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Thai cabinet supports bill allowing same-sex unions

BANGKOK (THAILAND) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Wednesday that would recognise same-sex unions and identifies it as the same legal right as married couples, in one of the most liberal moves yet for a largely conservative nation known for its tolerance. If passed by parliament, it would mark Thailand as the […]
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Thailand proposes the taxation of foreign internet companies

BANGKOK (Technology) – Thailand on Tuesday approved a draft bill requiring foreign digital service providers to pay a value-added tax (VAT), becoming the latest country in Southeast Asia to seek to boost tax revenues from international tech companies. Last month, Indonesia passed a law requiring big internet companies to pay VAT on sales of digital […]
Asia

$58 billion economic package approved by Thailand

BANGKOK (Asia) – Thailand’s parliament passed a 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion) economic support package on Sunday to ease the impact of the coronavirus. The legislation, comprising three bills, include a government plan to borrow 1 trillion baht and central bank measures worth another 900 billion baht in soft loans and support for corporate bonds. […]
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4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths reported in Thailand

BANGKOK (Asia) – On Sunday, four new coronavirus cases had been reported in Thailand with no new deaths. This takes up the total number of coronavirus infections in Thailand to 3,081 with 57 deaths. The new patients came into Thailand from UAE, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia and have been placed in state quarantine. Local coronavirus […]