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HOTEL DEALS: Phuket New Year Special - book by April 24th for extra great discounts on 3 fantastic Phuket hotels

 

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Phuket New Year Special - book by April 24th for extra great discounts on 3 fantastic Phuket hotels: Nai Yang Beach Resort, The Charm Resort Phuket, and Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort.

 

Info: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979132-hotel-deals-phuket-new-year-special-book-by-april-24th-for-extra-great-discounts-on-3-fantastic-phuket-hotels/

 

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NRSA considers ethical violation by member in alleged assault

By The Nation

 

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The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) will convene on Monday to consider an alleged ethical violation against member Anusawn Chirapongse, who has been accused of physically attacking a waiter by knuckling his head in a restaurant in mid-March.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979459-nrsa-considers-ethical-violation-by-member-in-alleged-assault/

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Police bust teenagers’ alleged drug party in Pattaya

By The Nation

 

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Twenty-eight teenagers were arrested during a raid on an allegedly illicit drug party at a two-storey house in Tambon Na Klua of Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district on Thursday afternoon.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979462-police-bust-teenagers’-alleged-drug-party-in-pattaya/

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Video: weaving truck case prompts highway chief to consult with land department about dash-cams

 

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BANGKOK: -- A dash-cam video that caught a Chiang Mai truck weaving recklessly across a road has prompted the chief of highway police to discuss the admissibility of such footage for prosecution.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979475-video-weaving-truck-case-prompts-highway-chief-to-consult-with-land department-about-dash-cams/

 

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PM ‘pleased’ with recognition for Or Tor Kor Market
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased that Bangkok’s Or Tor Kor Market, well-known for its premium fresh fruit, vegetables and foods, has been rated by CNN as one of the world’s 10 best fresh markets, Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Thursday. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979479-pm-prayut-‘pleased’-with-recognition-for-or-tor-kor-market/

 

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Surin calls for active ARF role in tackling Korean crisis
By The Nation

 

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Former secretary-general of Asean Surin Pitsuwan speaks at an Asia News Network board meeting |sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation at a hotel in Bangkok yesterday.

 

BANGKOK: -- ASEAN NEEDS to be more integrated and stronger to cope with the changing global landscape, as “multilateralism” was in decline, former Asean chief Surin Pitsuwan said yesterday, calling on the regional grouping to enhance the role of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) to solve the crisis in the Korean Peninsula.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979481-surin-calls-for-active-arf-role-in-tackling-korean-crisis/

 

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New education plan focuses on inspiring students
By Chularat Saengpassa
The Nation

 

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20-year plan maps out reform as results still poor despite budget

 

BANGKOK: -- EDUCATION MINISTER Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has pledged to make upcoming educational reforms relevant to children.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979482-new-education-plan-focuses-on-inspiring-students/

 

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Multiple attacks in deep South ‘bid to sow chaos’
By The Nation

 

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Bombing spree seen as ‘test run’ for new militants or an attempt to ‘boost status’

 

NARATHIWAT: -- THE FOURTH Army Region has been ordered to tighten security measures following a series of 21 coordinated attacks in three southern border provinces on Wednesday night.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979483-multiple-attacks-in-deep-south-‘bid-to-sow-chaos’/

 

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Long-term national strategy bill sails through NLA first reading
By KASAMAKORN CHANWANPEN
THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly yesterday passed the national strategy bill in its first reading and went into executive session to pass the Royal Administration Act in three straight readings.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979484-long-term-national-strategy-bill-sails-through-nla-first-reading/

 

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Four arrested in crackdown on multinational meth trafficking network
By Supachai Petchtewee
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Four suspected drug traffickers have been arrested in a major crackdown on the biggest multinational crystal methamphetamine trafficking network in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979393-four-arrested-in-crackdown-on-crystal-methamphetamine-trafficking-network/?do=findComment&comment=11816546

 

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Siam Piwat lays out strategies for keeping shopping centres 
By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN
THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- SIAM PIWAT, the owner and operator of several major shopping centres in Bangkok, has revealed its key strategies to overcome the challenges faced by the retail sector and in preparation for the government’s “Thailand 4.0” initiative.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979485-siam-piwat-lays-out-strategies-for-keeping-shopping-centres /

 

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Effective education key to escaping middle income trap
By   WICHIT CHAITRONG
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- THAILAND faces more challenges as it strives to improve the economy and people’s incomes for the long term as it struggles to move up from being a middle-income country, the Asian Development Bank says.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979486-effective-education-key-to-escaping-middle-income-trap/

 

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Ms Pat clarifies the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account

 

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BANGKOK: -- Actress Napapa “Pat” Tantrakul reported to the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) to clarify about the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979487-actress-napapa-“pat”-tantrakul-clarifies-the-source-of-her-19-million-baht-in-a-bank-account/

 

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Police officer killed, two wounded in Paris shooting

By Julien Pretot and Emmanuel Jarry

REUTERS

 

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An armed soldier secures a side road near the Champs Elysees Avenue after shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

PARIS (Reuters) - A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in central Paris on Thursday night before the gunman himself was killed by officers, police and the Interior Ministry said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979488-police-officer-killed-two-wounded-in-paris-shooting/

 

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Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea 'menace,' Pyongyang warns of strike

By Steve Holland and Phil Stewart

REUTERS

 

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A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in central Pyongyang, North Korea April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike."

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979489-trump-praises-chinese-efforts-on-north-korea-menace-pyongyang-warns-of-strike/

 

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Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election; Ahmadinejad barred

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks during a news conference at the end of his visit to Cairo, Egypt February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/File Photo

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday.

 

 Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979490-rouhani-rival-to-run-in-irans-presidential-election-ahmadinejad-barred/ 
 

 

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U.S. troubled by increasing extrajudicial killings in Philippines

REUTERS

 

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Relatives of a suspected drug pusher, who was shot and killed by unidentified men, react upon learning that their kin was killed in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was troubled by the growing number of extrajudicial killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and called on Manila to stick to its commitment to investigate them.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979491-us-troubled-by-increasing-extrajudicial-killings-in-philippines/

 

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Britain says Trump's position shifting on Russia

By David Mardiste

REUTERS

 

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Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon speaks during the official ceremony welcoming the deployment of a multi-national NATO battalion in Tapa, Estonia, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

 

TAPA, Estonia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is shifting its stance on Russia and now sees Moscow as a competitor, Britain's defence minister said on Thursday during a trip to the Baltic states designed to underline NATO's new deterrent forces.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979492-britain-says-trumps-position-shifting-on-russia/

 

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Pakistan Supreme Court rejects call to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

By Syed Raza Hassan and Saad Sayeed

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attens the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

 

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979493-pakistan-supreme-court-rejects-call-to-disqualify-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif/

 

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Bangkok bans its street food leaving foodies fed up, vendors in a pickle

REUTERS

 

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People queue to buy their lunch at a street food shop in Bangkok,Thailand April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Authorities in Thailand's capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979494-bangkok-bans-its-street-food-leaving-foodies-fed-up-vendors-in-a-pickle/

 

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U.S. sees increased activity by Chinese bomber aircraft - officials

REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday, but downplayed concerns and left open a range of possible reasons.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979495-us-sees-increased-activity-by-chinese-bomber-aircraft-officials/

 

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Trump says only role for U.S. in Libya is defeating Islamic State

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not see a role for the United States in Libya apart from defeating Islamic State militants.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979496-trump-says-only-role-for-us-in-libya-is-defeating-islamic-state/

 

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