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1ในนั้น Kissinger ถึงกลับตอบเคเบิลเอง
มีรายงานว่า CIA สายเหยี่ยวที่ปรึกษาเขาหลายคนในยุคสงครามเวียดนามพัวพันกับการฟอกแป้งจากสามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
หนังตัวอย่างจากการเสิร์ช "Puttaporn Khramkhruan" "Hilltribe research center"
#CIA #Thailand
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One of the most common questions that I get, is one of the hardest to answer. "When will foreigners be allowed back into #Thailand?" No-one knows for sure as a decision hasn't been made yet. But, by looking at the facts and the timeline, we can make some educated guesses [THREAD]
I am very sympathetic about foreigners stuck abroad. I was nearly in their position. I had flown back to the UK to sell the family home in early March. I was following the news closely & decided to cut my trip short. I got a standby seat & returned to #Thailand on 19th March.
Things became very difficult for foreigners to return to #Thailand starting from 21st March. Any foreigner landing after midnight had to show a certificate to say they were free from #COVID19. This was almost impossible to get. I was so lucky to get back before this started.
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SITUATION UPDATE: There is a ban on international passenger flights to #Thailand until at least 30 June. This means foreigners can’t come until at least 1 July. Although some airlines are selling flights to #Bangkok for July, it’s possible the ban could be extended again [THREAD]
Foreign diplomats & foreigners that hold valid work permits are actually allowed to go to #Thailand now. But, with the ban on passenger planes & land borders closed it is almost impossible for them to come until the ban is lifted. So far, repatriation flights are for Thais only.
At this moment, I’m afraid there is no mention of foreigners married to Thais, families of work permit holders, students, retirees, Thailand Elite members etc on the list of the first group of foreigners allowed in. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs are trying to help these people.
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A sordid tale of Sausage power exchange in a steamy Bangkok Hotel Room - CBRE Thailand Sloppy Sausage Saturdays - Book your experience now. #Thailand #Tourism
@threadreaderapp unroll this sordid little sausage minx experience onto the web please.
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1/11 How can a country quickly implement emergency #CashTransfers when hit by a shock like #COVID19? Options include increasing the value of existing transfers, expanding coverage, or by setting-up interventions based on existing structure. See image from @ValentinaBarca_ et al.
2/11 Tayssir, a #CCT managed by the @MarocEducation covering 2 million students in both rural & urban areas, is the only large-scale social #CashTransfer programme in #Morocco. However, the emergency benefit for #InformalWorkers didn’t rely on Tayssir to respond to #COVID19. Why?
3/11 In part because Tayssir doesn't have its own targeting mechanism. It also uses RAMED'S proxy means test to determine eligibility in urban areas. See bit.ly/35eJX8E. So, was the main reason to use RAMED cards because of its good targeting performance? Not really…
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"As of tomorrow, it will be three months since I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the outbreak of novel #coronavirus"-@DrTedros #COVID19

"Today I’d like to take a few moments to look back at the period preceding that announcement, to be clear about what WHO knew, and what we did"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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Foreigners on Samui, who handed out rice to migrant workers, were asked by the police to apologize. Why? Is it because the workers weren’t wearing masks? Partly, but the main problem was that these “farang” then posted images on social media that damaged the image of Thailand.
The foreigners had good intention and so they should be applauded. Unfortunately, as the people were so obviously in dire need of food, they didn’t obey #SocialDistancing rules. For them, dying of hunger is more of an immediate threat than dying of #COVID19.
It’s not only foreigners who are getting into trouble with the law about handing out free food. In this clip that went viral, local officials in Nakhon Pathom confiscated all of the food from this Thai woman who was about to hand it out to hungry people #Thailand
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🇹🇭🎤 @thanr Remember the guy who released a rap called "Goo Farang" during #Songkran 2017? @CoconutsBangkok @chiangmainews @BangkokPostNews @CitylifeCM
👀🇹🇭🎤🔫💦 Well he's at it again today!
In the meantime, you can catch-up on 🇹🇭💔 Lhong Fai #ThaiDrama
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021? imf.org/~/media/Files/… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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#China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought

New research show that #Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in #Thailand, #Laos, #Cambodia & #Vietnam

#China, the ultimate predator state
nytimes.com/2020/04/13/wor…
China's message? We feel your pain.

