The government is ready to support equal marriage along with tourism in secondary cities.

Nonthaburi, The government moves forward to support equal marriage. Along with developing tourist attractions in secondary cities Hoping to increase money into the country, join in celebrating Pride Month to grow the economy in every aspect. Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, said: After the government joined forces with the public and private sectors to celebrate Pride Month to attract quality LGBTQIAN+ tourists throughout the month of June. This will help increase the ability to compete in trade. Opportunity to expand business for SME entrepreneurs and create additional trade value by using soft power as well. Recently received a report from Mr. Poonphong Naiyanaphakorn, Director of the Office of Trade Policy and Strategy ( Ministry of Commerce has analyzed the Pride Month event that will help support the growth of tourism and trade businesses. and achieving the goal of being the tourism center of the region (Tourism Hub) under the IGNITE TOURISM THAILAND policy The government has plans to distribute tourism to 55 provinces, "Cities to Visit" that have the potential to enhance economic development through being a center for organizing world-class events. Organizing the Pride Month festival will help promote the image of being a tourism destination. It is friendly to consumers in the LGBTQIAN+ group (Pride Friendly Destination), both Thai and foreign, which tends to increase in number and is a group of consumers with high purchasing power. And according to market research firm Ipsos, which surveyed 22,514 people from 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia from February to March 2023, 9 percent of the world's adult population identifies as diverse. sexually and 9 percent of the Thai population also self-identifies as having sexual diversity. However, even though the number of people with sexual diversity At present, there may not be a small proportion. But it is estimated that people in Gen Z (born after 1997) are more likely to self-identify as gender diverse than the Millennial, Gen can help promote the Thai economy. In addition, a survey by LGBT Capital, a financial consulting company, found that in 2023, LGBT people around the world have purchasing power of up to 4.7 trillion US dollars. Meanwhile, the LGBT group in Thailand has purchasing power of 26 billion US dollars. In addition, organizing events also helps generate income for related businesses. Especially the event organizing business Food service business Food and beverage business Through organizing activities within the celebration such as organizing product exhibitions Fashion show, food and beverage sales at the event, including hotel business and transportation service business. Those providing services to support event attendees also benefit. and help distribute income to local communities Thailand began organizing Pride Month celebrations for the first time in 1999, and now the events are widely held in various provinces such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chonburi, resulting in the distribution of inco me to communities in every region. Generate income from tourism and selling products and services to local areas. In 2024, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects that there will be more than 860,000 people attending Pride Month events, which can create economic circulation of not less than 4,500 million baht This is to support Thailand's readiness to host World Pride 2030 and gain maximum economic benefit. Must continue to promote social equality. To demonstrate the acceptance and treatment of persons with diverse genders in an equitable and sustainable manner. Through creating an ecosystem ready to host events Especially the development and upgrading of Thai service businesses to meet standards. To impress and provide a good experience for tourists, including using Thai soft power to attract and design Thai events to stand out. along with the sale of Thai products and services As well as promoting businesses related to entertainment and recreation, such as Thai Y-series and Yuri series that have be en accepted by foreign markets. To be another way to show openness It is also a voice for creating knowledge and understanding on the issue of promoting equality for people with diverse genders, which goes hand in hand with pushing community products and services to the world market. And the government moves forward and pushes for the Equal Marriage Act to be successful as well. Source: Thai News Agency

BAAC opens loan applications via BAAC Mobile LINE Official : BAAC Family

Bangkok, BAAC opens loan applications through BAAC Mobile LINE Official : BAAC Family and the BAAC website starting 17 June. BAAC adds a service channel to register for loans in various projects by yourself through the BAAC Mobile LINE Official system: BAAC Family and the BAAC website, answering modern financial needs. Ready to launch the money bag lottery deposit service, 100 baht per unit, with a chance to win 100,000 baht, 900 prizes every month. Starting from June 17th onwards. Mr. Chatchai Sirilai, Manager of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), revealed that BAAC has developed a Digital Service system where customers can access to withdraw, transfer, top up, pay, buy lottery tickets, and check BAAC lottery tickets. Checking account information, deposits, and loans is easy, convenient, and fast, which responds to lifestyles in the digital age. Ready to facilitate loan applications in various projects, such as Kasetsukjai cards, occupational rehabilitation loans for debt repay ment customers. payday loan Loan for you Loans for developing water resources for agriculture to support drought situations Loans for emergency expenses for farmers affected by natural disasters, disasters, and loans for the bioeconomy (Bio Economy Credit), etc., through applications via BAAC Mobile LINE Official: BAAC Family and the BAAC website as well. yourself from June 17, 2024 onwards Those registering for loans must be individuals aged 20 years and above. or are a loan customer Bank deposit customers and must not be bankrupt If a customer is found to be bankrupt, he/she will not be able to express his/her intention to apply for a loan through this system. Customers can register and fill out loan application information completely using the above channels. which has been successfully registered The system will send the customer's desired loan request to the appointment system. for branch loan staff to contact to make a contract In the event that registration is not successful Customers can contact to a pply for a loan at a branch near you. Or contact for more details at Call Center 0 2555 0555 To meet the needs of providing services through the digital system, BAAC is still accepting lottery deposits. BAAC money bag set, 100 baht per unit, total credit limit 100,000 million baht, with a chance to win a prize worth 100,000 baht, 900 prizes every month, a total of 36 times, and a special prize of 1 million baht every year, total prize value 3,243 million baht, deposit 3 year, receive interest immediately at 1.90 baht per unit, open through the BAAC Mobile application from 17 June . Source: Thai News Agency

