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Magnetic card holders told to make the switch to chip card

By The Nation

 

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Siritida Panomwon Na Ayudhya, the Bank of Thailand's Assistant Governor/ Payment Systems Policy and Financial Department, said the central bank in cooperation with the Thai bankers Association, and financial institutes have been urging card holders to change their magnetic cards to chip cards, in order to enhance safety in credit and debit card usage and prevent counterfeit card fraud and skimming.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123905-magnetic-card-holders-told-to-make-the-switch-to-chip-card/

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Thai bank employee caught stealing customers’ cash

By The Thaiger

 

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A video has been shared showing a female bank employee walking behind the bank’s reception and, allegedly, emptying the contents of a yellow basket into her pocket. She was carrying yellow basket and looked into the basket before quickly grabbing the cash and stuffing it into her suit pocket before going into another room through the white door.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123891-thai-bank-employee-caught-stealing-customers’-cash/

 

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Complaint against ‘complainer in chief’ for filing too many complaints

By THE NATION

 

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Association for the Protection of the Constitution secretary-general Srisuwan Janya

 

Palang Pracharat Party MP Paiboon Nititawan filed a complaint with the Election Commission on Tuesday (September 17) demanding that action be taken against Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Association for the Protection of the Constitution, for lodging far too many complaints.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123916-complaint-against-‘complainer-in-chief’-for-filing-too-many-complaints/

 

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Lifeguards return to Phuket’s Surin Beach – to stay, says MaAnn

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Lifeguards have returned to Phuket’s Surin Beach. Photo: Surin-Bangtao Surf Lifesaving Club

 

PHUKET:-- Trained, experienced lifeguards have returned Surin Beach to patrol the sands to protect tourists from drowning.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123931-lifeguards-return-to-phuket’s-surin-beach-–-to-stay-says-maann/

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Thai PM defends police monitoring of Muslim university students

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives before delivering the policy statement of the council of ministers to parliament in Bangkok, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday defended police for requesting information about minority Muslim students from universities around the country, after criticism of the move as discriminatory and illegal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123966-thai-pm-defends-police-monitoring-of-muslim-university-students/

 

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Muslim students not being targeted, Prayut insists

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday (September 17) defended the Police Special Branch Bureau’s decision to gather the personal information of Muslim university students, saying it was not discriminatory, but just plain compilation of data.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123966-thai-pm-defends-police-monitoring-of-muslim-university-students/?do=findComment&comment=14580027

 

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Attacks on Aramco prompt cut in contribution to Oil Fund

By THE NATION

 

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The Energy Policy Administration Committee today (September 17) resolved to lower the contribution of retail oil operators to the Oil Fund by Bt1 per litre for benzene and Bt0.60 per litre for diesel in a move to stabilise retail fuel prices.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123968-attacks-on-aramco-prompt-cut-in-contribution-to-oil-fund/

 

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Transport Ministry hopes appeal against Hopewell case will tip the scale

By The Nation

 

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The Transport Ministry has called on the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to file an appeal on the Hopewell case before Friday (September 20), with the hope of repeating the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT)’s victory in a similar case 18 years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123970-transport-ministry-hopes-appeal-against-hopewell-case-will-tip-the-scale/

 

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Cabinet okays Bt11 bn for six waterworks projects

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet has approved a Bt11-billion budget for the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA)’s six projects that were approved in 2018 with the aim of benefiting more than 200,000 people in provincial areas.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123971-cabinet-okays-bt11-bn-for-six-waterworks-projects/

 

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AOT considers bidding for Don Mueang’s Bt34-bn Phase Three

By The Nation

 

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Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, president of the Airports of Thailand (AOT), said the third phase of the Don Mueang Airport is being considered, though the agency has to consult with the State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) first.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123972-aot-considers-bidding-for-don-mueang’s-bt34-bn-phase-three/

 

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Prayut to meet economic council to push for hastening of mega projects

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is meeting with the council of economic ministers on Friday (September 20) to seek ways of speeding up the implementation of long-delayed mega-transport projects worth more than Bt100 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123973-prayut-to-meet-economic-council-to-push-for-hastening-of-mega-projects/

 

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Thailand’s inflation rate may increase as oil prices surge after Saudi drone attacks

 

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Higher global crude oil prices following Saudi oil attacks may increase Thailand’s inflation rate this year by 0.3 percent, according to Kasikorn Research Center.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123974-thailand’s-inflation-rate-may-increase-as-oil-prices-surge-after-saudi-drone-attacks/

 

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New design manhole covers to be introduced as part of Bangkok’s landscaping

 

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The City Planning Office of City Hall is to introduce a new design of manhole covers as part of the efforts to beautify and improve the landscaping of Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123975-new-design-manhole-covers-to-be-introduced-as-part-of-bangkok’s-landscaping/

 

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Cabbies threaten to petition Administrative Court to stop ride hailing services

 

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Taxi drivers are up in arms about ride-hailing services and are threatening to take their case to the Administrative Court with a demand for about 8.5 billion baht compensation from the government if ride-hailing services are legalized.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123976-cabbies-threaten-to-petition-administrative-court-to-stop-ride-hailing-services/

 

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