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Victims of Facebook employment scam lodge complaint with TCSD

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Victims of Facebook employment scam lodge complaint with TCSD

Dec 10. 2019
By The Nation

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More than 10 victims of an employment scam met with Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) Deputy Inspector of Division 2, Pol Capt Phiphop Klomklueng on Monday (December 9) to file a complaint against the owner of a Facebook page who they say tricked them into working without paying,

Kamonporn, one of the victims, said that she got a soap and cocoon packing job from one shop owner who posted an announcement on Facebook. To qualify for the job, she, like the other victims, had to pay Bt100 per packaging set, and would receive Bt200 when the job was done.

During the first three months, they received the wage as scheduled. Then the owner of the shop stopped paying, claiming he was ill and unable to transfer the wages as his credit with the bank had reached the limit.

More than 2,000 people fell for the scam, with damages estimated to run into Bt25 million.

Phiphop said that TCSD’s investigating officers would thoroughly interrogate the victims before initiating legal procedures.

Hog badger gets new lease of life

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Hog badger gets new lease of life

Dec 10. 2019
By The Nation

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Thap Lan National Park officials transferred a fully grown male hog badger to its natural habitat on Monday (December 9) after it was chased by a pack of dogs and got separated from its cete.

The hog badger is in healthy condition as it was nurtured by park officials and then taken back by boat to its natural habitat, where the “near threatened” species are usually spotted.

Villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Soeng Sang district found the creature in a cassava field foraging for food.

The officials believe that drought has limited food resources in the forest and forced the badgers to seek food in new territories near residential areas.

TAT sees steady growth in tourist arrivals from Vietnam

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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TAT sees steady growth in tourist arrivals from Vietnam

Dec 09. 2019
By The Nation

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is looking to fast growth in tourist arrivals from Vietnam following the expansion of direct flights between the two countries by several carriers.

Napasorn Kakai, director of TAT office in Ho Chi Minh city, said today (December 9) that it will benefit the first-time visitor market, especially from secondary cities in Vietnam, such as Hai Phong, Nha Trang, Da Lat, and Can Tho.

After Thai Vietjet, Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, and Vietnam Airline have all launched new direct routes and added flights from Vietnam to Thailand’s tourist destinations, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

The total number of direct flights has now risen to 301 per week, from 288 last year.

Moreover, Thai Vietjet is set to inaugurate a new service from Ho Chi Minh city to U-Tapao on December 23 with one flight a day.

“Vietnam has a population of 97 million people, there is still room for growth in first time tourists,” said Napasorn.

“According to the marketing base of Vietnamese tourists traveling abroad in 2018, 1.07 million people from almost 9 million chose Thailand as the first tourist destination for two consecutive years since 2017.”

“We expected continuous growth of 2-3 per cent a year in the number of Vietnamese tourist, while growth of the country’s tourism market is forecast to reach 8 per cent next year.”

The main competitor of Thailand in the Vietnam market is South Korea with the country’s airlines having launched new routes and added flights to more than 403 flights a week. In addition, South Korea has been successful in promoting its products and tourist attractions such as K-Pop and cosmetic surgery services.

In the first ten months of this year, Vietnamese tourist arrivals in South Korea rose to about 500,000.

“Competition with other countries is not a major factor because the Vietnamese economy has been growing well,” said Napasorn.

“Besides South Korea, Japan and Indonesia are also strong competitors of Thailand in the Vietnamese market, but TAT is still confident of Thailand’s products and tourist attractions, especially the retail shops in Pratunam, Ratchaprasong and Ratchadaphisek areas”.

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EEC Office aims to develop brain power to serve S-Curve industries

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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EEC Office aims to develop brain power to serve S-Curve industries

Dec 09. 2019
Suvit Maesincee

Suvit Maesincee
By THE NATION

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The Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry will set up a subcommittee to improve the skill of personnel in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Minister Suvit Maesincee said.

“After five infrastructure projects in the EEC get contractors, the Eastern Economic Corridor Office [EECO] will hasten to develop the Eastern Economic Commerce of Innovation [EECi] and Digital Park Thailand,” he said.

The EECi will provide a magnet for investment, research, and development of twelve S-Curve industries, which will play an important role in increasing “brain power” to develop innovations serving the industries.

