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Nigerian man arrested as police hunt ‘romance scam’ gang

By Jessada Jantararak 
The Nation

 

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Tourist police are hunting for conspirators in a “romance scam” gang after they arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian who allegedly lured a Thai woman in Lampang province into wiring him nearly Bt100,000.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034886-nigerian-man-arrested-as-police-hunt-‘romance-scam’-gang/

 

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People to pay more for medical care under healthcare reform

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation

 

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AS A PART of the country’s upcoming national healthcare reform, Thais will definitely have to pay extra for any extra medical services or medicines they want.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034888-thai-people-to-pay-more-for-medical-care-under-healthcare-reform/

 

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Experts worried about lack of Thai digital skills

By The Nation

 

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Alibaba durian deal dismissed as ‘hype’, observers ponder impact

 

THE HYPE over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Bt11-billion investment in Thailand, announced last Thursday, and its huge Tmall online platform has only masked the country’s fundamental weaknesses in embracing the digital technology for economic and social benefits, according to experts.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034889-experts-worried-about-lack-of-thai-digital-skills/

 

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Teary farewell as residents evacuate Mahakan Fort

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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MANY RESIDENTS of centuries-old Mahakan Fort Community shed tears yesterday as they were forced to bid their last farewell to the place they and their ancestors had long called “home”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034890-teary-farewell-as-residents-evacuate-mahakan-fort/

 

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Somchai withdraws from Electoral Commission selection process

By The Nation

 

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Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has withdrawn from the contest to become the next secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC), he disclosed on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034892-somchai-withdraws-from-electoral-commission-selection-process/

 

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Abhisit convinces Democrats to affirm leader by mobile vote for all members

By Jintana Panyaarvudh 
The Nation

 

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Democrat Party deputy leader Ongart Klampaiboon

 

The Democrat Party’s new era will kick off with a primary vote by all members for the party leader, said a top party official.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034893-abhisit-convinces-democrats-to-affirm-leader-by-mobile-vote-for-all-members/

 

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Police to quiz celebrities after factory raid nets ‘dangerous’ products

By JESSADA JANTARAK 
THE NATION

 

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POLICE PLAN to summons for questioning about 15 celebrities, stars and Internet idols hired to be presenters of well-known food-supplement brands whose company is facing allegations of operating without a proper licence.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034894-thai-police-to-quiz-celebrities-after-factory-raid-nets-‘dangerous’-products/

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Dawn of the new Democrats?

By JINTANA PANYAARVUDH 
THE NATION 

 

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File photo: Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva during a rite at the party's head office.

 

At 72 years of existence and repeated election losses, Thailand’s oldest political party is facing the biggest challenge in its history trying to rebrand itself ahead of the national election

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034895-dawn-of-the-new-democrats/

 

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Thailand has what it takes for startup success, says venture fund head

By Kwanchai Rungfapaisarn 
The Nation

 

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Peng T Ong, managing partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures

 

DUE TO THE REGION’S abundance of affordable resources, supportive governments and strong market demand, Southeast Asia has much potential as a testing ground for startups aiming to go global, said Peng T Ong, managing partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures. Conditions are ripe in the region for startups to maximise their growth potential, he added.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034896-thailand-has-what-it-takes-for-startup-success-says-venture-fund-head/

 

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Three girls wounded by stray bullets

By Thai PBS

 

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Police are looking for a gunman who fired gunshots during a wedding procession in Nakhon Nayok’s Muang district Sunday morning (April 22), resulting to three young girls sustaining bullet wounds.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034900-three-girls-wounded-by-stray-bullets-in-nakhon-nayok/

 

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Man arrested after Facebook livestreaming torture of his girlfriend

By Thai PBS

 

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A man who broadcast live on Facebook the scenes he tortured and threatened to kill his girlfriend was arrested by the police.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034899-woman-seen-being-beaten-on-facebook-live-rescued-in-bangkok/?do=findComment&comment=12917888

 

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Two killed and five seriously injured in road accident in Songkhla

By Thai PBS

 

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Two people were killed and five others seriously injured when a pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle with a sidecar and turned over on a road in Singha Nakhon district of Songkhla province on Sunday (April 22).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1034901-two-killed-and-five-seriously-injured-in-road-accident-in-songkhla/

 

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