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“The Stranded”: Highlighting the plight of expats unable to return to Thailand. #5 “From retirement dream to pariah”




Today we continue our series of articles about people who have invested heavily in Thailand in terms of time, commitment, work, families and other reasons. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188279-“the-stranded”-highlighting-the-plight-of-expats-unable-to-return-to-thailand-5-“from-retirement-dream-to-pariah”/


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Thailand welcomes back tourists after April virus ban

By Chayut Setboonsarng



FILE PHOTO: A woman poses for a photo during the fireworks show at Iconsiam shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since a ban on commercial flights was imposed in April to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a senior official said, as street demonstrations escalate.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188349-thailand welcomes-back-tourists-after-april-virus-ban/


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Phuket Immigration confirms retirement ‘visa’ income combo still accepted

By Tanyaluk Sakoot



Retired expats looking to confirm exactly what is needed for their application for a one-year permit-to-stay were urged to go to Room 103 at the main Phuket Immigration Office in Phuket Town. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot


PHUKET:-- Phuket Immigration has confirmed that retirees applying for a one-year permit-to-stay by providing proof of at least B400,000 kept in a Thai bank account plus an income that brings the total funds available to at least B800,000 a year is still being accepted.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188295-phuket-immigration-confirms-retirement-‘visa’-income-combo-still-accepted/

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Protesters spring ‘big surprise’ with mass rendition of national anthem




Supporters of the pro-democracy movement sing the national anthem while giving three-finger salutes against dictatorship. Photo by Wanchai Kraisornkhajit


The pro-democracy movement surprised police and its own supporters this evening (Tuesday) by announcing that no rallies would be held today, instead organising a mass rendition of the national anthem at railway stations.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188350-protesters-spring-‘big-surprise’-with-mass-rendition-of-national-anthem/


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Online provocateurs seeking violence at rallies, police warn

By The Nation



Police spokesman Pol Col Siriwat Deepor


The Digital Economy and Society Ministry has asked police to take action against 58 social media accounts for “inciting unrest”, in violation of Bangkok’s special emergency decree, said the Severe State of Emergency Joint Operation Centre on Tuesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188351-online-provocateurs-seeking-violence-at-rallies-police-warn/


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Appeal Court confirms ex-policeman Charoon’s ownership of ฿30m lottery tickets




The 7th Region Appeals Court has upheld the acquittal, by the Kanchanaburi Provincial Court, of Pol Lt Charoon Wimon over the 30-million baht first-prize lottery saga, on the grounds that the prosecutor in this case, Preecha Kraikruan, is not the damaged party as legally defined.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188352-appeal-court-confirms-ex-policeman-charoon’s-ownership-of-฿30m-lottery-tickets/


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Chiang Mai police refuse to disclose how many protesters they have in custody




In Chiang Mai today, officials at the provincial prison turned down a request, from a group of lecturers and students, to be allowed to visit two protest leaders on remand there, Anont Nampa and Prasit Khrutharoj, claiming that they must be accompanied by the detainees’ lawyers.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188353-chiang-mai-police-refuse-to-disclose-how-many-protesters-they-have-in-custody/


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Phuket Vegetarian Festival street processions continue

By The Phuket News



Devotees and Mah Song this morning departed the Lim Hu Tai Su Shrine in Samkong to make their way to Saphan Hin. Photo: PR Phuket


PHUKET: The street processions began yesterday (Oct 19) with the first ‘Yew Keng’ procession held at the Choor Su Gong Shrine (Naka Shrine) in Wichit, followed by the devotees and Mah Song spirit mediums leading the procession from the Sapam Shrine, on Thepkrasattri Rd, north of Phuket Town.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188354-phuket-vegetarian-festival-street-processions-continue/


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Sweet 16 for Messi as Barcelona thump Ferencvaros



Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - FC Barcelona v Ferencvaros - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 20, 2020 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Ferencvaros' Eldar Civic REUTERS/Albert Gea


BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons as he guided 10-man Barcelona to a 5-1 victory over Hungarian side Ferencvaros in their Group G opener at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188357-sweet-16-for-messi-as-barcelona-thump-ferencvaros/


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Tetchy Klopp says Liverpool will cope without Van Dijk



FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Liverpool - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - October 17, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts Pool via REUTERS/Peter Byrne


(Reuters) - Frustrated Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp dismissed suggestions his side would struggle to cope without central defender Virgil van Dijk after the Dutchman suffered a serious knee injury in the Merseyside derby at the weekend.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188358-tetchy-klopp-says-liverpool-will-cope-without-van-dijk/


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Man United, Liverpool in talks to join new European super league - report



FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 19, 2020 General view inside the stadium before the match Pool via REUTERS/Martin Rickett


(Reuters) - Manchester United and Liverpool are in talks with Europe's elite clubs to join a new FIFA-backed competition that would reshape soccer's global landscape, Sky News reported on Tuesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188359-man-united-liverpool-in-talks-to-join-new-european-super-league-report/


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UK imposes tougher virus measures on Manchester after talks stall

By Andy Bruce and William James



Andy Burnham, mayor of Manchester, holds a news conference, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester, Britain, October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would impose tougher lockdown restrictions on the Greater Manchester region in northern England despite failing to reach a deal on funding support with local leaders.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188361-uk-imposes-tougher-virus-measures-on-manchester-after-talks-stall/


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Houston police officer killed in shooting incident



A Houston police officer died on Tuesday after being shot while another officer who responded to the same incident was being treated for injuries in the hospital, according to a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.


(Reuters) - A 41-year veteran of the Houston police force died on Tuesday after being shot multiple times in the head while another officer who was also shot during the same incident was being treated in the hospital, the city's police chief said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188362-houston-police-officer-killed-in-shooting-incident/


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