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Thailand’s first Omicron variant death reported in Songkhla province

 

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The health office in the southern province of Songkhla has reported its first fatality from Omicron variant today (Sunday). The patient died at the Hat Yai Hospital on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246933-thailand’s-first-omicron-variant-death-reported-in-songkhla-province/

 

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House panel to clear confusion over the legal status of cannabis in Thailand

 

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The House Public Health Affairs committee has invited representatives of the Royal Thai Police, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), the Ministry of Public Health and relevant agencies for a discussion this Thursday at parliament, to clear up the confusion over whether cannabis is still regarded as an illegal narcotic or is now a herbal drug which can be cultivated legally.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246934-house-panel-to-clear-confusion-over-the-legal-status-of-cannabis-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand’s first ‘virtual’ monk to preach Buddhism to new generation

 

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Thailand’s first self-styled ‘virtual’ monk, Phra Maha AI, aspires to propagate the Lord Buddha’s teachings using easily understandable language and good natured preaching, which is easily accessible to the new-generation of Thais.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246936-thailand’s-first-‘virtual’-monk-to-preach-buddhism-to-new-generation/

 

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Former Thai election commissioner urges litigation over alleged election watchdog incompetence

 

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Former election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn has urged opposition Seri Ruam Thai party to sue Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) over alleged failure in the performance of its duty relating to vote-buying in the Lampang Constituency 4 by-election on June 20th, 2020.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246937-former-thai-election-commissioner-urges-litigation-over-alleged-election-watchdog-incompetence/

 

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Public reminded not to lower their guard as Bangkok field hospitals get busy

 

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Field hospitals in Bangkok admitted 2,611 COVID-infected patients over the first 14 days of the New Year as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha repeated his appeal to the public to comply strictly with universal infection prevention measures, Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Saturday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246938-public-reminded-not-to-lower-their-guard-as-bangkok-field-hospitals-get-busy/

 

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Taxing cryptocurrency trading — an uncharted course

 

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According to tax officials, those who engage in coin mining also will be subject to taxation on the sale of coins. (Photo by Quantitatives.io)

 

The digital assets industry is up in arms over the Revenue Department’s plan to levy tax on capital gains or benefits derived from cryptocurrencies and other digital asset transactions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246939-taxing-cryptocurrency-trading-—-an-uncharted-course/

 

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Swedish man reportedly attacked by two Thai men on Pattaya Beach for no reason

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya-A Swedish man reported to Pattaya police after he was allegedly attacked by two young Thai men in Pattaya January 14th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246940-swedish-man-reportedly-attacked-by-two-thai-men-on-pattaya-beach-for-no-reason/

 

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40-year-old woman injured after crashing her pickup truck into a power pole in Pattaya

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – A 40-year-old woman has sustained several injuries after she crashed her pickup truck into a power pole in Patttaya after midnight January 15th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246941-40-year-old-woman-injured-after-crashing-her-pickup-truck-into-a-power-pole-in-pattaya/

 

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Commerce Ministry to Set Up 3,050 Spots for Selling Affordable Consumer Goods

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - In response to the price appreciation of several consumer staples, such as pork, chicken and eggs, a plan is now underway to establish 3,050 locations at department stores, petrol stations, and community spaces for selling affordable products. The Cabinet will soon be asked to allow the disbursement of 1.4 billion baht from the central budget to fund this endeavor.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246943-commerce-ministry-to-set-up-3050-spots-for-selling-affordable-consumer-goods/

 

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One Billion Baht Compensation Allocated for Victims Who Suffer Side Effects From COVID Vaccination

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - One billion baht in financial compensation has been provided by the National Security Office (NHSO) to people who experienced negative effects after receiving Covid-19 vaccinations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246944-one-billion-baht-compensation-allocated-for-victims-who-suffer-side-effects-from-covid-vaccination/

 

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Over 30 Migrants Arrested in Kanchanaburi Province

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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KANCHANABURI (NNT) - Authorities apprehended 33 migrants for illegal entry near the Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province on Saturday (15 Jan).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246945-over-30-migrants-arrested-in-kanchanaburi-province/

 

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Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok Offers Free Antigen Tests

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is currently offering free COVID-19 tests at several locations across the capital, including at the Southern Bus Terminal in western Bangkok. The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is also again selling affordable antigen test kits (ATKs) as demand increases amid the new Omicron wave.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246949-southern-bus-terminal-in-bangkok-offers-free-antigen-tests/

 

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SSO Provides Booster Jabs Under Section 33 Starting January 17

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Employees covered by Section 33 of the Social Security Act (SSA) can get vaccinated at one of 33 centers established by the Social Security Office (SSO) starting January 17, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246950-sso-provides-booster-jabs-under-section-33-starting-january-17/

 

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The Finance ministry is planning to move the registration date for shopping subsidy “Let’s Go Halves” to Valentine’s Day

 

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The Thai government’s fourth phase of THE co-shopping subsidy called “Let’s Go Halves,” may arrive sooner than planned, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said recently.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246956-the-finance-ministry-is-planning-to-move-the-registration-date-for-shopping-subsidy-“let’s-go-halves”-to-valentine’s-day/

 

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Thailand reports 6,929 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, 5,255 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Monday (January 17) reported 6,929 new COVID-19 cases, 5,255 recoveries and 13 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246967-thailand-reports-6929-new-covid-19-cases-13-deaths-5255-recoveries/

 

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Ladyboy smashes up bank with a machete screaming: "I can't get into my home"

 

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Sanook reported on an incident in the north east of Thailand on Saturday night in which an apparent transgender man armed with a machete smashed up a bank.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246971-ladyboy-smashes-up-bank-with-a-machete-screaming-i-cant-get-into-my-home/

 

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Famous "Look Chup" seller disappears owing millions - creditors line up as Chonburi police investigate

 

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Creditors of a famous seller of the Thai sweet "look chup" (marzipan imitation fruits) are lining up and wanting their money back.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246973-famous-look-chup-seller-disappears-owing-millions-creditors-line-up-as-chonburi-police-investigate/

 

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Big Joke gets tough on illegal fishing - 19 arrests after five illegal boats found in south

 

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Charismatic cop Pol Lt-Gen Surachate Hakpan has said that he is going after illegal fishermen.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246974-big-joke-gets-tough-on-illegal-fishing-19-arrests-after-five-illegal-boats-found-in-south/

 

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Police warn parents about dangers facing their children especially as they are spending so much time online

 

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The spokesman for the Royal Thai Police Pol Maj-Gen Yingyot Thepjamnong issued a five point checklist for parents to mitigate potential damage their children may suffer online.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246976-police-warn-parents-about-dangers-facing-their-children-especially-as-they-are-spending-so-much-time-online/

 

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Prachuap: Eight prisoners who fled prison hospital back in custody within 24 hours

 

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Siam Rath reported that eight prisoners who fled a prison hospital connected to Prachuap Khiri Khan prison in Muang district were captured again within 24 hours.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1246977-prachuap-eight-prisoners-who-fled-prison-hospital-back-in-custody-within-24-hours/

 

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