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Thailand found failing to log fishermen's complaints of abuse and slavery

By Nanchanok Wongsamuth

 

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Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha - RC16FA3E5470

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Complaints of labour abuses and slavery on Thai fishing boats are routinely going unreported by the authorities, an analysis by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed, raising fears that hundreds of fishermen have been denied justice and compensation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166204-thailand found-failing-to-log-fishermens-complaints-of-abuse-and-slavery/

 

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Thai economy could take more than 2 years to recover: Standard Chartered

By THE NATION

 

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Tim Leelahaphan, economist at Standard Chartered Bank (Thai)

 

Standard Chartered Bank today (May 28) said it remains conservative on Thailand’s economic outlook, even as positive signs emerge with the possibility of a further policy rate cut to below 0.25 per cent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166159-thai-economy-could-take-more-than-2-years-to-recover-standard-chartered/

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Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

 

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About 86% of parents are concerned about their children going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they want assurances that the schools will have taken steps to prevent the spread of the disease among the students before they reopen on July 1st, according to Kasikorn Research Centre’s opinion survey.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166170-research-shows-86-of-parents-worried-about-their-kids-returning-to-school/

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Only 128 virus cases detected among thousands of returnees

By The Nation

 

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Among thousands of returnees to undergo state quarantine, only 128 have tested positive for coronavirus, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said today (May 28).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166172-only-128-virus-cases-detected-among-thousands-of-returnees/

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Cooperatives dept to negotiate payment terms for THAI debentures

By The Nation

 

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The Cooperatives Promotion Department will meet 81 savings cooperatives that have bought Thai Airways International (THAI) debentures to negotiate the repayment of the Bt42 billion debt, which they are seeking on June 4.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166207-cooperatives-dept-to-negotiate-payment-terms-for-thai-debentures/

 

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Payment of cash handouts to over 250,000 farmers stuck due to lack of account numbers

By The Nation

 

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The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has announced that it is not able to provide assistance funds to 256,802 farmers because they have failed to provide their account number when registering for aid via the https://www.เยียวยาเกษตรกร.com website.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166208-payment-of-cash-handouts-to-over-250000-farmers-stuck-due-to-lack-of-account-numbers/

 

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Pattaya fruit vendors struggling to make ends meet during Covid-19 pandemic

By Kamolthep Malhotra

 

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Aunty Urai sells all sorts of fruits including langsat, papaya, watermelons, rambutans, oranges and grapes.

 

It was but only a few months ago when Pattaya was still swarming with tourists from all corners of the world. They came to Thailand and especially Pattaya to enjoy the weather, the sights, our beaches, our bustling night life and of course our exquisite Thai cuisine.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166209-pattaya-fruit-vendors-struggling-to-make-ends-meet-during-covid-19-pandemic/

 

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Panthongtae Shinawatra free as Attorney General will not appeal his acquittal

 

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Thailand’s Attorney General has decided to not appeal against the acquittal, by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases, of Mr. Panthongtae Shinawatra, the only son of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166210-panthongtae-shinawatra-free-as-attorney-general-will-not-appeal-his-acquittal/

 

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English Premier League announces June 17 restart

By Simon Evans

 

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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The Premier League season will restart on June 17 provided all safety requirements have been put in place, the league said on Thursday after meeting with all 20 clubs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166215-english premier league announces-june-17-restart/

 

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Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

By Eric Miller and Nicholas Pfosi

 

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Protesters gather near the Minneapolis Police third precinct to watch a construction site burn after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi

 

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166216-protests-looting-erupt-in-minneapolis-over-racially-charged-killing-by-police/

 

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Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes - tape

 

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed more attacks.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166217-islamic-state-calls-covid-19-gods-punishment-for-foes-tape/

 

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New York City mayor outlines first reopening step, lawmakers push for outdoor dining

By Maria Caspani and Jonathan Allen

 

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most populous city, envisioning up to 400,000 people heading back to their workplaces, an easing of the lockdown that began in March.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166218-new-york-city-mayor-outlines-first-reopening-step-lawmakers-push-for-outdoor-dining/

 

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