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S44 set to discard TM.6 cards for Thai travellers

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will exercise Section 44 under the interim charter to revoke an age-old regulation that requires Thai citizens to fill in immigration cards, a practice that has been partly blamed for causing long queues at airport immigration lines. While both arriving and departing Thai nationals will no longer be required to fill […]

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Lao workers to get special aid

The Labour Ministry will open a centre to ensure the legal status of Lao workers who can prove their identity, while Lao authorities have promised to help illegal workers wanting to return home to acquire passports so they can be legally re-employed in Thailand.  Thai and Lao authorities discussed ways to solve the undocumented workforce problem […]

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Thailand: 24 provinces to be promoted in 2018

Twenty-four second-tier provinces will be highlighted in next year’s “Diversity Amazing” tourism campaign.  The Tourism and Sports Ministry will continue to promote tourism in these 24 second-tier provinces, said Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.  The provinces’ distinct cultures and products will be the main theme of the Diversity Amazing campaign, which will drive local […]

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Indonesia’s motorbike sales down 26.9% in June

JAKARTA — Motorcycle sales in Indonesia fell 26.9% in June from a year earlier, data from an industry association showed on Thursday. These sales are also the biggest drop since July 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data. Sales stood at 379,467 motorbikes in June, down from 518,878 sold in the year-ago period. It was also […]

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