Thailand sets new excise tax on alcohol, cigarettes
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BANGKOK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Thailand’s new excise tax law will see higher prices of certain goods, including some alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, and should generate about 12 billion baht ($360 million) in tax revenue, a senior government official...
Phuket road deaths keep on rolling
PHUKET: A total of 68 people died on Phuket’s roads from January through April this year, with more statistics to be tabled indicating that Phuket is on track to match – or even exceed – last year’s road death toll of 174.
Motorists can park their cars along Bang Saray beach: Municipal vice mayor
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The Bang Saray municipal vice mayor has given assurance that motorists can use the public parking space along the Bang Saray beach in Chon Buri without having to...
Thai Customs Seize Smuggled Pangolins and Scales
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A tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis) seen here in 2009 in central Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Valerius Tygart / Wikimedia Commons
BANGKOK — Customs officials say they have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450...
Yoshi’s Story: Miss Tiffany’s Universe Winner on Social Media
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PATTAYA — Rinrada “Yoshi” Thurapan is doing the TV circuit a day after she thanked her parents for their support on the heels of being crowned the winner of Miss Tiffany’s Universe.
Yoshi, 20, bested 29...
New Dates Floated for Prayuth to Meet Trump in Washington
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At top, then-candidate Donald Trump listens to his mobile phone at a Feb. 18, 2016, campaign stop. Photo: Associated Press. Below, then army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha uses a phone in 2013. Photo: Matichon
240,000 ya ba pills seized in Mae Sai district following car chase
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Police seized a total of 240,000 methamphitamine pills after a hot pursuit against a drug smuggling gang in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province early Sunday morning (Aug 20)....