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Thailand to closely monitor measles cases

By THE NATION

 

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In response to reports of measles in many regions around the world, the Department of Disease Control has instructed the Division of Epidemiology and Division of Vaccines Against Preventable Disease to closely monitor any signs of measles spreading in Thailand and neighboring countries, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the department’s director general, said yesterday (December 11).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138385-thailand-to-closely-monitor-measles-cases/

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Beware of balloons, health department chief warns

By THE NATION

 

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The chief of the Department of Health has warned people of the danger of balloons, including the risk of fatality, after a case of a balloon exploding in Kanchanaburi province on December 5.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138395-beware-of-balloons-health-department-chief-warns/

 

 

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Water agency to pursue new strategies amid climate change challenge

By The Nation

 

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The country's top water resources agency is considering applying environmental measures in water management strategy to cope with climate change in keeping with the agenda of a recent UN meeting.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138396-water-agency-to-pursue-new-strategies-amid-climate-change-challenge/

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Thai king completes coronation year with barge procession through old Bangkok

By Artorn Pookasook

 

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is carried on a sedan-chair after taking part in the Royal Barge procession near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Aboard a golden royal barge, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was rowed along the river winding through the oldest part of Bangkok on Thursday, as thousands of loyal Thais thronged the banks to see the final ritual of his drawn out coronation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138332-royal-barge-procession-mae-ya-nang-homage-begins/?do=findComment&comment=14851969

 

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Public group to study impact of junta's actions after 2014 coup

By THE NATION

 

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Anusorn Tamajai

 

A committee of people from different walks of life plans to study the impact of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s actions, and its use of power under Article 44 of the 2014 post-coup interim constitution.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138438-public-group-to-study-impact-of-juntas-actions-after-2014-coup/

 

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3-year-old Cambodian girl killed in construction site accident

By The Nation

 

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The three-year-old daughter of Cambodian workers was crushed to her death by a truck at a construction site, Muang Samut Prakan Police Station in Samut Prakan province were informed on Thursday (December 12).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138439-3-year-old-cambodian-girl-killed-in-construction-site-accident/

 

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New plant species resembling owl discovered in Tak

By The Nation

 

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Photo Credit: Sukid Rueangruea, Botanist of Office of the Forest Herbarium

 

A new plant species resembling an owl has been discovered by the Botanical Society of Thailand. The society posted on Facebook about the discovery on Wednesday (December 11). The new plant has been named “Phisawong Ta Nok Hook (mysterious owl’s eyes)” or “Thismia thaithongiana”.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138441-new-plant-species-resembling-owl-discovered-in-tak/

 

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Bangkok Bank enhances regional position with takeover of Indonesia's Permata

By THE NATION

 

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Bangkok Bank Plc announced today (December 12) its entry into a conditional share purchase agreement with Standard Chartered Bank (Standard Chartered) and PT Astra International Tbk (Astra) to acquire their aggregate 89.12 per cent shareholding in Indonesian bank PT Bank Permata Tbk (Permata).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138442-bangkok-bank-enhances-regional-position-with-takeover-of-indonesias-permata/

 

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The Year of two Rats for Thai economy

By Amonthep Chawla, Ph.D.
Head of Research, CIMB THAI Bank

 

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Amonthep Chawla

 

When exports decline along with softening global demand and the on-going trade war uncertainty, exporters would likely order less from manufacturers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138444-the-year-of-two-rats-for-thai-economy/

 

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Enough fiscal room to implement policies: Somkid

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, left

 

Thailand still has fiscal space to continue the government's policies and projects in the medium and long-terms without impact on the state coffers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138445-enough-fiscal-room-to-implement-policies-somkid/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Premchai detained while waiting for a bail ruling from the Supreme Court

 

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Italian-Thai Development’s Premchai Karnasuta has been detained at Thong Pha Phum district prison, together with two of his fellow accused, while awaiting a ruling by the Supreme Court on their bail application after being sentenced for illegal poaching of protected wildlife in the Thung Yai Narusuan wildlife sanctuary.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138343-appeals-court-upholds-16-month-prison-sentence-for-premchai/?do=findComment&comment=14851992

 

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Thailand’s first robot to help in epilepsy surgery cases unveiled

 

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The Medical Services Department has unveiled Thailand’s first robot created to help surgeons in brain surgery on patients afflicted with epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour or sensation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138447-thailand’s-first-robot-to-help-in-epilepsy-surgery-cases-unveiled/

 

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Rewards for reporting road violations now offered in Phuket

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) Chief Banyat Kantha. Photo: PLTO

 

PHUKET: People in Phuket who report motorists violating basic transport laws can now receive nearly 50% of the fine issued, Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) Chief Banyat Kantha has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138450-rewards-for-reporting-road-violations-now-offered-in-phuket/

 

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