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Phetchaburi man nabbed in Phuket with meth

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Jakka Tonsuk, 28, was arrested yesterday with five meth pills. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: An anti-narcotics task force operating directly under the Phuket Provincial Office yesterday (5 June ) arrested a Phetchaburi man for possession of methamphetamine pills (ya bah).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167378-phetchaburi-man-nabbed-in-phuket-with-meth/

 

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Visitors to beaches 'must strictly adhere to precautions'

By THE NATION

 

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Photo credit: Facebook เทศบาลแสนสุข

 

People visiting beaches must wear medical masks and maintain social distance, Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn, the Department of Health’s director-general, said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167403-visitors-to-beaches-must-strictly-adhere-to-precautions/

 

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Two more Covid-19 cases in state quarantine

By THE NATION

 

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There were two new Covid-19 cases over a 24-hour period, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokeswoman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Saturday (June 6).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167404-two-more-covid-19-cases-in-state-quarantine/

 

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Rail department gears up for increase in commuters

By The Nation

 

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The Department of Rail Transport is discussing with related authorities preparations for the fourth phase of the lockdown easing and the opening of a new academic semester.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167405-rail-department-gears-up-for-increase-in-commuters/

 

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Sister of abducted govt critic has little hope he is alive

By THE NATION

 

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A protest on Friday (June 5) against the abduction of a Thai activist in Cambodia prompted a police warning that the gathering was a violation of the Covid-19 emergency decree. No arrest was made.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167407-sister-of-abducted-govt-critic-has-little-hope-he-is-alive/

 

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Thailand prepares for discreet reopening of tourism industry

By THE NATION

 

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Asian nations are expected to be the first group of countries Thailand will engage in "travel bubble" talks with, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167408-thailand-prepares-for-discreet-reopening-of-tourism-industry/

 

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CPF's Bt25-billion bond issue oversubscribed

By The Nation

 

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Paisan Chirakitcharern, chief financial officer of CPF.

 

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) said its current bond issue had got an overwhelming response from the market, thanking the arrangers and investors for their faith in the company.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167409-cpfs-bt25-billion-bond-issue-oversubscribed/

 

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International factors could guide SET trend next week

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index next week (June 8 to 12) is expected to fluctuate between 1,400 and 1,470, a Kasikorn Securities stock analyst said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167410-international-factors-could-guide-set-trend-next-week/

 

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Baht seen strengthening next week but US economic data holds key

By THE NATION

 

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The baht will trade next week (June 8 to 12) at around Bt31.30 to Bt31.70 to the US dollar, and important factors worth monitoring are the Fed meeting and dot plots, and estimation of US economic numbers, according to Kasikornbank.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167413-baht-seen-strengthening-next-week-but-us-economic-data-holds-key/

 

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Man suspected of setting himself on fire in pickup

By THE NATION

 

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In a suspected case of suicide, a 53-year-old man in Phetchabun province rammed his pickup truck into his house and set himself on fire in the vehicle on Friday (June 5).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167414-man-suspected-of-setting-himself-on-fire-in-pickup/

 

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Bus services to the South resume from June 9

By The Nation

 

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The inter-provincial bus company, Transport Co Ltd, will resume services between Bangkok and the South from June 9 (Tuesday), after public transport was suspended to curb the Covid-19 contagion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167415-bus-services-to-the-south-resume-from-june-9/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: We trusted in Thailand to change: At least she still makes us laugh!

 

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Readers of this column will know that Rooster is not your archetypal Thai basher. Bar stools give me vertigo and piles in equal measure and I’d rather don some rose-tinted specs than hide behind sunglasses and moan to anyone who will listen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167416-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-we-trusted-in-thailand-to-change-at-least-she-still-makes-us-laugh/

 

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Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement

 

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A demonstrator wearing a mask holds a placard during a Black Lives Matter protest, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, at Shibuya shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in support of U.S. protests against police brutality.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167419-protests-worldwide-embrace-black-lives-matter-movement/

 

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