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Friday, August 17, 2018

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.

Urban Youngsters Develop Tourism for Rural Destinations

BANGKOK — When three university students saw an uncle lauding mud from a bay in Nakhon Si Thammarat, they created a spa business for him, complete with repackaged products and spa packages.

Thailand ‘Not Ready’ for Online Lottery Tickets: Official

BANGKOK — When the first amendments in 40 years come to the national lottery, they won’t immediately include online ticket sales, but open the door to big changes to how jackpots pay out.
Banglamphu vendor Orasa Sae Jong sells traditional attire Thursday in Bangkok.

Vendors Cash In Before Traditional Garb Fad Fades

BANGKOK — On the eve of the first day of Songkran, clothing sellers said the raging fad for traditional attire would likely fade with the popular soap opera that inspired it.

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