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News for Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Weather forecast for 24 October 2018

23 October 2018 - 12:47 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 24 October 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Airbnb proves a hit with Thai seniors

23 October 2018 - 11:40 am

High ranks as both hosts and travellers

Thai seniors, aged 60 and older, are Airbnb's most active users. Usage of the home rental site Airbnb has rapidly increased among Thai seniors, leading them to be the most active users in the world, according to Airbnb's analytics.

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Somkid unfazed by export snag

23 October 2018 - 11:38 am

Annual growth target remains 8%

The government remains adamant the country's overall exports will exceed 8% growth as targeted despite shipments falling 5.2% year-on-year in September, the first dip in 19 months. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Monday he still believes Thailand's exports will meet the target if the country can earn more than US$20 billion (655 trillion baht) a month in the final three months of the year.

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Many fall victim to online shop scams

23 October 2018 - 11:36 am

People who claim they lost money buying brand-name skincare and other products that they never received through social networking sites have lodged two separate complaints with police. The first group filed a complaint with the Consumer Protection Police Division and the other presented their grievances to the Economic Crime Suppression Division.

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Businesses rip North border crossing rule

23 October 2018 - 11:35 am

Govt faces pressure to ensure tourist flows

Representatives of Chiang Rai's business community plan to ask the government to ease cross-border travel regulations at a planned mobile cabinet meeting next Monday and Tuesday. Pornthep Inthachai, president of the Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce, said authorities should review and revise regulations that are impeding the region's economic growth, especially now that the necessary infrastructure has been built.

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Kaeng Krachan road plan draws flak

23 October 2018 - 11:34 am

The Network of Kaeng Krachan Protection and Conservation has pledged to carry out protests against the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation if it does not stop its plan to construct a concrete road to Khao Panoen Thung through Kaeng Krachan National Park in Kaeng Krachan district of Phetchaburi.

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'Musical chairs' pilots expose internal rifts

23 October 2018 - 11:33 am

The probe into the controversial delay of a Thai Airways International (THAI) flight from Zurich to Bangkok on Oct 11, seen as having highlighted internal rifts in the national carrier, will conclude next week, according to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. The flight from the Swiss city was delayed for over two hours after two pilots on a non-working schedule demanded they be put in first class, which was full.

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Immigration to speed up clearance for tourism rush

23 October 2018 - 11:31 am

The Immigration Bureau (IB) has adopted a plan to deal with an overwhelming number of visitors expected later this year when the government's heavy tourism promotion campaign kicks in. Codenamed "Nan Fa 13/61", the plan is being implemented at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai airports as instructed by Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, acting commissioner of the bureau, said Pol Col Choengron Rimphadi, a deputy bureau spokesman.

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Animal lovers seek action against alleged kitten killer

23 October 2018 - 11:24 am

Animal rights groups and livestock officials on Monday asked Bangkok police for advice on taking legal action against a woman DJ accused of killing an adopted kitten for bitcoins on a fetishist website.

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Some Buri Ram police living in old, rundown housing

23 October 2018 - 11:23 am

BURI RAM: Not all police have comfortable living quarters, and that particularly applies at Nong Song Hong police station. The police station is in Muang district, about 25 kilometres from downtown Buri Ram. A new main building and 10-room living quarters was built in the compound two years ago. But with 38 officers stationed there, many were forced to continue living in the old, very rundown accommodation.

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