EP 211 - Night Spots get 4am closing, Seat belts, COVID isolation hotels, Tik Tok, Phuket News LIVE
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EP 211 - Night Spots get 4am closing, Seat belts, COVID isolation hotels, Tik Tok, Phuket News LIVE

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee? You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- Thailand Daily News Report Thai poll shows majority want PM to leave office this month Nearly two-thirds of people in Thailand want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office this month, according to an opinion poll, which comes amid growing debate about how long the 2014 coup architect should stay in power. Source – Thai PBS World Seat belts are compulsory for backseat passengers from Sept 5 From September 5, backseat passengers of vehicles with not more than 7 seats will be required to wear seat belts. Metropolitan Police deputy chief Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ake said on Wednesday that the 13th amendment to the Land Traffic Act of 1879 will take effect next month, expanding the compulsory use of seat belts to include passengers in the front seats and backseats. Source – Thai PBS World Thailand’s hotel-based COVID-19 isolation facilities are to be phased out from September Beginning September 1st, all hotel-based COVID-19 isolation services will be phased out, and private and state hospitals will get direct access to supplies of antiviral medication, as the country is transitioning into a post-pandemic period. Source – Thai PBS World Tourism ministry to propose zoning for night spots to operate up to 4am The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) next month the setting up of zones, in which pubs and bars would be allowed to operate up to 4am, instead of 2am currently. Source – Thai PBS World Foreigner in hot water for TikTok fishing video Authorities are searching for a foreign man after a TikTok video of him illegally catching parrotfish off Koh Phi Phi Leh in Krabi provoked an outraged reaction. Source – The Bangkok Post -- The Phuket News Daily Report Phuket mangrove land corruption probe falters A series of high-profile inspections of land encroachment in Phuket conducted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has so far yielded no pro-active results, an official report noted yesterday. Phuket proving successful in combating human trafficking A specialist sub-committee that ensures the most robust measures to combating human trafficking in Phuket are in place and adhered to is paying dividends as no cases have so far been detected, officials say. Driver’s license renewals are now on Saturdays People in Phuket who have been unable to renew their driver’s licenses during regular government office hours can now do so at the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Source – The Phuket News, Phuket Xtra, Thaiger News, The Nation Thailand -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnightlife #thailandnews
EP - 210  ENTERTAINMENT VENUES HOURS TO BE REVISED, Checks on Foreign Workers, The Phuket News
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EP - 210 ENTERTAINMENT VENUES HOURS TO BE REVISED, Checks on Foreign Workers, The Phuket News

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- Fatal fire pub owner detained, admits guilt The owner of the Sattahip pub that burned down early on Friday morning, killing 15, is under detention at a police station after he reported to police on Saturday night. His lawyer said his client had confessed to all charges. Source - Bangkok Post -- Anutin launches bid to become Thailand’s next PM in Lopburi Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Sunday begged Lop Buri voters for their support, as he launched his bid to become Thailand’s next prime minister. Source - The Nation Thailand -- Call for foreign workers to be vetted A group of disgruntled workers in the local entertainment industry has filed an official letter of complaint urging authorities to act on the numbers of illegal workers across the island. Source - The Phuket News -- Opening hours for entertainment venues to be revised The Tourism and Sports Minister is planning to propose new opening hours for entertainment venues, allowing them to open until 4am to revitalize tourism sentiment during the upcoming high season. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the extended hours will be designated for tourism-driven economic zones to avoid creating discontent among local communities. Source - The Bangkok News -- The Phuket News Daily Roundup National medical policy seminar held in Phuket Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Anutin Charnvirakul was in Phuket on Friday to drive a seminar focused on outlining the nation’s medical policies, including the increased use of medicinal marijuana. Drugs and firearms blitz nets 18 arrests in one day Police in Phuket is continuing their campaign to crack down on illegal drugs and firearms possession after it was confirmed an impressive 18 arrests alone were made yesterday (Aug 5) across the island. Safety drill in Patong after Chon Buri pub fire Authorities carried out safety inspections at selected venues in Patong over the weekend as part of a drive to check building safety and evacuation standards to ensure the welfare of patrons is protected. Source - The Phuket News - Thaiger News - The Nation - Thai PBS - Phuket Xtra -- #thailandnightlife #thailandnews #thephuketnews
EP 209 - CASINOS TO BE LEGALIZED IN THAILAND? Tourism surges, Doi Suthep case, Cannabis, Phuket News
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EP 209 - CASINOS TO BE LEGALIZED IN THAILAND? Tourism surges, Doi Suthep case, Cannabis, Phuket News

