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Prayut wins vote of confidence from majority of Thais: Super Poll

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Prayut wins vote of confidence from majority of Thais: Super Poll

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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The majority of Thai people have expressed confidence in the government of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to a survey by Super Poll Research Centre.

Only 7.3 per cent said they were not happy with the country’s current situation, said Asst Prof Noppadon Kannika, director of the centre.

Noppadon said the poll on the Thai confidence index used quantitative and qualitative research techniques after surveying 1,197 Thais from all regions and a range of professions.

The data was collected from November 10-15 and has been analysed to create the confidence index in which a number above 100 reflects positive confidence while a number below 100 represents lack of confidence.

The three works for which the Prayut government received the highest confidence scores were national security and peacekeeping (175.47), currency strength (160.95) and public banks’ services (154.84), followed by public health (150.92), education (145.18), energy (141.40), employment rate (114.50) and economic stimulation (103.96).

However, the aspect that chalked up a negative confidence score of 95.81 was personal finance, regarding how well the government can increase money in people’s pockets.

One of the interesting topics explored by the survey was “happiness level”. Some 66.6 per cent of respondents said they were happy with the country’s current situation, 26.1 per cent said that their happiness level was neutral, and 7.3 per cent said they were not happy. The factors affecting the “unhappy group” included health issues, personal finance problems, unemployment and economic recession.

Thanathorn suspects ‘political motivation’ in media ownership case

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thanathorn suspects ‘political motivation’ in media ownership case

Nov 16. 2019
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
By THE NATION

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With a verdict looming next week in the case over his alleged media ownership, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, on Friday (November 15), clarified on some issues through his Facebook fanpage.

Thanathorn’s case related to his alleged ownership of V Luck Media will be decided by the Constitution Court on November 20.

Thanathorn explained the case with his answers to four key questions:

1. Is V Luck Media a media?

A: V Luck Media is not a media, as the company had shut operations since November 26, 2018, well before the March general election. The company had no income, except unpaid dues, which was not for the company’s product or service.

The only income V Luck Media earned in 2019 was from selling properties to close the business. In conclusion, V Luck Media did not qualify as a media company as it was no longer in operation, had no employee, product, or service.

2 Was Thanathorn a V Luck Media shareholder on February 6, 2019?

A: A claim has been made that Thanathorn was a shareholder based on a paper V Luck Media had sent to the Ministry of Commerce about the latest list of shareholders, which was not valid in this case. In fact, to check the effectiveness in changing shareholders, or completing the transaction, people must refer to the Civil and Commercial Code, sections 1129 and 1141 on January 6, 2019.

“I have already transferred shares back to Somporn [Juangroongruangkit]. There was a transfer instrument, and payment before two witnesses and a Rotarian lawyer,” Thanathorn added. “Besides, I have completely changed the information in the company’s shareholder registration, according to the Civil and Commercial Code, sections 1129 and 1141.”

3 Is being a media shareholder wrong under the current Constitution?

A: The Constitution’s intention in barring politicians or authorised public persons from holding shares in a media company was because the media could be partial towards its owners and unfairly target rivals. “Those three magazines have neither contacted me nor blamed my political competitors,” Thanathorn argued.

He reiterated that the magazine company had closed down from November 26, 2018, before the general election was announced through a Royal Decree on January 23, 2019.

4 Has the judicial process been correct or fair towards Thanathorn?

The Election Commission, which is the petitioner, has nominated a set of committees to inspect this case. Preecha Namaeungrak was named president of this inspection. The committee called two witnesses who had signed the contract, together with the Rotarian lawyer, to give statements on May 22, 2019.

“During the investigation process, the petition was sent while the facts had not been inspected completely, raising my suspicion that this case is politically motivated,” Thanathorn said.

Thousands of police to be deployed for pope’s visit

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thousands of police to be deployed for pope’s visit

Nov 16. 2019
By The Nation

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Some 6,000 police officers from the Metropolitan Police Bureau and Provincial Police Region 7 will be deployed to facilitate movement of traffic and provide security during Pope Francis’s three-day visit to Thailand. The pope arrives on November 20.

Assistant Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, Pol Lt-General Damrongsak Kittiprapat, on Friday urged people to avoid using Rama I, Phya Thai and Banthat Thong roads from 1pm to 8pm on November 21 as some 50,000 people were expected to welcome the pope.

“We would like to ask people to use public transport to enter the area, while the Metropolitan Police Bureau will announce alternative routes to avoid the area within next week,” he said.

“We have taken measures to provide security such as checkpoints to screen people who will attend the event, in addition to working with the security department to cope with serious incidents,” he said.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau will rehearse safety drills and announce the opening of the Security Centre to welcome the pope on Tuesday.

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Agriculture department clamps down on unregistered fertilisers, pesticides

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Agriculture department clamps down on unregistered fertilisers, pesticides

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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After receiving numerous complaints from farmers about bio herbicides and pesticides being sold and distributed through online channels, the Department of Agriculture (DOA) is collaborating with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in inspecting where the products are made.

