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One injured as business row over face masks erupts

     By THE NATION Business rivalry over face masks was suspected to be the reason behind a gunfight between two groups that left one person injured in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district.   Lak Song police were informed early on Sunday (August 1) that a yellow Porsche was fired at...
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Ferry capsizes off Koh Samui, 7 missing

Rescue officials help survivors after a Raja ferry capsized off Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Sunday night. (Photo from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Surat Thani)  Rescue officials help survivors after a Raja ferry capsized off Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Sunday night. (Photo from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Surat Thani) SURAT THANI: Seven people were missing and nine others rescued after a ferry hit by a strong storm capsized after leaving Koh...
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Thailand tops global ranking for handling of Covid-19 crisis Jul 29. 2020

     By THE NATION Thailand ranked highest in a global survey for its effective handling of Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), published yesterday (July 28), gave Thailand an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example...
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The big comeback for Big Joke?

The big comeback for Big Joke? | The Thaiger   Former police poster boy and Thai immigration Chief, Surachat Hakparn, aka. “Big Joke” says he wants to return to police duties and “come back in from the cold”.. He participated in 2 hours of prayers at the Wat Bueng Kradan in Phitsanulok city in Central Thailand, praying for a...
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Thailand’s Gold Plan May Curb Baht Without Incurring U.S. Anger

a screenshot of a cell phone: Golden Distortion     (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Thailand’s plan to sever the link between gold trading and the baht may be a way to limit the currency’s gains without incurring the wrath of the U.S. over foreign-exchange manipulation. The Thai central bank says it’s in talks with market participants about...
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Tourist arrivals slump 66% year on year

There were no foreign tourist arrivals for a third straight month in June, as borders remained closed amid the pandemic, with a consequent 66% year-on-year drop in the January-June period to 6.69 million visitors, tourism ministry data showed on Wednesday. In January-June, spending by foreign tourists was 332 billion baht,...
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Foreigners on short-term visas warned they must leave Thailand by September 26

Foreigners on short-term visas warned they must leave Thailand by September 26 | The Thaiger PHOTO: notyourtypicaltourist.com   Don’t overstay your welcome…Thai Immigration officials are warning foreigners on short-term visas that they must make arrangements to leave the country before September 26. A visa amnesty in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was recently extended until that date, but it looks like authorities...
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Travelling domestically in Thailand brings Covid-style hotel accommodations

Travelling domestically in Thailand brings Covid-style hotel accommodations | The Thaiger   As Thailand remains closed to international tourists with travel bubbles being postponed indefinitely, the country has shifted to relying on domestic tourism to close some of the gaps in profit losses. As it heavily relies on tourism, which accounts for around 15% of its GDP, hotels are adapting to...
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