Also, the EECO aims to create technological experts by inviting outstanding universities and research institutes to establish their branches in the corridor and bring in more investment from companies.

“The investment will cover upstream or research downstream in the manufacturing sector,” Suvit said. “The EECO will also push the industrial sector to use scientific research by universities and institutes to develop commercial products and innovations,” he said.

According to a survey, three EEC provinces need at least 400,000 experts in S-curve industries.

“This survey was in accordance with the private sector’s demand, with the EECO planning to develop personnel to feed S-Curve industries. The personnel are divided into two groups – workers with vocational degrees and those with bachelor degrees or higher,” Suvit said.

The educational system presently sees students spending 80 per cent of their time studying in classrooms, with the remaining 20 per cent of time in firms or factories. But under the EEC vocational curriculum, students will spend 50 per cent of educational time in classrooms and 50 per cent in factories.

In addition, the EECO aims to provide students technical instruction to help them communicate with foreign engineers.

“Those who study the curriculum will be guaranteed job opportunities and a high salary,” the minister added.

Strong winds, waves sink fishermen’s earnings

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Strong winds, waves sink fishermen’s earnings

Dec 09. 2019
By THE NATION

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Strong waves three to five metres high in the Gulf of Thailand have hammered the coastal barrier in Ranot district of southern Songkla province.

The waves, coupled with fierce winds, have prevented local fishermen for some months now from venturing out to sea to keep their boats from being damaged. This has kept them from earning a living to support their families.

There is presently no heavy rains in the district, but the waves continue to be strong and high, pounding the coast and causing damage to a wide area.

Erawan National Park gears up on safety, eco-tourism

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Erawan National Park gears up on safety, eco-tourism

Dec 09. 2019
By THE NATION

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A record 600,000 domestic and international tourists have visited Erawan National Park, a popular destination featuring a 7-tier waterfall located in the Tenasserim hills of Kanchanaburi province, said Porayut Waiwong, chief of the park, today( December 9).

In view of the large inflows of visitors, the park has strengthened its security measures and stressed the practices of eco-tourism.

With regard to safety, the park had boosted the number of staff trained for first aids, and rescue equipment. It has also installed 40 surveillance cameras along the path to the 2nd level of the waterfall. In the event of a visitor suffering serious injuries, he/she will be transported safely to a nearby hospital immediately.

Tourists are also encouraged not to bring plastic bags into the park in line with a government’s policy to ban single-use plastic items on January 1, 2020.

Premier reinforces anti-corruption drive

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Premier reinforces anti-corruption drive

Dec 09. 2019
Nation Photo: Korbphuk Phromrekha

Nation Photo: Korbphuk Phromrekha
By THE NATION

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for an end to the patronage system and urged the public to come forward with information on corruption.

He made the remark while presiding over the opening ceremony of International Anti-Corruption Day today (December 9) at Impact Muangthong Thani exhibition centre.

Prayut said all parties should join forces to stamp out corruption, which has dented the country’s development for a long time. .

He added that the government had made it a priority to rid corruption in state agencies.

Phase 3 of the strategy for prevention and supression of the corruption (2017-2021)is focused on an integrated approach in fighting corruption, He said.

Free train trips on December 12

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Free train trips on December 12

Dec 09. 2019
By The Nation

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will offer a special free train ride on four routes – Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Chachoengsao and Mahachai – on December 12, acting SRT governor Voravuth Mala said.

“This campaign will facilitate people in Bangkok and its metropolitan areas on their journey to welcome His Majesty King Rama X and Her Majesty Queen Suthida, who will participate in the Royal Barge Procession, which is part of the Royal Coronation,” he said.

The free Ayutthaya-Bangkok train service will be from 9.30am to 11am, with the return journey to Ayutthaya being from 8.15pm to 9.50pm. The Nakhon Pathom-Thonburi service will commence at 9.55am to 10.50am and the return trip will be from 8pm to 9 pm. For the Chachoengsao-Bangkok service it is 9.20am to 10.45am and 8.05pm to 9.25pm, while the Mahachai-Wongwian Yai service will be from 9.35am to 10.30am and 8.10pm to 9pm.

