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Thailand’s “agriculture 4.0” … a dream come true?




Suwit Traichok, a 60-year-old melon producer, was the pioneer of Thailand’s young smart farmers. Despite having a promising career and a decent salary in a well-established organization, Thai Airways International, he quit the job and moved to his hometown, in Ayutthaya province, to pursue his dream job in agriculture.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144026-thailand’s-“agriculture-40”-…-a-dream-come-true/


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Pheu Thai leader dismisses rumour of bribe to spare transport minister in censure debate




Pheu Thai party leader Sompong Amornvivat has quashed a rumour that key members of the party have been promised a 900 million baht project in exchange for dropping Transport Minister Saksayam from the list of ministers to be censured in the upcoming debate.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144027-pheu-thai-leader-dismisses-rumour-of-bribe-to-spare-transport-minister-in-censure-debate/


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Piyabutr urges members to switch to new party if Future Forward disbanded




Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has urged the party’s 60,000 members to switch to a new party to be formed if Future Forward is dissolved by the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, saying he is confident that the party will be disbanded.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144028-piyabutr-urges-members-to-switch-to-new-party-if-future-forward-disbanded/


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Exhaust and no wind blamed for Bangkok’s worsening air quality




Vehicular exhaust, accumulated since Friday evening when traffic was the worst of the week, compounded by a temperature inversion increased air pollution in and around Bangkok on Saturday, according to the Pollution Control Department.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144030-exhaust-and-no-wind-blamed-for-bangkok’s-worsening-air-quality/


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Mon Jam resort operators defy order to suspend operations


Resort operators at Doi Mon Jam, in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district, are defying an order, issued by the Mae Rim district office, to suspend their operations within 30 days of January 15th.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144031-mon-jam-resort-operators-defy-order-to-suspend-operations/


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UK's Harry and Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals

Michael Holden, Andy Bruce



FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London, Britain January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo


LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144034-uks-harry-and-meghan-to-drop-titles-and-retire-as-working-royals/


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UK PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants post-Brexit: Telegraph




Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson


(Reuters) - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Telegraph reported.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144039-uk-pm-johnson-to-impose-new-restrictions-on-low-skilled-migrants-post-brexit-telegraph/


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No Big Ben bongs: UK government plans light show to mark moment of Brexit




FILE PHOTO: British Union Jack flag flies in front of the clock face of Big Ben in London, Britain August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville


LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit, the government said on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144041-no-big-ben-bongs-uk-government-plans-light-show-to-mark-moment-of-brexit/


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Foreign powers to discuss ways out Libya crisis with rival camps

By Ulf Laessing and Humeyra Pamuk



A general view of the Chancellery, the host of the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse


BERLIN (Reuters) - Libyan rival camps and their foreign backers will attend a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to end a proxy war over the capital Tripoli and the oil producer, which has displaced 140,000 and now more than halved the country's crude output.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144044-foreign-powers-to-discuss-ways-out-libya-crisis-with-rival-camps/


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