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Reckless driving charges for Ukrainian woman involved in Phuket crash

Rapipan Suksawat

 

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The driver of the vehicle, Kateryna Mizerniuk, 26, has been charged with reckless driving. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- The Ukrainian woman involved in a road accident last Thursday which saw the roof of the vehicle she was driving ripped off is to be charged with reckless driving police have confirmed today.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974489-reckless-driving-charges-for-ukrainian-woman-involved-in-phuket-crash/

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Thailand ranked 32 on World Happiness Report 2017 as Norway comes on top

 

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Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country as Thailand was ranked 32 compared to last year’s 33rd ranking in the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974475-thailand-ranked-32-on-world-happiness-report-2017-as-norway-comes-on-top/

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Thai immigration: No truth that murderer of Kim Jong-nam in Thailand

 

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BANGKOK: -- Immigration spokesman Natthathorn Phrosunthorn has refuted media suggestions that a suspect in the killing of the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is hiding out in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974509-thai-immigration-no-truth-that-murderer-of-kim-jong-nam-in-thailand/

 

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Anti drink driving campaign urges Thai motorists to fit dash cams ahead of Songkran holidays to "help lower road accidents"

 

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BANGKOK: -- The head of Thailand's anti drink driving foundation has said that the fitting of dash cams can help lower the number of accidents on the Thai roads.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974510-anti-drink-driving-campaign-urges-thai-motorists-to-fit-dash-cams ahead-of-songkran-holidays-to-help-lower-road-accidents/

 

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Prawit distances govt from ‘reform before poll’ call, solicits ideas for ‘social contract’
By THE NATION

 

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Prawit

 

BANGKOK: -- DEPUTY PREMIER Prawit Wongsuwan, who chaired a reconciliation committee meeting yesterday at the Defence Ministry, said the recent proposal by the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation (PDRF), seeking “reform before an election” had nothing to do with the government’s “road map to democracy”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974513-prawit-distances-govt-from-‘reform-before-poll’-call-solicits-ideas-for-‘social-contract’/

 

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New crisis seen as unlikely, economists say, but caution urged
By WICHIT CHAITRONG,
SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- ECONOMISTS have urged caution while watching for a continuing recovery, recalling the adage about the frog that died by failing to notice that the pot of water it was sitting in was slowly coming to a boil.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974514-new-crisis-seen-as-unlikely-economists-say-but-caution-urged/

 

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‘Ko Tee’ guns ‘stolen in 2010 protest’
By THE NATION

 

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Wutthipong or "Ko Tee"

 

DSI claims weapons also hidden at Dhammakaya temple building

 

BANGKOK: -- SOME OF THE firearms seized from a fugitive red-shirt leader’s house were snatched from the Army by protesters during the 2010 political upheaval, Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang, chief of Department of Special Investigation (DSI), said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974515-‘ko-tee’-guns-‘stolen-in-2010-protest’/

 

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Lahu youth’s friends stunned by sudden killing
By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA
THE NATION

 

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Chaiyapoom

 

BANGKOK: -- A LAHU boy who appeared to have beaten every bad deal in his life – from a broken family to the lack of citizenship – has become yet another victim of the brutal justice system in the far North.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974516-lahu-youth’s-friends-stunned-by-sudden-killing/

 

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Chubby on the job
By Parinyaporn Pajee
The Nation

 

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From left, Somyos Matures, Supachai Subprasert, Pramote Pathan and Sarun Chinsuvapala star as supersized cops who have to lose weight while busting the bad guys in new movie film “Oversize Talai Phoong” (“Oversize Cops”).

 

New studio T Moment brings in a group of supersized cops for its comedy debut

 

BANGKOK: -- OBESITY IS no laughing matter – or so we are constantly told by doctors and other medical experts. But there again, laughter is said to be the best medicine so perhaps in certain cases, one cancels out the other.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974517-chubby-on-the-job/

 

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Calls for truth on Lahu killing
By Nisanart Kangwanwong,
Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

 

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Photos of Chaiyapoom Pasae, chair of the Indigenous Role-Model Youth Network, who died at the hands of soldiers last Friday in an extrajudicial killing allegedly linked to drugs.