The foreign minister, Wang Yi, said China was also suffering from arid conditions that were sucking water from the Mekong.

But research from American climatologists shows that China was not experiencing the same hardship at all.
“The satellite data doesn’t lie & there was plenty of water in the Tibetan Plateau, even as countries like Cambodia & Thailand were under extreme duress.”

“There was just a huge volume of water that was being held back in China”.
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What I love about the pan-Asian solidarity of the #nnevvy meme: it posits the existence of an updated lens for English use in Asia, even where English is a colonial legacy. It moves away from linguistic imperialism and towards subaltern linguistics: appropriation and empowerment.
#Taiwan #Thailand #HongKong #Vietnam #Philippines #India #Malaysia etc teamed up with #nnevvy English to take on #China trolls. That it was English isn’t neutral and wasn’t pre-ordained but the source of linguistic imperialism in Asia is increasingly Mandarin, not English.
That there were “mistakes” but nobody cared (as they shouldn’t) shows that subaltern linguistic empowerment is about parole - language in performance. Not language as a system.
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When Francis #Fukuyama, in his 1992 book, disclosed the "end of history" #thesis, he became a world celebrity.

The formulation was simple, but devastating for the left: faced with the evidence of the disappearance of the #SovietUnion, he could affirm that #communism had failed..
and that #capitalism emerged victorious as the only system that guaranteed #peace, #freedom & #equality.

However, in 2010 Fukuyama acknowledged that he had not understood the meaning of the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the #European socialist bloc.
Fukuyama had believed in the drunkard #Yeltsin (the face of the gravedigger & #thief who prevailed with blood & fire, supported by the #West, with the coup d'etat in #Moscow in 1993) and in the capacity of liberalism to satisfy human needs and, In addition, in 1992, ...
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As we mark 100 days since the first case of what we now call #COVID19 now was notified to WHO, here is the timeline of key events and efforts taken to stop the #coronavirus from spreading.

31 Dec 2019: #China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

1 Jan 2020: WHO activates an Incident Management Support Team at HQ, regional & country level, putting the organization on an emergency footing for dealing with the outbreak.

#COVID19
4 Jan 2020: WHO reports on social media a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province, 🇨🇳. #COVID19 #coronavirus

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It’s now official! The order signed by the prime minister to give automatic extension of stay to foreigners has just been published in the Royal Gazette. Effective immediately ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2563/… #COVID19 #โควิด19 #Thailand [ THREAD]
I was really hoping that the Immigration Bureau would announce the details themselves tonight, but they haven’t yet. And so I will put my neck on the line as we are in the middle of a pandemic. To be clear, this is MY advice. I am NOT Immigration. I’m saying this to save lives...
If your extension of stay expires on 26 March or later, you can now automatically stay in #Thailand until 30 April. This is for ALL visas. The same goes for 90-day reporting. You now don’t need to go until 30 April. There are NO overstay fines to be paid for this group. [3/6]
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The Immigration Bureau has already approved the proposal to offer automatic extension of stay to foreigners in #Thailand. They are waiting to implement it but they cannot do anything until it has been signed by the PM. They understand your anger & ask you to be patient. THREAD >>
Everything I am going to tell you is unofficial. The document hasn’t been signed & some details could change. But it’s highly likely that it will go through as written. This “visa amnesty” is for everyone with visas such as Tourist Visa, Non-O, Non-B, VOA and the visa exemption.
For these foreigners, the Immigration Bureau will grant an automatic extension of stay to [most likely] 30th April. If the #COVID19 situation isn’t resolved by then, the bureau will announce an additional 30 days.
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#COVID19 #Fascism / #Communism has arrived and you expected #Hitler or #Stalin, didn’t you?🤣
Our civil rights are being trampled by lying politicians, cooperating police and military.
Worst part, the public ‘thinks’ it is OK 😁😉

