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  • Denla British School Students Win 24 Medals at the World Scholar’s Cup 2019

    Bangkok, 16 September 2019 –  Students from Denla British School (DBS), a leading international school that implements the UK curriculum from the...

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    Bangkok, 16 September 2019 –  Students from Denla British School (DBS), a leading international school that implements the UK curriculum from the best practice of independent schools in the UK, won prizes at the World Scholar’s Cup 2019 (WSC 2019). This is a world-class academic competition where students from around the world compete for academic excellence in debating, essay writing, and discussions, demonstrating their ideas and knowledge. This year, the event was held between 6-11 September 2019 in Manila, the Philippines, under the competition theme “A World on the Margins.” Students used their knowledge and skills in 6 key subjects related to this year’s theme: Science – Enabling Technologies; Literature – Voices from the Margins; Art and Music – Louder Than Words; History –  Neglected Histories; Social Studies – On the Edge of Society; and Special Area – Unsolved Mysteries. Students from DBS performed brilliantly, and were able to win 24 medals from the competition, consisting of 10 gold and 14 silver medals, from about 1,500 competitors from 30 countries.


    Mr Mark McVeigh, Principal of Denla British School (DBS), an expert from leading schools in the UK and SE Asia region, said that DBS is extremely proud of our students. The success of the students in this world class academic competition has clearly shown that the DBS Enhanced British Curriculum, based on UK independent schools, is highly effective in bringing out the full potential of students and can lead to the development of both academic and co-curricular skills. DBS is built on a vision of ‘Nurturing Global Leaders’ that strives to create academic excellence and happy students, fully prepared for their lives ahead. To promote success, DBS operates under the 4 pillars of The Unique DBS Vision: an Enhanced British Curriculum, Academic Excellence for All, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking, and Community and Global Perspectives. DBS teachers have with these principles in mind, and students have made significant improvement in all areas. DBS students have won various academic awards, as well as prizes from other activities and sports (non-academic awards) both individually and as part of a team. These achievements have made DBS highly regarded as a leading international school which nurtures global leaders and entrepreneurs.


    Denla British School (DBS) is located on 24 acres (60 rai) of land on Ratchaphruek Road, Bangkok. Classes are available from Pre-EY to Year 9 (Pre-kindergarten to Matthayom 2), based on the UK independent school curriculum, which is considered the best in the world. It is taught by highly experienced teachers who are all native English speakers (except in Thai and Mandarin), and is supported by excellent facilities. Teachers are able to bring out the full potential of each individual student, which includes development of academic, musical, sporting and leadership aspects. Academic excellence is promoted and students are encouraged to be high achievers and well-rounded individuals, achieving the vision, “Nurturing Global Leaders”.

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    16 September 2019
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  • Jo Swinson says Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit

    Jo Swinson says that a Liberal Democrat government would revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit if it can win a...

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    Jo Swinson says that a Liberal Democrat government would revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit if it can win a majority at the next UK election.

    The Liberal Democrat leader wants to win more than 350 seats – up from a current tally of 17 – and use it to stop Brexit.

    Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show Sunday, Swinson said: “We’re going to fight for a Liberal Democrat majority government and for me to be prime minister of the country.

    “We’re in such dangerous times and we have an opportunity to change the course but that does require the Liberal Democrats to make that leap and i’m determined to build that.

    “If the Liberal Democrats win a majority, if people put into government the stop Brexit party, then stopping Brexit is exactly what people will get. Yes, we will revoke Article 50.”

    Tory rebels

    Swinson, who was elected leader earlier this year, said that Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn were “not fit to be prime minister”. She has already seen a number of defections from the Conservative and Labour parties in recent weeks, including Tory rebel Sam Gyimah.

    Conservative MP Phillip Lee defected to the party on the eve of a crucial vote two weeks ago on a bill to compel Johnson to seek an extension of the Brexit deadline beyond October 31. From Labour, Luciana Berger and Chuka Umuna also recently joined the Liberal Democrats.

    But Swinson has a mountain to climb if she is to secure the surge that she wants for the Liberal Democrats. She has a slim majority in her constituency seat of East Dunbartonshire, which she lost to the Scottish National Party in 2015.

