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PM touts ‘universal design’ policy

September 27, 2016
PM touts ‘universal design’ policy

THAILAND is set to transform itself into the Southeast Asian hub of “universal design� tourism, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday.
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Thailand pledges $1m to kick off Asean science development fund

September 27, 2016
Thailand pledges $1m to kick off Asean science development fund

THAILAND will invest an initial US$1 million (Bt34.5 million) to establish a Science, Technology and Innovation Development Fund for Asean.
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Rise in e-commerce market value

September 27, 2016
Rise in e-commerce market value

THE VALUE of the e-commerce market in Thailand will reach Bt2.52 trillion this year, up by 12.4 per cent from 2015, according to the chief of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency.
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ADB puts Thailand’s GDP growth forecast at 3.2%

September 27, 2016
ADB puts Thailand’s GDP growth forecast at 3.2%

THE ASIAN Development Bank has slightly revised up its forecast for Thailand’s 2016 economic growth from 3 per cent to 3.2 per cent, praising the country’s investment in infrastructure.
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BCPG lists on Thai stock exchange today,eyes further growth in renewables sector

September 27, 2016
BCPG lists on Thai stock exchange today,eyes further growth in renewables sector

BCPG, which is to make its debut on the Stock Exchange of Thailand today, says that in growing its global renewable-power business, its strategy will focus on portfolio investment rather than acquisitions of power plants’ assets.
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Swimmers warned as jellyfish washed ashore by storms

September 27, 2016
Swimmers warned as jellyfish washed ashore by storms

Thailand has issued a warning to swimmers and snorkellers against venturing into the oceans after recent storms washed poisonous marine life ashore.
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BMTA no longer in charge of bus operation

September 27, 2016
BMTA no longer in charge of bus operation

In yesterday’s meeting, the Cabinet gave the Department of Land Transport the job of regulating the operation of public buses in Bangkok and its outskirts instead of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA).
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Thailand’s status up on prevention of illegal ivory trade

September 27, 2016
Thailand’s status up on prevention of illegal ivory trade

Thailand’s status on illegal ivory trade has been moved from “Primary Concern� to “Secondary Concern� by the international Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) thanks to the Kingdom’s continued efforts on law...
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Learning idea from Japan for Thai schooling

September 27, 2016
Learning idea from Japan for Thai schooling

‘school as learning community’ to be theme of ‘educa’ meet next month
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Late harvest may delay water retention plan

September 27, 2016
Late harvest may delay water retention plan

FLOODING this year will be under control and won’t get as out of hand like in 2011, officials from the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) said yesterday.
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Leader of passport forgery gang may face murder charge

September 27, 2016
Leader of passport forgery gang may face murder charge

THE US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that two passport forgery suspects arrested in Friday’s raid on a Bangkok building are US citizens - but the nationality and true identity of a third man, the suspected gang...
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Sansern gets double role in reshuffle

September 27, 2016
Sansern gets double role in reshuffle

GOVERNMENT spokesman Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd will double as acting director-general of the Public Relations Department (PRD), under the latest reshuffle ordered by the junta chief.
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Experts to discuss Zika tests, babies’ head sizes

September 27, 2016
Experts to discuss Zika tests, babies’ head sizes

A team of experts led by the Disease Control Department's Dr Prasert Thongcharoen will confirm on Friday whether or not two babies were born with unusually small heads as a result of Zika virus infection, Public Health Ministry permanent...
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Admin Court dismisses compensation order against Bhokin

September 27, 2016
Admin Court dismisses compensation order against Bhokin

The Central Administrative |Court has nullified the order requiring former interior minister Bhokin Bhalakula to pay Bt1.43 billion in compensation over alleged corruption in the fire-truck procurement case.
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The cost of fame: Popular net idols might face the same taxation rate as celebrities

September 27, 2016

With social media becoming more and more popular every day, more people are taking to virtual reality to do their business and achieve fame, it seems. Read more
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Furious Flight Attendant: ‘Famous’ Thai man takes title of worst passenger

September 27, 2016

A flight attendant shared her horrible experience with a supposedly famous Thai passenger during her flight from Thailand to Europe on Panthip. According to her, this man takes the crown of being the worst passenger she has ever...
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That’s nuts! Suspected bomb in Pattani turns out to be a coconut

September 27, 2016

The bomb squad said that the suspicious bag was, most likely, left there as a prank but that they can’t be too careful. Read more
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Finally, Bangkok is getting its first ambulance lane!

