Tag Archives: Thailand

Thailand – Holders of the ‘poor man’s debit card’ can ride subway from next month

By | June 14, 2018

Holders of state welfare smartcards will be allowed to use them to pay for subway fares starting late next month. Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said on Thursday that holders of the welfare cards, dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, can register with the MRT to use the subway service from July 6 to… Read More »

Thailand – ‘Poor’s debit card’ will soon work on QR-code payment system, says Commerce Minister

By | June 11, 2018

Lower-income people will be able to use their electronic welfare cards to buy goods from shops that support the QR-code payment system starting next month, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Monday. Holders of the state welfare chip cards, which are dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, have complained that not enough of the so-called blue-flag shops have… Read More »

IDEMIA Provides Its Subscription Management to TrueMove H in Thailand to Activate the First eSIM Connected Watch in the Country

By | June 7, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first eSIM connected watch is now available in Thailand, thanks to a launch from TrueMove H. Based on IDEMIA subscription management, or remote SIM provisioning, the technology allows to remotely connect the embedded SIM of the smart watch to TrueMove H without the need to insert a physical SIM card. Indeed, it is a secure… Read More »

CardLab and Thai British Secure Printing, TBSP forms strong alliance for future high security cards.

By | March 6, 2018

CardLab is very proud to announce that we on February 22nd 2018 have entered into a long term strategic agreement with Thai British Secure Printing, TBSP in Thailand securing CardLab technologies will be available in card products from TBSP. The agreement means that TBSP have obtained a license to all CardLab technologies and in short time will start to… Read More »

Keeping track of foreigners in Thailand – new e-passport data to be used

By | February 14, 2018

The Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry have been instructed to speed up the implementation of a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the Kingdom. The order was given by Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan when he chaired the meeting of the fifth government committee in charge of bureaucratic reforms at Government House. “The single platform… Read More »

Seamless Thailand 2018

By | February 5, 2018

Seamless Thailand conference to address essential trends transforming payments, retail and e-commerce industries in Thailand.  With a US$2.9 billion e-commerce market expected to grow at an annual rate of 15.9% through until at least 2021, a new national electronic payment system with 18 million users already and a recovering retail sector with 2.6% annual growth, Thailand is an… Read More »

Thailand – Over 20 Chinese arrested for having forged Thai ID cards

By | December 30, 2017

The arrest of these Chinese men and women followed the arrest of a Thai state employee of the Ladluang Municipality in Phra Pradaeng, Ms Pilaiporn Phoothong, for preparing fake documents to apply ID cards for these Chinese people. She could help to issue Thai ID cards with Thai names and family names for 29 Chinese, thus enabling them… Read More »

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) to Further Protect Thai Passports

By | September 12, 2017

Sydney, Sep 12, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) – Brand Protection and Customer Connection solutions company YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) is pleased to announce it will supply the Government of Thailand with security paper for the new Thai Passport.  The passport is an e-passport and around 10,000 applications for new Thai Passports are received each day. This particular order… Read More »

Thailand – DLT issues smart driving licenses

By | September 7, 2017

BANGKOK – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is issuing new driving licenses encoded with QR code with an aim to promote road safety. DLT Director-General Sanit Promwong revealed that the DLT wanted to raise the quality of driving licenses to a global standard. The QR code is added to the card to prevent counterfeiting. This technology will… Read More »

Thailand – Smart ID cards for monks & temple auditing

By | July 6, 2017

The government has raised a proposal for monks to have smart cards that show their backgrounds to enable scrutiny of monks by authorities. The smart card plan is part of the government’s attempt to address a series of temple scandals, mostly involving monks who had sought monetary benefits from the temples. WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE ON A MONK’S ID CARD? The smart ID cards for monks… Read More »

Thailand – New KBank JCB Credit Card for Japan Enthusiasts and Travelers

By | June 20, 2017

TOKYO, June 20, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – KBank and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have introduced the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. A wide range of attractive privileges are offered, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, KBank… Read More »

Thailand – Don says e-passport stock won’t run out

By | March 3, 2017

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. “We have… Read More »

Thailand – Foreign Ministry reassures on issuance of e-passports as deadline looms

By | March 2, 2017

March 02, 2017 THE ISSUANCE of e-passports for Thai citizens will continue as usual, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday after reports that passports would be unavailable within three days after the contract with a consortium of outsourcing companies expires. Two years ago, the ministry signed a contract with the outsourcing companies to issue passports, stipulating that the company… Read More »