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Thailand’s Roads Remain Some Of The Deadliest In The World, New Report Reveals

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Thailand’s Roads Remain Some Of The Deadliest In The World, New Report Reveals

  A new report by the World Health Organisation paints a grim picture regarding road safety in Thailand. According to WHO’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. The report found that the death rate per 100,000 population in Thailand was 32.7, which ranked the kingdom’s…

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Junta Reaffirms Feb 24 As Date For National Poll

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Junta Reaffirms Feb 24 As Date For National Poll

The junta on Friday reaffirmed the dates for its “roadmap to democracy” with February 24 confirmed as the polling day, while April 25 and May 9 were favoured as the respective dates to announce election results and establish the elected Cabinet. Government legal expert Wissanu Krea–ngam, also a deputy prime minister, said that within this…

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PM Declares Stance Against Corruption

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PM Declares Stance Against Corruption

The Prime Minister declared his stance against corruption to mark International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th as he also gave awards to government agencies demonstrating organizational transparency. During the declaration ceremony, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government has campaigned for awareness of the scourge of corruption and has a zero-tolerance policy against all…

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Thailand’s New 1000 Bht Banknote Wins International Award

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Thailand’s New 1000 Bht Banknote Wins International Award

The first issue of 1,000 baht banknotes of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has won The Best New Banknote Award at the High Security Printing Asia 2018 international conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The banknote was cited for its unique printing technology using the optically variable magnetic ink (OVMI), the first of…

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Thai Cyclists “Gear Up” For Biggest Cycle Ride Of The Year Nationwide

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Thai Cyclists “Gear Up” For Biggest Cycle Ride Of The Year Nationwide

Altogether 25 roads in Bangkok will be closed as of noon today  (Sunday) until 8 pm to facilitate the biggest cycling event of the year, the Bike UnAiRak 2018, to be led by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha and HRH Princess Sirivanavari. In Bangkok, the cyclists will take a 39-km bike ride…

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Video: Here’s How Thailand’s New E-Visa On Arrival Works

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Video: Here’s How Thailand’s New E-Visa On Arrival Works

Last month Thailand officially launched its e-Visa on Arrival (E-VOA) application system. The new system will cut processing times to little more than one minute and is seen as key to halting the recent decline in Chinese visitors to Thailand. The service is run by Thai Immigration in cooperation with the SAMART Group who recently…

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Too Slow, Poor Service, Not Enough Staff And Corrupt – Dusit Poll Gives Thai Immigration The Thumbs Down!

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Too Slow, Poor Service, Not Enough Staff And Corrupt – Dusit Poll Gives Thai Immigration The Thumbs Down!

Picture: Bangkok Biz News Amid all the hype about Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparns takeover at immigration comes a poll that shows half of his customers are not happy. The Suan Dusit Poll showed that half of the people questioned were less than happy with immigration citing delays, lack of officers, surly staff and rampant corruption. They called…

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US Man So Pleased To Get Back Cash Left In Taxi That He’s Moving Here

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US Man So Pleased To Get Back Cash Left In Taxi That He’s Moving Here

Picture: Thai Rath An American former police officer visiting Bangkok has made up his mind to retire in Thailand after a taxi driver returned US$9,800 (Bt310,000) he’d inadvertently left in the cab. Weerapon Kamsiri, 57, found a bag containing the cash on Tuesday while cleaning his car and called the police, who’s already heard from…

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British Members Of Masked Gang Who Kidnapped Man Fled To Thailand And Ate Their SIM Cards – Now They’ve Been Jailed

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British Members Of Masked Gang Who Kidnapped Man Fled To Thailand And Ate Their SIM Cards – Now They’ve Been Jailed

A man was kidnapped from a cafe, bundled into a stolen car by masked thugs armed with a machete and hammer in broad daylight in a planned ‘gangland’ attack. Scott Jeffries, 32, David Boyd, 34, Ashley Hodson, 34, and Bradley Ward, 22, have been jailed for their part in the incident. Boyd and Hodson fled…

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Assembly Endorses Law To Monitor Bank Accounts, Tax Online Shopping

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Assembly Endorses Law To Monitor Bank Accounts, Tax Online Shopping

The interim parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a new bill that would increase government monitoring of private banking to collect tax revenue. After a long debate, the assembly by a 139-0 vote approved the draft law, which would nominally tax online shopping. The bill requires individuals whose bank accounts show over 2 million baht worth…

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