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Russian consul general gives his views on Phuket Sandbox

 

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PHUKET (NNT) - Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong has met with Russian Consul General to Phuket Vladimir V. Sosnov to exchange their views on Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourists under the Phuket Sandbox scheme, and to discuss charter flights from Russia to Phuket.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234704-russian-consul-general-gives-his-views-on-phuket-sandbox/

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Thai Civil Court rejects plea to suspend public gathering restrictions

 

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The Thai Civil Court today (Friday) dismissed a plea for restrictions on public gatherings to be lifted, submitted by Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) and two Ratsadon anti-establishment protesters.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234736-thai-civil-court-rejects-plea-to-suspend-public-gathering-restrictions/

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Udon Thani police searches home of Swiss national who killed armed intruder at his house after mother of slain man claims almost 300,000 baht was missing

By Adam Judd

 

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PHOTO: Sanook

 

Udon Thani, Thailand-  The Udon Thani police raided and searched the home of a Swiss national today who admitted to killing what he called an armed intruder to his home on October 3rd.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234754-udon-thani-police-searches-home-of-swiss-national-who-killed-armed-intruder-at-his-house-after-mother-of-slain-man-claims-almost-300000-baht-was-missing/

 

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Krabi takes delivery of more vaccine doses as it prepares for full reopening

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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KRABI (NNT) - More than 57.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have so far been administered in Thailand. Yesterday (7 Oct.), the Public Health Ministry delivered another 500,000 doses of vaccine to Krabi to support the province-wide reopening to foreign tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234756-krabi-takes-delivery-of-more-vaccine-doses-as-it-prepares-for-full-reopening/

 

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Subsidy campaigns resume for hotel bookings, domestic trips

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 8 October 2021 (NNT) - The government’s promotional campaigns for domestic travels officially resumed today, allowing eligible persons to book their hotel stays and tour packages at a subsidized rate. The government hopes these campaigns will help stimulate domestic travels towards the end of this year alongside the reopening of certain provinces, starting this November.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234757-subsidy-campaigns-resume-for-hotel-bookings-domestic-trips/

 

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PM chairs APEC prep meeting

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 8 October 2021 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has urged all agencies involved in the organizing of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next year to make careful preparations, with health protocols well taken into account.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234758-pm-chairs-apec-prep-meeting/

 

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House speaker ready to accept motion for general debate

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK, 8 October 2021 (NNT) - The House speaker has indicated that opposition MPs’ plan to submit a motion for a general debate without voting is legitimate, although the debate would be limited to the Opposition presenting its views and giving suggestions to the government. Meanwhile, the head of the Democrat Party asserted he held no objections to the Opposition’s motion.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234759-house-speaker-ready-to-accept-motion-for-general-debate/

 

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44-year-old man dies after being run over by train in Chonburi, police believe victim was intoxicated

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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PHOTO: Pu Chonburi / Top News

 

Chonburi – A 44-year-old man has been pronounced dead on a railway in the Phan Thong District after being run over by a train yesterday morning (October 8th).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234768-44-year-old-man-dies-after-being-run-over-by-train-in-chonburi-police-believe-victim-was-intoxicated/

 

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Foreign skimming gang operating in Bangkok and Hua Hin arrested at seaside resort

 

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Immigration police said at a press conference yesterday that they had arrested a skimming gang who were operating in the Sathorn area of Bangkok and in the seaside resort of Hua Hin over the last three months.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234771-foreign-skimming-gang-operating-in-bangkok-and-hua-hin-arrested-at-seaside-resort/

 

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POLL: Should Thailand scrap the quota on foreign condo ownership?

 

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Many have been recently reading that the Thai government has proposed to ease the restrictions with regards to foreigners owning property, and even land, in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234769-poll-should-thailand-scrap-the-quota-on-foreign-condo-ownership/

 

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Phuket marks 161 new COVID cases, no new deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 161 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 8th) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 12,493.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234784-phuket-marks-161-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

 

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Return of nightlife, entertainment boost hope for Phuket tourism

By Chutharat Plerin

 

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PHUKET: Key tourism figures have welcomed the move to allow alcohol to be served and consumed in restaurants across the island, and to allow live music to be performed in venues, saying the easing of the restriction removes one of the barriers preventing tourists from coming to Phuket.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234788-return-of-nightlife-entertainment-boost-hope-for-phuket-tourism/

 

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Parties reveal PM candidates for next general election

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Several political parties have already signaled the names of persons they would be nominating as prime ministerial candidates. While most parties nominate their party leader, the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) announced it was nominating the incumbent prime minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, PM candidate for the next term. The opposition Pheu Thai Party however remained tight-lipped on who it would nominate.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234789-parties-reveal-pm-candidates-for-next-general-election/

 

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Police raid drug party at gay club in Bangkok - place was busted in May but opened again

 

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Police from the Children and Women's Welfare Supervision Division and local Wang Thong Lang officers raided a gay men's club in Ramkhamhaeng Soi 21 late last night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234790-police-raid-drug-party-at-gay-club-in-bangkok-place-was-busted-in-may-but-opened-again/

 

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Nanomaterial researcher wins Outstanding Scientist Award 2021

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A researcher specialized in nanomaterials from Vidyasirimedhi Institute won this year’s Outstanding Scientist Award for his invention on next-generation solar cell technology and lighting for the future. The Outstanding Scientist Award was presented along with the Young Scientist Awards given to winners for their theoretical and practical inventions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234793-nanomaterial-researcher-wins-outstanding-scientist-award-2021/

 

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Man arrested after spate of burglaries from tourists in pool villas near Hua Hin

 

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Hua Hin's chief of police Pol Col Phaitoon Phromkhian announced the arrest of a burglar who had committed several thefts from pool villas at Nitchaphat Resort in the holiday town in September.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234796-man-arrested-after-spate-of-burglaries-from-tourists-in-pool-villas-near-hua-hin/

 

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Thai police warn against posting nudes online - it can lead to all sorts of problems including jail

 

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Thailand's Royal Thai Police spokesman spoke to the nation yesterday about people who take naked still shots of partners or who film themselves and their lovers having sex.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234797-thai-police-warn-against-posting-nudes-online-it-can-lead-to-all-sorts-of-problems-including-jail/

 

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Shortage of cigarettes in Thailand - conflicting reasons but bottom line is new supplies, higher prices Oct 15th

 

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Many smokers in Thailand have been wondering why their favorite brands have disappeared from shelves since the start of this month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234803-shortage-of-cigarettes-in-thailand-conflicting-reasons-but-bottom-line-is-new-supplies-higher-prices-oct-15th/

 

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