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Thailand Hospital Expat Survey

 

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Thaivisa is keen to understand your opinions on hospitals in Thailand to help us better understand this situation.

 

We have half a dozen questions in the link attached that we would be thankful if you could complete for us: https://kwiksurveys.com/s/aYOdlIht

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Hollywood star’s post of tragic Thai dugong draws a million likes

By The Nation

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star and Instagram celebrity last night posted the story of baby dugong in Thailand which died after ingesting plastic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119719-leonardo-dicaprio-hollywood-star’s-post-of-tragic-thai-dugong-draws-a-million-likes/

 

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Angels of mercy

By Parinyaporn Pajee
The Nation

 

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Myanmar interpreter at Bumrungrad HospitalKyawt Andra Swe (standing, right) is talking with two Myanmar women at the hospital.

 

Long a popular choice among those seeking medical treatment, Thailand currently sees more than a million foreign patients every year, a number that is likely to increase.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119723-angels-of-mercy-interpreters-at-leading-private-hospitals-in-thailand/

 

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Energy minister ties up with PTT to lower energy costs

By The Nation

 

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Sontirat

 

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong is collaborating with PTT Plc to find ways of reducing the cost of electricity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119725-energy-minister-ties-up-with-ptt-to-lower-energy-costs/

 

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SEPO sells govt shares in only three of 18 private firms

By The Nation

 

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Praphas Khong-Iad

 

The State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) announced on Friday (Aug. 23) that it has sold government shares in three out of 18 private companies, admitting that the slow economy has made selling of the remaining shares harder.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119726-sepo-sells-govt-shares-in-only-three-of-18-private-firms/

 

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Suspected Japanese call centre gang leader arrested in Bangkok

By The Nation

 

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Police on Saturday arrested a Japanese man whose story was widely shared early this year when he got his cash back from a taxi driver, on charges of leading a Japanese call centre gang.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119728-suspected-japanese-call-centre-gang-leader-arrested-in-bangkok/

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Norwegian out on bail following death of British man at Centara Grand Resort in Phuket

By Tanutam Thawan

 

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The bbc.com are reporting that a British man died at the Centara Grand Hotel in Phuket in a fight after telling another guest to “keep the noise down” as his wife and son tried to sleep, according to the man’s family.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119623-wife-pays-tribute-to-‘hero’-husband-killed-following-fight-about-noise-at-phuket-hotel/?do=findComment&comment=14502757

 

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3 red-shirt leaders ordered to pay 19.3 million baht compensation for damage caused during 2010 protests

 

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United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan and two former red-shirt leaders, Natthawut Saikua and Arisman Pongruangrong, have been ordered by the Supreme Court to collectively pay 19.3 million baht compensation for the destruction by fire of a building in downtown Bangkok during the red-shirt protests against the Abhisit administration in 2010.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119730-3-red-shirt-leaders-ordered-to-pay-193-million-baht-compensation-for-damage-caused-during-2010-protests/

 

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Most young Thais favour Future Forward party – Super Poll

 

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Most younger generation Thai people favour the Future Forward party, while older Thais prefer the Palang Pracharat party, especially Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said Mr. Noppadol Kannikar, director of the Super Poll Research Office, citing its latest opinion poll results.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119731-most-young-thais-favour-future-forward-party-–-super-poll/

 

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Lending guidelines planned to reduce Thailand’s household debt

 

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Thailand’s commercial banks have recently agreed, in principle, with the Bank of Thailand to set lending guidelines by limiting a borrower’s debt-to-service ratio (DSR) to 70%, for those earning up to Bt30,000 per month, in an effort to fix expanding household debt, which is regarded as risk to overall financial stability.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119733-lending-guidelines-planned-to-reduce-thailand’s-household-debt/

 

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PM pleased with solution to ivory trade problem

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Government Spokesperson Prof. Naruemol Phinyosinwat disclosed today that Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gene Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied with the effort being made in Thailand, to eliminate the problem of ivory poaching and sales, after Thailand was removed from the blacklist of CITES’s ivory smuggling countries last year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119736-pm-prayut-pleased-with-solution-to-ivory-trade-problem/

 

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Four airlines allow fresh fruit packs on flights free of charge

 

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BANGKOK (NNT)- The Ministry of Commerce has arranged with four airlines to allow passengers to carry a maximum of 20 kilograms of fresh fruit on individual flights free of charge. The measure is intended to help reduce the surplus of fresh fruit currently being produced, and bolster prices in the domestic market.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119737-four-airlines-allow-fresh-fruit-packs-on-flights-free-of-charge/

 

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BAAC provides loans for purchase or repair of income-related motorcycles

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is providing credit for low-income earners to buy a motorcycle for a maximum of 80,000 baht for use as motorcycle taxi, or to pay a maximum of 30,000 baht for bike repairs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119738-baac-provides-loans-for-purchase-or-repair-of-income-related-motorcycles/

 

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