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  1. I made my first transfer with Transferwise yesterday. They charged £12.43 to transfer £2,000. The rate after deductions was 43.277 baht. There were no charges made at this end when the money arrived today (Bangkok Bank). I will use them again.Thanks from me also.
  2. http://www.thaifundstoday.com/en This is a useful research tool. You can set the graph NAV to %age and time span to1 year to make it clearer. You don't have to restrict yourself to Thai companies. Try putting B-GLOBAL or SCBPGF into the search box.
  3. Not enough room in the trough for the extra snouts.
  4. Pakistan, the country deemed worthy of receiving £374,000,000 of aid from Britain last year. Immediately stopping aid payments would be one way of getting the message across that this is just barbaric. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/733594/Pakistan-tops-UK-aid-list-as-taxpayers-pay-12-billion
  5. Yes, it seems inconsistent. Perhaps it's simply down to ease of tax collection. The Income fund declares a known amount per unit to all investors at a fixed time, which they deduct the tax from for the tax department, effectively doing the job for the government. Individual investors buying and selling units over the course of a year is, as with share dealing, harder to keep track of. I also think it's likely that the sort of people who can keep hundreds of millions of baht in accumulation funds (i.e. the ones not needing a regular income from their investment) might have some influence in the way these regulations are set up. No convoluted tax avoidance schemes to get involved in, so it's a lot easier to protect your wealth here than in the West. I know of someone who sold a condo a few years back and put the money in an income fund. He treats any income as a little bonus that shows up in his account without any effort on his part ( he's an idle layabout). He claims the tax back anyway.
  6. Not sure if it's changed since 2015, but the Capital Gains section on page 2 suggests that the profit from selling mutual fund units is the same as shares sold on the SET, i.e. no tax to pay. www.pwc.com/th/en/publications/assets/thai-tax-2015-booklet-en.pdf
  7. You're misquoting me. I wrote that it was more than 30 officers. Please read. Yes, I have sources, but I don't accede to peremptory queries. However, if you could manage to stop being fractious for a moment and just ask politely, I will gladly provide them. If not, a little assiduous research on your part will confirm what I wrote.
  8. I did read. You stated that murderers won't kill again if put away for life. You're wrong, as you admit. I'll just add this: htttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Silverstein The families of Officers Clutts and Hoffman would think your "So what?" pretty callous, as would the famillies of the more than 30 offficers killed by inmates this century in the U.S.A. alone. These were men and woman just trying to pay their mortgages and put their kids through college whilst working at the sharp end in the "Protection for the general population". I wouldn't like to guess at the number of people murdered by killers in prison worldwide. I'm pretty sure it's more than once in a blue moon. NMTA
  9. Why won't they? People have served a "life" sentence and killed again after release. http://www.monstersandcritics.com/lists/living/10-twisted-murderers-who-were-freed-then-killed-again/ Even if you mean a genuine life sentence, they can murder again in prison. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306624X9604000302
  10. It's been an effective deterrent for those executed - none of them have murdered again.
  11. I tried calling them up to congratulate them, but I nodded off from fatigue before I finished dialing...
  12. Furniture shop at Udon

    Going north from Index, turn right at the lights after Global House. There is a shop about 50m. along on the right, run by a guy who spent several years in Australia. I ended up getting ours about a year ago from the independent stall outside Thai Watsadu on the Eastern ring road - comfortable and good value.
  13. International Schools in Khon Kaen and Udon Thani

    As you are discovering, there probably just aren't enough non-Thai children up here to make an International School economically viable. The people at www.isat.or.th/index.php might know something, but I suspect it might come down to boarding or homeschooling. If you're not going to be in full time employment, www.expatlifeinthailand.com/homeschooling/ might be the way to go.
  14. My wife tells me that it's being reported on Thai media that the near destitute husband gave her what little money he could and told her to buy the ticket. She is said to be happy to have won the money that should safeguard her future, but sad that it has probably come too late to make a significant difference to her husband's plight.
  15. Thais skipping the line

    Returning from a movie last week, I called in at the 7-11 for a carton of milk. The young lady with a basket full in front of me waved me through to the till (and got a sincere smile and "Thank you" in return). Politeness does exist here.