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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (13 September 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (13 September 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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– Minimum wage to rise in Thailand
According to the PM, the state will require employers to raise the minimum wage to 400 baht a day ASAP.  Currently minimum wage is set but varies by region, allowing lower rates in rural areas.  No word on how the new plans will work then but WERE rural farming employers required to pay the same. That could indeed lead to a higher level of mechanical automation within the agricultural industry.  But good news for employees on lower wages as the plan is, or was at least, to increase it to 600 baht a day within 4 years.

– Anutin targets gangster relations between businesses & politicians 
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Anutin has told the press that both he and his deputy will be clamping down on any gangster style influence between businesses and local politicians.  The plan, according to him, is to spot those politicians or civil servants involved and remove them from power.  Issue of course is, in rural areas WHO would replace them and could those replacements THEN avoid similar pressure.  Anutin was reacting to the recent shooting of two policemen at a party when, according to those there, they refused a local businessman and headsman’s request for a FAVOUR.  He went on to say that corruption is a persistent issue and no one that will be simple to eradicate in one go.

– Behind the scenes at the British Embassy Bangkok
Britain’s ambassador to Thailand discusses the covid era, responses, his relationship with the new government here AND surprising revelations about deputy PM Anutin in a video report from Fabulous 103 that goes on air this week.  Recorded at the British Embassy, the two part, relaxed interview sees us chatting with both he and Britain’s new Consul.

– National storm warning for Thailand as Pattaya remains dry
As locals in Pattaya complain of national weather forecasts showing continued rain, despite very little ever landing here, so much of the nation is under storm watch through to the week’s end. Chiang Mai is racing against time to avoid heavy flooding in the city and in other regions drain clearance and in some cases sandbagging are underway.  Anyone watching radars over the past few months notices the phenomenon of huge storms coming toward Pattaya from any direction and then, side swiping the city, leaving IT dry as other nearby areas see deluges.  Reservoirs here, fed from pipelines from rivers are at a lower level than is ideal to support the next dry season BUT, we are told, that could change.

– Tourist steals police car to evade justice in Bangkok
When a Japanese visitor to Thailand was nabbed in the capital by police, following a request by his home country, he faced deportation on charges that he had swindled people out of 5 mill baht.   But his desire to finish his holiday proved too much for him.  Telling those officers who were supposed to be accompanying him to court that HE NEEDED a wheelchair, they went to find one, he nipped from the back to the front of a police car, and sped off, amazingly, to Pattaya, where he was later found holed up in an hotel. Seems no one saw the funny side, and he is due for deportation under full restraint.  No word on where they found the police car.

– Illegal ramp sees police dispute in Sattahip
In Sattahip police were involved in a local authority dispute over a local village head’s alleged involvement in the creation of an illegal ramp area used to launch and remove vessels from the sea.  Complaints came in from locals and inspections were made, revealing concrete ramps built over beachles and earth moving equipment being used to develop the area which is a part of national forest land.  Amid claims that a local businessman along with the headsman were involved in the development, charges have been made of state land encroachment, and damage to the environment.

– Pattaya Floating Market reopens 
And yesterday saw a good crowd of visitors to the re-opened floating market.  Mostly those interested to see the damage but nevertheless footfall was good for those back in business.  With 70% of the complex reopened, following the massive fire there last week, visitors enjoyed the experience as, hidden by hoarding and boarding, workers continued to demolish the damaged buildings readying them for a rebuild.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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