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Five MPs claim land ownership based on flimsy proof

By The Nation

 

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Pareena Kraikup

 

If it’s true that Ratchaburi MP Pareena Kraikup of the Phalang Pracharath Party cannot verify legal ownership a substantial amount of land in her province, she appears to be far from alone among elected politicians.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134942-five-mps-claim-land-ownership-based-on-flimsy-proof/

 

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Thai officials hold successful talks with China on veg exports

By THE NATION

 

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Thai officials held successful talks with their Chinese counterparts to reduce obstacles faced in the export of Thai vegetables.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134943-thai-officials-hold-successful-talks-with-china-on-veg-exports/

 

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Gov’t to nominate Songkran as intangible cultural heritage

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Continuing our stories on natural resource conservation, the Cabinet has agreed to nominate Khorat Geopark for consideration by UNESCO as a world geopark. On the conservation of local arts and culture, the Ministry of Culture will be proposing to the Cabinet the nomination of the Songkran Festival as an aspect of intangible cultural heritage to the UNESCO.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134944-gov’t-to-nominate-songkran-as-intangible-cultural-heritage/

 

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Some GSB services to close for maintenance this weekend

By THE NATION

 

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Government Savings Bank (GSB) will temporarily close down some of its services namely CBS, ESB and MyMo for system maintenance on Saturday November 23 and again on Sunday November 24 between 1am and 8am (seven hours each day on both days), its president Chatchai Payuhanaveechai said on Tuesday (November 19).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134946-some-gsb-services-to-close-for-maintenance-this-weekend/

 

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MRT unveils ‘Christmas gift’ for Bangkok commuters

By THE NATION

 

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The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT), complying with government policy to ease the cost of living, will lower fares on its Purple Line as well as the cost of 30-day advanced tickets starting on December 25.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134950-mrt-unveils-‘christmas-gift’-for-bangkok-commuters/

 

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TAT plans grandest countdown at ICONSIAM

By THE NATION

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has teamed up with public and private partners, as well as communities along the Chao Phraya River for "Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020", promised to be the grandest and most spectacular event in welcoming in the New Year.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134951-tat-plans-grandest-countdown-at-iconsiam/

 

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Dead-end: Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh

By Krishna N. Das

 

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Rohingya refugees who were intercepted by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency off Langkawi island, are escorted in their boat as they are handed over to immigration authorities, at the Kuala Kedah ferry jetty in Malaysia April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

 

PENANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134953-dead-end-rohingya-in-malaysia-warn-against-fleeing-from-bangladesh/

 

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Twitter says Conservatives misled public, minister says voters 'don't give a toss'

By Estelle Shirbon

 

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Conservative leader Boris Johnson speaks during a televised debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of general election in London, Britain, November 19, 2019. Jonathan Hordle/ITV/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Twitter accused Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday of misleading the public during a televised election debate, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said voters did not care about the cut and thrust of social media.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134954-twitter-says-conservatives-misled-public-minister-says-voters-dont-give-a-toss/

 

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U.S. to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrols

By Phil Stewart, James Pearson

 

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews the Vietnamese guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

 

HANOI (Reuters) - The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi’s ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134956-us-to-provide-ship-to-vietnam-to-boost-south-china-sea-patrols/

 

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New front opens in Australian bushfires, power cut to thousands

By Colin Packham

 

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NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight a fire as it burns close to property on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road at Colo Heights, north west of Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Electricity firms cut off power to thousands of people, more than 100 schools were closed and residents in high risk regions sought shelter on Wednesday as Australia’s devastating bushfires opened up a new front.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134958-new-front-opens-in-australian-bushfires-power-cut-to-thousands/

 

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Michael Jackson lawsuits to 'reopen after two boys accuse star of molestation'

By Sam Elliott

 

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Wade Robson and James Safechuck accused the icon of molesting them (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

 

A California appeals court appears likely to re-open lawsuits filed by Wade Robson and James Safechuck against music superstar Michael Jackson.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134960-michael-jackson-lawsuits-to-reopen-after-two-boys-accuse-star-of-molestation/

 

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Henry Cavill Says He's Still Superman

By James White

 

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Henry Cavill's status as Clark Kent, AKA Superman, would seem to be very much up in the air of late. Warner Bros. and DC have no current solid plans for a new standalone Supes film, and he wasn't used for the (spoiler alert) the quick Kal-El cameo in Shazam!. Yet according to the man himself, he's still very much in the role.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134961-henry-cavill-says-hes-still-superman/

 

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Julia Roberts 'was first choice' to play black abolitionist Harriet Tubman

By Bethany Minelle

 

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Julia Roberts was floated as an idea to play American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman

 

Julia Roberts was the first actress to be suggested to play the role of slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman, according to the scriptwriter of a film about her life.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134964-julia-roberts-was-first-choice-to-play-black-abolitionist-harriet-tubman/

 

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Uttama signals launch of new stimulus measures

By THE NATION

 

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Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said today (November 20) that the government may launch additional measures to help lift the economy before 2020.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134970-uttama-signals-launch-of-new-stimulus-measures/

 

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‘Feast’ of Thai wildlife seized at Cambodia border

By The Nation

 

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A man has been arrested in Sa Kaeo allegedly in possession of 36 bags of tortoises, seven bags of softshell turtles and 180 boxes containing snakes and monitor lizards loaded onto a pickup truck and waiting to be sold to Cambodian traders

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134971-‘feast’-of-thai-wildlife-seized-at-cambodia-border/

 

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