Tags : Income


Long ATM lines to withdraw govt handout

UTHAI THANI, 10th December 2018 (NNT) – Residents of Uthai Thani are feeling the benefit of the government’s 500 baht cash handout to low-income citizens. The handouts were transferred into the e-money wallets of over 11.4 million holders of the government’s welfare cards. Transfers were rolled out between December 8th and 10th. People were seen […]Read More


Low-income earners to recieve social welfare benefits

BANGKOK, 15 June 2016 (NNT) – The Cabinet has endorsed a proposal by the Ministry of Finance to allow low-income earners to apply for a social welfare program from June 15 to August 15. According to Government Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, only those age 18 and older and earning less than 100,000 baht a […]Read More


Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra plans to attract high-end visitors to

BANGKOK, 4 June 2013 (NNT) – Following her officials visits to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra expressed her wish to attract more high-end visitors to the country. During the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Ms Yingluck said that high-end tourism is an effective way to boost cash flow generated from long-stay tourists. […]Read More


Thai police admit rising tobacco, alcohol taxes will affect crime

BANGKOK, 25 August 2012 (NNT) – Police Major General Parinya Chansuriya, deputy commander of the Metropolitan Police, believed the recent increase in alcoholic beverage tax would have more pros than cons. Following the Excise Department’s new tax rate on tobacco and alcoholic beverages, Pol.Maj-Gen Parinya said crimes related to alcohol consumption, such as muggings, robberies, […]Read More


Thailand is 52nd happiest country in the world

BANGKOK, 9 April 2012 (NNT) – Thailand has been ranked 52nd on the World Happiness Report while Scandinavian nations top the list of the world’s happiest countries. Columbia University’s Earth Institute was commissioned to compile the first-ever World Happiness Report for the United Nations Conference on Happiness. The report evaluates happiness rankings conducted by several […]Read More


Thais worried about political conflicts during flooding

BANGKOK, 23 October 2011 (NNT) – ABAC poll showed that the majority of Thai citizens is worried about political conflicts during the plight of flooding while they demand cooperation from all sides to solve the problem. According to Director of the ABAC Poll Research Center Dr Noppol Kanika, the survey titled ‘Lessons learned from the […]Read More


Thailand is the best place to live after retirement: HSBC

BANGKOK 2 October, 2011 (NNT) – Thailand has been cited as the best place to live after retirement through the eyes of foreigners, according to an opinion survey by HSBC. The 2011 survey has found that tax exemptions, affordable living expenses, and reasonable living condition are the reasons that Thailand has been chosen as the […]Read More


Thai Immigration tightens requirements for retirement visa extensions

Proof of transfer of pension into Thailand required BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau has tightened the requirements for retirement extensions. “It has been reported that along with the statement the applicant has made at their embassy stating their monthly income, for the past month the Immigration Bureau has asked to see proof of at least two […]Read More