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Thailand announces reopening rules for tourism reboot

 

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File photo:REUTERS

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand announced rules on Friday for its quarantine-free reopening to visitors from 45 countries, in an effort to revive an economy struggling to recover from the collapse of its vital tourism sector.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236482-thailand-announces-reopening-rules-for-tourism-reboot/

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More private schools in Thailand to close due to pandemic related cashflow problems

 

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About 70 private schools in Thailand have closed down during the past nine months, due to the impacts of COVID-19,and about 100 more are expected to follow suit, including 10 which have already notified the Office of the Private Education Promotion Commission about their decision to close.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236452-more-private-schools-in-thailand-to-close-due-to-pandemic-related-cashflow-problems/

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Electric authority staffer seriously injured after he crashes his pickup truck into a Chonburi power pole

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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PHOTO: Trai Kunnatam Rescue Team

 

Chonburi – An electric authority staffer has sustained serious injuries after he crashed his pickup truck into a power pole in Mueang Chonburi Wednesday night (October 20th) during curfew time.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236512-electric-authority-staffer-seriously-injured-after-he-crashes-his-pickup-truck-into-a-chonburi-power-pole/

 

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Wanted foreigner and his Thai girlfriend arrested in Pattaya area after allegedly transferring illegal drugs overseas

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – A wanted foreigner and his Thai girlfriend were arrested in the Pattaya area on Tuesday of this week (October 19th) after allegedly being involved in transferring illegal drugs overseas, according to a report from Thai law enforcement.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236513-wanted-foreigner-and-his-thai-girlfriend-arrested-in-pattaya-area-after-allegedly-transferring-illegal-drugs-overseas/

 

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US, Thailand Mull Crossborder Myanmar Aid Delivery Plan

The presence of an established humanitarian presence makes the Thai-Myanmar border a logical conduit for aid.

By Sebastian Strangio

 

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The Doi Chang Muub Army Base on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Credit: Flickr/John Berns

 

The United States and Thailand are considering jointly providing humanitarian aid to Myanmar via the country’s border with Thailand, the Thai foreign ministry said Wednesday. The plan emerged from a two-day visit to Bangkok by U.S. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet earlier this week, during which he met with the Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and other senior officials and discussed the post-coup crisis in Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236514-us-thailand-mull-crossborder-myanmar-aid-delivery-plan/

 

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Will Pheu Thai’s shiny new image win it an ‘overwhelming’ victory?

By Thai PBS World’s Political Desk

 

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Pheu Thai party at a press conference on October 19, 2021.

 

Thailand’s main opposition party is undergoing a rebrand as it bids to return to power after seven years – five years under the post-coup junta and two years of this elected government.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236520-will-pheu-thai’s-shiny-new-image-win-it-an-‘overwhelming’-victory/

 

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Thailand Pass starts Nov 1, refunds on COE bookings allowed

By The Phuket News

 

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The Thailand Pass website will launch on Nov 1. Screenshot: Thailand Pass / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

PHUKET: The ‘Thailand Pass’ system that will replace the Certificates of Entry (COE) required to enter Thailand will open for registration from Nov 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236521-thailand-pass-starts-nov-1-refunds-on-coe-bookings-allowed/

 

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Phuket marks 118 new COVID cases, six more 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 118 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 22) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 14,561.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236528-phuket-marks-118-new-covid-cases-six-more-deaths/

 

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Thai roads are deathtraps to motorcyclists, says campaigner: Spend 15 billion a year to save 7,500 lives

 

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A leading Thai engineer and campaigner for road safety has said that three out of four Thai roads are not fit for motorcyclists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236529-thai-roads-are-deathtraps-to-motorcyclists-says-campaigner-spend-15-billion-a-year-to-save-7500-lives/

 

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Russell Crowe in Thailand: Now Oscar winner meets his "Thai Police Hero" who "starred" in viral video

 

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Kapook reported that Hollywood superstar and Oscar winner who is filming in Thailand at the moment has met his new hero.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236533-russell-crowe-in-thailand-now-oscar-winner-meets-his-thai-police-hero-who-starred-in-viral-video/

 

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Health Ministry to roll out booster jabs for Sinopharm recipients next month

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health is considering the rollout of booster jabs for people vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine, while the vaccination panel has approved the second Pfizer jabs for teenage boys as heart inflammation risk remains low.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236541-health-ministry-to-roll-out-booster-jabs-for-sinopharm-recipients-next-month/

 

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Calls for Thailand to slash tax on child car seats in bid to boost road safety

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Naew Na reported on comments made by Chart Thai Pattana MP Nikorn Jamnong at a meeting at the Amari Don Muang to adress the carnage on the roads among the 10-18 year old age group.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236545-calls-for-thailand-to-slash-tax-on-child-car-seats-in-bid-to-boost-road-safety/

 

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Govt warns against SMSs seeking information for “phase 4” of Co-pay program

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Criminal groups have taken advantage of the government’s recent announcement of an additional batch of stipend under the Co-pay half-price scheme to convince people to divulge their personal information. The government is asserting that it is not collecting information at the moment and urges people not to provide their information to these groups.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236546-govt-warns-against-smss-seeking-information-for-“phase-4”-of-co-pay-program/

 

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Thai police including Big Joke announce arrests of human smuggling gang and suspect in death of Rohingyas

 

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Well known Thai policeman Lt-Gen Surachate Hakpan or Big Joke joined with human welfare police, marine cops and counterparts in Malaysia to anounce several arrests in two high profile cases, reported Daily News.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236548-thai-police-including-big-joke-announce-arrests-of-human-smuggling-gang-and-suspect-in-death-of-rohingyas/

 

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Automobile production figures and sales improve significantly

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Improved prospects have been observed for the automotive industry, which plays a significant role in driving Thailand’s economy. Production and sales figures have improved for cars as well as motorcycles.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236553-automobile-production-figures-and-sales-improve-significantly/

 

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Hostage drama at hotel: Police use taser after old man is seized

 

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A Thai man grabbed an old man as a hostage at a Charoen Krung area hotel in Bang Rak, Bangkok. The situation was eventually resolved as 191 police used a taser.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236554-hostage-drama-at-hotel-police-use-taser-after-old-man-is-seized/

 

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Tragic old deaf man fashions "electric chair" and kills himself in Bangkok house

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Sanook reported on the tragic death of a 64 year old man called Manit at rented accommodation in Soi Suksawat 58 in the Ratburana police jurisdiction in the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236557-tragic-old-deaf-man-fashions-electric-chair-and-kills-himself-in-bangkok-house/

 

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