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  1. Kalim Beach restaurant fined for obstructing traffic By The Phuket News Photo: Patong Police Station Facebook PHUKET: A restaurant in Kalim Beach has been fined after being found guilty by police of obstructing traffic by placing a series of traffic cones in a public parking lot. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241170-kalim-beach-restaurant-fined-for-obstructing-traffic/
  2. Photo: Patong Police Station Facebook By The Phuket News PHUKET: A restaurant in Kalim Beach has been fined after being found guilty by police of obstructing traffic by placing a series of traffic cones in a public parking lot. Attention was brought to the issue following a slew of complaints on various social media platforms that the restaurant, Mermaid de Sea Phuket, had illegally blocked off areas in front of its premises using the cones and that numerous cars, believed to be those of customers, had parked irresponsbily as a result, blocking traffic flow.
  3. Thailand’s feminist, LGBTQ+ and pro-democracy groups held exhibitions at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok (Sunday), in support of their joint campaign seeking equal rights for all genders. Those attending the event were invited to sign up in support for their attempt to amend Section 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code regarding marriage, which states that a marriage is between a man and a woman who are at least 17 years old. The groups, in particular LGBTQ+, are demanding legalisation for and recognition of same-sex marriage, after the Constitutional Court ruled
  4. 2021 Red Cross Fair to be held online from December 14-17 By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai Red Cross Society will be holding the 2021 Red Cross Fair online, under the concept of creating joy through fun experiences. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241168-2021-red-cross-fair-to-be-held-online-from-december-14-17/
  5. By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai Red Cross Society will be holding the 2021 Red Cross Fair online, under the concept of creating joy through fun experiences. Thai Red Cross Society Secretary-General Tej Bunnag said the 2021 Red Cross Fair will be held online from December 14 to 17, at the website www.งานกาชาด.com, from 1 pm on each day. Thais are invited to shop for Red Cross Fair items while experiencing the fair’s musical show theme via online user avatars. The enhanced experience for virtual fair visitors is also expected to allow people to better access
  6. Thailand holding tourism and travel exhibition to boost economy By Woraprat Lerpaisal BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is playing host to the 60th Thai Teaw Thai Fair to boost tourism following the country’s reopening. The event features limited offers and promotions from various travel agents. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241167-thailand-holding-tourism-and-travel-exhibition-to-boost-economy/
  7. By Woraprat Lerpaisal BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is playing host to the 60th Thai Teaw Thai Fair to boost tourism following the country’s reopening. The event features limited offers and promotions from various travel agents. The Thai Teaw Thai Fair is being held at Bitec Bangna Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, between 25 and 28 November. The purpose of the event is to stimulate tourism by promoting must-see destinations in the country, and offering travel deals at an affordable price. The event is Thailand’s biggest annual tourism fair of 2021. It features ove
  8. PM urges everyone to get COVID-19 jabs By Tanakorn Sangiam BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government is now pursuing its goal to give out 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year. The Prime Minister is encouraging unvaccinated people to get their jabs so that normalcy can return. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241166-pm-urges-everyone-to-get-covid-19-jabs/
  9. By Tanakorn Sangiam BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government is now pursuing its goal to give out 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year. The Prime Minister is encouraging unvaccinated people to get their jabs so that normalcy can return. Thai health authorities will launch a new vaccination campaign to speed up the inoculation drive. This campaign will last until 5 December. The Department of Disease Control expects the country to achieve the 100 million dose target as scheduled. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered provincia
  10. Siriraj Hospital cautions against renewed Covid outbreaks in December after resurgence in Europe By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - Europe is now experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, notably in Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In Thailand, respected public health figures are also expressing concerns about a potential resurgence of outbreaks in December amidst cooler weather and increased movement of people. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241165-siriraj-hospital-cautions-against-renewed-covid-outbreaks-in-de
  11. By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - Europe is now experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, notably in Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In Thailand, respected public health figures are also expressing concerns about a potential resurgence of outbreaks in December amidst cooler weather and increased movement of people. Prof. Prasit Watanapa, the dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, explained that the World Health Organization is highly concerned about the spread of Covid in Europe at the moment and warned that 500,000 deaths c
  12. LGBTQ+ groups and supporters rally in Bangkok to demand equal rights Thailand’s feminist, LGBTQ+ and pro-democracy groups held exhibitions at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok (Sunday), in support of their joint campaign seeking equal rights for all genders. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241169-lgbtq-groups-and-supporters-rally-in-bangkok-to-demand-equal-rights/
