The officials also launched the anti-drug campaign, called the Golden Triangle Operation, at the event. The Golden Triangle refers to where the borders of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Pol Lt Col Khing Soc said drug precursors will be blocked from being sent to the Golden Triangle. PHOTO: Tawatchai Kemgumnerdbetter together: Maj Gen Aung Soe, Myanmar's deputy home affairs minister, at the Safe Mekong Coordination Center opening in Kengtung. PHOTOS: Tanapon Triyanjoint effort: NCB deputy secretary-general Naramon Chuangrungsi and SMCC director Thanwa Phudphog discuss the Golden Triangle Operation.
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Mounting her motorcycle, she decided to go home via Pattaya Beach Road, a stretch known as a hangout for transgender sex workers and heavily patrolled by police. "I'm not sure why transgender sex workers have become the main targets of police," Ms Thitiyanun said. "Our country lacks transgender rights mechanisms and changing that is what we want to see happen. If we can work together to pass laws to protect transgender rights, we can solve many more problem in Pattaya as well as in Thailand. The next step for the Sisters Foundation is to host a meeting with Pattaya city authorities, police officers and a human rights committee to address the state of transgender rights.
August 20, 2017 00:11 UTC
If the club head is square to an out-to-in swing path at impact, you'll probably pull the shot. It actually feels pretty solid but, nine times out of 10, the ball will finish up left of the target. Since the 'pull' usually results from an out-to-in swing path, it can be attributed to positioning the ball too far forward. Make sure you set up with the ball no further forward than the inside of you left heel. Bringing the ball back in your stance little by little, will help you straighten the ball's flight.
When coach Choketawee Promrut steered the Thai U23 team to retain the SEA Games title at the 2015 tournament, Kiatisak Senamuang, then coach of the full national team, said: "Anyone can lead this team to the SEA Games title." The 2013 and 2015 SEA Games champions had several full national team players, including Chanathip Songkrasin, Peerapat Notechaiya and Thitipan Puangchan. Unfortunately for Worrawoot Srimaka, coach of the currently SEA Games team, most of the star players from the previous two tournaments are now overaged and not eligible for the 2017 Games. Worrawoot and his troops have another chance to win back the fans' faith when they meet another minnows, Cambodia, today. The Thais not only need a victory, but they will need to win in impressive fashion or Worrawoot would run out of excuses.
Coach Worrawoot Srimaka has decided to tinker once again with his starting line-up for the Thai men's football team's clash with Cambodia tonight with skipper Chenrop Samphaodi back in favour. In the women's event, Thailand today take on hosts Malaysia in their second match of the single-league competition. Worrawoot said: "We are looking forward to picking up three points from the game against Cambodia. "Today we focused on scoring goals and also on ways to tackle counter-attacks for the game with Cambodia. Team manager Watanya Wongopasi said: "The players are looking forward to the game with Cambodia.
'DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO': Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talks to the media at a polling station during a constitutional referendum vote in Bangkok last year. This drew criticism from several media personnel, who said the government is trying to influence the behaviour of the media. "The government spokesman's office has come up with a plan to work with the media to relay information of ministries to the public. If media outlets consider this is inappropriate or perturbs their work, I may have to apologise to them," Col Winthai said. They are Channel 3, 5, 7, MCOT, Thai PBS, Channel 8, Mono 29, TNN, New 18 TV, True4U, One Channel, GMM 25, Nation TV, Thai Rath TV, NBT and NBT World.
A lieutenant general with close ties to Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has been promoted to assistant army chief. With his promotion, he has emerged as a potential candidate for the army chief post next year when the incumbent chief goes into mandatory retirement. Lt Gen Apirat has three more years in service before his retirement in 2020. According to the source, he is likely to be replaced as 1st Army Area commander by Lt Gen Kukiat Srinaka, currently chief of the 1st Army Corps. Potential candidates include 2nd Army Corps chief Lt Gen Sakda Perunawin, who has the capability but not the connections, and Maj Gen Tharathorn Thammawinthorn, deputy commander of the 2nd Army Area.