    Swinson was able to win back the seat in the snap election called by Theresa May in 2017, but faces a renewed challenge from the anti-Brexit SNP in the next election.

    Her new recruits may also struggle: Although Gyimah won East Surrey in 2017 with a majority of 23,914 and almost 60% of the vote, 54.2% of voters in the constituency voted to leave in the 2016 referendum. He will now have to win as a representative of an openly anti-Brexit party.

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    16 September 2019
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  • Former Real Madrid star announces tragic death of 9-year-old daughter

    A notable former player and coach in the professional soccer world lost his 9-year-old daughter this week to osteosarcoma, a...

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    A notable former player and coach in the professional soccer world lost his 9-year-old daughter this week to osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.

    Luis Enrique played the sport from 1991 until 2004 for Real Madrid and Barcelona. He also played for Spain’s national team in three World Cups and one European Championship.

    The 49-year-old former midfielder became a manager and coach later in life. In 2018, he was named as coach for the Spanish national team, but stepped down from his post earlier this year for “family reasons.”

    On Thursday, Enrique took to Twitter to announce that his daughter, Xana, lost her battle with bone cancer after being diagnosed with the disease five months earlier.

    “Our daughter Xana has died this afternoon at the age of nine after struggling for five intense months with osteosarcoma,” he wrote in Spanish. “We thank you for all the love received during these months and we appreciate the discretion and understanding.”

    He added, “We would also like to give personal thanks to the hospitals Sant Joan de Deu and Sant Pau for their dedication and treatment and to all the doctors, nurses and volunteers, with a special mention to the palliative priests at Sant Joan de Deu.”

    Enrique ended his statement with a heartbreaking message to his daughter: “We will miss you a lot but we will think of you every day of our lives with the hope that in the future we will meet again. You will be the star that guides our family. Rest well little Xana.”

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    15 September 2019
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  • Turkish football club Galatasaray’s hero’s welcome for new striker Radamel Falcao

    Thousands of Galatasaray fans packed the team’s stadium in Istanbul to give a hero’s welcome to their new striker Radamel...

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    Thousands of Galatasaray fans packed the team’s stadium in Istanbul to give a hero’s welcome to their new striker Radamel Falcao.

    The 33-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Turkish side after his contract with French club Monaco expired.

    Falcao was unveiled together with seven other new signings for the club but it was the Colombian who took centre stage, waving to fans and receiving rapturous applause.

    Elsewhere, German side Eintracht Frankfurt unveiled their latest signing. Andre Silva has officially joined the club after completing his two-year loan move from AC Milan.

    Forward Ante Rebic moved to the Italian club in the opposite direction.

    Last season Rebic scored nine goals in 26 Bundesliga matches for Frankfurt, while Silva scored nine goals in 27 appearances while on loan at Sevilla.

    Eintracht Frankfurt has won two of their opening three league matches this season, losing 2-1 to RB Leipzig in their second game of the new campaign.

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    15 September 2019
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  • Thai woman arrested after forcing THREE into prostitution

    A Thai woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly luring three women into prostitution in Bahrain where they were forced to...

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    A Thai woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly luring three women into prostitution in Bahrain where they were forced to service sex clients around the clock, police said.

    Police said Chotika Nidkasuk, 34, was arrested at her house in Yasothon’s Lerng Nok Tha district under an arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Court dated June 3.

    Chotika was accused of collaborating with two other suspects, who were arrested earlier, to lure three women into forced prostitution in Bahrain.

    Police said the victims were promised a job at laundry with good pay and free accommodation with their travel expenses also covered.

    Chotika was accused of waiting for the three victims at the airport in Bahrain with a Bahraini man and taking the three victims to a room where they were detained along with three other Thai women who had arrived earlier.

    The three victims’ passports were seized by the gang and they were forced to have sex with clients the following day.

    They were also made to stand by around the clock to have sex with clients.

    The victims were told by their jailer that they could not flee because they could be thrown from an upper floor of a hotel.

    Bahraini police later rescued the victims and handed them over to the Thai embassy.

    Their accounts led to the issuance of arrest warrants against three suspects. Chotika was the third suspect arrested.

