Cathay offers deals on Asian fares

January 16, 2018
Cathay offers deals on Asian fares

BANGKOK, 16 January 2018: Thailand residents can fly Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, enjoying special fares for travel ending 30 September this year. The booking period ends 31 May. A Hong Kong economy roundtrip fare sells for THB6,520 return before surcharges and taxes apply. Surcharges will need to...
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State enterprises revenue beats Q1 target

January 16, 2018

Revenue from state enterprises to state coffers in the first quarter of the fiscal year has outperformed the target set by the Finance Ministry.
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State enterprise revenue beats Q1 target

January 16, 2018

Revenue from state enterprises to state coffers in the first quarter of the fiscal year has outperformed the target set by the Finance Ministry.
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Posh hostels shift mainstream

January 16, 2018
Posh hostels shift mainstream

PHUKET, 16 January 2018: C9 Hotelwork’s new market report questions if cookie-cutter hotel groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with OTA’s and Airbnb? Call them poshtels, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation, C9 Hotelworks’...
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Indonesia gears up VIWI campaign

January 16, 2018
Indonesia gears up VIWI campaign

JAKARTA, 16 January 2018: Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Arief Yahya confirmed the country has set a target of 17 million tourist arrivals in 2018. His forecast came as media outlets suggested the country would close 2017 with around 14 million, roughly a million off the pace needed to achieve the year’s 15 million target. Up until...
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Insurance firms told to pay victims of speedboat explosion

January 16, 2018

The Office of Insurance Commission has ordered two insurance firms to quickly pay the compensation due to 16 Chinese tourists injured in Sunday’s speedboat explosion off Phi Phi island.
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Frosty morning in the North

January 16, 2018

A Hmong community living 1,400 metres above sea level in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park woke up on Tuesday morning to see the grass outside coated with frost in the northern province of Phitsanulok.
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Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbour Bridge

January 16, 2018

SYDNEY: A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit.
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1 killed, 1 wounded in alcohol-fuelled shooting

January 16, 2018

SONGKHLA: Police are looking for a 25-year-old driver who witnesses said appeared drunk when he fired several shots that killed a man who warned him to drive more carefully late on Monday night.
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BoT raises foreign transfers ceiling, fights strong baht

January 16, 2018

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht.
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BoT raises foreign transfer ceiling, fights strong baht

January 16, 2018

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht.
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Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

January 16, 2018

LEGAZPI, Philippines: Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano on Tuesday as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption.
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Gold prices down B50 at open

January 16, 2018

The Gold Traders Association on Tuesday morning announced the buying prices at 19,783.80 per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,150 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
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You are not alone

January 16, 2018

Pol Snr Sgt Maj Prateep Dinsakul woke up one day and suddenly found himself unable to speak. Seeing no warning sign of disease, his family took him to Srithanya psychiatric hospital in Nonthaburi for preliminary evaluation.
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Education Ministry blasts universities as sub-par

January 16, 2018

Almost 200 university curricula have fallen short of the required standards, the Office of Higher Education Commission (Ohec) said yesterday, adding it would name them on its website shortly.
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EEC spending forecast to reach B600bn

January 16, 2018

The government expects investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to increase from 500 to 600 billion baht over the next five years, fuelled by stimulus measures and infrastructure projects, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.
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SEC forming committee to monitor IPOs

January 16, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to set up a committee with representatives from the accounting and analytics sectors to assess risks related to IPOs and listed companies.
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The only Hanoi guide you’ll ever need

January 16, 2018

Pick up one of Nancy Chandler's vibrant Thailand maps and you'll be astounded by the depth of detail, eye-catching designs, quirky annotations and original recommendations.
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Thailand seeking to crack World Bank top 20 ranking

January 16, 2018

Thailand could crack the top 20 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking for 2019 after it managed to jump to 26th-most business-friendly nation in the 2018 ranking, says Prime Minister Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakool.
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Nabbed Pakistani man suspected of Isis links

January 16, 2018

A Pakistani suspect has been arrested for allegedly producing fake passports for transnational criminals, possibly including those joining Isis, according to a source.
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Small retailers request welfare card access

January 16, 2018

The government is being asked to allow other small retail shops who are not members of the government's Thong Fah Pracha Rat shops project to accept its welfare cards, says the Thai Wholesale & Retail Trade Association.
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Gun-making inmates to serve state

January 15, 2018

Sixteen inmates found guilty of illegally making guns have been chosen to join a project aimed at sharpening their weapon-making skills to support the defence industry and smooth their return to society.
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Pailin probes airport food court publicity

January 15, 2018

Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn will today visit Suvarnabhumi airport to inspect food and beverage prices at the airport's restaurants and stalls, following continued criticism that prices are too high.
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Man United blank Stoke, dream of Sanchez

January 15, 2018

The thoughts of Manchester United's fans may have been on the possible arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but the players stayed focused to beat Stoke City 3-0 in the Premier League at a rainy Old Trafford on Monday.
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‘True artist’ O’Riordan, Cranberries vocalist, dies at 46

January 15, 2018

LONDON: Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46.
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Mercedes-Benz makes late EV entry

January 15, 2018

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz Thailand has finally decided to join the government's electric vehicle (EV) scheme after staying on the sidelines for five years.
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Probe finds school head took money

January 15, 2018

The director of Samsenwittayalai School committed a severe disciplinary violation in connection with allegedly accepting payments to enrol students, according to Lt Gen Kosol Prathumchart, adviser to the education minister.
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Critics pan move to allow entertainment during election campaigns

January 15, 2018

An idea floated to allow MP candidates to sponsor entertainment events during election campaigns has been slammed for going against the grain of reform by giving unfair advantages to large political parties.
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Cops probe Nicha kin link to fraud gang

January 15, 2018

Police investigating a woman's claim she fell victim to an identity card theft gang are looking at whether a relative has links to a foreign man thought to be running a so-called romance scam.
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Thailand at Canada meeting to tighten N.Korea net

January 15, 2018

VANCOUVER: A top-level meeting on kerbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions imposed on the reclusive state, a Canadian government source said on Monday.
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‘Hijab attack’ condemned by Trudeau exposed as fake

January 15, 2018

TORONTO: An 11-year-old Toronto girl's claim that she was assaulted by a man who tried to cut off her hijab never happened, Toronto police said Monday.
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Indonesia stock exchange floor collapses, 75 hurt

January 15, 2018

JAKARTA: At least 75 people were injured Monday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said.
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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

January 15, 2018

LONDON: Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday aged 46, her publicist said.
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If it doesn’t look like a duck and doesn’t walk like a duck, then it must be a Prime Minister

January 15, 2018

Harrison George Pandemonium reigned in parliament yesterday after the vote to choose a new Prime Minister descended into farce. After the House had failed to choose a Prime Minister from among the candidates declared before the election, the appointed Senate was constitutionally required to join the House in voting for any candidate, including...
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Civil society network call for abolition of junta’s orders

January 15, 2018

22 civil society organisations have launched a project to collect signatures of Thai citizen in a bid to repeal the junta’s orders that violate human rights and democratic values. ? On 15 January 2018, iLaw, a human rights advocacy group and its network organisations launched a campaign to abolish over 500 orders of...
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Hunt for killers of wild elephant

January 15, 2018

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Police are hunting down the gunmen who brutally killed a wild elephant in a national park in Kui Buri district.
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