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Chadchart set to win Bangkok gubernatorial election in landslide

 

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With just over a million votes counted since the Bangkok local election polls closed at 5pm Sunday, Chadchart Sittipunt, an independent candidate, is looking likely to win the gubernatorial election by a landslide.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260379-chadchart-set-to-win-bangkok-gubernatorial-election-in-landslide/

 

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2 policemen transferred for allegedly assaulting 3 youths in Nakhon Pathom

 

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Two police officers in Nakhon Pathom province were transferred to “inactive posts” Friday at the operations centre of Nakhon Pathom provincial police office, pending an investigation into an incident in which they are accused of assaulting three youths.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260380-2-policemen-transferred-for-allegedly-assaulting-3-youths-in-nakhon-pathom/

 

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Vets investigate death of Bryde’s whale found in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian

 

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A team of veterinarians from Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources was sent to a mangrove forest in Bang Khun Thian district yesterday (Saturday), to investigate the remains of a 10-metre Bryde’s whale.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260381-vets-investigate-death-of-bryde’s-whale-found-in-bangkok’s-bang-khun-thian/

 

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Poramase “Beer” Ngampiches looks set to be next Pattaya mayor after unofficial results have come in

By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand-  Poramase “Beer” Ngampiches looks set to be the next Pattaya mayor after unofficial, preliminary results with 98% of precincts reporting show him with a solid lead over his three opponents.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260383-poramase-“beer”-ngampiches-looks-set-to-be-next-pattaya-mayor-after-unofficial-results-have-come-in/

 

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37-year-old suspect who allegedly assaulted Russian tourist in Pattaya released by police due to lack of victim’s testimony

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Nong Prue sub-district, Bang Lamung, Chonburi — Police released a prime 37-year-old male suspect in a brutal assault on a Russian female tourist yesterday because the victim could not provide positive testimony.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260385-37-year-old-suspect-who-allegedly-assaulted-russian-tourist-in-pattaya-released-by-police-due-to-lack-of-victim’s-testimony/

 

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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to establish operation center to monitor spread of Monkeypox in the Kingdom

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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National – The Ministry of Public Health is planning to establish an operation center to monitor the import and the spread of Monkeypox in the Kingdom.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260386-thailand’s-public-health-ministry-to-establish-operation-center-to-monitor-spread-of-monkeypox-in-the-kingdom/

 

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Thailand to Join Talks on U.S.-led Trade Pact

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is set to join talks on a multilateral trade agreement proposed by the United States, known as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260388-thailand-to-join-talks-on-us-led-trade-pact/

 

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Economic Growth Expected Amid Inflation Crisis

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s economy is expected to continue growing amid the inflation crisis, as authorities reaffirm their commitment to addressing all existing challenges.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260389-economic-growth-expected-amid-inflation-crisis/

 

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Thailand Praised for Leading Role in Regional Health Development

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has praised Thailand’s leading role in South-South Cooperation and expressed its readiness to collaborate as the kingdom transitions into an aged society.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260390-thailand-praised-for-leading-role-in-regional-health-development/

 

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Surin Hospital Introduces New Linear Accelerator for Cancer Treatment

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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SURIN (NNT) - Surin Hospital has become the first hospital in Thailand and the Asia Pacific to invest in Harmony technology, as it introduces a new medical linear accelerator (LINAC) for cancer treatment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260391-surin-hospital-introduces-new-linear-accelerator-for-cancer-treatment/

 

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Phuket introduces island’s largest leisure and entertainment destination “Andamanda Phuket” yesterday

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Phuket – “Andamanda Phuket” Waterpark official launched its opening on Saturday, May 21st, as the island’s largest leisure and entertainment destination.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260393-phuket-introduces-island’s largest-leisure-and-entertainment-destination-“andamanda-phuket”-yesterday/

 

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Brazen shooting of Grab rider in southern Thailand - patrons at coffee shop scatter in fear

 

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Police in Trang in southern Thailand said that jealousy was the motive behind a brazen shooting at a coffee van parked at the entrance to Chinta Walking Street market yesterday, reported Thai Rath.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260408-brazen-shooting-of-grab-rider-in-southern-thailand-patrons-at-coffee-shop-scatter-in-fear/ 

 

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Five gang members in custody after 2.5 million baht gold shop robbery at Tesco Lotus Bang Pa-in

 

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Region 1 police and officers of the Bang Pa-in constabulary in Ayuthaya announced the arrest of five people in connection with a 2.5 million baht armed gold shop robbery at the Yaowarat Asia gold shop in Tesco Lotus (Rojana) last Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260409-five-gang-members-in-custody-after-25-million-baht-gold-shop-robbery-at-tesco-lotus-bang-pa-in/

 

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Husband and wife yaba dealers make huge profits - drug bought on Line for 2 baht, sold for up to 100!

 

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Daily News reported on the arrest of a married couple in Lamphun in northern Thailand by Division 2 of the Region 5 police. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260412-husband-and-wife-yaba-dealers-make-huge-profits-drug-bought-on-line-for-2-baht-sold-for-up-to-100/

 

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Road Rage: Food delivery rider threatened with a two foot long knife - films encounter after beating

 

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A 34 second clip posted to Yak Dang Diaw Jat Hai Return Part 3 showed an altercation between a food delivery motorcyclist and a pick-up driver, reported Siam Rath.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260417-road-rage-food-delivery-rider-threatened-with-a-two-foot-long-knife-films-encounter-after-beating/

 

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Foreign investment in Thailand up to 36 billion baht in first four months of 2022

 

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Deputy government spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek cited Commerce ministry figures for investment by foreign firms mostly in the tech sector.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260422-foreign-investment-in-thailand-up-to-36-billion-baht-in-first-four-months-of-2022/

 

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Staggering victory that requires careful reading

 

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Chatchard Sittipunt’s stunning landslide may have hidden scrambled messages voters in the capital delivered on Sunday in the Bangkok gubernatorial election, but arguably the real nightmare for the shaken powers-that-be was in the outcome of the city assembly votes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260423-staggering-victory-that-requires-careful-reading/

 

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Parents with two year old boy on motorcycle tank come off at bridge in Chonburi - GPS blamed

 

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77kaoded reported on an accident at a bridge in Bang Bo, Chonburi when a family on a GPX Demon 200R came off their bike. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260424-parents-with-two-year-old-boy-on-motorcycle-tank-come-off-at-bridge-in-chonburi-gps-blamed/

 

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Big School Drop-Out Rate Post-Covid

By Editor

 

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The reopening of schools in Thailand last week revealed a huge number of children missing from class.  “We estimate that up to 120,000 children have left school during Covid-19 and are unable to continue their education after lockdowns were lifted due to family problems and other factors,” said Education Minister Trinuch Thienthong.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260425-big-school-drop-out-rate-post-covid/

 

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Folks pop out to Big C and return to their house on fire - it's completely burnt to the ground - short circuit blamed

 

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A 60 year old man called Sunthorn told 77kaoded that he and his wife and a younger relative had just popped out to a Mini Big C store last night in Samut Prakan. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260426-folks-pop-out-to-big-c-and-return-to-their-house-on-fire-its-completely-burnt-to-the-ground-short-circuit-blamed/

 

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