According to The Nation, the Department of Employment is set to loosen the restrictions prohibiting foreigners from obtaining work permits for ‘Thai only’ jobs.

Director Waranont Pitiwan said that Thai people are becoming less interested in these jobs, and therefore they should be opened up to foreigners. Next week, he’s holding a meeting with representatives from various industries, including restaurant, tourism and construction, to discuss possible changes to legislation.

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Currently, 39 jobs are reserved for Thai nationals only. These include hairdressing, tour guiding, clerical work, and farming.

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According to Kansas City News, a man who was thought to be missing for eight months has been found dead in his truck after extensive searches.

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Randy Potter, a 53-year old T-Mobile manager, hadn’t been seen since leaving his home on January 17th. His body was found in his truck, which had been sitting in the parking lot at Kansas City International Airport since January.

His family has been constantly searching, even hiring a private investigator to help, but it wasn’t until police responded to reports of a foul odor coming from the truck that his body was finally discovered.

Mr. Potter’s family is now searching for answers to why it took so long for him to be found, despite the fact that they had contacted airport authorities within a week of his disappearance.

It’s thought that his death was a suicide.

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Kratom Stash Worth 300,000 baht Siezed in Hat Yai

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According to the Phuket Gazette,  Hat Yai police seized 200 kilograms of kratom worth around 300,000 baht on Monday. Police raided the home of 32-year old Anek Rattanapan after receiving a tip off, and subsequently arrested him. Thailand criminal defense lawyers have decades of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients. Kratom is classified as an illegal […]

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