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Relaxing of LTV for homebuyers to help property market

Sunday August 18, 2019

The BOT on Thursday announced it would relax the LTV for homebuyers purchasing residences together and that borrowers or co-borrowers applying for a loan under the first home buyers rule and who do not own any other residence would be given a 90 per cent mortgage on a condominium and 95 per cent for a […]

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Malaysians driving in Thailand urged to ensure their licence and insurance are valid

Sunday August 18, 2019

Police advised Malaysian motorists driving in Thailand to have valid driving licence as well as ensure the vehicles are covered by insurance. This is to prevent any untoward incident if they were involved in an accident in that country. Kelantan police deputy chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Abdullah Mohammad Piah said it was quite normal for […]

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Bikie boss denied entry to Thailand after bail change

Sunday August 18, 2019

The leader of an Australian outlaw motorcycle gang has been refused entry into Thailand, despite his bail conditions allowing him to leave the country. Mick Murray, head of the Comancheros bikie gang, flew out of Melbourne on Thursday night after a magistrate granted him permission to do so. But when the 41-year-old arrived in Thailand […]

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Couple arrested for spate of Phuket burglaries, B600k in stolen items recovered

Sunday August 18, 2019

Thalang Police today presented to the press a couple arrested for a spate of burglaries across central Phuket. The couple have been charged for nine break-ins, and stealing items with a reported value of B600,000 as well as 16 bank cheques to the value of B2 million. Chaiyo Liamsai, 22, from Ubon Ratchathani, and Wanpen […]

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Details of mandatory health insurance for Non-Imm O-A visas to be announced next week

Sunday August 18, 2019

An official announcement regarding the details of the proposed mandatory health insurance requirement for Non-Immigrant O-A visas is due to be made next week. On Friday, a senior executive from one of the insurance companies involved in the scheme told Thaivisa that the Office of Insurance Commission, the Ministry of Public Health, the Foreign Ministry […]

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The Tongsai Bay is delighted to be among the main sponsors of Samui Mountain Bike Racing Team (Samui MTB)

Sunday August 18, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, The Tongsai Bay is delighted to be among the main sponsors of Samui Mountain Bike Racing Team (Samui MTB) – Samui Bangkok Airways and Tongsai Bay team A key member of the team success this year is Jarinya Suebjakthin (Oil) – Oil is 17 years old, was born and raised on Koh […]

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Get 3,000 baht for reporting illegal street racers, RTP tells public

Friday August 16, 2019

The Royal Thai Police have told the public that they can get 3,000 baht for reporting illegal street racers starting next month.  The move comes after successful crackdowns on racers, mostly motorcyclists.  But the RTP have warned the public – providing false information could land you in jail or face a heavy fine.  Pol Lt-Gen […]

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Prolonged protests may affect exports of Thai Hom Mali rice to Hong Kong

Friday August 16, 2019

Worried Thai rice exporters are closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, fearing that the protests by pro-democracy demonstrators will affect exports of Hom Mali fragrant rice to the city if the protests are prolonged. The Thai Rice Exporters Association’s honorary chairman, Mr. Chukiart Opaswong, said that Hong Kong remains an important export market for […]

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Alien event cancelled at Buddhist retreat amid investigation

Friday August 16, 2019

An event using meditation to contact aliens from the “planet” Pluto has been cancelled at a Buddhist retreat.  Appropriately enough the Khao Kala retreat is near Nakorn Sawan – the City of the Heavens. For years the locals in the area have believed that they can talk to extraterrestrials through meditation.  Many people have reported […]

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Thai Rath poll: Bum guns get the thumbs up from Thais after parliamentary debate

Friday August 16, 2019

Thai Rath started an online poll after MPs complained that despite a billion baht spent on a new parliamentary chamber there were no bum guns in the toilets.  One MP said this was just not Thai culture. Another was upset about having to use toilet paper to wipe his ministerial rear end.  Thai Rath said […]

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