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Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever

By Panarat Thepgumpanat, Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Tuesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124122-thailand-culls-200-pigs-amid-heightened-fears-over-african-swine-fever/

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British Instagram model 'locked up in filthy Bangkok cell' over 2 passport pages

By Tom Davidson

 

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A British Instagram model claims she was locked up for 24 hours by Thai police who discovered she was missing two passport pages.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124152-british-instagram-model-locked-up-in-filthy-bangkok-cell-over-2-passport-pages/

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Asean countries in stiff competition for bigger slice of China’s fruit market

By The Nation

 

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Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines are competing fiercely for a larger share of China's fruit market.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124175-asean-countries-in-stiff-competition-for-bigger-slice-of-china’s-fruit-market/

 

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PM refuses to clarify the incomplete oath issue

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left parliament before the end of the Opposition debate today, to attend a Royal religious ceremony at Dusit Palace, without responding to opposition MPs’ queries about his incomplete oath recital, claiming he has the right not to respond.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124176-pm-refuses-to-clarify-the-incomplete-oath-issue/

 

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Analysis

Thammanat is Prayut’s Newin Chidchob

 

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Thaksin Shinawatra’s downfall was due to many things, and one of the largely-underrated was the defection of a key lieutenant. Newin Chidchob took with him manpower, election strategies and political secrets, so it was not his emotional parting shot alone that really rattled the former prime minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124177-thammanat-is-prayut’s-newin-chidchob/

 

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Hazardous substances committee agrees to conditional ban of three herbicides

 

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Thailand’s National Hazardous Substances Committee is ready to ban the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos on the condition that alternatives to the three herbicides are less hazardous, effective and affordable for the farmers, said committee chairman Mr. Apijin Chotikasathien, who is also deputy permanent secretary of industry, today (Wednesday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124178-hazardous-substances-committee-agrees-to-conditional-ban-of-three-herbicides/

 

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PM Prayut: All sides have to advance country together

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has called on civil servants to help develop a better understanding of their work among members of the public, so that they will cooperate willingly with the government to advance the country as planned.

 

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124180-pm-prayut-all-sides-have-to-advance-country-together/

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Government to launch new flood relief measures

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government insists that it is doing everything it can to help the nation’s flood victims, with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Interior launching new flood relief measures.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124181-government-to-launch-new-flood-relief-measures/

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Thailand-US defense ties heal as China makes gains in Cambodia

Delivery of armored vehicles comes as Washington frets over Beijing's dominance

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent

 

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BANGKOK -- Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand's powerful army chief, is shifting the kingdom's security architecture, and U.S. military equipment is helping to lay the groundwork.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124182-thailand-us-defense-ties-heal-as-china-makes-gains-in-cambodia/

 

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Ministry of Commerce confirms merchandise prices in flooded areas remain normal

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce, this week confirmed that the prices of merchandise in flooded areas remain normal, while hoarding or lack of goods has not been an issue. Officials have conducted inspections and found no shortage of subsistence goods which are widely available.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124185-ministry-of-commerce-confirms-merchandise-prices-in-flooded-areas-remain-normal/

 

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Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu's tenure in doubt

By Jeffrey Heller

 

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124190-israeli-voters-deliver-deadlock-netanyahus-tenure-in-doubt/

 

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Phuket promotes Old Town as new brand tweaks visitor curiosity

By The Nation
Pornpilin Julapan

 

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Though Phuket is among the world’s most popular tourist destinations, injecting Bt477 billion to the economy and widely advertised as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”, its future status has been questioned due to competition from Indonesia and Vietnam.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124199-phuket-promotes-old-town-as-new-brand-tweaks-visitor-curiosity/

 

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