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Taiwanese tourist rescued after getting a little too close to the sea




Cap: He wanted to get close to the sea


Sanook reported that a Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued after he got stuck in a bog on a coastal stretch of the Sam Roi Yot national park in Prajuab Khiri Khan province. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119480-taiwanese-tourist-rescued-after-getting-a-little-too-close-to-the-sea/


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Agriculture price guarantees not very sustainable, warns academic

By Somluck Srimalee
The Nation




Though the government plans to spend Bt150 billion on agriculture price guarantees, this measure will not improve the quality of products or boost farmers’ quality of life, an academic warned.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119483-agriculture-price-guarantees-not-very-sustainable-warns-academic/


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As digital banking rises, GSB aims to stand out





Digital banking is on the rise in Thailand, said the Government Savings Bank president, pointing to the example of the Mymo GSB app reaching 7 million users, up from last year’s 5-5 million users.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119484-as-digital-banking-rises-gsb-aims-to-stand-out/


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Bhumjai Thai has both poorest, richest MPs with Bt5,000 in cash, Bt4.67 billion in assets

By The Nation



Natee Ratchakitprakan


The poorest and the richest MPs both belong to the Bhumjai Thai Party, according to an announcement by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119487-bhumjai-thai-has-both-poorest-richest-mps-with-bt5000-in-cash-bt467-billion-in-assets/


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EVAT urges government to promote electric vehicles

By The Nation




The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) yesterday announced its proposal for promoting the use of electric vehicles in Thailand in light of the increasing number of people who are switching to EVs.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119497-evat-urges-government-to-promote-electric-vehicles/


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Thanachart Bank launches ‘Ultra Savings Account’ at 1.6% interest per annum




Komchalat Piteeprom, senior director of the bank’s deposit and unit trust product development division


Thanachart Bank has launched a mid-year deposit campaign aimed at enticing customers to open an “Ultra Savings Account”, which offers a fixed deposit rate of up to 1.6 per cent per annum.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119505-thanachart-bank-launches-‘ultra-savings-account’-at-16-interest-per-annum/


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Measures needed for sea tragedy to lead to plastic clean-up

By The Nation
Ornvipa Rumroy




The sea tragedy of Marium, the beloved orphaned female baby dugong of Thailand that died from eating plastic, reveals the awkward truth about the serious threat of ocean debris.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119509-measures-needed-for-sea-tragedy-to-lead-to-plastic-clean-up/


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UK government asked to return conservation award for demolition of former embassy building




(Photo) The British Embassy Bangkok, March 2019 (Kridtidej Sawangcharoen)/https://history.blog.gov.uk/2019/04/15/the-british-embassy-bangkok-a-look-back-before-moving-on/


The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) has decided to recall the Award for Outstanding Conservation of Architectural Arts from the British Embassy in Bangkok for the demolition of the former embassy building.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119510-uk-government-asked-to-return-conservation-award-for-demolition-of-former-embassy-building/


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German man in Pattaya seriously injured after being attacked by an elephant 



Image: Manager


A German man suffered serious injuries after being attacked by an elephant in Pattaya on Saturday morning.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119534-german-man-in-pattaya-seriously-injured-after-being-attacked-by-an-elephant /


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Wife of Thai celebrity under the spotlight after raid at clinic




Image: INN News


Consumer protection police armed with a search warrant seized 300,000 baht worth of products at a clinic after complaints received by a customer. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119537-wife-of-thai-celebrity-under-the-spotlight-after-raid-at-clinic/


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New traffic laws explained: DUI could be 2 points or as much as 4




Image: TNA


Thailand is still coming to terms with the new traffic regulations that are coming in on September 20th, reported TNA MCOT. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119540-new-traffic-laws-explained-dui-could-be-2-points-or-as-much-as-4/


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Thai post office warms consumers: Don't be taken in by crooks stealing your data






TNA MCOT reported that the Thai post office are stepping up warnings to the Thai public after many cases of crooks cold calling people or using fake Facebook sites to steal their personal data.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119542-thai-post-office-warms-consumers-dont-be-taken-in-by-crooks-stealing-your-data/


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