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Culture Ministry aims to set up committee for ‘Wild Boars’ movie

By The Nation

 

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The Culture Ministry is to propose setting up a special film board committee to oversee the production of a “Wild Boars” movie at the next mobile Cabinet meeting on July 24 in Ubol Rachathani, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049210-culture-ministry-aims-to-set-up-committee-for-‘wild-boars’-movie/

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Pattaya cabbies demand higher minimum charge

By Theerawat Thongma, 
Dethawee Theewarangkool 
The Nation

 

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Major General Popanan Luengpanuwat, head of the National Council for Peace and Order in Chon Buri, called a meeting on Thursday in a bid to tackle the issue of Pattaya taxi drivers allegedly taking advantage of tourists.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049200-pattaya-cabbies-demand-higher-minimum-charge/

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Belgium man, 39, dies in high speed Phuket motorbike crash

 

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Police and forensic officers inspect the scene of the accident on Viset Rd in Rawai. Photo: Screengrab via Chalong News

 

PHUKET:-- A 39-year-old Belgium man died this morning after he crashed his motorbike at high speed in Rawai.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049181-belgium-man-39-dies-in-high-speed-phuket-motorbike-crash/

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Govt’s fiscal expansion policy to continue to pursue infrastructure projects

By WICHIT CHAITRONG  
THE NATION 

 

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FINANCE MINISTER Apisak Tantivorawong

 

FINANCE MINISTER Apisak Tantivorawong says the government is planning key policy actions in the second half of the year, ranging from fiscal expansion to debt restructuring for farmers, to further boost the economy and the country’s competitiveness.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049234-govt’s-fiscal-expansion-policy-to-continue-to-pursue-infrastructure-projects/

 

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Efficient management seen as a major factor in rescue mission

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 

 

 

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Despite starting with limited resources, chain of command and adaptive approach enabled rescuers to overcome the challenges
 

Highly adaptive planning and management have been credited as the key factors in the successful mission to pluck 12 boys and their coach from what many had thought was certain death in a flooded Chiang Rai cave.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049235-efficient-management-seen-as-a-major-factor-in-tham-luang-cave-rescue-mission/

 

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No plan to meet local politicians, says junta as Cabinet heads Northeast

By THE NATION

 

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THE MOBILE Cabinet would not meet with any local politicians in the northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen next week, two deputy prime ministers said amid media reports of the junta stealing former MPs from traditional political parties.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049236-no-plan-to-meet-local-politicians-says-junta-as-cabinet-heads-northeast/

 

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Marine Department probes Bt20m Japanese bribery claim

By Attayuth Bootsripoom, 
Natthapat Phromkaew 
The Nation 

 

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The Marine Department has launched a probe into an allegation that one of its officials received about Bt20 million as a bribe from a Japanese firm.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049237-marine-department-probes-bt20m-japanese-bribery-claim/

 

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Cambodian couple demand Thai cops probe

By Kamon Aksorndej 
The Nation 

 

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A Cambodia couple engaged in a legal battle with relatives yesterday filed a complaint against two Thai police officers in Bangkok
 

Baby-clothing exporter Sing Thea, 43, and his wife Chean Kallyan said their previous accusation, that their relatives had embezzled Bt18 million, had been handled by the Thai officers in question. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049238-cambodian-couple-demand-thai-cops-probe/

 

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Movie rights of Tham Luang rescue become an issue

By Thai PBS

 

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The Ministry of Culture is mulling an idea of setting up a national ad hoc committee to handle the copyright of the information related to the Tham Luang cave rescue operations in the wake of  interest shown by several movie production houses to make films about what has come to be known as one of the world’s most dramatic rescue missions.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049210-culture-ministry-aims-to-set-up-committee-for-‘wild-boars’-movie/?do=findComment&comment=13189765

 

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Tax on online trade needed promptly

 

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Thailand could lose a significant amount of e-commerce income without an effective law that’s effectively enforced

 

The Cabinet has approved in principle an amendment to the Revenue Code to levy the VAT (value-added tax) on all electronic-commerce transactions, due to the ever-expanding share of online sales and purchases. In general, the amendment is aimed at taxing the owners of products and e-commerce platforms, especially those based in foreign countries but selling their wares to Thai consumers. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049240-tax-on-online-trade-needed-promptly/

 

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Why Sweden is the world’s finest home for families

By Karin Olofsdotter

 

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With respect to Erica Komisar’s op-ed “The Human Cost of the world’s most famous welfare state” (The Nation, July 13) I believe the author has missed the greater point of Sweden’s comprehensive family-leave and childcare policies.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049241-why-sweden-is-the-world’s-finest-home-for-families/

 

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Home comforts greet 'Wild Boars' captain after Thai cave rescue

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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Duangpet Promtep and his mother Thanaporn Promthep smile during an interview at their home, in Mae Sai, the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

MAE SAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Happiness is a birthday cake, a meal of pork-knuckle rice, a warm bed and a trip to buy a new mobile telephone.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049242-home-comforts-greet-wild-boars-captain-after-thai-cave-rescue/

 

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Citibank Thailand exec optimistic of economic performance in second half of the year

 

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BANGKOK, 20th July 2018 (NNT) - The Senior Vice President at Citibank Thailand has expressed optimism about the economy’s prospects in the second half of the year, pointing out the energy, financial, and technology sectors as suitable for investment. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049244-citibank-thailand-exec-optimistic-of-economic-performance-in-second-half-of-the-year/

 

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