coalition-partner-pttt-loses-two-members-to-pheu-thai/

 

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‘One Night In Bangkok’. The song, 35 years later

By Tim Newton

 

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PHOTO: Doi Kuro, Bangkok 1980

 

When ‘One Night In Bangkok’ was released in 1984 it was an unlikely hit- the opening song from a (at the time) little-known stage pop-opera called ‘Chess’. The song made Number 1 in South Africa, West Germany, Switzerland and Australia, and Number 3 in Canada and the United States. It has remained a staple of Classic Hit radio ever since. Have a listen below…

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118628-‘one-night-in-bangkok’-the-song-35-years-later/

 

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After death threats, Bangkok MP fires up legal action over Phuket condo project

By The Phuket News

 

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Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka speaking to the press at Phuket Provincial Hall today (Aug 19). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka today (Aug 19) challenged Phuket officials and police as to why no progress has been made in the investigation of The Peaks Residences condo project at Kata Noi, which stands accused of being built on protected forest land.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118629-after-death-threats-bangkok-mp-fires-up-legal-action-over-phuket-condo-project/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Palang Pracharat apologizes for conduct of its Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha  

 

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(Photo) Sira Jenjakha/Facebook

 

Palang Pracharat party deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonchana has apologised to the public over the conduct of one of the party’s MPs, who has been heavily criticized on social media for allegedly attempting to intimidate and reprimand a senior police officer in Phuket province for failing to provide him with a police escort.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118629-after-death-threats-bangkok-mp-fires-up-legal-action-over-phuket-condo-project/?do=findComment&comment=14482859

 

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Environment Ministry aims to increase dugong numbers by 50% in 10 years

 

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(Photo) Tender, loving care: Mariam being cared for at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province/AFP

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment aims to increase the population of dugong in Thailand’s waters by 50%, from approximately 250, in the next ten years, said Mr. Pinsak Suraswadi, deputy director-general of the Marine and Coastal Resources Department, on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118630-environment-ministry-aims-to-increase-dugong-numbers-by-50-in-10-years/

 

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Government confident Welfare Cards can bolster economy

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Government Spokesperson Naruemon Pinyosinwat is confident that Welfare Cards can bolster and expand the national economy, raise public benefit and stimulate domestic consumption.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118632-government-confident-welfare-cards-can-bolster-economy/

 

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