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Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It’s election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan “Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin.” It’s a bit disconcerting, since the Thaksin everyone in Thailand knows is former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted by […]
Tags: News, Thailand, Nation, Thaksin, Thaksin Shinawatra, Nation & World, Pro Thaksin, PHIMAI Thailand, Phimai


Thailand: Rent-Escalation-Clauses - Frank Legal & Tax

And it is rather common that rental agreements include rent escalation provisions.
Tags: News, Thailand


World Superbikes: Alvaro Bautista beats Jonathan Rea to continue winning start to season

Alvaro Bautista finishes ahead of Jonathan Rea in race one in Thailand to continue his winning start to the 2019 World Superbike season.
Tags: News, Thailand, Jonathan Rea, Alvaro Bautista


'Thai Banksy' tests boundaries with gallery show before election

Headache Stencil’s work portrays Thai democracy as a game for the ruling eliteHis works began appearing overnight on the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai five years ago: incendiary satirical depictions of the military officials who took power in Thailand in the 2014 coup.Although the authorities would work quickly to erase all trace of the graffiti, there was no stopping the artist, who calls himself Headache Stencil and is often referred to as the Banksy of Thailand. Pictures of his works port...
Tags: Art, World news, Culture, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Banksy, Street Art, Bangkok, Chiang Mai


Thai parties woo young voters, but one may hit the mark

BANGKOK (AP) — Political parties in Thailand are courting the 7 million young people eligible to vote for the first time in a general election that would be the first since a military coup in 2014. The generation is too young to hold many memories of a Thailand that was not politically troubled, and its […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Nation & World


Thailand PM on official trip croons, brags about successes

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister has crooned a love song and boasted of his government’s achievements during an official visit to the country’s northeast ahead of the March 24 election. Prayuth Chan-ocha led a 2014 coup ousting an elected government and is seeking to stay in power. He appeared Wednesday before […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, Prayuth Chan, Nation & World


Thailand’s Prime Minister Tries to Woo Voters With a Love Song

Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sought to rouse support ahead of the March 24 election
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Thailand, Prayuth Chan ocha, Overnight, Onetime


Canada Breaks With US In Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Canada joined much of the world in barring the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet from its airspace on Wednesday, saying satellite tracking data shows possible but unproven similarities between the Ethiopian Airliner crash that killed 157 people and a previous crash involving the model five months ago. The decision left the U.S. as one of the few remaining countries to allow the planes to keep flying. Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said a comparison of vertical fluctuations...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Africa, US, European Union, World news, Ap, Thailand, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Donald Trump, Faa, Lebanon, Boeing, Kosovo


Thailand: Social Security Registration Process In Thailand - Frank Legal & Tax

Under the Thai Social Security Act, B.E. 2533 a company was required to register as an employer at the Social Security Office (SSO) within 30 days after the first employee has started to work for the company.
Tags: News, Thailand, Social Security Office SSO


Refugee Soccer Player Hakeem al-Araibi Granted Australian Citizenship

He fled his native country of Bahrain after being imprisoned. Then he was jailed in Thailand and faced extradition charges. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called him "our newest Australian."(Image credit: Stefan Postles/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Thailand, Scott Morrison, Bahrain, Hakeem Al Araibi


Hakeem al-Araibi, refugee footballer, gets Australian citizenship

Hakeem al-Araibi was held in Thailand for two months as his native Bahrain sought his extradition.
Tags: News, Thailand, Bahrain, Hakeem Al Araibi


Thailand Decides To Make Its Terrible Cybersecurity Law Even Worse (techdirt)

More censorship and encryption-breaking is on the way, thanks to the Thai government's broad interpretation of the term "cybersecurity." The government has been leaning heavily on American social media companies to disappear content critical of… you guessed it, the government. To keep the king from being insulted too often (or for too long), the government is also exploring undermining website encryption and holding service providers directly (and criminally) responsible for the words and deeds ...
Tags: UK, News, US, Thailand, Tim Cushing, AIC, Asia Internet Coalition


Thailand: Termination Of Employment: Part III – Lay-Off Termination - Frank Legal & Tax

What are the definitions of "termination" and "lay-off"? Termination of employment is an employee's departure from a job.
Tags: News, Thailand


Thailand pulls out of 2020 Olympic weightlifting over doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is precarious. The self-imposed ban also means Thailand will still stage the world championships in Pattaya in September but with no home competitors, the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Thailand, Budapest, Tokyo, Pattaya, Hungary AP


Thai Cave Rescue Series From SK Global Lands Netflix Backing

Global streaming giant Netflix has come on board SK Global Entertainment’s project to bring to screen the dramatic Thai cave rescue of 2018. It is now envisaged as a Netflix Original series, rather than a movie. The news was announced Thursday by Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, a representative of Thailand’s ruling junta. The spokesman said […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Netflix, Thailand, Werachon Sukondhapatipak, Ivanhoe Pictures, SK Global Entertainment


Thai Court Dissolves Political Party That Nominated A Princess For Prime Minister

Judges in the Constitutional Court said the Thai Raksa Chart political party violated national law by bringing a royal into politics. Critics question the legitimacy of Thailand's impending elections.(Image credit: Sakchai Lalit/AP)
Tags: News, Thailand, Constitutional Court, Raksa Chart


