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Thai Drivers Ignoring 11 Million Traffic Tickets

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Thai Drivers Ignoring 11 Million Traffic Tickets

With drivers in Thailand currently ignoring more than 11 million traffic tickets, police are hastening efforts to link their online database with the Land Transport Department’s vehicle registration system.   Pol Lt Gen Kraiboon Suadsong, head of a police committee in charge of solving traffic snarls in Metropolitan Bangkok, said 13,515,036 traffic tickets had been…

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Big Joke’ Vows To Get Rid Of 7,000 Overstaying Foreigners By End Of Month

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Big Joke’ Vows To Get Rid Of 7,000 Overstaying Foreigners By End Of Month

Acting Immigration Police chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakpal, who recently got the job because of his relentless crackdowns on foreigners living unlawfully in the Kingdom, vowed on Friday to get rid of 7,000 overstaying foreigners by the end of this month.   Surachate, better known as “Big Joke”, made the promise in a 2.30am…

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Two Million Stray Cats And Dogs By 2027 If No Action Taken To Register And Sterilise, Forum Told

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Two Million Stray Cats And Dogs By 2027 If No Action Taken To Register And Sterilise, Forum Told

Stray dogs and cats must be registered and sterilised, otherwise their population will reach 2 million in 10 years, the Livestock Development Department has warned.   The number of stray cats and dogs was estimated at 820,000 last year, and the total will reach 2 million by 2027 and 5 million in 20 years if…

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

A new update to Google Translate lets you use your smartphone camera to translate printed text in real time.   The update means you can now translate text printed on menus, road signs, billboards or pretty much anything you can take a photo of. The feature was first launched by Google in 2015, but has…

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Top 10 Scams in Thailand

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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…

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

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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…

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Have a Cat or Dog? You May Have to Pay ฿450 to Register Them

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Have a Cat or Dog? You May Have to Pay ฿450 to Register Them

Bangkok – A government spokesman said pet owners will soon need to register their pets for ฿450 each – prompting concerns and backlash from both academics and abandoned pet carers.   Junta spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the cabinet on Wednesday passed a law requiring owners to pay ฿450 to register their pets. He didn’t say…

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Prawit Orders Crackdown On ‘Illegal’ Foreigners

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Prawit Orders Crackdown On ‘Illegal’ Foreigners

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday instructed the Immigration Bureau to crack down on foreigners overstaying their visas or using Thailand as safe haven for criminal activities. The bureau has been given one month to arrest and deport thousands of foreigners suspected of staying in the Kingdom illegally.   Prawit, who oversees…

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Winter Is Coming: Thailand To Enter Cool Season As Soon As Next Week

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Winter Is Coming: Thailand To Enter Cool Season As Soon As Next Week

Great news for those who sweat after two minutes in the sun, Thailand is expected to enter its “winter” season as soon as next week.   The cool season will arrive early this year, starting in mid-October and lasting until mid-February of next year according to Northern Meteorological Center Director Methee Mahayotsanann. But due to the…

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Road Safety Campaign During New Year Holiday Planned

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Road Safety Campaign During New Year Holiday Planned

The Ministry of Interior has prepared road safety measures for New Year 2019.   Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda chaired a meeting of a committee to discuss a road safety campaign for the New Year holiday and review the road safety campaign during the Songkran holiday. The committee discussed the integrated plan for road accident prevention…

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