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Nigerian man, Thai woman arrested in Phuket for B11mn romance scams

 

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Immigration officers raided the house in Srisoonthorn on Tuesday (Sept 28). Photo: Phuket Immigration

 

PHUKET: A Nigerian man and a Thai woman have been arrested in Phuket for their involvement in online ‘romance scams’ that saw their victims swindled out of at least B11 million.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233654-nigerian-man-thai-woman-arrested-in-phuket-for-b11mn-romance-scams/

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Chonburi Governor releases new orders easing restrictions effective from Friday, October 1st

 

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The Chonburi Governor has released new orders through their Public Relations Facebook page this afternoon detailing the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in alignment with recent guidance from the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233652-chonburi-governor-releases-new-orders-easing-restrictions-effective-from-friday-october-1st/

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Intoxicated driver crashes his car into food cart vendors in front of Central Festival in Pattaya

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – An intoxicated driver crashed his car into several food cart vendors on Second road in front of View Talay 6 and Central festival yesterday morning. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233675-intoxicated-driver-crashes-his-car-into-food-cart-vendors-in-front-of-central-festival-in-pattaya/

 

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Thai shopkeepers defenceless against waist-high floodwaters

 

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People ride a boat through a flooded street in Ban Sai village, Ban Mi district in Lopburi province, Thailand, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Business owners in a province in central Thailand have been battling in vain to protect their stores from floodwaters.ain to protect their stores from floodwaters.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233677-thai-shopkeepers-defenceless-against-waist-high-floodwaters/

 

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Foreigner wanted for alleged rape of woman at  Khon Kaen massage shop

 

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Picture: Channel 7

 

Channel 7 national news reported that Muang Khon Kaen police are hunting for a foreigner after a brutal attack on a 45 year old traditional Thai massage worker in the north eastern Thai city.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233704-foreigner-wanted-for-alleged-rape-of-woman-at khon-kaen-massage-shop/

 

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Phuket marks 188 new COVID cases, no new deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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Image: PPHO

 

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 188 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Sept 30) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 11,116.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233705-phuket-marks-188-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

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Thai tourism in a "coma" - confidence at its worst level since records began, says academic

 

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File photo: REUTERS

 

Pakakrong Thepparak an academic at the Mongkhol Sri Wichai technical institute announced the latest figures for confidence of operators in the tourism industry after work with the TAT and Tourism Council.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233707-thai-tourism-in-a-coma-confidence-at-its-worst-level-since-records-began-says-academic/

 

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Stop confusing foreign tourists, tourism chief tells government - and make Covid tests cheaper

 

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Picture: TNA

 

The chairman of Thailand's Tourism Business association said that the delay in reopening much of the country from October 1st to November 1st was further bad news for the sector.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233713-stop-confusing-foreign-tourists-tourism-chief-tells-government-and-make-covid-tests-cheaper/

 

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Food delivery: Survey indicates about half of all riders get 10-15,000 baht a month

 

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Photo by ILO/Alin Sirisaksopit via flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

A survey by Rocket Media lab of 1,136 food delivery riders gave some interesting stats on the fast developing business in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233719-food-delivery-survey-indicates-about-half-of-all-riders-get-10-15000-baht-a-month/

 

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Koh Samui: Russian drug dealer supplying foreigners nabbed - also on Interpol Red Notice

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

A smiling chief of Immigration in Thailand Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang presided over a press conference at Suan phlu HQ to announce the arrest of a Russian man in Koh Samui for dealing drugs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233732-koh-samui-russian-drug-dealer-supplying-foreigners-nabbed-also-on-interpol-red-notice/

 

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Thailand’s National Rugby Sevens team train in Hua Hin 

 

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Thailand’s National Rugby Sevens team have been training at True Arena in Hua Hin ahead of their participation in the Asia Rugby Sevens tournament, which is due to take place in Phuket in November.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233736-thailand’s-national-rugby-sevens-team-train-in-hua-hin/

 

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Immigration nab gang of car thieves operating between Bangkok and Myanmar

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

An immigration press briefing reported on by Naew Na highlighted that it is not just foreigners who come under the IB's beady eye.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233737-immigration-nab-gang-of-car-thieves-operating-between-bangkok-and-myanmar/

 

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AirAsia to launch Phuket - Chiang Mai flights Oct 16

 

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Photo: Thai AirAsia

 

BANGKOK: AirAsia will relaunch its Phuket - Chiang Mai flight service from Oct 16 as it resumes domestic flights to many destinations throughout the country this month.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233757-airasia-to-launch-phuket-chiang-mai-flights-oct-16/

 

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Rising drug use in Phuket questions policy

 

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MP Niphan Sirithorn (3rd from left) is greeted on arriving at Phuket Provincial Hall by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew (2nd from right). Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Rising drug use across Phuket has led to increased drug arrests over the past year, Niphan Sirithorn, chairman of the House of Representatives Anti-Money Laundering and Narcotics Commission, was told during his visit to Phuket yesterday (Sept 30).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233758-rising-drug-use-in-phuket-questions-policy/

 

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Thailand’s vaccine ambition

 

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CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan

 

October 1, 2021: The Prayut government hopes to vaccinate 50% of the population by the end of this month, and achieve even higher percentages in selective areas.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233759-thailand’s-vaccine-ambition/

 

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First batch of Moderna vaccine expected to arrive in Thailand in November

 

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The first lot of the Moderna mRNA vaccine is expected to arrive in Thailand in November, according to a statement issued by ZP Therapeutics Company, a unit of Zuellig Pharma, the importer of Moderna vaccine in Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233760-first-batch-of-moderna-vaccine-expected-to-arrive-in-thailand-in-november/

 

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Lifting of some COVID restrictions takes effect Friday, more people travel

 

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Today (Friday) is the first on which many businesses in Thailand’s 29 COVID-19 “dark red” provinces have seen some restrictions eased, as the situation improves.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233761-lifting-of-some-covid-restrictions-takes-effect-friday-more-people-travel/

 

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Thailand’s Busarakham Field Hospital Closes Door as Number of New Patients Decline

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The country’s largest field hospital in Nonthaburi Province closed its doors on Thursday after a decline in new daily caseloads.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233763-thailand’s-busarakham-field-hospital-closes-door-as-number-of-new-patients-decline/

 

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Communities Along Chao Phraya River Alerted for Flooding

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), communities along the Chao Phraya River should brace for flooding from today until next Tuesday. Nine provinces in the central region have also been alerted after the Pasak Jolasid Dam sped up water discharges.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233764-communities-along-chao-phraya-river-alerted-for-flooding/

 

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Thailand’s Govt to Introduce Measures for SMEs to Retain Their Workers

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government is to roll out more assistance measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) retain workers and create new jobs, with a budget of 46.9 billion baht to be allocated.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233765-thailand’s-govt-to-introduce-measures-for-smes-to-retain-their-workers/

 

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