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EP 208 - TAT PREDICTS 30M ARRIVALS, Emergency Decree, Cannabis Law, Fake News, Myanmar, Phuket News
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EP 208 - TAT PREDICTS 30M ARRIVALS, Emergency Decree, Cannabis Law, Fake News, Myanmar, Phuket News

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EP 207 - PRAYUT admits to being sole coup maker, Pegasus spyware, Driving license point, Phuket news
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EP 207 - PRAYUT admits to being sole coup maker, Pegasus spyware, Driving license point, Phuket news

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- PM Prayut admits to being the sole coup-maker, as Deputy Prawit defends himself in censure debate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted to being the individual behind the May 2014 coup in Thailand, as he raised his hand, quite proudly, when referred to by his Deputy Prawit Wongsuwan, during the second day of censure debate yesterday (Wednesday). Source - Thai PBS World -- I'll be back, says Thaksin, taking a dig at the PM Ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra has responded to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's come-home challenge, saying he will return to Thailand. "I'll come back for sure. I'll definitely come back," said Thaksin in a Tuesday night ClubHouse chat post under his alias Tony Woodsome. Source - Bangkok Post -- License points deductions to curb dangerous driving The Royal Thai Police plan to launch a driving license points system early next year, a form of electronic traffic ticketing aimed at improving driving discipline and curbing road accidents, after having already raised punishments for traffic violations. Source - Thai PBS World -- Thailand admits to using phone pegasus spyware 9arm, cites national security A Thai minister has admitted the country uses surveillance software to track individuals in cases involving national security or drugs, amid revelations that government critics' phones had been hacked using the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware. Sources - Thai PBS World -- Tourism operators expect little help with stimulus Tourism and hospitality businesses that proposed stimulus measures to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remain skeptical that the suggestions will be put into practice, as related authorities may be reluctant to help. Improvement is needed after the cancellation of the Thailand Pass. Source - Bangkok Post -- Starbucks operator to restart expansion in Thailand US coffee giant Starbucks looks set to open 30 new coffee shops in Thailand per year from 2022-2024 to sustain its business growth in the country. According to Nednapa Srisamai, managing director of Starbucks Thailand, the local operator of Starbucks, the company is ready to resume expansion this year following improving sales in the first half. Source - Bangkok Post -- The Phuket News Daily Report Phuket B250mn ‘Sky Walk’ gets public support The proposal to spend up to B250 million on an elevated lookout to be built at Promthep Cape received support from local residents in Rawai at a meeting held to receive public opinion feedback yesterday. BA 2.75 in Phuket no cause for alarm, assures island health chief Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon has assured that there is no cause for alarm after a man tested positive for the BA 2.75 strain of COVID-19 after returning to Trang after meeting with foreigners on the island. Phuket monkeypox man on the run Officials in Phuket are trying to track down the 27-year-old Nigerian man recognized as the first confirmed monkeypox infection in the country after he left his rented accommodation in Patong on Tuesday. Sources - The Phuket News, Phuket Xtra, Thaiger News, Thailand Daily News, Pattaya News -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thephuketnews #prayut
EP 206 - Tourist levy hits turbulence, The Phuket News, Pegasus spyware, Censure targets Anutin, BMA
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EP 206 - Tourist levy hits turbulence, The Phuket News, Pegasus spyware, Censure targets Anutin, BMA

