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Dams continue to discharge water in preparation for more inflows

 

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All large- and medium-sized dams in the country are discharging water as planned in preparing to take more rainwater expected to be brought about by tropical storm “Bebinca”, Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) director-general Somkiat Prajamwong said on Wednesday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052957-dams-continue-to-discharge-water-in-preparation-for-more-inflows/

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Fern helps her mum sell food in Krabi. She also speaks four languages fluently.

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHOTO: A five year old Thai girl, who can speak three foreign languages, helps her mother to sell food along the beach in Krabi.

 

A young beach vendor who sells food along Klong Heng Beach in Krabi, is carrying two baskets with fruits and snacks. She can speak Thai but also Chinese, English and Bahasa Malay languages. She is seen daily communicating fluently with tourists and providing the correct change when tourists buy food from her.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052961-fern-helps-her-mum-sell-food-in-krabi-she-also-speaks-four-languages-fluently/

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Govt to ban import of electronic, plastic wastes

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Minister says environment and public health top priorities; recycling businesses fear for future

 

IMPORT OF all kinds of electronic and plastic wastes will be prohibited to ensure protection of the environment.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052913-thai-govt-launches-electronic-waste-crackdown/?do=findComment&comment=13272097

 

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Prayut wants Bangkok traffic woes eased in three months

By THE NATION 

 

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THE PRIME MINISTER has ordered police stations to join the integrated efforts to ease Bangkok’s severe road congestion problems within three months.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052933-pm-prayut-tours-bangkok-for-first-hand-look-at-traffic-gridlock/?do=findComment&comment=13272107

 

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Romsit loses AMLO post for failure to expedite politically sensitive cases

By ATTAYUTH BOOTSRIPOOM 
THE NATION

 

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POL MAJ-GENERAL Romsit Viriyasan

 

POL MAJ-GENERAL Romsit Viriyasan was abruptly removed from his top post at the Anti-Money Laundering Organisation (AMLO) largely because he failed to expedite a number of |long-delayed politically sensitive |cases, especially since the general election is looming, well-informed sources said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052991-romsit-loses-amlo-post-for-failure-to-expedite-politically-sensitive-cases/

 

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Court rejects ex-monks’ bail pleas

By KESINEE TANGKHIEO 
THE NATION

 

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File photo: Thongchai Sukayano, who was previously known as Phra Phromsitti.

 

Suspects accused of well organised crime that involved huge sums, hurt image of Buddhism.
 

THE CRIMINAL Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases yesterday rejected bail requests for five former senior monks and their three alleged accomplices in a big corruption scandal. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052993-thai-court-rejects-ex-monks’-bail-pleas/

 

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Schooling for poor kids thanks to Bt10 from Chiang Mai residents

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA 
THE NATION

 

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EEF president Prasarn Trairatvorakul

 

THE EQUITABLE Education Fund (EEF) is now exploring ideas on how best to engage all sectors in extending educational help to underprivileged children.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052994-schooling-for-poor-kids-thanks-to-bt10-from-chiang-mai-residents/

 

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Actor’s family put under police microscope in high-profile money-laundering probe

By THE NATION

 

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THE PARENTS of actor Jiratpisit Jaravijit, a suspect in a fraud and money-laundering case, may be joining their famous son in hot water over a Bt800 million bitcoin scam, as police consider applying for their arrest warrants over money-laundering charges.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052995-actor’s-family-put-under-police-microscope-in-high-profile-money-laundering-probe/

 

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Chauvinists aggravating problem in South

 

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The failure to reach an amicable solution to the dispute over some students wearing the veil points to an attitude problem

 

The controversy over elementary school students wearing the Islamic headscarf in a public school in the South that operates on land belonging to a Buddhist temple is far from over as authorities at the local level are unable to resolve the dispute.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052996-chauvinists-aggravating-problem-in-south/

 

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Thais look to seal Asian  Games last-16 berth today

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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National coach Worrawoot Srimaka has his eyes firmly fixed on the Asian Games knockout stage after a tremendous effort by his players earned them a 1-1 draw in their opening clash with 2006 champions Qatar on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052997-thais-look-to-seal-asian -games-last-16-berth-today/

 

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Platform barricades  to be installed at all BTS skytrain stations following incident

 

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The Bangkok Mass Transit System announced today that it will install barricades on the platforms of the remaining 14 stations of the BTS skytrain system as soon as possible.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053000-platform-barricades -to-be-installed-at-all-bts-skytrain-stations-following-incident/

 

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Student who fatally beats up classmate faces manslaughter charge

 

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Police in Hat Yai district of the southern province of Songkhla will file an additional charge of manslaughter against a student boxer who fatally beat up his classmate.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052872-boy-dies-on-13th-birthday-after-fight-with-fellow-student-at-hat-yai-school/?do=findComment&comment=13272162

 

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Tour company will not salvage sunken Phoenix tourist boat

 

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The owner of the tourist boat that sank in the rough sea off Phuket on July 5 resulting in the death of 47 Chinese tourists has refused to salvage the sunken vessel, claiming that it lies 45 metres deep on the seabed and should not pose an obstacle to sea navigation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053001-tour-company-will-not-salvage-sunken-phoenix-tourist-boat/

 

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