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Drunk Cycling Will Soon Be Considered Legal Offence With 500 Baht Fine

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Drunk Cycling Will Soon Be Considered Legal Offence With 500 Baht Fine

Drunk bicyclists who are currently immune to litigation because there is no law to make drunk cycling an offence will in the near future face a fine of 500 baht under a new traffic bill which passed the first reading of the National Legislative Assembly on Thursday.     Pol Maj-Gen Aekkarak Limsangkart, deputy commissioner…

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A Reduction Of 100 million+ Plastic Bags At 7-Eleven Stores In One Month

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A Reduction Of 100 million+ Plastic Bags At 7-Eleven Stores In One Month

A reduction of 100 million+ plastic bags at 7-eleven stores in one month.     More than 100 million plastic bags have not bee used at Thailand’s 7-eleven stores in the past month, valued at more than 20 million baht. CP All Public Company, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, announced its…

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Driving Slowly In High-Speed Lane To Soon Become A Punishable Offence

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Driving Slowly In High-Speed Lane To Soon Become A Punishable Offence

Motorists driving at low speed in right-hand lanes will soon be subjected to fines, thanks to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), giving a nod in principle to a draft law amending the Land Traffic Act yesterday.     The proposed law will also allow the use of an electronic driver’s licence.   Police representative Pol…

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Ban On E-Cigarettes Under Study After Enforcement Problems Emerge

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Ban On E-Cigarettes Under Study After Enforcement Problems Emerge

A review of the ban on e-cigarettes is being launched in light of difficulties in enforcing the law.   A working panel led by the Commerce Ministry has assigned the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre (TRC) to conduct a study in response to legal hurdles affecting implementation of the ban.   The panel…

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Thai Driving Licence On Your Phone Starts Today

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Thai Driving Licence On Your Phone Starts Today

Sanook reported that the scheme to be able to show details of a Thai driving licence on your phone starts today.     From 15th January it will be unnecessary to carry the regular plastic licence with you if you have applied for the Electronic Driving Licence.   This can be shown to the police…

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Marijuana Growing To Be Tightly Controlled

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Marijuana Growing To Be Tightly Controlled

Marijuana growing to be tightly controlled.   Only Thai citizens who join hands with the government will be allowed to cultivate medical cannabis, says the Thai narcotic control board head. The board on Friday stressed that growers of the lucrative plant must be cooperatives, community enterprises or social enterprises made up of citizens – and…

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Teachers-To-Be Can Graduate With Poor English, Panel Decides

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Teachers-To-Be Can Graduate With Poor English, Panel Decides

A strong grasp of the English language will not be required of teacher-education graduates, the committee in charge of preparing a teacher qualifications framework has decided.     “We have reached this resolution because most stakeholders at a forum on the draft Thailand Qualifications Framework (TQF) disagreed with the plan to set too ambitious goal…

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Medical Price Control Plan Looms Over Private Hospitals

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Medical Price Control Plan Looms Over Private Hospitals

A Cabinet meeting on January 22 will consider a plan to control the prices of medical supplies and services.     The proposed move could have a far-reaching impact on the country’s healthcare sector. While the news has brought joy to consumers, the share prices of private hospitals dived yesterday. On Wednesday, the Committee on…

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Confirmed: Here Is Exactly What’s Needed For Retirement & Marriage Extensions (Income Method) From 2019

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Confirmed: Here Is Exactly What’s Needed For Retirement & Marriage Extensions (Income Method) From 2019

Here is an official English translation of the national police order confirming the documentation required by Thai immigration for foreigners applying for an extension of stay based on retirement, marriage or being a parent to a Thai child. The requirements, detailed in a national police order and signed by immigration chief Lt Gen Surachet Hakparn,…

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Photo Gallery : Clean-Up Begins, As Pabuk Departs

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Photo Gallery : Clean-Up Begins, As Pabuk Departs

Tropical storm Pabuk has exicted Nakhon Si Thammarat towards the Andaman Sea, leaving behind a trail of destruction.  Numerous houses were damaged and also public infrastructure such as electric poles and roads among others. The storm brought heavy floods to all districts, muddy slush and trash. Yesterday, people slowly returned to their houses and began…

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