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- Thailand News Daily Reports Pegasus spyware used to hack dozens of activists in Thailand – report, probe urged A joint report, by the Thai NGO Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Digital Reach, and The Citizen Lab, claims that the use of the invasive Israeli Pegasus spyware on the devices of prominent individuals leading Thailand’s mass pro-democracy protests, calling for major reform, as well as academics and human rights defenders, who have publicly criticized the Thai government, spanned 2020 and 2021. Source - Thai PBS World -- Prayut 'unfazed' by censure prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday appeared unfazed by the upcoming no-confidence debate, despite uncertainties over how small coalition parties would cast their votes. Opposition slams cannabis decriminalization without controls The opposition accused Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul of causing social problems and violating local and international laws by decriminalizing cannabis without proper controls. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Despite the rise in infections, Bangkok will proceed with outdoor activities The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will not cancel outdoor entertainment activities for the public, despite a small rise in daily infections in the capital, and will ask the Public Health Ministry to ease restrictions so the city can procure COVID-19 medications directly, without relying on the ministry. Source - Thai PBS World -- Tourist levy Thailand hits further turbulence with fears it could harm airline’s effort to boost flight numbers The fee will provide automatic insurance cover with 11.3% of the money from it going to pay for limited medical insurance coverage for visitors with a ceiling of ฿500,000 for 30 days after they first enter Thailand while 88.7% will go to a fund to be used by the government to develop foreign tourism infrastructure in the kingdom. However, ongoing efforts to implement the proposal have repeatedly been stalled or postponed since 2019 and even before this, similar moves in 2006 and 2013, all fell through. Many observers feel that the likelihood of a General Election being called between now and the end of 2022 as well as the pressing and critical economic need to boost foreign tourism numbers with increased international flight connections and frequency into Thailand may see the plan being postponed yet again. Source - Thai Examiner -- Indonesia urges tech platforms to sign up to new licensing rules or risk being blocked Indonesia urged tech companies on Monday to register under new licensing rules or run the risk of having their platforms blocked, with data showing many big tech firms such as Google and Meta had yet to comply days out from the July 20 deadline. Source - Reuters -- Energy minister sees slim chance of Thailand’s oil prices falling - Thai PBS World -- The Phuket News Daily Report Serial burglar arrested Police have arrested a man who has confessed to multiple thefts from houses he had broken into in the Wichit area after he tried to sell a stolen phone to a mobile phone shop on Koh Siray. Privy Councillor Dapong visits Phuket Rajabhat University Privy Councilor Gen Dapong Rattanasuwan visited Phuket Rajabhat University (PRU) yesterday (July 18) to attend a meeting explaining the university’s current operations and strategies for developing education courses on the campus. Random drug tests for Phuket airport taxi drivers Officials at Phuket International Airport have launched a campaign to conduct random drug testing on taxi drivers at the key tourism facility in the hope of having the airport declared a “White Airport” and boosting confidence among tourists that they are getting a “clean” driver. Sources - The Phuket News - Phuket Xtra - The Nation - Thaiger News - SHA Plus -- #ThaiExpatDailyShow #ThePhuketNews #CensureDebate
EP 205- TOURISM FEE TO HIT ALL EXPATS, Thailand ranked in top 10, Motorists face action, Phuket News
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EP 205- TOURISM FEE TO HIT ALL EXPATS, Thailand ranked in top 10, Motorists face action, Phuket News

