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  • Four Arrested For Cutting Down Protected Tree

    Four suspects were arrested for cutting down a Siamese rosewood tree of a school in Kalasin province while they were transporting the logs for processing in the Ban Dung district of Udon Thani province on Friday night. Acting Udon Thani police chief Pol Colonel Woranat Phanphon told the press on Sunday that the four suspects...

  • Top 10 Scams in Thailand

    Firstly, I should say that just about any hot tourist spot around the world is going to attract people, sometimes greedy locals, who will be specialists at extracting dollars from your pockets. In Thailand the main difference is that they will usually do it with a smile. There are scams awaiting tourists who come to...

  • Hundreds Of Foreigners Arrested In Record Raids

    Bangkok — Police on Friday said hundreds of foreigners were arrested in another round of national raids targeting schools, hotels and restaurants. A record 369 foreign nationals were arrested Thursday night from 337 locations, including in the capital’s Huai Khwang district, in an operation the immigration chief said was a joint effort between various law...

  • Quick U-Turn On Plans To Introduce Registration Of Pet Dogs And Cats

    The government has announced a U-turn on plans announced this week to order cat and dog owners to register their pets. They have decided it would be too much of a “burden”. The move announced on Wednesday would have seen pet owners having to pay 450 baht to register their pets and face 25,000 baht...

  • UK Govt Petitioned To Reinstate Proof Of Income Letters For British Expats In Thailand

    A petition has been started that aims to persuade the UK government to abandon plans to stop issuing proof of income letters to pensioners and other applicants.     The move was announced by poster “richiejom” on Thaivisa who said that the petition received 12 signatures in its first hour. Other posters in the thread...