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Bangkok street food gets a taste as govt unveils 12 progressive policies

Monday July 22, 2019

The government has listed improving people’s living standards among 12 priorities in a formal policy statement. The policy statement is to be debated in Parliament on July 25-26. The government also said it would reduce obstacles blocking people from earning a decent living and would utilise digital technology to manage public transportation.  It said existing […]

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Strong baht hits foreign investment fund returns, TMB say

Monday July 22, 2019

The strong baht has cut the value of the foreign investment fund (FIF) under fund management, falling by Bt27 billion from Bt1.2 trillion at the start of the year, TMB Bank said. TMB said the drop reduced the fund’s return by 0.47 per cent. The least impacted funds are those covering oil investment, gold, and […]

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BMA to spend Bt48.4 million to improve Khao San

Monday July 22, 2019

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has announced it will spend Bt48.4 million to improve the landscape of popular tourist destination Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district, BMA deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said on Monday. He said the project, which is aimed at boosting tourism in the capital, will put the road and sidewalks on the […]

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24 planes of Royal Rainmaking Department, Air Force deployed to seed clouds

Monday July 22, 2019

The Royal Rainmaking Department has deployed all of its 22 planes to seed and attack clouds with support from two planes of the Royal Thai Air Force in an urgent operation to alleviate drought in many parts of the country. The department, which is under the Agriculture Ministry, has 22 planes stationed at 11 rainmaking […]

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Police extend probe into case of gang using kids to beg

Monday July 22, 2019

Police extended their investigation into a case in which a human-trafficking gang allegedly paid Myanmar construction workers’ children Bt60 each to beg for money on the streets of Chiang Mai, following the rescue of 10 children from rented rooms in Muang district on Saturday, Chiang Mai deputy superintendent Pol Colonel Teerpol Intharalip said. As the […]

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Fighting for justice: Dutch engineer with cancer interviewed by Thai media

Monday July 22, 2019

Sanook have interviewed former engineer Erwin Buse, 50, who has had a long running dispute with Hua Hin Hospital over charges. Mr Buse, from the Netherlands, says that the hospital has overcharged him for each visit and slapped on a 15% surcharge just because he is not Thai.  He is suffering from prostate cancer and […]

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Federation of Thai Industries opposed to 400 baht daily minimum wage

Sunday July 21, 2019

The proposed increase in the minimum wage would be welcomed by employees but the private sector is opposed to it. SME operators might be so adversely affected they might go out of business. Suphan Mongkholsuthee, president of the Federation of Thai Industries, commented that the proposed increase in the minimum wage is yet to get […]

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Thailand puts strict anti-Ebola measures in place

Sunday July 21, 2019

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control has confirmed there is currently no case of Ebola virus infection in Thailand, while related agencies have been monitoring for any potential outbreak after the declaration of Ebola as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an announcement declaring Ebola virus […]

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Mekong water level lowest in 50 years

Sunday July 21, 2019

The Northeast is considered a drought-prone area as a result of its frequent lack of rain. Many provinces are again facing a water shortage. In Khon Kaen, more than 10 districts have been affected by the lack of rain. The water level in the Mekong river is at its lowest level in 50 years. The […]

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Cops investigating themselves after “police reporters” turn up seeking “donations”

Sunday July 21, 2019

A restaurant owner in Hat Yai telephoned the police after three men dressed as cops arrived at his shop seeking what they called “donations”.  The men said they were reporters from “The Police Magazine” and to celebrate the magazine’s 17th anniversary the public were being asked to donate 2-3000 baht to a good cause – […]

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