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Smog levels in Hat Yai well beyond safety levels, Krabi remains safe

By THE NATION

 

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Photo taken on September 18 at Route A43 running between Pattani and Hat Yai

 

Hat Yai district in Songkhla is among the worst hit by the smog smothering many areas.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124329-smog-levels-in-hat-yai-well-beyond-safety-levels-krabi-remains-safe/

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Worst haze crisis in Songkhla for 3 years

 

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SONGKHLA, 19 September 2019 (NNT) - The forest fire haze from Indonesia has covered Songkhla. The PM 2.5 value was measured at 230 micrograms per cubic meter, which is a threat to health. People are strongly advised to refrain from outdoor activities and wear the N95 masks when they are outdoors.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124320-worst-haze-crisis-in-songkhla-for-3-years/

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Despondent American husband saved just in time, after slashing own wrist

By THE NATION

 

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An elderly American man was found just in time on Thursday (September 19) as he sat at a table in a pool of blood after slashing his wrist to protest against his This wife’s absence.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124343-despondent-american-husband-saved-just-in-time-after-slashing-own-wrist/

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Disease wreaks havoc in cassava plantations

By THE NATION

 

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Photo credit: Department of Agriculture

 

A plant disease known as Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is spreading in northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, prompting a target of dredging of cassava grown in more than 7,000-rai plantations.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124362-disease-wreaks-havoc-in-cassava-plantations/

 

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Interpol issues red alert for absconding Norwegian wanted for manslaughter

By Kumar Krishnan
THE NATION

 

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Following a request from Thai police, Interpol has issued a Red Notice for fugitive Norwegian Roger Bullman who faces prosecution for the alleged killing of British national Amitpal Singh Bajaj.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124363-interpol-issues-red-alert-for-absconding-norwegian-wanted-for-manslaughter/

 

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Cabinet earmarks Bt286m to help tapioca farmers hit by mosaic disease

By The Nation

 

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At a meeting with the Tapioca Policy and Administration Committee (TPAC) on Thursday (September 19), Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the Cabinet has approved measures to help tapioca farmers whose crops have been hit by the cassava mosaic disease (CMD).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124364-thai-cabinet-earmarks-bt286m-to-help-tapioca-farmers-hit-by-mosaic-disease/

 

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No decision yet on LNG import plan 

By The Nation

 

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File photo credit: Petronas : Petronas LNG facilities

 

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Thursday that the ministry has yet to decide on the plan to import 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from Malaysia's Petronas LNG. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124366-no-decision-yet-on-lng-import-plan/

 

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Online shopping, food delivery top poll on app usage

By The Nation

 

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The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) of the Ministry of Energy has conducted a poll via its facebook page “@StartHaiUpTH” under the topic of ‘What innovations do you use the most’.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124371-online-shopping-food-delivery-top-poll-on-app-usage/

 

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Panda autopsy preparations at Thai zoo as Chinese experts arrive

By Sakul and Kittiwongprom

 

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A woman places pictures on a board days after the 19-year-old panda Chuang Chuang died at the Chiang Mai zoo, Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 19, 2019. Dailynews/ via REUTERS

 

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Chinese panda experts and Thai officials on Thursday began preparing for an autopsy of beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang, who died unexpectedly this week at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand while on loan from Beijing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124149-chinese-experts-to-probe-panda-chuang-chuangs-death-in-thai-zoo/?do=findComment&comment=14587700

 

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Orange Line completion first of dozen delayed projects scrutinised

By THE NATION

 

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The Transport Ministry will on Friday (September 20) present the council of economic ministers with details on completing the western section of Bangkok’s Orange Line mass transit route.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124374-orange-line-completion-first-of-dozen-delayed-projects-scrutinised/

 

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Phuket university’s safe-sex campaign attracts 390 volunteers

By The Thaiger

 

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Yesterday, saw the return of Prince of Songkhla University’s Safe Sex Campaign. Now in its third year, some 390 PSU students turned up to support the campaign by making safe sex packs, which are then distributed free to bars in Patong. The safe sex packs include a condom and lubricant.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124375-phuket-university’s-safe-sex-campaign-attracts-390-volunteers/

 

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Wichit Municipality opens flood-relief donations center

By The Phuket News

 

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The donations center, located at the Wichit Municipality offices on Chao Fa East Rd, is open from 8am to 5pm seven days a week.

 

PHUKET: Wichit Municipality has opened its own center to receive donations food and other items for victims suffering amid the widespread flooding across large areas in Northeast Thailand , especially Ubon Ratchathani.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124376-wichit-municipality-opens-flood-relief-donations-center/

 

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Opposition to consider fresh debate over next three months – Piyabutr

 

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The Opposition will discuss, over the next three months before parliament resumes for a new session, another debate with a vote to be taken after the debate, against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul today (Thursday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124377-opposition-to-consider-fresh-debate-over-next-three-months-–-piyabutr/

 

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Commerce Ministry launches Big Data system with focus on five agricultural goods

By The Nation

 

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Phimchanok Vonkorpon, director general of the Commerce Ministry’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office, has launched a project in which data will be collected on rice, palm oil, rubber, cassava and corn production in the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124379-commerce-ministry-launches-big-data-system-with-focus-on-five-agricultural-goods/

 

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Cameron and the Queen: Palace 'displeasure' over comments

 

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Former PM David Cameron explains how he sought the Queen's help in Scottish independence vote

 

David Cameron's revelation that he sought help from the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence vote in 2014 has caused displeasure at Buckingham Palace, a source has said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124383-cameron-and-the-queen-palace-displeasure-over-comments/

 

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