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    Spotify lanseras nu i Thailand för 129 baht/mån

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    Spotify lanserar i Thailand – så mycket billigare är musiktjänsten där   Spotify har nu lanserats sin musiktjänst i Thailand. Det rapporterar Thai Tech.
    Tjänsten finns som vanligt i en gratisversion eller för prenumeration på Windows, Mac, iOS och Android. Väljer man prenumeration så får man de första 30 dagarna gratis och därefter betalar man för varje månad 129 baht, motsvarande 31 kronor. Det kan jämföras med de 99 kronor i månaden som svenska användare betalar.

    Spotify erbjuder också ett familjepaket som kostar 199 baht i månaden.

    Sedan tidigare finns i Thailand också musiktjänster som Deezer, Joox, Tidal och Apple Music.   http://www.breakit.se/artiklar/spotify

    Nya böteslappar på engelska som kan överklagas

    Tallviking
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    Nu lanserar snart polisen i Thailand nya böteslappar för trafikförseelser som dels innehåller engelsk text och dels går att överklaga   A new generation of traffic tickets about to be launched will include both Thai and English languages, along with a barcode to help in paying fines.
    The new approach would also allow accused motorists to object to the officers’ charges and explain themselves within 15 days. The new ticket would have a section for a police officer to record whether the accused agreed or not with the charges. When an accused violator reported to a police investigator at the precinct to pay the fine or to proclaim innocence and object to the charges, the ticket would be revoked if the investigator were convinced, said Pol Lt-General Wittaya Prayongpan, acting advisor to the Royal Thai Police (RTP), on Monday. Wittaya, who has overseen the new approach, said the Royal Gazette last Friday published the new designs for both the version to be manually filled out by officers and the version to be sent to violators’ homes via post.    , http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30324462

    Öl på KFC ?

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    Öl-tillverkaren Chang (Thai Beverages) har köpt KFC:s restauranger i Thailand   Nu kanske vi kan få öl till maten på KFC ?   Beer Chang maker buys up KFC Thailand restaurants     Alcohol kings ThaiBev have bought up all KFC restaurants in Thailand, raising the very unlikely vision of beer with your fast food. (Photo provided)   Thai Beverage, the spirits giant that makes Chang beer and SangSom rum, is expanding into the fast-food business. ThaiBev agreed to purchase more than 240 existing KFC restaurants in Thailand for about 11.3 billion baht ($340 million). A deal is also in place for the company to take over stores that are being developed, with the cost of those locations to be determined when the transaction closes, according to a filing. KFC is operated by a US company, Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands Inc., which also runs the Pizza Hut chain. Nongnuch Buranasetkul, senior vice-president for the food business, said besides the business expansion, the deal would give ThaiBev access to KFC's network across the country. "With QSA’s restaurant management expertise, we are well positioned to accelerate KFC’s further expansion in Thailand," she said in the statement. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of this year, the statement said (PDF link). Billionaire ThaiBev chairman Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, who founded the company, has been seeking to diversify ThaiBev's operations for years, with a goal of generating more revenue from non-alcoholic beverages by 2020. For Thai Beverage, the KFC deal is a bid to seize on the popularity of chicken in Asia, according to Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, a director at Religare Capital Markets in Singapore. "The KFC acquisition is a very good way of exposing oneself to the rise of quick-service restaurants in Asia, especially the rise of chicken consumption," he said. Thailand accounted for 2% of KFC's sales in emerging markets last quarter. It was the only region in that division that saw sales drop year-over-year, posting a 2% decline. Mr Charoen previously expanded his property business amidst government measures to curb alcohol consumption. He was ultimately forced to list the company unit in Singapore in 2006 after activists and monks held protests to block a local share sale by the company. The company's long-term strategy involves generating 50% of its revenue from countries outside Thailand and non-alcoholic beverage by 2020. That's expected to drive more deals in the region. Sales outside that country amounted to less than 4% in the last fiscal year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "Thai Beverage is a company that is looking to expand in the food and beverage space in Southeast Asia," Tiruchelvam said. "It has very strong core cash flow from its spirits business, and it's expanding into other areas."   http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1302575/beer-chang-maker-buys-up-kfc-Thailand-restaurants

