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Controversial luxury ‘Parliamentary club’ to be converted into office space

 

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House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered all the recreational facilities in the controversial parliament club, with the exception of the gym, to be closed and converted into working space for parliamentary officials, said Democrat party-list MP Issara Sereewatthanawut today (Thursday), following backlash about the appropriateness of such lavish spending of taxpayers’ money.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260832-controversial-luxury-‘parliamentary-club’-to-be-converted-into-office-space/

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Pattaya hotel business leader urges new mayor to fix never-ending roadworks

 

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The leader of the Thai Hotels Association’s eastern chapter urged the new mayor, Poramase “Beer” Ngampiches, to fix what he calls Pattaya’s five most urgent problems to prepare for continual tourists’ return and an expected “high season” this year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260812-pattaya-hotel-business-leader-urges-new-mayor-to-fix-never-ending-roadworks/

 

 

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Bangkok elections a harbinger of Prayut’s downfall?

 

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Chadchart Sittipunt’s landslide victory at last Sunday’s governor election — with more than 1.38 million votes or over 50 percent of all ballots cast — was viewed by many as Bangkok voters’ verdict on the current coalition government and its junta predecessor, which came to power in the 2014 military coup.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260809-bangkok-elections-a-harbinger-of-prayut’s-downfall/

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Coalition partner Democrats blast energy minister for diesel policy

By Erich Parpart

 

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An MP for the ruling coalition blasted the government’s measures to control the local diesel price and called for the energy minister to resign for the rising prices and for postponing the parliament debate session that was scheduled to address the issue on Thursday.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260852-coalition-partner-democrats-blast-energy-minister-for-diesel-policy/

 

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Indians ranked as number one in terms of arriving Pattaya international tourists, says Chonburi Tourism and Sports Authority

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — Indians have replaced the Chinese in terms of the number one arriving Pattaya international tourists, says the Chonburi Tourism and Sports Authority.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260854-indians-ranked-as-number-one-in-terms-of-arriving-pattaya-international-tourists-says-chonburi-tourism-and-sports-authority/

 

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54-year-old truck driver says he was attacked by ten men after a road rage dispute in Chonburi

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Phan Thong District, Chonburi - A 54-year-old male truck driver stated to law enforcement that he was attacked by ten men after a road rage dispute in Chonburi last weekend. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260856-54-year-old-truck-driver-says-he-was-attacked-by-ten-men-after-a-road-rage-dispute-in-chonburi/

 

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Thailand Pass to be used in Monkeypox screening at airports with new RT-PCR test for the disease

by Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

 

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Details of the new screening process at all international airports in Thailand were given on Wednesday by Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, the Head of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry of Public Health.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260800-thailand-closely-monitoring-monkeypox-infections/?do=findComment&comment=17381451

 

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Ambulance and minivan collide at Wichit Intersection in Phuket

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Wichit, Phuket – An ambulance that was carrying an injured person collided with a minivan that was carrying two foreign passengers at an intersection in the Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260858-ambulance-and-minivan-collide-at-wichit-intersection-in-phuket/

 

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CCSA Expects to Announce Covid an Endemic Disease Soon

by Na-ark Rojanasuvan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce the transition of COVID-19 from a pandemic to an endemic sooner than later.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260878-ccsa-expects-to-announce-covid-an-endemic-disease-soon/

 

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Two dead in far south - "lap nai" mentioned yet again as possible cause

 

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Police in Padang Basar, Songkhla in the far south of Thailand mentioned "lap nai" or microsleep as a possible cause of an apparent single vehicle accident that killed a woman and a six year old child.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260880-two-dead-in-far-south-lap-nai-mentioned-yet-again-as-possible-cause/

 

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China, Russia veto U.S. push for more U.N. sanctions on North Korea

 

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China and Russia vetoed on Thursday (May 26) a U.S.-led push to impose more United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile launches, publicly splitting the U.N. Security Council for the first time since it started punishing Pyongyang in 2006.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260881-china-russia-veto-us-push-for-more-un-sanctions-on-north-korea/

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Economic pressures has government mulling end of restrictions

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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Thailand aims to remove remaining Covid restrictions by the beginning of July as economic pressures and inflation pushes forward the government’s timeframe for declaring an end to the pandemic, a senior government advisor said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260883-economic-pressures-has-government-mulling-end-of-restrictions/

 

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Big online betting operation raided in secluded hills of Pak Chong - 18 arrested