Early investigations show that the herbicides have not been registered with DOA and that most of the products contain hazardous substances such as paraquat and glyphosate, the DOA’s director general Sermsuk Salakphet said this week.

Officers have inspected manufacturing and distribution areas in Pathum Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Nonthaburi provinces. “We found 18 products containing hazardous substances and 58.5 tonnes of 36 different fertilisers that could potentially cause more than Bt25 million in damage.”

Under the hazardous substance act of 1992, the penalty for those who manufacture and distribute hazardous substances without official permission is up to 2 years in jail, a fine of up to Bt200,000, or both. Meanwhile, those who manufacture and distribute the hazardous substances without official registration face a prison term of up to 3 years, a fine of up to Bt300,000, or both.

Moreover, the penalty for those who manufacture and distribute fertilisers without official permission or without official registration is up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to Bt300,000, or both; and between 1 to 5 years jail time and a fine of between Bt40,000 and Bt200,000 respectively.

“Those bio pesticides have to be registered with the DOA, and must pass toxicological, performance and quality testing,” Sermsuk added, “This is to ensure that the products are effective and safe to users, consumers, and environment.”

Schools seen playing important role in curbing rapid rise in diabetes

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Schools seen playing important role in curbing rapid rise in diabetes

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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There has been a 27 per cent increase in diabetes among Thai youth but the efforts of Sweet Enough Network in Saraburi province have been successful in reducing sugar consumption in schools in the province to eight teaspoons per day.

“According to a study by Chulalongkorn Hospital’s paediatric endocrinology clinic, the proportion of type-2 diabetes (T2D) in youth aged 10 to 19 years old increased from 13 per cent during 2002 to 2007 to 27 per cent during 2008 to 2019,” Assoc Professor Taninee Sahakitrungruang, the executive director of Diabetes Association of Thailand, said.

“The sharp increase in diabetes is directly linked to the increased prevalence of obesity,” she added. “To prevent diabetes in youths, the role of the school in determining a policy for promoting physical exercise or controlling sugar consumption is important.”

Meanwhile, Dr Suwanna Somtawin, chief of dentistry at Saraburi’s Office of Public Health and the coordinator of Sweet Enough Network, revealed that the network has been working with concerned agencies since 200. In particular, of the around 200 schools in the province, it has worked with more than 140 schools that joined the network’s campaign “Enough Sweet School” and acted in accordance with the network’s standards.

“The schools that have joined the campaign cannot sell any kind of soft drinks or other drinks with sugar in excess of 10 per cent sugar to students,” she explained. “Also, the schools must not show media advertisements about snacks and soft drinks, and should create a nutritional knowledge board to instruct students.”

The results of many years of Sweet Enough Network’s efforts in Saraburi can be seen in the fact that children in the province consumed 8 to 10 teaspoons of sugar on average per day in 2019, while in 2005 they consumed 22 teaspoons per day. “Although the current consumption rate is still higher than the ideal rate of 6 spoons per person per day, the current result is satisfactory,” Suwanna added.

Police raid Sukhumvit pub, seize 60 hookahs

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Police raid Sukhumvit pub, seize 60 hookahs

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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Police raided a pub on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road and seized a huge number of hookahs, Pol Maj-General Prasit Chaloemwutthisak, secretary-general of The Consumer Protection Board, announced on Saturday (November 16).

The raid of the entertainment venue was carried out in collaboration with the special investigation team of Thonglor Police Station. “We received a tip-off that a pub in the Sukhumvit area provided ready-to-use barakus or hookahs to foreign tourists and local customers,” he said. “After inspecting the establishment, police found 26 hookah stations being used by customers, and 34 more in the storage area. Police also found a large number of baraku solutions and smoking equipment.”

According to the secretary-general, preliminary inspection revealed that the pub made more than Bt100,000 per night from the baraku service alone. The pub owner was taken to Thonglor Police Station to be charged.

“Selling or providing barakus, electronic cigarettes and their solutions is a violation of the Consumer Protection Board’s Order No 9/2015,” he said. “Violators face a maximum of three years’ jail time or Bt600,000 fine, or both.”

Dead whale shark found near Koh Libong

Published November 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Dead whale shark found near Koh Libong

Nov 16. 2019
By The Nation

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A dead whale shark was recently found in the sea near Libong Island, the head of the Koh Libong Wildlife Reserve, Chaiyapruek Weerawong said on Friday (November 15).

Beb Matli, assistant headman of Ban Lang Khao village in Koh Libong sub-district made the discovery while out fishing and informed the Reserve, which sent a patrol boat out to the area. As the body of the whale shark weighed more than two tonnes, the officers called on the Marine and Coastal Resources Administration office (Trang) and a team of veterinarians to retrieve the animal and it take Baan Haad Yao pier for autopsy,

According to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, officers and villagers first spotted a whale shark about five to six metres in length in early March 2017 swimming around the artificial coral reefs area in Koh Libong sub-district.

Whale shark is an indicator that Trang Sea is still abundant with fish as many of them have since been seen in the area.

