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Thanathorn richest MP, while Bhumjaithai had 3 MPs in top 4 richest: NACC

By The Nation

 

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Friday (September 20) reported the personal finances of 80 members of the House of Representatives, 79 of whom were signed in after the March election, and one of whom recently resigned from the position.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124514-thanathorn-richest-mp-while-bhumjaithai-had-3-mps-in-top-4-richest-nacc/

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Inspired by Swedish teen, worldwide protest demands climate action

By Gabriella Borter, Fabrizio Bensch and Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Protesters are seen taking part in The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Brisbane, Australia, September 20, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Peled/via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124542-inspired-by-swedish-teen-worldwide-protest-demands-climate-action/

 

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Trump welcomes Australia's PM, cementing strong trade, security ties

By Alexandra Alper and Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Jenny Morrison on the Truman Balcony during an official arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Australia's prime minister on Friday for only the second state visit of his administration, signalling the close bond between the two allies as Washington takes on Beijing and Tehran.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124544-trump-welcomes-australias-pm-cementing-strong-trade-security-ties/

 

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First World Cup in Asia opens to 'awesome atmosphere'

By Chris Gallagher and Kwiyeon Ha

 

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Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool A - Japan v Russia - Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - September 20, 2019 Japan fans cheer during the match REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Rugby fever swept through Japan on Friday as fans flocked to Tokyo Stadium for the start of the 2019 World Cup, ushering in the tournament to Asia for the first time with a lavish opening ceremony inspired by Japanese-style festivals and Kabuki dance.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124545-first-world-cup-in-asia-opens-to-awesome-atmosphere/

 

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UK PM Johnson to meet European leaders in New York in push for Brexit deal

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a roundtable at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold talks with European leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week as part of his push to secure a Brexit deal by the end of October.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124546-uk-pm-johnson-to-meet-european-leaders-in-new-york-in-push-for-brexit-deal/

 

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Few U.S. lawmakers hit 'like' button after Facebook CEO visits Capitol Hill

By David Shepardson and Bryan Pietsch

 

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss "future internet regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday, with few if any indications he had won new "friends" to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress, state attorneys general and federal regulators.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124547-few-us-lawmakers-hit-like-button-after-facebook-ceo-visits-capitol-hill/

 

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Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

 

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People gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday shouting anti-government slogans, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses and residents said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124549-small-but-rare-protests-in-egypt-after-online-call-for-dissent/

 

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Pornpawee stuns world champ Sindhu in China Open

By The Nation

 

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Pornpawee Chochuwong (Badminton Photo)

 

Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong caused a major upset, stunning badminton world champion PV Sindhu of India on Thursday at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament in Changzhou.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124550-pornpawee-stuns-world-champ-sindhu-in-china-open/

 

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Songkhla MP meets Indonesian consul to demand immediate action on haze

By Somchai Samart,
Santiparp Ramasut
The Nation

 

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Sattra Sripan, Palang Pracharat Party MP for Songkhla, met with the Indonesian consul general Fachry Sulaiman on Friday (September 20) to hand in a petition calling on the neighbouring country to tackle and prevent haze from forest fires, which has this week shrouded Songkhla and southern border provinces.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124551-songkhla-mp-meets-indonesian-consul-to-demand-immediate-action-on-haze/

 

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Companies failing to prepare for economic downturn: research report

By THE NATION

 

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Despite a long run of strong economic growth across Southeast Asia, the next global downturn will have serious effects here, new research suggests.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124553-companies-failing-to-prepare-for-economic-downturn-research-report/

 

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No sign of African swine fever, but pig farmers told to be careful

By The Nation

 

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Dr Asadang Ruayajin

 

Dr Asadang Ruayajin, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), said African swine fever (ASF) only affects pigs and boars and that there are no reports of the disease being transferred to other animals or humans, so far. However, he warned that humans can be carriers of the disease via infected clothes, vehicles, tools and appliances.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124554-no-sign-of-african-swine-fever-but-pig-farmers-told-to-be-careful/

 

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Amnesty lauds freeing of six pro-democracy activists

By The Nation

 

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Six pro-democracy activists (front row)

 

Amnesty International Thailand said it was delighted with the acquittal of pro-democracy activists and hoped that this will set a legal precedence for other cases.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124556-amnesty-lauds-freeing-of-six-pro-democracy-activists/

 

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Majority holder Frasers Property moves for delisting of GOLD via tender offer

By The Nation

 

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The board of Frasers Property (Thailand) Plc has approved the submission of a letter of intent for a tender offer for 121,633,999 shares or 5.23 per cent of the total issued and sold equities of Golden Land Property Development Plc (GOLD) to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), with the intention of delisting the company from the Thai bourse, according to the company's report to the stock exchange late on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124557-majority-holder-frasers-property-moves-for-delisting-of-gold-via-tender-offer/

 

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Govt to launch Bt100 bn package to bolster grassroots economy

By The Nation

 

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Prasong Phunthanes

 

Prasong Phunthanes, permanent secretary of the Finance Ministry, said on Friday (September 20) that the government is preparing a brand-new stimulus package aimed at developing the grassroots economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124558-govt-to-launch-bt100-bn-package-to-bolster-grassroots-economy/

 

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Malaysia-Thailand celebrate 40 years of success in joint petroleum development

By THE NATION

 

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Sonthirat Sonthi-Jirawong, Energy Minister

 

The Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the memorandum of understanding for petroleum development in the Joint Development Area (JDA).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124559-malaysia-thailand-celebrate-40-years-of-success-in-joint-petroleum-development/

 

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