About SoClaimon

สุทิน คล้ายมนต์; Sootin Claimon; สอ คล้ายมนต์; SoClaimon; Bangkok Thailand; KU23,1963; NCSU USA,1974; SoilFertilizer; ชมรมดินปุ๋ยบนเว็บ; ทำบล็อกแรก วันที่ 26 กันยายน 2552 เวลา 17.48 น.

Thai Startup “Fourgle” Secures Seed Funding, will Launch at Year’s End #SootinClaimon.Com

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Fourgle is a vertical social community platform that offers a safe space for sharing data as well as for gathering information about specific interests.

Thai startup, “Fourgle”, has underscored its potential by securing seed funding of USD 1 million to further the development of its innovative community platform. Connecting influencers, entrepreneurs and brands with the same interests, Fourgle will launch its flagship community CookKlick, a cooking and baking community, this year.

Dr. Anuchit Anuchitanukul, CEO and founder of Fourgle (Thailand) Co., Ltd., shared that, “We began developing Fourgle in early 2021 using our core big data and machine-learning technologies to create a vertical social community. The application has been well received to date and we have secured USD 1 million seed funding from angel investors, valuing the company at 400 million baht.”

“The impact of Covid-19 has caused a change in consumer behaviour. People increasingly communicate and share their stories and experiences online,” commented Dr. Anuchit. “People have created online spaces to exchange thoughts and ideas, which has led to the creation of more online communities. We have noticed that information in these communities is in depth and shared in detail. We see that lots of this content is valuable, divergent and can influence lifestyles and businesses. This can be used to propel decision-making, establish trends, create greater understanding, provide knowledge, help with branding and stimulate related-businesses.”

Thai Startup “Fourgle” Secures Seed Funding, will Launch at Year’s EndThai Startup “Fourgle” Secures Seed Funding, will Launch at Year’s End

Fourgle is a vertical social community platform that offers a safe space for sharing data as well as for gathering information about specific interests. Apart from enabling people to connect with the world through a variety of in-app features, the platform also allows users to exchange ideas and links users to new experiences as they can easily search for related information or stories aligned with their interests. Above all, users can monetize the content they create in these communities.

The Fourgle application will kick-off with a community for those who love food and baking called CookKlick. Through inquiries and topic-specific information, as well as providing a space for idea exchange, a knowledge source and recipes, CookKlick will act as an intermediary bringing the community closer together. CookKlick will enable users to share information, create content and access news updates. From amateur reviewers to influencers, entrepreneurs and brands, CookKlick will be a channel for connecting people with the same passions.

Fourgle will launch the Fourgle application in December of 2021 and future expansion plans include creating more and different communities.

Fourgle sees community platforms as an opportunity to meet the needs of the New Gen lifestyle as well as supporting business groups that are seeking a more secure way of sharing reliable information with communities. The development of the Fourgle platform is a collaboration between influencers of these communities and the Fourgle founder team, who are experienced in founding startups in both Thailand and Silicon Valley.

“We are determined to make Fourgle an extremely useful and practical platform and aim to raise Series A funding by the end of 2022 to further advance the platform’s potential and expand its services abroad,” added Dr. Anuchit.

Published : October 18, 2021

New guidelines issued to further protect credit, debit cardholders #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) and Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) came up with a new guideline on Monday to further protect credit and debit cardholders. This was in response to inexplicable deductions showing up in many accounts over the weekend.

Ajoint statement said the scammers randomly used credit and debit card data to pay for goods and services from businesses registered overseas. These transactions did not require one-time password (OTP) verification.

“Since the beginning of October, the data of 10,700 credit and debit cards had been stolen to make such transactions, though mostly debit cards were used over the past weekend,” the statement said. “Frequent transactions were made using small amounts.”

BOT and TBA have launched the following guidelines to deal with such scams:

• The bank will freeze the card and contact account holders immediately if it spots irregularly frequent transactions involving small amounts, especially with overseas businesses.

• The customer will be notified of all transactions via different channels, including mobile banking, email and SMS.

• Debit cardholders affected by scams will be refunded within five working days, while credit cardholders will not have to pay either the amount or interest incurred by irregular transactions.

• The central bank and TBA will encourage credit and debit card issuers like Visa and Mastercard to apply additional verification tools such as OTP every time a card is used, especially if it is used online.

The statement said people who spot irregular transactions can have their cards suspended or credit line changed via the card issuer’s smartphone application or by contacting the call centre.

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It also advised people to check their transactions regularly and be careful when registering their debit cards on risky platforms such as online games or websites that do not require verification.

