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Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

 

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A female tiger looks on after spotting a camera trap set by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant conservation (DNP), Freeland, at at forest in Eastern Thailand, in this undated handout photo. DNP/Freeland Handout via REUTERS/Files

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123489-over-half-of-the-tigers-rescued-from-the-tiger-temple-have-died-of-tongue-paralysis-from-stress/?do=findComment&comment=14573024

 

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Terracotta Warriors exhibition 'a symbol of closer Thailand-China ties'

By The Nation

 

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Ambassador Lyu Jian

 

The first exhibition of the emblematic ancient Terracotta Warriors will deepen both cultural and economic cooperation between China and Thailand, China's ambassador to Thailand Lyu Jian said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123566-terracotta-warriors-exhibition-a-symbol-of-closer-thailand-china-ties/

 

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No impact yet on PTT's imports from attack on Saudi oil facility: Sontirat

By ThE NATION

 

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Sontirat

 

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said that Saturday's drone attacks on two major oil-processing facilities run by Saudi Arabia's state-owned firm Aramco would not affect oil imports of the PTT group.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123567-no-impact-yet-on-ptts-imports-from-attack-on-saudi-oil-facility-sontirat/

 

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Cybersecurity high on agenda of IT committee

By THE NATION

 

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File photo: Settapong

 

The committee on communications, telecom, and digital economy and society from now on will focus on cybersecurity issues due to rising number of people who can get access to the online world.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123568-cybersecurity-high-on-agenda-of-it-committee/

 

 

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Korat people urged to beware of serial cheat

By THE NATION

 

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Photo of suspect taken from CCTV

 

Residents and local businesses in the Korat area of Nakhon Ratchasima province have been advised to watch out for an English-speaking foreign customer who reportedly tricks locals out of cash while making small purchases.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123569-korat-people-urged-to-beware-of-serial-cheat/

 

 

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Sadao 24-hour checkpoint extended for nine more months starting Monday

By THE NATION

 

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The 24-hour Customs, Immigration and Quarantine checkpoint in the Sadao district of Songkhla province bordering Malaysia would be extended for another nine months, the province's deputy governor Amphol Pongsuwan said on Sunday (September 15).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123570-sadao-24-hour-checkpoint-extended-for-nine-more-months-starting-monday/

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10th dugong found dead in the sea off Trang province

 

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(Photo) AFP (Sirachai ARUNRUGSTICHAI)

 

Another dead dugong was found floating in the sea, between Ya Island in Trang province and Ngai Island of Krabi, by a tour boat on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123571-10th-dugong-found-dead-in-the-sea-off-trang-province/

 

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Suan Dusit Poll shows most people dissatisfied with performance of MPs

 

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Most respondents to a recent Suan Dusit Poll are disappointed with the performance of their MPs, because of their indulgence in old-style political games, characterized by mud-slinging, bickering, broken promises, and self-interest.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123572-suan-dusit-poll-shows-most-people-dissatisfied-with-performance-of-mps/

 

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More than 100,000 shops join tourism subsidy program

 

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BANGKOK, 15 September 2019(NNT) - The Ministry of Finance reports that more than 100,000 shops have registered in the domestic tourism subsidy program allowing them to receive payments from allowances paid to domestic tourists, stressing preparedness in the travelers registration system.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123574-more-than-100000-shops-join-tourism-subsidy-program/

 

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TFEX expands, thanks to trade war

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai economy is experiencing a slowdown mostly due to several external factors, particularly the volatile global economy and the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. The baht has strengthened to a six-year high and it is likely to further appreciate. This is an opportunity for investors to invest in the low-risk Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) market.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123575-tfex-expands-thanks-to-trade-war/

 

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TCEB pushes Phuket as Asia’s MICE World Class City

 

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PHUKET(NNT) - The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has been holding discussions with the business sector in Phuket in an effort to position the province as a MICE World Class City, and making it the marine hub MICE City of Asia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123576-tceb-pushes-phuket-as-asia’s-mice-world-class-city/

 

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DTN: Thailand becomes world’s biggest rubber exporter

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN) has disclosed that Thailand is the world’s largest rubber exporter, with China as the biggest market thanks to its free trade agreements with many countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123577-dtn-thailand-becomes-world’s-biggest-rubber-exporter/

 

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Chanthaburi commercial offices, eastern provinces’ commercial offices organize BorderTrade Fair 2019

 

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CHANTHABURI (NNT) - At the Baan Laem Thai-Cambodian border market in Thep Nimit subdistrict of Pong Nam Ron district of Chanthaburi province, the Chanthaburi provincial commercial office and eight eastern provinces’ commercial offices, are all involved in staging the BorderTrade Fair 2019 as part of an Eastern Border Economic Development Project.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123578-chanthaburi-commercial-offices-eastern-provinces’-commercial-offices-organize-bordertrade-fair-2019/

 

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Interior Ministry checks Bueng Kan waterworks operations

 

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BUENG KAN (NNT) - Bueng Kan province is among the provinces in which economic expansion plans require the improvement of existing infrastructure. The province is installing tap water facilities to support the expansion of residential areas and the industrial sector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123580-interior-ministry-checks-bueng-kan-waterworks-operations/

 

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Floods in Ubon Ratchathani slowly recede

 

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UBON RATCHATHAN(NNT) The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Tewan Liptapallop, visited people in flood-affected areas of Ubon Ratchanthani province. The water level of the Moon River has now dropped by one centimeter, but it will take some time for the flood water to be completely drained away, as the water level is almost four meters higher than the river banks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123582-floods-in-ubon-ratchathani-slowly-recede/

 

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