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Thai state bank offers loans to LGBTQ+ couples for first time

1 hour 6 min ago

Thailand’s state-run Government Housing Bank has taken a progressive step forward by offering mortgage loans to couples in the LGBTQ+ community. The move by the Bangkok-based financial institution could lead the way forward for more change, such as same-sex marriage in Thailand, after the bank’s pioneering move made it easier for the Thai Pride community to own their own home. The GH Bank previously limited co-borrowing to couples or persons with family ties. To celebrate the move the bank has launched a new mortgage package called My Pride, offering the minimum retail rate minus 2.40% per year for the first […]

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More fighting between Karen and Burmese army, villagers injured

1 hour 8 min ago

Another round of violence has broken out between Karen forces and the Burmese army. Now, 2 injured Burmese villagers are being treated at a Thai hospital in the border province of Tak. The men, 30 and 33 years old, have shrapnel wounds to their heads and legs. Sources said Karen soldiers had taken a base from Burmese troops, and a Burmese aircraft  then bombed the attackers. They said at least 20 Burmese soldiers and 8 Karen soldiers had been killed. The fighting happened near the border with Tak’s Phop Phra district, and the injured men crossed into the district seeking […]

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Thaiger Unfiltered for Charity

1 hour 8 min ago

Here’s a chance for our viewers to ask Natty and Jay any questions they have and they will answer you with their honest responses unfiltered! Please be kind and appropriate.

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Philippines’ SEC orders news publisher Rappler to shut down

1 hour 31 min ago

Maria Ressa, apart from anything else, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, CEO and owner of the news organisation Rappler in the Philippines, announced that the government has ordered her to shut the company down. “The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission had upheld its earlier ruling to revoke the news site’s operating license. The former TIME Person of the Year, Maria Ressa says her team will appeal this decision. “What does this mean? We have existing legal remedies all the way up to the highest court of the land. It is business as usual for us since in our view, this is […]

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UPDATE: Former Special Branch Officer names police involved in illegal casino operation

1 hour 51 min ago

UPDATE An ex-Special Branch Bureau officer has revealed the names of police involved in the operation of an illegal casino in Bangkok that was raided last Friday and denies he had any part of it. Former Pol Lt Col Santana Prayoonrat was discharged from the police service 20 years ago after obstructing officers from making arrests in regards to an illegal casino in the Noi district of Bangkok. The 63 year old was also allegedly involved in a number of other shady business arrangements that involved extortion. But insists he is innocent of being part of this latest illegal racket. […]

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Century old woman in Pattaya to be honoured for long life

2 hours 9 min ago

A 100 year old woman in Pattaya is still alive and kicking. The woman, Ladda Rattanaoran, has passed a physical exam “with flying colors”, according to Pattaya Mail. A nurse said Ladda was still energetic for her age after the checkup earlier this week. Now, Ladda is scheduled to be honoured for her long life at a ceremony on June 8. Pattaya health officers and social workers visited the bubbly centenarian at her home in a housing project. They presented her with a bag of food, face masks, and other products. They then invited her to the ceremony in Chon […]

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Taxi driver faces prison after allegedly attacking policeman while drunk

3 hours 51 min ago

A taxi driver faces prison after allegedly attacking a policeman while under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene. The taxi driver, Charoensak Boonchuay, was spotted driving erratically by a police officer, Pongpan Ponchai, on his way home from work yesterday. Pongpan followed Charoensak until he parked his green and yellow cab in front of Huachiew Chalermprakiet University near Suvarnabhumi Airport, and parked his motorcycle in front of the taxi to prevent any escape. But that didn’t stop the 39 year old cab driver, who revved up and drove his taxi into the officer’s bike. The cab driver then […]

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Bar employees in Indonesia accused of blasphemy over new drink scheme

4 hours 25 min ago

Indonesia’s religious blasphemy law is growing more dangerous, according to rights groups. Police have charged 6 bar employees in the country with blasphemy over a new drink scheme. Under the scheme, bar-goers get free drinks if their names are Mohammad, or Maria. Mohammad is the name of the prophet of Islam, although it’s also a common men’s name in Muslim-majority countries. The bar and restaurant chain, ironically named Holywings, offered a free bottle of gin every Thursday for men named Mohammed, and women named Maria. But after religious party-pooper groups complained about the new promotion, police investigated the chain. One […]

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Land and building tax payment extended by 3 months

5 hours 30 sec ago

The land and building tax payment schedule has been extended by 3 months to assist residents and business owners to navigate through difficult financial waters. The end of April deadline has been relaxed until the end of July. Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda says the extra time will allow taxpayers to pay without penalties, and those who have been fined will be compensated. Local administrative bodies have been informed they have until the end of August to inform taxpayers of their tax liability and until the end of September to inform land offices of unpaid taxes. The extension will apply to […]

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3 year old one of several Thai children recovering from cannabis-related incidents

5 hours 17 min ago

The Royal College of Paediatricians of Thailand and the Paediatrics Society of Thailand has reported a spate of serious health-threatening, cannabis-related cases involving a 3 year old child and several other children. Only last week Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt revealed his fears for the health and safety of Thailand’s children after the decriminalisation of cannabis on June 9 while a number of health experts also voiced their concerns. Asst. Prof. Dr Opass Putcharoen, chief of the Emerging Infectious Disease Clinical Centre at Chulalongkorn Hospital, announced on Facebook yesterday that a 3 year old girl ate part of a cookie, containing […]

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Tourist in Chon Buri gets car damaged after parking in someone’s usual spot

