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Industry ministry warns of one-sided info on factory closures

By THE NATION

 

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In response to recent news of factory closures and consequent terminations of employment, the Ministry of Industry’s deputy spokesman, Krichanont Iyapunya today made the point that the Ministry had received more requests for new factories than notifications of closures, saying that between January 1 to November 12 of 2019, there were 1,391 requests to close factories and 2,889 requests to open new ones.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133917-industry-ministry-warns-of-one-sided-info-on-factory-closures/

 

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Wealthy restaurant owner goes to police: What happened to my five million deposit?
 
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A well known Thai restaurateur in Samut Prakarn went to the police yesterday evening to tell them that 5 million baht had gone missing from a 12 month fixed deposit account. 
 
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New English language radio station to launch in Chiang Mai

 

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A dynamic new concept for radio in English language in Thailand has just been launched in Chiang Mai. It is a collaboration between Creative Chili Co,. Ltd. and Saucy Media Asia Co,. Ltd Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133926-new-english-language-radio-station-to-launch-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Thailand road carnage: Horror accident leaves three dead in Ratchaburi

 

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Horrific pictures on the site of 77kaoded showed the aftermath of an accident on the Petchkasem highway near the "Meuan Fan" U-turn in Pak Thor district of Ratchaburi. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133928-thailand-road-carnage-horror-accident-leaves-three-dead-in-ratchaburi/

 

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Thai road carnage continues: 73 perish in one day but there may be more
 
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Daily News reported that 73 people were reported killed on Thai roads on Tuesday. 
 
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Swedish businessman sues Future Forward MP over BMW fraud

By The Nation

 

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Swedish businessman Casper Bartholdi, 34, on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division against Jaruk Srion, a Future Forward party MP, Jaruk’s brother and Thai Thanayontakarn Co for fraud.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133932-swedish-businessman-sues-future-forward-mp-over-bmw-fraud/

 

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Cars in movies: Which ones do you remember best?

Research shows the DeLorean is the most memorable; the Alfa in The Graduate didn't do so well

 David Buckley  

 

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Some movie extras – the car a character drives for instance – are so significant that they come to be synonymous with the film.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133944-cars-in-movies-which-ones-do-you-remember-best/

 

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Popular Thai Beaches Pricier Than European Resorts: It’s Not Just About the Higher Baht

Raini Hamdi, Skift

 

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It’s easy to blame the baht as the butt of the problem for a decline in European arrivals to Thailand. The issues are wider and deeper than just currency appreciation.

— Raini Hamdi

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133951-popular-thai-beaches-pricier-than-european-resorts-it’s-not-just-about-the-higher-baht/

 

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Thailand Says It’s Seeking to Freely Allow Medical Marijuana

By Anuchit Nguyen

 

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Thailand is speeding up legal changes to liberalize its nascent medical marijuana industry, according to the country’s health minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133958-thailand-says-it’s-seeking-to-freely-allow-medical-marijuana/

 

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10 essential Twitter accounts to follow

How Twitter can help in your daily life and time of need

 

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Bangkok, 13 November 2019  Whatever is happening wherever in the world, it's happening on Twitter. An interest-based platform where users are the first to discover and try new things, Twitter is the first and foremost when it comes to breaking news and immediate reaction. 

 

Info: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133964-10-essential-twitter-accounts-to-follow/

 

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Ample water assured on southern wildlife reserve

By THE NATION

 

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Wildlife in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve now has an assured source of water for the dry season ahead after more than 100 cement ponds were installed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133973-korat-ample-water-assured-on-southern-wildlife-reserve/

 

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UK shoppers unexpectedly rein in spending, adding to slowdown signs in economy

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - British consumers, whose spending has helped the economy through the Brexit crisis, cut back on their shopping in October, according to official data which added to signs of weak overall economic growth.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134004-uk-shoppers-unexpectedly-rein-in-spending-adding-to-slowdown-signs-in-economy/

 

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Brexit Party's Farage dismisses calls to stand down in Labour seats

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday dismissed demands to stand down candidates fighting the Labour Party, saying his main aim was to win seats in parliament to hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account over Brexit.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134005-brexit-partys-farage-dismisses-calls-to-stand-down-in-labour-seats/

 

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EU citizens warned over missing Brexit residency deadline

By Andrew MacAskill

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is threatening to deport European Union citizens if they fail to apply on time for a new immigration status after Brexit and will only grant leniency in exceptional circumstances, according to people briefed on the plans.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134007-eu-citizens-warned-over-missing-brexit-residency-deadline/

 

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China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020

By Martin Pollard

 

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HUAILAI, China (Reuters) - China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134008-china-completes-crucial-landing-test-for-first-mars-mission-in-2020/

 

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Should people be paid for sharing their personal data online?

