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  • PM Srettha in talks with BoT chief over handout scheme
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:57 am

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has yet to address Bank of Thailand (BoT) Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput’s staunch opposition to the government’s colossal 500-billion-baht handout scheme. Acknowledging the brewing conflict, PM Srettha admitted he and the central bank governor held divergent views, necessitating urgent discussions. Governor Sethaput, in a candid Bloomberg interview, criticised the sweeping economic … The story PM Srettha in talks with BoT chief over handout scheme as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Purrfect: Stray cats seek forever homes at Bangkok Expo 2024
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Bangkok’s Benjakitti Park is buzzing with excitement as the BKK Expo 2024 rolls into town, inviting animal lovers to consider adopting stray cats and transforming lives one purr at a time. Deputy Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Governor Tavida Kamolvej announced today, June 20, that a variety of stray cats, now vaccinated and sterilised, are being … The story Purrfect: Stray cats seek forever homes at Bangkok Expo 2024 as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Defence ministry clarifies salary guidelines
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:37 am

    To quell public outrage, the Defence Ministry unveiled comprehensive guidelines detailing what can and cannot be deducted from conscripts’ salaries. The move follows a recent scandal involving dubious salary deductions by the 22nd Logistics and Supports Battalion. The guidelines, released on the ministry’s website today, clarify the permissible deductions from the 11,000 baht monthly salary … The story Defence ministry clarifies salary guidelines as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Limited-edition banknotes issued to celebrate king’s birthday
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:33 am

    The Bank of Thailand has released a stunning series of commemorative banknotes, igniting a frenzy among collectors and royal enthusiasts. These special 100-baht notes are designed to honour His Majesty the King’s 72nd birthday, marking his 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on July 28. Available from July 23, these exclusive notes are already creating waves. Bank … The story Limited-edition banknotes issued to celebrate king’s birthday as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Bangkok commuters go bananas as monkey halts BTS traffic
    by Petch Petpailin on June 20, 2024 at 10:31 am

    A passenger today spotted a monkey on the railway track at Bang Wa BTS Station in Bangkok. Officers from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) announced they hope to catch the animal as soon as possible to avoid any possible accidents. The Red Skull News X account shared a video of … The story Bangkok commuters go bananas as monkey halts BTS traffic as seen on Thaiger News.

  • South Korean tourist plummets from 27th floor in Chon Buri
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:21 am

    A 54 year old South Korean tourist was found dead after leaping from the 27th floor of a luxury condominium in Sri Racha, Chon Buri. Police were alerted to the scene at an undisclosed condominium in Sri Racha. Upon arrival, police and rescue workers found the lifeless body of Min Chucha, a South Korean tourist, … The story South Korean tourist plummets from 27th floor in Chon Buri as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Exploitative Chinese tour operations targeted by Tourism Ministry
    by Ryan Turner on June 20, 2024 at 10:16 am

    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports pledged decisive action against Chinese zero-sum tour operations exploiting Thai nominees to dominate the influx of Chinese tourists by offering significant price cuts, posing a severe threat to local Thai tour operators. The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) raised the alarm earlier this week, noting a surge in … The story Exploitative Chinese tour operations targeted by Tourism Ministry as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Temple tragedy: Friends turn foes in bizarre brawl
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:12 am

    A brawl left two friends critically injured in a surreal spectacle opposite the serene Huai Yai Temple in East Pattaya. Two friends turned their playful banter into a shocking duel on Tuesday, June 18. One of the men, 36 year old Weerayut Chomthalak was found at the scene with a severe head injury, bleeding profusely … The story Temple tragedy: Friends turn foes in bizarre brawl as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Phuket crowned Thailand’s tech haven
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 10:05 am

    Phuket has been declared Thailand’s most technologically advanced province among 23 smart provinces, while Wangchan Valley in Rayong clinched the top spot in the city category, according to a report by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). The rankings, unveiled by DEPA’s Smart Cities Office in the Thailand Smart City Competitiveness Index (TSCCI) 2023 report, … The story Phuket crowned Thailand’s tech haven as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Lazada denies divestment plans in Thailand amid growing rumours
    by Puntid Tantivangphaisal on June 20, 2024 at 9:58 am

    Lazada Group has firmly denied any plans for divestment in Thailand, asserting that there are no ongoing discussions with investors regarding such a move. A company spokesperson addressed the circulating rumours. “Lazada Group is not considering any divestment of our business in Thailand and is not in discussion with any investors on this topic. Any … The story Lazada denies divestment plans in Thailand amid growing rumours as seen on Thaiger News.