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Junta Backs Off From VAT Hike, Blames Fake News

BANGKOK — Public outrage over a proposed increase to the value-added tax, or VAT, led to the military government shelving the idea and blaming the media Friday for spreading fake news.

Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

Fake Tickets Pour Cold Water on Lottery Fever (Photos)

CHANTHABURI — A rash of fake lottery tickets earlier this month in several provinces prompted a surge of distrust that has vendors seeking to repair confidence two days before the next big draw.

Top Anti-Booze Crusader Removed From Post

BANGKOK — The official whose name is synonymous with stringent enforcement of anti-alcohol laws lost his job in a surprise ministry shuffling announced Friday night.

Treasury Balance Doesn’t Tell Full Story, Economists Say

BANGKOK — Government officials insist that depletion of the treasury’s reserves is a normal part of the budget cycle, despite the balance being lower than the same period in previous years.

Why You Will Probably Pay Less Income Tax This Year

BANGKOK — Those who earn less than 26,000 baht per month will not be required to pay personal income taxes under new tax code launched for 2017.

AIS to Stream HBO and Sell Google Chromecast

BANGKOK — A month after the realm lost access to HBO, the No. 2 mobile operator announced Monday it will soon stream all the...

Don’t Brew Beer at Home (or in Toilet), Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha used his podium at Government House on Tuesday afternoon to slam craft beer, saying rules forbidding making beer at home ensure hygiene and safety.

Ready for Takeoff: FAA Clears AirAsia X for Flights to US

KUALA LUMPUR — AirAsia X announced it has become the first Asian budget airline win approval for direct flights to the United States.

Women Fighters to Smash Bangkok as MMA Penetrates Homeland of Muay Thai

BANGKOK — Mixed Martial Arts is kicking deeper into the land of Muay Thai with a tournament to be held March 11 headlined by women and Thai MMA fighters.

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