    Svensk surfare död i trolig överdos i Phuket

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    En svensk 33-årig man som igår hittades död på en toalett hos en vän tros ha dött av en överdos narkotika   Swedish surfer dead of suspected overdose in Phuket   PHUKET: Police believe the death of a 33-year-old Swedish man in the bathroom of a friend’s house in central Phuket last night (July 31) may have been drugs related.   Mr Nilsson's bags were found on the bathroom floor alongside where he had collapsed. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub   Lt Col Natthapop Pongsapan of Phuket Provincial Police was notified of the incident and arrived at the house, in Srisoonthorn, with other officers to find the man’s body on the floor outside the bathroom. Police reported that his head was propped up with a pillow and he was facing the bathroom door. The woman, an Australian friend of the deceased, told police she had had found her friend on the bathroom floor and had moved him outside the bathroom so she could better try her attempts to revive him. Police identified the man as “Nils Martin Sebastian Nilsson”, and confirmed that his relatives had been notified of his death.   At the scene last night, police noted that Mr Nilsson had an open cut on his forehead and blood had run from his nose. Police also noted he had what appeared to be a needle puncture on his right arm. Police found a bloody needle in a shoulder bag in the bathroom, and blood on the floor of the bathroom. In the report issued by police, officers said they also found a package of what they said “resembled cocaine” amongst the man’s belongings. Officers reported finding in the bag a piece of foil paper, a lighter, asthma medication, a camera, a mobile phone, a motorbike key and a motorbike registration book. “An Australian woman was the only a witness at the scene. She told police that the man came back to the house yesterday (July 31) at about 5pm,” Col Natthapop said. The Australian woman, who police named as Kimberly Ficmar, said that she and Mr Nilsson were staying in the house, which belonged to a female friend who is currently overseas, he added. “Ms Ficmar was on the computer on the first floor when the man told her he was going upstairs to take a shower at about 8:20pm,” Col Natthapop said. “She went to check on him at about 9:30pm after she noticed that had been in the bathroom a long time, but the door was locked. “She used the key to open it and found his body lying face down on the floor. His hands were behind his back. “She moved him outside the bathroom so she could try to revive him, but she was not able to,” ,” Col Natthapop explained. “According to Mr Nilsson friends, he was a surfer and was in Phuket doing a surfing volunteer activity in Cherng Talay. They also said he had a history of using drugs,” said Col Natthapop. “Apparently he was also depressed after his mother passed away in January,” he said. Police say they suspect Mr Nilsson died of overdose, but have had his body taken to Thalang Hospital for medical examination to identify the cause of death.   http://www.thephuketnews.com/swedish-surfer-dead-of-suspected-overdose-in-phuket-63273.php#GrQy770hASzzHmel.97

    Brand ombord på Koh-Chang-färja

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    En brand bröt ut i maskinrummet på en av Koh Chang-färjorna   Färjan låg i hamn vid tillfället   Fire breaks out in Koh Chang ferry engine room   A fire broke out in the engine room of a Koh Chang ferry late Wednesday night while it was docked at a pier in Trat’s Laem Ngob district. Police said no one was injured.  The fire broke out at 10.30pm as workers were fixing the platform to park vehicles inside the ferry. Four fire engines took about an hour to put out the blaze. Workers said they heard a loud noise before they saw smoke coming from the engine room. The ferry was the last to leave Koh Change on Wednesday. It arrived at the pier at Ao Thammachart at 7.30pm.   http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30320039

    Taxi-bilar får kameror och GPS för ökad säkerhet

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    Nu skall 80.000 taxi-bilar i Thailand utrustas med säkerhetskameror och gps för att öka säkerheten vid färd med taxi   Security camera and GPS regulation to make taxi travel safer     A Department of Land Transport (DLT) ministerial draft regulation will lead to the installation of GPS, security cameras and other devices in at least 80,000 cabs under the “Taxi OK and Taxi VIP” concept designed to increase both driver and passenger safety. National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) deputy spokeswoman Col Sirichan Ngathong said that the 5th Administrative Reform Steering Commission’s meeting on Wednesday tabled the “Taxi OK and Taxi VIP” project to regulate the public transport system. The project is a collaboration between the DLT, the Cooperative Promotion Department and the Royal Thai Army's 11th Military Circle. The commission, headed by Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, concluded that the DLT would issue and enforce a regulation to require taxis under the “Taxi OK and Taxi VIP” project and newly registered cabs to carry a GPS, a driver identification card reader, a wide-angle camera within the cab and an emergency button. Sirichan said that, if the draft law passed the Council of State’s current consideration, it would be implemented as a ministerial regulation by September. At least 80,000 taxis would meet these standards, and the equipment requirement would give the Thai public an alternative with an edge in fare-cheating prevention and passenger safety. These taxis would be an option for people to use beside the conventional taxis and those hailed via taxi service applications. She said the new system would be operated by the taxi co-operatives, which would be supervised by the state agency.    

