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SEC cobbles together investor protection fund amendment
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:36:00 +0700

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expects to conclude a proposal to amend the digital asset royal decree by the first half next year, aiming to set up an investor protection fund to mitigate incurred damages.

PM declares new tourism perks
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:33:00 +0700

The government is set to revise the perks for investment in tourism and related services.

3 Thais make 'Time' rising stars list
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:01:00 +0700

Three Thai people have been chosen to be on Time magazine's Time 100 Next 2019 list. They are Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom and singer Lalisa "Lisa" Manoban of K-pop band Blackpink.

Raids seek out toxic chemicals
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 04:21:00 +0700

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Thursday raided five locations with supposed links to online sales of organic pesticides containing at least two banned toxic farm chemicals.

PM moves to patch up coalition rift
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will sit for talks with leaders of the coalition parties in what is seen as a bid to patch up their differences ahead of a no-confidence debate, following reports of frictions emerging among them.

Future Forward submits bill to scrap drafting
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:35:00 +0700

Conscription will be replaced by voluntary recruitment, except during wartime, and recruits must not be treated as personal houseboys if the Future Forward Party has its way.

Budget airlines ask for fuel tax cut
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:49:00 +0700

Five major budget airlines have requested that the Finance Ministry reduce the excise tax on jet fuel because carriers are floundering as tourism sags, costs surge and the baht strengthens.

DSI vows no loopholes in 'Billy' case
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:31:00 +0700

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) expects to wrap up its probe into the murder of Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen and file charges by the deadline.

Pareena defends 'family' land
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:01:00 +0700

Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow defended Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP Pareena Kraikupt against encroachment allegations on Wednesday, saying her family had lived on the disputed land prior to the enactment of land reforms.

Govt unveils 'one-stop shop' app
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:01:00 +0700

A new mobile phone application that was designed to be a one-stop shop for tourists planning to visit Thailand was unveiled on Wednesday.

Travel News

Phnom Penh draws 4.7 million visitors during water festival
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:09:00 +0700

More than 4.7 million tourists visited the capital during the three-day Water Festival holiday, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Tourism.

Blockchain VAT refunds this month
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:11:00 +0700

The Finance Ministry plans to adopt blockchain-based value-added tax (VAT) refund service for foreign tourists, starting from the end of this month.

Govt unveils 'one-stop shop' app
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:01:00 +0700

A new mobile phone application that was designed to be a one-stop shop for tourists planning to visit Thailand was unveiled on Wednesday.

White light
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Wat Rong Khun, also widely known as the White Temple, is one of Chiang Rai's top attractions. By the end of next week, the architectural gem of the northern province will no longer be monochromatic, at least after sunset. Get yourself ready for the first Wat Rong Khun Light Fest.

Into the clouds
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

The pounding sound of a pestle and mortar was clearly heard from the raised-floor wooden house of Nako Praipethratip. The sound was accompanied by conversation and laughing, but I didn't understand any of the words that I heard.

Good clean fun
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Koh Phi Phi Don has been listed by Lonely Planet magazine as one of six beach destinations in the world where visitors can join a beach clean-up campaign while travelling.

Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Lauded by Time magazine as one of the World's Greatest Places for 2019, this high-end property in the Cambodian wilderness, 112km northeast of Sihanoukville Airport, is another masterpiece by internationally renowned resort designer Bill Bensley, who is also its co-owner.

New app launched to promote tourism
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:36:00 +0700

Thailand on Wednesday introduced an app designed to be a one-stop solution for tourists visiting the country.

National parks are for everyone
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

The year-end long holidays are just a couple of weeks away. Surely, when the much-awaited period arrives, tens of thousands of vacationers will be headed to many of the more than 150 national parks across the Kingdom.

Super fun time for families
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 04:01:00 +0700

A group of children were standing in two lines waiting for a trainer to signal them to jump on two separated trampolines. They took turns to play. Each of them jumped until reaching a height to perform a front flip before dropping in a foam pit.

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