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Why has the response from the Thai government to the third COVID-19 wave been much more measured than at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand in March 2020, the Thai government introduced curfews, travel limitations and other restrictions rather promptly and harshly. However, during the ...
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Thai Government Policy On Foreign Ownership of Land

Foreigners cannot buy land in Thailand. Even if you have been married to a Thai and lived in Thailand for decades you cannot even buy 1 rai ( 1600 SQM ) of land with a house on it. You either have to ...
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What EU or German law allegedly prevents a foreign king to rule his country from the German soil?

Recently, Germany’s FM Heiko Maas has said that HRM Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn should not be conducting politics while staying in Germany: "We have made it clear that politics concerning ...
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Why didn't the Thai government decide to enforce a COVID-19-related automated stay extension longer than 1 month?

As a result of COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the Thai government decided on April 7 to allow an automated visa extension till the 30th of April 2020. Why didn't the Thai government decide to ...
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Why does Thailand ban the sale of alcohol between 2 and 5 p.m.?

I read on http://thailawforum.com/tourst-guide-laws-Thailand.html: The sale of alcohol in Thailand is banned between 2pm and 5pm and again between midnight and 11am seven days a week. Why does ...
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Why does the Thai government have high skill visa requiring a 200 000บ (6600$US) monthly salary?

(My mistake, correct salary is 200 000บ/month Document here (Thai language): https://www.boi.go.th/upload/smart%20visa%20details_Thai_25Jan%202018_51278.pdf) Thailand has a "smart visa" for high-...
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Has the Thai government taken a position on the strength of the Thai Baht?

According to CNBC in late July 2019 The Thai baht has soared against the U.S. dollar this year, significantly more than many other emerging market currencies. [...] “Policymakers and exporters in ...
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What does or did the Thai government use the categorisation on ID cards for?

According to Wikipedia, the first number of the Thai ID card categorises the holder into one of the following categories (these numbers correspond to the first digit of the identification number): ...
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Thai elections and voters of 'unsound mind or of mental infirmity'

According to Wikipedia's page on elections in Thailand, under the 2007 constitution (not the current one) certain people are ineligible to vote (emphasis is mine): Those barred from voting in House ...
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Official reason for postponing announcing the Thai election result?

The BBC reported on the Thai election: Nearly a week after Thailand's election, the first since the coup of 2014, it remains unclear which party could form a government. On Thursday, the Election ...
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Constitutionally, how is the Thai Prime Minister chosen?

How is the Thai PM chosen in the next (March 2019) election? What is the procedure laid out in the Constitution? Wikipedia provides some information, however, it's not entirely clear to me how that ...
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Is Thailand allowing international observers for its 2019 general election?

The 2019 Thai general election is scheduled for the 24th of March. There have been some mixed-messages regarding international observers overseeing the election process. Some examples: In November ...