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News for Thursday, 21 October 2021

Initial nod for long-stay visas

21 October 2021 - 05:59 am

The cabinet has approved in principle a programme that has the goal of attracting 300 billion baht worth of foreign investments in exchange for granting long-stay visas. The two draft regulations, issued by the Interior Ministry, were put to the cabinet which approved them in principle yesterday, said Traisuree Taisaranakul, deputy government spokeswoman.

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Foreign filmmakers flock to kingdom, spending billions

21 October 2021 - 05:58 am

Thailand has welcomed 71 foreign film productions this year, generating over 3 billion baht for the country, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday. The films were shot in 29 provinces between January and October and generated 3.4 billion baht, she said citing figures provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

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B37 billion in subsidies for SMEs

21 October 2021 - 05:57 am

The cabinet has agreed to disburse a 37-billion-baht budget to finance a subsidy programme aimed at sustaining the job market for SMEs, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday. The programme was designed to help them retain employees. It covers financial assistance for employers in this group who are members of the social security fund (SSF).

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Police arrest teacher for sexual abuse

21 October 2021 - 05:55 am

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) yesterday arrested a music teacher at an all-boys school in Bang Khae district for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old boy for three years. The arrest was the result of cooperation between the Children, Women and Families Protection Centre of the Royal Thai Police and ATPD.

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Cops nab 93 revellers for pub boozing

21 October 2021 - 05:54 am

City police raided a restaurant in a shopping mall in Pathumwan district on Monday and arrested 93 party-goers who had allegedly been served alcoholic drinks. The restaurant -- which has 30 tables -- was located on the second floor of a department store opposite the headquarters of the national police bureau.

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Police arrest couple over heroin haul

21 October 2021 - 05:53 am

A Hong Kong resident and his Thai wife have been arrested in Chon Buri over their alleged involvement with an international drug-smuggling ring based in Hong Kong. The arrests were carried out by the Seaport Interdiction Task Force (SITF), which includes officers from the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Narcotics Suppression Bureau and other agencies.

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Pregnant women at great risk

21 October 2021 - 05:52 am

Some 40% of pregnant women who passed away in Thailand since last September did so as a result of complications arising from Covid-19, the Department of Health said yesterday. The rate is expected to rise as relatively few expectant mothers are getting vaccinated, it added. The announcement came after the department discovered that fewer than 20% of pregnant women have received their first jab.

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Strict alcohol controls sought

21 October 2021 - 05:51 am

An anti-alcohol advocacy group yesterday submitted proposed amendments to the 2008 Alcoholic Beverages Control Act, which it said would improve controls on the indirect advertising of alcohol. One of the legal measures put forward for consideration was a ban on alcohol companies using product logos in advertisements and corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns, said Thiraphat Khehawong, a coordinator of NGOs campaigning against alcohol consumption and related problems.

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Diesel price feud drags on

21 October 2021 - 05:50 am

PM orders B30 peg; trucker strike fears

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the price of diesel, the essential component of goods and transport costs, to be pegged at 30 baht per litre, well above the 25 baht per litre demanded by protesting haulage operators. The prime minister on Tuesday told relevant agencies to figure out how to keep the diesel price at 30 baht for as long as possible.

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Baby jumbo killed in multi-vehicle pile-up

21 October 2021 - 05:49 am

Prachin Buri: A male baby elephant was hit and killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on a road through a forest in Sri Maha Phot district early on Monday evening, according to local police. The elephant, around one to two years old, was believed to have strayed from its herd in the nearby Khao Ang Rue Nai national reserve.

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