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    15 September 2019
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  • Ubon flooding still critical

    The flooding in the northeastern Thai province of Ubon Ratchathani is still critical with a large number of people being...

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    The flooding in the northeastern Thai province of Ubon Ratchathani is still critical with a large number of people being evacuated to temporary shelters, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported yesterday (Sept 14, 2019).

    In the Ubon Ratchathani and Warin Chamrab municipality areas, the levels of water are between 3-4 meter high. A large number of people are now in temporary shelters.

    The Army Region 2 has sent 16 trucks with 100 soldiers to transport students and local residents who have to travel between Muang and Warin Chamrab districts.

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    15 September 2019
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  • Prime Minister opens Samui Festival 2019

    Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha officially announced the opening of Samui Festival 2019 on the 13th of this month...

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    Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha officially announced the opening of Samui Festival 2019 on the 13th of this month (September 2019). The opening ceremony took place at the Chaweng Beach Waterfall, Bophut Sub-district, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani Province. This is the 4th year of the Samui Festival in Surat Thani, one of Thailand’s greatest tourist destinations, famous for its clear beaches and unique island vibe.

    Suthep Thaugsuban and other members from the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were also at the grand opening of the festival. The Prime Minister gave a speech at the event. Some parts of the speech include “I like to come here in the South because of the smiles of the people here. We can’t keep believing the same things, we have to take new methods. We have to adapt, in order to please everyone’s needs. Everyone has to change and listen to the government in ways of Democracy.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    We have to survive and live in peace. Therefore no one can break us apart. What’s important is Nation, Religion, King. I confirm that the government is working as hard as it can for all citizens, we won’t leave anyone behind. The funds are coming in, but it’s not possible to be done all at once. If we work together then no one can stop the country going forward.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    Therefore please decrease the conflict and to understand one another, this is to develop the nation, there is no purpose in fighting with each other. Stop blaming others, if no one does this then the government can’t do it either. Today we have the same Prime Minister, some love and some hate, but In Koh Samui, all love the Prime Minister. If you love me then I ask you to love all members of the government, take care of the government.”

    The Prime Minister ended the speech with an important lesson “Today Thailand is stepping forward, let’s not bring it backward, we’ve been walking for along time. If someone tries to drag us back, then we return to the same problems nothing will get better. Everyone is working with the goal of a better future for our children and loved ones. We all have to make sacrifices. The government cannot be the only ones working, the government has to look after everyone in the nation.”.

    FB Caption: “Today we have the same Prime Minister, some love and some hate, but In Koh Samui, all love the Prime Minister.”

    Source: INN News

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    15 September 2019
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  • One in seven public transport vehicles flunk new safety tests

    About one in seven public transport vehicles have failed safety checks in the first week of a new programme by...

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    About one in seven public transport vehicles have failed safety checks in the first week of a new programme by the Department of Land Transport (DLT).

    Of the 7,088 vehicles tested nationwide September 2-11 in attempt to improve the standard of public transport, as many as 1,020 have failed.

    The department ordered land transport offices nationwide to conduct a full check-up of public transport vehicles and drivers, DLT director-general Peerapol Thavornsubhajaroen said. “The check-up campaign is expected to take three months to complete,” he said. “During the first week (September 2-11), we already performed checks on 7,088 vehicles and found that 1,020 of them failed the evaluation.”

    Peerapol said 1,212 of the tested vehicles were regular route vans, 2,381 were non-regular route vans, 2,219 regular route buses, 838 non-regular route buses, and 438 minibuses.

    Vehicles failed the evaluation mostly because of a low-quality brake system, excessive black smoke emissions or an unauthorized modification to engines and gear systems, he said. “We ordered the owners to fix their failed vehicles and bring them back for another check-up within 15 days.”

    There was better news concerning the public transport drivers, with three of 10,236 drivers failing the exam.

    “We have already advised them how to prepare themselves before taking a remedial exam.”

    The director-general said the vehicle tests include checks of the engine, vehicle body integrity, brake system, wheel alignment, lights, smoke emissions, acoustics, as well as ensuring there were no gas leaks.

