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Thai protesters demand action as air pollution clouds Bangkok

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Environmental activists rally to demand rights to clean air, near the Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, as the country struggles to contain worsening air pollution January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Dozens of activists held a rare protest on Thursday over air pollution in Bangkok, a day after Thai officials closed schools due to concern over the impact.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144797-thai-protesters-demand-action-as-air-pollution-clouds-bangkok/

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Will there be more twists in gold shop killings?

 

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Everyone following one of the most brutal and deadliest robberies in recent Thai history was expecting anything but what has actually been panning out. When a respected, good-looking and well-mannered school director said just a few days ago that he wanted the bad guy to be busted, nobody thought he would become the prime suspect himself.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144763-will-there-be-more-twists-in-gold-shop-killings/

 

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Constitutional Court ruling sought on passage of FY2020 budget

By The Nation

 

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Chuan Leekpai

 

President of the National Assembly Chuan Leekpai on Thursday (January 23), submitted a request to the Constitutional Court, seeking its ruling on the verification of the Bt3.2 trillion budget bill for fiscal year 2020 after two Bhumjaithai MPs (Chalong Toedweerapong and Natee Ratchakitprakarn) were accused of casting their vote without being present during the voting process.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144819-constitutional-court-ruling-sought-on-passage-of-fy2020-budget/

 

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Chinese tourist, quarantined with new coronavirus, goes home

By The Nation

 

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A 74-year-old female Chinese tourist who carried the new coronavirus has fully recovered and returned home on Wednesday night (January 22), Dr Sopon Iamsirithaworn, director of the communicable diseases division at the Ministry of Public Health, said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144820-chinese-tourist-quarantined-with-new-coronavirus-goes-home/

 

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Private sector to help tackle air pollution

By THE NATION

 

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Kalin Sarasin

 

The private sector will brainstorm on ways to tackle the problem of PM2.5 particulate matter in the next few days, said Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144822-private-sector-to-help-tackle-air-pollution/

 

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Pressure on agencies to start investing now so economy can revive

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

 

A government committee tasked with accelerating trade and investment has urged the agencies involved to start pouring money into key projects.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144823-pressure-on-agencies-to-start-investing-now-so-economy-can-revive/

 

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Govt in disarray over 'further delay' to FY2020 budget

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

 

A possible further delay to the passage of the budget bill for fiscal 2020 into law has sent the government into a panic mode, in fear of severe economic impact.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144824-govt-in-disarray-over-further-delay-to-fy2020-budget/

 

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Farmers burning sugarcane face additional fees for milling their crop

 

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Sugarcane growers, who burn their crops before harvesting, will be charged 30 baht/tonne for the burnt sugarcane delivered to sugar mills, while the mills will be levied 12 baht/tonne for accepting burnt cane exceeding the set limits.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144826-farmers-burning-sugarcane-face-additional-fees-for-milling-their-crop/

 

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WHO says 'bit too early' to declare coronavirus a global emergency

By Stephanie Nebehay and Yawen Chen

 

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Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Train Station, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

 

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday it was "a bit too early" to declare a new coronavirus a global health emergency as China put millions of people on lockdown amid an outbreak that has killed 18 people and infected more than 630.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144827-who-says-bit-too-early-to-declare-coronavirus-a-global-emergency/

 

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Teen prodigy Kunlavut makes 1st World Tour quarter-final appearance

By The Nation

 

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Kunlavut Vitidsarn

 

Three-time world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn reached his first World Tour quarter-finals following a  21-11 18-21 21-10 over Soong Joo Ven of Malaysia in the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on January 23.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144828-teen-prodigy-kunlavut-makes-1st-world-tour-quarter-final-appearance/

 

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Suradit on birdie blitz to claim lead

By THE NATION

 

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Suradit Yongcharoenchai

 

Nakhon Ratchasima -  Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai flexed his iron game in sensational fashion with a 11-under-par 60 for a two-shot lead at the opening round of the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144829-suradit-on-birdie-blitz-to-claim-lead/

 

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World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

By Stephanie van den Berg and Ruma Paul

 

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Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor of Myanmar, Kyaw Tint Swe, attends the ruling in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

 

THE HAGUE/COX'S BAZAAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144830-world-court-orders myanmar to-protect-rohingya-from-acts-of-genocide/

 

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

By David Morgan, Richard Cowan and Patricia Zengerle

 

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to the media as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions constituted impeachment offences, but his fellow Republicans showed no signs of turning against him.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144831-democrats-use-words-of-trump-allies-against-him-in-impeachment-trial/

 

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Thai Airways joins Food Waste Management program

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thai Airways International has joined the Food Waste Management program initiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MSDHS) to minimize waste in food production, as the world is now faced with 1.3 billion tons of unmanageable food waste each year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144832-thai-airways-joins-food-waste-management-program/

 

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