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China media, HK government bristle at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions

By James Pomfret and Stella Qiu

 

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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the city, which is bracing for fresh protests.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166564-china-media-hk-government-bristle-at-trumps-pledge-of-curbs-sanctions/

 

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BMTA adjusts bus schedules under new curfew, expects thousands more passengers

By THE NATION

 

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The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has adjusted its service schedules following a reduction in the government’s new curfew hours from today (June 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166566-bmta-adjusts-bus-schedules-under-new-curfew-expects-thousands-more-passengers/

 

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Bangkok: Former security guard dressed in lycra to steal expensive bicycles in Pattanakan area

 

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Klong Tan police in Bangkok announced the arrest of a former condo security guard for a spate of thefts of expensive bicycles. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166567-bangkok-former-security-guard-dressed-in-lycra-to-steal-expensive-bicycles-in-pattanakan-area/

 

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Ramathibodi goes in for hospitable telemedicine services to reduce unsafe crowding

By THE NATION

 

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Since the government has enforced social distancing to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, Ramathibodi Hospital has employed telemedicine services to efficiently treat patients, director Dr Surasak Lela-Udomlipi said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166568-ramathibodi-goes-in-for-hospitable-telemedicine-services-to-reduce-unsafe-crowding/

 

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High anxiety - Dusit poll confirms the worst as Thailand suffers in pandemic

 

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A Suan Dusit University poll painted a grim picture of the state of mind and finances of the Thai public in these virus infected times. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166572-high-anxiety-dusit-poll-confirms-the-worst-as-thailand-suffers-in-pandemic/

 

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Thai snatch thief with cartoon cash says he got his ideas from foreign movies

 

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Police in Bang Na on the outskirts of Bangkok announced the arrest of a 19 year old man for multiple counts of snatch theft.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166573-thai-snatch-thief-with-cartoon-cash-says-he-got-his-ideas-from-foreign-movies/

 

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Trat - and Koh Chang - opened up to tourists again from today

 

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Thai media 77kaoded reported that the governor of Trat province that borders Cambodia on the far end of the eastern seaboard has opened up to tourists and the general public again. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166578-trat-and-koh-chang-opened-up-to-tourists-again-from-today/

 

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"Thailand's famous cleanest beach" opens to tourists again as pandemic restrictions eased

 

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Manager reported that a bay and beach named several years ago as Thailand's cleanest are now back up and running. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166580-thailands-famous-cleanest-beach-opens-to-tourists-again-as-pandemic-restrictions-eased/

 

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Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, no new deaths

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported one new coronavirus case on Monday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,082, of which 57 were fatalities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166582-thailand reports-one-new-coronavirus-case-no-new-deaths/

 

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Phuket officials publish full order for June 1 reopenings, beaches specifically not permitted

By The Phuket News

 

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The extensive list also notes all the activities that are still not permitted, including any use of all beaches in Phuket.

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO), which also serves as the Phuket Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Incident Command Centre, has published the 37-page provincial order listing all business, services and activities allowed to open and resume operations from today (June 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166584-phuket-officials-publish-full-order-for-june-1-reopenings-beaches-specifically-not-permitted/

 

 

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Thailand defeats Singapore in international "lockdown" Scrabble challenge

 

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A game between Thaivisa's "Rooster" columnist and international Scrabble promoter Michael Tang of Singapore (Rooster won)

 

Thailand's famous Scrabble professionals defeated a strong Singaporean team in a 100 game challenge on Sunday. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166590-thailand-defeats-singapore-in-international-lockdown-scrabble-challenge/

 

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Phuket hotels allowed to reopen

By The Phuket News

 

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(From left) TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, Department of Health Director-General Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan and Tourism and Sports Permanent Secretary Chote Trachu at the launch of the hotel safety accreditation project last week. Photo: TAT

 

PHUKET: All venues registered under the Hotel Act are allowed to reopen from today (June 1), according to the full order of reopenings issued late last night.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166600-phuket-hotels-allowed-to-reopen/

 

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‘Fit to Travel’ no longer need to enter, leave Phuket by road