“BOT and financial institutions will next coordinate with related agencies to boost efficiency in tracking irregular transactions,” the statement added.

Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION

Bangkok surpasses aim to have 70% of population double-jabbed before Nov 1 reopening #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced on Tuesday that 5,437,553 Bangkokians or more than 70 per cent of the city’s population have been double jabbed.

It also said that 80,303 jabs had been administered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total doses used in the capital to 14,101,289 since the vaccination drive kicked off in February.

Of the over 14 million doses administered, 8,132,826 are first jabs, 5,437,553 second jabs and 530,910 third jabs or booster shots.

The BMA’s target was to have 70 per cent of its adult population double-jabbed to build herd immunity before the city reopens to foreigners on November 1.

Based on the latest civil registration records, Bangkok has 7,699,174 residents above the age of 18, and with 5,437,553 people double-jabbed, it has surpassed its target by 48,132.

Bangkok will join 14 other provinces in the pilot phase of reopening Thailand to foreign tourists. The other provinces are Samut Prakan, Krabi, Phang Nga, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Chonburi, Ranong, Chiang Mai, Loei, Buri Ram, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Rayong and Trat. However, some provinces are only opening destinations popular with tourists.

Under the plan, visitors travelling by air from low-risk countries will not have to quarantine but must prove they have received both jabs of an approved Covid-19 vaccine as well as produce a negative RT-PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before flying.

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Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION

Alleged graft over Phutthamonthon Foundation leads to arrest of 4 suspects #SootinClaimon.Com

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Four suspects were tracked down and detained in Chanthaburi province on Tuesday morning as part of the “Chanthaboon” operation.

The team nabbed the chief of Chanthaburi’s provincial administrative organisation (PAO), Soi Dao district’s temple chief and two accomplices over alleged corruption in relation to the funding of Phutthamonthon Foundation.

At 6am on Tuesday, officials from Central Investigation Bureau and the Public-Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) along with some 100 police officers raided nine locations in the province to hunt down the suspects.

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The operation resulted in the arrest of Chanthaburi PAO chief Thanaphon Kitkan, Wat Suthiwaree abbot Phra Khru Plad Natdanai, the foundation’s director Phuwanat Bamrungphan and Ketsiam Ruamdee, a managing partner of Siam Chang Burapha Construction Company.

The team also seized assets and related documents in the raid.

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The case surfaced when Thanaphon approved a 30-million-baht budget for the construction of the foundation’s office in 2011-2012. He then hired Siam Chang Burapha Construction Company for 12.74 million baht. However, instead of returning the remaining funds to PAO, Thanaphon pocketed the 17.26 million baht and had Phuwanat produce a false construction contract. The abbot and the construction firm’s partner were also linked to the wrongdoing.

Initial examination also showed that the foundation had received up to 106 million baht from PAO between 2009 and 2013. An investigation is ongoing.

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Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION

Pfizer may replace Sinovac once stocks finish, says DDC chief #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Monday that Thailand will stop administering Sinovac once stocks finish next week.

Thailand has been providing the Sinovac-AstraZeneca cocktail of jabs to give people a higher immunity against Covid-19.

“Once we are out of Sinovac, we will consider giving an AstraZeneca-Pfizer cocktail instead,” DDC chief Dr Opas Karnkawinpong said. “Stay tuned for an official announcement.”

Thailand had imported 12 million Sinovac from China in September and October.

Opas also said that the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will announce detailed measures for tourists allowed to enter Thailand without having to quarantine from November 1 onwards.

“I believe the list of more than 20 low-risk countries will be officially announced soon, including the regulations tourism operators need to observe as they prepare for the reopening,” he said.

Under the plan, Thailand will welcome visitors travelling by air from countries have that a low level of Covid-19 infections. Though the tourists will not have to quarantine, they must prove they have received both jabs of an approved Covid-19 vaccine as well as produce a negative RT-PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before flying.

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Published : October 19, 2021

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Thailand’s pet food exports jump by 31% thanks to new work-from-home culture #SootinClaimon.Com

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The export of pet food in the first three quarters of the year soared by 31 per cent, indicating that Thailand will soon become the world’s third-largest pet food exporter, the Department of Livestock Development said on Monday.

Director-general Sorawit Thanito said the pet business has been growing because people are spending more time at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the overall export of pet food from January to September had jumped by 31 per cent compared to the same period last year. In the first nine months of 2021, Thailand exported 525,966 tonnes of pet food worth more than 40.5 billion baht.

