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The week that was in Thailand news: When it rains it pours! Thailand facing its own "Annus Horribilis"

 

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It is far from the monsoon season in the upper reaches of Thailand yet the disastrous start to the new year on so many levels makes it appear that the rain has already started gushing down on the kingdom....and some! The country is in the grip of the mother of all monsoons.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148469-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-when-it-rains-it-pours-thailand-facing-its-own-annus-horribilis/

 

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Scheduled blackout to hit Srisoonthorn

 

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Areas affected by the outage include the yet-to-open prison in Bang Jo. Photo: PEA

 

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Srisoonthorn on Tuesday (Feb 18) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148531-scheduled-blackout-to-hit-srisoonthorn/

 

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Kamala canal runs black despite new B58mn wastewater-treatment plant coming online

By Khunanya Wanchanwet

 

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The Pak Bang Canal through Kamala is black again. Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: The Deputy Chief of the Kamala Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), Nopporn Karuna, claims that the black water in the Pak Bang Canal that runs through Kamala is clean after it has been passed through the wastewater-treatment plant that has now been installed across the canal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148532-kamala-canal-runs-black-despite-new-b58mn-wastewater-treatment-plant-coming-online/

 

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Thailand Post increases preventive measures against Covid-19

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand Post has employed occupational health and safety measures within its facilities to protect both customers and staff from the new coronavirus (Covid-19), Kalong Subsa-ard, chief operations officer and acting managing director of Thailand Post Co Ltd, said this week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148533-thailand-post-increases-preventive-measures-against-covid-19/

 

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Forest Department to file charges against MP Pareena over alleged land encroachment

By THE NATION

 

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Pareena Kraikup

 

The Royal Forest Department (RFD) will file charges against Ratchaburi member of Parliament Pareena Kraikup of the ruling Phalang Pracharat Party after months of investigation revealed that her Khao Son 2 chicken farm in Rangbua subdistrict in the the Jombeung district allegedly encroached on protected forestland.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148534-forest-department-to-file-charges-against-mp-pareena-over-alleged-land-encroachment/

 

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Army to return three recreational facilities to Finance Ministry

By The Nation

 

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The Army will return three recreational projects occupying over 1 million rai to the Finance Ministry’s Treasury Department as part of its reform measures.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148535-army-to-return-three-recreational-facilities-to-finance-ministry/

 

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Navy, Air Force also asked to return state land

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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The Finance Ministry has asked the Royal Thai Navy and Air Force to follow the Army and return state land holdings, a senior official said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148537-navy-air-force-also-asked-to-return-state-land/

 

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Linette and up-and-coming teenage Kung to square off in Thailand Open final

By THE NATION

 

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Swiss teenager Leonie Kung

 

Hua Hin - Magda Linette of Poland and Swiss teenager Leonie Kung will face off in the WTA Thailand Open final on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148538-linette-and-up-and-coming-teenage-kung-to-square-off-in-thailand-open-final/

 

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Self-screening form offers quick Covid-19 evaluation for people

By The Nation

 

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Photo Credit: Nation Photo - Anant Chantarasoot

 

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) joined hands with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) and Department of Disease Control as well as the Ministry of Public Health to create a Covid-19 self-screening form as a tool for people to check whether they have a chance to be infected by Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148539-self-screening-form-offers-quick-covid-19-evaluation-for-people/

 

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Community-based energy policies being encouraged in Northeast

By The Nation

 

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Minister of Energy Sontirat Sontijirawong and the ministry’s board of directors went to Sakon Nakhon and nearby provinces in the Northeast on Friday (February 14) to hand over community-based energy policies to Provincial Energy Offices and authorities under the ministry for driving the grass roots economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148540-community-based-energy-policies-being-encouraged-in-northeast/

 

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Chinese tourist in France becomes first to die in Europe of coronavirus

By Winni Zhou and Michel Rose

 

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Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

 

SHANGHAI/PARIS (Reuters) - An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has shut Chinese factories, curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148541-chinese-tourist-in-france-becomes-first-to-die-in-europe-of-coronavirus/

 

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Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

 

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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

 

MUNICH (Reuters) - Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook <FB.O> CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148542-treat-us-like-something-between-a-telco-and-a-newspaper-says-facebooks-zuckerberg/

 

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Mane cracks Norwich resistance as Liverpool go 25 points clear

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Liverpool - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - February 15, 2020 Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Chris Radburn

 

NORWICH, England (Reuters) - Liverpool's Sadio Mane marked his return from injury with a late goal to break Norwich City's resistance and secure a 1-0 win on Saturday to extend his side's Premier League lead to 25 points.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148543-mane-cracks-norwich-resistance-as-liverpool-go-25-points-clear/

 

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Flights canceled amid flood alerts as second storm in week hits Britain

 

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Waves crash over houses in the Cornwall's village St Agnes, Britain February 15, 2020 in this still image obtained from social media video. OSCAR MILLER/via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The second storm in a week hit Britain on Saturday, prompting flooding alerts for many parts of the country and disrupting flights and train services just as many schools start their half-term holidays.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148544-flights-canceled-amid-flood-alerts-as-second-storm-in-week-hits-britain/

 

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Attackers kill 31 in Mali village, after massacre last year at same site

 

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FILE PHOTO: French soldiers patrol in the streets of Gossi, Mali, July 30, 2019. Picture taken July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

 

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 31 people were killed on Friday in an attack on a village that was the scene last year of Mali's worst civilian massacre in recent memory, the government said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148546-attackers-kill-31-in-mali-village-after-massacre-last-year-at-same-site/

 

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