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Happy resolution for soldier who cried fowl

By JITRAPORN SENWONG 
THE NATION

 

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A PRIVATE who mustered the courage to speak up against his superior at a military camp has found a way out of abusive treatment and an unreasonable assignment to tend to nearly 100 chicken and fighting cocks of a senior military officer.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048751-happy-resolution-for-soldier-who-cried-fowl/

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Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

By Jeff Mason and Denis Pinchuk

 

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U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin hold a joint news conference. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

 

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the U.S. 2016 election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048767-shock-as-trump-backs-putin-on-election-meddling-at-summit/

 

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PM hands over donation to Japan following deadly floods

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Cha-o-cha hands Bt 5 million donation to Japanese Ambassador to Thailand Shiro Sadoshima.

 

Thailand has donated Bt5 million to Japan for disaster relief after the devastating floods in the western part of Japan that claimed more than 200 lives earlier this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048768-pm-prayut-hands-over-donation-to-japan-following-deadly-floods/

 

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Govt instructs state agencies to hasten civil suits in rice-pledging scandal

By The Nation

 

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The government has instructed the relevant state agencies to expedite civil lawsuits seeking damages from their private contractors accused of theft and embezzlement in connection with the rice-pledging scandal.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048769-thai-govt-instructs-state-agencies-to-hasten-civil-suits-in-rice-pledging-scandal/

 

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Trans fats ban could burn small businesses: expert

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Nutritionists praise health move but local bakeries brace for impacts.
 

THAILAND’S BAN on trans fats is being applauded by consumer protection activists and nutritionists but a food-industry expert says the government action could lead to chaos in small bakeries and dairy beverage businesses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048770-trans-fats-ban-could-burn-small-businesses-expert/

 

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Patients ‘must find alternative’

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA, 
KORNRAWEE PANYASUPPAKUN 
THE NATION

 

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FDA cautions after recall of five drugs.

 

WHILE FIVE medicines containing valsartan are being recalled over their potential links to cancer, experts warn that abandoning them without alternative medication is even more dangerous. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048772-fda-cautions-after-recall-of-five-drugs-patients-‘must-find-alternative’/

 

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Angry and deep in debt, teachers demand govt step in

By ANEK KRAJAEM 
THE NATION

 

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SOME 100 teachers on Saturday launched a campaign calling for the government and the Government Savings Bank (GSB) to allow a six-month moratorium in debt repayment to the Funeral Service Welfare for Teachers and Education Personnel fund.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048773-angry-and-deep-in-debt-teachers-demand-thai-govt-step-in/

 

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Smart kiosks give students easier way to check loans

By JIRAPAN BOONNOON 
THE NATION

 

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THE Digital Government Development Agency (DGA) has joined with the Student Loans Fund office (SLF) to allow its borrowers to check their loan status via 56 so-called smart kiosks set up by the government nationwide.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048774-smart-kiosks-give-students-easier-way-to-check-loans/

 

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AIS and DTAC collect bid papers for spectrum auctions

By SIRIVISH TOOMGUM 
THE NATION

 

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ADVANCED Info Service (AIS) group and Total Access Communication (DTAC) group yesterday picked up the applications to contest auctions for licences to offer services on the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectra.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048775-ais-and-dtac-collect-bid-papers-for-spectrum-auctions/

 

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Huge increase in online-betting arrests for this year’s World Cup

By Suriya Patathayo 
The Nation

 

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Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan.

 

Police have arrested three times as many gambling suspects during the recent World Cup competition as they did for the 2014 tournament.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048777-huge-increase-in-online-betting-arrests-for-this-year’s-world-cup/

 

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Thailand Wants to Have Its (Hash) Cake and Eat It Too

By Natnicha Chuwiruch

 

>> Country will lead the way in Asia to legalize medical cannabis

>> Thailand eyeing a piece of the global medical cannabis market

 

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Thailand, known for its tough policies against drug trafficking, is taking a page from Canada and other countries and is seeking to lead the way in Asia in legalizing medical marijuana.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048780-thailand-wants-to-have-its-hash-cake-and-eat-it-too/ 

 

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“Doctor Pak” in emotional reunion with Wild Boars boys

By Thai PBS

 

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There was an emotional scene when Lt Col Dr Pak Loharnchun, a military doctor better known as “Mor Pak”,  visited the 12 young footballers and their coach in a happy reunion at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048713-mu-pa-boys-will-grow-up-to-work-for-country’s-benefit-says-dr-pak/?do=findComment&comment=13179927

 

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Room for half a million more

By The Nation

 

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It’s not just the two boys and the coach plucked from the cave who deserve to be Thai citizens
 

The unexpected bonus that came with the dramatic rescue of the Wild Boars footballers from a flooded Chiang Rai cave was the spotlight that suddenly shone on the technically stateless legal status of two of the boys and their assistant coach. It is hoped that the outpouring of sympathy from Thais and the global community will improve their chances of obtaining much-awaited Thai citizenship.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048783-it’s-not-just-the-two-boys-and-the-coach-plucked-from-the-cave-who-deserve-to-be-thai-citizens/

 

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