700 factories in Amata City ‘sound’: Amata’s MD

Published November 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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700 factories in Amata City ‘sound’: Amata’s MD

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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Aukkares Choochouy, managing director of Amata Facility Services (AFS) Co Ltd, responded on Friday (November 15) to the rumours circulating on social media that Thailand’s export sector is in a critical condition, causing many factories to shut down nationwide especially in Chonburi and Rayong.

“This is not true. More than 700 factories on the Amata City industrial estates are still operational. There is no report of factories halting production temporarily to wait for the situation to get better either,” he said.

The managing director further explained that the company is closely monitoring the economic situation, particularly with regard to news related to industrial sector. “At present the industry that is the most sensitive is automotive part manufacturing,” he said. “Automotive sales in Thailand are usually around 2 million units, but this year and next it’s unlikely to hit that target, which will affect domestic supply chain providers.”

According to Aukkares, AFS is managing 2 Amata City industrial estates (one in Chonburi and the other in Rayong), and is planning to expand to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam soon. “We are also planning to extend the existing domestic industrial estates into the second phase to support new target industries and the government’s Smart City project in EEC areas.

Jakkarat Lertopas, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand’s deputy governor, revealed that most of the factories that report closure or halt of operation are from outside industrial estates. “Factories that stop operations temporarily will one day resume working again when the economy improves and their orders start pouring in but it’s not possible to predict right when that will that happen,” he said. “Apart from automotive industry, electronic manufacturing group is also suffering from decreasing sales of around 7 per cent, which is happening worldwide and not just in Thailand.”

The deputy governor also insisted that one of the long-term solutions to this problem is to develop labour skills to support new target industries, especially those involving digital innovations

Upper Thailand to heat up

Published November 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Upper Thailand to heat up

Nov 16. 2019
By THE NATION

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Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday (November 16) that the high-pressure ridge covering upper Thailand is weakening, leading to a rise in daytime temperature of 1-2 °C but remaining cool and misty in the morning.

The moderate northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South, meanwhile, will bring heavy rain to the South with wind whipping up the waves up to about 2 metres high in the lower Gulf and above 2 metres during storms. Ships should proceed with caution.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

Northern region: Cool weather and mist in the morning; temperature lows of 19-22 degrees and highs of 31-33 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 8-12 degrees on hilltops.

Northeastern region: Cool weather in the morning; lows 18-22 degrees, highs 28-33 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 9-12 degrees on hilltops.

Central region: Cool weather and mist in the morning; lows 20-23 degrees, highs 30-33 degrees Celsius.

Eastern region: Cool weather and mist in the morning; lows 21-25 degrees, highs 32-35 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre.

Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thunder showers in 60 per cent of the area; lows of 22-26 degrees, high 30-33 degrees Celsius; wave height 1-2 metres, increasing to 2 metres during storms.

Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thunder showers in 30 per cent of the area; lows 23-25 degrees, highs 32-34 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre, increasing to 1-2 metres during storms.

Bangkok and surrounding area: Warmer weather with mist in the morning, lows of 24-25 degrees, highs 32-34 degrees Celsius.

Dengue ‘can be contracted from infected sexual partner’

Published November 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Dengue ‘can be contracted from infected sexual partner’

Nov 16. 2019
Asadang Ruayajin

Asadang Ruayajin
By THE NATION

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A senior Thai official said it was possible to contract dengue fever through sex after Spanish authorities said a patient, 41, was found to have got the disease from his homosexual partner’s semen.

Department of Disease Control deputy governor and spokesman Asadang Ruayajin said on Friday (November 15) that it was possible for dengue to be contracted through sexual intercourse as the virus falls in the same group as Zika.

The Spanish man reportedly developed dengue fever despite never visiting any area prone to that disease. Authorities in Madrid said his partner had been infected by the virus during a visit to Cuba.

Reports said scientists found out only a year and half ago that the virus could live in semen, after a traveller returning from Thailand was examined.

Dengue fever is mainly contracted from the Aedes mosquito. Those infected suffer from high fever, bodyache, and sometimes stomach ache or diarrhoea, symptoms similar to influenza. “However, patients should not buy medicine without a doctor’s prescription as some medicines like ibuprofen and aspirin can cause internal organs to bleed easily,” Asadang added.

“Those who suffer from high fever for more than two days must see a doctor,” he said. “Besides, while the fever is decreasing, if there are symptoms like depression, anorexia, stomach ache, restless hands, cold feet, rapid and light pulse, nasal cavity bleeding or vomiting of blood, patients must be sent to a hospital as soon as possible as there could be a risk to their life.”

Asadang said to prevent dengue, breeding places of the Aedes mosquito should be eliminated. He said public health volunteers could play a crucial role by encouraging and instructing local people to eliminate breeding places of mosquitoes so as to prevent dengue.

“Moreover, the volunteers and concerned persons can survey and evaluate the risk of the disease from the density of Aedes larvae in each area,” said the deputy governor. “In addition, we have developed an online reporting system for their operation, which has already been used in some areas, and will expand to cover all areas of Thailand in the future.”

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