SET in the City 2024 brings together investors to create opportunities in the stock market.

Bangkok, The Stock Exchange invites you to participate in the SET in the City 2024 event, bringing together investors to create opportunities in the stock market. Chairman of the Stock Exchange Board Advising the new generation to pay attention to investing Long-term savings, emphasizing 6 months to 1 year, intensive stock market supervision measures Mr. Kitipong Urapeepattanapong Chairman of the Board of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), along with Mr. Phakorn Peetathawatchai, Director and Manager of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. and the executive team joined in opening the SET in the City 2024 event, this year organized with the theme 'Look for opportunities in the stock market. Choose to invest to create a growing portfolio,' therefore wanting to encourage the new generation Accumulate long-term savings today. Because Thai society has problems Retired and have no savings. No money to spend in old age Therefore, investing through mutual funds or investing through various channels, the new generatio n must practice training at the Stock Exchange Therefore, we want to promote financial knowledge from childhood, saving money, investing. In the past, children in the past deposited money into savings banks. Children these days have to deposit with mutual funds. Government Debt Fund Keep collecting continuously. Therefore, we are preparing to propose to the government to encourage saving through the fund. same as japan Accumulate for health Collect for your children When due, sell investment units with tax deduction rights. Saving money is therefore important. Mr. Kitipong added that Investing in the Thai stock market now requires raising the level of listed companies. Because the company is good Lots of potential Because income has grown more than expected, many companies, such as travel groups, food groups, and integrated doctors, must continue to disseminate this information to investors. Or stocks whose prices are lower than their true potential, there are a lot of high dividend stocks. Investors should pay more attention to speculative stocks based on rumors. Because stocks with good fundamentals have low risk. foreign investors Waiting to see Thailand and concerned about political uncertainty If many factors are clear Foreigners will return to invest. Therefore, it is considered that the new manager of the Stock Exchange will come to work in the next 1-2 months. To continue building confidence in the capital market To cooperate with all relevant agencies both speeding up important cases Stock market corruption Keeping an eye on abnormalities and send information to relevant agencies for management quickly, 6 months to 1 year, measures to take care of the Thai stock market will be more concentrated To build confidence in the Thai capital market Ms. Rinjai Chakornpipat, deputy manager of the Stock Exchange, said that although the investment situation is not in an uptrend period, But investors can create opportunities in their own investment portfolios. To invest in dividend stocks Stocks underpriced in the stock exchange There are also various products such as DR-DRX to invest in famous stocks on international stock markets. By knowledge in every aspect Come be included in the SET in the City 2024 event this Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the 5th floor, Samyan Mitr Town Hall. (Easy to travel with MRT Samyan Station) Come to one event, complete with investment matters. Many options, including Thai stocks, foreign stocks, mutual funds, TFEX, and Digital Token, increase investment knowledge. With many special promotions under the theme 'Find opportunities in the stock market Build your investment portfolio to grow' inviting you to update investment trends from experts. Packed with activities, meet 50 gurus, 50 seminars, 50 booths from securities companies, mutual funds companies and the stock exchange group. that are ready to give advice and plan investments immediately within the event, such as a session to break the wall of thinking to win a million, create a Growth Mindset, what kind of investm ent to make the portfolio grow/'Passive Income: Invest in a way that creates income. 'Scan mutual funds, popular trends, top charts,' Showcase stage, demonstrating trading tools Increase the opportunity to make a profit with 24 brokers. There is a workshop on tools for trading including trading in TFEX - gold - tools to help select stocks / can't miss SET in the City 2024 this Saturday-Sunday. Source: Thai News Agency

