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Long Live Your Majesty Queen Sirikit!

 

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His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn yesterday accompanied his mother; Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, to attend a merit-making ceremony to celebrate the Queen's 86th birthday anniversary.

 

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as well as the King's children; Their Royal Highnesses Princesses Bajrakitiyabha and Sirivannavari Nariratana and Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, participated in the event held inside Chitralada Palace.

 

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As Her Majesty has always been considered the mother of the Kingdom, her birthday is marked as National Mothers’ Day.

All government offices and many businesses display Her Majesty’s portrait with blue ribbons – blue is the colour for people born on Friday.

 

Bangkok is lighting up for the Queen's 86th birthday.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30352013

 
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Sustaining 5% growth a challenge, say economists

By Wichit Chaitrong 
The Nation

 

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Majority of population left behind despite surge in exports and spending
 

THE ECONOMY could grow by 5 per cent this year, but the challenge will be in how to sustain that rate, economists agreed at a roundtable discussion last week.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052560-sustaining-5-growth-a-challenge-say-economists/

 

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Group demands removal of court-owned properties on Doi Suthep

By THE NATION

 

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The new banner released and shared on social media to invite the public to join the rally set on August 26 by the network.

 

THE resolution to build a new office and residences for the Court of Appeals Region 5 in Chiang Rai has nothing to do with the demand to remove the court properties that are already encroaching on the pristine forest on Doi Suthep, a representative of the Doi Suthep Forest Reclamation Network said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052561-group-demands-removal-of-court-owned-properties-on-doi-suthep/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Doi Suthep – making 'backward progress'

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Photos courtesy of Doi Suthep Forest Reclamation Network.

 

At first, the spokesperson of the Doi Suthep Forest Reclamation Network, Bunnaroth Buaklee, called it “backward progress”. And now, as the administration of the Court of Justice has resolved to move the disputed compound to Chiang Rai province, the situation has become even more frustrating for the Network in the absence of any details on what would be done with the compound.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052562-special-report-doi-suthep-–-making-backward-progress/

 

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Study raises concerns about young Muay Thai fighters

By The Nation

 

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WITH CHEERS and the promise of money attracting some 200,000 under-15s to go into Muay Thai, human-rights and health advocates have raised concerns about the violation of their rights and the possible impact punches and kicks may have on their brain development.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052565-study-raises-concerns-about-young-muay-thai-fighters/

 

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Mu Pa players mark Mother’s Day with personally made cards

By NATTAWAT LAPING 
The Nation 
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THE RESCUED Mu Pa footballers and their assistant coach came together on Sunday to create Mother’s Day cards for their mums. National Mother’s Day is marked every year on August 12 – the birthday anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, who is considered the mother of the nation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052567-mu-pa-players-mark-mother’s-day-with-personally-made-cards/

 

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Chiang Rai to open organic fruit and vegetable centre next year

By The Nation

 

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The largest market for fresh fruit and vegetables in the North is scheduled to open in Chiang Rai next year. The market, Talat Lan Muang, is also expected to become a centre for the trading of fresh goods with Myanmar and Laos, thanks to the location of Chiang Rai. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1051849-chiang-rai-to-open-chemical-free-vegetable-and-fruit-market-in-2019/?do=findComment&comment=13262558

 

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Myanmar urged to tap green power

By Khine Kyaw 
The Nation 
Yangon 

 

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Shoon So Oo, energy proฌgramme manager at World Wildlife Fund Myanmar.

 

Given that nearly 70 per cent of the population in Myanmar lacks access to electricity, the government must optimise its abundant natural resources to implement green energy projects in order to solve its power crisis, says Shoon So Oo, energy programme manager at World Wildlife Fund Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052569-myanmar-urged-to-tap-green-power/

 

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Super Poll director doubts poll result on election inspectors

 

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Super Poll Research Office Noppadol Kanikar has expressed doubts over the reliability of an opinion poll conducted by the Office of the Secretary-General of the Senate on the Election Commission Bill regarding the question of provincial election inspectors.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052571-super-poll-director-doubts-poll-result-on-election-inspectors/

 

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The world’s riskiest place to visit, if you’re British

By The Thaiger & The Nation

 

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PHOTO: worldatlas.com

 

If you’re British, where in the world is the riskiest place for you to visit?  New research by Endsleigh Insurance Services has unveiled the world’s riskiest holiday destinations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052572-the-world’s-riskiest-place-to-visit-if-you’re-british/

 

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Kiwi tourists urged not to ride elephants in Thailand

Alex Baird

 

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Working elephants in Thailand are often subjected to severe abuse.

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New Zealand travellers are being told to steer clear of elephant riding due to the severe abuse the animals face.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052574-kiwi-tourists-urged-not-to-ride-elephants-in-thailand/

 

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