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Kanchanaburi murder latest: Funeral held for deceased Brit, crowdfunding appeal started for attempted murder victim

 

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A crowd funding appeal has been started for the British man who survived last week's attack by a 22 year old man wielding a sickle, reports ASEAN NOW.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248399-kanchanaburi-murder-latest-funeral-held-for-deceased-brit-crowdfunding-appeal-started-for-attempted-murder-victim/

 

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More vessels deployed to prevent oil slick from reaching beaches

 

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Ten additional vessels have been deployed in a major clean-up operation in the seas off Rayong following an oil leak late Tuesday, while fishing boats are laying booms to prevent the oil from reaching the beaches and the Moo Koh Samet-Khao Laem Ya national park, where it would harm coral reefs and marine species.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248357-more-vessels-deployed-to-prevent-oil-slick-from-reaching-beaches/

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Thai schools advised to suspend group activities to prevent COVID-19 infections

 

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Schools nationwide have been told to suspend all group activities after clusters of infections, among students and teachers, have been found in schools in 11 provinces, including a boarding school for female students in Ratchaburi where more than 300 of the 576 students and teachers tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248401-thai-schools-advised-to-suspend-group-activities-to-prevent-covid-19-infections/

 

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Thai Revenue Department says no withholding tax on trade in cryptocurrencies

 

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 19, 2021 this illustration photograph shows a physical banknote and coin imitations of the Bitcoin crypto currency, in Istanbul. – Bitcoin slid below $40,000 on January 10, 2022, falling to its lowest level since the end of September as the world’s leading cryptocurrency showed no end to its volatility. Bitcoin dropped to $39,663.18, having soared to a record high of over $66,000 in October. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

 

The Revenue Department has agreed to do away with the proposed 15% withholding tax, which was to be imposed on digital asset trades, and to allow losses to be deducted from income earned in the same year by exchange operators under the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said Revenue Department Director-General Ekniti Nitithanprapas today.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248402-thai-revenue-department-says-no-withholding-tax-on-trade-in-cryptocurrencies/

 

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Commerce Ministry pushes Thai digital content to the world

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce has announced a plan to promote Thailand’s digital content through workshops and campaigns, aiming to better promote Thai culture and soft powers.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248403-commerce-ministry-pushes-thai-digital-content-to-the-world/

 

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Elderly foreign expat dies while getting a massage at a massage shop in Pattaya

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – An elderly foreign expat died at a massage shop in Banglamung late this afternoon in the middle of a massage(January 28th).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248404-elderly-foreign-expat-dies-while-getting-a-massage-at-a-massage-shop-in-pattaya/

 

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74-year-old man seriously injured after being hit by a motorbike while crossing the road under a pedestrian bridge in Chonburi

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Chonburi – A 74-year-old man was seriously injured after being hit by a motorbike while crossing a road under a pedestrian bridge in the Mueang Chonburi district earlier this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248406-74-year-old-man-seriously-injured-after-being-hit-by-a-motorbike-while-crossing-the-road-under-a-pedestrian-bridge-in-chonburi/

 

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How a local running group has helped build friendships among expats and Thais in Hua Hin

By Jonathan Fairfield

 

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Sport can help bring people together and for members of a group in Hua Hin, walking and running has been a route to being more active and meeting new people

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248407-how-a-local-running-group-has-helped-build-friendships-among-expats-and-thais-in-hua-hin/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 8,618 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths, 8,358 recoveries

 

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Thailand on Saturday (January 29) reported 8,618 new COVID-19 cases, 8,358 recoveries and 19 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248410-covid-19-thailand-reports-8618-new-coronavirus-cases-19-deaths-8358-recoveries/

 

 

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Animal Army announces second recent confirmed case of rabies in a stray dog in Banglamung

By Adam Judd

 

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The following is an alert from the Animal Army Facebook page on social media. Their opinions and statements are entirely their own.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248412-animal-army-announces-second-recent-confirmed-case-of-rabies-in-a-stray-dog-in-banglamung/

 

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Will no one in Thailand take responsibility for my sister? Woman in plea after BTS broken leg

 

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An elder sister in Bangkok went on Thai social media to say that no one was taking responsibility for her younger sister's terrible accident on the BTS Sky Walk at Victory Monument. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248414-will-no-one-in-thailand-take-responsibility-for-my-sister-woman-in-plea-after-bts-broken-leg/

 

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New chapter in Thailand-Saudi ties: A happy ending to a bitter saga?

