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Pattaya Police to crackdown on suspected prostitutes on Pattaya beach

 

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Photo credit: Pattaya Message

 

Pattaya Police began what they called a crackdown on suspected prostitutes on Pattaya beach early this morning just after Midnight (November 25th).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240816-pattaya-police-to-crackdown-on-suspected-prostitutes-on-pattaya-beach/

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Tourism ministry to improve tourism businesses’ adaptability while retaining Thai identity

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The tourism sector is starting to show signs of a gradual recovery, owing to the reopening of the country to international tourists on November 1. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports views the development positively, as tourism revenue is important for the dissipation of income into localities. Thailand will now need to keep its sight set on restoring the tourism industry into a primary driver of its economy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240824-tourism-ministry-to-improve-tourism-businesses’-adaptability-while-retaining-thai-identity/

 

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    Phuket police deny ‘robbing’ foreigners, defend traffic checks

     

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    The photo that accompanied the post that accused police of ‘destroying tourism’ and ‘robbing’ foreigners. Photo: via Phuket Provincial Police

     

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have defended their officers standing in front of a restaurant in Patong after a post online accused police of “destroying tourism” and quoting foreign tourists as being “robbed”.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240737-police-will-face-trouble-if-caught-taking-bribes-tourists-stopped-by-traffic-cops-in-phuket-creates-stir/?do=findComment&comment=17004746

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    Thailand signs ฿500m deal to buy 50,000 courses of Molnupiravir COVID-19 medication

     

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    Thailand’s Medical Services Department signed a 500-million baht deal with MSD (Thailand) today (Thursday) to buy 50,000 courses of Merck’s Molnupiravir (Lagevrio) oral anti-viral medication for the treatment of COVID-19 infections.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240875-thailand-signs-฿500m-deal-to-buy-50000-courses-of-molnupiravir-covid-19-medication/

     

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    COVID-19: Thailand reports 6,559 new coronavirus cases, 64 deaths, 6,875 recoveries

     

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    Thailand on Friday (November 26) reported 6,559 new COVID-19 cases, 6,875 recoveries and 64 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240888-covid-19-thailand-reports 6559-new-coronavirus cases-64-deaths-6875 recoveries/

     

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    Thailand set to ease entry requirements

     

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    Thailand's health minister Anutin Charnvirakul and key Covid-19 figure Dr Opas Kankavinpong made positive noises yesterday for Thailand's continued reopening after meetings and ahead of today's CCSA main committee meeting.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240890-thailand-set-to-ease-entry-requirements/

     

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    Phuket to host APEC-ISOM meeting

    By Tanakorn Sangiam

     

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    PHUKET (NNT) - An informal senior officials’ meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be taking place next week in Phuket. The island province is now making preparation to welcome participating officials while encouraging villagers to be good hosts.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240895-phuket-to-host-apec-isom-meeting/

     

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    Phuket marks 128 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 128 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 25) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 17,202.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240900-phuket-marks-128-new-covid-cases-two-more-deaths/

     

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    CIMB foresees continued growth for Thai economy

    By Namo Vananupong

     

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    BANGKOK (NNT) - Ongoing efforts to stimulate the Thai economy, especially the reopening of the country to international tourists, have prompted the research house of CIMB Thai Bank to raise its growth projection for the Thai economy to 1.1% for 2021 and 3.8% for 2022.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240903-cimb-foresees-continued-growth-for-thai-economy/

     

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    Massive overnight fire destroys warehouse for the second time in Si Racha

    By Goong Nang(GN)

     

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    Si Racha – A massive fire overnight has destroyed a huge warehouse for the second time in only two months in Si Racha.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240909-massive-overnight-fire-destroys-warehouse-for-the-second-time-in-si-racha/

     

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    Commerce Ministry encouraging businesses to take advantage of FTAs

    By Namo Vananupong

     

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    BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand currently observes 14 Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with 18 countries, with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) being its latest FTA and scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2022. The Ministry of Commerce is now encouraging businesses to take advantage of the FTAs, and is looking to hold online business matching between Thai producers of processed food and agricultural goods and Chinese importers.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240914-commerce-ministry-encouraging-businesses-to-take-advantage-of-ftas/

     

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    Thai authorities indicate they have leads after huge 6 billion baht heroin haul intercepted in Taiwan

     

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    Daily News reported on the fallout from the interception of a huge haul of heroin that was among the largest discoveries of the drug in Taiwan's history.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240916-thai-authorities-indicate-they-have-leads-after-huge-6-billion-baht-heroin-haul-intercepted-in-taiwan/

     

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    Phuket judges put domestic violence back on the agenda

    By The Phuket News

     

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    Chief judges from the Phuket Juvenile and Family Court held an event to raise awareness of domestic violence yesterday (Nov 25). The Photo: PR Phuket

     

    PHUKET: Cases of domestic violence against women and children are rising at the Phuket Juvenile and Family Court, one the court’s Chief Justice’s confirmed yesterday at an event held to raise awraeness of the dire issue.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240920-phuket-judges-put-domestic-violence-back-on-the-agenda/

     

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    110th anniversary of first train to arrive at Hua Hin Railway Station

    By Paul Andrews

     

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    110 years of train travel in Hua Hin was celebrated on Thursday (Nov 25) with a merit making ceremony held at Hua Hin Railway Station.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240922-110th-anniversary-of-first-train-to-arrive-at-hua-hin-railway-station/

     

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    Safe and sound but scared of bullying: Two boys missing from reform school are alive - but very hungry!

     

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    Authorities in Lopburi have found two boys who ran away from Ratchaprachanukro 33 school on Sunday. 

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240924-safe-and-sound-but-scared-of-bullying-two-boys-missing-from-reform-school-are-alive-but-very-hungry/

     

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    Red Bull heir ‘Boss’ hiding in Austria: report

     

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    Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya who is wanted over a hit and run that resulted in the death of a policeman in Bangkok is hiding out in Austra, it has been claimed.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240926-red-bull-heir-‘boss’-hiding-in-austria-report/

     

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    Photographer arrested for alleged sexual assault of beauty pageant contestants

     

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    A Thai photographer, accused of sexually harassing and even raping a number of beauty pageant contestants, was arrested on Friday, less than a day after three of the victims filed a police report, with one of them alleging rape.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240927-photographer-arrested-for-alleged-sexual-assault-of-beauty-pageant-contestants/

     

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    Marine Dept eyes large cruise ship terminals on Andaman coast

    By The Phuket News

     

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    PHUKET: The Marine Department will hire a consultant to research the viability of building ship terminals for large cruise liners along the Andaman coast.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240945-marine-dept-eyes-large-cruise-ship-terminals-on-andaman-coast/

     

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    DSI Phuket conference ramps up anti-human trafficking efforts

     

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    The major anti-human trafficking conference is being held in Phuket. Photo: PR Phuket

     

    PHUKET: Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Director-General Traiyarit Temhiwong yesterday (Nov 25) led a major conference in Phuket aimed at ramping up efforts to combat human trafficking into the country.

     

    Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1240946-dsi-phuket-conference-ramps-up-anti-human-trafficking-efforts/

     

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