60-day visa-free travel to Thailand for Malaysians

Malaysians are among those allowed to visit Thailand without a visa for 60 days from today, in a major move by Bangkok to boost tourism.

The previous visa-free period is 30 days. Thai government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke said the agency has approved a number of visa relaxation measures to boost tourism, including visa waivers, expanding the visa entry list and introducing new visa types.

Starting today, he said, visitors from 93 countries, including Malaysia, can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 60 days, from 57 days. 31 of 19. For digital nomads seeking a long-term stay and remote work in Thailand, visa validity has been extended from 60 days to five years, with each stay up to 180 days.

Other measures include allowing foreign university students to stay for one year after graduation, as well as a sabbatical cover for foreign retirees to stay longer, Bernama reported. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand,

the country welcomed more than 14.32 million tourists last week and aims to attract at least 35 million foreign visitors this year. .

The Minister of investment, trade and company, Teni Zefrul Arziz, companies have Israel’s accusers in harmony with Malaysia (Mahb) airport.

The criticism of the resolution oppresses black and exercise Mahb Privateization by world partners (GIP BlackRock is acquiring GIP in a multi-billion dollar deal completed earlier this year.

They say that although GIP and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia) will only hold 30% in MAHB through its merger with Khazanah Nasional Bhd and EPF, this will allow BlackRock to enter into the management and control of 39 airports in Malaysia. The critics accused BlackRock, a New York City-based investment firm, of “profiting from genocide” through its stake in a US defense company that allegedly manufactures weapons used by Israel.

However, Tengku Zafrul emphasized that BlackRock is a non-Israeli listed company. He pointed out that wealth funds from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar also hold shares in BlackRock.

He also revealed that BlackRock is one of the shareholders of Apple. “All of you who own Apple (products), if you really want them, you shouldn’t use them. Who is the largest shareholder of WhatsApp? Who is the largest shareholder of Facebook?

“So where do we draw the line? As a prediction, where do we draw the line?” he said during the Madani Economy Townhall at Universiti Malaya today, when he was asked to clarify the MAHB privatization deal.

Tengku Zafrul said it was important for the government to explain the value of the agreement, “and I think they have done that”. “But, of course, maybe we can do more. For me, we need to look at this issue carefully,” he said.

Khazanah had previously agreed that GIP, as a partner, would not participate in the management of MAHB once the deal was completed. Several Perikatan Nasional leaders, including Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal and Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden, urged Putrajaya to suspend the sale of MAHB shares to GIP.

Former DAP MP Ong Kian Ming also called on the government, Khazanah and EPF to hold a press conference and explain the deal as soon as possible rather than giving the opposition a chance to “handle the issue” in the next parliamentary session.

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