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US-Thai defence treaty looks to cement alliance in 21st century

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper with the new defence alliance treaty on Sunday (November 17) in Bangkok.

 

Thailand and the United States have signed a defence treaty to enable stability, prosperity and sustainability in the Indo-Pacific region “in support of an inclusive and rules-based international order”.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134446-us-thai-defence-treaty-looks-to-cement-alliance-in-21st-century/

 

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Future Forward mounts offensive ‘Against the Tide’

By The Nation

 

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The party also is determined to defend itself against allegations that its members “hate their own nation”.

 

The Future Forward Party has started to campaign “Against the Tide” (yu-mai pen inThai) in an effort to stem further political polarisation between conservative and liberal voters.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134447-future-forward-mounts-offensive-‘against-the-tide’/

 

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Future Forward facing wave of lawsuits

By The Nation

 

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

 

As ruling by the Constitutional Court is looming, Krungthepturakij political reporters are gathering information of multiple charges against key leaders of key  Future Forward Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134448-future-forward-facing-wave-of-lawsuits/

 

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Govt to sell Bt5 billion bonds to public as ‘New Year’s gift’

By The Nation

 

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The government is issuing Bt20 bonds for sale to the public as a New Year gift for individuals and seniors in order to support the ageing society through higher returns, the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134450-govt-to-sell-bt5-billion-bonds-to-public-as-‘new-year’s-gift’/

 

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Six Mekong countries join mission to fight narcotics trade

By The Nation

 

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Six countries from the Mekong region have signed an agreement to jointly crack down on drugs, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134203-mekong-countries-and-un-agree-to-jointly-fight-drug-scourge/?do=findComment&comment=14775150

 

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State department finds technology to extract rare earth minerals from waste

By THE NATION

 

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A new technology has been developed to extract rare earth minerals from electronic products waste in order to serve the needs of high-tech industries, especially those in the Eastern Economic Corridor, the Department of Primary Industries and Mines said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134451-dept-of-primary-industries-finds-technology-to-extract-rare-earth-minerals-from-waste/

 

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Kingsgate gold mine arbitration with Thailand to be moved to Singapore

 

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Kingsgate Consolidated Limited of Australia and the Thai government have agreed to change the location of the arbitration hearings over the closure of gold mine operations in Thailand, from Hong Kong to Singapore, due to the intensifying protests in the Chinese territory.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134452-kingsgate-gold-mine-arbitration-with-thailand-to-be-moved-to-singapore/

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Royal rainmakers halt Phuket cloud-seeding operations

By The Phuket News

 

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Bang Neow Dum reservoir in Srisoonthorn, central Phuket. Photo PR Dept

 

PHUKET: The royal rainmaking division for Southern Thailand has ceased its operations to seed clouds over Phuket to fill the island’s main reservoirs due to the annual northeast monsoon settling in and for its aircraft to undergo maintenance.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134453-royal-rainmakers-halt-phuket-cloud-seeding-operations/

 

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Phuket Opinion: This cannot be tolerated

By The Phuket News

 

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Gen Jaruwat in announcing the arrests got one thing right: ‘This cannot be tolerated’. Photos: Eakkapop Thongtub / Royal Thai Police

 

PHUKET: Of all the news reported this past week, least expected was the arrest of four people for human trafficking and child exploitation for operating a gang of child hawkers – selling of all things coconut water – at night venues.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134454-phuket-opinion-this-cannot-be-tolerated/

 

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Libong Island’s whale shark may have died from cardiac arrest

 

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Photo from กรมทรัพยากรทางทะเลและชายฝั่ง (ทช.)

 

A whale shark, which was found dead in the sea near Libong Island of Thailand’s southern coastal province of Trang, has been found to have died from cardiac arrest after its tail became entangled in a rope.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134455-libong-island’s-whale-shark-may-have-died-from-cardiac-arrest/

 

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