5 hours 23 min ago

A tourist in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha District was in for a nasty shock earlier this week when he parked his car on Koh Loy island. The tourist, 29 year old Chutiphong Thongmee, had parked his car there before boarding a ferry to another island. When Chutiphong returned from his day trip, he was horrified to discover that his car was badly scratched, and the tires were deflated. After running some errands, Chutiphong came back to file a report at the Sri Racha Police Station the next day, June 27. Chutiphong said that according to locals, the spot where he […]

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Foreigner Sex Pest & Train fare Outrage | GMT

5 hours 54 min ago

  BTS TRAIN FARE OUTRAGE. Millions travelled to Phuket in the first quarter of the year, Thai PM makes bizarre ‘go easy on me’ plea to media, The government wasting the publics money and 2 Indians caught with over 100 animals at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Locals near Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach like the ban on vendors

6 hours 10 min ago

Locals around Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach are liking the new ban on vendors. Na Jomtien Municipality started enforcing the ban on Monday (June 27), barring all businesses from reserving spaces on the beach, sidewalks, and roads, to operate for personal benefits. Those who violate the ban could face a fine of up to 2,000 baht. Now, locals are breathing a sigh of relief. They say that beachgoers can now relax in peace, and local residents don’t have to deal with noisiness. The locals said that on top of the noise, there also used to be conflicts between vendors fighting over areas, […]

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BISP student, Puthi, invited to Europe as part of GSPDP/ITF/ATF 14&U tennis team

6 hours 18 min ago

Sponsored A British International School Phuket (BISP) student, Kunanan (Puthi), was invited to join the GSPDP/ITF/ATF 14 & Under Team, who will be travelling for a series of tournaments in Europe from 30 June. A letter from the Executive Director of the Asian Tennis Federation, Manpreet Kandhari, to the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand stated this invitation. The Grand Slam Player Development Programme (GSPDP) is financing the project, while the International Tennis Federation (ITF) is administering it. In addition, the Asian Tennis Federation (ATS) will pay for the player’s airline tickets to and from the first venue. Puthi will be […]

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UPDATE: Thai OnlyFans couple who turned resort into porn setting surrender to police

6 hours 18 min ago

A Thai OnlyFans couple who turned a popular holiday resort of Wang Nam Khiao into a porn shoot setting have surrendered to the police. Two weeks ago, four erotic videos were circulating online featuring the Thai couple having sex in a resort room with a forest view through the window. The caption on the video states the location is at a resort in Wang Nam Khiao district of Nakhon Ratchasima, or Korat. The videos were stolen from the Thai couple’s OnlyFans account and downloaded and distributed in the secret groups via the Line application. Line group admins collected money from […]

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Phuket welcomes more than 1.7 million travellers so far in 2022

6 hours 50 min ago

The southern Thai island of Phuket welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors from January to the end of May, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket office. Phuket, the most reliant of Thai provinces for a steady flow of tourists, has suffered over the past 2 years and has relied on the government’s travel stimulus packages to keep some of the business doors open with domestic tourism. The director of the TAT’s Phuket Office, Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, says that occupancy levels used to be 75% before the pandemic but had declined to 19.5% in 2020 and 7.8% last year. Since […]

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Sri Lanka suspends sale of petrol to public for next 2 weeks

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 18:38

The supply of petrol for cars in Sri Lanka has been suspended due to the country’s greatest economic crisis in decades. Only buses, trains, ambulances, and transport needed to deliver food will be permitted to refuel over the next 2 weeks. Authorities revealed that only 9,000 tonnes of diesel and 6,000 tonnes of gasoline are available to support the nation’s critical services, and buying petrol and diesel for private cars is prohibited until July 10. Authorities have ordered 22 million people to work from home, and schools in urban areas have closed for the time being. Nathan Piper, head of […]

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Thai netizens berate government for wasting public cash on working holidays

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 18:21

Thai netizens have slammed government officials in the central province of Pathum Thani for wasting taxes on a pointless trip to Phang Nga and Phuket. Government officials from the Mueng Tha Khlong District were supposed to be taking part in a working seminar to develop women’s potential in Phang Nga, and Phuket, from June 23 – 26. But the non-profit organization, Anti-Corruption of Thailand, criticised the government on its Facebook page, ปฏิบัติการหมาเฝ้าบ้าน, saying they used the 490,000 baht trip as a holiday. The pictures posted on the non-profit organisation’s Facebook page were taken from the Facebook accounts of the seminar participants. […]

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Thailand News Today | Post pandemic Thailand – What to expect

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 18:00

This Friday, July 1, there will be an official declaration that Thailand is now in “post pandemic” mode. Here’s an overview of the current situation and what to expect.  The word endemic is being avoided as Thai officials believe it will be up to the World Health Organisation to make that call. According to the Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr. Kiattiphum Wongrajit, “What we expect to see is only small or medium clusters that will not do any harm to our public health service. The disease will be under control.” He commented on the international concerns over two new […]

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British boxer vows to get back in ring after Thai horror crash

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:51

A British Muay Thai boxer vowed to get up off the floor and back into the ring after a horror crash in Koh Samui left him fighting for his life. Chris Richardson was crushed by a pickup truck as he pulled out of a coffee shop on his motorbike on April 13 earlier this year. The injuries were so severe that the 32 year old had to be airlifted to a Bangkok hospital after suffering from multiple broken bones, a fractured eye socket, and a foot infection, which left him bed-bound and seriously ill. The York-born pugilist’s friend Alison, today […]

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