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Pedal Pushers: German siblings cycling the world just arrived in Thailand

By Coconuts Bangkok

 

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Two German siblings who are riding their bikes around the world have arrived in Thailand after taking their journey to Turkey, Australia, and Malaysia.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024182-pedal-pushers-german-siblings-cycling-the-world-just-arrived-in-thailand/

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Lawyer moves to block sale of Yingluck’s frozen assets

By The Nation

 

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A LAWYER representing fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra has filed a petition with the Administrative Court seeking an injunction against the plan by the Department of Legal Execution to auction her assets, including a house.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024196-lawyer-moves-to-block-sale-of-yingluck’s-frozen-assets/

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Dentists warn of "fashion orthodontics" as scary "Jaws" gnashers posted online

 

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Picture: Manager Online

 

Top dentists have warned Thais about going to quacks who promise a quick fix for straightening teeth using oral retainers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024213-dentists-warn-of-fashion-orthodontics-as-scary-jaws-gnashers-posted-online/

 

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"The mystery of Tarutao" as tourists return stolen beach stones in droves

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Dozens of tourists who have taken stones from a popular beach have probably experienced bad luck and mailed the rocks back to the Tarutao national park, said staff.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024143-tourists-asked-to-return-black-stones-back-to-had-hin-ngam-beach-in-satun/?do=findComment&comment=12694613

 

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Strong evidence of crimes in poaching case: minister

By THE NATION

 

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Panel set up as authorities promise to follow Premchai’s case ‘to the end’

 

AN AD HOC panel has been set up to follow up on legal proceedings involving a construction tycoon accused of poaching and possessing wildlife at the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, following a resolution passed by the National Wildlife Preservation and Protection Committee.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024215-strong-evidence-of-crimes-in-poaching-case-minister/

 

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ITD could lose its high corporate governance rating

By THE NATION

 

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Bandid Nijathaworn

 

THE Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD) will consider poaching allegations in its corporate governance score for Italian-Thai Development in this year’s survey, said Bandid Nijathaworn, president and chief executive of the association.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024216-itd-could-lose-its-high-corporate-governance-rating/

 

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‘Stubborness’ led officials to become suspicious of group of campers: Wichian

By JAKRAWAN SALAYTOO 
THE NATION

 

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Wichian

 

IT WAS the defiance and stubbornness shown by Italian-Thai Development president Premchai Karnasuta and his companions that aroused the suspicion of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary’s officials, leading to the group’s high-profile arrest.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024217-‘stubborness’-led-officials-to-become-suspicious-of-group-of-campers-wichian/

 

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Online outrage over Premchai scandal

By MARISA CHIMPRABHA 
THE NATION

 

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Social media users demand ‘same standards’ in prosecution of tycoon amid fears he will receive suspended sentence.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA users on multiple platforms have furiously criticised construction mogul Premchai Karnasuta, who was arrested for allegedly poaching in a Unesco World Heritage site in Kanchanaburi province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024218-online-outrage-over-premchai-scandal/

 

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Culture Ministry calls for return of ancient Thai artefacts from US museums

By PHATARAWADEE PHATARANAWIK 
THE NATION

 

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The Culture Ministry is calling for the return of an 11th-century stone lintel that originated at Prasat Khao Lon in Buri Ram province but is being held in the permanent collection of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

 

THE CULTURE MINISTRY is expediting the process seeking the return of more than 100 ancient Thai artefacts from overseas.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024220-culture-ministry-calls-for-return-of-ancient-thai-artefacts-from-us-museums/

 

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Coal-fired power plants ‘partly to blame for Bangkok pollution’

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Eastern industrial estate linked to air quality as PM2.5 levels exceed safe levels.

 

BANGKOK’S SERIOUS air pollution was partly generated from coal-fired power plants in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Zone, Greenpeace has revealed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024221-coal-fired-power-plants-‘partly-to-blame-for-bangkok-pollution’/

 

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US ‘encouraged by Thailand’s return to democracy’ as elections delayed

By WASAMON AUDJARINT 
THE NATION

 

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US Ambassador Glyn Davies

 

THE US remains encouraged by the Thai junta government’s commitment to return the country to democracy amid shifting factors that make it very possible, even quite likely, that the election will be further postponed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024222-us-‘encouraged-by-thailand’s-return-to-democracy’-as-elections-delayed/

 

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MBK39 activists freed after court rejects police request

By WASAMON AUDJARINT 
THE NATION

 

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MBK39 activist group walked free yesterday although the court took a long consideration to free five well known protesters who were charge of sedition charges for a pro-election assembly last month in the heart of the capital.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024223-mbk39-activists-freed-after-court-rejects-police-request/

 

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Prison wardens dismissed for rape, drugs and smuggling

By PIYANUCH TAMNUKASETCHAI 
THE NATION

 

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FOURTEEN prison wardens found guilty of serious misconduct were sacked without benefits, while four others were dismissed from the civil service but kept their benefits, and 193 were hit with lighter disciplinary punishments, Corrections Department chief Pol Colonel Narat Sawetanan said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024224-prison-wardens-dismissed-for-rape-drugs-and-smuggling/

 

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EDITORIAL

Let’s build our next coal-power plant in Cambodia

By The Nation

 

As with the hydroeletricity coming from Laos, our other neighbour can reap income from shipping energy to the Thai south 

 

Plans to build a major power plant in southern Thailand have been contentious from the start, but concerns have intensified over the past two decades.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024225-let’s-build-our-next-coal-power-plant-in-cambodia/

 

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