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Thailand sees first case of pneumonia from e-cigarettes

By The Nation

 

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E-cigarettes have been blamed for breathing problems in a 48-year-old male patient admitted to a private hospital, Dr Asadang Ruaycharin, deputy director-general and a spokesman for the Department of Disease Control, said December 7.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137730-thailand-sees-first-case-of-pneumonia-from-e-cigarettes/

 

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Govt accused of fixing agenda of meeting on palm price guarantee

By The Nation

 

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A meeting to discuss the palm price guarantee scheme failed as the government had already fixed the agenda, Sittiporn Jariyapong, vice-chairman of the National Farmers Council, said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137732-govt-accused-of-fixing-agenda-of-meeting-on-palm-price-guarantee/

 

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New parliament way behind schedule

By The Nation

 

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Wilas Chanpitak

 

Wilas Chanpitak, former Democrat Party politician and the ex-chairman of the house committee on corruption prevention and suppression, told the press December 8 that the construction of the new parliament was way behind the schedule.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137734-new-parliament-way-behind-schedule/

 

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Prominent social critic offers moral support to leaders of Future Forward Party

By The Nation

 

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The three men had dinner together on December 2 and Sulak,centre, had posted on his Facebook page on December 3 a picture of the three sitting together in a restaurant.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137735-prominent-social-critic-offers-moral-support-to-leaders-of-future-forward-party/

 

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Brit sailor adrift on stricken yacht rescued off Koh Lipe

By The Phuket News

 

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Ian Munro, 63, from Plymouth, England, and his yacht ‘Stormwitch’ were both safely recovered. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

 

PHUKET: A 63-year-old British yachtsman sailing to Langkawi has been safely recovered by a Royal Thai Navy boat after the engine on the British sailor’s yacht failed, leaving him adrift in heavy weather off Koh Lipe, south of Phuket.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137736-brit-sailor-adrift-on-stricken-yacht-rescued-off-koh-lipe/

 

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Sticky rice vendor killed as motorbike struck by drunk pickup driver

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The deadly collision was on the busy Srisoothorn Rd in Baan Manik, Cherng Talay, this morning (Dec 8). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A 41-year-old worker drinking with friends on his day off will be charged with drunk driving causing death once he is sober enough to understand the charges against him, police confirmed today after a deadly collision with a motorbike rider on the busy Srisoonthorn Rd in Cherng Talay this morning (Dec 8).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137737-sticky-rice-vendor-killed-as-motorbike-struck-by-drunk-pickup-driver/

 

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Polish tourist and Thai female remain missing after kayak trip off Phuket

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTOS: Phuket People’s Voice

 

A helicopter has now joined the growing fleet of vessels who have been searching for a Polish tourist and a Thai woman. The pair disappeared after hiring kayaks with friends at Ya Nui Beach in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Search efforts resumed early this morning after a fruitless search last night.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137738-polish-tourist-and-thai-female-remain-missing-after-kayak-trip-off-phuket/

 

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More Indian tourists want to visit Phuket but limited airport slots make it impossible

By Pichayada Promchertchoo 

 

 

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PHUKET, Thailand: For many Indian tourists, the popular resort island of Phuket has recently become more attractive than ever before. Within four to five hours, they can now fly to the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’ directly from India, without a stopover in the capital Bangkok or other countries such as Singapore or Malaysia.  

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137740-more-indian-tourists-want-to-visit-phuket-but-limited-airport-slots-make-it-impossible/

 

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Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um

 

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FILE PHOTO: Tun Myat Naing, commander-in-chief of the Arakan Army, in Myanmar's Shan State, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer -/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137741-thailand delays-deporting-family-of-rakhine-insurgent-leader/

 

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The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand’s Lungs

The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a ban on imports, Thailand is a center of the business.

By Hannah Beech and Ryn Jirenuwat

 

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KOH KHANUN, Thailand — Crouched on the ground in a dimly lit factory, the women picked through the discarded innards of the modern world: batteries, circuit boards and bundles of wires.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137743-the-price-of-recycling-old-laptops-toxic-fumes-in-thailand’s-lungs/

 

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Elon Musk could face defamation retrial as Brit diver's lawyer claims jury blundered

EXCLUSIVE: The Tesla founder had a spat with diver Vernon Unsworth over the rescue of 12 boys trapped in a flooded Thai cave in June 2018

By Alan Selby

 

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The Tesla founder had a spat with diver Vernon Unsworth over the rescue of 12 boys trapped in a flooded Thai cave in June 2018 

 

Elon Musk could face a retrial in his defamation case after a lawyer for the Brit he branded “pedo guy” claimed the jury blundered.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137744-elon-musk-could-face-defamation-retrial-as-brit-divers-lawyer-claims-jury-blundered/

 

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Thailand moves to fourth place in SEA Games after winning 18 golds in one day

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

 

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Thailand's sailing team with their gold medals.

 

After a slow and quiet week, Thailand finally lived up to the expectations of sports fans by sweeping 18 gold medals for a total of 41 golds in the SEA Games on Saturday in the Philippines.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137745-thailand-moves-to-fourth-place-in-sea-games-after-winning-18-golds-in-one-day/

 

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Prawn selling campaign helping Thai farmers

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - The Department of Internal Trade has devised a campaign with the Thai Aquaculture Association and Makro stores to sell prawns at special prices, to help prawn farmers raise their incomes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137746-prawn-selling-campaign-helping-thai-farmers/

 

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BAY releases Economic Outlook 2020 report

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - The impact of the ongoing trade war between China and the United States on the Thai economy has become more apparent, with Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) downgrading the country’s economic growth outlook this year from 2.9% to 2.4%.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137748-bay-releases-economic-outlook-2020-report/

 

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