MCOT - Pattaya Mail - Pattaya News, Communities, Opinions and much more... Visit PattayaMail.com for updates of news and information on Travel & Tourism, Business, Entertainment, Sports, Dining, Kids, Books, Music and more... http://www.pattayamail.com Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:07:10 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb PM says land tax collection postponed indefinitely http://www.pattayamail.com/business/pm-says-land-tax-collection-postponed-indefinitely-45694 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/pm-says-land-tax-collection-postponed-indefinitely-45694 PM says land tax collection postponed indefinitely
Plans by the government to collect land and buildings tax, aimed at narrowing social disparities and enabling the state to collect more taxes, are postponed to an indefinite period because people are still suffering from the general economic slowdown in…
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Business Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:28:23 +0000
S. Korea, UAE to jointly penetrate new renewable energy markets http://www.pattayamail.com/news/s-korea-uae-to-jointly-penetrate-new-renewable-energy-markets-45474 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/s-korea-uae-to-jointly-penetrate-new-renewable-energy-markets-45474 SEJONG, March 6 - South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will join forces to make inroads into promising renewable energy markets, the government said Friday. The deal came as South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in the UAE…]]> Latest News Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:20:33 +0000 China to reduce coal consumption for better air http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-to-reduce-coal-consumption-for-better-air-45473 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-to-reduce-coal-consumption-for-better-air-45473 BEIJING, March 6 - China will slash coal consumption by 160 million tonnes in the next five years to reduce air pollution, according to an action plan released on Friday. Jointly released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology…]]> Latest News Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:19:32 +0000 Japan responds positively to new BoI policies http://www.pattayamail.com/business/japan-responds-positively-to-new-boi-policies-45363 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/japan-responds-positively-to-new-boi-policies-45363 Japan responds positively to new BoI policies
Hirunya Suchinai, acting secretary-general of the Board of Investment (BoI), said a positive Japanese response to the new BoI policies was aired during the Thai ministers’ visit to Tokyo last month.
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Business Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:36:13 +0000
Workers needed for five key industries http://www.pattayamail.com/business/workers-needed-for-five-key-industries-45222 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/workers-needed-for-five-key-industries-45222 Workers needed for five key industries
As Thailand is now heading towards an elderly society, the Industry Ministry’s Office of Industrial Economics has projected that the country would need about 3.3 million workers for five key industries from 2015 – 2017.
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Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:42 +0000
Thailand needs new energy sources http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thailand-needs-new-energy-sources-45221 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thailand-needs-new-energy-sources-45221 Thailand needs new energy sources
Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee said the government would be able to decide on the fate of the planned opening of the 21st round of oil and gas exploration concession bidding after the one-day public forum on the issue ended last…
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Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:58:02 +0000
DLT develops new app for taxi passengers http://www.pattayamail.com/travel/dlt-develops-new-app-for-taxi-passengers-45220 http://www.pattayamail.com/travel/dlt-develops-new-app-for-taxi-passengers-45220 DLT develops new app for taxi passengers
After receiving many complaints from passengers on the quality and poor services given by taxi drivers, the Transport Ministry’s Department of Land Transport (DLT) has come up with a new smartphone application allowing users to report on the safety and…
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Travel & Tourism Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:54:15 +0000
Thailand setting up anti-human trafficking centres in 37 at-risk risk provinces http://www.pattayamail.com/news/thailand-setting-up-anti-human-trafficking-centres-in-37-at-risk-risk-provinces-45196 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/thailand-setting-up-anti-human-trafficking-centres-in-37-at-risk-risk-provinces-45196 Thailand setting up anti-human trafficking centres in 37 at-risk risk provinces
BANGKOK, Feb 23 - The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has ordered the setting up of centres to solve trafficking in women and children in 37 provinces which are at risk from the problem.
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Latest News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:07:24 +0000
Tourism minister extends condolences on death of Chilean cyclist http://www.pattayamail.com/news/tourism-minister-extends-condolences-on-death-of-chilean-cyclist-45193 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/tourism-minister-extends-condolences-on-death-of-chilean-cyclist-45193 Tourism minister extends condolences on death of Chilean cyclist
BANGKOK, Feb 23 -- Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul expressed her concern after a 48-year-old Chilean was killed in a collision by a pickup truck in Thailand.
