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Thai King Moves To Block Sister’s ‘Inappropriate’ Candidacy For PM

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Thai King Moves To Block Sister’s ‘Inappropriate’ Candidacy For PM

Thai king moves to block sister’s ‘inappropriate’ candidacy for PM Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister’s surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party “inappropriate” and unconstitutional. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, stunned the nation when she announced on…

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How Corrupt We Are

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How Corrupt We Are

  How Corrupt We Are Thailand was ranked 99 out of 180 countries and territories in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which shows that despite some progress, many countries are still failing to make serious inroads against graft. The index ranks the countries and territories by their perceived levels of corruption in the public…

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Cost Of Living In Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya And Chiang Mai Among The Highest In ASEAN

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Cost Of Living In Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya And Chiang Mai Among The Highest In ASEAN

  Cost of living in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai among the highest in ASEAN Many of the destinations popular with expats and foreign retirees to Thailand are some of the most expensive cities to live in ASEAN. According to price aggregation website Numbeo, Bangkok is the second most expensive city to live in…

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Candidate Claims Harassment After Cops Fine Campaign Truck

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Candidate Claims Harassment After Cops Fine Campaign Truck

  Candidate claims harassment after cops fine campaign truck BANGKOK — An MP contender for the Pheu Thai Party said Thursday she was unfairly targeted by police who took action against her campaign truck for being illegally modified. Leelawadee Watcharobol, who’s running to represent part of Bangkok’s old quarter, said officers from the Samsen Police Station…

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Japan Praises Thailand For Improvements In Road Safety – And That Includes The Police

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Japan Praises Thailand For Improvements In Road Safety – And That Includes The Police

  Japan praises Thailand for improvements in road safety – and that includes the police A representative of Thailand’s Ministry of Transport and Communications was all smiles as he told the media that Japanese counterparts had praised Thailand for its efforts to improve road safety. This came despite the country figuring at or near the…

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Thailand Is Hot, Reveals Met Office

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Thailand Is Hot, Reveals Met Office

  Thailand is hot, reveals Met Office Thailand’s meteorological office has revealed that henceforth it will be hot during the day, reported Daily News. Bangkok and its surrounding areas could expect daytime temperatures of between 34 and 36C. There is still a bit of respite in the north and north-eastern regions, however with cooler weather…

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“7-Eleven Gave 13,550 Baht To Lady Boy On My Stolen Card”, Claims Bangkok Retiree

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“7-Eleven Gave 13,550 Baht To Lady Boy On My Stolen Card”, Claims Bangkok Retiree

  “7-Eleven gave 13,550 baht to ladyboy on my stolen card”, claims Bangkok retiree An American retiree living in Bangkok has told Thaivisa that a ladyboy stole his wallet in Phuket. The man then used his wallet to get a 13,550 baht cash advance at 7-Eleven. Though the card was signed and the receipt issued…

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New Retirement Extension Rules Force Expat, 90, To Leave Thailand

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New Retirement Extension Rules Force Expat, 90, To Leave Thailand

  New retirement extension rules force expat, 90, to leave Thailand A ninety-year-old retiree in Thailand has told a newspaper that he is being forced out of Thailand. New immigration rules have forced “Don” to call it quits and head home. He told the Nation on their “Your Say” page: “At 90 years of age, I will…

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Cough It Up! Cheapest Thai Cigarettes Set To Be 93 Baht From October

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Cough It Up! Cheapest Thai Cigarettes Set To Be 93 Baht From October

  Cough it up! Cheapest Thai cigarettes set to be 93 baht from October The days of being able to smoke Thai cigarettes for 60 baht will soon be over. All cheap brands produced by the Thai Tobacco Monopoly will be at least 93 baht from October. This means smokers will have to cough up…

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The Indians Are Coming! And They’re Not “Cheap Charlies”, Say The TAT

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The Indians Are Coming! And They’re Not “Cheap Charlies”, Say The TAT

  The Indians are coming! And they’re not “Cheap Charlies”, say the TAT The Tourism Authority of Thailand has sent out an upbeat message about visitors from India. Indian visitors to Thailand will soon be number two to the Chinese with ten million annually. And they have claimed that Indian tourists are big spenders. TAT…

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