  13. Has Prayut’s order as junta chief put Thailand on gold miner’s chopping block? New developments in negotiations between the Thai government and mining company Kingsgate Consolidated have left the public worried that Thailand will either have to pay billions of baht in compensation or leave many of its residents struggling with adverse health and environmental impacts. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241164-has-prayut’s-order-as-junta-chief-put-thailand-on-gold-miner’s-chopping-block/
  14. New developments in negotiations between the Thai government and mining company Kingsgate Consolidated have left the public worried that Thailand will either have to pay billions of baht in compensation or leave many of its residents struggling with adverse health and environmental impacts. Australia-based Kingsgate filed a complaint against the Thai government with an arbitral tribunal in Singapore. The company claims that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha violated the Thailand-Australia free-trade agreement when he ordered the January 1, 2017 closure of its Chatree gold mine. Pray
  15. to continue: Thailand Live Monday 29 Nov 2021 https://aseannow.com/topic/1241163-thailand-live-monday-29-nov-2021/
  16. Airlines notified of Thailand’s restrictions on travellers from 8 African countries The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has notified all airlines about the Thai government’s travel restrictions, including the entry ban on travellers from eight African countries now facing, or at risk of facing, the spread of the new coronavirus variant, known as Omicron. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241161-airlines-notified-of-thailand’s-restrictions-on-travellers-from-8-african-countries/
  17. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has notified all airlines about the Thai government’s travel restrictions, including the entry ban on travellers from eight African countries now facing, or at risk of facing, the spread of the new coronavirus variant, known as Omicron. The countries are Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Omicron infections have also been detected in Hong Kong, Israel, Belgium and, most recently, in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. Discover Cigna’s ran
  18. Thailand’s English proficiency plummets: Survey File photo for reference only Thailand’s English proficiency is among the worst in ASEAN, according to a new study. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241066-thailand’s-english-proficiency-plummets-survey/
  19. File photo for reference only Thailand’s English proficiency is among the worst in ASEAN, according to a new study. The annual English Proficiency Index released earlier this month by international language education company, EF Education First, ranked Thailand in just 100th place, out of 112 countries included in the index. The index, which is based on the results of English tests taken among 2.0 million adults in 112 countries, saw Thailand score a total of 419 out of 800, giving it a ranking of ‘very low proficiency’. Thailand’s score shows a
  20. What’s at stake in Thailand’s nationwide local elections on Sunday The first nationwide elections of all 5,300 sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) since the 2014 military coup take place this Sunday (Nov 28). Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241060-what’s-at-stake-in-thailand’s-nationwide-local-elections-on-sunday/
  21. The first nationwide elections of all 5,300 sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) since the 2014 military coup take place this Sunday (Nov 28). This will be the first election in eight to 10 years for many SAOs, with their last vote held at least a year before the coup. The post-coup junta suspended all political activity, meaning elected chief executives of local administrations remained in their posts long after their four-year terms ended. Sunday will see the third nationwide election of local administrative organizations since the junta’s ban o
  22. Thailand pledges commitment to democracy, despite without invite to U.S. democracy summit By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the lack of invitation for Thailand to attend the Summit for Democracy hosted by the United States will not affect the country, stressing that the Kingdom will remain committed to democratic values and human rights. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241058-thailand-pledges-commitment-to-democracy-despite-without-invite-to-us-democracy-summit/
  23. By Namo Vananupong BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the lack of invitation for Thailand to attend the Summit for Democracy hosted by the United States will not affect the country, stressing that the Kingdom will remain committed to democratic values and human rights. In a brief statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesman Tanee Sangrat said Thailand is well aware of this gathering hosted by the U.S. President, however, Thailand is not concerned about whether the country would be invited because the decision falls within the sole discretion of t
  24. More vaccination centers now provide mRNA jabs By Tanakorn Sangiam Thai health authorities are now gearing up their effort to achieve the 1 million dose COVID-19 vaccination target through a more proactive approach. The Ministry of Public Health has now increased the availability of mRNA jabs at more vaccination centers, providing easier access to this specific vaccine type for anyone who prefers it. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241057-more-vaccination-centers-now-provide-mrna-jabs/
  25. By Tanakorn Sangiam Thai health authorities are now gearing up their effort to achieve the 1 million dose COVID-19 vaccination target through a more proactive approach. The Ministry of Public Health has now increased the availability of mRNA jabs at more vaccination centers, providing easier access to this specific vaccine type for anyone who prefers it. The Ministry of Public Health is now addressing issues that have slowed down the country’s vaccination uptake, one of which is a preference for the mRNA vaccine. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Publi
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