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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 month…

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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 roads…

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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!

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 The Suan Dusit Poll showed that half of thepeople questioned were less than happy with immigration citing delays, lack of officers, surly staff…

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Vehicle Tax Renewals To Be Suspended For Non-payers Of Police Traffic Fines

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Vehicle Tax Renewals To Be Suspended For Non-payers Of Police Traffic Fines

Starting in the first quarter of next year, police-issued traffic tickets will be linked to the Land Transport Department’s system, resulting in a suspension of vehicle-tax renewal for those failing to pay traffic fines, deputy department chief Kamol Buranapong said on Monday.   This is now pending the final touches being made to information-linking guidelines…

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

Thai Rath published a feature story on the issue of snakes invading people’s homes in Thailand. They spoke to construction engineers and a university vet who gave the benefit of their advice. This might save people from the ignominy of being bitten on the rear end as has happened in several high profile cases recently….

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers can…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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US Embassy Consular Outreach In Udon Thani On November 7th

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US Embassy Consular Outreach In Udon Thani On November 7th

  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Udon Thani.   Date: 7 November 2018 Time:  12:00pm – 3:00pm Venue:  Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani Address: 277/1 Prajaksillapakhom Road, Amphur Muang, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand Hotel phone: +66 (0) 4234 3555 E-mail: cud@chr.co.th   No appointment necessary, services are provided on…

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Fake Marriage To Foreigners Scandal: A Job For Big Joke?

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Fake Marriage To Foreigners Scandal: A Job For Big Joke?

The wide ranging scandal of foreigners paying Thai women for fake marriages in order to live in Thailand is fast developing.   In some district offices the gangs and agents acting on behalf of the men – mostly from India and Pakistan – are allegedly being actively helped by the connivance of bent officials. In…

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