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  1. Published 7 hours ago on November 28, 2019 PHOTO: Assoc. Prof. Jiraporn Limpananont Pongspaj Samranvejporn – Thai PBS World "The Thai Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit is being challenged over his claims of a “unanimous vote of support” to overturn the decision to ban the controversial agri-chemicals. A member of the National Hazardous Substances Committee, that oversaw the original ban on the agri-chemicals paraquat, chlorpyrifos and glyphosate, has resigned in protest at the committee’s reversal of the decision. Associate Professor Jiraporn
  2. You may have read about this elsewhere but worth repeating for travelers to SE Asia. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Thai Airways chairman resigns as company struggles November 2, 2019 "BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Airways has disclosed that its chairman has resigned as the carrier struggles with financial challenges. The airline said Friday that Ekniti Nitithanprapas resigned as of Nov. 1. The carrier’s vice chairman, Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, will be acting chairman. Thai A
  3. "According to the President of Star Alliance member airline Thai Airways, the Bangkok-based carrier is on the verge of shutting down if they don’t succeed quickly in a turnaround. The government has given the airline one month to come up with a new cost-cutting plan. The carrier lost $211 million in the first half of 2019, bringing total losses to $9.2 billion. The country’s national airline has traditional been run as a cronyist enterprise, benefiting its stakeholders, but its business has been eroded by low cost competition. Over the summer the airline’s President introduced
  4. "ROI ET – About 100 people opposing the plans for a sugar mill and a power plant in Roi Et’s Pathum Rat district on Tuesday clashed with security forces as a local protest group of rice farmers tried to block a public hearing. The incident on Tuesday that left one protester injured caused the authorities to move the event that drew more than 1,600 locals to an alternative venue. Yesterday, the second day of the public hearing, police charged the protesters with a violation of public assembly laws. The protest reflects growing disquiet in the Northeast over the government’s push for a
  5. A truly sad story. "BANGKOK — Police on Tuesday said a 20-year-old student killed his own mother before carving up her body parts and hiding them in a fridge. The perpetrator later committed suicide, police said. Citing an eyewitness account, the authorities said Sira Somdej shot himself with a handgun just as the remains of Yuree Taowan, 42, were discovered stuffed inside the fridge at their home, though the news was met with widespread skepticism on social media. Maj. Gen. Chokechai Ngamwong, commander of the 9th Bangkok region police, said Sira had been living with Yure
  6. ".... factors such as climate change brought more than 40mm of rain per hour, beyond the ability of drains to cope. .." 555... Bureaucrats the world over are learning to blame their screw-ups, or anything which might disappoint, on climate change! 555...
  7. The dark background doesn't work for my old eyes, so I changed to IPS standard. The Red looks better to me.
  8. Some pics this week nicked off my favorite target: Sputnik. https://sputniknews.com/photo/201810191069021367-week-pictures-october/ Models demonstrate the Speranza Couture from the Nadezda Yusupova collection at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Damaged cars are pictured the day after floods hit the town of Trebes, southern France. French officials say the flash floods that swept through the southwest Aude region largely claimed elderly victims, who were seemingly caught off-guard by the sudden torrents. Patriarc
  9. Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer -October 18, 2018 11:53 am Army chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong speaks to reporters Wednesday in Bangkok. BANGKOK — The refusal by Thailand’s new army chief to disavow another military coup drew a heated response Thursday. Former Pheu Thai Party MP Watana Muangsook said the army chief, who spoke to reporters for the first time Wednesday since assuming command earlier this month, is already placing himself above the law and damaging the investment climate. “It shows that the army leader is autocratic and acts above the law b
  10. 08/13/2018 News The Isaan Record Despite the jail sentence, Nittaya Muangklang is determined to continue the fight for the land rights of her community. CHAIYAPHUM – A court in Chaiyaphum handed down the longest prison sentence to date against a member of a forest community threatened by eviction in Sai Thong National Park. Nittaya Muangklang, a prominent land rights activist, was sentenced to 12 months jail time and fines totalling 140,000 baht as part of a legal campaign that may seal the fate of dozens of families in the protected forest area. On August 8, Chaiyaphum
  11. Good rain shower in Pattaya just past noon Monday, the 22nd of October. But bright sun before and after the rain.
  12. Mostly snapped today, the 31st of August in Pattaya.
  13. VOA 31 Aug 2018, 00:05 GMT+10 JAKARTA - As Indonesia's health ministry undertakes a huge campaign to immunize 70 million children against rubella and measles, critics say those efforts have been complicated by an edict issued by the country's top Muslim clerical body, Indonesian Ulema Council, declaring some of the vaccine's ingredients as forbidden by Islam. While the quasi-governmental body's edict, a fatwa, did not explicitly prohibit Indonesian Muslims from using the vaccine, experts are warning it is having consequences for immunization efforts in poorer, more religiously
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