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News for Thursday, 18 October 2018

Weather forecast for 19 October 2018

18 October 2018 - 12:51 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 October 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Some tourist fees waived

18 October 2018 - 10:41 am

Free visa on arrival for 21 nations until year-end

The government plans to exempt visitors from visa-on-arrival fees during November and December as it strives to salvage falling tourist numbers, especially from China. The initiative floated by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak aims to reassure Chinese tourists, whose numbers have declined since the Phuket boat tragedy in July.

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KBank: Baht could shave B125bn off export revenue

18 October 2018 - 10:39 am

More than 100 billion baht in possible export revenue could be lost this year if the baht's year-end value remains unchanged from 32.57 against the dollar, the level at the end of last year, says Kasikornbank (KBank).

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Thailand ranks 38th in latest WEF index

18 October 2018 - 10:38 am

Thailand climbed two spots to 38th place in this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) global competitiveness index 4.0 rankings of 140 nations. The kingdom saw its score edge up from 66% last year to 67.5%.

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NACC official being investigated over pistol incident

18 October 2018 - 10:37 am

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has launched an inquiry into the actions of an NACC assistant secretary-general seen in an internet video clip aiming a pistol at another driver in the grounds of the government complex in Laksi district, Bangkok, last week.

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New entry limit causes ticketing chaos

18 October 2018 - 10:36 am

Chaos erupted at the Similan Islands ticket office after the area was re-opened for a limited number of visitors, according to local authorities. Authorities have allowed access to the islands for the first time after a routine five-month closure to allow the area to recover from tourist numbers.

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Songkhla rabies fatality puts toll at 17

18 October 2018 - 10:35 am

Another rabies death was confirmed in Songkhla Wednesday, bringing the total number of rabies deaths nationwide this year to 17, according to the Disease Control Department (DCD). The latest death was a 65-year-old resident from Songkhla in the South. It was reported that the man was keeping 80 dogs at home, said Dr Atsadang Ruay-a-chin, deputy director-general of the DCD without revealing the name of the dead man.

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Police Hunt Myanmar Man Accused of Cooking Bearcat

18 October 2018 - 10:34 am

KANCHANABURI — Police are looking for a man suspected of cooking a protected animal in a national park earlier this month. An arrest warrant was approved Tuesday for for a Myanmar man identified only as Jira, who allegedly entered the Sai Yok National Park with another migrant named Tata to hunt for the bearcat.

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Cyberbill outcry puts PM on defensive

18 October 2018 - 10:34 am

Critics fear law would allow state snooping

A public outcry over fears the draft cybersecurity law will give wider powers to authorities at the expense of individual privacy has led Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to retreat and order a review. The move comes a day after Gen Prayut defended the controversial bill on the grounds that cybersecurity is a global challenge and the government needs the law to protect the public.

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Fake Pumpkin Seeds Give Farmers Real-Life Halloween Scare

18 October 2018 - 10:32 am

PHAYAO — The northern province of Phayao will be denied plump jack-o-lanterns this month after dozens of farmers said they were been conned into buying puny pumpkin seeds. Saengjan Pankaew and about 40 other farmers gathered Wednesday at Phayao City Hall to protest Siam Star Seeds Company Ltd., which they say passed off strains of lower-grade pumpkin as a superior variety.

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