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Thai monks' livestream mixes Buddhism and jokes but not all are laughing

 

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A phone screen is seen as Buddhist monks Phra Maha Sompong Talaputto and Phra Maha Paiwan Warawanno host a chat show during a Facebook live, at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Arthon Pookasook

 

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panu Wongcha-um

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two Buddhist monks in Thailand have become social media stars with Facebook livestreams that combine traditional teachings with non-traditional jokes and giggles. Some of the country's religious conservatives, however, are not so amused.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235295-thai-monks-livestream-mixes-buddhism-and-jokes-but-not-all-are-laughing/

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Gov’t banks in shopping malls to extend opening hours

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Four government-owned banks will be extending the opening hours to 5 p.m. at shopping mall branches from Friday onwards, following the relaxation of COVID-19 control measures.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235298-gov’t-banks-in-shopping-malls-to-extend-opening-hours/

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Travellers from three border provinces to Songkhla face tighter controls

 

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Checkpoints have been set up on main roads linking Thailand’s Songkhla province with Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat for the random screening of people coming from the three southern border provinces, in an escalated attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235331-travellers-from-three-border-provinces-to-songkhla-face-tighter-controls/

 

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Senior doctor stresses need for measures in parallel with opening Thailand to foreign travellers

 

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Three measures must be in place when reopening Thailand to foreign travellers, scheduled for November 1st, says Professor Dr. Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University yestoday (Wednesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235314-senior-doctor-stresses-need-for-measures-in-parallel-with-opening-thailand-to-foreign-travellers/

 

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FOCUS: Thailand cautious over reopening to tourists from November

By Chananthorn Kamjan and Petchanet Pratruangkrai, KYODO NEWS

 

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BANGKOK - Thailand is gearing up to reopen the country from November even as its high COVID-19 rate poses a dilemma for the government, which seeks to control the pandemic while mitigating its impact on the tourism-reliant economy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235334-focus-thailand-cautious-over-reopening-to-tourists-from-novemberv/

 

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New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Scenes from the arrest of 37-year old Robert A. in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Saturday the 2nd October after he, earlier that week, brutally raped a 45-year-old masseuse in Khon Kaen and attacked a 12-year-old girl on the side of the road. 

 

The newly installed immigration police chief wants to create a climate of fear against foreign criminals who are waiting for the opportunity to use Thailand as a base for their operations once inward tourism resumes into the country on a wider scale when the COVID-19 crisis ends.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235336-new-immigration-bureau-boss-signals-new-orders-so-police-can-easily-track-down-foreign-suspects-in-thailand/
 

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PM can't wait any longer: 27 countries could be granted no quarantine access to Thailand

 

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Daily News reported that nationals of up to 27 countries could be allowed to enter Thailand without having to quarantine.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235345-pm-cant-wait-any-longer-27-countries-could-be-granted-no-quarantine-access-to-thailand/

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Back to school at last? Ed minister says students, teachers and parents are "94% ready" to go back

 

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Thailand's minister of education Trinuch Thienthong said teachers, students and parents were 94% ready for On-Site learning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235358-back-to-school-at-last-ed-minister-says-students-teachers-and-parents-are-94-ready-to-go-back/

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Domestic travel: Thais are saddled with debt and nearly half have no plans to go anywhere in 4th Quarter

 

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A survey jointly carried out in August and September by Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the National Tourism Council indicated that many Thais are so saddled by debt and lowered salaries that they have no plans to go anywhere in the fourth quarter. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235362-domestic-travel-thais-are-saddled-with-debt-and-nearly-half-have-no-plans-to-go-anywhere-in-4th-quarter/

 

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Bangkok to start vaccinating early years secondary students imminently

 

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INN quoted a Bangkok Metropolitan Authority official as saying that vaccination of children in the early years of secondary education would commence soon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235363-bangkok-to-start-vaccinating-early-years-secondary-students-imminently/

 

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Phuket marks 156 new COVID cases, two more deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 156 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 12) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 13,309.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235372-phuket-marks-156-new-covid-cases-two-more-deaths/

 

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Intoxicated man allegedly sets fire to his own home, destroys neighbor’s house in Chonburi

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Chonburi – An intoxicated man allegedly burnt down his own house this week in Chonburi and in the process also destroyed his neighbors home, with whom he had reportedly been having a public feud for some time. The suspect has denied the allegations and claims the entire incident was an accident and has counter-alleged that his neighbors assaulted him following the fire.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235373-intoxicated-man-allegedly-sets-fire-to-his-own-home-destroys-neighbor’s-house-in-chonburi/

 

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Huge crowds at Chonburi mall as former footballer taken on gold shop robbery reenactment

 

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Large crowds of shoppers with mobile phones jostled for a vantage point as a 25 year old former university footballer was taken on a gold shop robbery reenactment at a Chonburi mall.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235375-huge-crowds-at-chonburi-mall-as-former-footballer-taken-on-gold-shop-robbery-reenactment/

 

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Hua Hin: Chatchai Market to remain closed until next Monday

 

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Hua Hin's mayor Noppaporn Wutthikul along with local and health officials visited the well known old Chatchai market in the downtown area after it was ordered shut from Monday to Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235380-hua-hin-chatchai-market-to-remain-closed-until-next-monday/

 

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Kompasu reaching Vietnam; very heavy rain forecast for Northeast and East

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - tropical storm has brought forth strong winds while a monsoon trough is causing very heavy rain in the upper Northeast and the East. People in risk areas are urged to beware of associated hazards.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235381-kompasu-reaching-vietnam-very-heavy-rain-forecast-for-northeast-and-east/

 

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Thai economy bottomed out in Q3 -central bank minutes

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's central bank is seen at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's economy bottomed out in the third quarter of this year and will continue to recover though uncertainty remains high, showed minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235382-thai-economy-bottomed-out-in-q3-central-bank-minutes/

 

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Myanmar driver dies, Thai driver seriously injured in Banglamung motorbike crash

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – A Myanmar driver has been pronounced dead at the scene while a Thai driver has sustained serious injuries after their two motorbikes collided earlier this week in Banglamung.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235388-myanmar-driver-dies-thai-driver-seriously-injured-in-banglamung-motorbike-crash/

 

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WHO approves Siam Bioscience’s AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Siam Bioscience Company Limited, a Thai company, as a qualified production site for AstraZeneca vaccine and added the company to its Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235394-who-approves-siam-bioscience’s-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-emergency-use/

 

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