    The physical check-up for drivers include physical fitness, color blindness, reactions, eyes (depth and width perception), as well as a test on their general suitability as a public transport service provider.

    Operators of public transport can bring their vehicles and drivers for a check-up at all land transport branches daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm, said Peerapol.

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    15 September 2019
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  • Stores try to cut down on plastic bags, but shoppers remain stubborn

    After a rescued dugong died from ingesting plastic bags, Thailand has been on high alert about plastic pollution. This topic...

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    After a rescued dugong died from ingesting plastic bags, Thailand has been on high alert about plastic pollution. This topic is being widely discussed among Thai netizens, who have been suggesting many measures, including controlling the use of plastic bags at supermarkets and convenience stores.

    Upon asking CP All – the owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores – about their measures and results, it said they have enforced a strong policy to reduce the use of plastic over 10 years. Its campaign, “reduce plastic bags every day, you can do it”, has saved the company the cost of 646 million plastic bags, and this money saved will be donated to hospitals for medical equipment. As of August 29, CP All said it has donated Bt126 million.

    Tesco Lotus began campaigning for customers to “say no to plastic” since 2015 and even introduced a variety of incentives such as reward points. As of August this year, Tesco had implemented a policy of not giving out plastic bags for purchases of one or two items at all its 1,800 hypermarkets.

    According to Amazon Café, the number of clients who bring their own cup for coffee has risen from around 1.8 million in January 15 to 2.2 million by August 15. In about seven months, Amazon coffee shops were reportedly able to reduce the use of 16.7 million plastic cups, averaging at 2.2 million cups per month

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    15 September 2019
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  • ‘Fake Degrees’ Concern Raised Over Thammanat’s Credentials

    BANGKOK — A minister who spent the past week embattled in narcotics allegations was hit with fresh scandals Friday, when...

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    BANGKOK — A minister who spent the past week embattled in narcotics allegations was hit with fresh scandals Friday, when netizens raise concerns that his PhD might be bogus.

    Thammanat Prompao, who was identified by an Australian media to have spent four years behind bars in Australia for drug trafficking, insisted his education credentials from an institution in California are legitimate. He also said he’s planning to file at least 100 libel lawsuits against his detractors.

    Thammanat, who serves as a deputy minister for agriculture, said the lawsuits will involve “foreign media, and individuals,” without elaborating.

    His threat came just as online critics lampooned him for listing a “degree” from “California University CFE” on his official biography. The agency, which stands for California University Foreign Credentials Evaluation, appears to be a qualification equivalency assessor rather than a university with any academic courses.

    His biography on the parliament’s website also said he received a PhD in public administration from a certain “Calamus International University, USA.”

    However, a quick online search revealed Calamus International University to be located in Vanuatu. The parliament removed the entry after the issue came to the spotlight.

    Thammanat is not the only politician who has his credential from California University CFE questioned. In April, 2016, a Zambian news media reported that Zambia’s Information Minister Chisimba Kambwili received bogus honorary doctoral degree from the same institution.

    But deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam said even if Thammanat’s PhD turned out to be fraudulent, it wouldn’t affect his qualification because the law only requires cabinet members to hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

    “As the constitution requires that a minister must finish undergraduate studies, then the scrutiny ends there. There is no need to find out where he completed his masters or PhD,” Wissanu told reporters. “Like when you applied for a job which stipulates that you must hold an undergraduate degree, even if you show them your doctoral, they don’t want to know,”

    Asked whether Thammanat would be guilty of ethical violations if that is the case, Wissanu replied that it is another matter, and refused to give any further comment.

    A government-sponsored graft watchdog also declined to scrutinize Thammanat’s education background. Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand director Mana Nimitmongkol told the media the issue does not fit the scope of his agency.

    Thammanat, a former soldier whose declared assets are worth over 866 million baht, has been battling a revelation by Sydney Morning Herald that he was convicted by an Australian court of heroin trafficking in 1993.

    Citing court documents, the newspaper said Thammanat served four years in jail before being deported in 1997.

    Thammanat said the report is false, though his versions of story varied; the minister once said he spent eight months behind bars, while on other occasions he insisted he never went to prison at all.

    Additional reporting Teeranai Charuvastra

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    15 September 2019
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