 

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, welcomes Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, at the royal palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)

 

Unresolved cases relating to the murders of Saudi Arabian diplomats, a businessman who went missing, and the theft of a precious blue diamond from a Saudi palace – there was a lot that derailed Thailand-Saudi Arabia diplomatic relations. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248415-new-chapter-in-thailand-saudi-ties-a-happy-ending-to-a-bitter-saga/

 

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Alcohol fueled murder again! Engineer shot and stabbed by drunk for "asking for his wife's phone number"

 

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Alcohol was blamed yet again as a contributing factor in the horrific and senseless murder of a Koh Samui engineer who had just returned home to Hat Yai in the south of Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248416-alcohol-fueled-murder-again-engineer-shot-and-stabbed-by-drunk-for-asking-for-his-wifes-phone-number/

 

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Tiger attack! Buffalo farmer mauled in same area where alleged poachers shot two tigers

 

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A Karen man tending his cows and buffaloes in the west of Thailand was attacked by a tiger yesterday morning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248418-tiger-attack-buffalo-farmer-mauled-in-same-area-where-alleged-poachers-shot-two-tigers/

 

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Cop who killed doctor at zebra crossing was clocked at 108-128 kmph as he overtook van on "Ducati Monster"

 

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Thai Rath reported that the lance corporal who killed a doctor as she crossed a zebra crossing outside a kidney institute hospital in Bangkok last week has additional charges to face. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248420-cop-who-killed-doctor-at-zebra-crossing-was-clocked-at-108-128-kmph-as-he-overtook-van-on-ducati-monster/

 

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Phetchaburi: Police arrest 29 year old man for murder of rival in Kaeng Krachan

 

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Kaeng Krachan police and senior officials served an arrest warrant for murder and weapons offences on Worawut Uambutr, 29, a resident of Wan Jan sub-district.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248422-phetchaburi-police-arrest-29-year-old-man-for-murder-of-rival-in-kaeng-krachan/

 

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Banglamung police raid a total of seven allegedly illegally open entertainment venues in Pattaya early this morning

By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand-Banglamung authorities reported that they raided a total of seven allegedly illegally operating entertainment venues in Pattaya early this morning, January 29th, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248424-banglamung-police-raid-a-total-of-seven-allegedly-illegally-open-entertainment-venues-in-pattaya-early-this-morning/ 

 

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Sriracha son still has hope of finding missing Japanese dad after four years as new hope arrives

 

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Daily News caption: After four years he still has hope of finding (dad)

 

Daily News reported that a man from Sriracha in the east of Thailand still has hopes of finding his missing Japanese father who disappeared on Doi Inthanon mountain four years ago.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248425-sriracha-son-still-has-hope-of-finding-missing-japanese-dad-after-four-years-as-new-hope-arrives/

 

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Government Urges Caution Against COVID-19 During Chinese New Year

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Authorities are urging the Thai-Chinese community to exercise caution while celebrating the Lunar New Year, with families and venues encouraged to strictly follow recommendations from the Ministry of Public Health to prevent COVID-19 transmissions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248427-government-urges-caution-against-covid-19-during-chinese-new-year/

 

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Southeast Asia Insurance Not Yet Authorized to Shut Down: OIC

By Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s insurance business regulator has indicated that approval has not been granted for Southeast Asia Insurance to cease operations and that all existing insurance policies are still valid. The statement was in response to Thai Group Holdings Plc having notified the Stock Exchange of Thailand about discontinuing operations at Southeast Asia Insurance Plc.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248429-southeast-asia-insurance-not-yet-authorized-to-shut-down-oic/

 

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Former "pretty" arrested at Bangkok Starbucks for running "live sex" club on Line for 500 baht a month

 

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Police in the Phrakhanong area of Bangkok conducted a sting after contacting a woman about a modelling engagement.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248430-former-pretty-arrested-at-bangkok-starbucks-for-running-live-sex-club-on-line-for-500-baht-a-month/

 

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Anutin latest: Bigs up nation in making comparisons with USA - comments on "endemic" status in Thailand

 

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Thailand's health minister and DPM has praised Thailand in remarks comparing the kingdom with the Covid-19 situation in the USA.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248432-anutin-latest-bigs-up-nation-in-making-comparisons-with-usa-comments-on-endemic-status-in-thailand/

 

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Zebras, carnage, marijuana and murder - but don’t rush to interpret Thai news!

 

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Rooster’s first reaction to news that “sandboxes” might be set up to cater to tourists (and locals) who want to enjoy recreational marijuana was “Oh Goody”.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1248433-zebras-carnage-marijuana-and-murder-but-don’t-rush-to-interpret-thai-news/

 

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