"We will try to defend the women's singles and women's team titles in Malaysia. Our women's doubles and the mixed doubles teams are very strong and both are title prospects," Patama said. "We should also be able to have podium finishes in the men's team, doubles and singles events." They are chasing their third consecutive gold medal as the team events were not contested in Myanmar in 2013. The 2017 Games will feature competitions in seven events: Men's and women's teams, men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles.
(EPA photo)Kuala Lumpur: The 29th SEA Games officially started Saturday with a colourful ceremony at the National Stadium. The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza. The Olympic Council of Malaysia [OCM] has always assumed that the Philippines will take over the baton of hosting the SEA Games. It's just that we had to wait for the final confirmation," said Tan Sri Tunku Imran after the council meeting. "Marawi is very far from the proposed places and venues of the next SEA Games.
The nephew of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has resigned from military service following criticism of nepotism over his appointment to an officer position, an army source says. The confidentially marked letter appointing Sub Lt Patipat was leaked on social media last year. Some argued that Sub Lt Patipat's new position was natural given his upbringing in a military family. A graduate of the communication arts department at Naresuan University, Sub Lt Patipat had the needed skills to work in the military's Civil Affairs Division, said some supporters. However, according to the unnamed source, he was unhappy with his working experience and felt he could not adequately fulfil the job's functions.
APOLOGY: Maruding Arwae says his son Nur-arsan was always a well-behaved and devout Muslim who studied hard. The father of a militant suspect shot dead by authorities during Wednesday's vehicle robberies in the deep South believes his son was indoctrinated and misled into committing the crime in which a hostage was also killed. Maruding Arwae said his son -- Nur-arsan Arwae, a 27-year-old resident of Pattani's Muang district -- had been a law-abiding citizen who paid his way through college. Following his university graduation, he worked as an accountant at the Adul Ma-aref School in Pattani and also as a volunteer teacher at the Triam Suksa School. Together with his friends, Nur-arsan went into a business farming fish which they sold to a local wholesaler.
But the latest survey showed that opinions of the government's performance have dropped in all areas. The government will hold a mobile cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima tomorrow and Tuesday, the first held outside Bangkok in more than two years. During the event Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was born in Nakhon Ratchasima, will visit his old house in Suranaree army base where his father, Col Prapat, had served. Gen Prayut has set a policy to develop the northeastern region into a hub of the Greater Mekong Subregion. Gen Prayut also said in the past three years his administration has resolved the country's long-standing issues and has laid the foundation for future development.
Thailand celebrate winning the sepak takraw team regu gold medal at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Kuala Lumpur: Thailand reigned supreme in the men's sepak takraw team regu and women's water polo at the SEA Games yesterday. The early indicators of victory became evident in the win over Malaysia's first regu of Farhad Adam, Hanafiah Dollah and Syahir Rosdi. The Thais were in their element throughout the match, adopting defensive and counter-attacking strategies to deny and frustrate the Singaporeans. agencies/bangkok postThailand's Pornchai Kaokaew, black, hits a shot against Malaysia in the sepak takraw team regu event.
August 19, 2017 23:26 UTC
READY: Air force personnel react in a simulation of a hijack situation on an aeroplane as they are trained to serve as air marshals to ensure security on commercial flights. The RTAF's Security Forces Command was ordered by air force chief Johm Rungswang to organise the training, the air force source said, noting this order came in line with the air navigation act, which has already been put into force. These officers have undergone several other air force training courses, such as commando, parachute jumping and special operations. According to the source, air marshals were previously sent to commercial flights before but they could not be armed. ACM Johm said following the one-month training the air marshals would be assigned to board aircraft.
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'I hope he's innocent'Hours after the Barcelona carnage, a similar attack struck in the seaside town of Cambrils early Friday. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack, believed to be its first in Spain. The terror cell in Spain reportedly comprised at least 12 young men, some of them teenagers. Investigators have been homing in on the small town of Ripoll, at the foot of the Pyrenees, where many of the suspects -- including Abouyaaqoub -- lived. Most of the suspects are children of Moroccan immigrants, including Ripoll-born Moussa Oukabir, 17, one of five suspects shot dead in the Cambrils attack.
Source:The Nation Bangkok
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