Sorawit said canned food was the most popular, accounting for 55 per cent of the total pet food export, followed by pellet food at 41 per cent. The biggest importers are the US, Malaysia and the Philippines.

“Pet food exports should reach approximately 48 billion baht by the end of the year as our trading partners have confidence in our products. The new normal brought on by the pandemic has given us the opportunity to become the world’s third-largest pet food exporter after Germany and the US,” he said.

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Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION

‘Digital Health Pass’ to soon replace vaccine passports in Thailand #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Public Health Ministry has announced that people will be able to use the “Digital Health Pass”, which is built into the “MorPhrom” app, as a vaccine passport once the country reopens.

Permanent-secretary Kiatiphum Wongrajit said on Monday that the app will provide three key pieces of Covid-related information, namely:

Vaccination history: Vaccination units nationwide will upload information and the app of double-jabbed users will display the word “vaccinated”.

Test results: Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other organisations registered with “MorPhrom” will upload the results of RT-PCR and ATK tests.

Infection history: Doctors will upload information of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

Kiatiphum added that the application will display users’ basic information, but those requiring more details can scan the QR Code. The new version will have an improved security system, with the user’s private information hidden behind a toggle. Blockchain technology will be employed in this case.

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The digital pass was previously used for domestic flights.

Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION

Bangkok sets up panel to support city reopening #SootinClaimon.Com

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Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Monday (October 18) signed an order to establish the Committee to Support the Reopening of Bangkok to Foreign Tourists to prepare for the official reopening next month.

From November 1 onward, Bangkok will welcome foreign visitors from countries with low level of Covid-19 infections without having to quarantine, provided that they have been fully vaccinated and tested negative via RT-PCR method.

The panel will be joined by representatives from each district office, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration Office and Airports of Thailand. It will also comprise of advisors from Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand, Federation of Thai Industries, Thai Hotels Association and Thai Retailer Association.

The panel will operate from a newly established command centre at Bangkok City Hall 2 in Din Daeng district.

The governor also said that Bangkok currently has 3,307 hotels that are certified under SHA (Safety and Health Administration) standard and 352 hotels that passed the SHA+ standard. These hotels will provide accommodation for foreign visitors while they are waiting for the RT-PCR test result.

“As for the vaccination rate in Bangkok, about 69.77 per cent of total population have been inoculated with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine. We believe that we will achieve the target of 70 per cent soon,” he added.

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Published : October 19, 2021

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93 guests arrested as police raid music bar in Bangkok #SootinClaimon.Com

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Police raided “Tapas Music Bar” on Rama I Road of Bangkok’s Pathumwan district at 10pm on Monday following a tip-off that the bar was allegedly serving alcoholic drinks in defiance of disease-control orders during the state of emergency.

Police found 93 guests, 29 males and 64 females, drinking alcoholic beverages while not maintaining social distancing practice, which is a requirement for restaurants under the order of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

After being tested for Covid-19, they were charged with violating the emergency decree and Communicable Diseases Act. The bar owner was also charged with selling alcoholic beverages during prohibited time.

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93 guests arrested as police raid music bar in Bangkok93 guests arrested as police raid music bar in Bangkok

Pol. Col. Phansa Amaraphitak, chief of Pathumwan Police Station said that locals have filed a complaint on October 16 that the bar could be violating disease control measures and could be a hotspot for Covid-19 spreading.

“Police officers visited the bar on October 17 and warned the owner to strictly follow the regulations, but the bar still continues to open while serving alcoholic drinks and ignoring disease control measures, which has led to the raid on Monday’s night,” he said.

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Published : October 19, 2021

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Thailand recorded 9,122 Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths on Tuesday. #SootinClaimon.Com

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Ministry of Public Health reported on Tuesday (October 19) morning that in the past 24 hours there are 9,122 new patients who tested positive for Covid-19.

Death toll increased by 71, while 10,731 patients were cured and allowed to leave hospitals.

The country’s total caseload from Covid-19 stands at 1,802,934 – 1,678,981 of whom have recovered, 105,546 are still in hospitals and 18,407 have died.

Separately, another 452,368 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, 431,949 their second shot and 30,210 a booster, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 66,592,321.

According to Worldometer, confirmed cases globally had risen to 241.9 million on Tuesday, 219.24 million of whom have recovered, 17.74 million are active cases (78,505 in severe condition) and 4.92 million have died (up by 4,856).

Thailand ranks 24th in the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 45.90 million, followed by India with 34.09 million, Brazil with 21.65 million, the UK with 8.5 million and Russia with 8.03 million.

Published : October 19, 2021

By : THE NATION