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We still have our beloved King by our side'

By THE NATION

 

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TODAY MARKS the first anniversary of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s passing and a reminder for Thais of the special place he has in their hearts.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006709-today-marks-the-first-anniversary-of-hm-king-bhumibol-adulyadej’s-passing-we-still-have-our-beloved-king-by-our-side/

 

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Photo of tree growing next to pedestrain bridge gets Thai social media buzzing

 

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Thai social networks were abuzz with comment after a picture emerged of a tree growing slap bang next to the stairs of a pedestrian bridge in downtown Bangkok.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006675-photo-of-tree-growing-next-to-pedestrain-bridge-gets-thai-social-media-buzzing/

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Patong pub shooter surrenders to police

The Phuket News

 

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Manus 'Ta' Pongsupakit, 34, is caught on CCTV fleeing the scene of the shooting. Image via Patong Police

 

PHUKET:-- The man wanted for shooting another man at the Hollywood pub on Bangla Rd in Patong early this morning has surrendered himself to Patong Police.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006686-patong-pub-shooter-surrenders-to-police/

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Prayut urges faster legislative process as junta due to step down in one year

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam

 

General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday met with ministers and legislators in a special meeting to discuss legislation, instructing officials to ensure that they would be finished with the work within the remaining one year as the junta is scheduled to step down.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006705-prayut-urges-faster-legislative-process-as-junta-due-to-step-down-in-one-year/

 

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NACC revives two cases against Thaksin under newly passed law

By THE NATION

 

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File photo: Thaksin Shinawatra

 

THE NATIONAL Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is reviving two cases related to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra following the promulgation of legal procedures specified by the recently passed law on political office holders.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006706-nacc-revives-two-cases-against-thaksin-under-newly-passed-law/

 

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Floods not as bad as 2011 crisis despite inundation: authorities

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

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Prominent expert says three incoming storms could wreak

 

ACADEMICS AND authorities are confident that this year’s flood situation would not be a repeat of the disastrous major floods of 2011, even as many provinces continued to be inundated and dams are at peak capacity.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006707-floods-not-as-bad-as-2011-crisis-despite-inundation-authorities/

 

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Centre set up to monitor drones during Cremation period

By The Nation

 

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Air Force Chief ACM Chom Rungsawang on Thursday said that his office has set up an anti-drone centre to monitor use of drones during the Royal Cremation ceremony at the request of a joint command for the Royal Cremation of the late King.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006708-centre-set-up-to-monitor-drones-during-cremation-period/

 

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Police and murder suspect all safe after flash flood swallows cops' pick-up

 

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Several policemen who had tracked down a murder suspect were then engulfed in a flash flood at a creek in Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006673-police-and-murder-suspect-all-safe-after-flash-flood-swallows-cops-pick-up/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Royal Crematorium replicas set up nationwide

By JITRAPORN SENWONG 
THE NATION

 

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MOURNERS who cannot attend the Royal Cremation ceremonies in Bangkok’s Sanam Luang area can place sandalwood flowers at designated venues across the country on October 26 to pay a final farewell to the much-revered HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980183-royal-cremation-of-the-late-king-bhumibol-adulyadej-is-set-on-october-26/?do=findComment&comment=12355299

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Tighter control on the import of alien fish species

By Chalarntorn Yothasmutra

 

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The Fisheries Department is set to draft a by-law to tighten up control on the import of alien fish species into the country after it was discovered that several alien fish species have proliferated in natural waterways threatening indigenous species.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006711-tighter-control-on-the-import-of-alien-fish-species/

 

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Bus rerouting on Oct 14-15 due to rehearsal of Royal cremation procession

By Chalarntorn Yothasmutra

 

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The Transport Ministry has announced the rerouting of some bus routes around Sanam Luang and adjacent areas to facilitate the rehearsal of the Royal cremation procession on October 14-15.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006712-bus-rerouting-on-oct-14-15-due-to-rehearsal-of-royal-cremation-procession/

 

 

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Cuba plants medical diplomacy flag in Thailand

State-of-the-art biopharmaceuticals plant aimed at fast-growing global market

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent

 

NONTHABURI, Thailand -- In state-of-the-art laboratories set in a lush, green landscape -- and with help from communist-ruled Cuba -- nearly 200 researchers and technicians are paving the way for Thailand to take an ambitious stride into the expanding market for biopharmaceutical drugs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006713-cuba-plants-medical-diplomacy-flag-in-thailand/

 

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Bangkok not seriously affected by flooding: DDPM

 

BANGKOK, 13 October 2017 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) held a meeting with other agencies to closely monitor weather conditions and set guidelines toward assistance for flood victims and assured Bangkok will not be seriously affected by flooding. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1006714-bangkok-not-seriously-affected-by-flooding-ddpm/

 

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