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DSI to probe weapons cache seizure as a M16 assault rifle linked to terrorism case in 2010

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Royal Thai Police will transfer the weapons seizure case at a house linked to Ko Tee to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to handle after one of assault rifles seized was linked to a terrorism case in 2010.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974580-dsi-to-probe weapons-cache-seizure-as-a-m16-assault-rifle linked-to-terrorism-case-in-2010/

 

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Prawit says weapon seizure linked to Ko Tee not a set-up

 

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BANGKOK: -- Deputy prime minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday dismissed as groundless a suggestion that the seizure of a weapon  cache from a house linked to Wuthipong Kochthammakun, alias Ko Tee, a hard-core red-shirt in Pathum Thani on Saturday, was a set-up.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974580-dsi-to-probe weapons-cache-seizure-as-a-m16-assault-rifle linked-to-terrorism-case-in-2010/?do=findComment&comment=11728943

 

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Phuket flash floods cut off roads, fell power lines

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Heavy rain across Phuket yesterday afternoon (Mar 21) cut off several roads and downed power lines, causing power outages across large areas of Phuket. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- Heavy rain across the island yesterday afternoon (Mar 21) cut off several roads and downed power lines, causing power outages across large areas of Phuket.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974586-phuket-flash-floods-cut-off-roads-fell-power-lines/

 

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Rajanukul Institute marks World Down Syndrome Day
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- Parents of a child with Down syndrome should take the child for treatment and rehabilitation as early as possible to boost their development, a senior official at the Department of Mental Health’s Bangkok-based Rajanukul Institute said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974591-rajanukul-institute-marks-world-down-syndrome-day/

 

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Forestry official sacked for allegedly killing endangered animals, posting photos of carcasses on Facebook

By Coconuts Bangkok 

 

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BANGKOK: -- An official of the Royal Forest Department in Tak province was immediately fired after it was learned that he allegedly killed endangered animals and posted photos of their carcasses on Facebook, inviting his friends to eat the animals.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974593-forestry-official-sacked-for-allegedly-killing-endangered-animals-posting-photos-of-carcasses-on-facebook/

 

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DSI to take over ‘Ko Tee’ weapons investigation 
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The case concerning ongoing raids for weapons linked to red-shirt figure Wuthipong Kothhamakhun, or “Ko Tee”, will be transferred to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), said Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana on Tuesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974580-dsi-to-probe weapons-cache-seizure-as-a-m16-assault-rifle linked-to-terrorism-case-in-2010/?do=findComment&comment=11729139

 

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Two month later, no explanation for Gripen crash

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

  

BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Air Force said it has yet to figure out why one of its jet fighters went down during a Children’s Day airshow two months ago.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974601-video-two-month-later-no-explanation-for-gripen-crash/

 

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Authorities confident Dhammachayo does not have passport
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- There is a high possibility that Phra Dhammachayo, the fugitive honorary abbot of Dhammakaya Temple in Pathum Thani province, is still in Thailand given there is no record of him being issued a passport, said Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana on Tuesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974603-authorities-confident-dhammachayo-does-not-have-passport/

 

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Phuket police hunt ‘back pocket’ gold thief

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The woman sneakily stuffed a B20,000 necklace into her back pocket and walked out of the shop, said police. Image: CCTV

 

PHUKET: -- Police in Phuket are on the lookout for a woman who has twice entered gold shops on the island on the pretence of buying a necklace, and walking out of each shop with more than B20,000 in stolen gold tucked into her back pocket.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974608-phuket-police-hunt-‘back-pocket’-gold-thief/

 

 

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Obituary - IRA street fighter turned statesman, Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

By Conor Humphries

REUTERS

 

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams (R) holds a copy of the Good Friday agreement with Martin McGuinness (L) as they speak to journalists in the Stormont parliament building in Belfast, Northern Ireland October 14, 2002. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo

 

BELFAST (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974612-sinn-féins-martin-mcguinness-dies-aged-66/

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Young hoons targeted under Songkran road safety offensive
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Interior Ministry will implement six measures – including having kamnans, village headmen and other community leaders directly warn families with youngsters displaying risky behaviour on the roads – in a bid to minimise the road carnage during Songkran this year. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974633-young-hoons-targeted-under-songkran-road-safety-offensive/

 

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Ministry asks Uber to stop services temporarily pending 6-12 months study

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Ministry of Transport has asked Uber Thailand to halt its taxi service temporarily pending a comparative study of the taxi service via mobile applications in other countries.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974518-uber-says-thai-govt-agrees-to-study-ridesharing-benefits/?do=findComment&comment=11729734

 

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Photo: British tabloids apologize for calling Hmong girls 'tiny thieves'

By  Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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Chiang Mai Gov. Pawin Chamniprasart poses with two young Hmong girls at a meeting between their family and representatives from the British Consulate on Tuesday at Chiang Mai City Hall.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974644-british-tabloids-apologize-for-calling-hmong-girls-tiny-thieves/

 

 

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Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai 'piggy bank' turtle

 

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Omsin, a 25 year old female green sea turtle, had 915 coins removed from her stomach earlier this month is pictured inside an ICU room at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Thai sea turtle died from blood poisoning on Tuesday, never recovering from an operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach, thrown into her pool for good luck, veterinarians said.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974561-vets-to-give-update-on-ormsin-the-turtle/?do=findComment&comment=11729808

 

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Appeals Court upholds 4-year jailterm on Arisman and gang for Pattaya’s Asean Summit breakup

 

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The Appeals Court has upheld the lower court’s conviction and 4-year imprisonment of red-shirt firebrand Arisman Pongruangrong and 12 other red-shirt followers for the breakup of the Asean Summit in Pattaya eight years ago.

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974669-appeals-court-upholds-4-year-jailterm-on-arisman-and-gang-for-pattaya’s-asean-summit-breakup/

 

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City Hall Challenge Delays Decision on BTS Accessibility Suit 

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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Disabled commuters gather Tuesday in front of the Civil Court in Bangkok

 

BANGKOK — City Hall filed an injunction in the Civil Court on Tuesday to block its consideration of a class-action lawsuit brought by commuters with disabilities, saying the court did not have the authority to hear the case.

 

Full Storyhttp://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974671-city-hall-challenge-delays-decision-on-bts-accessibility-suit/

 

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Phuket to receive B71bn for infrastructure, traffic management

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET:-- Phuket is slated to receive 71 billion baht in infrastructure funding, with an emphasis on improving traffic management and chalking out effective solutions for the island’s growing traffic woes, the Ministry of Transport announced yesterday. 

 

Full Story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974672-phuket-to-receive-b71bn-for-infrastructure-traffic-management/

 

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Southeast Asian ride hailing firm Grab expands to Myanmar

BY REUTERS

 

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Ride hailing firm Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc, launched services in Myanmar on Tuesday, expanding operations to a seventh country in the region.

 

Full Story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/southeast-asian-ride-hailing-firm-grab-expands-to-myanmar/20499/

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