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'We are all leaders today': Arrests don't stop Thai protests

By Juarawee Kittisilpa, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Chayut Setboonsarng



A group of Thai activists link arms to protect a demonstration and to guide protesters at Asok intersection in Bangkok, Thailand October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Chayut Setboonsarng


BANGKOK (Reuters) - "They think arresting the leaders will stop us. It's no use. We are all leaders today," 24-year-old Pla said as she addressed thousands of protesters at Bangkok's Victory Monument on Sunday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1187996-we-are-all-leaders-today-arrests-dont-stop-thai-protests/


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State Railway to launch land-management subsidiary next year

By The Nation




The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) plans to launch an asset-management subsidiary next year in line with a Cabinet resolution last month, SRT governor Nirut Maneephan said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188002-state-railway-to-launch-land-management-subsidiary-next-year/


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Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima




More than 50 houses, in a small village in Pak Thong Chai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, are partially under water today after a wall of water cascaded downstream when a reservoir retaining wall collapsed.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188004-over-50-houses-submerged-after-reservoir-levee-fails-in-nakhon-ratchasima/


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Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted




The Governor of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak has ordered a temporary halt to all movement of goods across the border with Myanmar, from today until October 25th, in order to stem the possible spread of COVID-19 from Myanmar.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188005-transport-of-goods-between-myanmar-and-tak-province-temporarily-halted/


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Tourism and Sports Ministry expects 400 foreign visitors in early November




BANGKOK (NNT) - The Minister of Tourism and Sports expects that there will be approximately 400 foreign visitors in early November and expressed his belief that the Bangkok protest situation will not affect their confidence.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188006-thai-tourism-and-sports-ministry-expects-400-foreign-visitors-in-early-november/


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Man falls into water, drowns while fishing at Sarasin Bridge

By The Phuket News



Mr Niphat’sbody was found on October 17. Photo courtesy of Wanlop Boonchan


PHUKET: Phuket rescue workers retrieved the body of a Thai man who fell into the water and drowned while fishing from Sarasin Bridge. The body was found and retrieved this morning (Oct 17).


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188008-man-falls-into-water-drowns-while-fishing-at-sarasin-bridge/


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Thailand Seeks Travel Bubble Pact With China to Spur Tourism

By Natnicha Chuwiruch



Photographer: Andre Malerba/Bloomberg


++ Two-way quarantine-free travel may start as early as January

++ Chinese holidaymakers spent $17 billion in Thailand last year


Thailand is in talks with China to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor by January to rescue its ailing tourism industry


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188009-thailand-seeks-travel-bubble-pact-with-china-to-spur-tourism/


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