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It gets worse! Thailand Intervac website taken offline after data leak

 

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Just when you thought the process for foreigners in Thailand to register for a COVID-19 vaccine online could not get any more shambolic, the website used for registrations was abruptly taken offline on Monday due a purported data breach.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220466-it-gets-worse-thailand-intervac-website-taken-offline-after-data-leak/

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Expats registering for vaccines: Impossible task takes another depressing twist

 

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For many expats in Thailand, registering online for a COVID-19 vaccine is an impossible task, with what is now an ongoing debacle taking another depressing twist on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220454-expats-registering-for-vaccines-impossible-task-takes-another-depressing-twist/

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Thai PM vows to complete his term in office despite daily calls for his resignation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told senators today (Monday) that he will stay in office until the end of his four-year term, even though he faces calls for his removal on daily basis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220501-thai-pm-vows-to-complete-his-term-in-office-despite-daily-calls-for-his-resignation/

 

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Human trials of first Thai developed COVID-19 vaccine begins Monday

 

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Human trials of the first Thai COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Chula Vaccine Research Centre (CVRC) at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, began today (Monday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220502-human-trials-of-first-thai-developed-covid-19-vaccine-begins-monday/

 

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Nearly 7,000 organisations apply for Sinopharm vaccine on first day of registration

 

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Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)

 

6,938 public, private and civil organisations registered for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for more than 3.18 million people on Monday, the first day of online registration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220503-nearly-7000-organisations-apply-for-sinopharm-vaccine-on-first-day-of-registration/

 

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Phuket property sector will take time to recover: experts

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Phuket’s property sector is not likely to benefit until later this year from the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ July 1 reopening of the island to receiving vaccinated international arrivals, but the move will open the door to the island’s real estate market to recover in the long term, local property experts have predicted.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220504-phuket-property-sector-will-take-time-to-recover-experts/

 

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Prime Minister Declares Illegal Drugs Suppression to be on the Urgent National Agenda

By Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared drugs suppression to be an urgent national agenda item.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220505-prime-minister-declares-illegal-drugs-suppression-to-be-on-the-urgent-national-agenda/

 

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Reinvestigation of Red Bull heir Vorayut “Boss” Yoovidhya’s hit-and-run case continues, Thai anti-corruption spokesperson says today

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Bangkok – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) proceeded with the reinvestigation of Red Bull heir Vorayut “Boss” Yoovidhya’s hit-and-run case, a NACC spokesperson reported today, June 14th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220508-reinvestigation-of-red-bull-heir-vorayut-“boss” yoovidhya’s-hit-and-run-case-continues-thai-anti-corruption-spokesperson-says-today/

 

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Bell rings for new school term

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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THAILAND (NNT) - The new academic year finally begins as schools across the country reopens with strict COVID-19 measures implemented. Students in high-risk provinces will have to resort to online learning for now, as campuses remain off-limit due to the risk of transmission.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220510-bell-rings-for-new-school-term/

 

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Thailand reports 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths

 

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File photo: A healthcare worker administers coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination for a Buddhist monk at a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

Thailand on Tuesday (June 15) reported 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220518-thailand-reports-3000 new-covid-19-cases-19-more-deaths/

 

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Government in race against time after Delta variant shown to be more severe, more transmissible

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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Thailand’s government is now in a race against time to fully vaccinate its population after the Delta variant of Covid-19 is shown to be more transmissible and more deadly in a new study.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220520-government-in-race-against-time-after-delta-variant-shown-to-be-more-severe-more-transmissible/

 

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Three million people from nearly 7,000 organisations register for "Sinopharm" at Chulabhorn 

 

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Daily News reported on the first day of registration for Sinopharm Vaccine at Chulabhorn Royal Academy in northern Bangkok yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220503-nearly-7000-organisations-apply-for-sinopharm-vaccine-on-first-day-of-registration/?do=findComment&comment=16565678

 

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Bangkok opens vaccination registration for elderly population amid widespread delays

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now opening vaccination registration for its elderly population via the Mor Prom app, amid widespread indefinite postponements of appointments this week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220546-bangkok-opens-vaccination-registration-for-elderly-population-amid-widespread-delays/

 

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Failure to quickly vaccinate 450,000 people could see Pattaya high season delayed until OCT 2022

 

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The acting head of the Chonburi Tourist Business Association told the Thai media that he will be visiting with Thailand's tourism minister next week to discuss plans for "Pattaya Move On" - the latest buzzwords for the reopening of the resort to foreign tourism. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220547-failure-to-quickly-vaccinate-450000-people-could-see-pattaya-high-season-delayed-until-oct-2022/

 

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Lamppostgate! : Regulators to investigate corruption scandal estimated at ONE BILLION baht

 

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Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is moving the investigation in the scandal becoming known as "Lamppostgate" nationwide. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220549-lamppostgate-regulators-to-investigate-corruption-scandal-estimated-at-one-billion-baht/

 

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Thais illegally shooting sharks under investigation in Krabi

 

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Sanook reported that the chief of the Krabi police Pol Col Jaturawit Khachanuam had ordered the local water police to investigate after posts on TikTok and Facebook.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220555-thais-illegally-shooting-sharks-under-investigation-in-krabi/

 

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Joggers resume their routine this morning as Bangkok parks reopen

 

 

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As Bangkok’s parks have reopened, many joggers were able to resume their outdoor exercise routine for the first time this morning (Tuesday), following some confusion yesterday that saw many parks remaining closed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220557-joggers-resume-their-routine-this-morning-as-bangkok-parks-reopen/

 

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Online teacher chef was cooking up a con - many lost millions in face mask scam

 

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Police from the crime suppression division caught up with a woman called Sasinada Wechpracha outside a convenience store in Waeng Yai sub-district of Khon Kaen in Thailand's north east yesterday, reported Daily News

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220562-online-teacher-chef-was-cooking-up-a-con-many-lost-millions-in-face-mask-scam/

 

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Phuket drug mule arrested with 2kg of ‘ice’, more than 5,000 meth pills

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Border Patrol Police have arrested a man who was found in possession of nearly two kilogrammes of crystal meth (ya ice) and more than 5,500 pills of methamphetamine (ya bah) after making a drop-off in front of the Premium Outlet store on the bypass road.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220564-phuket-drug-mule-arrested-with-2kg-of-‘ice’-more-than-5000-meth-pills/

 

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100 neglected cats rescued from elderly owner in Bangkok

 

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An official from World Animal Protection Thailand stepped into help after complaints about an old woman and another person keeping more than 100 cats in cages at three townhouses in Thanyaburi, north of Bangkok. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220567-100-neglected-cats-rescued-from-elderly-owner-in-bangkok/

 

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Indonesian fisherman rescued by Phuket fishing boat after nine days adrift

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: An Indonesian fisherman was rescued by a local fishing boat and taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town on Sunday (June 13) after he was adrift at sea in a small boat for nine days after his boat engine failed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1220573-indonesian-fisherman-rescued-by-phuket-fishing-boat-after-nine-days-adrift/

 

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