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Thai Airways submits bankruptcy request, court says

 

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FILE PHOTO: Workers service a Thai Airways Airbus A380-800 aircraft at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand September 3, 2019. Picture taken September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Airways International Pcl <THAI.BK> on Tuesday submitted a request to a bankruptcy court for rehabilitation of its debt, the court said, which if approved would give the airline time to negotiate with its creditors.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165869-thai-airways-submits-bankruptcy-request-court-says/

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Taweesin explains the need to extend state of emergency

By The Nation

 

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In a press conference held on Tuesday (May 26), spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin explained the necessity of extending the state of emergency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165839-taweesin-explains-the-need-to-extend-state-of-emergency/

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No buses to the South for at least a month

By THE NATION

 

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Inter-provincial bus company, Transport Co Ltd, announced on Tuesday (May 26) that it was keeping all services to the South suspended, especially since the country will be under the state of emergency until June 30.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165867-no-buses-to-the-south-for-at-least-a-month/

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Prayut calls on state agencies to work on easing suffering of SMEs

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (File photo)

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday (May 26) that he has ordered several state agencies to work on easing the impact Covid-19 crisis has had on the business sector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165916-prayut-calls-on-state-agencies-to-work-on-easing-suffering-of-smes/

 

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Panel to work on finding out if trans-Pacific pact really beneficial

By THE NATION

 

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Ratchada Thanadirek

 

The Cabinet on Tuesday (May 26) assigned Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta the job of finding out whether Thailand should become part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165917-panel-to-work-on-finding-out-if-trans-pacific-pact-really-beneficial/

 

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Samut Sakhon gets ready for thousands of returning migrant workers

By The Nation

 

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Civil groups representing the five regions of Thailand are calling on the government to lift the state of emergency, arguing that it can easily be abused, and are instead proposing that the government use the disease control law and related regulations to curb the contagion. The government has extended the state of emergency by another month until June 30. Photo by Thanachai Pramarnpanich, May 26, 2020/NationPhoto.

 

Samut Sakhon province is bracing for the 5,400 migrant workers set to return from Myanmar next month by demanding that employers arrange facilities for their 14-day quarantine. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165920-samut-sakhon-gets-ready-for-thousands-of-returning-migrant-workers/

 

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Pheu Thai candidate pulls out of Lampang race after ‘sweet’ offering from Prawit

By The Nation

 

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The candidate for Pheu Thai, the leading opposition party, has dropped his plans to run in the Lampang by-election despite having a higher chance of beating Palang Pracharath Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165921-pheu-thai-candidate-pulls-out-of-lampang-race-after-‘sweet’-offering-from-prawit/

 

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Thai doctor faces charges for involvement in cross-border surrogacy racket

 

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photo from Phuphat Vonwattanakit

 

Anti-human trafficking police have summoned a Thai doctor to acknowledge charges of involvement in a Chinese-funded cross-border surrogacy service, using Thai women to bear babies for Chinese couples.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165923-thai-doctor-faces-charges-for-involvement-in-cross-border-surrogacy-racket/

 

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Drunk cracks skull in fall from Pattaya-area breakwater

By Patcharapol Panrak

 

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Somjit Sengsanan is going to have the mother of all hangovers when he sobers up.

 

An Udon Thani man drunk on cheap rice whiskey cracked his skull after falling off the breakwater on Dongtan Beach.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165924-drunk-cracks-skull-in-fall-from-pattaya-area-breakwater/

 

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Pattaya traffic-dodging donut sellers happy for job

By Patcharapol Panrak

 

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Fan Chan (My Sweetheart) donut hawkers wait for the lights to turn red so they can sell their sugary treats.

 

With so many out of work, a group of pink-shirted workers hawking donuts on the street in Najomtien are happy to have a job.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165927-pattaya-traffic-dodging-donut-sellers-happy-for-job/

 

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High-speed railway between Thailand and China signing expected in October

By Pattaya Mail

 

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The signing for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima high-speed railway between Thailand and China is expected in October.

 

BANGKOK – The signing of “Contract 2.3″ for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima high-speed railway between Thailand and China is expected in October, said Thai Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165928-high-speed-railway-between-thailand-and-china-signing-expected-in-october/

 

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Phuket prepares Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions easing

 

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PHUKET (NNT) - More businesses are now allowed to open as part of the easing of Phase 2 restrictions, while certain businesses such as spa and massage parlours are expected to reopen on a later date in Phase 3. Phuket, a tourism island that’s home to many spas and massage parlours, is now preparing for the day when these businesses can resume.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165929-phuket-prepares-phase-3-covid-19-restrictions-easing/

 

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