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At a Popular Shrine, New Year Prayers Echo Politics, Money Anxieties

BANGKOK — Many Thais spent the last hours of 2019 flocking to the much revered City Pillar Shrine where they pray for a better life next year – even as they express dire outlook for politics and money matters in the year 2020.

Gov’t Plows Ahead With New Law Allowing Farmers to Grow 1 Rai of Hemp

A New Year present in the making for Thai farmers is a new public health ministry regulation that would permit private cultivation of hemp.
Foreign tourists relax on Pattaya Beach in a December 2014 file photo.

More Tourists, Less Spending for 2019 New Year’s Eve Season

BANGKOK — More holidaymakers are headed to Thailand to bid farewell to 2019 than the same period last year, though they are expected to spend less per person, a senior tourism official said Thursday.
Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). Photo: AP

Court Fines Philip Morris $39.7 Million for Tax Evasion

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million).

Thai Businesses Ill-Equipped for Digital Economy: Exec

BANGKOK — Thailand’s small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, are at the risk of not keeping up with the ever-changing world of digital economy, an India-based software executive warned.
The 15-year-old, who only identified herself to the media as “Orn,” selling krathongs on Nov. 11, 2019 at a stall in front of Central Plaza Nakhon Ratchasima.

Police Seek Arrest of Copyright Troll Who Demanded 50K from Teen Krathong Maker

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Police on Monday said they would seek a warrant to arrest copyright agents who allegedly attempted to extort a 15-year-old girl of 50,000 baht for copyright infringement.

Chinese PM Pledges Support for Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — China and Thailand on Tuesday pledged to expand cooperation in various areas and work together to facilitate trade and investment to boost regional connectivity and build a more open world economy.
"Orn" showing her krathongs to the media on Nov. 4, 2019.

Copyright Troll Demands 50,000 Baht From 15-Year-Old Cartoon Krathong Maker

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A local copyright holder of Japanese cartoon character franchise said Tuesday it was not behind an alleged attempt to extort a 15-year-old girl of 50,000 baht for copyright infringement.
An artist's rendition of Carnival Magic theme park.

Inspired by Temple Fairs, Phuket’s New Theme Park to Open in 2020

PHUKET — The country’s largest theme park operator is set to launch yet another attraction on the tourist island of Phuket next year.

ASEAN Summit: China, Thailand Expect More Business Opportunities

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China and Thailand have long engaged in friendly relations and trade cooperation and are looking forward to further development in their ties alongside strengthening regional cooperation.

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