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Thai cabinet approves $1.45 billion of projects to help economy

 

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FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen in a building in Bangkok, Thailand March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved 45 billion baht ($1.45 billion) of projects aimed at reviving the economy, the prime minister said, as the tourism-reliant country struggles with a third wave of coronavirus infections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216767-thai-cabinet-approves-145-billion-of-projects-to-help-economy/

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Phuket Immigration opens Cherng Talay office

 

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The new Immigration office at Blue Tree Phuket in Cherng Talay. Photo: Phuket Immigration

 

PHUKET:-- Phuket Immigration opened a new office at Blue Tree Phuket in Cherng Talay (May 11) to provide services to foreigners living in Thalang. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216711-phuket-immigration-opens-service-at-blue-tree-lifestyle-village/?do=findComment&comment=16464988

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Chiang Mai Uni student slashes chest with razor blade in protest against lèse majesté law

 

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Fine arts student Vitthaya Klangnil prepares to cut the number ‘112’ into his chest, in front of a Chiang Mai police station, in protest against Thailand’s lèse majesté law. (Facebook: Community of MorChor)

 

A Chiang Mai University student has slashed his chest with a razor blade in protest against the country’s lèse majesté law this morning (Tuesday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216797-chiang-mai-uni-student-slashes-chest-with-razor-blade-in-protest-against-lèse-majesté-law/

 

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Thai authorities asked to ensure safety of journalists fleeing from Myanmar

 

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This handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken in late April 2021 and released on May 3, 2021 shows military personnel detaining illegal immigrants in an undisclosed location near the border areas between Thailand and neighbouring countries Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. (Photo by Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP)

 

Thai Journalist Association (TJA) has issued a statement, asking Thai authorities to uphold humanitarian principles and to ensure the safety of five media broadcasters and trainers from the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) Association...

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216798-thai-authorities-asked-to-ensure-safety-of-journalists-fleeing-from-myanmar/

 

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader ‘Penguin’ and activist ‘Ammy’ granted bail

 

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Anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and singer-turned-activist Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan, who have been indicted on lèse majesté charges, were granted conditional bail today (Tuesday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216799-thai-anti-establishment-protest-leader-‘penguin’-and-activist-‘ammy’-granted-bail/

 

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PM declares vaccination national agenda as he urges all Thais to be vaccinated

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received his AstraZeneca vaccine jab on March 16, 2021. (Photo credit: Prayut Chan-o-cha’s Facebook page)

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, today (Tuesday) declared COVID-19 vaccination program Thailand’s national agenda as he urged Thai people to get vaccinated as many as possible, pointing out that vaccines are the key element which will usher Thailand through the crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216800-pm-declares-vaccination-national-agenda-as-he-urges-all-thais-to-be-vaccinated/

 

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Thai Appeals Court upholds former Democrat MP Thepthai’s election fraud conviction

 

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Thailand’s Appeals Court (Tuesday) upheld the verdict of the Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial court, in sentencing former Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong and his brother Manote to two years in prison without suspension and suspending their election rights for ten years, for election fraud.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216801-thai-appeals-court-upholds-former-democrat-mp-thepthai’s-election-fraud-conviction/

 

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Social Development Ministry Launches COVID-19 Hotline for Children, Elderly and Disabled

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has launched the new 24-hour hotline 1300, to provide help for children, the elderly and the disabled who are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216803-social-development-ministry-launches-covid-19-hotline-for-children-elderly-and-disabled/

 

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Thailand Supports Lao PDR Government’s Efforts to Tackle COVID-19 Outbreak

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Royal Thai Embassy in Laos, on behalf of the Thai government, has provided cash and materials, worth over 16 million baht, to the Lao government to support efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216804-thailand-supports-lao-pdr-government’s-efforts-to-tackle-covid-19-outbreak/

 

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Major hurdles remain for Thailand’s vaccine drive

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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The government of Prayut Chan-ocha has finally prioritized vaccinations as a means to stop the pandemic but major hurdles remain to inoculate the population including production concerns and vaccination capacity, a source told Thai Enquirer on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216807-major-hurdles-remain-for-thailand’s-vaccine-drive/

