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Cambodia court convenes for mass trial of opposition

By Prak Chan Thul

 

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FILE PHOTO: Ley Leak, a former deputy from the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, holds a paper after arriving at the court for the treason trial of more than 100 opposition figures, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Heng Mengheang

 

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A court in Cambodia convened on Thursday for the treason trial of scores of opposition figures, one of a series of cases seen by activists as moves by the ruling party to sideline threats to its political monopoly.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201503-cambodia-court-convenes-for-mass-trial-of-opposition/

 

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London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record amount of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, according to research by Dealroom.co and London & Partners.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201504-london-resilient-at-top-of-european-tech-investment-table-despite-covid/

 

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Thailand reports 271 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths, huge jump in recoveries

 

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Thailand reported 271 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and two additional deaths

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201510-thailand-reports-271-new-covid-19-cases-2-additional-deaths-huge-jump-in-recoveries/

 

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Air quality unhealthy in 64 Bangkok areas and vicinity

By The Nation

 

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Air pollution in 64 areas around Bangkok and its vicinity hit unsafe levels on Thursday morning, with PM2.5 readings coming in at 51 to 81 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3), the Pollution Control Department reported.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201512-air-quality-unhealthy-in-64-bangkok-areas-and-vicinity/

 

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Condo, office, shopping mall markets contract while demand grows for rental factories, warehouses

By THE NATION

 

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Most of the property markets in 2021, including condominiums, office space and shopping malls, are expected to contract due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the warehouse and factory rental markets will thrive due to rapid expansion of e-commerce, property experts said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201516-condo-office-shopping-mall-markets-contract-while-demand-grows-for-rental-factories-warehouses/

 

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Police manage to ensnare aunty with ‘sticky armpits’

By THE NATION

 

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A criminal known for her “sticky armpits” was finally nabbed on Wednesday in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district after creating problems for several shops both in Samut Prakan and in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201535-police-manage-to-ensnare-aunty-with-‘sticky-armpits’/

 

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271 new cases found as Briton, Thai succumb to complications from Covid-19

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 271 new cases with two deaths on Thursday, including 12 people who tested positive in state quarantine facilities and near the border.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201510-thailand-reports-271-new-covid-19-cases-2-additional-deaths-huge-jump-in-recoveries/?do=findComment&comment=16166145

 

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Mae Hong Son’s Phak Wan Pa hit by wildfires

By The Nation

 

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Mae Hong Son Governor Sithichai Jindaluang, accompanied by the Pai district village headman and local government officials, inspected the district on Wednesday after a series of wildfires there after 155 heat points were detected and the River Fire Control Station was called in to tackle several blazes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201542-mae-hong-son’s-phak-wan-pa-hit-by-wildfires/

 

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Food at Surat Thani community pantry quickly disappears

By The Nation

 

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Consumer goods stocked inside a community pantry in front of the Surat Thani governor’s residence were snapped up in 10 minutes on Thursday by needy people suffering from the impact of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201543-video-food-at-surat-thani-community-pantry-quickly-disappears/

 

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Nakhon Phanom a haven for pedestrians, bicyclists

By THE NATION

 

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Blogger and owner of the “Kha Kueab Plick” (legs that almost flip) Facebook page was pleasantly surprised when he visited Nakhon Phanom province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201547-nakhon-phanom-a-haven-for-pedestrians-bicyclists/

 

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Baby gets COVID-19 as concern grows over clusters in families and work places

 

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A three-month old baby, in the Bang Bon area of Bangkok, has tested positive for COVID-19, apparently acquired from a family friend, as health officials voice concern over a rise in cluster infections among family members and colleagues in work places.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201549-baby-gets-covid-19-as-concern-grows-over-clusters-in-families-and-work-places/

 

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Blind employees of massage shops affected by latest COVID-19 outbreak

 

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Many Thai massage shops employ blind and visually impaired staff and such shops in Bangkok have been temporarily closed, by order of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on January 2nd, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201550-blind-employees-of-massage-shops-affected-by-latest-covid-19-outbreak/

 

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Train passengers banned from leaving 5 provinces without permission

By The Nation

 

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Train travellers from the five provinces under maximum Covid-19 restrictions – Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat – can no longer leave their province unless they show their trip is necessary. The move was in line with travel guidelines from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Nirut Maneepan said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201552-train-passengers-banned-from-leaving-5-provinces-without-permission/

 

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Thailand’s CCSA gets a new spokeswoman

 

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Towards the end of today’s CCSA briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin introduced a new spokeswoman, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, who will be joining the team providing the latest information to the public.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201553-thailand’s-ccsa-gets-a-new-spokeswoman/

 

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