    Phuket skall bli första korruptionsfria provinsen?

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    Guvernören i Phuket har nu gått ut med att Phuket skall bli den första korruptionsfria provinsen i Thailand   Vore ju verkligen bra om man lyckas med detta för dom har väldigt stora problem med just korruption där   Undrar hur realistiskt det är dock att lyckas?   Det kanske kan sporra andra provinser att ta upp en tävling i vem som lyckas bäst !     Phuket Vows to Become Thailand’s 1st Corruption-Free Province     PHUKET — The governor of a popular island in the Andaman Sea promised to make it Thailand’s first province to end corruption after he signed an agreement with anti-corruption officials Tuesday. Phuket Gov. Norraphat Plodthong signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission – which operates under the Ministry of Justice – by which he agreed to implement policies to tackle corrupt practices in the island. Prayong Preeyachitt, secretary-general of the commission, said Phuket aims to take action to lower the risk of bribery and corruption. In February, the Anti-Corruption Organization published an article about corruption on Phuket which its secretary-general, Mana Nimitmongkol, discussed bribery on the island and said some foreign businessmen faced problems obtaining licenses. Mana said the businessmen resorted to bribing authorities due to the sluggishness of the process and incompetence of the officials.   http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2017/06/28/phuket-vows-become-thailands-1st-corruption-free-province/

    Spårvagnar i Pattaya ?

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    Det ryktas om att dom planerar 2 spårvagsnlinjer i Pattaya   Twenty billion baht tram projects set to transform Pattaya!     Pattaya: -- Two tram lines are "coming for sure" and are set to transform Pattaya, said a watchdog group on Facebook.   Pattaya Watchdog posted a map of the Red and Blue lines that will go in loops around the beach and roads behind respectively.   Phase 1 is the Red Line for which there is a budget of 8 billion baht for a planned 8 kilometer loop. This will go from North Pattaya along the beach and back again on Sai 2 road.   The other project is the Blue Line that will share some track in North Pattaya before traversing a more inland route.   The watchdog group said there was still some confusion as to the exact route the Blue Line it might take as the projects are still in the planning stage. The Blue Line is set to be built later with a 12 billion baht budget.   A total of 103 million baht is being spent on "design" for the two lines.   The existing roads will be used for the trams after earlier ideas for an above ground project were rejected, said the watchdog.   A "switch station" to connect the two lines will be constructed in North Pattaya enabling transfers from one to the other.   Parking will be available in a lot at the start of the route.   The group said that the tram was the most eagerly anticipated addition to Pattaya in a swathe of infrastructure plans for the resort that include improvements to the Bali Hai and Koh Larn ports, roads to Rayong and Sattahip and drainage within the city.   They said that the tram was still in the planning stage but was coming for sure.   Source: Pattaya Watchdog Group

    Bomb på sjukhus i Bangkok

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    Evidence of bomb attack: King Mongkut hospital explosion   Confusion following explosion at King Mongkut Hospital this morning (Source: Post Today).   Explosion in part of hospital for retired civil servants. Remnants of wire and battery found at explosion site. UPDATE #1: EVIDENCE OF A BOMB ATTACK

    In this morning's explosion at King Mongkut Hospital (Phramongkutklao Hospital) in Bangkok police now say there is evidence that the explosion was a bomb attack.

    The evidence was said to include remnants of a battery and electrical wires.

    The alleged bomb attack marked the third anniversary of the coup that brought the current military government in Thailand to power.

    The explosion took place around 11am Monday morning in a reception room for retired civil servants in which over 20 people were injured.

    Förslag om att inordna polisen under Justitiedep.

