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Prayut faces censure but eyes keeping power in the 2023 election – Prayut Censure Debate
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is encountering another tough test that could oust him from power in the final stretch of his four-year term as he is set to face a fourth no-confidence motion later this month.
Source – The Bangkok Post

Hoteliers ridicule government proposal for dual pricing
Hoteliers have expressed concerns about the government’s plan to set dual pricing for foreign tourists and locals, saying the move is “impractical” and demanding the administration roll out effective promotions to spur tourism sentiment in an effort to increase room rates.
Source – Thai PBS World

TAT to propose visa fee exemption to lure more foreign tourists
The Tourism Authority of Thailand will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to consider waiving visa fees until the year-end to promote arrivals and increased spending by foreign tourists.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the proposal would be raised at the next CCSA meeting, which has not been scheduled yet.
Source – The Bangkok Post

Thai talk show host prosecuted for criticizing weed policy
An arrest warrant has been issued for a well-known television personality now heading to court for criticizing the government’s move to decriminalize weed.
Source – Coconuts Bangkok

B1m/day fine for mobile operators failing to act against call scamming
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has set a daily fine of 1 million baht for any mobile phone operator that fails to support government efforts to suppress the rampant scourge of call center scams.
Source – The Bangkok Post – Thai PBS World

Macau closing all casinos to fight Covid
Macau will shut almost all business premises including casinos for a week from Monday as a Covid-19 outbreak in the gambling hub showed few signs of abating. Essential business operations including supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open, the Macao Daily reported, quoting city officials at a briefing on Saturday.
Source – Macau Daily

At least 15 killed and more than 20 were trapped after rocket attack in eastern Ukraine
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 20 are trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in eastern Ukraine that was hit by a Russian rocket attack in the night, as reported by Reuters.

The Phuket News Daily Report

Crocodiles not starving at Phuket tourist attraction, officials confirm
The owner and operator of a Phuket crocodile tourist attraction that was forced to close during the pandemic have refuted allegations that the crocodiles still on site are neglected to the point that they are starving and eating each other.

Phuket ramps up tsunami warning ‘readiness’
Disaster officials are to test the tsunami-warning sirens in all five Andaman provinces every day by playing the national anthem at 8am and local administrations are to check their areas to ensure tsunami-evacuation signs can be clearly seen and are in good order.

Sarasin Bridge jump prevented
A man was prevented from jumping off the Sarasin Bridge this afternoon (July 8).
Sources – The Phuket News – Thaiger News – Phuket Xtra – The Nation

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