“Passengers can request a free train ticket at the departure station or the stations the train passes by showing their identity card to the staff, or call 1690 for more information,” Voravuth added.

Morocco praises Thai health system as a role model

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Morocco praises Thai health system as a role model

Dec 09. 2019
Dr Abdeliah Boutaleb (Left) and Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana (Right)

Dr Abdeliah Boutaleb (Left) and Dr Sakchai Kanjanawatana (Right)
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Morocco’s secretary-general of the Health Ministry paid a visit to Thailand to study how the kingdom manages its universal health coverage (UHC).

Dr Abdeliah Boutaleb led executives from the country’s Health Ministry and representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Morocco to study the implementation and management of the UHC in Thailand.

He believes Thailand’s UHC is a robust role model for Morocco, which is in the process of expanding its own coverage to include 93 per cent of its citizens by 2030.

“Now, public insurance, the National Fund for Social Security, and the National Fund for Social Welfare cover 63 per cent of Morocco’s population. We are looking forward to increasing this coverage as much as possible by 2030. To achieve that goal, Morocco is seeking strong knowledge and looking forward to having a close relationship with the NHSO,” Boutaleb said.

He also said the Moroccan team is attracted to the principles of Thailand’s UHC, the development of a benefits package, financial management, collaboration between the government and private healthcare facilities, and also NHSO governance, which Morocco aims to apply in the current situation.

In 2002, Thailand introduced the UHC scheme, which now delivers health access to more than 49 million Thais regardless of their economic status.

“The key highlight of this visit includes a memorandum of understanding on collaborating with Thailand, which will mark a significant milestone between the two countries,” he said.

The major problem with the Moroccan public health system is human resources management. Morocco still lacks sufficient health personnel. It has a ratio of 0.5 doctors per 1,000 population and one hospital bed per 1,000 population. Physicians and health personnel have demanded reasonable compensation and a reduction in workload.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI stated last April that the country’s primary healthcare system needed reform to achieve its goals by 2030.

“Primary healthcare will be a huge challenge as the country currently lacks healthcare centres. Public health personnel lack the incentive to work in remote areas, and the private sector is not interested in managing primary health systems sufficiently,” Boutaleb added.

In a step to tackle these challenges, WHO, the United Nations and the Moroccan government will hold an international conference on primary health system development and universal health coverage on December 18 and 19, inviting representatives from Thailand to share their experiences and knowledge both in terms of fund management, financial management and cooperation with the private sector, which will be a cornerstone of the Moroccan health system.

No adverse impacts on businesses from minimum wage hike, says expert

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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No adverse impacts on businesses from minimum wage hike, says expert

Dec 09. 2019
By THE NATION

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An increase in the minimum wage by Bt5 to Bt6 will neither hike the cost liability for entrepreneurs nor increase inflation, Anusorn Tamajai, the director of the Economic and Business Research Centre for Reform at Rangsit University’s Institute of Economics, said yesterday (December 8).

“An increase in wage will not affect the purchasing power in the economic system,” he added. “However, the government should promote measures to help small firms that could be impacted by the burden of a higher wage bill. Besides, there should be a salary structure specified for those firms with over 50 employees as wage collateral.”

In addition, the director said that Thai entrepreneurs should use an hourly minimum wage system with a higher rate than the daily wage to help those who do not work full-time. “By this system, entrepreneurs can be more flexible in employment and cost management,” he added.

Moreover, he suggested that the government, employers, and skill improvement institutes should hasten to improve employees’ skills to cope with advanced technology in the future, as well as deal with the effects of using robots, Internet of Things, and 3D printing in the textile, clothing, shoes, electrical and electronic equipment and automotive industries.

The director said that according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s research, 44 per cent of working positions in Thailand will be substituted by automatic systems in the next 20 years. “Those who will be affected are store shopkeepers, service staffs, agricultural personnel, and low-skilled workers who do repetitious jobs,” he explained. “About 70 to 80 per cent of textiles, clothes and shoe industries will possibly be affected by the automatic system.

“An economic system designed to be less competitive is very important for stable politics and society,” he suggested. “It can help lessen the working hours of employees, while output and business profits do not decrease.”

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