Thailand

June 21, 2024

Tax threshold for redundancy compensation to be doubled

The cabinet has approved a ministerial regulation making the first 600,000 baht of compensation paid to laid-off workers not subject to taxation, increasing the threshold from 300,000, Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said today.He said that the revised regulation is in line with the Labour Protection Act and in response to the demands of workers. According […] The post Tax threshold for redundancy compensation to be doubled first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Foreigners to be allowed to own 75% of units in condominium projects

The Interior Ministry has been assigned by the Cabinet to amend the Condominium Act, to increase the foreign ownership limit in a development from 49% to 75%, and to amend the Land Act, to allow foreigners to lease land in Thailand for 99 years, up from the current 50. Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on […] The post Foreigners to be allowed to own 75% of units in condominium projects first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Vatana Asavahame: Fugitive ‘Godfather of Pak Nam’ retains political power despite billion-baht scandal

Defying his advanced years, exile and legal status, 87-year-old fugitive former deputy interior minister Vatana Asavahame is still playing an influential role in Thai politics. “The Asavahame family is still a political clan in Thailand,” Vatana declared earlier this month, as the charismatic patriarch urged former deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister Sunthorn Pansaengthong to run […] The post Vatana Asavahame: Fugitive ‘Godfather of Pak Nam’ retains political power despite billion-baht scandal first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Suu Kyi ‘in Good Health’: Junta Spokesman

Yangon – Detained Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in “good health”, a junta spokesman told AFP on Thursday, a day after the Nobel laureate turned 79 in military custody. Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained by the military since it toppled her government and seized power in 2021, plunging the Southeast […] The post Suu Kyi ‘in Good Health’: Junta Spokesman first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Srettha turns TV host in latest episode of Thai leaders’ small-screen love affair  

The prime minister is set to make his debut as a TV host in a show called “Talk with Srettha” this Saturday (June 22) – 10 months after he assumed office in late August. However, Srettha Thavisin is far from the first Thai leader to address the nation in their own television show – a […] The post Srettha turns TV host in latest episode of Thai leaders’ small-screen love affair   first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Thailand in BRICS labyrinth

A small Bangkok gesture in Switzerland did not go unnoticed although it did not make world headlines, either. It is a peculiar situation that nobody wants to interpret too much and too soon. To cut a long story short, Thailand did not vote for a “peace” communique that most countries joining the curious pro-Ukraine and […] The post Thailand in BRICS labyrinth first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Opposition whips agree to vote against 2025 fiscal budget bill

Opposition whips have agreed to reject the government’s fiscal budget bill for 2025 on the grounds that its allocations do not address Thailand’s future situation and that a portion of the budget is being misappropriated to fund the “digital wallet” scheme. Meanwhile, Move Forward party-list MP Sirikanya Tansakul, one of whips, said the bill, currently […] The post Opposition whips agree to vote against 2025 fiscal budget bill first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

Freight charges increase today as truckers threaten nationwide strike

Road haulage operators increased their charges by an average of 9% today and are threatening to go on nationwide strike if the government continues to ignore their demands for the price of diesel to be capped at 30 baht/litre. Apichart Prairungruang, president of the Land Transport Association of Thailand, said that they and their members […] The post Freight charges increase today as truckers threaten nationwide strike first appeared on Thai PBS World.
June 21, 2024

‘Living in Thailand’- Cambodian students’ perspectives

Thai PBS World speaks with Cambodian scholarship recipients to understand the challenges they face living in a country frequently embroiled in online disagreements, how these issues impact their lives and how they have changed their worldview. The post ‘Living in Thailand’- Cambodian students’ perspectives first appeared on Thai PBS World.
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