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Korat News / Re: Jobs at risk at Wang Nam Khieo tourist attractions
« Last post by Johnnie F. on January 09, 2019, 10:40:29 PM »
The Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) is speeding up its attempts to file a criminal suit seeking to evict current business operators found unlawfully occupying and making use of two major plots of land designated for poor farmers in Nakhon Ratchasima, according to an Alro source.

(...)

Flora Park on Monday continued normally operating its business and a large number of visitors were seen visiting the park throughout the day, despite a large poster at the entrance to the park that says owned by Alro and nobody is permitted to occupy it. The poster was installed by Alro and taken down, then reposted after the local Alro office lodged a complaint with police over the missing poster, said an informed source.



full article: Bangkok Post
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Thailand News / Re: Saudi girl at Suvarnabhumi
« Last post by Taman Tun on January 09, 2019, 08:43:08 AM »
I don't think the father can do much.  He is only a provincial official.  The Thais can say to him that it is out of Thai hands and is now the responsibility of UNHCR.  Also, the world is still watching carefully, particularly in the wake of the Khashoggi episode.  I hope the young lady will be on her way to Australia early next week.
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Thailand News / Re: Saudi girl at Suvarnabhumi
« Last post by Johnnie F. on January 09, 2019, 08:10:49 AM »
She is in the care of UNHR now, but her father, who is a high government official in Saudi-Arabia, has arrived in Thailand and poses a threat. Nobody can tell what he's gonna do, what he might be able to do. After all this is Thailand.
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Johnnie - you are right on that - (as you usually are on these matters). From 'Thai Visa' . . . .

''CONFIRMED: Here is exactly what’s needed for retirement & marriage extensions (income method) from 2019. An official English translation of the national police order confirming the documentation required by Thai immigration'' . . . .

and the words used about the 'Retirement' basis - ''bank statement showing money transfer every month from overseas for the past 12 months''.


So that's that, (unless a compromise appears later). My change of plan is already in place. We all have to get this right, in January, which will be the first month this IS required under the changes.

Like some others, I don't have B800K on deposit so I'll transfer in B65K per month.
(Married Visa is still B400K or B40K per month).

Thanks Thaiga, Johnnie and GLA

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Thailand News / Re: Saudi girl at Suvarnabhumi
« Last post by Taman Tun on January 07, 2019, 09:09:44 PM »
Rahaf now in a “secure location” according to the DM.
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Thailand News / Re: Saudi girl at Suvarnabhumi
« Last post by Johnnie F. on January 07, 2019, 06:19:07 PM »
She was lucky not to have been flown off to Kuwait this morning...

I read in the news that the flight left without her, because she had locked herself in the hotel room. So not over yet. But she contacted lots of embassies in Bangkok and requested asylum. It's in the hands of politicians and desk watchers now!
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Thailand News / Re: Saudi girl at Suvarnabhumi
« Last post by Taman Tun on January 07, 2019, 06:04:21 PM »
She now looks to be safe for the moment.  Her biggest crime was to renounce Islam (Apostasy).  Regardless of any punishment her family were thinking of planning, Apostasy is punishable by death.  Islam is like the Hotel California...you can check in but you can never leave.  She was lucky not to have been flown off to Kuwait this morning as she would have found herself meeting the swordsman in Chop-Chop Square.  All credit to the girl, she has exploited the media very efficiently and undoubtedly saved her life in the process.  Let’s hope for a happy resolution in the next few days.
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Thanks Johnnie. I'm at ImmiG Wednesday for a 90 day, so will discuss with my friendly Officer. Hopefully funds arriving ex BKK in Krungthai will be OK but if not - I'll have to change my plan ! Will advise. And thanks again Thaiga for the 'heads up'.  :)
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I'd be moving B65K monthly from BKK to Krungthai. I just looked at my Bank Books and can't see that the origin of each payment received has been noted at all - (of course it might be noted on a printed Bank Statement).


Can't tell you about Krungthai Bank, but at Bangkok Bank it is indicated in the passbook as FTT for Foreign Transfer Transaction.

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Hello Johnnie - thanks for the reply.

I'd be moving B65K monthly from BKK to Krungthai. I just looked at my Bank Books and can't see that the origin of each payment received has been noted at all - (of course it might be noted on a printed Bank Statement).

Whether the B65K has to come in from abroad each time is a moot point.

I'll proceed with my 'hopes' and let you know  ;)  The encouraging point is that ImmiG seem to be thinking it out in workable ways atm . . .
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