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Tourism Authority of Thailand strengthens presence in the Middle East market

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is strengthening Thailand’s presence as the preferred tourist destination among Middle East travelers to drive interest in returning to Thailand in the post-COVID-19 situation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259920-tourism-authority-of-thailand-strengthens-presence-in-the-middle-east-market/

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British man allegedly assaulted with a dumbbell by unidentified foreigner at Pattaya gym following verbal argument over gym equipment

By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand - A 46-year-old British man was allegedly assaulted with a small dumbbell at a Pattaya area gym following an argument with an unidentified foreigner regarding the usage of gym equipment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259929-british-man-allegedly-assaulted-with-a-dumbbell-by-unidentified-foreigner-at-pattaya-gym-following-verbal-argument-over-gym-equipment/

 

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26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

by Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

 

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Police escort the main suspect in the murder of 70-year-old Tee Sae Phu in the Tha Yang district of Phetchaburi this week, her 26-year-old granddaughter in law Chantima Wongwatkee as they pursue legal proceedings against her for murdering her elderly relative at the victim’s home on Wednesday 11th May last.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259930-26-year-old-murders-her-grandmother-after-being-confronted-with-bank-theft-charges-by-her-relative/

 

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Anutin: Ministers at odds over use of banned chemicals paraquat and chlorpyrifos

 

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Thai Rath reported that Thailand's health minister Anutin Charnvirakul has put the brakes on moves by the industry minister to reintroduce the banned chemicals paraquat and chlorpyrifos.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259949-anutin-ministers-at-odds-over-use-of-banned-chemicals-paraquat-and-chlorpyrifos/

 

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Pattaya: Fears of a repeat of 2013 ferry tragedy - not enough life jackets for tourists

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Fears of a repeat (accident)

 

Daily News reported that safety regulations on the Pattaya to Koh Lan ferry were being flouted.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259951-pattaya-fears-of-a-repeat-of-2013-ferry-tragedy-not-enough-life-jackets-for-tourists/

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Pawn Hub! Father fails to sell washing machine to help pay for son's education

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: I'd like to pawn this

 

Daily News went to a government pawn shop run by the municipality in Sisaket in Thailand's north east.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259954-pawn-hub-father-fails-to-sell-washing-machine-to-help-pay-for-sons-education/

 

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MiB and food delivery rider steal 2.5 million baht of gold jewelry from Ayuthaya store in brazen robbery

 

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Daily News reported on what they called a brazen robbery at a gold shop in the Rojana branch of Tesco Lotus in Bang Pa-in, Ayuthaya yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259956-mib-and-food-delivery-rider-steal-25-million-baht-of-gold-jewelry-from-ayuthaya-store-in-brazen-robbery/

 

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NE woman disappears after trader mistakenly transfers nearly 300K into wrong bank account

 

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A story coming from the north east of Thailand brings into the question the subject of honesty among not just Thai people but anyone who has a bank account. 

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259958-ne-woman-disappears-after-trader-mistakenly-transfers-nearly-300k-into-wrong-bank-account/

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Video: 3-2-1 gone! Big house collapses into a heap amid north Thailand flooding - owner films it

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: The moment a house collapses

 

Sanook had video of the collapse of a large house in Lampang, northern Thailand where there has been severe flooding. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259960-video-3-2-1-gone-big-house-collapses-into-a-heap-amid-north-thailand-flooding-owner-films-it/

 

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Woman allegedly shoots three bullets, all missing, at her male business partner over business dispute in Sri Racha

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Sri Racha —  A woman allegedly opened fire on her male business partner with three shots fired from a firearm over a business dispute in Sri Racha this week. Fortunately, all three shots missed.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259962-woman-allegedly-shoots-three-bullets-all-missing-at-her-male-business-partner-over-business-dispute-in-sri-racha/

 

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Driver blames under-construction road after his truck carrying insecticides overturns in Sri Racha

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Sri Racha –  A driver blamed an under-construction road after his truck that was carrying insecticides overturned and spilled in Sri Racha yesterday morning, May 17th, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259963-driver-blames-under-construction-road-after-his-truck-carrying-insecticides-overturns-in-sri-racha/

 

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Ronaldo expected in Bangkok - organizers repairing the grass!

 

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Organizers preparing for the arrival of English Premiership giants Manchester United and Liverpool said that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would play in the Bangkok Century Cup 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259964-ronaldo-expected-in-bangkok-organizers-repairing-the-grass/

 

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Prolific “Dale Earnhardt” graffiti artist caught on camera spraying metal shutter door in Pattaya 

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Pattaya- An unidentified foreign graffiti artist, known for his prolific Dale Earnhardt graffiti seen across the city, was caught on CCTV footage while he was spraying a business shutter’s door in Pattaya early yesterday morning (May 17th).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259966-prolific-“dale-earnhardt”-graffiti-artist-caught-on-camera-spraying-metal-shutter-door-in-pattaya/

 

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Ten arrested at raid of online gambling operation in Bangkok

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Gambling website raided!

 

Daily News reported on a raid by Thailand's "Cyber Cops" at a detached house in Soi Phetchaburi 18, Bangkapi, Huay Khwang district in Bangkok. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259967-ten-arrested-at-raid-of-online-gambling-operation-in-bangkok/

 

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Reminder: Elections in Pattaya will see alcohol sales bans this upcoming weekend

By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand - The first mayor elections in Pattaya in almost a decade will take place this Sunday, May 22nd, in Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259968-reminder-elections-in-pattaya-will-see-alcohol-sales-bans-this-upcoming-weekend/

 

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Chiang Rai to Reopen Its Border Checkpoints with Laos on May 18

 

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CHIANG RAI, May 18 (TNA) – The governor of the northern province discussed with Lao authorities preparation for the reopening of four border checkpoints with Laos on May 18.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259969-chiang-rai-to-reopen-its-border-checkpoints-with-laos-on-may-18/

 

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Natural phenomena: Tourists wowed by rainbow as buffalos graze - there's "Sea of Fog" too

 

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Daily News Thai Cap: Natural Wonder

 

Daily News waxed lyrical in a report from the Khao Phaeng Maa area of Wang Nam Khiaw in Nakhon Ratchasima province, the gateway to the country's Isaan or NE region.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259970-natural-phenomena-tourists-wowed-by-rainbow-as-buffalos-graze-theres-sea-of-fog-too/

 

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Top prosecutor in Red Bull heir hit and run case dismissed from service

 

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Former deputy attorney-general Nate Naksuk

 

The Public Prosecution Service Commission decided to dismiss former deputy attorney-general Nate Naksuk today (Wednesday), after finding him guilty of negligence in the performance of his duty in the handling of the high-profile hit and run case in which a Red Bull heir, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, is implicated.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259986-top-prosecutor-in-red-bull-heir-hit-and-run-case-dismissed-from-service/

 

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Economic Outlook Still Positive Despite Planning Agency Downgrade

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Finance has indicated that Thailand’s economic outlook for 2022 remains positive despite the state planning agency recently downgrading its growth forecast.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259987-economic-outlook-still-positive-despite-planning-agency-downgrade/

 

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Thai Reps Discuss Aviation Revival at Changi Aviation Summit 2022

 

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SINGAPORE (NNT) - Thailand’s representatives have met with delegates from other ASEAN bloc members and international aviation organizations to discuss strategies for reviving the severely battered aviation sector.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259988-thai-reps-discuss-aviation-revival-at-changi-aviation-summit-2022/

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