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What To Do About Tourists Who Break The Traffic Rules While Renting Vehicles In Thailand?

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What To Do About Tourists Who Break The Traffic Rules While Renting Vehicles In Thailand?

What to do about tourists who break the traffic rules while renting vehicles in Thailand? The cop at the centre of reforming old traffic laws and implementing a points system has raised the issue of what to do about foreign tourists who rent vehicles and break the law while in Thailand. Maj-Gen Ekkaluk Limsangkat has…

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FAA Lists 26 Flaws In Thailand’s Aviation Standards That Need Rectification

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FAA Lists 26 Flaws In Thailand’s Aviation Standards That Need Rectification

  FAA lists 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards that need rectification The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards during its recent inspection and has recommended that they are rectified if Thailand is to regain Category One status. Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand director Mr Chula Sukmanop said…

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Overstaying Spaniard Arrested For Handcuffing And Raping Thai Woman In Bangkok

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Overstaying Spaniard Arrested For Handcuffing And Raping Thai Woman In Bangkok

Overstaying Spaniard arrested for handcuffing and raping Thai woman in Bangkok Police have arrested a Spanish man who allegedly handcuffed and raped a Thai woman in a condominium in Bangkok. On Tuesday police announced the arrest of Mr Jorge Vazquez Lopez, 30, who was described as an internet marketer, is accused of raping a Thai…

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Holding The Balance: Phuket Immigration Clarifies New Rules On Retirement Visas To Start March 1

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Holding The Balance: Phuket Immigration Clarifies New Rules On Retirement Visas To Start March 1

Holding the balance: Phuket Immigration clarifies new rules on retirement visas to start March 1 The rest of the “new” provisions have already long been in use, explained Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief Lt Col Archeep Jaroensuntisuk. “Phuket Immigration has received the order to introduce the new rules. The order was issued on Jan 18, and…

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Big Joke: Busts Company Issuing Fake Visas And 90 Day Stamps

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Big Joke: Busts Company Issuing Fake Visas And 90 Day Stamps

Big Joke: Busts company issuing fake visas and 90-day stamps Visa agents in Laksi in Bangkok have been busted by immigration after they circumvented immigration by issuing fake visas and 90-day stamps. The immigration site on Facebook said that their leader Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn personally led a raid on CBS World Co Ltd, a company…

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Businesswoman Wants To Become Thailand’s First Transgender Prime Minister

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Businesswoman Wants To Become Thailand’s First Transgender Prime Minister

Businesswoman wants to become Thailand’s first transgender prime minister As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai football. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she’s pursuing a bid to become the country’s first transgender prime minister. The 52-year-old is one of three candidates…

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Immigration Crackdown Nets 522 Law-Breaking Foreigners

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Immigration Crackdown Nets 522 Law-Breaking Foreigners

Immigration crackdown nets 522 law-breaking foreigners There was no let up in the Thai immigration drive to rid the country of people on overstay and those who have entered the kingdom illegally. Daily News reported that there was a Valentine’s Day roundup at 220 places resulting in the arrest of 522 foreigners. These were mostly…

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Plan To Ban Alcohol On Thai New Year

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Plan To Ban Alcohol On Thai New Year

  Plan to ban alcohol on Thai New Year No alcoholic beverages will be sold on April 13, the traditional Thai New Year, if the Alcohol Control Committee’s (ACC) proposal is approved. The ACC passed a resolution to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks on the national holiday, but it will have to get the…

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Thailand Is Still Among The Most Affordable Destinations For Expat Retirees

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Thailand Is Still Among The Most Affordable Destinations For Expat Retirees

  Thailand is still among the most affordable destinations for expat retirees   Thailand is one of the most affordable destinations in the world for expat retirees, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. Thailand finished in 3rd place, with a score of 94 points out of 100, behind Cambodia (1st) and Vietnam…

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Thailand To Launch New 10 Year Multiple Entry Visa For Over 50s

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Thailand To Launch New 10 Year Multiple Entry Visa For Over 50s

  Thailand to launch new 10 year multiple entry visa for over 50s Foreigners in Thailand will soon be able to apply for a 10-year visa. First proposed in November 2016 as a way to promote Thailand as a medical and wellness hub, Thaivisa understands the 10-year visa was this week formally approved by the…

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