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The relaxation of the controls on people entering or leaving Phuket by road means that people no longer need to wait for approval from provincial authorities in order to be allowed through the Phuket Check Point at the northern tip of the island.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166601-‘fit-to-travel’-no-longer-need-to-enter-leave-phuket-by-road/

 

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Expert virologist wants close watch on health situation as 3rd phase of lockdown easing gets rolling

 

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Expert Chulalongkorn University virologist Dr Yong Poovorawan has advised the Public Health Ministry to keep close tabs on another possible virus outbreak and strictly control the situation after the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration introduced phase three of lockdown easing to enable more high-risk businesses to reopen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166602-expert-virologist-wants-close-watch-on-health-situation-as-3rd-phase-of-lockdown-easing-gets-rolling/

 

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Rights group demands speedy probe into cop accused of torturing dog

By THE NATION

 

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A Chiang Mai animal rights group that accuses a policeman of torturing a dog to death has asked the national police chief to speed up investigation of the case.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166604-rights-group-demands-speedy-probe-into-cop-accused-of-torturing-dog/

 

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CM’s renowned Khum Khantoke restaurant shuts shop after bitter virus crisis

By THE NATION

 

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Acclaimed traditional restaurant Khum Khantoke has closed after taking a battering from the Covid-19 crisis, Chaing Mai 108 website announced today (June 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166606-cm’s-renowned-khum-khantoke-restaurant-shuts-shop-after-bitter-virus-crisis/

 

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PPRP reshuffle on cards as board members ‘set to resign’

By The Nation

 

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Members of Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP)’s executive board could tender their resignations today (June 1), paving the way for a reshuffle that will likely see party leader Uttama Savanayana and Sontirat Sontijirawong ousted, according to party sources.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166608-pprp-reshuffle-on-cards-as-board-members-‘set-to-resign’/

 

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Uttama, Sontirat ousted from top PPRP posts

By The Nation

 

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Palang Pracharat (PPRP) MP Paiboon Nititawan announced on Monday (June 1) that 18 of the 34 members of the party’s executive board have officially resigned and that he himself was handing in his resignation effective immediately.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166608-pprp-reshuffle-on-cards-as-board-members-‘set-to-resign’/?do=findComment&comment=15474584

 

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BOT worried as baht continues upward streak, vows ‘extra measures’

By THE NATION

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is concerned about a swift baht appreciation in the past two weeks and promised to impose extra measures to address short-term inflows just as the currency rose again today (June 1).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166559-thai central-bank-worried-about-strong-baht-ready-to-use-necessary-measures/?do=findComment&comment=15474626

 

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Bangkok Airways ready for most destinations, except Sukhothai and Phuket

By The Nation

 

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Bangkok Airways has decided to delay flights to Sukhothai and Phuket, but has scheduled more flights to Samui, and has also launched promotional fares for flights to Chiang Mai and Lampang.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166613-bangkok-airways-ready-for-most-destinations-except-sukhothai-and-phuket/

 

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MBK Center cuts rental fees on stores by up to 70% for three months

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - In an effort to help shop operators affected by the COVID-19, MBK Center has launched another assistance measure for store tenants, by increasing the maximum rental discount to as much as 70 percent for three months.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166625-mbk-center-cuts-rental-fees-on-stores-by-up-to-70-for-three-months/

 

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Former boxing champ seeks justice after wrongful imprisonment

By THE NATION

 

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A former boxing champion pleaded for justice from the national police chief today (June 1) after suffering a knockout blow to his career when he was accused of drug trafficking before a fight two years ago.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166628-former-boxing-champ-seeks-justice-after-wrongful-imprisonment/

 

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Student Fund targets Bt34 billion in new loans

By THE NATION

 

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The Student Loan Fund is targeting fresh loans of Bt34 billion to both new and previous students, although debt payments this year have tended to decrease from the expected Bt32 billion to around Bt20 billion, manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166629-student-fund-targets-bt34-billion-in-new-loans/

 

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Seafood to be served up on Saturday at Chonburi’s famous market

By THE NATION

 

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Chonburi’s famous Tha Rua Plee Seafood Market will be allowed to open on Saturday (June 6) from 3pm to 9pm, the provincial department of public relations announced on Monday (June 1).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166630-seafood-to-be-served-up-on-saturday-at-chonburi’s-famous-market/

 

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