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Expansion of Benjakitti Forest Park To Be Completed in February Next Year

By Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Bangkok’s largest forest park in Klong Toey is scheduled to be opened early next year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241226-expansion-of-benjakitti-forest-park-to-be-completed-in-february-next-year/

 

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Kayakers take to the klong to promote tourism, collect litter amid BMA's clean up campaign

 

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There was a time when no one in their right mind would risk falling into a Bangkok klong.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241228-kayakers-take-to-the-klong-to-promote-tourism-collect-litter-amid-bmas-clean-up-campaign/

 

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French "threat to security" faces deportation after criticism of Thai government - he has Thai wife and children in kingdom

 

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Well known critic of the Thai government Yan Marchal, a Frenchman, said at the weekend that he was effectively denied entry to Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241230-french-threat-to-security-faces-deportation-after-criticism-of-thai-government-he-has-thai-wife-and-children-in-kingdom/

 

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Measures discussed to help Thailand’s struggling entertainment sector

 

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Employees wait for customers outside a bar along the Soi Cowboy touristic street after the reopening of bars as restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease are eased in Bangkok on July 1, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

 

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin is scheduled to meet with representatives of musicians, artists, pubs and bars today (Monday), to discuss their problems and ways to ease their suffering, since entertainment venues closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241244-measures-discussed-to-help-thailand’s-struggling-entertainment-sector/

 

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No Omicron Cases In Thailand

By Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Public Health Ministry urged members of the public to stay calm amidst fears of the Omicron variant having been found in many countries, saying that travelers recently arriving from Africa have not been cleared of quarantine.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241245-no-omicron-cases-in-thailand/

 

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Pfizer, Moderna Vaccination Attracts Crowds to Bang Sue Grand Station

 

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BANGKOK, Nov 29 (TNA) – People flocked into the Bang Sue Grand Station to receive COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna after free jabs of the vaccines were offered free of charge from Nov 26.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241259-pfizer-moderna-vaccination-attracts-crowds-to-bang-sue-grand-station/

 

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New Phuket OrBorTor chiefs elected

 

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Manoch Punchalad celebrates his election as the new Chief of Cherng Talay OrBorTor.

 

PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Election Commission of Thailand has announced the informal results confirming the new elected officials to serve as Chiefs of six Tambon Administration Organisations (OrBorTor) in Phuket following the elections held yesterday (Nov 28).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241261-new-phuket-orbortor-chiefs-elected/

 

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Eateries in Bangkok can serve alcohol until 11pm from December 1

 

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Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued an announcement today (Monday), further easing restrictions on eateries in the capital, by allowing them to serve alcohol to customers up to 11pm from December 1st.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241283-eateries-in-bangkok-can-serve-alcohol-until-11pm-from-december-1/

 

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Thai doctors confirm no ‘Omicron’ strain detected yet but say it is highly transmissible

 

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There has been no detection of the new COVID-19 Omicron mutation in Thailand yet, but experts say it spreads faster and more easily than the Beta and Delta strains, while symptoms can be quite mild, such as anosmia, and most antigen tests are able to detect infections, according to experts.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241245-no-omicron-cases-in-thailand/?do=findComment&comment=17013784

 

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Phuket gets green light for New Year celebrations to be an all-nighter

 

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The notice issued yesterday announcing the reprieve on alcohol sales from 11pm Dec 31 to 6am Jan 1. Image: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The sale of alcohol will be allowed across Phuket through the night of New Year’s Eve, following a new provincial order issued over the weekend.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241285-phuket-gets-green-light-for-new-year-celebrations-to-be-an-all-nighter/

 

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Si Racha warns people who visited Loy Krathong festivals in relation to Chonburi confirmed Covid -19 cases

 

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The Chonburi Public Health Office today (November 29th) has released a warning to inform people who went to Loy Krathong festivals in Si Racha to monitor their health.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241286-si-racha-warns-people-who-visited-loy-krathong-festivals-in-relation-to-chonburi-confirmed-covid-19-cases/

 

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Thai PM orders officials to monitor all developments related to Omicron variant

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Prime Minister has ordered related agencies to be on high alert for the detection of any COVID-19 cases related to the new Omicron variant of concern.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241288-thai-pm-orders-officials-to-monitor-all-developments-related-to-omicron-variant/

 

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Vaccine still very much pivotal despite Omicron threats: Dr. Yong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A Thai virology expert says vaccination is still essential in the fight against the Covid pandemic, adding that the new Omicron variant seems to be causing less severe symptoms among both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241289-vaccine-still-very-much-pivotal-despite-omicron-threats-dr-yong/

 

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Group calls on central bank to remedy the problem of insurance sales pressure on bank staff

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Stories of a former bank employee being forced to sell insurance packages and resigning because of the pressure have circulated in the media. A network of bank workers’ unions has submitted a letter to the Bank of Thailand (BOT) calling for the problem of sales pressure at banks to be addressed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241290-group-calls-on-central-bank-to-remedy-the-problem-of-insurance-sales-pressure-on-bank-staff/

 

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U.S. investors interested in Thailand: PM

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister said businesses based in the United States are still interested in investing in Thailand, following his meeting with U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, saying there are no issues with relations between both countries.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241291-us-investors-interested-in-thailand-pm/

 

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Finance Ministry expects 4.5% economic growth next year

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Finance is now projecting an economic rebound to 4.5% growth next year, with government investments serving as key drivers. The Minister of Finance says the government will focus more on inclusive growth next year, with no sectors left behind.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241292-finance-ministry-expects-45-economic-growth-next-year/

 

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Health ministry confirms RT-PCR test can detect Omicron variant

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - People have expressed concerns about whether the RT-PCR test method for the virus that causes COVID-19 is able to detect the recently-surfaced Omicron variant of the virus. Public health authorities have now confirmed that the RT-PCR method is capable of detecting the new variant and the method is still in use globally.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241295-health-ministry-confirms-rt-pcr-test-can-detect-omicron-variant/

 

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Thailand hopes to gain better status on 2022 Trafficking in Persons report

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government has emphasized its commitment to solving human trafficking issues within the country, as well as identifying and protecting trafficking victims. Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has set a target for Thailand to be listed on the Tier 2 list on the U.S. Trafficking in Persons report next year.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241296-thailand-hopes-to-gain-better-status-on-2022-trafficking-in-persons-report/

 

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Transport ministry asserts Hua Lamphong Station will not be demolished

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Concerns and criticisms have arisen over the commercial development of spaces at Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, and a public forum is set to be held to collect people’s inputs about the potential operation of trains in inner Bangkok.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1241297-transport-ministry-asserts-hua-lamphong-station-will-not-be-demolished/

 

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