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Commerce Ministry sets 4 clear strategies to boost export market

By THE NATION

 

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Somdej Susomboon

 

The Commerce Ministry has come up with four strategies to boost export next year, including plans to expand existing major markets, namely the US, European Union, Japan, China and Asean.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129149-commerce-ministry-sets-4-clear-strategies-to-boost-export-market/

 

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UK PM Johnson agrees 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at Downing Street in London, Britain October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129087-uk-pm-johnson-agrees-great-new brexit deal-with-eu/

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AIT hired to upgrade SRT's ticketing platform

By THE NATION

 

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Credit: https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

 

The board of State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Wednesday (October16) approved a Bt920 million budget for hiring Advanced Information Technology (AIT) to upgrade its digital ticketing selling and reservation platform, expected to be operational before December next year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129152-ait-hired-to-upgrade-srts-ticketing-platform/

 

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World Scrabble Championship: Fifteen year old Thai boy in third place

 

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Tarin playing Scrabble at the Word Wizard academy in Korat, NE Thailand

Players at the World Scrabble Championships in India were shaking their heads in disbelief as a 15 year old Thai boy from Korat moved into third place after day two in Goa.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129154-world-scrabble-championship-fifteen-year-old-thai-boy-in-third-place/

 

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Thai child trafficker sentenced to record 374 years in jail

By Nanchanok Wongsamuth

 

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A guard holds keys in the long-term sentence zone inside Klong Prem high-security prison in Bangkok, Thailand July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai trafficker was sentenced to a record 374 years in jail for child trafficking in a ruling that lawyers say will send a deterrent to other criminals.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129156-thai-child-trafficker-sentenced-to-record-374-years-in-jail/

 

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Emergency decree on King’s bodyguard units passes Parliamentary vote

By The Nation

 

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The emergency decree on the King’s bodyguard was passed by parliament today with 376 votes in favour, 70 against and 2 abstentions. The decree is related to transfers and budget allocation, which will now come under His Majesty the King’s direct control.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129157-emergency-decree-on-king’s-bodyguard-units-passes-parliamentary-vote/

 

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Thai royal barge procession put off  'due to water and weather conditions'

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thai oarsmen row a royal barge during the Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's royal barge procession in honour of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation this year has been postponed by seven weeks to Dec. 12, a senior government official said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129158-thai-royal-barge-procession-put-off-until-dec-12-due-to-water-and-weather-conditions/

 

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

 

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PHOTO: Phuket Hot News

 

The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129161-mystery-surrounds-security-guard-found-dead-in-his-phuket-room/

 

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Phuket Governor orders officials on alert as weather warning issued for Southern Thailand

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has ordered officials to be prepared for any situations arising from heavy weather following the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) today issuing a warning for all of Southern Thailand as storms are expected to lash the east coast of the peninsular on the Gulf of Thailand over the next two days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129162-phuket-governor-orders-officials-on-alert-as-weather-warning-issued-for-southern-thailand/

 

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Patong Police hunting for foreigner wanted for $30k theft from exchange booth

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Police have yet to learn anything about the man who walked away from a currency-exchange booth with US$30,000. Photo: Patong Police

 

PHUKET: Patong Police have yet to develop any leads in tracking down a foreign man who made off with US$30,000 in cash from a currency exchange booth in Kalim on Tuesday (Oct 15).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129164-patong-police-hunting-for-foreigner-wanted-for-30k-theft-from-exchange-booth/

 

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UPDATE:

 

PM asks MPs to view national budget and government works as a whole

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked all MPs, as he presented the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year to the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday), not to just look at the budgets allocated to each ministry, but to consider the details of the work and projects to be undertaken by each, so they get an overall picture.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129159-2020-budget-reasonable-for-country-development-pm/?do=findComment&comment=14678732

 

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Seripisut rails against budget bill, challenging its legitimacy

 

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Defiant Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet has rejected the budget bill, claiming that it was drawn up by an illegitimate government, led by a Prime Minister who did not recite his oath of office properly, as constitutionally required.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129166-seripisut-rails-against-budget-bill-challenging-its-legitimacy/

 

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Charter Court rules General Prayut’s premiership legal because he is not an ‘other state official’

 

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General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership is legal under Sections 160 (6) and 98 (15) of the Constitution after the nine-member Constitution Court ruled that he is not an “other state official” (a formal technical description in Thailand) and is, therefore, qualified to hold the post of Prime Minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129167-charter-court-rules-general-prayut’s-premiership-legal-because-he-is-not-an-‘other-state-official’/

 

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Pheu Thai MPs warned of election blacklisting if they support Government

 

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Debate on 2020 budget bill

 

Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng warned this morning, ahead of the debate on the budget bill, that any Pheu Thai MPs who do not vote with the Opposition against the bill will be barred from contesting the next election on the party’s ticket.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129168-pheu-thai-mps-warned-of-election-blacklisting-if-they-support-government/

 

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