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by saku98
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:41 am
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Topic: House panel to investigate Phuket hotel's land rights
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House panel to investigate Phuket hotel's land rights

Officials from several state agencies will be asked to testify before the House environment committee looking into allegations the Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa Hotel may have encroached on forest land. Committee chairman and opposition Move Forward Party MP, Apichart Sirisunthorn, said the Department...
by saku98
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:38 am
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Topic: Families fear for Hong Kong fugitives in China custody
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Families fear for Hong Kong fugitives in China custody

HONG KONG: On the night he made a failed attempt to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, 16-year-old Hong Konger Hoang received a phone call, signalling it was time to leave at once. The teenager is the youngest of a dozen Hong Kong activists now in mainland Chinese custody after trying to escape prosecutio...
by saku98
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:20 am
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Topic: Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record - study
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Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record - study

WASHINGTON: Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest area since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced on Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming. Artic sea ice melts in summer and reforms in winter, but precise satellite imagery taken ...
by saku98
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:57 am
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Topic: 160kg of smuggled ganja seized
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160kg of smuggled ganja seized

NAKHON PHANOM: Border patrol police on Sunday night seized 160 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana smuggled across the Mekong river to Tha Uthen district. Pol Lt Col Apisit Rodnoy, commander of Border Patrol Police Company 237, said the marijuana had been gradually brought across the Mekong River fr...
by saku98
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:08 pm
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Topic: Unruly tourists spark alcohol prohibition at parks
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Unruly tourists spark alcohol prohibition at parks

Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has pledged to blacklist certain groups of tourists from entering national parks across the country if they cannot refrain from causing damage or littering in the protected areas. Mr Varawut on Saturday wrote on Facebook about reports and complaints about loa...
by saku98
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 am
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Topic: Bank of Thailand issues digital loan rules
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Bank of Thailand issues digital loan rules

The Bank of Thailand has issued digital personal loan regulations, paving a path for consumers with no financial statements to better access financial services. The central bank issued a circular to business operators that want to apply for digital loan business licences to incorporate alternative d...
by saku98
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:56 am
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Topic: Hoteliers still jittery over reopening
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Hoteliers still jittery over reopening

The lack of clarity about a plan to welcome international tourists has dented hoteliers' confidence about reopening. The majority of hotels in Phuket, about 90%, remain closed and are revising their reopening plans on a monthly basis to ensure future income will not lag behind operation costs, said ...
by saku98
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:39 am
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Topic: Possible Alibaba investment in Grab
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Possible Alibaba investment in Grab

Reports of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's move to invest in ride-hailing and delivery player Grab have sparked concerns about market domination by two gigantic players in the Thai market. The move, in the eyes of the industry analysts, could potentially threaten other key e-commerce players, suc...
by saku98
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:07 am
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Topic: 5 new quarantined Covid cases Tuesday
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5 new quarantined Covid cases Tuesday

The government on Tuesday reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus, all quarantined after arriving from five countries, raising the accumulated total in Thailand to 3,480. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration stated that the new cases were British, Iranian and Thai nationals who ...
by saku98
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:29 am
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Topic: EU and China talk trade despite rifts
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EU and China talk trade despite rifts

BRUSSELS: EU leaders will talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping seeking trade and investment Monday, despite tensions over Hong Kong's freedoms and Beijing's treatment of its Uighur minority. Chinese officials, EU chiefs Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will...