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British tourist forced to apologise after being caught trying to pull insurance scam on Koh Samui

 

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A British tourist has been forced to apologise after being caught out in an insurance scam while holidaying in Koh Samui.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043687-british-tourist-forced-to-apologise-after-being-caught-trying-to-pull-insurance-scam-on-koh-samui/

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Taxi driver returns Bt270,000 cash to Cambodian passenger

By The Nation

 

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A Bangkok taxi driver found cash worth Bt270,000 in Thai, Cambodian and US banknotes in a handbag at the weekend and handed it over to a radio station, which later managed to locate the Cambodian owner and return it to him.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043702-taxi-driver-returns-bt270000-cash-to-cambodian-passenger/

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Tearful apology from remorseful trio

By KORNKAMON AKSORNDECH 
THE NATION

 

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THREE THAI men arrested for preying on tourists around Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok have made tearful confessions, apologised to the public for tarnishing Thailand's reputation and sworn they will never do it again.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043714-tearful-apology-from-remorseful-trio/

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Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Andrew Cawthorne

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - Sweden vs South Korea - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 18, 2018 Sweden's Andreas Granqvist scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

 

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 with a narrow 1-0 victory over South Korea, but they will need to find their shooting boots if they are to match their two other, trickier opponents in Group F.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043735-sweden-bury-world-cup-opening-jinx-to-beat-south-korea/

 

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Lukaku double as Belgium outclass brave Panama

Philip O'Connor

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - Belgium vs Panama - Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia - June 18, 2018 Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal with Axel Witsel and team mates REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

 

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043736-lukaku-double-as-belgium-outclass-brave-panama/

 

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Two-goal Kane strikes late to give England 2-1 win over Tunisia

William Schomberg

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - Tunisia vs England - Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia - June 18, 2018 England's Harry Kane scores their second goal REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

 

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - England captain Harry Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time winner as he led his side to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup match on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043737-two-goal-kane-strikes-late-to-give-england-2-1-win-over-tunisia/

 

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France, UK leaders urged to upbraid Prayut on trip

By POLITICAL DESK 
THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Junta’s human rights record and election delays to draw flak in Europe.

 

WHILE Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is hoping to use his trip to the United Kingdom and France starting tomorrow to seal economic deals and garner international recognition of his regime, he might also have to endure a lecture from leaders about human rights and democracy, thanks to the efforts of campaigners and exiled Thai dissidents. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043668-uk-france-should-press-thai-pm-on-rights-to-end-military-rule-group/?do=findComment&comment=13090457

 

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Meechai denies charter rigged to forge ‘unity govt’

By THE NATION

 

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Meechai Ruchupan

 

THE CHIEF Constitution drafter yesterday dismissed claims that the charter was written with a goal of paving the way for a government of “national unity” after the next general election.

 

Full story; https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043739-meechai-denies-charter-rigged-to-forge-‘unity-govt’/

 

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List of 270 suspects in destitute fund scandal

By PIYANUCH TAMNUKASETCHAI 
THE NATION

 

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A LIST of 270 civil servants allegedly involved in irregularities in disbursing the state allowance for the underprivileged has been submitted to the Department of Social Development and Welfare to proceed with disciplinary probes, said an anti-corruption official yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043741-list-of-270-suspects-in-destitute-fund-scandal/

 

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World Cup kicks off huge illegal betting spree

By The Nation

 

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Police join with banks, AMLO to stem tide of online football gambling.

 

WITH SOME 3,000 football gambling suspects nabbed in just the first five days of the Fifa World Cup, police have joined with the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo), 36 banks and the e-money service provider Telco in monitoring for suspected online gambling money transactions, Amlo chief Romsit Wiriyasan said yesterday. The banks and Telco will alert police or Amlo about suspicious transactions for investigation, he explained.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043742-world-cup-kicks-off-huge-illegal-betting-spree/

 

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Court asked to halt Doi Suthep building

By THE NATION

 

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The Doi Suthep Forest Reclamation Network unfurls a sign reading “No Man’s Land” yesterday at the foot of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep mountain.

 

THE DOI SUTHEP Forest Reclamation Network will today ask the Court of Appeals Region 5 to stop the ongoing construction at the controversial site that is now labelled “No Man’s Land”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043743-court-asked-to-halt-doi-suthep-building/

 

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Organic farmers threaten Government House rally unless Prayut bans chemicals

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 

 

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Protest leader Amnart Khetkhao, left, submits a petition from organic farmers demanding a ban on paraquat and glyphosate to Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry representative Derake Tonpayom yesterday.

 

PROTESTERS HAVE demanded that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha |immediately ban paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos or they will march to Government House.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043744-organic-farmers-threaten-government-house-rally-unless-prayut-bans-chemicals/

 

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Parents of killed activist demand Army hand over video

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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THE LAWYER for the family of young Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae, who was shot dead by soldiers at a military checkpoint in March last year, has petitioned the Army to hand over video footage from the scene.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043745-parents-of-killed-activist-demand-army-hand-over-video/

 

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Special celebrations planned for King’s 66th birthday next month

By The Nation

 

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PM’s Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana

 

The government has planned week-long celebrations for HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 66th Birthday.

 

The monarch will turn 66 on July 28. 

 

“The celebrations will run from July 22 to July 28,” PM’s Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said yesterday. 

 

Suwaphan said a parade and a ceremony to express best wishes to the king would take place on July 28. 

 

“The prime minister will represent Thai people in delivering the Happy Birthday message,” he said. 

 

He added that the government had also planned to hold an exhibition on the king’s initiative to encourage volunteer activities for good causes. 

 

“People who have joined these activities can send photos of their participation as we will feature some photos in the upcoming exhibition,” he said. 

 

Suwaphan added that between July 27 and 28, the government would also organise a variety of activities in honour of the king. 

 

 “For example, people may have their electrical appliances repaired for free at the Fix It Centre, to be operated by vocational students,” he said. 

 

He added that there would be classes on flower-garland making, souvenir making, Thai-dessert cooking, fabric-dye for members of the public. 

 

“Also include are cultural shows and entertainment,” he said. 

 

Suwaphan said the celebrations for the king would be held both in Bangkok and provinces. 

 

He urged Thais to do good deeds in honour of the king for his birthday. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30348048

 
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Country heading for Bt286 bn hit from cyber attacks, study finds

By ASINA PORNWASIN 
THE NATION

 

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CYBER security threats could potentially cost the Thai economy Bt286 billion, equating to 2.2 per cent of total gross domestic products (GDP), a study has found.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043746-thailand-heading-for-bt286-bn-hit-from-cyber-attacks-study-finds/

 

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