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EU citizens warned over missing Brexit residency deadline

By Andrew MacAskill

 

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FILE PHOTO: Early morning mist rises as migrant workers prepare to pick grapes at Chapel Down Winery's Kit's Coty vineyard in Aylesford, Kent, Britain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is threatening to deport European Union citizens if they fail to apply on time for a new immigration status after Brexit and will only grant leniency in exceptional circumstances, according to people briefed on the plans.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134007-eu-citizens-warned-over-missing-brexit-residency-deadline/

 

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China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020

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HUAILAI, China (Reuters) - China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134008-china-completes-crucial-landing-test-for-first-mars-mission-in-2020/

 

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Should people be paid for sharing their personal data online?

By Umberto Bacchi

 

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From tagging photos on Facebook to driving with Google Maps, people should join forces in “data unions” to demand payment for letting online tools collect their data, according to an economist advocating for radical reforms to improve society.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134009-should-people-be-paid-for-sharing-their-personal-data-online/

 

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Thailand is ready to add more stimulus if needed - finance minister

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is ready to introduce additional measures to support Southeast Asia's second-largest economy if needed, as there remains high uncertainty next year, its finance minister said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134010-thailand-is-ready-to-add-more-stimulus-if-needed-finance-minister/

 

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Investors keen on EEC, but funding still limited

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Requests for support in investing in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) increased by 37 per cent in the first nine months of the year, expanding from 262 projects to 360, the Board of Investment (BOI) said this week.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134011-investors-keen-on-eec-but-funding-still-limited/

 

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Future Forward seeks end to mandatory military conscription

By THE NATION

 

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Members of the opposition Future Forward Party led by party-list MP Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchomphu have submitted a draft for a revised Conscription Act calling for military service to be voluntary except in dire circumstances.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134012-future-forward-seeks-end-to-mandatory-military-conscription/

 

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PM proposes holding world music festival to woo tourists

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has suggested that Thailand organise a music festival featuring the world’s leading musicians in order to woo music-loving tourists to the Kingdom.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134013-pm-proposes-holding-world-music-festival-to-woo-tourists/

 

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Network, road accident victims call for tougher traffic law

By The Nation

 

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Representatives from Life Quality Improvement Network and more than 30 victims of road accidents handed in a petition to the Prime Minister at the Government House today( November 14), seeking a strengthening of traffic law and measures to reduce accidents on the roads. The letter was received by Tewan Liptapallop, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, The visitors arranged 60 pairs of shoes into the slogan "STOP VICTIM", to raise awareness that 60 people are killed daily in traffic.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134014-network-road-accident-victims-call-for-tougher-traffic-law/

 

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Prostitution, the CIA, David Bowie and Patpong – Undercover in Bangkok infamous red light district

By Tim Newton

 

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Let’s start from the very beginning, a very good place to start. Where did Bangkok’s Patpong get its name?

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134016-prostitution-the-cia-david-bowie-and-patpong-–-undercover-in-bangkok-infamous-red-light-district/

 

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Major hotels planned for Phuket, Pattaya seen as boon for MICE trade

By THE NATION

 

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Integrated lifestyle real-estate group Asset World Corp (AWC) and Marriott International will bring three global brands to Pattaya and Phuket, aiming to create a new destination of world-class MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) hotels and facilities for both business and leisure travellers.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134019-major-hotels-planned-for-phuket-pattaya-seen-as-boon-for-mice-trade/

 

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Five suspects held in pre-dawn sweep in Yala province

 

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Security forces have been combing the Nang Chan mountain range, which straddles the borders of Muang district of Yala and Kok Po district of Pattani, to search for suspects involved in November 5 th attack on a defence outpost in Tambon Lam Phraya of Yala’s Muang district, killing 15 volunteers and injuring five others.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134020-five-suspects-held-in-pre-dawn-sweep-in-yala-province/

 

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Finance Ministry to launch tax refund app to boost tourism spending

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, said today the government plans to launch a tax refund mobile application by the end of this month in a bid to increase tourism spending.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134021-finance-ministry-to-launch-tax-refund-app-to-boost-tourism-spending/

 

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Ministry to launch volunteer projects to ease graduate unemployment

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has set aside 8.6 billion baht to help tackle unemployment among university graduates, the number of whom will reach 500,000 in the next four months.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134022-ministry-to-launch-volunteer-projects-to-ease-graduate-unemployment/

 

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Rice farmers have been warned to stop drying their crops on roads or face legal action.

 

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The instruction was issued today by the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial justice officer after a fatal road accident on November 10 th on a highway in Tambon Makha, Non Soong district.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134023-farmers-told-not-to-dry-crops-on-roads-following-fatal-road-accident/

 

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Labour Ministry sets 100,000 overseas worker target for 2020

 

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The Minister of Labour has urged support for the Department of Employment raising the target for the number of Thai workers sent abroad to 100,000 persons.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134024-labour-ministry-sets-100000-overseas-worker-target-for-2020/

 

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