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Trump ousts Secretary of State Tillerson, taps CIA director Pompeo

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at a joint news conference between President Trump and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had replaced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, and had tapped Gina Haspel to lead the CIA.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028973-breaking-trump-ousts-secretary-of-state-tillerson-taps-cia-director-pompeo/

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FBI tried to contact 'sex coaches' in Thai jail

By Ivan Watson and Kocha Olarn, CNN

 

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Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)FBI agents have tried to meet a pair of self-styled "sex coaches" detained in a Bangkok jail who claim to have evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, a senior Thai official told CNN.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028971-fbi-tried-to-contact-sex-coaches-in-thai-jail/

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DRG proposes charter change to end NCPO hold on power in election run-up

By Wasamon Audjarint 
The Nation

 

The activist Democracy Restoration Group (DRG) on Tuesday suggested changes to the 2017 Constitution in order to end the ruling legitimacy of the military-led government during the pre-election period.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028987-drg-proposes-charter-change-to-end-ncpo-hold-on-power-in-election-run-up/

 

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Court review of organic bills will not delay poll, Prayut promises

By WASAMON AUDJARINT, 
KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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PM Prayut at Government House on Tuesday.

 

PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday gave his assurance that the chief charter drafter’s proposal to have the Constitutional Court interpret two organic bills essential to hold the election should not cause any further delay to the poll timeline.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028988-court-review-of-organic-bills-will-not-delay-poll-prayut-promises/

 

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Thai TV wins landmark licence case against NBTC

By THE NATION

 

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Thai TV president Pantipa Sakulchai speaks to reporters in front of the Central Administrative Court yesterday after it ruled in favour of her firm’s case against the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

 

Both sides plan appeal after court rules regulator failed to properly plan for transition to digital TV.

 

IN AN historic case, Thailand’s broadcast regulator was yesterday ordered to return seized bank guarantees worth almost Bt1.75 billion to Thai TV, the licensee of two digital television stations.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028923-central-administrative-court-rules-in-favour-of-thai-tv/?do=findComment&comment=12795334   

 

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Prosecutors handed probe documents in Premchai case

By SUPOT KAEWKASEE 
JESSADA CHANTARARAK 
THE NATION

 

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ITD president and aides to meet with police today to acknowledge charges.

 

POLICE YESTERDAY submitted two thick files of investigation documents to provincial public prosecutors to support their allegations on nine poaching-related offences against the president of the Italian-Thai Development (ITD) construction firm and his aides.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028911-natural-resources-minister-confident-file-on-black-panther-hunting-case-will-be-submitted-on-time/?do=findComment&comment=12795345

 

 

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Kaeng Krachan National Park officers can’t burn down Karen villagers’ homes, court told

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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THE SUPREME Administrative Court was told yesterday that Kaeng Krachan National Park officers do not have the right to burn down Karen villages.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028990-kaeng-krachan-national-park-officers-can’t-burn-down-karen-villagers’-homes-court-told/

 

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Date set for indictments in football match-fixing case

By KESINEE TAENGKHIAO 
THE NATION

 

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PROSECUTORS will decide on April 24 whether to indict 16 individuals – two referees, eight players and six investors/representatives – who are suspected of being involved in the match-fixing of Thai League games last year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028991-date-set-for-indictments-in-football-match-fixing-case/

 

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Rabies outbreak ‘under control’ despite spike in infections this year

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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AFTER A WEEK of heightened alarm, the Department of Livestock Development said yesterday the rabies outbreak that has killed four people this year was under control and the infection rate had lowered.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028992-rabies-outbreak-‘under-control’-despite-spike-in-infections-this-year/

 

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New national jerseys coolness personified

By Lerpong Amsa-mgiam 
The Nation

 

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Thai FA president Somyot Poompanmoung, middle, Warrix Sport Company managing director Wisan Wanasaksrisakul, 6th from right, and national players wearing the new jerseys.

 

The Thailand national football team will wear new jerseys for the first time in this month’s King’s Cup Football Tournament at the Rajamangala National Stadium.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028993-thailand-national-football-team-new-jerseys-coolness-personified/

 

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EDITORIAL

The disabled in chains

 

Three years after the BTS was ordered to install elevators at every station, it still hasn’t finished the job

 

Manit “Saba” Inpim of Bangkok, who is confined to a wheelchair and advocates for the rights of the disabled, slammed an elevator panel at the BTS Asok Station this past weekend, hard enough to shatter the glass. He then turned himself in to police and confessed to damaging public property. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028994-editorial-the-disabled-in-chains/

 

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OPINION

Hit TV drama is a joyous trip through time

By Tulsathit Taptim 
The Nation

 

Feminism, ancient history and lessons about loyalty. It sounds more like an excruciating afternoon at school than a TV show. Yet current mega-hit “Love Destiny” is a highly addictive cocktail of fascinating themes, fine acting, smart screenplays and eye-candy settings.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028995-opinion-hit-tv-drama-is-a-joyous-trip-through-time/

 

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New probe of self-help centre budgets hints at massive graft

By THE NATION

 

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BUDGET allocations for self-help settlements in Udon Thani and Khon Kaen have shown irregularities after an investigation by the Public Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1028997-new-probe-of-self-help-centre-budgets-hints-at-massive-graft/

 

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