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    National Legislative Assembly (NLA) och the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) har presenterat ett förslag, backat av många organisationer, om hur polisen kan inordnas under Justitiedepartementet utan större omorganisationer   Organisationerna krävde dock att polisen reformeras ordentligt och där ingick bl.a att förhör inte skall hållas av polisen själva utan av en annan organisation   11 organisations call for "true" police reforms     Eleven people's organisations on Sunday issued a joint statement opposing a proposal to bring the Royal Thai Police (RTP) under the control of the Justice Ministry without undergoing concrete structural reforms. The proposal was made by a joint special sub-committee of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA), chaired by Pol Lt Col Bunruang Phonphanit. Pol Lt Col Bunruang said at a news conference last week that the main purpose of bringing the RTP under the jurisdiction of the Justice Ministry was to ensure improved integration and cooperation among the various branches of the judicial system. He said the proposal was to be forwarded to a tripartite committee with members from the cabinet, the NLA and the NRSA for approval before it goes to the cabinet for endorsement. Included in the proposal were new qualification requirements for future RTP chiefs and an increase in police salaries to a level considered sufficient for them to support their families and boost morale. The 11 organisations -- which included the People's Network for Police Reforms (PoliceWatch), the Cross Cultural Foundation, the Human Rights and Development Foundation, the Union for Civil Liberty, the Committee of Relatives of May 1992 Heroes, the Friends of Women Foundation, the Campaign Committee for Human Rights and the Campaign for Popular Democracy -- issued a statement saying that the proposal should not be approved without the inclusion of measures to reform the police agency. In the statement, the organisations said they did not want the RTP, with over 220,000 police under its command, to continue to exist and operate in its present form, which they said had caused trouble to the people for the past several decades. The police reforms must concentrate on concrete structural changes to ensure justice for the people, they said, not on the qualifications of future RTP chiefs or an increase in police salaries. The increase in police salaries would not be a guarantee that senior police officers would not be corrupt or act as "villains in uniforms", said the statement. The organisations called for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to respond quickly to a resolution passed by the NLA for nine police units to be transferred to other ministries, based on their responsibilities. They called for interrogation work to be taken away from the RTP to ensure justice in crime investigations, and for public prosecutors to handle the interrogations of cases which carry a jail term of more than 10 years. They argued that there should be rooms especially designed for interrogation, equipped with audio-visual devices to record the questioning sessions, which could be called up for review as needed. The statement said that it would not make any difference whether the RTP was under the Justice Ministry, the Interior Ministry or the prime minister as long as the agency had not undergone true structural reforms, particulary the transfer of interrogation work from the police to another agency. There would be no real reform if a police officer was allowed to sit as chairman or as a member of a committee working on police reforms, the statement said. The organisations said in the statement that after three years of waiting, the government installed by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had not made any progress regarding police reforms -- leaving a majority of the Thai people to continue living in fear of maltreatment by people in uniforms.   http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1253719/11-organisations-call-for-true-police-reforms

    Bombdåd i Bangkok!

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    Hej   Ett bombdåd inträffade i Bangkok vid Sanam Luang, två kvinnor fick lindriga skador vid explosionen.
    Myndigheterna har skärpt säkerheten och förväntar sig en ökad risk för sånt här nu inför Militärjuntans firande av sitt treårs jubileum av kuppen och diktaturen som snart ska gå av stapeln.   City bomb blast startles NCPO Govt wary of unrest before anniversary 17 May 2017 at 04:00   Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathavorn, holding the PVC 'explosive' at the scene of the small blast, said Monday it was no bomb. He changed his mind after the top security chief, Deputy Prime Minister  Prawit Wongsuwon, said that it was an explosive. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)     http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1250842/city-bomb-blast-startles-ncpo   Mvh isan lover

    Inget körkort = beslagtagen MC

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    Polisen i Bangkok kommer nu bli mycket hårdare mot motorcyklister som bryter mot lagen   Har du inte körkort eller försäkring beslagtas MC:n   Kör du åt fel håll kostar det 500 baht   Kör du på trottoaren kostar det 400-1000 baht   Kör du utan hjälm kostar det 500 baht     Bangkok motorcyclists beware! - no license and cops will take your bike!   Bangkok: -- Bangkok police have said that from next week motorcyclists riding without a license and insurance will have their bikes taken away, albeit temporarily.   The announcement comes after a ministerial level meeting was held Tuesday in which orders were issued to get tough with the illegal activity of motorcyclists, reported Thai Rath.   Those who drive the wrong way, drive on the sidewalk and break the speed limit can also expect to be fined between 500 and a 1,000 baht.   Announcing the news Withaya Prayongphan of the met police said that he had instructed all 88 metropolitan police stations to get tough after orders from national police chief Jakrathip Chaijinda came following a ministerial level meeting about traffic and road accidents on Tuesday.   He said that statistics gathered at Songkran showed that 30-40% of motorcyclists involved in accidents had no license or insurance.   He was referring to the Phor Ror Bor insurance that costs bikers about 600 baht annually for cover. Licenses cannot be renewed unless this has been paid up front.   Withaya said that confiscation of vehicles would be temporary.   Fines for other illegal driving offences would be as follows: Driving in the wrong direction: 500 baht. Driving on the footpath: 400 to 1,000 baht Not wearing a helmet: 500 baht.   Source: http://www.thairath.co.th/content/938617

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