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African English Teacher Arrested On Four Year Overstay

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African English Teacher Arrested On Four Year Overstay

An African man teaching English at a school in northern Thailand was arrested by Immigration Police this week after it was discovered he’d overstayed his visa.

At a press conference held by Immigration chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang it was revealed the 32-year-old Cameroon national had entered Thailand in February 2015 and failed to extend or renew his visa.

Identified as Mr Mjel, the English teacher had also been working illegally at a private school in Nong Bua Lamphu province for the past two months.

Having clocked up 1,691 days overstay and working without the correct paperwork, Mr Mjel was remanded pending prosecution and deportation that will come with a 10-year ban on returning to Thailand.

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Curfew Cut, Opening Hours Extended, Happy Endings Return In Phase 3 Easing Measures

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Phase 3 Restrictions And Reopening Info

The easing of measures and restrictions put in place by the government under the emergency decree to contain the spread of COVID-19 are slowly being lifted with the curfew cut, opening hours extended and happy endings making a return from June 1.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced a list of changes that will come into effect from Monday 1st June following their publication in the Royal Gazette within the next 24 hours.

    – The curfew will be cut by an hour from Monday and will run from 11pm until 3am.
    – Opening hours for malls have been extended by one hour and can operate until 9pm.
    – Cinemas can reopen with safe distancing (couples can sit together)
    – Massage parlours can open with a 2-hour time limit.
    – Gyms can reopen.
    – Hair salons can now offer further services including colouring with a maximum 2-hour treatment.
    – Sporting venues including football and boxing can open
    – Bowling Alleys, skating rinks and other amusement facilities and parks such as zoos have also been given the go-ahead.

Inter-provincial travel is not restricted, however, unless it is essential it is not recommended as rules vary from province to province. A comprehensive list of rules and restriction by province is here.

There is no news on phase 4 and no decisions have been made regarding the emergency decree ending, the curfew being axed, bars reopening, or inbound passenger flights resuming.

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The Grand Palace Reopening To Visitors From June 4

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The Grand Palace Reopening To Visitors From June 4

It has been announced that the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok will reopen to visitors from Thursday, 4 June 2020.

The update was posted on the Royal Office website on Monday.

The reopening will be under strict health and safety measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, must follow the health and safety recommendations by maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing their hands.

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Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

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Villagers in Phetchabun have taken to the internet to complain about cables on their property, laid across roads, blocking entrances and being a danger to everyone living there.

The Provincial Electrical Authority subcontracted the cable installation to a private company who started work laying around 500 meters of cable last November.

Despite repeated complaints by the residents of Pong Kham Fak village to the power company, nothing has been done for six months forcing them to turn to Facebook in a bid to catch the attention of someone with the power to put things right.

The village headman said he was concerned about the cables and was worried a resident would be hurt if something wasn’t done about them.

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

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