compensation

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Millions of Vax on the way, BKK daughter jailed for 12 years | August 18

    Amid growing calls for more mRNA vaccines to help combat the spread of the Delta variant in Thailand, the Thai government has again defended the Sinovac vaccine. Thailand’s massage parlours and spas are suing the government, demanding compensation for the loss of income they’ve endured as a result of the partial lockdowns and restrictions. The family of Teerawat Thothip, the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    30 million baht added to vaccine side effects compensation fund

    The National Health Security Office had set up a 100 million baht fund to be used as compensation for vaccinated people experiencing side effects. Now the government has approved an additional 30 million baht to be made available as needed in the Loan Executive Decree in paying out those affected negatively by the vaccine. A previous poll showed 80% of…

  • Thailand

    Compensation for side effects or death from Covid-19 vaccine

    Though serious side effects and death from vaccination are exceedingly rare, the Thai National Health Security Office will provide compensation for those negatively affected by a Covid-19 vaccine. The plan calls for 100,000 baht compensation for anyone with an adverse vaccine reaction that prevents them from working for a while, up to 240,000 baht for disabilities resulting from vaccination, including…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | 2-tier pricing uproar, Ministry to pay 11.8 B baht compensation | April 22

    Expats and other foreign travellers living in Thailand are up in arms after Phuket officials confirmed that foreigners arriving on the island would have to pay for a rapid Covid-19 test that is free for Thais. The testing requirement is part of the latest restrictions now in force to combat the spread of the virus on the island. However, it…

  • Crime

    Owner of dog who allegedly bit young girl in Phuket says 100,000 baht compensation request is too much

    The owner of a dog, who allegedly bit a young girl in Phuket town, is saying a 100,000 baht compensation request is too much. The 15 year old girl says she was bitten by the dog on her left leg after chasing her on her way to Satree Phuket School. 32 year old Chotika Kansuya, filed a complaint to the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Government announces 3,000 baht payment for elderly, infant, disabled population

    The Thai government has pledged to provide a 3,000 baht Covid-19 handout to the country’s elderly, infant, and disabled citizens. The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security says the payment will be made to vulnerable sectors of society and covers around 6 million eligible people. Each person is entitled to a one-off payment of 3,000 baht, which will be…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Cabinet approves ‘force majeure’ closure of hotels

    The Cabinet has approved the ‘force majeure’ closure of hotels and any lodging businesses, with additional compensation for businesses that are under the social security scheme. There will now be compensation for employees of hotel and lodging businesses for their loss of income, either due to the government’s shutdown order or their owner’s decision to close down during the current…

  • Business

    Chevrolet Thailand says ‘no’ to compensation demands for cars sold before discounts were announced

    Yesterday, a group of Chevrolet car buyers submitted a letter to Chevrolet Sales (Thailand) at the company national HQ at Rasa Tower, in Bangkok’s northern suburbs. They were demanding the company should compensate them for having bought their cars at full price, just before Chevrolet announced it was pulling out of manufacturing cars in Thailand. Specifically they were complaining about…

  • North East

    Prayut visits Korat, offers compensation to shooting victims, families

    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to Korat, in the northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province, scene of the shooting rampage earlier this month that left 30 dead and 58 wounded. He met with people and families affected by the massacre and offered compensation totalling tens of millions of baht. He and accompanying ministers met locals after praying for peace at the…

  • Crime

    Convicted human traffickers ignore 99% of court orders in Thailand

    Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to pay compensation to victims in more than the 99% of convicted cases in recent years. The flouting of the court orders is fuelling fears that many survivors could be victimised again. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than $4.3 million for damages caused in about 1,335 cases…

  • Environment

    Suvarnabhumi villagers still chasing compensation from government after 13 years

    PHOTO: Khaosod Villagers living next to Suvarnabhumi Airport have filed a complaint about the noise from the planes. The villagers say they have been suffering from the airport noise for years since the construction of Suvarnabhumi (it opened in September 2006). Leader of the Dinui Yiddee Muslim Community, Saenee Kamsawat, says they are in the process of filing an official…

  • Weather

    Thai PM insists government flood victims aren’t being ignored

    PHOTO: A dog tries to keep dry on a flooded street in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani – Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn – AFP Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he attaches great importance to relief operations designed to alleviate the suffering of flood victims and the government has procedures to compensate them. A government spokeswoman Naruemol Pinyosinwat was taken aback…

  • Politics

    Thai Government fails to properly address flood victims – Thanathorn

    FILE PHOTO Embattled Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has slammed the government for its handling of the current flood situation in the north-east and central Thailand. Speaking in a panel debate on amendment of the Constitution at Khon Kaen University on Sunday, he said he had visited people in Yasothon and Roi Et provinces in past days. He found…

  • Phuket

    Compensation paid to victims of VIP Condo construction site collapse in Phuket

    “Kraichitti Chensappakit, assistant MD of the project owner VIP Thailand, expressed sympathy and said the company will provide assistance to the affected workers.” The Labour Ministry has provided monetary assistance to the families of the three Burmese migrant workers killed and the eight others wounded from the collapse of a scaffolding at the VIP condominium construction site in Rawai on…

  • Laos

    A year after the Laos dam collapse homeless survivors wait for help

    PHOTO: World Rainforest Movement A year ago, a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydroelectric project in southern Laos collapsed under pressure of rising monsoon waters, sending floods downstream and killing over 70 people, though the official toll is lower. 12 months on, thousands are still waiting in temporary camps in the impoverished state. A report by International Rivers…

  • Bangkok

    Allegedly negligent bus driver fined 5,000 baht, six dead get 30K compensation

    Daily news has reported on the aftermath of a tour bus that crashed in Pathum Thani over the weekend. Pathum Thani is the province neighboring Bangkok to the west. As relatives of the six dead came to collect the bodies of their loved ones at Thammasat Chalermprakiat Hospital news arrived that the Department of Land Transport was likely to fine…