Category Archives: general thai news

THAILAND: Ah Kong’s case

We at PPT wanted to post this update on Ampol Tangnopakul’s case earlier, but the bombings took up our space and reading time. Sadly, Ampol (known as Ah Kong) has departed this life, having died of cancer while in custody … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Two-tiered pricing turns tourists off (double pricing)

This week netizens were hotly debating the two-tiered entry pricing system (one price for Thai nationals, another for foreigners) at national parks. The debate started after a Phuket man who has farang features complained about the practice on his Facebook page. … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Fake software probes rise 20%

The Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) reported Tuesday a 20% rise in the number of probes into pirated computer software this year, after the police intensified their crackdown on unlicensed programmes. read more “Crackdown nets 2,881 computers in 2015”: Ohhhh, … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Villagers’ perseverance paying off in mining battle

Something extraordinary happened on Tuesday at Government House. No, it was nothing to do with the last cabinet meeting before Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left for the UN meeting in New York. Rather, it was about ordinary people making their … Continue reading

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THAILAND: No extension for deadlines : EU

The European Commission has dismissed as “without foundation” a claim that Thailand has been given more time by the European Union to tackle illegal fishing practices or IUU, reported Eureporter online on Tuesday. The commission was referring to reports that … Continue reading

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‘Tax reform key to making Thailand a welfare state’

Experts believe country has potential to cover basic needs at reasonable cost A REFORMED tax-collection system and strong social-democratic political groups are needed in order to make the country a welfare state, experts said yesterday. Speaking at the Chulalongkorn University … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Hoe, clothing become focus of case

TWO KEY AGENCIES have come to the same conclusion that the DNA of two Britons who were brutally killed on Koh Tao last year appeared on a hoe believed to be the murder weapon. But just one, the Central Institute … Continue reading

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THAILAND: 32 policemen shunted over Rohingya trafficking

Some 32 police officers from three major units have been transferred en masse to inactive posts for alleged involvement in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants. read more

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THAILAND: Health activists slam patients’ rights notice

Health activists have urged the Ministry of Public Health to revoke the new declaration on patients’ rights, saying it will lead to more disputes with medical professionals. Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul, of the Foundation for Consumers, said the declaration, which was quietly … Continue reading

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What ails Thailand: Deep-rooted issues hold economy back

TOKYO — As the world frets over China’s deepening economic woes, Thailand is dealing with its own malaise. To an extent, the issues are related; weak Chinese demand has hurt Thai exports. But the Southeast Asian country is also beset … Continue reading

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