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Myanmar Military Conscription Sparks Refugee Surge to Thailand

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National— On February 19th, 2024, Mr. Kannavee Suebsang, the FAIR Party MP, publicly revealed the case where the Myanmar government announced military conscription without gender discrimination, leaving uncertainty about whether it would escape scrutiny under...

Thailand’s New Tax on Foreign Income: What Expats and Transferees Need to Know

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The following is a guest Op-ed from Issan Lawyers. Their opinions and statements are entirely their own and not those of The Pattaya News Company Limited but are happy to answer questions regarding tax...

Royal Thai Navy Implements Air Treatment Machines to Combat Air Pollution in Bangkok

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Bangkok— On February 16th, 2024, Admiral Worawut Pruksarungruang, the Chief of Naval Staff, performed a field inspection on installing air treatment machines to reduce air pollution, and PM 2.5 dust, in the Bangkok area. The...

Thai Prime Minister Announces Push for Marriage Equality Act at International Seminar Led by...

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National— On February 14th, 2024, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Thai Prime Minister, gave a vision on the Thai government policy, fostering the Marriage Equality Act, at an international seminar “Business, Gender Diversity and the Way of...

No Easy Answers to Pattaya’s Homeless Problem

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0unVFlfEEBA Over the past several days there have been multiple news articles from us covering both complaints by local residents and tourists and relevant authorities responses to what appears to be a growing homeless problem...

Thai Birth Rates Hit 71-Year Low, Government Vows to Address Societal Challenges

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National— On December 21st, 2023, Mr. Anukul Peedkaew, the Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), published statistical data on the NationalThailand website on the rate of Thai children...

Pattaya City Vows to Uplift Well-being of Homeless People

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Pattaya — The city of Pattaya hosted an operational study and learning workshop at the Pattaya City Hall on Tuesday (December 12th), focusing on how to develop the well-being of homeless people. This initiative stemmed from...

Thai Cabinet Approves Same Sex Marriage Bill

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National — Thailand's Cabinet has greenlighted the Marriage Equality Bill to pave the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Approved on November 21st, the draft bill, if mandated, will position Thailand as the third country...

Juveniles Protest at Nakhon Ratchasima Detention Center, Seeking Justice and Leader’s Transfer

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Nakhon Ratchasima— On November 10th, 2023, more than 40 juveniles protested at a juvenile detention center in Nakhon Ratchasima as protest leaders reportedly asked for justice from juvenile correctional officers who they claimed harassed and...

No Plans to Shut Down Facebook in Thailand, Says New Digital Minister

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Thailand – The New Minister of Digital Economy and Society has suspended any previous plan to shutdown Facebook in Thailand. Our previous story: In a late afternoon press conference on August 21st, 2023, former Thailand’s Digital Economy...
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