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Arrest this brazen farang liquor thief scream irate Thais!

 

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CHIANG MAI:-- Footage posted online shows a Western woman engaging in a spot of self-service at a bar in Chiang Mai - helping herself and her male friend to booze behind the counter for free.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988594-arrest-this-brazen-farang-liquor-thief-scream-irate-thais/

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Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

BY REUTERS

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government’s ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/thailand-plans-cyber-network-scrutiny-law-toughen-online-monitoring/22415/

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A new punishment in the Thai teacher's armory - shaming the kids on social media!

 

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Thai social media was alive with positive comment and laughter as a Korat teacher decided on a modern version of shaming naughty students into better behavior.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988595-a-new-punishment-in-the-thai-teachers-armory-shaming-the-kids-on-social-media/

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Thailand aims to attract foreign experts and investors with special "startup visa"

 

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BANGKOK: -- The ministry for the digital economy (DE) is looking into plans to issue special incentive visas for foreign startup firms and their staff to come and work in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988607-thailand-aims-to-attract-foreign-experts-and-investors-with-special startup-visa/

 

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Car rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

By Johnny Cotton and Michel Rose

 

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French police officers engage with a suspect outside a car at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France June 19, 2017 in this still image obtained from social media. EUGENIO MORCILLO via REUTERS

 

PARIS (Reuters) - A man deliberately rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove in a convoy down Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, officials said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988608-car-rams-police-van-on-paris-champs-elysees-driver-dead/

 

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U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died

 

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FILE PHOTO - Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 29, 2016. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988609-us-student-who-was-returned-from-north-korea-in-coma-has-died/

 

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Ban on political meetings should be loosened, EC’s Somchai says
By KASAMAKORN CHANWANPEN
THE NATION

 

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Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn

 

BANGKOK: -- AN ELECTION commissioner yesterday suggested the ruling junta should loosen its ban on political assembly to allow parties to work and fulfil requirements under the new law on political parties.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988610-ban-on-political-meetings-should-be-loosened-ec’s-somchai-says/

 

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Battle on high-speed rail
By The Nation

 

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NGO petitions dual court review of article 44 order

 

BANGKOK: -- THE controversial Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project faces a new hurdle as both the Constitutional and Administrative courts will be asked to review the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s June 16 order that granted multiple legal exemptions to the multi-billion-baht scheme.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988611-battle-on-high-speed-rail/

 

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NGOs oppose plan to use A44 to allow ALRO land for energy
By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- CIVIC-SOCIETY GROUPS are opposing government efforts to employ the special power of Article 44 of the provisional charter to allow petroleum exploitation in areas managed by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) on the grounds that the land was originally allocated to benefit landless people, not big corporations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988612-ngos-oppose-plan-to-use-a44-to-allow-alro-land-for-energy/

 

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Political crisis ‘is a clash of regimes, not colour groups’
By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG
THE NATION

 

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Seksan Prasertkul

 

‘State elites’ feel threatened by ‘modern elites’ in tussle for power, intellectual says

 

BANGKOK: -- THAILAND’S political crisis is not the result of an ideological clash between colour-coded political groups, but a clash between the two regimes of “Modern elites” and “State elites”, Seksan Prasertkul, a noted political scientist and social thinker, has said.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988614-political-crisis-‘is-a-clash-of-regimes-not-colour-groups’/

 

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Thailand plans to sign electricity accord with Laos and Malaysia
By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA
THE NATION

 

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Asean Power Grid

 

BANGKOK: -- THAILAND is preparing to sign a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring countries at the upcoming Asean Ministers of Energy Meeting.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988615-thailand-plans-to-sign-electricity-accord-with-laos-and-malaysia/

 

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EDITORIAL

High speed not the only risk with railway
By The Nation

 

In its dictatorial direct dealings with China, Thailand invites international peril

 

BANGKOK: -- The government will have to formulate a completely new strategy if the planned high-speed railway is to meet national interests and enhance our own economic development rather than merely serving China’s needs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988616-high-speed-not-the-only-risk-with-railway/

 

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Meechai concerned over timeline implications of NLA’s primary-election requirement
By The Nation

 

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Meechai

 

BANGKOK: -- As it stands, the draft organic bill on political parties could create timeline conflicts and procedural constraints in the run-up to the next general election, Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) chairman Meechai Ruchuphan said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988617-meechai-concerned-over-timeline-implications-of-nla’s-primary-election-requirement/

 

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Petition campaign urges competitive bidding for high-speed rail project
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- A petition campaign was launched in change.org on Sunday, calling for more transparency in terms of the appointment of contractors for the planned Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project by adopting a competitive-bidding auction system.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988618-petition-campaign-urges-competitive-bidding-for-high-speed-rail-project/

 

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