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  2. lamyai3

    Money gone

    Go and have a word with yourself. Believe me, I'm aware of the irony, but the situation remains as I described it. The ladyboy will be back on the streets in a matter of hours. The upstanding foreigner will have their name on the net associated with a ladyboy and a red light district for all eternity. So the question for the tourist is this - what will be the repercussions of me doing the right thing and attempting to get my stuff back and the ladyboy prosecuted? Will it have effects on my marriage, family, friends and job back at home? If the police here could be expected to serve justice it might be a different matter, but we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
  3. Government to provide more health benefits for Gold Card holders The government has not cut the budget for the Gold Card universal health program, but has increased health benefits for card holders as well as injected an additional 6.5 billion baht into the National Health Security Fund. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118435-government-to-provide-more-health-benefits-for-gold-card-holders/
  4. Government to provide more health benefits for Gold Card holders The government has not cut the budget for the Gold Card universal health program, but has increased health benefits for card holders as well as injected an additional 6.5 billion baht into the National Health Security Fund. Brushing off what she described as unfounded reports that the government has decided to trim 680 million baht from the funding for Gold Card program, government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said today (Sunday) that the cabinet has approved a 191 billion baht budget for the 2020 fiscal year for the Gold Card Fund and an additional 6.5 billion baht for the National Health Security Fund, which means that each Gold Card holder will be eligible for 3,600 baht health coverage annually. Mrs. Narumon said that, additionally, the Gold Card program will attach importance to quality medical treatment for Gold Card holders, with additional health benefits such as free vaccines against diarrhea for children, a triage process for intestinal and cervical cancers, micro-surgery to shorten the time spent in hospitals, additional anti-AIDS medication and dialysis service at home. Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/government-to-provide-more-health-benefits-for-gold-card-holders/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-08-19 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  5. Sometimes I wonder why many people post a comment or question that has been asked and/or answered so many times. it is as if the poster cannot or will not take a few minutes to look through previous postings and comments. I know a few, like this poster are located in another country but if they can make an inquiry then surely they can review previous material and find the answers without asking others for help when they do not really need it. 'nuf sed.
  6. Allright i know what will get your attention....what about 6 coins for 99 euro and all day free food in the club while wearing your white bathcoat?? Ask the girls what those 6 coins stand for.
  7. Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according to Super Poll. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118434-most-thais-feel-it-is-inappropriate-to-politicize-on-the-oath-issue-–-poll/
  8. Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according to Super Poll. Super Poll Research Office director Noppadol Kannikar said Sunday that 75.3% of 1,102 respondents, polled during between August 10th and 17th, feel that that the oath-taking controversy was politicized inappropriately, while 24.7% said that it was all right for the issue to be politicized. On the question about whether Prime Minister Prayut is the appropriate person to be responsible for addressing the people’s hardships, the poll shows that 64.7% agreed that the Prime Minister is the right man for the job, compared to 35.3% who said other people would be more suitable. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/most-thais-feel-it-is-inappropriate-to-politicize-on-the-oath-issue-poll/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-08-19 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  9. Those who run the country are quite happy for you or any other ex pat to leave as they personally have no financial interest in your remaining. Like many Thai people they don't want ex pats or long termers in their country. They won't come out and say it but they want you to leave.
  10. Everything is turning to sh&t especially the pound cheered on by ignorant idiots waving the flag and raising two fingers to johnny foreigner. Good job Thailand is effectively kicking most of the impoverished Brits out - good guys in bad guys out. In Europe it is inevitably English football yobbos that start trouble , beered up to the gills and wanting to relive WW2. Go out for a drink say in any city in Germany on a Saturday night and you will see peaceful folk enjoying themselves and having a drink socially and responsibly. Compare that with any town in the Uk and the contrast couldn't be more stark . We have been rotting for years and now have the highest drug consumption in Europe and Brexit has brought our xenophobic, nasty small minded yobbishness to the fore. I hope the European fishermen give a good account of themselves on November 1st if Britain tells the EU effectively to f'off. If these little Englanders want war them let them have it. From stickie... It used to be that most people you met in Thailand had a life. They had a real job, earned real money and they actually did stuff. Their life was not spent in front of a computer screen, wasting their day on a diet of Facebook, ThaiVisa and downloaded movies. Early retirees? Few and far between. Digital nomads? That wasn’t yet a thing. People had real jobs and were doing real things. Maybe they worked on the construction of the skytrain or the likes of the new airports in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. Maybe they ran the IT Department at Thai Airways. These days Thailand feels like it is full of poor farang. Chancers, wasters, retirees on the breadline. Sure, there are lots of expats doing well for themselves, foreigners in business and wealthy retirees….but there’s a hell of a lot who just seem to exist
  11. uzynkotak

    Money gone

    That was tongue in cheek, genius.
