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Thailand Live Sunday 8 Dec 2019

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The week that was in Thailand news: Lost in translation! It happens to us all from time to time!

 

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As regular readers will know I was a language flop at school - failing abysmally in French and German - even if I did show some aptitude in my native English tongue.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137588-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-lost-in-translation-it-happens-to-us-all-from-time-to-time/

 

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Thai chicken exporters have bright future

tewit kemtong

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - Thai chicken exporters have expressed confidence in the government and Thailand as ASEAN chair, and called for trade negotiations to increase the export volume to China, which is a major market with high purchasing power. Exporters also sought lenient conditions for loan extensions to agricultural and livestock operators.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137622-thai-chicken-exporters-have-bright-future/

 

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Ms. Pareena surrenders Sor Por Kor land she occupied

 

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Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt surrendered the 109 hectares of Sor Por Kor (land reform) land on which her chicken farm was built, to the Agricultural Land Reform Office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137623-ms-pareena-surrenders-sor-por-kor-land-she-occupied/

 

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New Economics party ready defect to Government coalition if invited

 

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The opposition New Economics party is ready to join the governing coalition, should such an invitation be extended by senior government figure, party leader Mr. Manoon Sivaphiromrat said today (Saturday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137624-new-economics-party-ready-defect-to-government-coalition-if-invited/

 

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Chuan orders probe into how MP facing arrest could attend House meeting

 

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House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered an investigation into why the parliament police did not arrest Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat of Kamphaeng Phet province when he attended a House meeting on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137625-chuan-orders-probe-into-how-mp-facing-arrest-could-attend-house-meeting/

 

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Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

By Tom Hals

 

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FILE PHOTO - SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture

 

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped U.S. defamation law with his willingness to defend at a high-stakes trial a lawsuit over an off-the-cuff tweet.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137626-musks-defamation-win-may-reset-legal-landscape-for-social-media/

 

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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

By Parisa Hafezi and David Brunnstrom

 

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FILE PHOTO: People attend a vigil for Xiyue Wang at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. September 15, 2017. Picture taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

 

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137627-united-states-and-iran-swap-prisoners-in-rare-act-of-cooperation/

 

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Tourists injured as van driver asleep at wheel runs red light, slams into another airport van

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The driver of the van carrying Chinese tourists to the airport said he started falling asleep at the wheel, leading to the accident. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET: Three Chinese tourists have been taken to Thalang Hospital after the passenger van taking them to Phuket International Airport slammed into another airport van at a major intersection on Thepkrasattri Rd early this morning (Dec 7).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137628-tourists-injured-as-van-driver-asleep-at-wheel-runs-red-light-slams-into-another-airport-van/

 

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Tourists safe after longtail boat swamped, left stranded in Phang Nga Bay

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The tourists were safely recovered from the island and brought back to the mainland last night (Dec 6). Photo: Phuket Tourist Police
 

PHUKET: Two Romanian tourists on holiday in Phuket are safe after the longtail boat they had hired for a sightseeing tour was swamped by a large wave the upper reaches of Phang Nga Bay late yesterday afternoon (Dec 6).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137629-tourists-safe-after-longtail-boat-swamped-left-stranded-in-phang-nga-bay/

 

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Parents call for answers after newborn’s finger cut at government hospital, starts to rot

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The little finger on baby Phakawadee's left hand was but while the bandage for a saline drip was being removed, say the parents. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET: The parents of a two-moth old baby girl have filed a formal complaint with the Phuket Provincial Damrongdhama Centre (Ombudsman’s Office) over a nurse at Vachira Phuket Hospital allegedly – albeit accidentally – snipping one of their baby’s fingers with a pair of scissors, leading to the end of the baby’s finger starting to rot.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137630-parents-call-for-answers-after-newborn’s-finger-cut-at-government-hospital-starts-to-rot/

 

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Motorists asked to ‘drive carefully’ as concrete sheets fall from Chalong Underpass walls

 

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One of the concrete ‘sound absorbing’ panels falling from the wall of the Chalong Underpass yesterday (Dec 6) nearly hit a car driving through. Screengrab: Courtesy of ‘Brian from Nai Harn’
 

PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Highways Office has urged motorists to “drive carefully” while passing through the Chalong Underpass for the next two weeks until a contractor can be called in to prevent more concrete sheets from plunging off the walls into traffic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137631-motorists-asked-to-‘drive-carefully’-as-concrete-sheets-fall-from-chalong-underpass-walls/

 

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Tourists flock to Huai Nam Dang in Chiang Mai as temperatures drop to 5°C

By THE NATION

 

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Bancha Ramsiri, head of Huai Nam Dang National Park in Chiang Mai province said on Saturday (December 7) that the temperature at the park has dropped to 5 degrees Celsius from 7 degrees yesterday, bringng many tourists to experience the cold weather and witness the beautiful scenery.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137634-tourists-flock-to-huai-nam-dang-in-chiang-mai-as-temperatures-drop-to-5°c/

 

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Straw mushrooms a life saver for Southern rubber growers

By THE NATION

 

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With the prices of rubber and palm oil so low, some farmers in Nuea Khlong district at Krabi province have turned to growing straw mushrooms, which bring in a daily revenue of Bt600 to Bt1000, Asara Chindapol, a mushroom growing pioneer, said yesterday (December 6).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137637-straw-mushrooms-a-life-saver-for-southern-rubber-growers/

 

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