 

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Officers of Thailand's crime suppression division raided a luxury resort in the Khanong Phra sub-district of Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima in the north east.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260884-big-online-betting-operation-raided-in-secluded-hills-of-pak-chong-18-arrested/

 

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Giant water monitor taken into custody! Locals cover it in powder to discern lottery numbers

 

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Thai Rath reported that two rescue foundations in Nakhon Sri Thammarat in southern Thailand were called after an old man in a house in Khlang sub-district heard his dog barking at a giant water monitor.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260885-giant-water-monitor-taken-into-custody-locals-cover-it-in-powder-to-discern-lottery-numbers/

 

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Myanmar man survives fall from sixth floor of Bangkok condo

 

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Daily News reported on what they called a "miracle survival" of a 40 year old man from Myanmar who fell from the sixth floor of Ratburana Condo in Soi Pracha-uthit 17.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260890-myanmar-man-survives-fall-from-sixth-floor-of-bangkok-condo/

 

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"Keep wearing masks" says PM as Covid cases in recently opened schools show small increase

 

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Siam Rath reported on comments made by government spokesman Thanakorn Wangbunkhongchana.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260891-keep-wearing-masks-says-pm-as-covid-cases-in-recently-opened-schools-show-small-increase/

 

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Zelensky says Russian action in Donbas is "an obvious policy of genocide"

From CNN's Hira Humayun 

 

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during his evening video message on Thursday May 26. (Office of President of Ukraine)

 

Russia's intensified offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region reflects "an obvious policy of genocide," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260892-zelensky-says-russian-action-in-donbas-is-an-obvious-policy-of-genocide/

 

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Norwegian cruise line cancels all Asia sailings from October 2022 to April 2023

by Jaqueline Deeon 

 

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The cruise line, Norwegian Sun, cancelled all it’s sailings to Asian destinations from 11 October 2022 to 25 April 2023, a news report said earlier this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260894-norwegian-cruise-line-cancels-all-asia-sailings-from-october-2022-to-april-2023/

 

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Mayoral secretary shot in head while family watch TV 

 

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Thai Caption: The moment (a man) was shot in ambush

 

Sanook published a shocking video showing CCTV from an outside area at a house in Moo 7 Nong Nok Khai, Krathum Baen, Samut Sakhon on Wednesday.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260895-mayoral-secretary-shot-in-head-while-family-watch-tv/

 

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Northern factory worker goes to the police after getting a million baht in her account instead of 10K salary

 

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Sanook reported that a factory worker at an industrial estate in Lamphun in the north of Thailand went to the police after getting a shock when checking on a Krung Thai banking app as to whether her monthly salary had been paid.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260902-northern-factory-worker-goes-to-the-police-after-getting-a-million-baht-in-her-account-instead-of-10k-salary/

 

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Man imprisoned for 5 years for urging harm to PM’s twin daughters via tweet

 

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The Criminal Court yesterday (Thursday) sentenced to 5 years, without suspension, a man who was accused of sending a message on Twitter, urging people to sexually assault the twin daughters of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260903-man-imprisoned-for-5-years-for-urging-harm-to-pm’s-twin-daughters-via-tweet/

 

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Oh Grandad! Nonagenarian didn't renew his Thai ID for nearly 40 years - now he has a Smart Card!

 

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77kaoded Thai Caption: Grandad didn't renew his ID for 40 years

 

77kaoded reported on a charming story from Sa Kaeo province about a 95 year old man called Kaew Thongdeenork who hadn't renewed his Thai ID card for nearly 40 years.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260904-oh-grandad-nonagenarian-didnt-renew-his-thai-id-for-nearly-40-years-now-he-has-a-smart-card/

 

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Amazing Thailand: Now people from far and wide pay homage to kilometer marker for lottery numbers

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Numbers revealed

 

Daily News reported that people armed with joss-sticks and flowers and other "divining devices" were coming from far and wide to pay homage to a roadside kilometer marker.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260907-amazing-thailand-now-people-from-far-and-wide-pay-homage-to-kilometer-marker-for-lottery-numbers/

 

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Boy creates QR code to trace missing elderly people with memory problems

 

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A 15-year-old Thai student has created a QR code system for use by elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related memory loss. The system will help their family locate their elder relative if they go missing from home, according to the Facebook page of the Mirror Foundation.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1260923-boy-creates-qr-code-to-trace-missing-elderly-people-with-memory-problems/

 

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