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Thailand Live Sunday 20 Oct 2019

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The week that was in Thailand news: Mistaken identity and misconceptions: What goes through a Thai's mind seeing foreigners?

 

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I always wondered what might be going through a Thai's mind when they observed this whitey - surely a farang in their thoughts - wandering, sometimes even staggering, down the street towards them.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129418-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-mistaken-identity-and-misconceptions-what-goes-through-a-thais-mind-seeing-foreigners/

 

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Terror at 33,000ft: Four arrested on Phuket bound ’flight from hell’, one man wrapped in cling film

 

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Image - Anna Liesowska /east2west news

 

Passengers and cabin crew restrained a man and wrapped him in cling film after he tried to open the door on a Phuket bound flight.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129461-terror-at-33000ft-four-arrested-on-phuket-bound-’flight-from-hell’-one-man-wrapped-in-cling-film/

 

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Bt80 bn munition budget ‘necessary’: Prayut

By THE NATION

 

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Speaking before attending the House of Representatives’ budget debate for fiscal year 2020 today, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha stressed that the Defence Ministry must reserve a budget of Bt70-80 billion for buying munitions and vehicles for defensive purposes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129462-bt80-bn-munition-budget-‘necessary’-prayut/

 

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Developing Ayutthaya as a model city discussed

By THE NATION

 

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Roengsak Tongsom

 

Roengsak Tongsom, director of Transport and Traffic Development at the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) was the keynote speaker at this week’s “Development of Ayutthaya as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Model City” seminar.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129463-developing-ayutthaya-as-a-model-city-discussed/

 

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‘Eat, Shop, Spend’ second phase to offer more cash back

By The Nation

 

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Charnkit Detvitak

 

The second phase of the “Eat, Shop, Spend” economic stimulus package will limit the number of those registered at a maximum of 2 million but will offer more cash back for spending, Charnkit Detvitak, vice minister attached to the PM’s Office has said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129464-‘eat-shop-spend’-second-phase-to-offer-more-cash-back/

 

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Collapse of Chinese buyer hits Thai rubber suppliers hard

By THE NATION

 

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The fluctuations in the price of rubber is caused by many factors, such as the US-China trade dispute which has led to banks restricting loans to rubber companies, while farmers are being forced to sell their products at a lower price to secure revolving funds for next year’s crop, a senior official said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129465-collapse-of-chinese-buyer-hits-thai-rubber-suppliers-hard/

 

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Fears expressed over spread of rubber leaf drop disease

By THE NATION

 

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Pichet Prommul

 

The chief executive of the International Rubber Consortium (IRCO) Pichet Prommul on Friday expressed concern at the spread of rubber leaf drop disease in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129466-fears-expressed-over-spread-of-rubber-leaf-drop-disease/

 

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Kiradech finishes strong to stay within striking reach

By THE NATION

 

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat

 

Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat birdied three of his closing five holes for a third straight 3-under 69 to move into tied seventh place at the US$9.75 million THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129468-kiradech-finishes-strong-to-stay-within-striking-reach/

 

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It’s all go in the ring as the ONE championship heads home to Singapore

By THE NATION

 

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Reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand is to defend his World Title against countryman Saemapetch Fairtex next month as the ONE Championship returns to Singapore for “ONE: Edge of Greatness”.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129469-it’s-all-go-in-the-ring-as-the-one-championship-heads-home-to-singapore/

 

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Johnson will ask for Brexit delay after losing parliament vote -EU official

By William James, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain's departure from the European Union, an EU official said, with the British prime minister obliged to ask for a delay after losing a vote in parliament.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129470-johnson-will-ask-for-brexit-delay-after-losing-parliament-vote-eu-official/

 

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Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

By Tuvan Gumrukcu

 

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish army vehicles are moving on a road near the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/File Photo

 

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129471-erdogan-says-turkey-to-resume-syria-offensive-if-truce-deal-falters/

 

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City back to winning ways as VAR hogs limelight

By Neil Robinson

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City kept up their pursuit of leaders Liverpool with a routine 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on a day when VAR stole the Premier League headlines with a series of decisions that left supporters baffled and managers incensed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129473-city-back-to-winning-ways-as-var-hogs-limelight/

 

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FA Cup clash abandoned due to alleged racist behaviour of fans

 

(Reuters) - An English FA Cup fourth qualifying round match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on Saturday due to the alleged racist abuse suffered by Haringey's players.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129474-fa-cup-clash-abandoned-due-to-alleged-racist-behaviour-of-fans/

 

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Seven-try All Blacks outclass Ireland to reach World Cup semis

By Greg Stutchbury

 

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Rugby Union - Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2019 - Quarter Final - New Zealand v Ireland - Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - October 19, 2019 New Zealand's Aaron Smith scores their first try REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - New Zealand sent out an emphatic message that they will not relinquish their Rugby World Cup title lightly as they outclassed Ireland 46-14 in their last eight-clash on Saturday and set up a semi-final clash with England.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129475-seven-try-all-blacks-outclass-ireland-to-reach-world-cup-semis/

 

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May strikes twice as dominant England crush Wallabies 40-16

By Nick Mulvenney

 

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OITA, Japan (Reuters) - Winger Jonny May scored two tries in three first-half minutes as England underlined their World Cup credentials with a dominant 40-16 win over Australia on Saturday to set up a semi-final against reigning champions New Zealand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129476-may-strikes-twice-as-dominant-england-crush-wallabies-40-16/

 

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