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Samples of drugs found in sacks in Chachoengsao given to UN agency

By The Nation




The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) is to hand over to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) samples from 11.5 tonnes of illegal substances found in Chachoengsao province on November 12.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193387-samples-of-drugs-found-in-sacks-in-chachoengsao-given-to-un-agency/


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BOT must cut policy rate close to zero to rein in baht’s appreciation

By The Nation



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The latest measures by the Bank of Thailand (BOT) designed to encourage capital outflows would have some impact on the value of the baht but they would not be effective in controlling the Thai currency's rise, said Anusorn Tamajai, a former BOT director and ex-dean of Rangsit University’s Faculty of Economics.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193394-bot-must-cut-policy-rate-close-to-zero-to-rein-in-baht’s-appreciation/


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Diethelm Travel Thailand releases non-core staff to find other jobs until business returns

By Anne Somanas



Diethelm Travel Thailand team in front of Royal Garuda


Diethelm Travel Thailand has signed an order to release all non-core staff indefinitely from January 2021 until business returns, in a move to give staff legal opportunities to find other jobs while borders remain closed.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193396-diethelm-travel-thailand-releases-non-core-staff-to-find-other-jobs-until-business-returns/


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Three siblings stranded in Thailand



File photo of Thai people wearing face masks who returned to their hometown due to the spread of the coronavirus disease walk in line at Thai-Malaysia border Sungai Kolok district, Narathiwat April 18, 2020. — Reuters pic


YALA — Three Malaysian siblings are stranded for the past eight months in Thailand after the Thailand-Malaysia border was closed on March 18 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193398-three-malaysian-siblings-stranded-in-thailand/


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10M+ people could join gov’t 50:50 co-pay campaign in 2nd phase




BANGKOK (NNT) - Following the better than expected feedback on the government’s 50:50 or half-price co-pay general purchases subsidy campaign, the Ministry of Finance is now considering offering this benefit to more than 10 million people in the campaign’s second phase.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193400-10m-people-could-join-gov’t-5050-co-pay-campaign-in-2nd-phase/


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Top 10 English-language movies made in Thailand

The Thaiger




Thailand is active in attracting foreign movie makers to the Land of Smiles, and has been for decades. Many well known movies have been either partially or totally filmed in Thailand. From ‘The Killing Fields’ to ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193402-top-10-english-language-movies-made-in-thailand/



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Khon Kaen Sugar Industry predicts 10% rise in sales next year

By The Nation




Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Pcl (KSL) expects sales next year to rise about 10 per cent, driven by a 20 per cent increase in the sugar price from 13-14 cents to 16-17 cents per pound.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193403-khon-kaen-sugar-industry-predicts-10-rise-in-sales-next-year/


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Ten-man Arsenal hold on for goalless draw at Leeds



Soccer Football - Premier League - Leeds United v Arsenal - Elland Road, Leeds, Britain - November 22, 2020 Leeds United's Patrick Bamford shoots at goal and hits the post Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan


LEEDS, England (Reuters) - Ten-man Arsenal hung on for a 0-0 draw at Leeds United in the Premier League after their winger Nicolas Pepe was sent off in the 51st minute on Sunday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193404-ten-man-arsenal-hold-on-for-goalless-draw-at-leeds/


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West Ham's Haller heaps more misery on Sheffield United



Soccer Football - Premier League - Sheffield United v West Ham United - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - November 22, 2020 West Ham United's Sebastien Haller scores their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill


(Reuters) - West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller's thumping second-half strike condemned Sheffield United to a 1-0 Premier League home defeat on Sunday that leaves them rooted to the bottom of the standings with a single point after nine games.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193405-west-hams-haller-heaps-more-misery-on-sheffield-united/


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Everton must shore up their defence, says boss Ancelotti



Soccer Football - Premier League - Fulham v Everton - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti Pool via REUTERS/John Sibley


LONDON (Reuters) - Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said they have to plug their leaky defence after snapping a run of three straight defeats with a narrow 3-2 win at Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193406-everton-must-shore-up-their-defence-says-boss-ancelotti/


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