September 27, 2016

Today, Bangkok unveils Thailand’s first ever emergency lane to let ambulances and other emergency vehicles access hospitals faster. Read more
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Chinese officials raise safety concerns over high accident and fatality rates in Thai islands

September 27, 2016

On Monday, key Chinese officials met with Phuket authorities to discuss tourism concerns and safety issues in the hope of reducing the number of Chinese tourists killed or injured in accidents on sea and land while on holiday....
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Farang resident has had it with potholes, repairs road himself (PHOTOS)

September 27, 2016

A German resident in Buriram was photographed repairing potholes on a road after the giant holes have caused many accidents in his beloved community. Read more
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Government hopes to track elephant population through mandatory DNA samples

September 27, 2016

The Environmental Ministry wants to invoke mandatory DNA samples of all elephants living in camps in hopes of tracking the captive population and lessening illegal trade of elephants. Read more
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Rumor: iPhone 7 to launch in Thailand earlier than we expected

September 27, 2016

It is rumored that the iPhone 7 will launch in Thailand?ten days earlier than the release dates of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Read more
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Wongnai Elite Party 2016 at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

September 27, 2016

The Beach Club Restaurant at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G hosted ajoint get-together party for elite reviewers and the Wongnai team. Organized and presented in a monochromatic theme, the party was attended by 13 top reviewers, the Wongnai team and...
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Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms

September 27, 2016

Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department said. Read more
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MEA strengthens community relations to mark doubly auspicious royal celebrations

September 27, 2016
MEA strengthens community relations to mark doubly auspicious royal celebrations

Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) recently organized its annual campaign “MEA fosters sustainable community relations with electrical system maintenance� for 2016 to mark the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne as well as the Seventh-cycle...
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Civil groups urge junta leader to halt special economic zone constructions

September 27, 2016

Civil society groups urged the junta to halt constructions of Special Economic Zone (SEZs) throughout the country, saying that the SEZ policy destroys local communities and environment. On 27 September 2016, at the Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI),...
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Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

September 27, 2016

Several countries in Southeast Asia have reported increasing cases of infection from the mosquito-borne Zika virus but Thailand has one of the highest numbers in the region, with 349 confirmed since January, including 25 pregnant women.
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Villagers protest against potash mine in Thailand’s northeast

September 27, 2016

More than 500 villagers in northeastern Thailand has gathered to oppose a local potash mine, saying the mine operator bypassed an Environmental Impact Assessment process. ? ? On 25 September 2016, over 500 villagers from Wanon Niwat District,...
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It’s Time to Grab a Crab at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel

September 27, 2016

What could be more delicious than biting into a succulently crunchy fresh soft- shell crab? How about biting into a succulently crunchy fresh soft-shell crab in three different enticing styles? Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s Executive Chef has...
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More people accused of violating junta’s order over seminar on constitution

September 27, 2016

Nearly two months after the draft charter referendum, the police are summoning more people for violating the junta’s political gathering ban over a public seminar about the junta-sponsored constitution. On 26 September 2016, the police in Khon Kaen...
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TCEB underwrites convention hosts

September 27, 2016
TCEB underwrites convention hosts

BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will concentrate on professional associations to bid for events in five key business sectors, according to its 2017 business plan. The government’s Thailand 4.0 economic model aims to develop...
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Laos want more bridges

September 27, 2016
Laos want more bridges

VIENTIANE, 27 September 2016: Laos has proposed three additional Mekong River bridges to boost trade and tourism with neighbouring Thailand. Vientiane Times reported that the government had proposed bridges at Bolikhamsai and Bueng Kan, Salavan and Ubon Ratchathani,...
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Tourism for All pledge

September 27, 2016
Tourism for All pledge

BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand will embark on a campaign to make its tourist destinations more accessible friendly to disabled travellers, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, told a media seminar on the eve of World Tourism...
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Qatar extends transit visa

September 27, 2016
Qatar extends transit visa

DOHA, QATAR, 27 September 2016: Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Interior have introduced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha. The new transit visa structure now allows passengers with a...
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Pattaya’s Delight at Devarana Spa

September 27, 2016

Devarana Spa offers a creative spa retreat from the little elements that remind us of one of Thailand’s prominent beach resort destinations, Pattaya. Pattaya’s Delight is inspired by the delectable Thai dessert khao lam local to the eastern province...
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Myanmar villagers travel to Japan to challenge Thilawa investors

September 27, 2016

Earthrights International (ERI) Villagers near Yangon, Myanmar, are traveling to Japan this week to meet with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other Japanese investors of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) after engagement efforts in Myanmar...
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