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Work Permits Proposed For Elite Card Holders Investing US$1m

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Work Permits Proposed For Elite Card Holders

Elite Card Holders could soon be allowed to work if a proposal by the Tourism Authority of Thailand is approved by the Cabinet but only if they are willing to invest US$1 million in Thailand.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn reckons his brainwave could bring more investment to the country if the new privelages are approved.

The other cavet is work permits will only be granted to the Elite Visa top tier categories, which cost 1-2 million baht. Holder then have one year to investment a minimum of US$1 million.

Thailand Privilege Card, the operator of Thailand Elite Card has 11,000 members globally with applications skyrocketing in the past two months.

The Elite Visa has become an easy option for some due to heavy restrictions on who can currently enter Thailand – Elite Card holders are permitted – and also those facing difficulties renewing visas with the amnesty ending this weekend have turned to the Elite Visa.

The best seller is the Elite Easy Access priced at 500,000 baht, with a renewable five-year multiple entry visa. These cardholders make up 47% of the total, followed by Lifetime membership (22%), Elite Superiority Extension with 20-year membership (14%) and Elite Family Excursion (9.6%).

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KOH SAMUI: French Woman Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Doing 14 Day Quarantine

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French Woman Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Doing 14 Day Quarantine

The Ministry of Public Health have confirmed this afternoon that a 57-year-old French woman has tested positive for Covid-19 on Koh Samui.

The woman arrived in Thailand on September 30th from France and went into mandatory 14-day quarantine in Bangkok where she tested negative 3 times during this period.

On October 15 she left quarantine, visited the French Embassy before flying to Koh Samui with her family on Bangkok Airways flight PG167.

Two days later she developed a cough and fever then on Tuesday she went to Bangkok Hospital Samui for testing.

Both her first test on Wednesday, then a second on Thursday came back positive. Her husband and child both tested negative.

The three family members have been kept in hospital for quarantine and observation.

Friends and others all three came into contact with have been tested and are awaiting the results later today.

This is the third “local” case in almost five months with the previous two being a prisoner and the footballer from Uzbekistan. There were no further cases or contaminations for either one.

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Billionaire Heir Police Captain Kills Meatball Vendor, Flees The Scene

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Police Captain Kills Meatball Vendor

A police captain reported to be the heir to a billion-dollar property company fled the scene of a fatal car accident in the early hours of Thursday morning leaving a meatball vendor dead on the road.

According to an eyewitness, the meatball vendor was on the way home in the Pattanakarn area of Bangkok when the police captain crashed a BMW into him in the middle of the road at around 4am.

At the height of the confusion and commotion after the crash, Pol. Capt. Akarawin “Jimmy” Taechaubol fled the scene after being picked up by his driver who was following behind in a minivan, leaving a confused 25-year-old woman in her car he’d been driving.

The woman, who was in a state of inebriation, said she met the policeman in a pub and he offered to drive her home since she was too drunk to get behind the wheel.

Several hours after the accident, Pol. Capt. Akarawin contacted Klong Tan Police Station stating he would surrender himself.

Sometime later he showed up and surrendered. He underwent alcohol and drug tests with investigators awaiting results.

Klong Tan police charged him with reckless driving that causes damage to property and death plus leaving the scene of an accident.

He was released on 100k bail.

Multiple Thai media outlets report that he is a billionaire heir to a mega property company, as well as owning restaurants in Thailand and in the UK.

Comparisons were also made to the high profile Red Bull heir case – expensive car, heir to billions, fleeing the scene, hiding for several hours before surrendering for alcohol and drug tests,

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

The Prime Minister stuck to his word and revoked the State Of Emergency in Bangkok from noon today in a bid to end the street protests.

Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday evening, the PM said he would lift the “Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok” if there was no violence at the anti-government protests taking the first step in resolving the situation.

PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

Protestors marched to Government House after gathering at Victory Monument at 4pm yesterday.

They handed over their demands including a large resignation letter for the PM to senior police officers before dispersing peacefully.

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