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Thai Hajj Affairs Office holds meeting to prepare to accommodate Thai Hajj pilgrims

 

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MECCA, 21 August (NNT) - The Thai Hajj Affairs Office has recently held meeting with the official responsible for Maktap, or the temporary accommodations for Hajj pilgrims at Mina field, before the pilgrims are scheduled to travel to Mina field next week. 

Mr. Banyat Yumyuang, Head of the Thai Hajj Affairs Office, chaired a meeting at the Thai Hajj Affairs Office, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with the officer responsible for Maktap or a temporary accommodation for Hajj pilgrims at Mina field, Arafah, and Musdalifah. 

The meeting was an important preparation for the Thai pilgrims who will be arrive there next week. Under the service plan for Mina field, Arafah, and Musdalifah, many additional facilities will be provided to the Hajj pilgrims. 

The meeting also confirmed that the Saudi head of Maktap will also meet with the representatives of business operators related to the Hajj pilgrim in order to inform the Thai pilgrims on the code of conduct, and other specifics such as the date, time and location for their pilgrimage to Mina field, Arafah, and Musdalifah.

 
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Yingluck verdict tipped to have lasting impact

By WASAMON AUDJARINT, 
JAKRAWAN SALAYTOO, 
WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION

 

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Country braced for historic verdict against former PM.


BANGKOK: -- WHILE THE political scene after the upcoming court judgement in the case against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra may not be suddenly affected due to suppression by the junta, the verdict itself could be a reminder to future governments to not “cross the line”, say political figures and observers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998089-yingluck-verdict-tipped-to-have-lasting-impact/

 

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Farmers still need income support, says Kittiratt

By THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- KITTIRATT NA RANONG, former deputy premier and finance minister of the previous Yingluck government, yesterday told a Thammasat University seminar that he should have spent more time explaining the merits of the rice-pledging scheme while in office.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998090-farmers-still-need-income-support-says-kittiratt/

 

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Education minister puts focus on teacher training in overhaul of system

By THE NATION

 

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Teerakiat has been fierce critic of rigid bureaucracy and lack of strategy


BANGKOK: -- EDUCATION Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has focused on “knowledge quality” of teachers and students as priorities in the ongoing education reform.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998091-education-minister-puts-focus-on-teacher-training-in-overhaul-of-system/

 

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Private sector pitches in to realise Thailand 4.0

By The Nation

 

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Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin

 

BANGKOK: -- THE Ministry of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Big C Super Center Plc to conduct training activities for 5,000 vocational students in the four subjects of logistics, public relations, marketing and accounting throughout its 100 branches.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998092-private-sector-pitches-in-to-realise-thailand-40/

 

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ASEAN’s golden anniversary heralds a golden age for infrastructure

By Stuart Tait, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific, HSBC 
Special to The Nation


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Stuart Tait

 

ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary with its biggest economies pledging to double infrastructure investment to more than US$700 billion (Bt23.2 trillion) in a fiveyear span that could enhance trade, tourism and development and drive sustainable economic growth for decades to come.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998093-asean’s-golden-anniversary-heralds-a-golden-age-for-infrastructure/

 

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Suthasini, Padasak make Thailand proud
By The Nation 


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Thailand’s Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Suthasini Sawettabut in action yesterday.

 

Thailand won the SEA Games table tennis mixed doubles gold medal for the first time in 32 years when Suthasini Sawettabut and Padasak Tanviriyavechakul defeated Yu Mengyu and Pang Xuejie of Singapore 3-1 yesterday.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998094-suthasini-padasak-make-thailand-proud/

 

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Mystery deepens in disappearance of Si Sa Ket female official

By PONGPAT TRAIPIPAT 
THE NATION

 

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SI SA KET: -- The disappearance last month of a female official from a local administration organisation in Si Sa Ket continues to capture the public’s attention amid serious doubts that she simply decided to quit her job, abandon her child, and cut all contact with her friends and family.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998095-mystery-deepens-in-disappearance-of-si-sa-ket-female-official/

 

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Nida poll reports high approval ratings for PM since 2014 coup

By THE NATION

 

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Prayut

 

BANGKOK: -- THE MAJORITY of respondents in a Nida poll gave Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha a thumbs up for his administration’s performance over the past three years following the 2014 coup while Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan was named the most impressive Cabinet member in the same opinion survey.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998096-nida-poll-reports-high-approval-ratings-for-pm-since-2014-coup/

 

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Floods, construction projects top mobile Cabinet meeting agenda

By The Nation 

 

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BANGKOK: -- Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will lead a mobile Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima on Monday and Tuesday with focus on long-term water management in the Northeastern region, rehabilitation schemes for flood victims as well as train and motorway construction projects.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998098-floods-construction-projects-top-mobile-cabinet-meeting-agenda/

 

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Tourism and Sports Ministry promotes tourism in lower Northeast

 

BANGKOK, 21 August 2017 (NNT) – The Minister of Tourism and Sports has visited lower northeastern areas to revive the region's civilization, linking the public's way of life across five provinces and accelerate income distribution to the local areas. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998100-tourism-and-sports-ministry-promotes-tourism-in-lower-isaan/

 

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More influenza cases expected during rainy season

By Thai PBS

 

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BANGKOK: -- More than 67,000 people fell sick from influenza from Jan 1 until Aug 15 and, of these, 10 of them died, according to Dr Jesada Chokedamrongsook, director-general of Diseases Control Department.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998101-more-influenza-cases-expected-during-rainy-season/

 

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Police suspect stolen pick up trucks converted into car bombs in Pattani

By Thai PBS

 

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PATTANI: -- Most of the six pickup trucks robbed by southern militaints from a used-car dealer’s shop in Na Thawi district of Songkhla on Aug 16 stopped about one hour in Tambon Tha Rua of Pattani’s Khok Pho district which was suspected to be the location where improvised bombs were fitted onto the vehicles, according to police investigators.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998102-police-suspect-stolen-pick-up-trucks-converted-into-car-bombs-in-pattani/

 

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240,000 ya ba pills seized in Mae Sai district following car chase

By Thai PBS

 

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CHIANG RAI: -- Police seized a total of 240,000 methamphitamine pills after a hot pursuit against a drug smuggling gang in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province early Sunday morning (Aug 20).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/998103-240000-ya-ba-pills-seized-in-mae-sai-district-following-car-chase/

 

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