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    Illegal foreigners on notice – 30 day crackdown

    The Immigration bureau has been given a month to go after thousands of suspected overstayers and others believed involved in criminal activities. Thai Deputy PM and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday instructed the Immigration Bureau to crack down on foreigners overstaying their visas or using Thailand as safe haven for criminal activities. The bureau has been given one month to arrest and deport thousands of foreigners suspected of staying in the Kingdom illegally

  • Thai economy’s growth in 2018 projected at 4.5% – World Bank

    Thai economy’s growth in 2018 projected at 4.5% – World Bank

    Things are looking up for more economic smiles in the Land of Smiles with more positive news coming out of the World Bank. Projections are being revised upward, again

  • Surprise raids seize fake goods valued at 30 million baht in Chiang Mai

    Surprise raids seize fake goods valued at 30 million baht in Chiang Mai

    The Night Bazaar market in the main city centre of Chiang Mai has been raided by 200 police. They seized 27,000 fake brand products with an estimated street value around 30 million baht. The raid started at 10pm on Wednesday night without warning, surprising shop owners

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    BNK 48 pop idol under fire for hosting pro-junta programs

    by Kittipong Thavevong of The Nation A young Thai pop star has become the subject of a heated political debate and the target of attack for hosting a television show publicising the government’s achievements. Anti-junta activists are calling the show ‘political propaganda’ and called out Cherprang Areekul, ‘captain’ of the popular girl pop band BNK 48 for “serving the dictatorship” and “helping whitewash the junta”. The popular 22 year old is one of many showbiz celebrities recruited to host “Doen Na Prathet Thai” (Moving Thailand Forward)

  • eSports – legitimate sport or teenage addiction problem?

    eSports – legitimate sport or teenage addiction problem?

    PHOTO: China Daily The Thai Mental health department is urging the government to rethink any decision to recognise online gaming.

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    His Majesty honours 188 for their role in Tham Luang cave rescue

    PHOTOS: The Nation Last night the government hosted a ‘thank-you reception’ for those who helped in the Tham Luang cave-rescue. Many others will also be getting special recognition for their contribution at government house today

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    I’ve got a little list – Thai PM

    Article 44 of the interim Thai charter is the NCPO’s open cheque to pass any laws it wishes. And many have been directed from the PM’s office over the course of his over four years at the head of the nation’s military government. But it appears he’s lost count of how many have been passed and ordered his deputy PM to compile a full list so some of them can be enshrined as law into the future

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    Myanmar rebukes UN over Rhakine genocide report

    By Khine Kyaw , Yangon Myanmar has responded to the UNs Fact Finding Mission that concluded genocide had been committed in Rakhine, saying the Myanmar Government did not recognise the mission and accused the writers of the report of intending to create a rift between the civilian government and the military. “We have already dissociated ourselves from the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council, meaning Myanmar does not accept the establishment of that mission

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    Pattaya attracting major government and international brand investment

    As part of Pattaya’s make-over to attract high-scale tourism back to the popular seaside city, some of the biggest names in local and international leisure, retail and sport are putting their money down to invest in the region’s future. And the Thai government is investing heavily too as part of its commitment to rebrand the area and bring it up to date with international traveller expectations

  • New driving laws almost ready for Cabinet consideration

    New driving laws almost ready for Cabinet consideration

    With this year’s new year festivities only four months away, the government is keen to get new driving laws enshrined and operational to help avoid another holiday festival where Thais, expats and tourists, wipe themselves out on the Kingdom’s roads.