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    Thai PM features on front of Time magazine’s Asia edition

    Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is being featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Asia edition for the start of July, available on July 2.

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    Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep homes “at risk from natural disasters”

    A separate issue has arisen in the case of the controversial buildings on the slopes of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai.

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    Landlords petition PM to kill off the new tenant protection laws

    Business operators are urging PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to cancel a Consumer Protection Board measure implemented at the start of May1 to protect customers from being overcharged on utility fees by hostels, apartments or rented rooms in residential buildings. Another measure in the new Consumer Protection Board legislation prohibits landlords from removing the belongings of a tenant alleged to have breached a rental contract and to instead take the matter to court.

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    Access to Maya Bay, from the front, permanently closed

    The closure of Maya Bay has come about after profound changes by chiefs of Thailand’s marine national parks. It’s been revealed that, far from being a knee-jerk reaction, the plan to close the famous tourist magnet is just the start of an entire new approach to marine conservation.

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    Had any problems registering your drone in Thailand?

    Over the past few years the sight, and sound, of Chinese-made drones flying overhead has become commonplace, if not sometime annoying. Several times I’ve been struggling to hear the wedding vows, or even the celebrant, at marriage ceremonies with the high-pitched buzz of the wedding videographer’s drone whizzing overhead. They do provide astonishing shots for a cheap price.

  • Chinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    Chinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    FILE PHOTO A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly stealing ATM card identities to make fake ones and steal from bank accounts. Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau (and earning a reputation as an International Crime Terminator), said the 27 year old Chinese man, named as Xen Dazui, was arrested while he was using a fake card to withdraw money from an ATM machine in front of Soi 20 Mithuna in Bangkok’s Huay Khwang district.

  • Nakhon Phanom airport seeks 120 million baht for expansion

    Nakhon Phanom airport seeks 120 million baht for expansion

    Nakhon Phanom International Airport is seeking 120 million baht from the government for the next fiscal year hoping to add two more runways and expand is departures building. Nakhon Phanom is in the Kingdom’s far north-east, right on the Laotian border. Prom Meeker, the airport director, says the airport needs 91 million baht to expand the departures building to accommodate 600 passengers, an increase from the current capacity of 300. The money would also be used to instal 45 additional CCTV cameras.

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    Prawit denies any health problems

    Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan is denying having any health problems. “I am not ill, as you can see now,” said Prawit, who is in charge of the government’s security affairs. During the long Songkran holidays there had been media reports quoting PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha, that his deputy was ill and had received treatment for heart disease.

  • Four Andaman provinces discuss logistics issues

    Four Andaman provinces discuss logistics issues

    The Transport Commission of the National Assembly of Thailand held a meeting at the Proud Phuket Hotel to discuss logistics development for Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Ranong with the governors of the 4 provinces. The Chairperson of the Transport Commission, Lt Gen Charaesak Anupap, says that the commission board have received many submissions from individuals, including operators and players in the fast-growing tourism industry in the 4 provinces. “We invited the officials from Bangkok to discuss and listen to our problems in the region as there are problems that cannot be solved by only one sector

  • Kra Canal – the 28 Billion Baht shortcut

    Kra Canal – the 28 Billion Baht shortcut

    By Jintana Panyaarvudh Despite a history going back three centuries, the highly controversial and politically sensitive proposed Kra Canal mega-project in southern Thailand is once again up for debate. At a forum held yesterday by Rangsit University entitled the “Stakeholders in Kra Canal@Klong Thai”, national security and the canal’s impact on tourism were among the main issues of concern as experts made their cases for and against the project. The Kra Canal project would cut a canal through the Malay Peninsula to allow east-west passage of ships from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean without having to detour all the way south around Singapore island at the bottom of the Peninsula