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- The Thailand News Daily Report Motorists in Thailand who ignore traffic tickets now face tougher legal action Effective yesterday (June 13th), motorists or motorcyclists in Bangkok who break traffic laws and then ignore traffic tickets will face tougher legal action, including the suspension of annual vehicle registration extension, police summonses, and arrest. Source - Thai PBS World -- Thailand is in the top 10 for expats Thailand has moved into the top 10 among the best countries for expatriates, rising to 8th place from 14th last year in a survey. The Expat Insider 2022 survey by InterNations surveyed expat life in 52 destinations, obtaining online responses from nearly 12,000 members worldwide. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Crypto Deal Delay Casts Doubts Over Thai Bank’s Makeover A delayed deal between Thailand’s oldest bank and its largest bitcoin cryptocurrency exchange is raising doubts about the 115-year-old financial group’s ambition to become a regional fintech powerhouse. Source - Bloomberg -- Tourism fee to hit all foreigners The planned 300-baht tourism fee is expected to apply to all foreigners without exception, serving as insurance coverage of up to 500,000 baht per person in case of accidents. But the fee has been repeatedly postponed since it was proposed in January this year, with an uncertain timeline for its launch. Source - The Bangkok Post - The Pattaya News -- Honeymooner and rescuer both drown at Phuket beach Two tourists drowned in the turbulent sea at Kata Noi beach on Thursday evening - a British honeymooner and a Thai man with a family who tried to save him. Ali Mian, 34, arrived in Thailand with his new wife on July 9. They checked in at the Katathani hotel in Phuket in tambon Karon of Muang district on Tuesday. Source - The Bangkok Post -- The Phuket News Daily Report Three arrested for Koh Kaew home invasion, shootout Crime Suppression Division (CSD) officers have confirmed the arrests of three more suspects wanted for their role in a home invasion and shooting incident at Koh Kaew in May. EXAT inks MoU to mitigate delays in Phuket expressway construction Three state departments have signed an agreement to integrate road construction projects under a single management system in order to improve construction speed and efficiency, including for major road projects in Phuket. Stop dumping trash in Phuket Town canals, mayor urges Public works on clearing and improving water flow in canals have resulted in good results in the three flood-prone areas in Phuket Town, Phuket City Mayor Saroj Angkanapilas has announced. Source - The Phuket News, Phuket Xtra, Thaiger News, The Nation, Thailand Pass News -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #tourismtax
EP 204 - FOREIGNERS TO GET LAND RIGHTS!, Patong Hotels, Airlines Aid, Migrant Workers, Phuket News
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EP 204 - FOREIGNERS TO GET LAND RIGHTS!, Patong Hotels, Airlines Aid, Migrant Workers, Phuket News

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- The Thailand Daily News Report 500,000 more migrant workers needed for recovery Thailand is short more than half a million migrant workers, the Thai Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday, as the economy struggles with a slow post-pandemic recovery. Source - Thai PBS World -- Setthakij Thai defies PM The Setthakij Thai Party led by Thamanat Prompow has vowed to vote against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers targeted in the upcoming no-confidence debate, in what is seen as a bid to force a change of government leadership, a party source says. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Thailand’s electricity price may increase to ฿5/unit in September-December The Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand may increase the fuel adjustment tariff (FT) rate for electricity, which will drive up the price of electricity, from 4 baht to 5 baht per unit, from September through December. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Hoteliers uneasy overcoming long weekends Hotel operators have voiced mixed feelings over travel sentiment for the two long holidays in July as the spike in Covid-19 infections and oil prices continue to impact tourism. "Overall sentiment for Hua Hin this month is not as good as April, which recorded 90% occupancy, due to many negative factors, especially rising diesel prices and concerns over the viral situation," said Udom Srimahachota, vice-president of the Thai Hotels Association's (THA) western chapter. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Boutique hotels Patong appeal for help PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam was in Patong yesterday (July 12) to hear firsthand how more than 200 small hotels that were not allowed to be legally open had been seized in foreclosure motions for failure to pay loans. Source - The Phuket News -- Proposal would allow foreigners in Thailand to own 1 rai of land – but there’s a 40 million baht catch A proposal being drafted by the Interior Ministry would see foreigners in Thailand allowed to own up to 1 rai of land for residential purposes. However, foreign buyers would be required to invest 40 million baht in Thailand for a period of three years in order to be eligible for land ownership. Source - Hua Hin Today -- Airlines seek state aid amid rising costs Airlines are struggling to control airfares amid high operational costs to maintain positive momentum for the domestic market, urging the government to help lift the financial burden. Source - The Bangkok Post -- The Phuket Sandbox News Daily Report Strong winds down trees in Kamala Strong winds brought down trees and branches in Kamala yesterday (July 12), landing on power cables and people’s houses. No injuries or serious damage were reported. Heavy weather dumps marine trash on Patong Beach Strong waves pounding the west coast dumped piles of debris onto Patong Beach as the strong winds and heavy scattered downpours continued across the island yesterday (July 12). Island ferries in Surat Thani resume Ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan resumed yesterday (July 12), but small boats were advised to remain ashore until 5am today due to high winds and strong waves. Sources - The Phuket News, Phuket Xtra, The Nation, Thaiger News Daily -- The Pattaya Daily News Report A new hi-tech city planned near Pattaya Pattaya is ready to enact its own marijuana-control law Thai tourism sector booming again after Test & Go, Thailand Pass lifted -- #thaiexpatdailyreport #thailandnews #thailandownership
EP 203 - GOVT DOES U-TURN ON DUAL PRICING, Prayut Faces Censure, Visa Fees, Macau, Phuket News!
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EP 203 - GOVT DOES U-TURN ON DUAL PRICING, Prayut Faces Censure, Visa Fees, Macau, Phuket News!

Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link below https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572 -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- Prayut faces censure but eyes keeping power in the 2023 election - Prayut Censure Debate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is encountering another tough test that could oust him from power in the final stretch of his four-year term as he is set to face a fourth no-confidence motion later this month. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Hoteliers ridicule government proposal for dual pricing Hoteliers have expressed concerns about the government's plan to set dual pricing for foreign tourists and locals, saying the move is "impractical" and demanding the administration roll out effective promotions to spur tourism sentiment in an effort to increase room rates. Source - Thai PBS World -- TAT to propose visa fee exemption to lure more foreign tourists The Tourism Authority of Thailand will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to consider waiving visa fees until the year-end to promote arrivals and increased spending by foreign tourists. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the proposal would be raised at the next CCSA meeting, which has not been scheduled yet. Source - The Bangkok Post -- Thai talk show host prosecuted for criticizing weed policy An arrest warrant has been issued for a well-known television personality now heading to court for criticizing the government’s move to decriminalize weed. Source - Coconuts Bangkok -- B1m/day fine for mobile operators failing to act against call scamming The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has set a daily fine of 1 million baht for any mobile phone operator that fails to support government efforts to suppress the rampant scourge of call center scams. Source - The Bangkok Post - Thai PBS World -- Macau closing all casinos to fight Covid Macau will shut almost all business premises including casinos for a week from Monday as a Covid-19 outbreak in the gambling hub showed few signs of abating. Essential business operations including supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open, the Macao Daily reported, quoting city officials at a briefing on Saturday. Source - Macau Daily -- At least 15 killed and more than 20 were trapped after rocket attack in eastern Ukraine At least 15 people have been killed and more than 20 are trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in eastern Ukraine that was hit by a Russian rocket attack in the night, as reported by Reuters. -- The Phuket News Daily Report Crocodiles not starving at Phuket tourist attraction, officials confirm The owner and operator of a Phuket crocodile tourist attraction that was forced to close during the pandemic have refuted allegations that the crocodiles still on site are neglected to the point that they are starving and eating each other. Phuket ramps up tsunami warning ‘readiness’ Disaster officials are to test the tsunami-warning sirens in all five Andaman provinces every day by playing the national anthem at 8am and local administrations are to check their areas to ensure tsunami-evacuation signs can be clearly seen and are in good order. Sarasin Bridge jump prevented A man was prevented from jumping off the Sarasin Bridge this afternoon (July 8). Sources - The Phuket News - Thaiger News - Phuket Xtra - The Nation -- #ThaiExpatDailyShow #ThailandNews #PhuketNews

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