  12. Public healthcare pilot project aims to make Patong beach safe for tourists By Salinee Prap The Nation The Patong beach in Phuket has been chosen to be an integrated marine public healthcare pilot area where state agencies, local administrators and local people join forces to provide aid in response to accidents at sea. The move is aimed at boosting tourists' confidence. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118433-public-healthcare-pilot-project-aims-to-make-patong-beach-safe-for-tourists/
  13. Removed a post giving false information and the replies to it.
  14. Public healthcare pilot project aims to make Patong beach safe for tourists By Salinee Prap The Nation The Patong beach in Phuket has been chosen to be an integrated marine public healthcare pilot area where state agencies, local administrators and local people join forces to provide aid in response to accidents at sea. The move is aimed at boosting tourists' confidence. Under the pilot project, dubbed "Patong Safety Beach", the Public Health Ministry's inspector-general, Pitakpol Boonyamalik, presented automated external defibrillator (AED) devices to the Patong beach lifeguard team during the launch of the project on Saturday (August 17). The launch, held at the Kudo Beach Club at Patong, also included a workshop on first-aid training, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of AED devices for 60 business operators, beach-side service providers, hotel staff and community people. Pitakpol said the ministry had chosen five coastal provinces popular among tourists -- namely Phuket, Chon Buri, Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani -- for its marine public health system and emergency medical service development. Phuket chose the Patong beach where there were frequent accidents from the use of boats, sharp objects, instances of drowning as well as visitors being bitten by washed-up marine life. "Our aim to make ‘Patong the Safety Beach’ requires participation from the people sector and various related organisations to create an effective and world-class response to sea emergencies so as to boost tourists' confidence," Pitakpol said. Besides a professional beach lifeguard team who were at hand to provide first-aid training, the ministry also trained "Narenthorn Andaman" rescue workers, as well as Patong Hospital doctors and nurses for life-saving operations. A "smart ambulance" was made available through which a doctor at the hospital could instruct rescue workers to provide timely care via the monitor screen, he said. With Patong as a model for such marine public healthcare-integration to take care of tourists, other beaches such as Kata, Karon, Nai Han, and Bang Tao would later have such programmes so that Phuket would shine as a safety beach model for other provinces in the 11th Public Health Service Region, he added. Patong Mayor Chalermlak Kepsap said the Patong Safety Beach initiative included participation from community people to aid the municipality-hired lifeguard members who during the day time cover the three-kilometre-long beach to take care of tourists in emergency events such as injuries from sharp objects and drowning. At night, officials hired by the Patong Development Foundation and private sector were on guard along the beach to care of some tourists swimming in the sea, drowning or other emergencies, she added. Patong Development Foundation vice president Somprasong Saengchat said cooperation by all parties had already provided a thorough around-the-clock care for tourists at Patong, resulting in no deaths from drowning at Patong in the past three years. He said the training under "Patong Safety Beach" would make the beach even safer and raise the confidence of tourists. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374931 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-19 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  15. Air Asia, Feb 27, Phuket-KL about $45, hey thanks, you are welcome
  16. I'm a filmmaker, with credits for four films which I both wrote and directed, some of them well known, and about thirty films I wrote the script for. I noticed that Thailand issues visas for people who want to shoot a movie here. If I did shoot a movie here, it would be on video and paid for out of my own pocket, using film students who wanted to gain experience on my crew and make a very minimal paycheck, and instead of actors I would use real people who I think would make a big impression onscreen. Hey, if the film was good, they could leave their jobs selling food on the street or doing laundry and become actors. Do I need some studio backing me to send all the necessary letters and associate documents, or can I just have the visa people do a five second Google search to show them that I'm a legit filmmaker, and want to get to work. Any information would be most appreciated. Thanks.
