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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Animal rights group files complaint against Surin dog owner By The Nation Animal rights group Watchdog Thailand said on Friday it has sought legal action against a dog owner in Surin who was caught on video beating his dogs. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053250-animal-rights-group-files-complaint-against-surin-dog-owner/
  2. Animal rights group files complaint against Surin dog owner By The Nation Animal rights group Watchdog Thailand said on Friday it has sought legal action against a dog owner in Surin who was caught on video beating his dogs. The organisation posted the video on Facebook showing the unidentified man repeatedly beating several dogs with a stick while they howled in pain. The watchdog said it had filed a complaint with Tha Matoom police in Surin to file animal cruelty charges against the man. The post added that neighbours did not dare interfere but they said the man had earlier beaten several dogs to death. They said the owner used to have five dogs but two died. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352366 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Chinese tourist numbers fall as Phuket boat capsize deaths highlight Thailand’s terrible safety record Tom Tuohy South China Morning Post Chinese tourists make up a quarter of Thailand’s visitors, but after the handling of the recent boat accident in which 47 Chinese tourists died, and with the kingdom’s lax attitude to safety, authorities need to act quickly and decisively to retain Thailand’s tourism revenue Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053248-chinese-tourist-numbers-fall-as-phuket-boat-capsize-deaths-highlight-thailand’s-terrible-safety-record/
  4. Chinese tourist numbers fall as Phuket boat capsize deaths highlight Thailand’s terrible safety record Tom Tuohy South China Morning Post Chinese tourists make up a quarter of Thailand’s visitors, but after the handling of the recent boat accident in which 47 Chinese tourists died, and with the kingdom’s lax attitude to safety, authorities need to act quickly and decisively to retain Thailand’s tourism revenue The boat accident that claimed the lives of 47 Chinese nationals off the Thai resort island of Phuket last month has shone a spotlight on the kingdom’s poor safety record and spread unease among tourism authorities and the government. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports said last week it had revised down its forecast for the number of Chinese arrivals for July to December by nearly 670,000, to 5.1 million, but insisted that Thailand would still achieve its target of 11 million Chinese tourists in 2018. The Phoenix was carrying 105 people – mostly Chinese – when it capsized in rough weather while returning from a popular snorkelling site on July 5. It was among three vessels that ventured out in spite of a bad weather warning. Chinese tourists accounted for almost a quarter of Thailand’s 35 million visitors in 2017, according to the ministry. Full story: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/2159959/chinese-tourist-numbers-fall-phuket-boat-capsize-deaths -- South China Morning Post 2018-2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Fraud chief hails Bt13bn in seizures By The Nation FILE photo The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has successfully confiscated Bt13 billion worth of assets from cases in the past 18 months, said acting Amlo chief Pol Maj Gen Preecha Charoensahayanont on Friday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053246-fraud-chief-hails-bt13bn-in-seizures/
  6. Fraud chief hails Bt13bn in seizures By The Nation FILE photo The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has successfully confiscated Bt13 billion worth of assets from cases in the past 18 months, said acting Amlo chief Pol Maj Gen Preecha Charoensahayanont on Friday. These included high-profile graft and human-trafficking crimes while it also intercepted "call centre" scam withdrawals worth Bt17 million. Bt13 billion worth of assets were seized from money-laundering suspects in the rice-pledge scheme graft case and the alleged misappropriation of funds at Social Development and Human Security Ministry's provincial centres for the destitute. There was also the alleged graft at the Education Ministry's Sema Pattana Chevit Fund for underprivileged children and the temple funds embezzlement scandal. Assets were taken from the Klongchan Credit Union embezzlement case, which saw embezzled religious donations made to the Dhammakaya Temple, as well as the two human-trafficking cases linked to "Nataree" and "Victoria's: The Secret Forever" massage parlours, he said. The agency's working system was reformed to be more proactive, which enabled it to intercept the call-centre transfers and similar techniques would be applied to the anti-money laundering law. The crimes included drug trafficking, child prostitution and illegal gambling. Next year will mark Amlo's 20th anniversary as high technology catches up with the borderless and cashless digital era, Preecha said. The Amlo operation centre will be developed into a war room with a large database that can search and process information on crime suspects and links to other crimes. He said by 2021 the agency aims to become internationally recognised for money-laundering prevention, especially on funds for terrorism. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the next Amlo secretary-general had not been discussed by the Cabinet. It follows the abrupt removal of Pol Maj Gen Romsit Viriyasan by the National Council for Peace and Order. He said the Amlo committee would submit a shortlist of candidates for the Cabinet to forward to the National Legislative Assembly. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30352364 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Tourists complain of Pattaya beach rubble By Thirawat Thongma Pattaya Tourists have complained about garbage and concrete rubble at a quiet spot on Pattaya Beach. The spot behind the Asia Pattaya Hotel near Khao Phra Tamnak is normally popular with foreign tourists. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053244-tourists-complain-of-pattaya-beach-rubble/
