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Nation Gives Freebies to Celebrate Cave Boys

RANONG — J’Tae scooped steaming guay tiew noodles into bowls while turning to watch, enraptured, at the news.

Airbnb Teases Major ‘Partnership’ With Thai Gov’t

Short-term rental platform Airbnb said Monday it will announce a breakthrough in cooperation with Thai authorities next week.

Thai Law: Case Closed on Airbnb. Here’s Why it Won’t Matter.

The law is now clear: Airbnb is illegal. Read why that is unlikely to halt its growth.

11 ‘Forbidden’ Careers Opened to Foreigners

BANGKOK — Nearly a dozen previously off-limits jobs were opened to foreign nationals Thursday, while a request retail service jobs be included was denied.

Vendors Petition Gov’t to Allow Foreigners to Work in Shopfronts

BANGKOK — Korpong Tansuwan has a clothing store to run. But he’s also got children to run back and forth from school and supplies to keep in stock. His sole Burmese employee is left to manage things alone during these errands – which is when undercover cops like to show up and cause trouble. Trouble that can end in paying a costly bribe.

Let Us Hire Foreigners, Short-Staffed Shop Owners Demand

BANGKOK — Business owners say they are unable to find Thai employees to staff service jobs and are urging the government to relax its restrictions on foreign employees.
Passengers queue for a check-in at Chiang Mai International Airport. Photo: Matichon

Chiang Mai, Phuket Second Airports Will Be ‘Great Help’

BANGKOK — The decision to build new airports at two top tourist destinations was welcomed by the head of the tourism department Friday as a means to support ever-growing tourist arrivals.
Photo: Matichon

Without Warning, Fuel Prices Rise to 3-Year High

BANGKOK — Steady hikes to fuel prices this month have the transport sector jittery and consumers unhappy they’re no longer notified in advance as the cost per liter rose to the highest level in over three years.

Thai Law: Landlord Not Playing By New Rules? Here’s What to Do.

Two weeks after new consumer protections came into effect, few landlords are abiding by them. Should you roll over and give up? No, you should not.

Thailand Moves to Enable Seizure of Crypto Assets

BANGKOK — A government official said Wednesday it’s looking to allow law enforcement to confiscate the cryptocurrency of those involved in serious crimes.

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