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  • Democrats poised to take on the Election Commission over party-list seats

    Democrats poised to take on the Election Commission over party-list seats

    Join the queue. The Democrat party is joining two other political parties in objecting to the Election Commission’s party-list formula used to allocate seats to parties following the March 24 election. They’ve vowed to take legal action over the matter, along with heu Thai and Future Forward All three have now vowed to explore all possible legal channels to deal with the EC

  • Legality of Seastead likely to be tested in an international court

    Legality of Seastead likely to be tested in an international court

    The perceived naiveté of the team surrounding the seastead structure off Phuket’s south-east coast are about to be tested as the matter is likely to end up in an international court. Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam says that the Thai government has the right to demolish the floating sea home and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders. Ocean Builders is a well-funded group backed by Peter Theil.

  • BREAKING: NCPO relaxes ban on political activities

    BREAKING: NCPO relaxes ban on political activities

    The NCPO has announced that it will relax the political bans, restrictions and activities that had been issued since it took over the power four back in May 2014.

  • Change Thailand’s helmet culture

    Change Thailand’s helmet culture

    by Patrick Mattimore On a recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I was struck by an interesting phenomenon traveling from the airport to my hotel.

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    Indonesia: Selamat Datang. Work here? Then learn the language.

    Living as an expat in south east asia has enough challenges, with paperwork, immigration demands, visas, visa runs, cultural differences. For businesspeople it can be increasingly demanding with requirements for ‘owning’ and running a business. Imagine, in Thailand, if having to learn the Thai language was an actual requirement.

  • Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    PHOTO: Oriental Escape “Pattaya has reinvented itself for upscale travellers.” In recent years, Pattaya has been striving, perhaps even struggling, to show itself to be more of a upscale and family-orientated destination.

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    Chiang Mai: 100 times around the mountain – Doi Inthanon Cycle Ride

    Lersak Inchai, a 72 year old named as the first person ever to ride around Doi Inthanon 100 times. A 72 year old man has participated in, and completed,  his 100th Doi Inthanon cycle ride. Lersak Inchai, a 72 year old man and a former cyclist for Thailand’s national cycling team, has been marked as the first person ever to achieve 100 cycling round trips to Doi Inthanon mountain top

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    Bangkok: Short-staffed business are asking the government to relax the labour laws

    There are many occupations in Thailand that foreigners can’t do, with or without a work permit. But many Thai business owners say they’re battling to find Thai staff to work many jobs

  • Chiang Mai hoteliers say the licensing laws are ‘unjust’.

    Chiang Mai hoteliers say the licensing laws are ‘unjust’.

    PHOTO: www.delannahotel.com A few weeks ago a Hua Hin condo lost a court case when the judge ruled that the condominium was not allowed to rent out its rooms on a daily or weekly basis. This has big ramifications for websites and business models like AirBnB. Now the crackdowns are happening in Chiang Mai but local hoteliers believe the registration laws need updating.

  • Swedish DJ Avicii Dies After Illness

    Swedish DJ Avicii Dies After Illness

    Popular record producer and DJ Avicii died over the weekend after what appears to be a short illness, it has been reported. Avicii was found dead in a hotel room in Oman on April 20, 2018. No details were released about his death, but his publicist said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

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