Thai Court Dissolves Political Party Who Nominated A Princess For Prime Minister

Judges in the Constitutional Court said the Thai Raksa Chart political party violated national law by bringing a royal into politics. Critics question the legitimacy of Thailand's impending elections.(Image credit: Sakchai Lalit/AP)
Tags: News, Thailand, Constitutional Court, Raksa Chart


Blow for Thai democracy as opposition party is disbanded for nominating princess as prime minister

Thailand’s constitutional court on Thursday ruled to dissolve one of country’s main opposition parties, dealing a crushing blow against the democratic movement contesting a March 24 election.  The verdict to disband the Thai Raksa Chart party means that its executives will be banished from politics for at least 10 years and its 251 candidates will be disqualified from campaigning or standing in the upcoming poll.  The nine judges voted unanimously to dissolve the party and were divided six to th...
Tags: News, Thailand, House Of Representatives, Bangkok, Human Rights Watch, Adams, Thaksin Shinawatra, Prayuth Chan, Nicola Smith, Election Commission, Damnoen Saduak, TRC, Brad Adams Asia, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Shinawatra, Raksa Chart


Thailand elections: Party that nominated Princess Ubolratana for PM dissolved

The country's top court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart, which named the king's sister as its candidate.
Tags: News, Thailand, Ubolratana


Thailand court bans party that nominated princess for PM

Thai Raksa Chart party was closely aligned with Thaksin Shinawatra, the ex-premier who lost power in 2006Thailand’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in the country’s election on 24 March.“The court has ordered that the party be dissolved,” Judge Taweekiet Meenakanit said in the ruling, which also banned the executive board members of Thai Raksa Chart party from politics for 10 years. Conti...
Tags: World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Thaksin Shinawatra, Raksa Chart, Taweekiet Meenakanit


Thai court disbands political party for nominating princess

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month’s general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. The Thai Raksa Chart Party on Feb. 8 nominated Princess Ubolratana Mahidol as its candidate for the March […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Constitutional Court, Nation & World, Raksa Chart party, Ubolratana Mahidol


'A real source of hope': social media opens Thailand's junta to criticism

Social platforms wield increasing power in Thai politics, where traditional media remain under the iron grip of the militaryJust over a week ago, Thailand’s army chief began trending on Twitter.It started with an order, made by General Apirat Kongsompong that 160 radio stations across the country must play the 1970s anti-communist propaganda song, Nuk Paen Din (Scum of the Earth) which glorifies the might of the armed forces, on a daily basis. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Social Media, World news, Earth, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Apirat Kongsompong


Ian Ogle murder suspect returned from Thailand 'to clear name'

Less than 24 hours after the murder the accused flew to Thailand on a one-way ticket , a court hears.
Tags: News, Thailand, Ian Ogle


Thailand: Thailand's International Business Center Incentives - Frank Legal & Tax

Under the Foreign Business Act ("FBA"), foreigners are legally restricted in doing certain businesses in Thailand as prescribed in the lists Annexed to the FBA.
Tags: News, Thailand, FBA


Song Phang Kong in Seattle’s Chinatown International District electrifies typical Thai dishes with bursts of flavor

Tucked in a corner of the Chinatown International District is this gem of a restaurant that does Thai food the way it's done in Thailand and makes you feel like you're eating in a friend's kitchen.
Tags: News, Life, Thailand, Food & Drink, Seattle, Chinatown International District, Phang Kong


Thai political party slammed with ‘fake news’ charge

BANGKOK (AP) — The deputy leader of an up-and-coming political party contesting Thailand’s general election has become the latest target of online content laws after unwittingly sharing a false news article. A spokeswoman for the Future Forward Party said Tuesday that a representative of the ruling military junta had filed a police complaint accusing Pongsakorn […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Nation & World, Future Forward Party


Thai Cave Rescue Documentary Set At National Geographic

The gripping human drama that played out in front the world last summer is getting the feature docu treatment. National Geographic Documentary Films has greenlighted an untitled film about the rescue of a Thai boys soccer team trapped deep inside a flooding cave from Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald. It was on a cool June afternoon in the hilly region of northern Thailand, and the Wild Boars youth soccer team finished practice early so they could attend a teammate's…
Tags: News, Thailand, Kevin Macdonald, Wild Boars, National Geographic Documentary Films, Cave Rescue Documentary Set At National Geographic


Vivo V15 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 32MP pop-up front camera, triple rear cameras announced

After the V15 Pro last month, Vivo has introduced the V15 smartphone in Thailand. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display with 90.95% screen-to-body ratio instead of Super AMOLED display on the V15 Pro, and is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, compared to Snapdragon 675. It retains the same 32-megapixel pop-up front camera, but this features a 12-megapixel rear camera with  photosensitive units, instead of quad units. Other 5-megapixel depth sensor for portraits and an 8-megapixel camera with 120...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Thailand, Mali, Vivo, MediaTek Helio, Octa Core MediaTek Helio, Vivo V15, Vivo V15 price


Thailand: Termination Of Employment : Part II – Dismissal Of An Employee - Frank Legal & Tax

The extraordinary termination should always be the last resort.
Tags: News, Thailand


Thailand’s ambitious new solar plants will float on dams and reservoirs

Thailand has some big plans for solar energy. The country's state-run Electricity Generating Authority is planning to build floating solar power stations at eight dams across Thailand. The post Thailand’s ambitious new solar plants will float on dams and reservoirs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Renewable Energy, Thailand, Solar Power, Emerging Tech, Electricity Generating Authority



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