#covididiots
21Day #SouthAfricaLockdown - Police & Army brutilize civilians
Mind you, if the Police & Army were White the whole leftist world would demonstrate shouting "RACISM or FASCISM".
Are black Communist Police & Army allowed to do this?🤔
#COVID19
Status of COVID-19
As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the #UK. Mortality rates are low overall, #COVID19 should no longer be classified as an HCID 🤔
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BREAKING: The PM is aware of long queues at Immigration and there is now a plan to grant automatic extensions to visas for those who arrived in #Thailand after 1st March. More details soon. Here’s the announcement.
What we know so far:
🔸It’s in the pipeline to grant automatic extension of stay
🔸Proposal approved by cabinet on Tuesday
🔸Waiting for announcement to implement it
🔸This is for people with tourist visas who arrived after 1 March
🔸Other people still need to go to Immigration
Although this automatic extension of stay won’t help the majority, it’s at least a step in the right direction. Many thanks to everyone who helped raise awareness by retweeting. I think we made a difference as he did quote one of my tweets about 300 people in the queue at 5:40am.
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MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: #Italy now more cases than #China .. but see 101 yo man #Recovered and sent home. 5MIN Test now available from @ABBOTT Runs on #IDNOW Machines .. @CDCgov CHANGES MIND advises everyone wear masks.

tinyurl.com/sa9ee8b @maddow @ursulafaw56
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: The man, identified as “Mr. P,” was admitted to hospital last week and was released on Thursday, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the city of Rimini, told local media.
Mr. P was born in 1919 amid the that year’s historic flu pandemic,
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: @CDCgov NOW SAYS TO WEAR MASKS. @maddow @CNN @MartyMakary @drsanjaygupta @RepAOC @RepJeffries AND 5 min TEST Now available (ships next week. Runs on #ABBOTT #IDNOW machines Get em tested and get em #QUARANTINED
tinyurl.com/rzgxfpp #NYC #Chicago
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MAR 24 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 1: tinyurl.com/se479vy
TODAY's #US Numbers as of 10:58 AM
CASES 50,212 DEATHS 606..
#Recovered 333 (see Importance below)
By Rick Noack, Lateshia Beachum, Kim Bellware,
Marisa Iati, Siobhán O'Grady, Adam Taylor and
John Wagner
10:51 a.m. PDT
MAR24 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: Here from my AM MD Threadlet.. SOMETHING POSITIVE about it all..
The Importance of our #RECOVERED
tinyurl.com/ty32gxb .. with #Immunologic data from @NAChristakis .. LINK in my TWEET 1.
Please read esp #Medicals who will understand. @maddow @CNN
MAR 24 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: Here is link to Yesterdays's MAR 23 ...36 TWEET THREAD..

tinyurl.com/s2x2ffx
AND ICYMI: Last WED. March 18 #US NUMBERS...
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I just landed on an Eva Air flight from London to Bangkok. This thread is my experience today of what happens when you arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport. [1/12] #COVID19 #Thailand
After disembarking, everyone, regardless of which flight, went through a thermal scanner. Anyone with a fever would be pulled aside and taken to a hospital for further examination. But that apparently rarely happens. [2/12] #COVID19 #Thailand
After the thermal scanner, there’s a table where you can buy a SIM CARD for 49 Baht. This is for foreign tourists as you need a local SIM for the next step. [3/12] #COVID19 #Thailand
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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Thread on #Coronavirus
What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
Here's how you could catch #covid_19
According to CDC ,the symptoms include fever , coughing , shortness of breath , Exhaustion & Fatigue .
1/n
#CoronaOutbreak #CoronaAlert
livescience.com/coronavirus-sy…
If you have the coronavirus, how long before symptoms show up?
#Coronavirus basics
The novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, causes the disease #covid_19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China 0
livescience.com/coronavirus-in…
#CoronaOutbreak
To reduce your risk from the new #coronavirus:
-avoid traveling if you have a fever/cough
-if you become sick while on a flight, inform the crew immediately
-if you cough/sneeze, do it into your sleeve or use a tissue
-if you feel unwell, stay at home & call your doctor via @WHO
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