 

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Thailand reports new daily record of 34 coronavirus deaths, 1983 COVID-19 cases

 

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FILE PHOTO: A rescue worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside an ambulance after carrying a coffin containing a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

May 12 (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Wednesday a new daily record of 34 coronavirus deaths as authorities try to tackle a third wave of infections in the Southeast Asian country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216815-thailand-reports-new-daily-record-of-34-coronavirus-deaths-1983-covid-19-cases/

 

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Koh Phangan: Locals scurry to investigate/ensure strict measures after celeb "Ploy" tests positive

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Local officials in Koh Phangan in the south of Thailand were busy ensuring that Covid-19 protocols were being followed to the letter. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216820-koh-phangan-locals-scurry-to-investigateensure-strict-measures-after-celeb-ploy-tests-positive/

 

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Alleged serial rapist in custody! "Denphoom" denies it - "pretties" try to attack him as he's brought in

 

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The man that police claim is a serial rapist of "pretties" - women who work at parties or promoting products - has been arrested in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216822-alleged-serial-rapist-in-custody-denphoom-denies-it-pretties-try-to-attack-him-as-hes-brought-in/

 

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Siam Square completely deserted! Another victim of Covid pandemic

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

The downtown shopping center of Siam Square One in Pathumwan district became the latest place that Thai netizens on social media were sharing pictures of. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216823-siam-square-completely-deserted-another-victim-of-covid-pandemic/

 

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Huge electricity bills in April? PEA explain why you're at fault not them!

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable TV

 

A provincial electricity meter expert in Pattaya explained why the weather and the habits of users were responsible for high bills in April.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216826-huge-electricity-bills-in-april-pea-explain-why-youre-at-fault-not-them/

 

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Anwar Salaeh, the Democrat fighting for party’s return to anti-authoritarian roots

By Thai PBS World’s Political Desk

 

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(Photo credit: Facebook Anwar Salaeh)

 

While for outsiders Anwar Salaeh is a rebel MP, most of his fellow Democrats consider him a black sheep for his role as an opponent of both his party and the government it supports.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216829-anwar-salaeh-the-democrat-fighting-for-party’s-return-to-anti-authoritarian-roots/

 

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Female motorcyclist dead, one injured in late night smash near South Pattaya turn

 

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Police and Sawang Boriboon rescue services were called after a motorcycle collided with a pick-up near the South Pattaya turn off on Sukhumvit Road late last night.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216831-female-motorcyclist-dead-one-injured-in-late-night-smash-near-south-pattaya-turn/

 

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Thailand road carnage: Ducati split in two as young fitness trainer dies

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Pak Kret police and Ruam Kathanyu rescue services called to an accident on Sisaman Road opposite Robinson's yesterday found a Ducati motorcycle split in two.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216840-thailand-road-carnage-ducati-split-in-two-as-young-fitness-trainer-dies/

 

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Warns Airlines to Check Certificates of Entry

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has stressed that all airlines must check the Certificate of Entry (CoE) of all foreign passengers before they arrive in Thailand, in compliance with the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s screening guidelines.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216845-civil-aviation-authority-of-thailand-warns-airlines-to-check-certificates-of-entry/

 

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‘Vaccine hesitancy’ bites in Thailand – but one province has the antidote

 

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Lampang health volunteers on the campaign to encourage locals to get inoculated.

 

At a time when Thailand is struggling to convince its citizens to sign up for free COVID-19 vaccination, Lampang has recorded remarkable success, getting all eligible residents to register for jabs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216849-‘vaccine-hesitancy’-bites-in-thailand-–-but-one-province-has-the-antidote/

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Project Value under Board of Investment Programs Increases 80% in First Quarter

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The value of investment projects, submitted under Board of Investment (BoI) tax incentive programs, has increased by 80% year-on-year to 123.36 billion baht in the first quarter, driven mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to curb the spread of the virus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1216859-project-value-under-board-of-investment-programs-increases-80-in-first-quarter/

 

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