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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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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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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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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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Public and private investments to prop up economic growth in 2020: central bank chief

By The Nation

 

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The global trade war and the steep appreciation of the baht are key risk factors for the Thai economy next year, according to economists.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134070-public-and-private-investments-to-prop-up-economic-growth-in-2020-central-bank-chief/

 

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Can charter amendment follow the 1997 formula?

 

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A “similar” process has been called for. The “situation”, however, is quite different. The paradox is that if the present Constitution is to be amended significantly, the only way to do it is to follow the highly-unorthodox 1997 methods. Can that happen?

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134071-can-charter-amendment-follow-the-1997-formula/

 

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Popemobile and Holy Chalice to be two highlights of Pope Francis’s visit to Thailand next week

 

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Pope Francis will travel in a locally-produced the open-top “Popemobile” during his visit to Thailand from November 20th to 23rd.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134072-popemobile-and-holy-chalice-to-be-two-highlights-of-pope-francis’s-visit-to-thailand-next-week/

 

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Man found dead in smoke-filled pickup, wife believes depression led to suicide

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police opened the pickup to find the cab thick with smoke. On the front passenger seat was a portable barbecue cooker with the charcoal in it still glowing. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A 24-year-old man whose body was found in his pickup truck parked in front of his rented room in central Phuket last night (Nov 13) is believed to have committed suicide in s fit of depression.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134073-man-found-dead-in-smoke-filled-pickup-wife-believes-depression-led-to-suicide/

 

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Finance Ministry to roll out supporting measures after factory closedowns

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Minister of Finance has revealed the ministry is ready to introduce measures to support the economy after many factories shut down because of the global economic situation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134076-finance-ministry-to-roll-out-supporting-measures-after-factory-closedowns/

 

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PM gives speech to athletes competing in SEA Games

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister has delivered a speech of well wishes to Thai athletes who will be competing in the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines, urging them to uphold the notion of sportsmanship and help promote Thai culture.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134077-pm-prayut-gives-speech-to-athletes-competing-in-sea-games/

 

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Thai students from Surat Thani win first prize at WRO 2019

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A group of Thai students have won seven awards at the World Robot Olympiad 2019, with students from Thepmitrsuksa School in Surat Thani province taking home the first prize.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134079-thai-students-from-surat-thani-win-first-prize-at-wro-2019/

 

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Mekong countries brainstorm drugs production suppression

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Signatories of the Safe Mekong Coordination Project have discussed suppression of substances used to produce narcotics, as some illicit producers have turned to chemicals instead of opium to produce amphetamines and meth.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134080-mekong-countries-brainstorm-drugs-production-suppression/?do=findComment&comment=14766313

 

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Thailand seizes 176 kg of crystal meth in treadmills bound for Japan

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai anti-narcotics officers have seized 176 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the metal frames of electric treadmills bound for Japan, police said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134081-thailand-seizes-176-kg-of-crystal-meth-in-treadmills-bound-for-japan/

 

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