  17. Thammasat teachers, students clean garbage from canal By The Nation Some 100 teachers and students of Thammasat University (TU)'s Rangsit Campus as well as community volunteers on Sunday attended a garbage-collection activity riding kayaks and two boats at Khlong 1 Canal area in Pathum Thani province. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118431-thammasat-teachers-students-clean-garbage-from-canal/
  18. Thammasat teachers, students clean garbage from canal By The Nation Some 100 teachers and students of Thammasat University (TU)'s Rangsit Campus as well as community volunteers on Sunday attended a garbage-collection activity riding kayaks and two boats at Khlong 1 Canal area in Pathum Thani province. The group, led by university deputy rector Parinya Thewanarumitkul and Pathum Thani MP Anawin Ratanasataporn from the Future Forward Party, collected garbage and removed water hyacinth in the area behind Wan Khru 2502 School in Khlong Luang district. The activity was also meant to raise public awareness against littering or discharging wastewater into the canal. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374932 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-19 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  19. Jumpin' Jehosophats! Religion on the fly. Cut the cord, brothers and embrace the Lord, for he that gives up all earthly pleasures will soar into the heavens. He that is down will be up ... ... and I think I'll stop this tripe before I lose any more friends.
  20. well hell pilgrim, margarine is 2x as expensive in the states as in Thailand, but coconuts are cheaper in Thailand and you can't get any Chompoo in the USA so what does the price of margarine have to do with the argument? If I based my life on margarine prices.......
  21. I thought that by definition stimulus packages were not to be sustained. It's the sustained (permanent) welfare payments s to half the population including illegal migrants while having half the population not paying taxes that is not sustainable. Does anyone believe this government will take heed of an economist associated with a Thai University?
  22. Corrections chief hits out at allegations of irregularities in construction of new prisons By The Nation File Photo The Corrections Department chief on Sunday insisted that the e-biddings held for the construction of four new prisons were held as per rules and with transparency, after an anonymous letter to the Justice Ministry made accusations of collusion and raised questions about security equipment specifications. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118430-corrections-chief-hits-out-at-allegations-of-irregularities-in-construction-of-new-prisons/
  23. I eat all my meals @ Queen Victoria Inn. Excellent culinary experience. Cold beer, close to the action.
  24. I'm for Londinium - if the jews can claim rights going back 2000 years then let's bring back the Roman Empire. To paraphrase Monty Python what has the EU ever done for us ......
  25. Corrections chief hits out at allegations of irregularities in construction of new prisons By The Nation File Photo The Corrections Department chief on Sunday insisted that the e-biddings held for the construction of four new prisons were held as per rules and with transparency, after an anonymous letter to the Justice Ministry made accusations of collusion and raised questions about security equipment specifications. The department is constructing four prisons -- in Rayong, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung provinces. Department director-general Pol Colonel Narat Sawettanan said those who had failed to submit winning bids might be using political influence to stymie the projects. The allegations had prompted Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin to send a team to inspect the 150-rai construction site of Huai Pong Prison in Rayong on Saturday. Narat explained that the projects involved building construction and security equipment installation (such as CCTV, high-voltage electrical fence and cellphone signal scammer devices). Bidders could present various security equipment brands for the department to choose from. He said that some bidders might have held the wrong notion that those proposing the lowest price would be the winners, ignoring the department's need for effective security systems. He affirmed that the e-biddings for the construction projects were done according to the Government Procurement and Supplies Management Act BE 2560 (2017) and related regulations. He insisted the process had been undertaken with transparency and aimed at prioritising the state benefits. He said the department had not yet received any order from the Justice Ministry to explain itself about the allegations. He warned that a report about alleged irregularities, which painted the department in a negative light and caused department executives and personnel to become disheartened, might be an attempt to mislead society. He said such an anonymous letter may be an attempt by some people who had not won the bids to use their political connections to have the construction projects cancelled. "I don't want anyone to become a tool of this gang," he said. "I've maintained a policy of being clean, honest and fair in running the department. I've vowed not to buy/sell positions or do anything that can be regarded as a conflict of interest nor let subordinates take advantage," Narat affirmed. "I personally have high respect for the justice minister so I would like to propose to him to review the guidelines for political officials and civil servants in working together with respect for one another rather than breaking the news to the media without first conducting an internal inquiry and allowing the accused officials to explain the allegations properly." Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374933 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-19 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
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