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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (5 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (5 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– ID Verification required for SIM card users in Thailand starting in July
People, Thai and non-Thai, using six or more SIM cards for whatever reason will be required to verify their identity as of July 13. The plan, which aims to reduce online scams and call centers, is part of a scheme that also incorporates the investigation into some 30 million dubious mobile banking accounts. The only real reason for an individual to have that number of SIM cards would normally be to supply them to family members, and that’s okay under the new regulations. But with a reported 30 million bank accounts using online banking and not matching account holder information to the phone numbers used, it’s a huge issue. Thai people have more or less moved away from cash or card spending and onto paying with QR codes. That, then, is done via a bank app, and all the banks and authorities want is that the app user has their SIM card registered in the same name. Easy done. Any SIM issuer can register your number against your ID, and most are present in shopping malls nationally.

– Thailand to charge VAT on ALL international online purchases
That’s it for overseas sellers of goods being delivered here in Thailand. The Cabinet signed off on tax laws that will see all imported goods of any value subject to Thai value-added tax. Until now, there was a tax-free ceiling of 1500 baht, but that’s now gone. Quite how the taxes will be collected isn’t clear though, as platforms such as Lazada and Shopee invoice and receive the money from buyers. It’s assumed they will now have to add taxes to final bills, and that will knock the edge off the difference between overseas and nationally-based retailers.

– Thai fugitive returned to secure jail after high-security operation
Tuesday night saw the Thai gangster fugitive who escaped jail and fled overseas last year returned to Nakhon Si Thammarat amid a heavily armed security detail that moved him to his new accommodation in a secure jail. Handed over on the runway by Indonesian authorities to their Thai counterparts, a following 23 km drive saw the highest of security.

– Investigation into hazardous waste found buried in Chonburi & 4 other provinces
According to a press statement from Thai police, it’s been confirmed that at least two entities were involved in the illegal burying of industrial waste in five provinces, including Chonburi and Rayong, over a period of seven years. With charges raised against 10 individuals and the main alleged culprit in jail without bail, they had, it’s claimed, tendered the best bids for the safe recycling but instead simply buried it in remote locations. With police also investigating claims that the surprise fire at a Rayong location, which destroyed the whole of a property, was arson, we are told that high-profile cases will be heard in courts this year.

– American with bulge in his shorts caught stealing tourists phone
And in Phuket, when a tourist took a swim off Kata Beach, she hid her phone among her belongings left on the sands there. Returning, it was gone. Outraged, she accosted an American man who appeared to have an unusual bulge in his shorts and had been witnessed stealing the phone. Demanding that he return it, she quickly drew attention from lifeguards who held the man and found the stolen phone on him before police arrived. Reports later indicated that he was fined a few thousand baht for public nuisance as he was obviously drunk.

– American falls from Pattaya balcony, suspicious items found in room
A 43-year-old American, Michael B., is the latest to fall from a condo balcony. Police found evidence of cannabis and syringes, which had been used for either legal or illicit drugs, and a full autopsy has been ordered.

– City Hall workers ordered to service drains ahead of storms
City hall workers, returning from the three-day weekend, have been ordered to check and service all major drains in the city ahead of an expected series of storms. With preparation being key, many have reported blocked drains and in some cases, garbage piled on top of them. In others, newly installed drains that, whilst paid for, don’t work properly.

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