 

Police charge soldier for fatal SHOOTING; Army said he had grenade

 

BANGKOK: -- PRESSURE has mounted on the military to give a clear explanation on the extrajudicial killing of young Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae, after police charged the soldier who fired the fatal bullet. Many ethnic activists and lawyers have called for justice.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974516-lahu-youth’s-friends-stunned-by-sudden-killing/?do=findComment&comment=11728096

 

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Both Dhammachayo and Thatthacheevo stripped of monastic fans
By Anan Wijitpracha,
Pongsatat Rujiputtathanyapat
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Dhammakaya Temple’s honorary abbot Phra Dhammachayo and its former acting abbot Phra Thatthacheevo have had their ceremonial monastic fans and certificates of monastic rank taken away.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974519-both-dhammachayo-and-thatthacheevo-stripped-of-monastic-fans/

 

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Not NACC’s duty to look into whether politicians have paid their taxes, sec-gen says 
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- The National Anti-Corruption Commission can at best look into increases in the assets and overall worth of politicians and report to the Revenue Department whether taxes should have been paid on such gains, but not look into whether or not they have actually paid their taxes, NACC secretary-general Sansern Poljiak said on Monday. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974520-not-nacc’s-duty-to-look-into-whether-politicians-have-paid-their-taxes-sec-gen-says/

 

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Cabbie fined 2,000 baht for mocking a passenger ugly

 

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BANGKOK: -- A taxi driver was fined 2,000 baht and forced to attend a three-hour course of good public service by the Land Transport Department for mocking a female passenger as ugly and ordering her and her boyfriend out of his car.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974521-cabbie-fined-2000-baht-for-mocking-a-passenger-ugly/

 

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This pilot was once known as Miss Thailand

BY SHEELA CHANDRAN

 

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Thai AirAsia’s Captain Chananporn Rosja is living her dream of being a pilot. Photo: The Star/Azhar Mahfof

 

BANGKOK: -- There are 10 women captains flying AirAsia’s fleet in Thailand, and Captain Chananporn Rosja must be the most famous of them all.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974522-this-pilot-was-once-known-as-miss-thailand/

 

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Billionaire banker, philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

REUTERS

 

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Nelson Mandela poses for photographers with David Rockefellerfollowing a business breakfast held at the Rockefeller Center in New York, September 18, 1998. Reuters/Files

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, died on Monday, a family spokesman said. He was 101.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974523-billionaire-banker-philanthropist-david rockefeller dies-at-101/

 

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U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

By David Shepardson and Mark Hosenball

REUTERS

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974524-us-to-ban-some-airline-passengers-from-carrying-larger-electronics/

 

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Democrats raise doubts about Trump's high court nominee Gorsuch

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung

REUTERS

 

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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives to meet with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. on March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Monday emphasized the need for judicial independence even as Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats questioned whether he would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favouring corporations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974526-democrats-raise-doubts-about-trumps-high-court-nominee-gorsuch/

 

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Britain's May to launch EU divorce proceedings on March 29

By William James, Elizabeth Piper and Gabriela Baczynska

REUTERS

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May signs a Swansea City deal during a meeting at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool

 

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974527-britains-may-to-launch-eu-divorce-proceedings-on-march-29/

 

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FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel

REUTERS
 

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974529-fbi head-confirms-russia-election-probe-says-moscow-backed-trump/

 

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Iraqi leader thanks Trump for removing Iraq from travel ban list

By Steve Holland

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for removing Iraq from a travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority countries and said he sought stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974530-iraqi-leader-thanks-trump-for-removing-iraq-from-travel-ban-list/

 

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