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Latest News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:27:30 +0000
China tops patent applications list in 2014 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-tops-patent-applications-list-in-2014-45192 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-tops-patent-applications-list-in-2014-45192 BEIJING, Feb. 23 - China had more invention patent applications than any other country in 2014 for the fourth year running, official data showed on Monday. The number of invention patent applications filed to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)…]]> Latest News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:25:41 +0000 Samsung's smartphone market share falls below 20 pct in Q4 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/samsung-s-smartphone-market-share-falls-below-20-pct-in-q4-45191 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/samsung-s-smartphone-market-share-falls-below-20-pct-in-q4-45191 SEOUL, Feb. 23 - The global smartphone market share of South Korea's top smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co. fell below 20 percent in terms of value for the first time in three years in the fourth quarter of 2014, data…]]> Business Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:23:58 +0000 PanaHome to launch ASEAN regional headquarters in Singapore http://www.pattayamail.com/news/panahome-to-launch-asean-regional-headquarters-in-singapore-45190 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/panahome-to-launch-asean-regional-headquarters-in-singapore-45190 SINGAPORE, Feb 23 - PanaHome Corporation today announced it will establish PanaHome Asia Pacific, a new regional headquarters in Singapore, effective April 1, 2015 to expand on its housing business in ASEAN. In a statement, it said PanaHome, through its…]]> Latest News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:23:07 +0000 Foreign tourists still pack Hat Yai http://www.pattayamail.com/travel/foreign-tourists-still-pack-hat-yai-45180 http://www.pattayamail.com/travel/foreign-tourists-still-pack-hat-yai-45180 Foreign tourists still pack Hat Yai
SONGKHLA, Feb 23 - Despite the car bombing incident in the trouble-plagued southern province of Narathiwat last Friday, foreign tourists, mostly Malaysians, remain packed nearby Hat Yai district celebrating the Chinese New Year, said Panu Woramit, chief of the Tourism…
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Travel & Tourism Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:24:12 +0000
German gov't invites nine officials to observe election http://www.pattayamail.com/news/german-gov-t-invites-nine-officials-to-observe-election-45179 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/german-gov-t-invites-nine-officials-to-observe-election-45179 German gov't invites nine officials to observe election
BANGKOK, Feb 23 - As the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has decided to hold Thailand’s next general election on a mixed-member proportional system (MMP), the German government has invited nine high-ranking officials to observe an election in Germany March 15-20,…
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Latest News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:17:41 +0000
Indonesia must be firm in facing Australia’s threats: Law expert http://www.pattayamail.com/news/indonesia-must-be-firm-in-facing-australia-s-threats-law-expert-45177 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/indonesia-must-be-firm-in-facing-australia-s-threats-law-expert-45177 Jakarta, Feb 20 - Indonesia must be firm and strong in facing the threats of the Australian government and people regarding the planned execution of two Australian drug convicts in death row, a law expert of Padjadjaran State University (Unpad)…]]> Latest News Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:44:05 +0000 Thailand needs new energy sources http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thailand-needs-new-energy-sources-45176 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thailand-needs-new-energy-sources-45176 Thailand needs new energy sources
BANGKOK, Feb 20 - Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee said the government would be able to decide on the fate of the planned opening of the 21st round of oil and gas exploration concession bidding after the one-day public forum on…
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Business Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:38:28 +0000
'Cobra Gold 2015' joint military exercise ends http://www.pattayamail.com/news/cobra-gold-2015-joint-military-exercise-ends-45175 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/cobra-gold-2015-joint-military-exercise-ends-45175  'Cobra Gold 2015' joint military exercise ends
LOP BURI, Feb 20 - Thai Defence Forces Chief Gen Worapong Sanganetra today said he was satisfied with the ‘Cobra Gold 2015’ joint military exercise as it met the programme's planned expectations, and that every other participating country was also…
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Latest News Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:53:52 +0000
33 Chinese tourists abandoned by guide at Jomtien http://www.pattayamail.com/news/33-chinese-tourists-abandoned-by-guide-at-jomtien-45174 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/33-chinese-tourists-abandoned-by-guide-at-jomtien-45174 33 Chinese tourists abandoned by guide at Jomtien
CHON BURI, Feb 20 - Police are looking for a Chinese tour guide who swindled and abandoned 33 Chinese tourists in this province's famous resort of Jomtien Beach, police said Friday.
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Latest News Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:51:03 +0000
Tourists celebrate Chinese New Year in Thailand http://www.pattayamail.com/news/tourists-celebrate-chinese-new-year-in-thailand-45173 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/tourists-celebrate-chinese-new-year-in-thailand-45173 Tourists celebrate Chinese New Year in Thailand
SONGKHLA, Feb 20 -- Hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists, especially from China, Malaysia and Singapore, are now visiting Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year.
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Latest News Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:47:01 +0000
Two Japanese patrol aircraft to call at Butterworth http://www.pattayamail.com/news/two-japanese-patrol-aircraft-to-call-at-butterworth-45167 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/two-japanese-patrol-aircraft-to-call-at-butterworth-45167 KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 - A Japanese commander who had helped with the search-and-rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Flight MH370, will be in charge of two patrol aircraft from the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) calling at…]]> Latest News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:16:46 +0000