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‘Blind’ Beggar Caught On Camera Driving SUV Blames His Daughter

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Blind Beggar Shows Up For Work Driving SUV

A beggar pretending to be blind who was caught on camera driving an SUV has told police it was all his daughter fault.

Somporn Kueyen was filmed parking a Toyota Fortuner outside a temple in Bang Yai, Nonthaburi which was posted to Facebook. After parking up, he walked around the corner is his old rags, put on sunglasses and a hat then pretended to be blind as he begged for money.

The 65-year-old told police he had many failed businesses and racked up huge gambling debts and he turned to begging when his daughter who worked overseas refused to bail him out.

He was fined 1,000 baht and promised to stop begging.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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