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Fears for Indian after he is swept away by flooded stream

By THE NATION

 

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A file photo, taken on September 23, of a flooded area in Kabin buri district of Prachin Buri province

 

An Indian national has gone missing in a strong, overflowing stream amid floods in Prachin Buri province, prompting a frantic search for him and fears that he could have lost his life.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124982-fears-for-indian-after-he-is-swept-away-by-flooded-stream/

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Farmers want solution to falling price of snapper fish

 

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A group of fish farmers have called on the government to solve the problem of the falling price of snapper. Pramot Mongkolcheeva, a member of the group that raises snapper, said the price of the fish had fallen from Bt130-Bt140 per kilo to between Bt60 and Bt80 early this month.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124985-farmers-want-solution-to-falling-price-of-snapper-fish/

 

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‘Eat, Shop, Spend’ wins 1m subscribers on very first day

By The Nation

 

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The “Eat, Shop, Spend” campaign earned an overwhelming response on Monday (September 23), the very first day of its launch, with close to one million Thais registering.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125001-‘eat-shop-spend’-wins-1m-subscribers-on-very-first-day/

 

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Pro-democracy body calls on UN to look into Thailand’s ‘military govt in disguise’

By The Nation

 

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Credit: Jaran Ditapichai/Kritsada Akkhapracha Facebook

 

The Association of Thai Democrats without Borders’ president Jaran Ditapichai wrote to the United Nations on Monday (September 23) asking it to look into the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125033-pro-democracy-body-calls-on-un-to-look-into-thailand’s-‘military-govt-in-disguise’/

 

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Four UDD members plead guilty to seizure of Prem’s home

By THE NATION

 

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The Criminal Court, which was initially scheduled to read the Supreme Court’s verdict on Monday (September 23) on a case involving seven core members of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), had to reschedule as four defendants retracted their not-guilty plea and submitted their confessions instead.

 

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1124944-court-postpones-reading-of-verdict-on-former-red-shirt-leaders-over-2007-storming-of-general-prem’s-residence/?do=findComment&comment=14600215

 

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Thailand’s durian market: Boom or bust?

By Krittaya Sangkasem
Sirada Siribenchapruek
Nillawan Fufuengsin
Southern Region Office, Bank of Thailand

 

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According to a study conducted by the Bank of Thailand’s Southern Region Office, the supply of durian has been rising since 2016 in line with rising prices.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125035-thailand’s-durian-market-boom-or-bust/

 

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Public forum to be held on reviving Thai-European FTA talks

By The Nation

 

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Auramon Supthaweethum

 

A seminar titled “Opportunity and challenges for Thailand in Thai-EU free trade agreement negotiations” was held in response to Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit’s decision to continue discussions with the European Union on the FTA, said Auramon Supthaweethum, director of the Department of International Trade Negotiations (DTN), after the opening speech at the seminar on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125036-public-forum-to-be-held-on-reviving-thai-european-fta-talks/

 

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Date set for contract-signing on high speed train project

By THE NATION

 

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The committee tasked with overseeing bidding for the high speed train project, linking three major international airports, will ask the bid winner, a consortium led by Charoen Pokphand (CP) group, to sign off on the contract on October 15.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125037-date-set-for-contract-signing-on-high-speed-train-project/

 

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China’s planned focus on domestic economy ‘will hit Thai exports badly’

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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Thai exporters will face the biggest challenge once China shifts its focus to its domestic economy as a result of is trade war with the United States.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125038-china’s-planned-focus-on-domestic-economy-‘will-hit-thai-exports-badly’/

 

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Russian woman seriously injured in Chalong Underpass motorbike accident

By The Phuket News

 

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Rescue workers attend to 35-year-old Russian national Olesia Mailian as police look on. Choto: Chalong Police

 

PHUKET: A Russian woman is in serious condition at Vachira Phuket Hospital after a motorbike accident inside the Chalong Underpass on Friday evening (Sept 20)

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125039-russian-woman-seriously-injured-in-chalong-underpass-motorbike-accident/

 

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Pheu Thai threatens to expose government’s bid to lure its MPs to defect

 

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The Pheu Thai party has threatened to expose the government’s various attempts, including financial offers and intimidation, to lure its MPs to defect to the Palang Pracharat Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125040-pheu-thai-threatens-to-expose-government’s-bid-to-lure-its-mps-to-defect/

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Leicester City crash victim's family sues owners for $10m

 

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Nusara Suknamai was one of the five people killed in the crash

 

The family of a woman who died in the Leicester City helicopter crash has sued the estate of the club's billionaire owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125042-leicester-city-crash-victims-family-sues-owners-for-10m/

 

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At U.N., Trump pushes religious freedom at event slamming China over Uighurs

By Michelle Nichols and David Brunnstrom

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for an end to religious persecution on Monday at a U.S. event on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations featuring a woman whose Uighur father has been imprisoned in China.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125045-at-un-trump-pushes-religious-freedom-at-event-slamming-china-over-uighurs/

 

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PM Johnson says no to election pact with Brexit Party

 

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

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his governing Conservative Party would not agree an election pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which has offered a deal if Johnson agrees to a clean break from the European Union.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1125047-pm-johnson-says-no-to-election-pact-with-brexit-party/

 

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