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(More) incentives sought for tourism

(More) incentives sought for tourism

BUSINESSES are calling on the government to come up with incentives to shore up the tourism industry, such as further liberalisation on visas that include fee waivers for citizens of…

Thailand to junk three kinds of plastic by end of this year

Thailand to junk three kinds of plastic by end of this year

End of this year, Thailand will be free from three types of plastic – microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics – and from four other types of single-use plastics by…

Australian man, 33, found dead in Chiang Mai hotel

Australian man, 33, found dead in Chiang Mai hotel

A 33 year old Australian man has been found dead at a hotel in Chiang Mai. The body of the man, who was identified as Daniel Thomas Janse (name transliterated)…

Curbs on state ambulance speeds not applicable for emergencies

Curbs on state ambulance speeds not applicable for emergencies

The Public Health Ministry’s policy to ensure ambulances do not run at speeds exceeding 80km per hour applies only to non-emergency referral cases. “The policy has been introduced to ensure…

Academics discuss future of medical cannabis in Thailand

Academics discuss future of medical cannabis in Thailand

Eleven organizations have discussed research that supports medical marijuana usage, finding ways for Thai medical marijuana pioneer Decha Siripat to be able to prescribe marijuana products for medical use, as…

People warned to avoid out-door activities due to high temperatures

People warned to avoid out-door activities due to high temperatures

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people to avoid out-door activities due to the current high temperatures, which are forecast to exceed 43 degrees Celsius today in several northern provinces. They…

348 die in Songkran road carnage

348 die in Songkran road carnage

A total of 348 people were killed and 3,176 others wounded in 3,068 road accidents during the first six days of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran, said the Road…

Third runway approved for main airport

Third runway approved for main airport

A PROPOSED third runway for Suvarnabhumi International Airport has cleared the final hurdle, with the Cabinet yesterday approving the Bt21.8 billion project. The construction, to be overseen by the Airports…

Sea-home pioneer’s visa cancelled

Sea-home pioneer’s visa cancelled

An American bitcoin investor who set up a floating “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket has had his visa revoked and he was put on a blacklist after the…

Udon: Thai wife claims she kicked her husband to death after he bottled her

Udon: Thai wife claims she kicked her husband to death after he bottled her

A Thai wife in Udon Thani told police that she kicked her husband to death after he smashed her in the face with a bottle of white spirits at a…

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