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Thailand’s regional strategies revealed at the ASEAN-US summit

 

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Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, participates in the US-ASEAN Special Summit at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2022. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-cha, speaking at the special ASEAN-US summit, revealed Thailand’s regional strategies, which will promote peace and resilience in the post-pandemic era.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259714-thailand’s-regional-strategies-revealed-at-the-asean-us-summit/

 

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Thai Foreign Minister to visit Saudi Arabia to cement bilateral cooperation

 

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Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai / Photo from Facebook Page Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

 

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has been assigned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to visit Saudi Arabia to follow-up on cooperation in all areas between Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259717-thai-foreign-minister-to-visit-saudi-arabia-to-cement-bilateral-cooperation/

 

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Safety at a price: Why compulsory car seat use is controversial in Thailand

 

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For decades now, Thai parents have been letting their children ride in cars without a car seat, and sometimes even without a belt. The practice – which also applies to school buses – is so prevalent that people fail to realize the danger involved.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259719-safety-at-a-price-why-compulsory-car-seat-use-is-controversial-in-thailand/

 

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More reporters suspended over coverage of alleged sexual harassment by senior monk

 

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Two more broadcast reporters were suspended and one online influencer has been fired as the backlash over the apparently “staged” video, featuring a supposed sex abuse victim of an ailing senior monk in Yasothon province, intensifies.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259720-more-reporters-suspended-over-coverage-of-alleged-sexual-harassment-by-senior-monk/

 

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New Chao Phraya Bridge Scheduled to Open in 2023

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) has provided updates on the construction of the Chao Phraya River’s widest cable-stayed bridge, which is scheduled to open in 2023.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259722-new-chao-phraya-bridge-scheduled-to-open-in-2023/

 

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Romanian tourist falls to death from Na Mueang waterfall while taking photos in Koh Samui yesterday afternoon

By Adam Judd

 

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Surat Thani – A 23-year-old Romanian tourist fell to her death from a cliff at the Na Mueang waterfall on Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Saturday afternoon, May 14th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259725-romanian-tourist-falls-to-death-from-na-mueang-waterfall-while-taking-photos-in-koh-samui-yesterday-afternoon/

 

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At least 6,000 tourists to join the upcoming Full Moon Party on Pha-Ngan Island in Surat Thani, say tourism operators

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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PHOTO: Post Today

 

Surat Thani – It is expected that at least 6,000 tourists will join the next Full Moon Party on Pha-Ngan Island in Surat Thani province on May 16th, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259726-at-least-6000-tourists-to-join-the-upcoming-full-moon-party-on-pha-ngan-island-in-surat-thani-say-tourism-operators/

 

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Durian-mangosteen pairing benefits health, research finds

 

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Summertime in Thailand can be torture in the heat, but it is also the best time of year to tuck into the abundance of local fruit, particularly durian, which is dubbed the ‘King of Fruit’. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259727-durian-mangosteen-pairing-benefits-health-research-finds/

 

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EV charging station in Cha Am makes it even easier for drivers to recharge their cars

By Jonathan Fairfield

 

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An EV charging station in Cha Am is making it even easier for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to recharge their cars.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259728-ev-charging-station-in-cha-am-makes-it-even-easier-for-drivers-to-recharge-their-cars/

 

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Thai Marine Department accelerates “Bang Saray Model” study to potentially boost domestic tourism in Chonburi with a port, beach expansion

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Chonburi – The Thai Marine Department has accelerated the study of the “Bang Saray Model” in the Sattahip district to potentially boost domestic tourism after Covid-19 hardships.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259729-marine-dept-accelerates-“bang-saray-model”-study-to-potentially-boost-domestic-tourism-in-chonburi-with-a-port-beach-expansion/

 

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GPS made me do it! Divers called to "miracle" escape in southern river - lottery today!

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: GPS believed

 

Daily News began the week in familiar fashion with a story about a "miracle" escape from a car that plunged into  a river in southern Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259745-gps-made-me-do-it-divers-called-to-miracle-escape-in-southern-river-lottery-today/

 

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Som Tam seller shoots creditor in his shop who came to call in a debt owed by his wife

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Creditor shot

 

Sattahip police and rescue services were called to the Tam Saderd Som Tam shop in Sukhumvit Soi 50 (Phairoj) after a fatal shooting.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259746-som-tam-seller-shoots-creditor-in-his-shop-who-came-to-call-in-a-debt-owed-by-his-wife/

 

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Teen gets washing powder instead of a phone after ordering online - always open your package

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Ordered a phone....got washing powder

 

A 15 year old girl went to the Pattaya police after a package arrived she had been waiting for.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259747-teen-gets-washing-powder-instead-of-a-phone-after-ordering-online-always-open-your-package/

 

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As schools prepare to reopen, what toll has COVID taken on Thailand’s children?

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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Schools in Thailand will open their doors for the first time in more than two years on May 17, as the pandemic recedes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259753-as-schools-prepare-to-reopen-what-toll-has-covid-taken-on-thailand’s-children/

 

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Ex-cop handcuffs wife in jealous rage - shoots mother in law dead then turns gun on himself - wife critical

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Mae Ramad police in the north western Thai province of Tak were called after two people were shot dead and a woman was gravely injured, reported Thai Rath.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259754-ex-cop-handcuffs-wife-in-jealous-rage-shoots-mother-in-law-dead-then-turns-gun-on-himself-wife-critical/

 

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Help on the way for twelve year old conned into buying iPhone on 20 baht a day repayment terms by teen

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported on the case of a 12 year old who was conned into buying an iPhone online.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259755-help-on-the-way-for-twelve-year-old-conned-into-buying-iphone-on-20-baht-a-day-repayment-terms-by-teen/

 

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Hotel refuses to accept responsibility after man's wife with prawn allergy nearly dies from buffet

 

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Image: Sanook

 

A husband went on Facebook to explain what happened when he went with his wife to eat at a hotel buffet in Thong Lo, Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259758-hotel-refuses-to-accept-responsibility-after-mans-wife-with-prawn-allergy-nearly-dies-from-buffet/

 

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Pattaya: two injured as van demolishes wall at downtown gas station

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Muang Pattaya police and Sawang Boriboon rescue services were called to a gas station near the bridge leading to Route 7 on Sukhumvit Road yesterday evening.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259762-pattaya-two-injured-as-van-demolishes-wall-at-downtown-gas-station/

 

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Pattaya: Rescue services called as Honda CRV bursts into flames in parking lot - driver baffled

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Naew Na reported on an incident in the parking lot of the Outlet Mall in Pattaya when a car burst into flames yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259766-pattaya-rescue-services-called-as-honda-crv-bursts-into-flames-in-parking-lot-driver-baffled/

 

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Lottery fever: Now a pineapple that looks like a Buddhist leaf suggests the winning number

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Naew Na hotfooted it to a pineapple plantation in Muang district of Phayao after reports of a weird Jam Pathong variety growing there.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259767-lottery-fever-now-a-pineapple-that-looks-like-a-buddhist-leaf-suggests-the-winning-number/

 

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