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Bangkok announces continued closure of entertainment venues

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced Saturday an extension to the closure of entertainment venues, such as pubs, bars, karaoke bars, until further notice.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247756-bangkok-announces-continued-closure-of-entertainment-venues/

 

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Safety tips from the Thai government for Chinese New Year celebrations

 

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The government has offered some advice to Thais of Chinese descent on how to celebrate the Chinese New Year safely amid the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247758-safety-tips-from-the-thai-government-for-chinese-new-year-celebrations/

 

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Thai PM Prayut to visit Saudi Arabia next week

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha begins a visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, to strengthen bilateral relations with one of the Middle East’s most important players, according to a high level source at Government House.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247761-thai-pm-prayut-to-visit-saudi-arabia-next-week/

 

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Growers get ready: confusion over cannabis legalisation is about to clear

 

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While cannabis is no longer listed as an illicit drug under the Narcotics Code, secondary laws and regulations have yet to be amended to reflect its new status. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

 

Despite cannabis being removed from the Narcotics Code last year, there is still confusion over its legal status given that growers and users continue being arrested for cannabis offenses.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247762-growers-get-ready-confusion-over-cannabis-legalisation-is-about-to-clear/

 

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Over 100 elephant traps found near Thailand’s Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary

 

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A complaint was lodged with police in Phu Luang district of the north-eastern province of Loei Saturday, by officials of Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary, against some villagers who allegedly set elephant traps around their farms and a pond.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247763-over-100-elephant-traps-found-near-thailand’s-phu-luang-wildlife-sanctuary/

 

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Operation ordered to contain oil on sunken oil tanker 24 miles from Chumphon estuary

 

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Thailand’s Marine Department has been ordered to coordinate with the Royal Thai Navy to take immediate steps to contain oil spilling from a sunken tanker in the Gulf, before any reaches the shoreline of the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247766-operation-ordered-to-contain-oil-on-sunken-oil-tanker-24-miles-from-chumphon-estuary/

 

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Multiple charges filed against Thai police officer involved in a fatal accident

 

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Multiple charges, including causing death by reckless driving, have been filed by Phaya Thai district police against a non-commissioned police officer who allegedly ran over a pedestrian on a Phaya Thai Road zebra crossing with his “big bike”.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247767-multiple-charges-filed-against-thai-police-officer-involved-in-a-fatal-accident/

 

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Expelled Palang Pracharat MP claims he has nothing to do with Thammanat’s group

 

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Somsak Phankasem, of Nakhon Ratchasima, one of the group of MPs loyal to former Palang Pracharat secretary-general Thammanat Prompao expelled from the ruling party on Thursday, has petitioned party leader General Prawit Wongsuwan seeking a review the decision, claiming that he had nothing to do with the group.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247768-expelled-palang-pracharat-mp-claims-he-has-nothing-to-do-with-thammanat’s-group/

 

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Move Forward party unveils its candidate for Bangkok gubernatorial election

 

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Thailand’s Move Forward party, the reincarnation of the dissolved Future Forward party, has decided to field party-list MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn as its candidate to contest the Bangkok gubernatorial election this year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247769-move-forward-party-unveils-its-candidate-for-bangkok-gubernatorial-election/

 

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Omicron Variant Now Causing COVID Infections in All Provinces of Thailand

By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is now being detected in all provinces of Thailand, with health authorities expecting almost every new coronavirus infection to stem from the new strain by the end of this month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247772-omicron-variant-now-causing-covid-infections-in-all-provinces-of-thailand/ 

 

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Bangkok to Provide Green Transportation Options

By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Bangkok has launched a campaign to reduce air pollution, starting with the downtown Pathum Wan district. City Hall is using cutting-edge technology to help monitor air quality in real time, while providing clean energy transportation options for residents.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247773-bangkok-to-provide-green-transportation-options/

 

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Government Confident in Thailand’s Readiness to Host APEC 2022

By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Authorities have expressed confidence that Thailand is prepared to host this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and thanked all relevant agencies for their assistance in preparing for the upcoming summit.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247774-government-confident-in-thailand’s-readiness-to-host-apec-2022/

 

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Bangkok and Northern Provinces to See Rising PM2.5 Levels

