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Australian man and former Nana nightclub owner acquitted of human trafficking

 

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A Sudanese-Australian man who used to manage a nightclub in the Nana area of Bangkok has been acquitted of human trafficking and procuring women for prostitution

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138252-australian-man-and-former-nana-nightclub-owner-acquitted-of-human-trafficking/

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Russian tourist arrivals hit 1mn, overall arrivals reach 32.51mn

By Anton Makhrov

 

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Russian are still heavyweights in Phuket's buoyant tourism industry. Photo: Miguel Discart / Flickr

 

PHUKET: Once again Russia became the first non-Asia tourist market to record 1mn visits to Thailand. Australia, the US and European countries are yet to make it.

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138215-russian-tourist-arrivals-hit-1mn-overall-arrivals-reach-3251mn/

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King Power lone bidder for duty-free concession at Don Mueang International Airport

By THE NATION

 

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King Power Duty Free of King Power Group was the only company submitting a bidding price for duty-free concession at Don Mueang International Airport, a senior official of Airports of Thailand said today (December 11).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138233-king-power-lone-bidder-for-duty-free-concession-at-don-mueang-international-airport/

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Thai electronics firm compensates exploited workers in rare award

By Nanchanok Wongsamuth

 

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Migrant workers from Myanmar test the quality of monitors as they work on a TV assembly line at a factory in Bangkok, Thailand July 22, 2019. Picture taken July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Burmese migrants who were illegally charged excessive recruitment fees to secure jobs at an electronics manufacturer in Thailand are being compensated in a rare award expected to spotlight a practice known to trap workers in modern slavery.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138286-thai-electronics-firm-compensates-exploited-workers-in-rare-award/

 

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Economy to pick up on state enterprises' investment

By THE NATION

 

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State enterprises' investment of around Bt100 billion in the current quarter will spur the local economy, said Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana yesterday (December 11) at an event hosted by Thansettakit newspaper.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138291-economy-to-pick-up-on-state-enterprises-investment/

 

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Lucky times in Hua Hin

By The Nation

 

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin brings its popular Chokedee Winter Market (Lucky Winter Market) back to town on December 26 and this year it is offering an even bigger and better line up of festive food, fun activities, fabulous merchants and free entertainment with a festive flair.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138292-lucky-times-in-hua-hin/

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Despite a few brilliant turns, Thailand fails to impress at the SEA Games

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

 

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Thailand sepak takraw team play against Malaysia.

 

Thailand fell short in their SEA Games mission, winning just 92 gold medals and will have to settle for third place behind Vietnam and overall winner Philippines as the curtain falls this evening on the 30th edition of the sporting event.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138293-despite-a-few-brilliant-turns-thailand-fails-to-impress-at-the-sea-games/

 

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Royal Forest Department and ALRO cannot agree which should proceed against Ms. Pareena

 

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The Royal Forest Department and the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) are still at the loggerheads over which of them will take legal action against Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, over her illegal occupation of 109 hectares of Sor Por Kor land in Chom Boeng district of Ratchaburi province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138294-royal-forest-department-and-alro-cannot-agree-which-should-proceed-against-ms-pareena/

 

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Court orders AOT to remove all barriers blocking access to Central Village Luxury Outlet

 

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Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court ordering the Airports of Thailand Company (AOT) to remove all the barricades on Highway 370 blocking access to and exit from the Central Village Luxury Outlet.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138295-court-orders-aot-to-remove-all-barriers-blocking-access-to-central-village-luxury-outlet/

 

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Finance minister assures Thai economy not critical, just slowing down

 

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Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana reaffirmed today that the Thai economy this year is just slowing down and is not in a critical situation, with the likelihood that it will pick up next year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138296-finance-minister-assures-thai-economy-not-critical-just-slowing-down/

 

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Another day of infamy for the EC – Piyabutr

 

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Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has called the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward party “another day of infamy” for this independent organization.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138297-another-day-of-infamy-for-the-ec-–-piyabutr/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Thai election panel wants opposition party dissolved over loans from leader

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, speaks during a news conference at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's election panel asked the Constitutional Court on Wednesday to dissolve the opposition Future Forward Party, accusing it of infringing laws governing political parties by accepting multimillion-dollar loans from its leader.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138198-ec-petitions-charter-court-to-dissolve-future-forward-over-thanathorn-loan/?do=findComment&comment=14849080

 

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With Netanyahu's fate in question, Israel heads to new election

By Jeffrey Heller

 

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Benny Gantz (left), leader of Blue and White party, at an election campaign event in Ashkelon, Israel, April 3, 2019, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiling at a polling station in Jerusalem, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File photo, Ariel Schalit/Pool via REUTERS

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel headed on Wednesday towards a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life for political survival after a criminal indictment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138300-with-netanyahus-fate-in-question-israel-heads-to-new-election/

 

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