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Compulsory Insurance Shelved: Ministry Don’t Want To Spook Tourists At Sensitive Time

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Compulsory Insurance Shelved: Ministry Don’t Want To Spook Tourists At Sensitive Time

Picture: Bangkok Biz News   A representative of the Thai Ministry for Tourism and Sports has told the Thai media that plans to make visitors to Thailand to take out insurance  have been put on the back burner.   Chote Trachu told Bangkok Biz News that ministerial proposals made in May of this year would have to…

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Thais Allowed Six Cannabis Plants Per Household Under Draft Law

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Thais Allowed Six Cannabis Plants Per Household Under Draft Law

FILE PHOTO: A man drives his motorbike near an election campaign poster in Bangkok, Thailand February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo   BANGKOK (Reuters) – A party in Thailand’s ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after…

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Good News Coming For Expats Regarding 90 Day Reporting – TM 28 And TM 30 Being Discussed Friday

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Good News Coming For Expats Regarding 90 Day Reporting – TM 28 And TM 30 Being Discussed Friday

Picture: Daily News   Thai media has reported that foreigners will be happy with a new online application for ninety day reporting or TM 47.   They said that the app will be convenient, fast and safe.   Daily News based their brief story on comments made on the Facebook page of Dr Kobsak Pootrakool…

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Rubber Worker Recounts Bear Attack In Buri Ram

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Rubber Worker Recounts Bear Attack In Buri Ram

Picture: Siam Rath   A rubber worker currently in hospital has spoken to the Thai media about how he was lucky to escape death after a bear attack in a plantation in the north eastern Thai province of Buri Ram.   Only the intervention of thirty eight year old Sukhum Hoisang’s mother and younger brother saved…

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Incoming Baggage To Be X-rayed At Suvarnabhumi By Next Year: Customs

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Incoming Baggage To Be X-rayed At Suvarnabhumi By Next Year: Customs

  The Customs Department will by year end complete installation of 23 x-ray machines above the baggage carousels at Suvarnabhumi Airport in a move to improve the efficiency of security checks of luggage of inbound passengers and to prevent goods smuggling. The machines will be switched on early next year.   “The machines will help…

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Thailand Drops In Ranking Of Best Places For Expats – But Which Country Is Number 1?

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Thailand is less popular as a destination for expats compared to one year ago, according to the latest Expat Insider survey.   Published Thursday, the Expat Insider 2019 survey ranks the best places in the world to live as an expat.   The survey ranked Thailand in 25th place out of 64 destinations, a fall…

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18 Provinces On Alert For Flash Floods, Forest Runoffs, Landslides

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18 Provinces On Alert For Flash Floods, Forest Runoffs, Landslides

  The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) called on its provincial offices in 18 provinces on Tuesday to prepare manpower and equipment to tackle possible flash floods, forest runoffs and landslides due to heavy rainfall from the influence of tropical storm Kajiki, which was as of this morning centered in Hue, Vietnam, and moving…

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More Rain Ahead, Storm Gathers Strength

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More Rain Ahead, Storm Gathers Strength

The Meteorological Department warned of more rainy days ahead on Monday as it upgraded the power of a new storm moving towards mainland China.   The weather agency issued a warning on Sunday for rain and possible downpours continuing until Tuesday from the new storm. from the new storm. On Monday, the department upgraded it from…

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Widespread Flooding In NE As storm Podul Moves West Today

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Widespread Flooding In NE As storm Podul Moves West Today

Widespread flooding was reported on Saturday in several of Thailand’s northeastern provinces as Podul, which has now weakened to low pressure cell, loomed over the northeastern province of Loei at 4am and was moving slowly westward. In its 16th announcement, issued at 4am on Saturday, the Meteorological Department reported that the low pressure cell will…

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D-Day! September Heralds The Start Of Less Carnage On The Thai Roads

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D-Day! September Heralds The Start Of Less Carnage On The Thai Roads

Picture: Daily News   Next month will see nationwide campaigns to do something about the appalling carnage on the Thai roads.   The targets are public transport vehicles of all kinds and the staff who drive them.   More than a million vehicles will be checked and 150,000 drivers will have their eyes tested.  …

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