Local news

Foreign gang extorts cryptocurrencies from Russian couple

  A RUSSIAN couple filed a complaint at Koh Samui police station that a gang of six foreign men threatened them at a coffee shop on the island and forced them to transfer cryptocurrencies totalling US$50,000 (1.878 million baht) in the middle of this month, Matichon newspaper said this morning (Sept. 27). The couple, Mr.

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Business

Cabinet approves additional budget for 6 movies shot in Thailand

  THE CABINET today (Sept. 20) approved an additional 212 million baht from this year’s budget reserved for emergencies and necessary expenses to cover a shortfall in the promotion of the shooting of six foreign movies in Thailand with these scheduled to be released this year, INN News said. Ms. Traisulee Traisornkul, deputy spokesperson for

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Real estate

Thailand to offer land ownership to lure wealthy foreigners

  By Reuters and published by The Straits Times  THAILAND will allow foreigners to fully own land for residential use, a government official said on Friday (July 15), seeking to boost its economy by attracting a million new big-spending residents from overseas. Thailand has for decades been a popular expatriate destination for investment, retirement and

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Business

Tax waived for foreign actors filming in Thailand

  IN AN effort to attract international filmmakers the Cabinet today (June 21) approved tax exemption for foreign actors shooting on location here for five years, Thansettakij newspaper said. Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, a deputy spokesperson at the Prime Minister’s Office, said this measure was approved by the Cabinet to attract investment in filmmaking in Thailand,

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Business

Thailand plans to reopen borders to foreign workers amid shortage

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia THAILAND plans to reopen its borders to workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, a government official said today (Nov 9), in a bid to ease a labour shortage that is hurting its export and tourism-dependent economy. Pairote Chotikasathien, from the Ministry of Labour, said the rules

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Analysis

From land of promise to pariah state: Myanmar coup rattles foreign firms

By John Geddie & Joe Brock, Reuters, published by Nasdaq.com Singapore – Shortly after the military seized power, 55 foreign investors in Myanmar from Coca Cola to Facebook signed a statement committing to the country and employees there during developments of “deep concern”. A month on, those pledges are being sorely tested with Myanmar’s economy

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Local news

Immigration police deny barring foreign students from joining rallies

  THE Immigration Bureau police today (March 10) denied having barred foreign students from attending political gatherings as announced by some educational institutes in Pathum Thani province, Thai Rath newspaper said. Pol. Col Phakphong Saiubol, deputy director of Immigration Division 1 and deputy spokesman of the Immigration Bureau, said no such order with a warning

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Health Local news

Two more coronavirus cases found at same facility as Frenchwoman

TWO additional Covid-19 cases have been found at the same alternative state quarantine (ASQ) facility in Samut Prakan province where the infected 57-year-old Frenchwoman stayed before flying to Koh Samui and found to be infected there last week, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (Oct. 27). Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the Department of General Communicable Disease,

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