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Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks

by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Deputy Managing Director of Kasikorn Research Centre Nattaporn Triratanasiriku (left) along with her fellow Deputy Managing Director Kewalin Wangphichanasuk (right) gave a presentation on Tuesday in which they reviewed the current state of Thailand’s economy which according to a revised GDP projection from the unit, the research arm of Kasikorn Bank, is now due to grow by 2.9% this year with more robust foreign tourist arrivals and resilient exports leading the way even while the kingdom is suffering from supply chain disruption, inflation and, in the short term, a depreciating baht against the US dollar.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264439-good-news-from-airports-as-arrivals-help-offset-damage-from-inflation-and-supply-chain-blocks/

 

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Expensive “loyalty” dents world’s most popular sport

By Tulsathit Taptim

 

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When Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard visited Thailand many years ago for a friendly game with the Thai national team, he said two things that probably can combine to form the crux of the Pimrypie controversy. Firstly, he remarked that when they landed, he couldn’t wait to see the faces of new Liverpool players who were first-time visitors to the country, because they all would be taken aback and blown away by the craze shown by Thai fans, who were about to make them feel like rock stars.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264440-expensive-“loyalty”-dents-world’s-most-popular-sport/

 

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Phuket plans to build a sky walk in Rawai and a glass terrace at Surin Beach

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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PHOTO: Phuket Info Center

 

Phuket – Phuket is planning to build a sky walk in Rawai and a glass terrace at Surin Beach in Thalang.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264443-phuket-plans-to-build-a-sky-walk-in-rawai-and-a-glass-terrace-at-surin-beach/

 

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Thammanat Tells Prayut To Quit If Any Minister Targeted In Censure Debate Flounders

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, right, and Thai Economic party leader Thammanat Prompao, left. Photo: Workpointtoday.com

 

PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha was suggested yesterday (June 29) to consider stepping down if any individual cabinet members are intensely grilled for their alleged wrongdoings and barely given a yea vote in an approaching censure/no-confidence motion.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264445-thammanat-tells-prayut-to-quit-if-any-minister-targeted-in-censure-debate-flounders/

 

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Khao San Road: Marijuana seller told to get a permit - officials confirm selling weed is legal

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Officials from the Phra Nakorn district office and Chanasongkram Police station were out in Khao San Road yesterday making sure that all traders had the required permits to sell on the street.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264454-khao-san-road-marijuana-seller-told-to-get-a-permit-officials-confirm-selling-weed-is-legal/

 

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Chiang Mai: Foreign tourists everywhere as hopes surge for post pandemic recovery 

 

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Thai Rath sent its reporters to the streets of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand where they reported that there were foreign tourists "walking to and fro" everywhere.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264458-chiang-mai-foreign-tourists-everywhere-as-hopes-surge-for-post-pandemic-recovery/

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"Daruma Sushi" executive's house searched - safe and Porsche taken away as AMLO investigates

 

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Thai Rath reported that 10 officers from the Consumer Protection Division police headed by Pol Maj-Gen Wichai Prasertsang went to the house of Daruma Sushi executive Metha Chalingsuk yesterday in Seri Villa 2, Prawes district of Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264463-daruma-sushi-executives-house-searched-safe-and-porsche-taken-away-as-amlo-investigates/

 

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"Paralytic woman in white" causes mayhem on the road - 10 injured in multiple collision in Korat

 

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Pak Chong police were called to a scene of utter devastation in Nong Saray sub-district on the old Mitraphap Highway in Nakhon Ratchasima, NE Thailand yesterday afternoon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264467-paralytic-woman-in-white-causes-mayhem-on-the-road-10-injured-in-multiple-collision-in-korat/

 

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Surviving members of mass killing appeal to justice ministry - they face homelessness as bank prepares to sell homes

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: No place to live

 

The surviving members of a family in Krabi face homelessness after a bank ordered them to get out of two houses by mid July.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264474-surviving-members-of-mass-killing-appeal-to-justice-ministry-they-face-homelessness-as-bank-prepares-to-sell-homes/

 

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Street vendors come under spotlight of Hua Hin Municipality

By Online Reporter

 

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Vendors trading on the sidewalk outside Hua Hin Wittayalai School next to Market Village have come under the spotlight of the local municipality.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264475-street-vendors-come-under-spotlight-of-hua-hin-municipality/

 

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Tragedy averted as school van with 12 kids aboard plunges into klong north of Bangkok

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Just a seizure not microsleep

 

Members of the public helped twelve boys and girls escape death after their school van was driven into Klong 3 in Pathum Thani, the province north of the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264476-tragedy-averted-as-school-van-with-12-kids-aboard-plunges-into-klong-north-of-bangkok/

 

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Pattaya residents urge tourist police to take action against foreign motorbike racers in Soi Yensabai area

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — The Pattaya News reporters revisited Soi Yensabai yesterday, June 29th, to acquire residents’ comments about a group of foreign motorbike racers causing noise and disturbances in Soi Yensabai on June 28th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264477-pattaya-residents-urge-tourist-police-to-take-action-against-foreign-motorbike-racers-in-soi-yensabai-area/

 

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Administrator of "VK" site arrested for spreading pornographic clips - membership fees approached a million baht 
 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported that TICAC (Thailand Internet Crime Against Children) officers headed by Pol Lt-gen Kornchai Khlaikhleung and local officers in Tak, NW Thailand, arrested a man called Olarn, 29, on a warrant for disseminating child pornography. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264479-administrator-of-vk-site-arrested-for-spreading-pornographic-clips-membership-fees-approached-a-million-baht/

 

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Claims that Thai police let child rapist go for money - family try to lynch suspect at Bang Plee station

 

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Picture: 77kaoded

 

A very murky case of alleged police corruption surrounding a case of the rape of a 15 year old child is playing out in Bang Plee, Samut Prakan, south east of the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264483-claims-that-thai-police-let-child-rapist-go-for-money-family-try-to-lynch-suspect-at-bang-plee-station/

 

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Rescue foundation worker delivers corpse strapped to his back on a motorcycle

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: How lovely!

 

A Facebook post by Daoluck Somrit alerted Daily News to an extraordinary event in the north of Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264484-rescue-foundation-worker-delivers-corpse-strapped-to-his-back-on-a-motorcycle/

 

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Video: Randy ratsnakes could be the answer to the Thai lottery - draw tomorrow

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Snakes making out set to bring luck

 

Daily News had a video taken by tractor driver Wichot, 57, in Kutwai sub-dsitrict of Surin, NE Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264486-video-randy-ratsnakes-could-be-the-answer-to-the-thai-lottery-draw-tomorrow/

 

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19-year-old Australian man falls to his death from hotel in Patong

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Patong – A 19-year-old Australian man fell to his death from a hotel in Patong, landing on the roof of a local resident’s home yesterday (June 29th).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264488-19-year-old-australian-man-falls-to-his-death-from-hotel-in-patong/

 

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Cannabis-infused food and drink products are not for everyone

By Veena Thoopkrajae with additional report by Sukhumaporn Laiyok

 

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Fine Dining dish with a Cannabis leaf. (Photo by Veena Thoopktajae)

 

Anyone can now grow cannabis plants at home following registration with authorities via a mobile app as well as use and sell them in Thailand. The change in the law comes after the country decriminalized cannabis and hemp on June 9, making it the first country in Asia to remove the plant from its narcotics control list.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264489-cannabis-infused-food-and-drink-products-are-not-for-everyone/

 

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