Trees fall, blocking road on Doi Suthep stranded tourists

Chiang Mai, Big trees on the roadside. Doi Suthep National Park area toppled blocking the road Traffic must be temporarily closed. Recently moved successfully Open for normal traffic There was a big tree incident. Along Sriwichai Road Route between Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Ban Hmong Doi Pui Doi Suthep National Park, Chiang Mai, the whole tree fell down. Even though there is no wind or rain Trees crush high-voltage power lines and communication lines. This caused both trees and electric poles to fall, blocking the road and crushing motorcycles. Lottery seller While riding past until the motorcycle crashed Luckily he was not injured. But it makes all kinds of vehicles unable to pass. Traffic must be temporarily closed. Both up and down sides As a result, tourists Many people are stuck from Doi Pui. National park officials and villagers Had to bring a chainsaw to cut branches and move trees off the road. It took about 1 hour before the path could be opened. Allow traffic to flow normally. Source: Thai News Agency

Mother arrested for forcing girl to prostitute for money

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) arrested a creditor who forced two young girls under the age of 15 into prostitution for a fee. Found many cases of online product fraud. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) by the Human Trafficking Suppression Division (CDC) detained officials. Mr. Surakiat or P'Fah, 24 years old (red hair), after police officers from Division 5, Crime Suppression Division, rescued two young girls. Victims of child prostitution, ages 15 and 13, previously investigated and found that The two children's parents separated. So he went to live with relatives in Krabi province. But during that time, a relative tried to commit an act of indecency. So he ran away from home. and went back and forth to borrow money from Mr. Surakiat in the area of ??Surat Thani Province which has the habit of granting loans via Facebook The victim must pay interest on a daily basis. And when there is no money to pay, Mr. Surakiat will Threatened and assaulted many times In the end, the two girls were forced to sell their services in order to pay interest to them, 1,500 - 2,000 baht per time, deducting a commission of 500-700 baht per time, and sometimes the debt would be completely deducted. From examining the history of Mr. Surakiat A history of extensive misconduct was also found. Has been prosecuted for online product fraud many times and appears as a dangerous person in the internet world as well Initially, Mr. Surakiarati's actions at the time he was charged with 7 charges consisted of 1. Human trafficking by procuring, buying, selling, distributing, bringing from or sending to any place. arrange for living or receive a child The aim is to exploit illegally from prostitution. It has been done to a person over fifteen years of age but under eighteen years of age. 1. It is a business to procure, lure away, or lead away any person so that that person is not yet over eighteen years of age. 3. Induce, encourage, or allow a child to behave. It is inappropriate or likely to cause the child to behave at risk of co mmitting an offense. 4. Satisfy the desires of others. It is the business of procuring, luring, or leading any person in order for that person to commit prostitution Even if that person agrees. It is committed against a person over fifteen years of age but not yet over eighteen years of age. 5. It is committed in any way by helping to facilitate or protect the prostitution of others, receiving benefits in any form from the prostitution of others. or from someone who engages in prostitution 6. dishonestly receives It is the business of procuring, luring, or taking away a person over fifteen years of age but not yet over eighteen years of age. Even if that person consents, including 7. Taking a minor over fifteen years of age but not yet over eighteen years of age away from his or her parents, guardian, or caretaker for profit or for obscene purposes. The minor was willing to go along. which is initially in the investigation The accused confessed to all charges. Source: Thai News Agency

Young female broker arrested Prostitution of a 16 year old child

Nakhon Si Thammarat, A 20-year-old girl from Mueang Khon Kaen was arrested after starting out as a prostitute for a 16-year-old child. She was detained and sent to face legal action. Police suppressing human trafficking jointly arrested Ms. Rojana, age 20, in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. He set himself up as a child prostitution broker. After officials came to help Ms. A (pseudonym), age 16, a victim of child prostitution. From questioning, it was learned that Ms. A lives in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Get to know the accused through friends After that, we contacted each other via Facebook. The accused spoke to persuade the victim. Accepting sex work Claims to have good income The accused tried to contact Ms. A several times until Ms. A was jai-on and agreed to help her get a job selling services. The service fee is 1,500-2,000 baht per time and a commission must be paid to the accused 500 baht per time, so evidence is collected. Request court approval to issue an arrest warrant taken to be prosecuted according t o law . Source: Thai News Agency

‘Visit the Yonwithi community,’ give alms to monks on a raft, Oh Poi Market

Ratchaburi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Give alms to monks on a raft, Oh Poi Market invites you to "visit Yalavithi Community" Ban Tha Makham, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Province, praising it as the best model community of 2023, pinning a new Karen cultural landmark for tourists. Support the creation of jobs and income for the community . People in the community dress in a characteristic of the Karen ethnicity. Bring local products to sell at the Rim Than morning market. 'O Poi Market' (meaning rest) including local food such as Khao Daek Sesame, Khao Hod Karen The main highlight of the community is its beautiful nature. There is a Lam Phachi flowing through Oh Poi Market. Therefore, the idea was to invite monks to sit on bamboo rafts and come to collect alms. By allowing tourists to give alms to the rafting monks in the morning for good fortune, it is called "Taking alms to the rafting monks" which is considered the charm of Oh Poi Market. Source: Thai News Agency