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Future Forward accuses Prayut of involvement in Malaysian 1MDB scam

By The Nation

 

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Pannika Wanich

 

Future Forward Party spokesperson Pannika Wanich spent an hour and a half making their case against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for his performance over the last six years and four months without an opposition, in a censure debate arranged by the now-defunct opposition party on Sunday afternoon.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149817-future-forward-accuses-prayut-of-involvement-in-malaysian-1mdb-scam/

 

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Banned Thai opposition party says junta helped 1MDB cover-up

 

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Thai students and supporters protest against a court's decision that dissolved the country's second largest opposition Future Forward party, less than a year after an election to end direct military rule, at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A banned Thai opposition party on Sunday accused the former military junta of helping cover up Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, urging Thais to demand the truth ahead of a censure debate against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149817-future-forward-accuses-prayut-of-involvement-in-malaysian-1mdb-scam/?do=findComment&comment=15089687

 

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Thanathorn must take responsibility for his predicament: Chuwit

By The Nation

 

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Chuwit Kamolvisit, the former leader of Rak Prathet Thai Party which was dissolved in 2019, said “this country is fair” in a personal Facebook post reacting to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party by the Constitutional Court on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149819-thanathorn-must-take-responsibility-for-his-predicament-chuwit/

 

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Foreign Ministry defends dissolution verdict, urges foreign bodies to respect Thai sovereignty

By The Nation

 

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Thailand’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday defended the constitutional and legal process which led to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party even as countries and international organisations raised concerns over Friday’s verdict by the Constitutional Court. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149822-foreign-ministry-defends-dissolution-verdict-urges-foreign-bodies-to-respect-thai-sovereignty/

 

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Teachers, students, parents who travelled to six countries urged to stay at home for 14 days

By The Nation

 

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Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan

 

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said on Sunday (February 23) that the ministry has asked teachers and students who had travelled to six countries -- China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore -- to stay at home for 14 days.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149823-teachers-students-parents-who-travelled-to-six-countries-urged-to-stay-at-home-for-14-days/

 

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Environmental group opposes erosion barrier on Phuket’s Surin Beach

 

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Environmental academics have voiced opposition to a project, by a tambon administration organization in Phuket province, to build a beach erosion barrier on the famous Surin Beach, claiming that the project will increase, not decrease sand erosion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149824-environmental-group-opposes-erosion-barrier-on-phuket’s-surin-beach/

 

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Opposition trains its guns on Prayut government analysis

 

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For the first time since taking office last year, the Prayut government will on Monday face a no-confidence debate, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his Cabinet being the prime targets. However, though the opposition is armed with a long list of allegations, the debate is not going to be as thrilling as initially expected. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149825-opposition-trains-its-guns-on-prayut-government-analysis/

 

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ONWR hastens drought flighting operations

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) The drought disaster this year seems to be lasting longer, as the rainy season is expected to arrive late. Given this forecast, the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) has stepped up its plans to mitigate the disaster, while keeping an eye on possible seawater intrusion into the Chao Phraya River.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149826-onwr-hastens-drought-flighting-operations/

 

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MFA gives volunteers medals for helping evacuate Thais from Wuhan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Many officials and volunteers have lent a hand in the evacuation of Thai nationals from Wuhan, China, as well as the 14-day quarantine of the evacuees at Sattahip Naval Base. These noble contributions deserve our praise and gratitude.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149827-mfa-gives-volunteers-medals-for-helping-evacuate-thais-from-wuhan/

 

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Venice Carnival to be halted due to coronavirus outbreak

 

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Venetians row during the masquerade parade on the Grand Canal during the Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

 

VENICE (Reuters) - The last two days of the Venice Carnival, which draws tourists from around the world, have been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, the head of the Veneto region Luca Zaia said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149828-venice carnival-to-be-halted-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

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Israeli fire kills Palestinian trying to plant bomb at Gaza border - Israeli military

 

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A Palestinian, who was injured at the Israel-Gaza border, is treated at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a Palestinian trying to plant explosives near Israel's border security fence with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli military said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149829-israeli-fire-kills-palestinian-trying-to-plant-bomb-at-gaza-border-israeli-military/

 

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Trump accuses Schiff of leaking intelligence about Russia to hurt Sanders

By Jeff Mason and Tim Ahmann

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday accused Representative Adam Schiff of leaking classified information on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. election to hurt Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149830-trump-accuses-schiff-of-leaking-intelligence-about-russia-to-hurt-sanders/

 

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Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

By Jane Chung and Emily Chow

 

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SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1149831-concern-over-coronavirus-spread-as-cases-jump-in-south-korea-italy-and-iran/

 

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