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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Anant “Nat” Kumsawang and Chutima “Yui” Panpong massaging another employee of Perception Massage.

Blind Eyes, Working Hands at Perception Massage

BANGKOK — After finishing giving a herbal ball massage, Nat puts on sunglasses and steps out of his workplace onto the busy road, cane in hand tapping the street.

Weed Laws: Cannabis License and Foreigners Growing Hemp

Over 30,000 citizens registered for an amnesty at the FDA in an illustration of how popular medical cannabis is in Thailand, and how it was secretly consumed by a large number of the local population.

Gov’t to Charge Tourists 100 Baht for Insurance

BANGKOK — Foreign tourists visiting Thailand will soon have to pay 100 baht on arrival on top of any visa fees for their mandatory health insurance, a tourism official said Thursday.
Wednesday’s edition of The Nation.

The Nation To Ditch Paper Edition: Source

BANGKOK — A major English-language newspaper is set to shutter its printed editions, a source said Wednesday.

Mass Layoffs Loom as 7 Channels Quit Digital TV

BANGKOK — Hundreds of jobs are on the line after media regulators announced on Friday that seven digital TV channels are opting out of free-to-view broadcasting.

‘Big Bikes’ May be Slapped With 18% Tax, Gov’t Source Says

BANGKOK — A proposed tax hike on buyers of high-powered sports motorcycles will soon be submitted to the Cabinet for consideration for its larger carbon footprint, a source said.
A file photo of Thi Lo Su waterfall in Tak province.

Gov’t Delays 1,500 Baht Tourism Subsidy

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Tourism clarified Tuesday that a proposal to provide cash handouts to tourists visiting lesser-known provinces has yet to be approved by the cabinet.
Dhanin Chearavanont

Dhanin Resigns as Chairman of CP’s Food Subsidiary

BANGKOK — Thailand’s richest man has stepped down as chairman of Charoen Pokphand Foods, the company announced Wednesday.
A file photo of rows of concrete pillars left behind from the unfinished ‘Hopewell Project.’ Photo: Matichon

Court Orders Govt Pay 12B Baht Over Failed ‘Hopewell Project’

BANGKOK — A top court on Monday ordered the government to pay 12 billion baht to a Hong Kong construction firm over Bangkok’s unfinished “Hopewell Project,” aborted more than two decades ago.
Photo: Dean Moriarty / Pixabay

Junta Gives Licence Payment Break to Telecom Giants

BANGKOK — Junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has exercised his absolute power to extend the period for three telecom giants to pay their state licensing fees.





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