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Thief steals from a Pattaya bar’s merit money tree
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:17:58 +0000

CCTV surveillance footage from the Bart Navy Bar on Pattaya Beach Road reveals a thief crawling in and stealing from the merit making money tree in the bar. The We Love Pattaya Facebook page describes the thief as a “sinner”. #พัทยาเตือนภัย โจรใจบาป ขโมยเงินทำบุญ เกลิ้ยง !! กล้องวงจรปิดบันทึกภาพ โจรใจบาปแอบคลานเข้ามาในร้านบาร์เบิรด์เนวี่บาร์… Posted by เรารักพัทยา on Monday, 19 August 2019 The […]

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Scrap metal merchant arrested over stolen rail track pins causing train derailment
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:47:00 +0000

PHOTOS: Twitter@pr.railway A scrap metal shop owner has been arrested for stealing rail track ‘pins’ that were responsible for the derailment of a railway carriages heading south from Bangkok to Chumpon province yesterday. The derailment happened in the Phetchaburi province. The incident happened yesterday (Monday) just after midday and took the rest of the day […]

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Smoking at home in Thailand has been banned from today
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:56:31 +0000

The ban on smoking at home in Thailand comes into effect today. From today people can be prosecuted for “domestic abuse” by lighting up a cigarette inside a home. People can call Family and Protection centres on 1300 to report a smoker. According to the new law, women and children are often the recipients of […]

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Thai Government seeks public opinion on civil same-sex union bill
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:38:03 +0000

PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times The Thai justice minister is insisting that draft legislation for civil partnerships of same-sex couples won’t be rushed and that the department is waiting for public feedback on the proposal. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin says the process will take time as it requires “careful deliberation to prevent any misunderstanding”. Somsak made […]

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Thai Department proceeds with crackdown on shameless price gouging on medications
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:04:25 +0000

Despite a lot of resistance from the local Thai private hospital networks, The Department of Internal Trade says they will proceed with its crackdown to control prices of medicines now that it has received their price lists. Once legislation is enacted, hospitals selling medicines above the median price set by the department will face fines […]

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Greater Pattaya hosts hotel and tourism forum
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:45:23 +0000

On Thursday, September 5 a hotel and tourism market update event covering Greater Pattaya will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Jointly organised by industry leaders STR, Horwath HTL, C9 Hotelworks and the AMCHAM Thailand, the event will feature key hospitality operating and performance metrics. A special panel on the emerging trend of hotel residences […]

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Deputy PM scoffs at demands from southern insurgency group
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:23:45 +0000

FILE PHOTO Southern peace talks continue to go nowhere as demands from either side prevent meaningful discourse in the two decade-long border scuffle. In the latest salvo, the Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon has scoffed at a demand by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional, the most prominent of the southern insurgency groups, to release suspects in security […]

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British man repays street vendor’s kindness by scamming him
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:48:08 +0000

PHOTO: Thai Residents and Sanook Surichat, a 50 year old BBQ food vendor in Khon Kaen province, north-eastern Thailand, became the victim of a shameless petty con-artist when he tried to help the man out of financial difficulty. The man introduced himself as ‘Stuart’ and claimed to be from England. He told Surichat he had a […]

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Executives at Thai Airways asked to take pay cut
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:37:14 +0000

PHOTO: Thai Airways and Thai PBS World “An unnamed source in the Transport Ministry says the airline’s financial predicament is very serious and puts it at risk of bankruptcy.” The country’s national flag carrier, Thai Airways, could be in deep financial trouble and may need to delay repaying its debt or seek new loans. Thai […]

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Growth of Thai economy lowest in nearly five years
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:26:34 +0000

PHOTO: Supply Chain Asia The Thai economy registered growth of just 2.3% in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 2.8% in the first quarter. This is the lowest rate of growth in 19 quarters, according to Tossaporn Sirisamphan, secretary-general of Thailand’s economic think-tank, the National Economic and Social Development Board. Tossaporn warns that although […]

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