By Umberto Bacchi

 

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From tagging photos on Facebook to driving with Google Maps, people should join forces in “data unions” to demand payment for letting online tools collect their data, according to an economist advocating for radical reforms to improve society.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134009-should-people-be-paid-for-sharing-their-personal-data-online/

 

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Thailand is ready to add more stimulus if needed - finance minister

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is ready to introduce additional measures to support Southeast Asia's second-largest economy if needed, as there remains high uncertainty next year, its finance minister said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134010-thailand-is-ready-to-add-more-stimulus-if-needed-finance-minister/

 

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Investors keen on EEC, but funding still limited

By The Nation

 

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Requests for support in investing in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) increased by 37 per cent in the first nine months of the year, expanding from 262 projects to 360, the Board of Investment (BOI) said this week.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134011-investors-keen-on-eec-but-funding-still-limited/

 

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Future Forward seeks end to mandatory military conscription

By THE NATION

 

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Members of the opposition Future Forward Party led by party-list MP Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchomphu have submitted a draft for a revised Conscription Act calling for military service to be voluntary except in dire circumstances.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134012-future-forward-seeks-end-to-mandatory-military-conscription/

 

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PM proposes holding world music festival to woo tourists

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has suggested that Thailand organise a music festival featuring the world’s leading musicians in order to woo music-loving tourists to the Kingdom.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134013-pm-proposes-holding-world-music-festival-to-woo-tourists/

 

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Network, road accident victims call for tougher traffic law

By The Nation

 

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Representatives from Life Quality Improvement Network and more than 30 victims of road accidents handed in a petition to the Prime Minister at the Government House today( November 14), seeking a strengthening of traffic law and measures to reduce accidents on the roads. The letter was received by Tewan Liptapallop, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, The visitors arranged 60 pairs of shoes into the slogan "STOP VICTIM", to raise awareness that 60 people are killed daily in traffic.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134014-network-road-accident-victims-call-for-tougher-traffic-law/

 

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Prostitution, the CIA, David Bowie and Patpong – Undercover in Bangkok infamous red light district

By Tim Newton

 

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Let’s start from the very beginning, a very good place to start. Where did Bangkok’s Patpong get its name?

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134016-prostitution-the-cia-david-bowie-and-patpong-–-undercover-in-bangkok-infamous-red-light-district/

 

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Major hotels planned for Phuket, Pattaya seen as boon for MICE trade

By THE NATION

 

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Integrated lifestyle real-estate group Asset World Corp (AWC) and Marriott International will bring three global brands to Pattaya and Phuket, aiming to create a new destination of world-class MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) hotels and facilities for both business and leisure travellers.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134019-major-hotels-planned-for-phuket-pattaya-seen-as-boon-for-mice-trade/

 

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Five suspects held in pre-dawn sweep in Yala province

 

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Security forces have been combing the Nang Chan mountain range, which straddles the borders of Muang district of Yala and Kok Po district of Pattani, to search for suspects involved in November 5 th attack on a defence outpost in Tambon Lam Phraya of Yala’s Muang district, killing 15 volunteers and injuring five others.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134020-five-suspects-held-in-pre-dawn-sweep-in-yala-province/

 

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Finance Ministry to launch tax refund app to boost tourism spending

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, said today the government plans to launch a tax refund mobile application by the end of this month in a bid to increase tourism spending.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134021-finance-ministry-to-launch-tax-refund-app-to-boost-tourism-spending/

 

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Ministry to launch volunteer projects to ease graduate unemployment

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has set aside 8.6 billion baht to help tackle unemployment among university graduates, the number of whom will reach 500,000 in the next four months.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134022-ministry-to-launch-volunteer-projects-to-ease-graduate-unemployment/

 

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Rice farmers have been warned to stop drying their crops on roads or face legal action.

 

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The instruction was issued today by the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial justice officer after a fatal road accident on November 10 th on a highway in Tambon Makha, Non Soong district.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134023-farmers-told-not-to-dry-crops-on-roads-following-fatal-road-accident/

 

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Labour Ministry sets 100,000 overseas worker target for 2020

 

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The Minister of Labour has urged support for the Department of Employment raising the target for the number of Thai workers sent abroad to 100,000 persons.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134024-labour-ministry-sets-100000-overseas-worker-target-for-2020/

 

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