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Passengers 'held hostage' in transport row

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:30
A large number of Bangkok commuters are being held hostage. But not at gunpoint. They are victims of a piecemeal public transport policy that sees van operators whose vehicles have hit the 10-year age limit being decommissioned by the Land Transport Department while there are no alternatives.
Catégories: Thai news

Woo tourists with safety

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:20
While many Chinese travellers will be making overseas trips this week during China's long "Golden Week" holiday, fewer will be coming to Thailand.
Catégories: Thai news

Rankings no surprise

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:15
Re: "Rankings not be-all, end-all for Thai unis", (BP, Oct 3).
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Education Ministry 'cleaning up own nest' with 50 graft cases

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
Heads are finally set to roll at the Ministry of Education as the cabinet has decided to transfer three senior officials amid a probe into alleged malfeasance in relation to the construction of an aquarium and marine research centre in southern Songkhla province.
Catégories: Thai news

China 'okay' about fracas at airport

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon denied the Chinese government has issued a warning to its citizens against visiting Thailand following an airport security guard's alleged assault on a Chinese tourist.
Catégories: Thai news

Sam Mitr will stick by pro-regime PPP

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
The Sam Mitr (Three Allies) group has denied it entertained the possibility of shunting the Palang Pracharath Party, saying the issue will be cleared up next week, according to group spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.
Catégories: Thai news

AoT defends move to build new terminal

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
The Transport Ministry has announced Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has "nothing to prove" in the construction of Suvarnabhumi airport's planned second passenger terminal, following criticism from engineers and architects citing the authority has deviated from the airport's original master plan.
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BoT statistics point to riskier mortgages

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
Almost half of new mortgages in the second quarter had a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of more than 90%, and those with a loan-to-income (LTI) ratio above five times made up nearly one-third, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand.
Catégories: Thai news

Tourist tax perk nearing expiry

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
With less than three months left for the tax scheme to encourage more people to visit second-tier provinces, the government and stakeholders are mulling the possibility of extending the programme for another year to ensure benefit to all 55 provinces.
Catégories: Thai news

Ratch pushes back start date of Laos dam

mer, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
The commercial operation date (COD) of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos is postponed to late 2019 from February because of the collapse of a saddle dam on July 23, says SET-listed Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (Ratch).
Catégories: Thai news

China outreach aims to rescue tourism

mer, 03/10/2018 - 02:12
Thai travel agencies are mobilising efforts to woo back Chinese travellers in the wake of July's deadly Phuket boat disaster and amid rising competition from neighbouring countries by promoting second-tier provinces and appealing to authorities to ease visa requirements.
Catégories: Thai news

Seoul to let illegal Thai workers leave

mer, 03/10/2018 - 01:19
South Korea has given permission to 300,000 illegal migrant workers including 120,000 Thais to leave the country without being blacklisted.
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Maya Bay closure draws ire from tour firms

mer, 03/10/2018 - 00:24
The closure of the world-class tourist site, Maya Bay in Krabi, to visitors was extended indefinitely to allow the damaged marine ecosystem to fully recover, drawing immediate protests from tour operators.
Catégories: Thai news

Pay heed to the political rumour mill

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:30
In Thai politics, rumours often prove to be true over time.
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Ministers must resign

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:20
There is no significant disagreement that the next general election, whether in February or later, must be free and fair. But the military regime seems blind to the fact that it must be seen to be impartial, by all Thais and foreign friends alike. This is why Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha must release government ministers directly and actively aligned with political parties. This must start...
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Rankings not be-all, end-all for Thai unis

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:10
The fact that Thai universities repeatedly get low spots in international rankings is disappointing. But given the methodology for the rankings, it is hardly a surprise.
Catégories: Thai news

Government woos wary China travellers

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:00
The government is stepping up efforts to woo back Chinese tourists following a series of recent negative incidents.
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Monsoon storms to last until Sunday

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:00
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in most parts of the country including Bangkok until Sunday, while the cold season is forecast to arrive mid-month, according to the Meteorological Department (MD).
Catégories: Thai news

Ministers told not to mix roles

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:00
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the four ministers who concurrently serve as executives of the newly established Palang Pracharath Party have not broken the law by assuming dual roles.
Catégories: Thai news

Singtel-led Via service makes debut

mar, 02/10/2018 - 23:00
Singtel and Advanced Info Service (AIS) in collaboration with Kasikornbank (KBank) have officially launched Via, claiming Asia's first cross-border mobile payment alliance and enabling consumers to use their local mobile wallets while travelling abroad.
Catégories: Thai news