By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Center for Air Pollution Mitigation (CAPM) has warned that Bangkok and many provinces in Northern Thailand will see a rise in fine particulate matter measuring 2.5 microns or less in diameter (PM2.5) next week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247775-bangkok-and-northern-provinces-to-see-rising-pm25-levels/

 

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24-year-old female motorbike rider dies after being run over by a trailer truck in Si Racha

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Si Racha – A young female motorbike driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after being run over by a trailer truck in the Si Racha district over the past weekend.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247777-24-year-old-female-motorbike-rider-dies-after-being-run-over-by-a-trailer-truck-in-si-racha/

 

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Chonburi authorities approve drinking hour extensions at qualified eateries to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Chonburi – Chonburi and another seven tourist pilot provinces have approved the extension of drinking hours at qualified eateries from 9:00 PM. to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday, January 24th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247778-chonburi-authorities-approve-drinking-hour-extensions-at-qualified-eateries-to-1100-pm-effective-this-monday/

 

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Pattaya pub raided at 5:00 A.M. for allegedly breaking Covid -19 rules, 8 Chinese and Thai nationals reportedly tested positive for drugs

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya – Pattaya police raided a pub this morning (January 22nd) for allegedly breaking Covid-19 rules. Eight Chinese and Thai nationals also reportedly tested positive for illegal drugs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247779-pattaya-pub-raided-at-500-am-for-allegedly-breaking-covid-19-rules-8-chinese-and-thai-nationals-reportedly-tested-positive-for-drugs/

 

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If you were advising a retiree, which are the best places to move to in Thailand?

by Mike Bridge

 

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There have been masses of articles written on where expats tend to move across Asia, and certainly, the top spots would include Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and of course Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247783-if-you-were-advising-a-retiree-which-are-the-best-places-to-move-to-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand reports 7,139 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, 8,100 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Monday (January 24) reported 7,139 new COVID-19 cases, 8,100 recoveries and 13 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247788-thailand-reports-7139-new-covid-19-cases-13-deaths-8100-recoveries/

 

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Brit murder in Kanchanaburi: Region 7 chief promises justice will prevail - mental health checks on assailant

 

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Region 7 RTP chief Pol Lt-Gen Thanayut Wuthijarasthamrong updated the press on the murder of a British man and attempted murder of a compatriot at a briefing at the Muang Kanchanaburi police station yesterday afternoon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247790-brit-murder-in-kanchanaburi-region-7-chief-promises-justice-will-prevail-mental-health-checks-on-assailant/

 

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Mukhdahan: Thai man arrested with 24 tons of illegally imported pork

 

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Thai authorities in Mukhdahan in Thailand's north eastern region announce the arrest of a 56 year old man driving a container truck.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247792-mukhdahan thai-man-arrested-with-24-tons-of-illegally-imported-pork/

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Is Thailand facing the risk of stagflation?

By Thai PBS World’s Business Desk   

 

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Research shows most people fear that the inflationary situation will continue for more than a year. (photo by @helloimnik)

 

Amid the rising cost of living and uncertain economic prospects, more people are starting to talk about the risk of stagflation, a scenario marked by high inflation and high unemployment with the stagnation of economic output.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247794-is-thailand-facing-the-risk-of-stagflation/

 

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Lopburi trader in "miracle escape" after pick-up trashes her shop - saved by amulet round her neck

 

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Daily News caption: Miracle escape

 

Daily News reported that a 56 year old female trader in Lopburi remarkable survived with barely a scratch after a pick-up plowed into her stall destroying it and a roadside sala (pavilion) behind.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247799-lopburi-trader-in-miracle-escape-after-pick-up-trashes-her-shop-saved-by-amulet-round-her-neck/ 

 

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Ten shots fired as teens fight outside Ang Thong Hospital - 15 year old hit "for looking at someone"

 

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Police in Ang Thong in central Thailand received a 191 call after reports of a shooting incident outside Ang Thong 3 hospital at the weekend.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247801-ten-shots-fired-as-teens-fight-outside-ang-thong-hospital-15-year-old-hit-for-looking-at-someone/

 

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War on Drugs continues - Thai man arrested in pineapple plantation with 100 kilos of meth

 

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Naew Na reported on the continuing war against narcotics in Thailand, this time in the far north of the kingdom in Chiang Rai.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1247808-war-on-drugs-continues-thai-man-arrested-in-pineapple-plantation-with-100-kilos-of-meth/

 

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