  8. Tourists complain of Pattaya beach rubble By Thirawat Thongma Pattaya Tourists have complained about garbage and concrete rubble at a quiet spot on Pattaya Beach. The spot behind the Asia Pattaya Hotel near Khao Phra Tamnak is normally popular with foreign tourists. But the spot has been filled with garbage and concrete rubble after troops from the Second Battalion of the 21st Infantry Regiment helped the Pattaya authorities to negotiate with five traders who were building shops. After talks, the shops were flattened but the rubble and garbage were left. The Nation visited and can confirm the mess remains. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352367 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Nakhon Si Thammarat drug suspect nearly chokes on evidence By The Nation Image: Channel 3 Police in Nakhon Si Thammarat had to hold off on arresting a suspected drug dealer on Friday morning while they saved him from choking to death on a wad of banknotes he swallowed in a bid to destroy evidence. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053243-nakhon-si-thammarat-drug-suspect-nearly-chokes-on-evidence/
  10. Nakhon Si Thammarat drug suspect nearly chokes on evidence By The Nation Image: Channel 3 Police in Nakhon Si Thammarat had to hold off on arresting a suspected drug dealer on Friday morning while they saved him from choking to death on a wad of banknotes he swallowed in a bid to destroy evidence. Sahasnai Khamkli, 36, went into convulsions and collapsed after wolfing down Bt300 worth of paper money with which he’d allegedly been paid by an undercover policeman for two meth pills. The arresting officers had to pound on his back until he coughed up the cash. He was taken to Thung Yai police station to be booked for drug trafficking. The undercover officer had gone to Sahasnai’s house in Ban Sai Ngam, Tambon Thayang, and bought the methamphetamine. Once the exchange was made, other cops broke down the door, panicking Sahasnai into swallowing the loot. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352356 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Homeless man hit, injured by train in Chumphon By The Nation Image: Ban Muang A homeless man who has been living near railway tracks in Chumphon's Muang district was hit and injured by a Bangkok-bound passenger train on Thursday night, police said. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053242-homeless-man-hit-injured-by-train-in-chumphon/
  12. Homeless man hit, injured by train in Chumphon By The Nation Image: Ban Muang A homeless man who has been living near railway tracks in Chumphon's Muang district was hit and injured by a Bangkok-bound passenger train on Thursday night, police said. The accident happened at 8.40pm about one kilometre before the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Bangkok train reached Chumphon station. The unidentified man, who appeared to be about 40 to 45 years old, was knocked unconscious by the train. He suffered cuts to the head and his right arm and was taken to Chumphon Hospital. Used clothing, a bottle of water and a white liquor bottle were found near the track. The man had been sleeping near the tracks for months. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352348 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Kin of Thais who died in Israel to be fully compensated By Thawee Apisakulchat The Nation The Royal Thai Embassy, Tel Aviv group// Thai Embassy The Labour Minister has given orders for the families of two Thai migrant workers who died this month while legally employed in Israel to be given all the compensation and welfare benefits to which they’re entitled. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053240-kin-of-thais-who-died-in-israel-to-be-fully-compensated/
  14. Kin of Thais who died in Israel to be fully compensated By Thawee Apisakulchat The Nation The Royal Thai Embassy, Tel Aviv group// Thai Embassy The Labour Minister has given orders for the families of two Thai migrant workers who died this month while legally employed in Israel to be given all the compensation and welfare benefits to which they’re entitled. Pol General Adul Sangsingkeo announced the policy on Friday in a national video conference with ministry officials. On the line with him were Monchai Dechapol, chief of the labour office in Nakhon Phanom, and Apichat Wongkalasin, who heads the employment office in that province. Both men who died hailed from Nakhon Phanom and worked on farms in Israel. They died of heart failure just two days apart. Natthachai Pongsao, 32, died on August 3 and Pornchai Phromchan, 43, died on August 5, according to the Minister-Counsellor for Labour at the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv. The flight bringing their bodies home was due to land at Suvarnahumi International Airport on Friday afternoon and the Labour Ministry has arranged for transport to their home province. Natthachai’s relatives will receive Bt95,000 as his final month’s salary plus overdue pay, Bt40,000 in compensation from a fund for Thais working abroad, Bt10,176 from the Social Security Office, and Bt55,000 from the village funeral fund. His healthcare insurance will cover all transportation costs. Pornchai’s kin will receive Bt95,000 in salary and overdue pay and Bt40,000 from the overseas workers’ fund. Transportation costs for his remains will also be fully covered. Both men were also each entitled to a Bt15,000 from a village assistance fund. Also participating in the video conference were Natthachai’s wife, Wilaiwan Wong-u-padchai, and Pornchai’s father, Boonlert Phromchan. They thanked the officials involved and advised anyone considering overseas work to proceed legally so they would be financially covered in the event of mishap. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30352359 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-08-17
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    Thailand Live Friday 17 Aug 2018

    Signs posted warning land encroachers in Rassada By Kritsada Mueanhawong Officers have set up official warning signs in front of a 50 rai plot of land on national reserve forest at Klong Bang Chela – Klong Tajeen in Rassada . Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053239-signs-posted-warning-land-encroachers-in-rassada/
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