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US-China deal a relief for global economy but Thailand faces political challenges

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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Thanathorn and his large crowd of supporters held a brief protest against the latest EC move on Saturday in downtown Bangkok and they vowed to intensify their fight against alleged dictatorship on streets next year.

 

External risk may decrease following the easing of US-China trade tensions, but domestic political risks may rise, an economist warned while a stock analyst advisee investors to go back to basics by diversifying their investment portfolio.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138860-us-china-deal-a-relief-for-global-economy-but-thailand-faces-political-challenges/

 

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Thai wunderkind 'Milk' flies high in droning competition

By The Nation

 

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Photo credit: FAI Drones official facebook

 

Twelve-year-old Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong of Thailand once again won the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship grand final in Xiangshan Ningbo, a coastal city in the southeast of China about 300km from Shanghai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138863-thai-wunderkind-milk-flies-high-in-droning-competition/

 

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Sunn Hemp draws visitors to Trang

By The Nation

 

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The Na Khao Sia subdistrict in Trang province has just opened a new tourist attraction to welcome the new year with Sunn Hemp’s field on both sides of the road for over 800 metres, amid the backdrop of green mountains.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138864-sunn-hemp-draws-visitors-to-trang/

 

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Ex-senator Rosana announces her candidature for Bangkok governor

 

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Former senator and consumer protection campaigner Rosana Tositrakul has announced her intention to compete in the forthcoming Bangkok governor’s election as an independent candidate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138865-ex-senator-rosana-announces-her-candidature-for-bangkok-governor/

 

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Future Forward party on the offensive against the Election Commission

 

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Future Forward deputy spokesman Nattacha Boonchai-insawat said that the party has decided to double the number of legal advisors to defend the party in the Constitutional Court against the Election Commission’s (EC) recommendation to disband the party over the 191 million baht loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138866-future-forward-party-on-the-offensive-against-the-election-commission/

 

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Baby dumped on the steps of a bank in Rawai, Phuket

By The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Phuket Newshawk/Phuket Hotnews

 

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On December 13, at about 4pm, Chalong police received a report about a baby found abandoned in front of Siam Commercial Bank, in Rawai.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138869-baby-dumped-on-the-steps-of-a-bank-in-rawai-phuket/

 

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Phuket Opinion: Gasping for marine safety

By The Phuket News

 

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A Tourist Police officers looks out the search area marked out on a chart at Yanui Beach earlier this week. Photo: Tourist Police

 

PHUKET: The number of tourists who died while engaging in nothing more than normal water-related tourist activities over the past month were enough for not only the Commander of the Royal Thai Navy base in Phuket to step up last week and say his piece about what was required to make Phuket safer for tourists, but also the commander of entire country’s Tourist Police Bureau.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138870-phuket-opinion-gasping-for-marine-safety/

 

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Grab Taxi expected to be made legal in Thailand in March 2020

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government is taking steps to legalize Grab services, expected to be effective from March 2020, beginning with the Grab taxi service. The Grab motorcycle service is pending further study.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138871-grab-taxi-expected-to-be-made-legal-in-thailand-in-march-2020/

 

 

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No-drunk-driving campaign launched to reduce New Year road accidents

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Various agencies have launched a no-drunk-driving campaign during the New Year festival, to raise awareness of social responsibility among car drivers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138872-no-drunk-driving-campaign-launched-to-reduce-new-year-road-accidents/

 

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KBank bids for licences in Idonesia, Myanmar Vietnam

By THE NATION

 

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Kattiya Indaravijaya

 

Kasikornbank (KBank) has applied for a licence to open a branch each in Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar as part of its continued overseas business expansion, president Kattiya Indaravijaya said on Friday (December 13).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138873-kbank-bids-for-licences-in-idonesia-myanmar-vietnam/

 

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Top Democrats make case for Republicans to endorse Trump impeachment

By Sarah N. Lynch and David Lawder

 

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House Judiciary Committee Charman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., votes to approve the second article of impeachment against President Donald Trump during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2019. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives made a last-minute pitch to Republicans on Sunday for why they should put partisanship aside and vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1138874-top-democrats-make-case-for-republicans-to-endorse-trump-impeachment/

 

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