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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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An audience with former Arsenal and England legend Paul Merson in Bangkok!

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: EEC apart, NCPO has done little to enhance people’s lives, say economists

By WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION

 

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ECONOMISTS SEE some economic improvement during the term of the junta-backed government but are disappointed at the paucity of its major economic reforms.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039463-special-report-eec-apart-ncpo-has-done-little-to-enhance-people’s-lives-say-economists/

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Amnesty demands early lifting of restrictions on political activities

By The Nation

 

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Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) fulfil its promise to lift restrictions on political activities – in place since the 2014 coup – and remove them by the end of June.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039464-amnesty-demands-early-lifting-of-restrictions-on-political-activities/

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Arrested but not disheartened

By KAS CHANWANPEN, 
WASAMON AUDJARINT 
THE NATION

 

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Leaders vow to fight on after pro poll rally in Bangkok is broken up by police.

 

PRO-ELECTION activists were arrested as their attempt yesterday to march to Government House to push for an early election was blocked by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who insisted that the poll would be no sooner than early 2019.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039465-arrested-but-not-disheartened/

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Ban sought on otter trawling after whale shark snared off Phuket

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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AN ONLINE petition campaigning for a ban on a form of fishing was launched yesterday after an endangered whale shark was caught by a trawler in the waters off Phuket last Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039466-ban-sought-on-otter-trawling-after-whale-shark-snared-off-phuket/

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Court sets Sept 28 for verdict in class-action lawsuit against Ford

By KESINEE TANGKHIEO 
THE NATION

 

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THE CIVIL Court will deliver its verdict in the class-action lawsuit against Ford Sales and Services (Thailand) Co Ltd on September 28.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039468-court-sets-sept-28-for-verdict-in-class-action-lawsuit-against-ford/

 

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Activists warn of lawsuits over farm chemicals

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

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A farmer from Lamphun protests yesterday with a sign reading “Lamphun opposes paraquat” at a demonstration to oppose use of three farm chemicals. Photo Pratch Rujivanarom

 

Hazardous substances committee to rule on future of paraquat today

 

THE GOVERNMENT will have to take responsibility for the damage to people’s health and the environment and could face lawsuits if it allows the renewal of licences for paraquat and two other agro-chemicals, activists caution.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039469-activists-warn-of-lawsuits-over-farm-chemicals/

 

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Saving Maya Bay

By Pattarawadee Saengmanee 
The Nation

 

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Maya Bay, which currently welcomes more than 3,000 tourists a day, will be closed for its fourmonth rehabilitation and makeover for sustainable tourism.

 

The island made famously by the movie "The Beach" is due to get a complete makeover as part of a new project designed to protect the environment and the ocean

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039470-saving-maya-bay/

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Couple charged with illegal money-lending, rape and detention

By The Nation

 

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A couple has been arrested on suspicion of operating a loan-shark operation in Chon Buri after allegedly detaining, assaulting and raping a female customer in a bid to collect a debt, police announced on Tuesday.

 

Source: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039472-couple-charged-with-illegal-money-lending-rape-and-detention/

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OPINION

Thai politics and green tea business warfare

By Tulsathit Taptim 
The Nation

 

Politicians and makers of green tea have many things in common: They and their rivals are a lot more similar than they make the public believe; they resort to heavy advertising (or propaganda if you will) and populism to differentiate and promote sales; and their fierce competition is detrimental to both themselves and their enemies.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1039474-thai-politics-and-green-tea-business-warfare/

 

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