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Expat Grocery Survey: Tell us about your grocery shopping habits in Thailand

 

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Thaivisa wants to be able to better understand our user's grocery habits so we can negotiate group deals, discounts and exclusive special offers with some of Thailand's leading retailers.


Tell us about your grocery shopping habits in Thailand by completing the survey here: https://kwiksurveys.com/s/vNlbqnQr
 

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Father of balcony fall kids goes to police claiming wife's negligence and obstruction

 

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The Swiss father of the four mixed race children who fell from a fourth floor Ramkhamhaeng balcony has gone to police to press for charges of negligence causing an accident against the mother of his children.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038732-father-of-balcony-fall-kids-goes-to-police-claiming-wifes-negligence-and-obstruction/

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Ambulance trapped again! When are the government, police, courts - someone - going to do something!

 

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Frustrated posters on Facebook are fed up with reading stories about selfish drivers refusing to pull over for ambulances.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038733-ambulance-trapped-again-when-are-the-government-police-courts-someone-going-to-do-something/

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UPDATE:

 

Pheu Thai risks charges over public criticism of junta

By THE NATION

 

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THE National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday pursued legal cases against the Pheu Thai Party after the party read out a statement blaming the ruling junta for failing to properly govern the country in its nearly four years in power.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038727-pheu-thai-event-on-junta-failures-draws-prosecution-threat/?do=findComment&comment=12995098

 

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Politicians rail against 20-year national plan

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION 

 

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Junta drafted strategy picked apart as victims of ‘Black May’ remembered
 

POLITICIANS FROM leading parties warned yesterday that the junta-led national strategy and reform plans could obstruct the work of future governments.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038754-politicians-rail-against-20-year-national-plan/

 

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Thai narcotics control board may allow marijuana cultivation for medical use

By The Nation

 

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ONCB secretary-general Sirinya Sitdhichai

 

THE OFFICE of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has hinted at the possibility of allowing people to grow marijuana for medical use.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038755-thai-narcotics-control-board-may-allow-marijuana-cultivation-for-medical-use/

 

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Potash mining protesters face intimidation charge

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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LOCALS LEADING a protest against potash mining by a Chinese company in Sakon Nakhon province will face an additional charge of intimidation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038756-potash-mining-protesters-face-intimidation-charge/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Army denies issuing order to shoot down drones in South

By THE NATION

 

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THE FOURTH Army Region has denied there is a standing order for aerial drones to be shot down in the southern border provinces but it pointed out there were rules governing drone flights.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038652-drone-shoot-down-policy-imposed-in-deep-south/?do=findComment&comment=12995130

 

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Senior monk ‘moved Bt25m temple funds to paper firm’

By The Nation

 

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THE ongoing probe into the embezzlement of temple funds has suggested that a senior monk allegedly transferred Bt25 million to a paper company controlled by a woman with links to the military.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038757-senior-monk-‘moved-bt25m-temple-funds-to-paper-firm’/

 

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Nissan’s Leaf launch date blowing in the wind

By Kingsley Wijayasinha 
The Nation 

 

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NMT president Barthes: Nissan wants to achieve double-digit market share in Thailand.

 

SIX months have gone by since Nissan announced that it will sell the Leaf EV electric car in Thailand, but the company has yet to finalise the official launch period for the new model.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038758-nissan’s-leaf-launch-date-blowing-in-the-wind/

 

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EU rap a result of ‘flawed policies’

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 

 

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Despite efforts in meeting IUU fishing standards, the government has failed on several fronts, say groups

 

CONTINUING MAJOR flaws in the protection of the rights of workers and sustainable fishing policies has kept Thailand on the European Union’s “yellow flag” watch list for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to experts.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038759-eu-rap-a-result-of-‘flawed-policies’/

 

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CEO of Emerald Property Group back in jail

Fraud charges relate to the Emerald Kalim Patong Nirvana, Emerald City Life Condo Patong, Emerald Terrace, Patong, Emerald Ao Nang Condo in Krabi and The Emerald, Central.

By The Thaiger & The Nation

 

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The CEO of Emerald Development Group, Khun ‘Mai’ Sawit Ketroj, was in jail last night pending another bail hearing after ‘absconding from Court’ (not reporting to Court under the conditions of his previous bail).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038760-ceo-of-emerald-property-group-back-in-jail/

 

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40 Ugandan women rescued in Thailand

Written by OUR REPORTER

 

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'Saada' the said grandmother of human trafficking of Ugandan girls 

 

Over 40 Ugandan women have been rescued from a human trafficking racket in a Wednesday sweep in Thailand by Thai authorities. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038762-40-ugandan-women-rescued-in-thailand/

 

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EDITORIAL

The problem with disruptive digital upstarts

By The Nation

 

Thailand doesn’t yet have a way of taxing or regulating online travel agencies
 

Digital and related technologies have been disrupting many sectors of the Thai economy, triggering long-term consequences in the areas of taxation and the way people do their jobs, among others. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1038763-editorial-the-problem-with-disruptive-digital-upstarts/

 

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