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  1. Looks like a business conflict between Aussies turned deadly....... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7598097/Mystery-surrounding-shooting-death-Australian-Filipino-wife-deepens.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ico=taboola_feed
  2. Can only suggest that the mother approaches an official translation office, armed with details of the english translation that would match your surname. Then have the office issue their translation of the Thai birth certificate. There are a number of such offices in central Bangkok near to UK and US embassies. Then return to the same Petchaburi office that issued the ID card and request a revised ID be issued with the english name as per the official translation. Worth a shot? What interested me with your story was the issuance of the original birth certificate and the nationality error. This was the exact same as happened with my son, similarly born in 1991 at Chula Hospital in Bangkok. He also was classified as a 'non Thai' with a '7'' ID suffix, despite clearly having a Thai mother. It needed the involvement of the Ministry of the interior and the issuance of a petition before the BC was annotated on the reverse side by the Registrar. The ID number was also changed, including a '5' suffix. This was only concluded over 3 years after his birth, but I'm not sure when the error was first spotted as I only became aware of the issue many years later. That being when I applied for his UK passport. This had the added complication, at the time, as I only married his mother a few years after his birth. That took a visit to the UK embassy, confirmation of my UK domicile (I had been working outside the UK for a number of years) plus a submission to the Liverpool passport office for their review, before the passport application was approved. My younger son had no such issues, he was born after marriage and his passport was issued in short order. As they were applied for at the same time, the delay to my eldest son was a bit fraught in case his was rejected. Luckily it was alright on the night!! Good luck with getting your issue fully resolved.
  3. The daily limit is Bt99,999/person. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=th&u=https://brandinside.asia/kasikorn-bank-automated-currency-exchange-machine/&prev=search No surprise that The Nation makes such an error.........
  4. Just seen an article in the Daily Mail (yes, i know!!) about a new type of power source for batteries (aluminium-air) which appears to compare very favourably to the lithium version. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592485/Father-eight-invents-electric-car-battery-drivers-1-500-miles-without-charging-it.html It may well be destined for the 'too good to be true' bin but it does seem to be generating interest from some major players. An earlier article in a separate publication gives further background to the process. This also highlights the complete lack of support given by UK government on new technology. So, what's new? https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/12/naval-veteran-aluminum-air-metalectrique/ Anyone with an understanding of the issues connected with batteries that has an informed take on the potential of this possible new power source?
  5. Yep, looks like $50k and the rest.......... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592235/Hunter-Biden-paid-83-333-month-Ukrainian-gas-company-ceremonial-figure.html
  6. Must have missed where the OP mentioned he had Thailand Elite visa. Maybe needs to be mentioned a bit more often........
  7. Visited Betong a number of times back in the 90's when working in Kelantan. Would drive there via the East-West Highway (really scenic drive) and park up near the Malaysian border post. Initially the Cathay Hotel was the only decent place in town, before the Merlin opened and, more recently, the Mandarin. Not sure if there are any resort type places but likely to be. Found it to be very laid back and rather pleasant weather wise. A new airport is under construction nearby so expect the place to likely become inundated with the usual culprits. I understand that the Yala Betong road can be a bit of a chore, drive wise. Other options could be to drive down the east coast to Tak Bai (cross to Malaysia via a ferry) or Sungai Golok. The roads are better but still with the security check points issue. Accommodation plentiful in Golok but very limited in Tak Bai (I stayed at the Tak Bai Lagoon Resort, basic but decent but that was 20 years back). I am hoping to make a trip back to the area at some stage to look up some familiar places.
  8. DUP now on board. 39.23 showing. Now needs the EU (should be a slamdunk) and the HoC (remainers last stand) and 40 should be breached.
  9. This is a fairly recent thread on the subject that might be useful. https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1098472-pattaya-city-property-tax/
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