Court favours Thaksin in B17bn tax case

The Central Tax Court has ruled in favour of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying he doesn't owe 17 billion baht in tax over the 2006 sale of a stake in Shin Corp.

Tax break

Deadly blaze pub owner gets bail

Pattaya court approves conditional bail for the owner of Mountain B pub, where a fire claimed 15 lives and injured 38 others - as he promises compensation for all victims.

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Bail allowed

Five confirmed cases of antibody-resistant Covid

There are now five confirmed infections in Thailand of the antibody-resistant sub-variant of Covid-19, BA.2.75, and health authorities are closely watching its development.

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Spreading slowly

Safety issues at 83 Bangkok nightspots

City Hall inspectors found safety issues at 83 nightspots in Bangkok, including some with inadequate emergency exits for patrons - but most of them remain open.

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Safe, or not?

Easy loans for all

Major banks have continued to tap the underbanked, aiming to promote financial inclusion and further expand their customer base.

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Easy loans for all

One-man fraud machine costs victims B76m

Renting out luxury cars can be a risky business.

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One-man fraud machine costs victims B76m

City Hall refuses to be sunk by floods

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is preparing a major redevelopment of the capital's drainage system to increase its drainage capacity.

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City Hall refuses to be sunk by floods

Borrowers prepare to take a hit

A rate rise this week could inflict even more pain on society.

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Borrowers prepare to take a hit

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to levy land taxes in full

City Hall is planning to fully collect land and building taxes on land used for agricultural purposes after landlords and property owners allegedly exploited tax cuts.

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BMA to levy taxes in full

Prep required for cybersecurity rules

The National Cyber Security Agency is urging organisations associated with critical information infrastructure to accelerate efforts to comply with two upcoming regulations regarding minimal requirements for their cyberdefence practices and responsibility for their sectoral computer emergency response teams.

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Prep required for cybersecurity rules

Green Line extension no longer free

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to start charging fares on the extension sections of the BTS Green Line in mid-September. The maximum fare will be capped at 59 baht per ride.

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Green Line extension no longer free
7 Aug 2022

Paetongtarn says father Thaksin wants reconciliation

Paetongtarn Shinawatra told supporters her father Thaksin wants to return to Thailand amid a reconciliation between opposing forces.

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'He'll come in peace'
7 Aug 2022

Fatal fire pub owner detained, admits guilt

The owner of the pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri that burned down at 1am Friday, killing 15, confessed to all charges and was detained.

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'It was my fault'
7 Aug 2022

State-funded hard drugs hit streets

The place where Chris gets his fentanyl is bright and airy, all blond wood and exposed brick. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the potency of the pills he can crush, cook and inject.

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State-funded hard drugs hit streets
7 Aug 2022

Emerging monkeypox threat

Given the apparent rise in monkeypox infections, the Ministry of Public Health has come under pressure to formulate control and treatment measures.

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Emerging threat
7 Aug 2022

BMA plans to relax uniform rule

City Hall will relax regulations to allow students enrolled in 437 schools under its supervision to don casual wear once a week, says deputy Bangkok governor Sanont Wangsangboon.

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Planning to relax rule
6 Aug 2022

83 Bangkok pubs shuttered over safety concerns

Bangkok governor says 83 nightspots in the capital have been closed so far amid stepped-up safety checks following the fire that took 15 lives at a pub in Sattahip.

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Pub safety blitz
6 Aug 2022

Asean: No Myanmar junta at summits unless peace progress

Asean has decided that Myanmar's ruling generals would remain barred from any of its meetings until they show progress on a peace plan.

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Myanmar pressured
6 Aug 2022

Thailand's digital agility hits rock bottom

Thailand has been ranked at the bottom of nine Asia-Pacific markets for digital agility, based on a study commissioned by Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications.

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Hitting rock bottom
6 Aug 2022

Opening hours for entertainment venues to be revised

The Tourism and Sports Minister is planning to propose new opening hours for entertainment venues, allowing them to open until 4am to revitalise tourism sentiment during the upcoming high season.

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Longer opening hours